Studio Monitors are definitely a “core” piece of equipment if you want to get really good mix. you want to buy once to use them for a long period of time. No matter what your budget is, saving a bit of money never hurts. So I thought i’d make this article, to give you an idea, and explore some good option you have .
I did a research and i found some low budget studio monitors that have a nice reputation and many music producers uses. Obviously, the more money you allow to spend, the better the quality can be. But sometime, when you are looking to a certain price range, the price doesn’t mean good quality. So, if you compare a pair of studio monitors with some others that have the same price range, also if the price is low they both have the exact same quality.
Since everybody is living a different financial life, i thought to research the best 3 low budget studio monitors following a Low, Mid and High price range principal. In this way you can really give yourself a budget knowing the best “low price for good quality” studio monitors you can find around.
THE BEST 3 LOW BUDGET STUDIO MONITORS
Starting from a low budget for studio monitors, around $200, these studio monitors are the best you can find. The reviews for this low budget studio monitors are quite amazing, rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, you can’t go wrong for their price.
4.5 inch Kevlar low frequency transducer
1 inch (25mm) ultra low mass silk dome high frequency transducer
50 watt Class AB amplification (25w/side)
Acoustic tuning controls for Midrange, HF, High Pass , and Acoustic Space settings for accurate mixing contour
RF interference output current limiting, over temperature, transient, and subsonic protection
100 dB maximum continuous SPL, 70 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response
Continuing my research, sticking at a mid price range, around $400, the best you can find are these Yamaha HS5. I think these are the best low budget studio monitors ever! I saw the reviews and they are rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, as well. These monitors are excellent for their price range.
2-Way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5″ cone woofer and 1″ dome tweeter
54Hz-30kHz frequency response
45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 70W power amplification
Room Control and High TRIM response controls
XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals
And last, I think these beautiful low budget studio monitors, are the most relevant for an higher price range and they cost around 500$. KRK Studio Monitors have been the professionals choice of recording engineers and artists for mixing and mastering hit records around the globe, as they need to hear every nuance of the audio being reproduced. KRK ROKIT Generation 3 monitors thanks to its design and built philosophy. Very versatile, they can fit any musical style, genre, or particular mixing needs.
This Bundle contains: (2) KRK RP8G3-NA Rokit 8 Generation 3 Powered Studio Monitor.
Bi-amped, class A/B amplifier offering large headroom and low distortion
Proprietary waveguide optimized for superior imaging
1 Soft-dome tweeter provides pristine clarity and extended response up to 35kHz
High-frequency adjustment tailors the system to personal taste