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JBL 305p or Presonus e3.5
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JBL 305p or Presonus e3.5

Okay, so long story short, I own a Roland ds88 synthesizer/keyboard and I'm hunting for the perfect pair of studio monitors to match it. I recently bought 1 mackie mr524 but I ended up returning it since it had a crackling sound in the low register. The mackie, directly connected to the synth, had a very weak volume and it seems like my synth doesn't like +30db gain in the settings. So now i'm searching for a pair of monitors which have high volume adjustments and a price tag under 300 bucks for the pair.

I bought the synth for 500 bucks used and some have recommended the presonus e3.5s but the jbl 305p mark 2s seems like a good alternative too. I plan to mount the monitors 5cm from the wall over the synth so maybe a front ported monitor would be better? There is the presonus e5s. Or maybe the krk rp5g4s but those are a bit over my price range.

I'm eager to start using my synth but there's so many different monitors, I can't choose. What would you recommend? Should I go with the e3.5s and have some money left for a usb mixer?
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Old 6 days ago
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I quite like the interface of the presonus e4.5s, and they've got good reviews, will probably go for them. But are they overkill? The e3.5s are 100 bucks cheaper and as I will play the piano for the most part, the bass might not be needed?
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