Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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Good speakers, missing traction pad (unresolved by customer service)
Marc Femenella, Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: I bought these speakers for use with a home video editing system. After a week of use, I'm pretty happy with them. They don't have amazing sound, but it's perfectly acceptable for my purposes (which is mostly to match what might be coming out of a TV set).
Summary: This is tricky to review. I bought these speakers 3 years ago and they indeed were great sounding and a good size. I did not get the AV40 due to the size. I like to cary them to different location in the house and the AV30s were as big as I could easily tote around.
Summary: I'm not an audiophile. I don't mix music. I'm just a computer user that likes tunes and spends all day at the idiot box, so I wanted something that would sound better than my Best Buy econojunk computer speakers, but I didn't want to drag an entire home stereo setup to my office.
Summary: I'm by no means a 'true' audiophile, but I am a music producer that knows how to use monitors in my workflow. Let me make this clear. These WILL make your music sound good. Real good... As a producer, that's a problem.
Summary: (As a foreword, I never write a review on something unless I have owned it for an extended time. I purchased these monitors in November of 2009, and am now writing this review. Hope this sets the scope.) When I first listened to music through studio monitors, I was blown away.
Summary: These speakers sound great right out of the box. For the money, it would be hard to find something that sounds as full and detailed. However, The speakers do have two flaws: 1 - minor issue - they are rather big for desktop speakers 2 - major issue - the amp buzzes on some sets.
Summary: These speakers will be a big step up from your typical powered speakers meant for use with computers (logitech, altec-lansing, etc). Dynamics and clarity are good, and the treble response brings a nice presence to music (although they're somewhat unforgiving of harsh/bright sound mixes).
Summary: I'm using these speakers for my computer, so I'm kind of close to them. I am pleased with the frequency response, but I'm disappointed that they have background hum. It's most noticeable when it's quiet.
Summary: I use these speakers at work, day in and day out. Using the supplied cables straight out of an iMac, they sound awful. Instead, I'm using a iBasso D7 and a Belkin PureAV cable and it really cleans up the sound a lot.
They are relatively well balanced speakers.
Pros: Decent Balance, Clear sound, Better than most "computer speakers"
Cons: Lacking bass (to be expected), questionable workmanship, horrible customer support
Summary: This product is a solid performer as you might expect coming from M-Audio. Keep your expectations in line with what the product is.... it's not audiophile quality. They are book shelf powered speakers that deliver pleasant, smooth sound with no real low end, not remarkably great stereo imaging but...