Best Studio-Monitor

  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio...
  • Proprietary 45 millimeter large aperture drivers with rare...
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range,...
  • This bundle includes: 2 x JBL 306P MkII - Powered 6.5"...
  • Updated HF and LF transducers: new design improvements...
  • New boundary EQ: restores neutral low frequency response...
  • Professional studio-quality sound
  • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, RCA, and Bluetooth
  • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
  • The compact DM-40 desktop monitors bring excellent audio...
  • 4.5-Inch, woven-composite, low-frequency transducer
  • 1-Inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency...
  • 50W (25W/side) Class AB amplification
  • 3 Series MkII features next-generation JBL transducers, new...
  • Updated HF and LF transducers: new design improvements...
  • New boundary EQ: restores neutral low frequency response...

Studio monitors or studio loudspeakers are used for sound analysis in a recording studio. There, recordings are made, sound files mixed and processed into the final version until they end up on a sound carrier. There are no big differences in the construction to Hi-Fi loudspeakers. Studio monitors are connected to computers or a sound system. Privately these are also used as replacements for Hi-Fi speakers. The Studio Monitor is available in the electrical goods store and online shops.

Our Top Studio-Monitor Pick

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White
  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 millimeter large aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90 degree swiveling earcups for easy, one ear monitoring, and professional grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort

Computer, Notebooks & Tablets: Studio-Monitor Video Guide

When purchasing studio monitors, make sure that they are offered singularly or in a dual system. In many cases a studio monitor is sufficient. Finished sound mixes can also be played from Hi-Fi speakers. When playing back the sound, it depends on the quality of the speaker, so that minimal errors are not registered. As a layman, the listener does not recognize any faulty sound tracks because the ear does not perceive them. It is therefore very important that a studio monitor reproduces high audio levels. In addition, only studio monitors can play intermediate amounts and individual audio tracks. This allows even the smallest sound errors to be detected and processed using a computer system. It is therefore a matter of refining sound tracks in order to produce an absolutely clean sound. When recording voices in a recording studio, distortions or background noise should be eliminated because they are not part of the sound representation. Many older generations still know unclean sounds from music cassettes. This was always due to the quality of the cassette tape. With the digitalization of the sound recordings, they were hardly noticeable on a CD. Only if the sound carrier is scratched or otherwise damaged will distorted sounds be noticed. However, these are caused by the damage and not by the recording itself.

If you want to create new sounds, you need a studio monitor as an interface for the perception of your own ear. A close to neutral reproduction of the sound dynamics, frequency, stereo width and depth is very important to find the right mix of single tracks. The aim is to find the balance between a good surround sound, keystrokes, breaks, highs, lows and basses, which then play a clean sound on different loudspeakers. Many people are probably familiar with this from their own experience: A song that is played back on the MP3 player of the smartphone sounds better with the original headphones of the smartphone manufacturer than with headphones from other manufacturers in the upper price segment. Or vice versa. This is annoying, but is not necessarily due to the headphones, but to an unclean mix of the individual tracks in the recording studio. Cheap studio monitors often have a shortcoming. Overtoned bass and treble will result in mid-tones being amplified. In this case, an inferior studio monitor will give an error that does not actually exist. This can only be determined again with a studio monitor that reproduces a neutral frequency. If the edited sound file is played back on a higher quality monitor after mixing with a lower studio monitor, a “tinny” sound is created. To prevent this from happening, a studio monitor must be tested before purchase. The different manufacturers offer different levels of quality and their own requirements must always be taken into account. If a retailer is not interested in having a buyer test different systems, then the nearest specialist shop should be visited. If you buy online, you should have the right to return the monitor, so you can test it in your own rooms

There are constant product evaluations on the Internet that provide more or less information about quality and function. These can be easily compared from your home PC. This can lead to a purchase decision without having tested the studio monitors yourself. A studio monitor that was found to be good comes from JBL with the designation “JBLLSR305” and a size of 5 inches. This offers a linear frequency and optimal sound guidance for the objective assessment of the sounds. The filters of the loudspeaker are variably adjustable and can therefore be adjusted according to the location. The “Rock 6 G3” from KRK also comes off very well. The tweeter offers a frequency of up to 35 KHz. A dust cap protects the glass aramid woofer. Built-in is a class A/B bi-amped amplifier. The precision limiter ensures distortion-free sounds. Other attractive studio monitors: PreSonus Eris 4.5 dual system BX5 Carbon from M-Audio C5A Behritone from BehringerAdditional studio monitors that are geared to different frequencies and can’t all be named.

TOP 5 Studio-Monitor Bestseller

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White
  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 millimeter large aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90 degree swiveling earcups for easy, one ear monitoring, and professional grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
JBL Professional 306P MkII Next-Generation 6" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor (306PMKII) (Pair)
  • This bundle includes: 2 x JBL 306P MkII - Powered 6.5" Two-Way Studio Monitor
  • Updated HF and LF transducers: new design improvements result in optimized damping for superior transient response and impressive deep bass with lower harmonic distortion
  • New boundary EQ: restores neutral low frequency response when speakers are placed on the work surface and adjacent to walls
  • Sleek, modern design provides a dramatic flair to any studio
  • Broad sweet spot: neutral frequency response across a wide area allows you to fine-tune your mix even while listening off-axis
Mackie CR Series Studio Monitor (CR3-XBT)
  • Professional studio-quality sound
  • Flexible inputs - 1/4”, RCA, and Bluetooth
  • 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound
  • All-wood cabinet provides a natural sonic character
  • Hookup cables included
Pioneer DJ Studio Monitor, RCA, Mini-Jack, Black (DM40)
  • The compact DM-40 desktop monitors bring excellent audio quality to your home setup. They inherit the best from our professional S-DJX series and Pro Audio speakers, including a front-loaded bass reflex system for a rich, tight bass and DECO* technology for a wider reach and sweet spot. All these features are combined in a compact design making the DM-40 the perfect match for DJing, producing and simply enjoying music at home. The DM-40 speakers are sold as a pair. *Diffusion Effectual Convexity by Olson Specs: Type: 2-way bass reflex, active monitor speakers Tweeter: ¾-inch Soft Dome Woofer: 4-inch Fiberglass What's in the box: DM-40 x 2, Power cord, 2 m speaker cable (for left/right channel connection), Audio converter cable (3.5 mm stereo mini plug to RCA), Bottom cushion x 8, Operating instructions Dimensions: Left ch: 146 x 227 x 223 mm (5.7 x 8.9 x 8.7 in.) Right ch: 146 x 227 x 210 mm (5.7 x 8.9 x 8.3 in.) Weight: Left ch: 2.7 kg (6 lbs.) Right ch: 2.2 kg (4.8 lbs.) Amplifier Output: Class A/B amp: 2 x 21 W / 4 Ω Frequency Range: 70 - 30000 Hz Impedance: 10 kΩ Inputs: 1 LINE (RCA), 1 LINE (Mini-jack) Outputs: 1 HEADPHONE MONITOR (Mini-jack)
PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT-4.5" Near Field Studio Monitors with Bluetooth
  • 4.5-Inch, woven-composite, low-frequency transducer
  • 1-Inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 50W (25W/side) Class AB amplification
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless stereo input
  • Rca and ¼-inch balanced TRS rear-panel inputs