Quality matters. Yes you can use computer speakers or your grandmas hi-fi. They might even be useful for checking your mixes. If it doesn’t sound good on the cheap stuff it probably won't sound good on the expensive stuff, right? Well, kind of.

Studio monitors are intended for critical listening, and for what's really important, mixing. They portray your recorded music and your audio mix as accurately as possible. The home studio monitors we’ve chosen are all designed with that in mind. They’ll give you a good balance of imaging and accuracy so you’ll be able to hear when something isn’t right.

Which monitors are right for you? Our advice is to choose your monitors based on the size of your workspace, your own ears, and of course your budget. For more info see our post What Size Monitors Do You Need For Your Home Studio?.


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M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Monitors
Price: $149.99

    The compact Studiophile AV 40 powered reference monitors deliver the same proven M-Audio technology favored by top producers, recording engineers and musicians around the world. The combination of 4" polypropylene-coated drivers and 3/4" ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters provides punchy lows, crisp highs and a balanced, uncolored response. Custom cabinets with dense wood construction deliver more accurate bass response than you could ever get from plastic multimedia speakers. And for the...

    PreSonus Eris E4.5 Monitors
    Price: $199.95

      If space is at a premium, or if you want the ultimate in portability, consider the ultra-compact Eris E4.5. It may be the size of a computer speaker, but this mighty mite delivers professional audio quality, thanks to a 4.5-inch, Kevlar low-frequency driver; a low-mass, 1 inch, silk-dome tweeter with protective grille; and Class AB amplification.  Each speaker is powered by a 25W Class AB amplifier—plenty of juice for a small speaker. The E4.5 ranges from 70 Hz up to 20 kHz, and at 6.42 x...

      KRK ROKIT 5 G3 5" 2-Way Active Studio Monitor
      Price: $299.00

        The ROKIT 5 G3 (Generation 3) powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback. The system consists of a 1" soft dome tweeter and 5" glass-Aramid composite woofer. It delivers high frequencies up to 35kHz, vocal clarity and extended bass response. The proprietary bi-amped, class A/B amplifier grants SPL up to 106dB. The ROKIT waveguide is designed to ensure detailed imaging in the listening position. The front-firing bass...

        PreSonus Eris-E5 High Definition 5-inch Active Studio Recording Monitor Speaker
        Price: $299.95

          PreSonus' Eris™-series studio reference monitors are 2-way, bi-amped monitor speakers that deliver very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end.  They can also be user-adjusted to the acoustic space, allowing you to create a more accurate listening environment or to simulate different common listening environments – a feature not typically provided by studio monitors in their price point.The compact Eris E5 sports a 5.25-inch, Kevlar low-frequency driver,...

          JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Active Studio Monitor
          Price: $299.99

            The LSR305 is a bi-amplified studio monitor with magnetically-Shielded 5" low frequency transducer and 1" soft-dome high frequency transducer and image control wave guide. Class-D 41-Watt RMS amplifier for LF, and 41-watt RMS Amplifier for HF.  Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs with dented level control, HF and LF trim controls.Delivering professional performance at most affordable price points, 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL’s exciting new technology,...

            M-Audio BX5 D2 Next-Generation 70-Watt Bi-Amplified Studio Monitors
            Price: $299.99

              The M-Audio® BX studio monitor series is trusted by more musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, the BX5 D2 monitors extend the bestsellers’ legacy with an elegant new design inside and out. We leveraged technology from our high-end monitors to extend the frequency response and provide an even more natural listening experience. Custom Class A/B analog amplifiers deliver superior dynamics and tonal accuracy across the frequency spectrum—while the latest-generation woven...

              KRK KRK10S 10-inch Subwoofer
              Price: $399.00

                KRK's KRK10s powered subwoofer is a excellent counterpart to the KRK Rokit, VXT, or any other 4"-8" studio monitor.  The KRK10s is deisnged to extend low-frequency performance of an existing monitor system so thw low-frequency portion of the mix can be properly engineered.  The front-firing bass port and the yellow glass-aramid composite woofer ensure accurate and powerful low-end punch.  A sturdy grill protects the woofer and adds to the sleek appearance of the unit. ...

                KRK ROKIT 6 G3 6" 2-Way Active Studio Monitor
                Price: $399.00

                  The ROKIT 6 G3 (Generation 3) powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback. The system consists of a 1" soft dome tweeter and 6" glass-Aramid composite woofer. It delivers high frequencies up to 35kHz, vocal clarity and extended bass response. The proprietary bi-amped, class A/B amplifier grants SPL up to 107dB. The ROKIT waveguide is designed to ensure detailed imaging in the listening position. The front-firing bass...

                  M-Audio SBX10 240-Watt Professional Active Subwoofer
                  Price: $399.99

                    Designed for use with the M-Audio® CX and BX Deluxe series and most other studio monitors, the M-Audio SBX10 active subwoofer is designed to give your monitoring system some serious low end. The SBX10 delivers tight, clean bass response down to 20Hz – revealing the extreme low frequencies in your music so you can make accurate mixing decisions. Comprising a 10″ fiberglass/paper composite driver, a 240-watt all-discrete internal amplifier, and a variable 50-200Hz crossover, the SBX10 subwoofer...

                    KRK ROKIT 8 G3 8" 2-Way Active Studio Monitor
                    Price: $499.00

                      The ROKIT 8 G3 (Generation 3) powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback. The system consists of a 1" soft dome tweeter and 8" glass-Aramid composite woofer. It delivers high frequencies up to 35kHz, vocal clarity and extended bass response. The proprietary bi-amped, class A/B amplifier grants SPL up to 109dB. The ROKIT waveguide is designed to ensure detailed imaging in the listening position. The front-firing bass...

                      PreSonus Eris E8 140W, 8 inch Active Studio Monitor
                      Price: $499.95

                        PreSonus' Eris™-series studio reference monitors are 2-way, bi-amped monitor speakers that deliver very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end.  They can also be user-adjusted to the acoustic space, allowing you to create a more accurate listening environment or to simulate different common listening environments – a feature not typically provided by studio monitors in their price point.The Eris E8 features an 8-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, driven by a...

                        JBL LSR308 8" Two-Way Active Studio Monitor
                        Price: $499.99

                          The LSR308 is a bi-amplified studio monitor with magnetically-shielded 8" low frequency transducer and 1" soft-dome high frequency transducer and image control wave guide. Class-D 56-Watt RMS amplifier for LF, and 56-Watt RMS amplifier for HF.  Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs with dented level control, HF and LF trim controls.Delivering professional performance at most affordable price points, 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL’s exciting new...

                          Genelec home studio monitors
                          Price: $1,150.00

                            The small Genelec 8020CPM has been designed for monitoring in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space.Thanks to its innovative Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™), advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) and optimised die-cast aluminium structure, the 8000 Series is the ultimate standard in professional studios and the reference audio monitoring tool in broadcast, music, film and mastering studios.Genelec 8000 Series features...