Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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Will not purchase again
Chris P. Ring "Eykonic", Amazon
14 June 2014
Summary: Awesome sound. Problem is the system started delivering distorted sound after a period of time. Would like to buy these again for the sound but cannot recommended purchasing as they don't last long and there is no affordable repair option.
Summary: I got a pair of AV40 that says "latest version". The features are great, price was ok, but it sounded terrible. There was this "boxy" mids and "tinny" highs that drives me up the wall. After 2 days I couldn't stand it any more. Armed with a lot of experience building speaker boxes in my past, I removed the back of the speakers and added sound absorbing material.
Summary: These speakers sounded great after a small break in period. Stage was pretty good, high frequencies were clear but not to bright/crisp and the bass had a good presence without being overwhelming. Unfortunately mine developed a crackling/static noise after only 8 months of use. This crackling noise is more audible as you increase volume and it's heard whether they are connected to a input or not.
Summary: They worked great for a couple months . I had a set before of the predecessor that had a left speaker problem. I was hoping these wouldn't do the same thing. Only the right one works. It seems to be a common problem. If you only need one speaker then these are fantastic.
Great sound quality, but the right speaker broke in about a year.
Curious Reader, Amazon
28 August 2011
Summary: I'm using these as computer speakers for Pandora, mp3s and DAW software; and I am enjoying the sound quality. For the sake of informing potential buyers, I'll say: With a 'normal' at home computer set-up, these are very large compared to 'normal' computer speakers, so keep that in mind. It's the trade off for superior sound, and not needing a sub-woofer, or a large box shaped power adapter plug spanning 2-3 outlets. These have a basic electrical plug (like a table lamp).
Distorted sound, abysmal tech support from manufacturer
Amanda M., Amazon
8 July 2011
Summary: These speakers have a great sound to them, so long as you're not listening to anything with any frequencies around 500Hz or so. The sound gets distorted, and it only worsens as time goes on. In addition, M-Audio's customer support is nearly nonexistent. I spent approximately 1 hour on hold with them (~45m on the first try, gave up; another 15m on hold about an hour later with no luck).
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 you're listening to at the time.
However, that's pretty much where the good things end.
Summary: Agree with the other speakers. I am cruelly satisfied these speakers. Use them to your computer. Everything is relative, but relative to the price they have to absolutely be the best buy available right now! EDIT: Lowers the score because my broke after a month. Håller med övriga talare. Jag är grymt nöjd dessa högtalare. Använder dem till datorn. Allting är relativt, men i relation till priset måste de absolut vara det bästa köpet som finns just nu!
Excerpt: Можно использовать только вместе с сабом (возможно, АВ40 просто запирает от низких частот)... Самодостаточной эта акустика не является.
Pros: Хороший дизайн.
Cons: Отслушал 2 пары, так что брак конкретного экземпляра акустики исключён. Про качество воспроизведения говорить не буду, т.к. наличие у обеих пар существенного дефекта в виде подгуживания на низких частотах (по всей видимости, от вибрации корпуса) отбивает любое желание говорить о высоком.... А тем более покупать одну из них...