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ESI Near05 or Behringer Truth B2030A

Discussion in 'Recording' started by FniNe, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. FniNe

    FniNe Guest


    I'm looking for studio monitors, but my bugdet is not too high. I was checking the Near 05 and Truth B2030A, but I'm not sure about what would be better for that price.

    I'd really appreciate your help, comments, advices, etc...

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Ive heard (only for a short period) the nEar and I liked them. The behringers I find difficult.

  3. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    I've heard good about the nEAR 05's, but never heard them myself. Although Behringer is a much hated company, I ended up taking home a couple of their B2030A's above Tapco S5, M-Audio BX5, Alesis M1 and Yamaha MSP6 because I found them more powerful, linear and comfortable to listen to. The quality you get pretty much equals what you pay for, so I believe it comes down to preference - and that's not something you can ask others about.

    I have good experience with my Behringer monitors, and I've heard awesome mixes done on them. But test the monitors in your music store - bring some CDs you know well, preferably also some classical music in order to spot any peaks (like hyped top, boomy bottom, etc), and make your choice!
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I had a chance to briefly hear the Behringers against my Tannoys the other day and I can say the Behringers do not sound anything like the Genelecs they are a knock off of .... in comparison to my Tannoy System 12 DMT's, I thought the Behringers were "wooly" sounding.
  5. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    We're also in an entirely different price range there, so it's not really a fair comparasion. If I'm not entirely wrong I think Behringer also had Mackie in mind when designing their Truth monitors - or perhaps some clever combination? Don't know, all I can tell is they don't sound like the Genelec 1031s.

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