Focal CMS 50 by mdme_sadie
I've had these monitors now for a little under a year and they've really preformed wonderfully in that time. If you value a very neutral tone that isn't hyped and you're on a mid range home studio budget then it's hard to go wrong with these.
There's precision and definition in the sound across the frequency range and you can listen to them for hours without feeling fatigued which is a significant plus when mixing.
There are two downsides with regards sound quality, the first must be that should you make use of the phono inputs for whatever reason you will encounter some amplifier hiss that you wouldn't otherwise, it's not annoyingly loud, but it is there. So it goes without saying, stick to the XLR connections if you value noise floor.
The second is that while the response is very neutral this being the smaller speaker cone if you're into more bass heavy production and want to really feel it on playback then you may wish to add a sub bass woofer, or go for the more expensive bigger brothers the CMS 60's.
For the size these have a lot of poke too, so be careful of your ears as always when using monitor.
In terms of features, setup and ease of use they're as simple as you'd expect. Once you've decided where to place your speakers you have a number of controls on the back to adjust the speaker's response curves to compensate for being placed in proximity to the wall, on a resonant surface such as a desk and so on via the Hi-Pass, High shelving, Low shelving and Desk controls (adjusted with a screwdriver on the back). Apart from that it's just plug in, switch on and enjoy. Each unit is powered with it's separate volume control dial and standby/power button and light inconspicuously on the front.
How worthwhile these are depends very much on you and your budget. If you're starting out and just need a set of monitors for your home studio then these are very likely overkill. If you're serious about practicing mixing, are graduating from your first studio monitors, desire a compact setup, are working in a small master room or just love the sound of Focals then these are great.