FOSTEX PM 0.4 (MK I) by LauKeiding
While a pair of Fostex' PM 0.4 active nearfield monitors might not necessarily be your final and last monitor purchase, chances are that a pair of those will stick with you for a long time, especially if you are just getting started with production, recording or mixing.
The price basically says is all, these aren't crème de la crème of nearfields monitors, but once you realise that, you also realise that these monitors give good value for your money. The sound is of course essential when you talk about good value concerning monitors, but these monitors being entry level do not offer detailed reproduction of the entire midrange spectrum, neutral top-end or a well-extended low-end, which are some of the commonly sought after qualities of studio monitors.
What you get with the PM 0.4 is a pair of monitors that sounds good enough. Good enough, and with a sufficient amount of detail, to allow you to do a decent sounding mix.
And that makes them ideal for basically anyone who's eager to get cracking with their DAW but is on a budget.