Online Guides: Monitor Speakers

In this guide we’ll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features.

Welcome to our Monitor Speaker Online Advisor.

Studio monitor speakers are arguably the most crucial part of your entire studio setup - without a good monitoring system you can never be sure of exactly what you're recording to disk, or how your mixes will translate to other playback systems. Studio monitoring is probably also the product category where there the greatest differences in quality can be found from the poorest to the best, there being no single ideal design in the same way as with digital converters for instance. While a pair of hi-fi speakers might seem like a cheap alternative, these will have been designed to give a flattering rather than honest interpretation of the signal, and are also not great at withstanding a hi-hat being soloed at full volume!

In this guide we'll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features and the differences between various designs.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Neumann KH 120 A

    Neu­mann KH 120 A

    In stock
    €579
    £519.25
  2. Yamaha HS 8

    Yamaha HS 8

    In stock
    €268
    £240.34
  3. Yamaha HS 7 W

    Yamaha HS 7 W

    In stock
    €195
    £174.88
  4. Adam A7X

    Adam A7X

    In stock
    €549
    £492.34
  5. KRK RP6 RoKit G3

    KRK RP6 RoKit G3

    In stock
    €177
    £158.73
  6. Yamaha HS 7

    Yamaha HS 7

    In stock
    €194
    £173.98
  7. Presonus Eris E8

    Presonus Eris E8

    In stock
    €369
    £330.92
  8. Adam A3X

    Adam A3X

    In stock
    €259
    £232.27
  9. Yamaha HS 5

    Yamaha HS 5

    In stock
    €155
    £139.00
  10. KRK RP8 RoKit G3

    KRK RP8 RoKit G3

    In stock
    €185
    £165.91
  11. Presonus Eris E5

    Presonus Eris E5

    In stock
    €215
    £192.81
  12. Swissonic ASM5

    Swis­sonic ASM5

    In stock
    €169
    £151.56
  13. Presonus Eris E4.5

    Presonus Eris E4.5

    In stock
    €178
    £159.63
  14. Tannoy Reveal 402

    Tannoy Reveal 402

    In stock
    €82
    £73.54
  15. Behringer B2031A Truth

    Behringer B2031A Truth

    In stock within 5-6 weeks
    €279
    £250.21

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Most popular products

  1. KRK RP8 RoKit G3

    KRK RP8 RoKit G3

    In stock
    €185
    £165.91
  2. Millenium BS-500 Set

    Mil­lenium BS-500 Set

    In stock
    €48
    £43.05
  3. Yamaha HS 7

    Yamaha HS 7

    In stock
    €194
    £173.98
  4. Yamaha HS 8

    Yamaha HS 8

    In stock
    €268
    £240.34
  5. JBL 308P MKII

    JBL 308P MKII

    In stock
    €166
    £148.87
  6. Audient Nero

    Audient Nero

    In stock
    €425
    £381.14
  7. JBL 305P MKII

    JBL 305P MKII

    In stock
    €109
    £97.75
  8. Genelec 8020 DPM

    Genelec 8020 DPM

    In stock
    €325
    £291.46
  9. Swissonic Sub10

    Swis­sonic Sub10

    In stock
    €198
    £177.57
  10. Yamaha HS 8 grey

    Yamaha HS 8 grey

    In stock
    €258
    £231.37
  11. IK Multimedia ARC System 2.5

    IK Mul­ti­media ARC System 2.5

    In stock
    €176
    £157.84
  12. Yamaha HS 5

    Yamaha HS 5

    In stock
    €155
    £139.00
  13. Gravity SP 3202 Studiomonitor Stand

    Gravity SP 3202 Stu­di­o­mon­itor Stand

    In stock
    €40
    £35.87
  14. Wizoo Publishing Das Recording-Studio

    Wizoo Pub­lishing Das Recording-Studio

    In stock
    €15.90
    £14.26
  15. JBL Control 1Pro Pair

    JBL Con­trol 1Pro Pair

    In stock
    €117
    £104.93