Behringer MS40 studio monitor speakers

Studio Monitor Speakers for Sound & Music Mixing

In the last little while, I have been testing out studio speakers in sound and music mixing – in industry lingo, such speakers are called “studio monitors”.

I do sound for my movies and I’ve experienced how crucial it is to hear a true reproduction of each sound, instead of what you get on a regular TV / home theater system. Studio monitor speakers do just that – they replicate each sound exactly, without modifying the overall sound (just to make it feel more exciting). So, to make sure you have a well mixed sound, you also have to make sure you have a good pair of speakers.

Over the last two months, I’ve been testing out four pairs of different studio monitors. I am happy to say that all of them sound good and will do the job. Which ones are the best? I think it just comes down to your preference.

My favorite ones are the Behringer MS40

Another great choice are the Mackie CR4 speakers

The other two solid models that I tested are the M-Audio AV 40 and the PreSonus Eris E4.5

If you decide to get any of those speakers, you should also get stands for them. These ones here are good.

3 thoughts on “Studio Monitor Speakers for Sound & Music Mixing”

  1. Dear Tom, i want to buy some monitors mainly for listening to music from my pc, not for recording. I like mackie cr4 and the presonus. Which one of this two will have a deeper bass? Which one do you think is best out of this two? Can you please compare them? Thanks!

    1. Bass is mainly down to the size of the driver ( the bigger the speaker the more air it can move -the bigger the waveform in low frequencies)
      If your listening to music, accuracy may not be the best solution instead I’d be looking at somewhat of a middle ground , bose do fantastic small set ups were you get rich low end and shimmering detail.

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