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Audio Student; Need Advice for Home Studio Monitors
Old 21st October 2013
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Audio Student; Need Advice for Home Studio Monitors

Hey,

I'm a 2nd year Audio Engineering and Music Production student looking to buy my first pair of quality monitors for my bedroom production space, and need help in choice to suit my needs.

I have been producing EDM and mixing rock/pop music on my Logitech z2300's now (2.1 with sub) and am looking to upgrade to something serious, around the $600 range (total for pair)

The dimensions of my room are 3.5m wide, 4m deep and 3m high.

My current considerations are:
  • 6" KRK Rokit RP6 G3 ($600)
  • 6.5" Yamaha HS7 ($600)
  • 8" Mackie MR8 MKII ($550)
  • 8" Behringer B2031A ($635)


I live in Australia NSW and have so far found the best prices from Turramurra Music and Billy Hyde

I would like some advice, taking into consideration the style/s I'm mixing, my room size, and the fact that I do not necessarily need a sub as I already have my desktop speaker sub for reference.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Old 21st October 2013
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You can listen here how the Rokit and the Yamaha sound next to each other.

https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors

https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors

I would get theese JBL
https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors
(same audio comparative test)
or the 2328p if you can afford them.
Old 22nd October 2013
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Thanks for your input
I'm not too sure what sound is "better" for mixing, but in comparison the krk sounds a little more bassier and muddier. What exactly am I looking for when comparing?
Old 22nd October 2013
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Also I recently asked a music store and they said people would most likely favour Yahama due to their reputation with the classic ns10.

Any further information and advice would be appreciated before I invest in these soon
Old 22nd October 2013
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Originally Posted by mirka View Post
You can listen here how the Rokit and the Yamaha sound next to each other.

https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors

https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors

I would get theese JBL
https://soundcloud.com/sonic-sense-p...tudio-monitors
(same audio comparative test)
or the 2328p if you can afford them.
Best way to judge some monitors !
Old 22nd October 2013
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From your list I would suggest de HS7.Very good for mixing and they really translate.
Old 22nd October 2013
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How accurate is listening to those pre-recorded guides? I mean, I'm listening to that on soundcloud (probably compressed) through my desktop speakers (probably coloured)

So far from what I've gathered I'm really leaning towards the HS7
Old 22nd October 2013
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Originally Posted by FaunKeH View Post
How accurate is listening to those pre-recorded guides? I mean, I'm listening to that on soundcloud (probably compressed) through my desktop speakers (probably coloured)

So far from what I've gathered I'm really leaning towards the HS7
Sound is influenced by the room and the mic while recording and your room and your monitoring during playback. MP3 compression is also not helping.
So it's not accurate at all !

It would make more sense if they recorded it with binaural technique and a flat microphone and if you would listen it thru a monitor emulation and perfect headphones.
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