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A good pair of 5" monitors in 500$?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Jonnyboy, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

    So im getting pretty tired of my bx5-a's, im not too satisfied by them.
    my room is a 3x3 meters cube, with walls that are not too strong (they start shaking if I pump the volume\bass too much)
    so 5" would be more than enough, I have 500$ to invest in these.
    I would like to buy from musiciansfriend but if you have something that isn't there to suggest me, feel free to do so!
    I am going to use my monitors for mixing, monitoring, recording and pretty much everything you do in a studio.
    I was thinking about the KRK Rokit Powered 5" Generation 3 or the JBL LSR305 5"
    what do you think about these? what do you suggest?
    thanks alot!
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    If your room is bad sounding, then no monitor, regardless of price or quality, is going to help you out.

    I haven't used ether of the NF's you mentioned, but both companies have a track record of building good monitors.

    Although, again, if your room is in bad shape acoustically, you're wasting your money.
  3. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

    my room is in great shape acoustically, I have brought a pro acoustic engineer and my panels are of extreamly high quality - in volumes not too high.
    as I said, if I pump the bass\volume TOO much, the walls will start shaking, but in lower (but decent) volumes my room sounds great.
    I just came across the Equator D5 the Yamaha HS5 and the ADAM F5, how are they compared to the other ones I've mentioned?
  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Yammys or alesis monitor one mk 2, some people like krks, I don't, too harsh for me.. I've heard the Adam a5 s and their mid forward lik everyone says. Better for tracking vocals than mixing with those, if u ask me. Never heard of equator I'd stay away.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    the Equators are getting excellent reviews .... i am thinking of getting a pair myself ...
    kmetal likes this.
  6. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

    I bought the the JBL, couldn't be happier
    thanks everyone!

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