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July 22, 2009

Cheap Studio Monitors

I have been putting off buying studio monitors for way too long. Instead of using some real studio monitors, I've been using headphones when mixing and recording. Not so smart. It is tiring for the ears with headphones, and it doesn't sound the same as through monitors.

So, what studio monitors to get? There are a lot of options out there, and depending on your budget, you can spend thousands or under a hundred on decent, good or professional monitors. I did some research that I am sharing with you today. Some are cheap, some cost a fair bit, but as always, you get what you pay for. A higher end studio monitor is necessary for those who want really good sound for mixing, recording, etc.

What is the difference between powered and unpowered monitors?

A "powered" monitor is one that is self-powered, or has its amplification built into the speaker cabinet thereby relieving you of purchasing an amplifier separately. An "unpowered" monitor is not self-powered which necessitates purchasing a power amplifier, which would mean more hassle.

Whatever your budget is, you need to find a set of monitors you can trust. Here is a selection of good and price-worthy studio monitors.

I have selected some of the best monitors you can find at this price point.

                       

                       

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on July 22, 2009


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Ray said...

Thank you Robert! I need
studio monitors but I have been putting it off. I just don't like the pre purchasing research. It couldn't have come at a better time!

Comment added on October 29, 2012

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