Summary: I read all the reviews and knew I was in for a gamble when I bought these, but I figured the price made it worth it. Even with the two-year warranty at $11 these seemed like a great bang for my buck, so I crossed my fingers and hoped I'd get a good pair.
Summary: While they worked they sounded larger than they look with a big bottom end (just how I like it), lush, flattering and non-specific; basically, a shameless representation of the major qualities that a "studio monitor" strives to avoid.
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.
Summary: For all intensive purposes, these are good sounding speakers. They're well balanced, not super punchy on the bass, and are reasonably accurate for the casual ear. It's nice to have headphone outputs for times you want to keep the music down if someone else in the room doesn't want to listen to what...
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.
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.