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). The bass is present enough (not overwhelming, which is a good thing) and they certainly get plenty loud for monitoring uses.
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. My first reaction upon plopping these on my desk were that they sounded worse. And that's where the huge caveats start. First, studio monitors like this are incredibly picky about placement.
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. I use monitors to hear the 'flat' sound and use them as a tool to help me 'fill it up'. These 'pre-fill'. Makes them an excellent choice for consumers listening to already mixed music. Not for pro mixing. Great computer speakers!
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. A bit muddy prior to burn-in, but they're much better now. The bass is certainly lacking, but that's to be expected with such a small cabinet.
Pros: Decent Balance, Clear sound, Better than most "computer speakers"
Cons: Lacking bass (to be expected), questionable workmanship, horrible customer support
Excerpt: Работать на них можно и вполне успешно, но только не в студии. Подойдут для тех, кто постоянно ездит и вынужден писать музыку, где только придется.
Pros: Легкие, компактные, звучат не по-бытовому. Передний вход для наушников регулируется той же ручкой спереди. Очень удобно, можно даже использовать в качестве предусилителя для ушей. Хороший дизайн.
Cons: Мало баса. Даже для 4-х дюймов. У 3-х дюймовых Alesis 320 аналогичной стоимости он начинается от 58. здесь с 85-о! Слишком преукрашенное и недетализированное звучание. На мой взгляд M-Audio позиционируют эту акустику вполне справедливо.