This question has been asked numerous time. I am sure about that. But there it goes…
I am on a very tight budget and I want to buy (at least) an semi-decent monitor set. The maximum amount I can spend is an hard-fixed € 275 and that’s it. I wont be able to spend any more (or to save up for any more in the forseeable future).
I have taken my room size in account, and determined that I need an 5" to max 6" woofer, but nothing more. An 8" is absolutely overkill. I know there is a lively discussion about the size of the woofers, but this is my choice.
The most music I will make is electronic synth (style Tangerine dream etc.) and vocal, so no big boomy sounds are needed at all. I need an clear bright monitor that reveals all details of the mix. I know it is an lot to ask in this price range, but it has to do…
Well I tuned my choice down to the next three models:
KRK Rokit RP5 G3
Samson Resolv SE6
Behringer Thruth B1030A
Unfortianately I am not able to hear them all in a shop in my neighbourhood, so I have to make the final choice on some opinions and reviews. They have all their pro’s and cons, but I am interested to hear what you guy’s think about them. I know it all boils down to personal peference, but it would help to get some of those opinions. Of course you can advise other models, as long as they are in the max price range that I have given above. Please do not advise expensive Adam or Genlec or whatever. I know they are better, but I just cannot afford them - period!
So - what do you think?