Summary: It's truly a difficult task to choose a reference monitor. You can read article upon article from Sound On Sound, but it doesn't get you anywhere but askingmore questions. I love these monitors. They translate. The best thing to do is buy what your budget can afford and it's just trial and error. All I can say is that I am very happy. Truth is, is that you can really make a great recording with $200.00 monitors or $3000.00 monitors. Look what The Beatles had for gear.