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    Tech Guru Conall's Avatar
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    Hi there guys, helping my friend pick some new monitors at the moment cos he doesn't really know much about audio (just wants some really good speakers) so he's enlisted my help but as far as studio monitors go my knowledge only really extends as far as what iv read.
    The budget is around 280-300. Iv been looking at the Mackie mr5's and wondered what peoples oppinion on here was of them. If any of you have experience with them id appreciate your input.
    I know a guy with some mr8's and they are awesome, but as well as just being a higher model they also have much better response on the low end frequency's. Will the mr5's be good enough without a sub? cheers.

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    I'd suggest hitting the search button up top chap - this question gets asked umpteen times a week.

    Most people rate the KRK Rokit range.
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    There's only one answer: go to the store together (well, he by himself would be sufficient, but together it's probably more fun) and listen to all the speakers within the price range (with some music you guys know well)!
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    i vote for yamaha hs50m

    the mackie mr5 is okay as well

    i find the krk rp5 to be a bit bass heavy and not-so-flat
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    I recently bought mr5s, I picked them up because they sounded more natural than the krk's to my ear.

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    everyone here seems to be fans of the krks but tbh iv not been too impressed myself, iv only heard them a number of times (we went to a local store recently) but felt that they are a bit over rated, they arn't anywhere near as clear as the other monitors in the same price ranges iv heard. The local shops dont really have a big enough range to be able to judge what the best choice.

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