Studio Monitors

by Trevor Collins ·Posted 08/10/2023
So, you want to build a home studio? There is no better time than the present to start accumulating your gear and capitalizing on holiday savings. After all, building any studio can be an expensive proposition. But don’t let it stress you out―as usual, B&H is here to walk you through the basics and help you decide what essential equipment you need, why you need it, and what you should be looking for when you begin your shopping spree. So, let’s begin! Audio Interfaces The first item you should consider when setting up your home studio is
by Trevor Collins ·Posted 04/10/2023
When Neumann launched its KH 120 studio monitors 12 years ago, the response from the press and professionals was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Now, Neumann is proud to announce an update to its line of celebrated near-field monitors, the KH 120-II, which comes in four distinct flavors: KH 120 II US, KH 120 II W,
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 11/14/2022
KRK has released its latest entry in the micro monitor market, the GoAux Series portable monitors, which deliver renowned KRK sound quality in a pint-sized format. Designed to go anywhere, the GoAux 3 and GoAux 4 monitors include a nylon carrying bag that holds both monitors, as well as the included monitor stands and
by Robert Rives ·Posted 08/22/2022
Neumann has announced the KH 150 Studio Monitor, an exciting new addition to its KH series of powered monitors featuring DSP electronics to ensure accurate mixing. With its 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter providing a frequency response from 39 Hz to 21 kHz, and two powerful amplifiers delivering a maximum SPL of 118 dB at 1 meter, the KH 150 is designed to offer accurate, room-adjustable monitoring for
by Robert Rives ·Posted 04/27/2022
At some point, every producer/engineer wonders the same thing: is it possible to get an accurate mix on headphones? And if so, what is the magic pair of headphones that makes this possible? Neumann’s new open-back headphone offering, the NDH-30, is designed specifically to be the affirmative answer to this question, providing creators with a finely calibrated studio speaker system housed in the form of a pair of headphones that can
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 02/25/2020
If you're a discerning mixing engineer on a budget, consider the PreSonus Eris E7 XT Active Studio Monitors, a pair of nearfield monitors designed to sound good in any location. Tune each monitor to your specific environment with a bevy of convenient acoustical features, and drive the sound loud and clear. The monitors offer an exceedingly wide sweet spot, and when it comes to connections, you won't need to scrounge around for adapters—this monitor
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 12/03/2019
If you are in the market for a pair of compact, desktop studio monitors, check out the JBL104-BT. Available in Black or White, the 104-BT utilizes a custom 60W Class-D amplifier to power the 4.5" coaxial drivers. All the electronics are housed in one monitor, which connects and powers the included satellite. The low-frequency port complements
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 10/27/2021
Studio monitors come in all shapes and sizes. From quad 15" behemoths to the tiniest 3" pico-size, there are many factors that come into play when selecting monitors. Price is the obvious choice, but perhaps you have space constraints or fussy neighbors. Or maybe you are looking for a nice pair of “B” monitors to complement your mains. In this article, we’ll be looking at some pint-size powerhouse micro-monitors for a variety of applications. With so many compact monitors (5" and above) on the market, I decided to showcase only the true “micro
by Staff Writer ·Posted 07/16/2019
We at B&H are pleased to be the bearers of good news for those in need of lightweight travel headphones that hold their own during critical and casual listening. The new K361 and K371 headphones from AKG deliver the goods, whether you split your days between working at the office and producing content at home, or spend the bulk of your time bouncing from studio to studio.
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 07/16/2019
With so many speakers on the market, it’s always intriguing to see a new company doing something fresh with their monitors. Founded by a team of professionals from the world of pro audio, Kali Audio is an American company that designs and engineers its products in Southern California, and plans to name each product line after a different locale in the great Golden State. Though you may not be familiar with the name Kali Audio, its staff has been integral to the production of highly successful loudspeaker products throughout the last 30 years.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 05/31/2019
Step up your monitoring in the studio or on set with the new Atomos line of NEON series 4K HDR cinema monitor/recorders, in your choice of 17, 24, 31, or 55" sizes. The NEON monitor/recorders support up to DCI 4K input and feature 10-bit DCI-P3 color, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and they record up to 4K60 or up to 1080p240 video. The NEON recorder/monitors support professional display settings and features such as anamorphic de-squeeze, calibration, 3D LUTs
by Greg Johnson ·Posted 01/25/2018
A year after the launch of the monitors Shape 40, 50, and 65, Focal reinforces its core-range monitoring with the arrival of the flagship model of the line: Shape Twin. In addition, Focal affirms its position as an innovative manufacturer with the arrival of its first open-back circumaural headphones—the Listen
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/26/2018
ADAM Audio, the company famous for its ribbon tweeters, has announced a new line of monitors at NAMM 2018. These T-Series speakers are nearfield monitors offering U-ART Accelerated Ribbon Tweeters, fashioned from a high-tech polyamide film capable of providing a pristine high-frequency response right up to 25 kHz. Adam Professional Audio T5V T-Series Active Nearfield Monitor Unlike dome tweeters, the
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted 11/15/2022
As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering what the best gifts are for a music lover or musician in your life. You might even be one of those yourself, looking for a nice treat! Regardless of your situation, we have assembled a variety of musical gifts to please a variety of folk. Let’s take a look. Bose® QuietComfort™ 45 Noise-Canceling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones You will be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t have a pair of noise-canceling headphones on their wish list. There is no right or wrong, because we all have our
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 10/19/2017
In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the MRS10 subwoofer to extend bass