Sonic State Studio / Speakers / M-AUDIO (MIDIMAN) Sp-5B

Average rating: 7.3/10 out of 10

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Alain a Professional user from USA writes:
They're good for the price if you use them as an alternative to computer audio monitors. Be careful when mixing professional audio with the SP-5b in an acoustically non-treated room or you'll end up with too much bass on your mixes. Actually, I wouldn't trust them at all for mixing since they don't have a great bass response but they are more than adequate for tracking & editing sound music or dialogue.

Rating: 6 out of 10 posted Monday, 01-Mar-04 at 18:3
Don a part-timer user from US writes:
I bought purchased these for $167 on ebay and man, what a steal. They sound very clean and tight,bass sounds better than the reviews I've read, no low end rumble, so don't mix rap on em' and they'll work fine. I referenced them at Guitar Center with Steve Vai's - Fire Garden CD, so I knew they'd make a good purchase if I could get them at less that retail ($300.00) I got a steal on a great set of hobbyist monitors and I'll never let them go. Buy these, you'll never regret it.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 20-Aug-03 at 21:27
contra a hobbyist user from USA writes:
These are excellent sounding as SPEAKERS! NOT MONITORS! When i mix with these the low end always sounds much better than it actually is- you need to make countless references to other sources because they simply make everything sound too good! Invest in something else if you want quality mixes

Rating: 4 out of 10 posted Sunday, 17-Aug-03 at 21:18
Jason a Professional user from USA writes:
Ok, look. They're under $300 for active monitors. I'm sure some $500+ monitors will blow these away, but for a small studio on a budget, these can't be beat. They sound great if you have space confinements and you're right on top of them, but obviously there's better out there if you pay more. Don't try to compare apples and oranges. You'll have to spend at lease $200 dollars more to get a better monitor.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Thursday, 09-Jan-03 at 10:11
Terry a part-timer user from USA writes:
I purchased these about 2 weeks ago and the sound I heard at the Guitar store is the sound I hear at home. They sound every bit as transparent as the near field monitors we use at my school (YAMAHA/JBL,Roland). The rotating tweeter thing is pretty useless. When you triangulate the speakers for optimum listening the tweeters end up sitting where they are supposed to. I imagine if you spend $1000 and up on monitors you will get a more perfectly flat representation, but, for the price these things sound great in my bedroom studio (Shabby Road, lol). I am very pleased.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Friday, 26-Apr-02 at 15:40
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