Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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23 September 2013
Summary: Sound quality was great when they worked, but I'm not an audiophile by any means. These were my first "real speakers" after having cheap logitechs throughout high school and college. I did research for about 2 weeks before I decided on these speakers. I really liked the price point for what they offered. I never had issues with the sound quality despite having them slightly below ear level.
Summary: *This is my second M-Audio product. First one was an AV30 from Amazon 3 years ago. This is the old model with the bass boost switch. *From what I understand, the first version was known to be faulty due to overheating issues. *I was initially satisfied and they lasted about two years before the left speaker gave out and sound only came out of the right speaker. *The sound on the speakers are actually really good and I decided to take a gamble and get the AV40 off Amazon.
Summary: Had these speakers hooked up to my computer and turntable. They worked great for about five months. They died pretty shortly thereafter. I did not use them too much, once a week or so for a couple of hours. I went to M-Audio's website to see if they could be fixed or what not, there I found at least a couple dozen other people with the same issue, no music only a crackling sound (or nothing).
Summary: Fool me once... Once again M-Audio cannot get it right. Bought a second pair after my first pair blew out after three years. The new pair lasted less than three weeks before the right channel speaker fried. Totally unacceptable at this price. Shop elsewhere.
Summary: These are the best computer speakers you can buy for under $200. They sound fantastic! Bass is great, and highs and mid-range are clear. But they died after 3 months of use. This is a shame. I will return these, and hopefully get a better pair!
Summary: In this review I discuss the M-Audio AV 40 self-powered "monitor" speakers, which I purchased from Amazon, and I compare them to the Audioengine A2s, which I purchased directly from the manufacturer. Early last year (2010) I purchased a pair of the Audioengine A2s in gloss white for my office. I decided to purchase them directly from the manufacturer b/c they come with a free 30 day trial, no sale tax and free shipping. The A2s cost me $199 and have a 3-yr warranty.
Summary: So I was so excited to get these in the mail and set them up with my home recording equipment. After going through all the trouble of setting them up exactly how I wanted them they stopped working completely after maybe and hour of playing some tracks with my guitar. In the middle of me laying down a track the speakers lost all power and would not produce any sound. I checked the fuse... good to go...