Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Studiophile AV 40
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Amazing speakers with a few drawbacks
18 August 2014
Summary: So I'll start by saying that these studio monitors sound amazing. They produce frequencies of sound that I did not know were present in the music and sounds I was hearing until I played them through these speakers. The bass is full and deep. The middles and highs are crisp and clear.
Summary: I bought these over a year ago as a Christmas present for my son to hook to his iMac. They are very solid, and to my ear, very accurate. They won't blow you away when you first hear them, but you will think "yeah, those sound pretty good".
Summary: Thankfully I saw a review on amazon that mentioned to let these 'break in'. Out of the box they sounded horrible and I felt I had made a huge mistake. After a few minutes, my opinion changed as they started to improve. At this point I feel happy with the purchase.
Summary: Lets face it, finding quality speakers that can deliver the goods and not break the bank is almost a fantasy to many of us. As a musician I'll say upfront, don't get sucked in to the hype. These speakers are by no means studio grade.
Summary: I'm not an audiophile but for a chick who lives in an NYC apt they're perfect. My walls are thin, my floorboards too and my neighbors used to hate the heavy bass they felt from my old sub woofer. These speakers don't have a sub woofer and I don't mind a lot at all.
Summary: Use these speakers as they are intended to be used - as desktop speakers for your computer, or for a small home studio at your mixing board, etc. - and they perform very, very well. As others have said, if you need lots of huge, shake-your-lungs bass, etc. - get a subwoofer system.
Summary: Out of the box they are much too Boomy and Bass-heavy. Blaze Audio offers a free trial for a ten band equalizer. I tried it, it worked, I purchased it for $14. PERFECTION! I was listening to the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, Stevie Wonder, Blowin' in the Wind.
Summary: This is an honest review from someone that owns these speakers. First of all, when I opened the box, I noticed how heavy these were. It was great, I am a fan of the weight because to me they feel extremely solid.
Summary: I purchased these monitor speakers last week....I have a studio in my basement where I record music, mostly by myself, track by track....I use ProTools LE 7.0....I was worried these speakers wouldn't be loud enough, but they are and they sound magnificent..
Summary: My old Logitech Z-560 developed a short in it creating nasty crackling noises over one channel. The Z560 was a rare beast, a $140 400 watt 4.1 monster that Logitech built to really high standards to create a strong foot forward into the PC speaker market.