There’s a lot of options for software that allows budding musicians and producers to make their own music from the comfort of their own home sound just as good as if it was produced in the studio. However, for good software you’ll also need to have some good hardware. It can be tough to choose good studio monitors, there are many brands and different types to choose from, but with this carefully considered list you should be able to choose studio monitors with ease, well within your budget and that suits your needs.
BEHRINGER Power Studio Monitor (K8)
This studio monitor was made by Behringer and designed alongside Keith Klawitter. This monitor is 150-Watt, so you can expect to get a lot of power from this one. The monitor includes advanced waveguide technology which helps create acoustic dispersion, resulting in a huge sweet zone. Coupled alongside this is “true bi-amping” mode with 2 separate amplifiers for the best possible sound reproduction.More Info / Buy
Mackie Studio Monitor (MRX24)
With just over 30 years under their belt, Mackie have done an incredible job to keep their studio monitors popular – but there’s good reason for this. Their MR24 monitor series are incredible for anyone wanting to make their own music. Available in 4 sizes, 5’, 6’, 8’ and 10’ – there’s sure to be an option to suit you. This studio monitor also comes equipped with Mackie’s own logarithmic waveguide design, to help with that sweet spot for listening. It’s equipped with an 8’ woofer which helps with dynamic low frequency response.More Info / Buy
KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3- 59107 NA)
The KRK Rokits are some of the most popular home studio speakers on the market and for great reason. These great-looking speakers have brilliant, crystal clear sound and great build-quality. They are quick and easy to set up and come highly recommend by some of the biggest and best producers in the game.
This pair of speaker might be small in size but they produce a very big sound!
JBL Professional 305P MKII 5’ 2-way powered Studio Monitor
JBL is a very reputable brand for making quality, long lasting hardware. One great quality of this monitor is the broad sweet spot it has. The neutral frequency allows a successful fine tune even when you’re listening off-axis. One of its greatest qualities however is its flexibility and connectivity. You can choose between a 5’, 6’ or 8’ speaker. Also, it is able to pair with other items such as the “JBL LSR310S” subwoofer to extend the LF range even further down. This makes it one of the best choices for someone who is looking for more adaptability within their work place.More Info / Buy
M-Audio AV32 10-Watt Compact Studio Monitors with 3-inch woofer
M-Audio is also a distinguished brand that understands what a studio monitor truly is. This one has been selected for home music producers who are looking for studio monitors on the smaller side. The speaker with a woofer is only 3’ and can easily be transported if need be. Despite its size, it boasts a 10-watt amplifier per channel, uncovered speaker cones for incredible sound quality and compatibility for music producing gear, such as tablets, computers and even phones.More Info / Buy
Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitor
Yamaha is one of those brands that have been around seemingly forever. It’s not a surprise that they have when you take a look at their HS8 studio monitor. This will be a great pick for people who have a specific set up in mind, but other monitors won’t allow them to do what they want to. Not only does it have 3 sizes to choose from, you can also buy a subwoofer or even a mountable version of the Monitor speaker. The HS8 is a step up from previous versions as it uses cutting edge noise reduction to work even better in a home environment.More Info / Buy
With all these options available, you’re sure to find the right monitoring system for your home music production, so why not check them out for yourselves to see which suits you best.
If you are looking for great headphones too, make sure you check our guide to the best DJ headphones here.