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