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Corpsey
27-04-2016, 09:40 AM
I am planning to save some of my ill-gotten gains up over the next few months to buy some speakers.

Currently, I have some 200 quid monitors that were useful for production but aren't that great for listening to music on. My housemate has some KRK 8s which seem fantastic for listening to music on. They're 400 quid, so I was going to save up for those.

However, I know that studio monitors aren't DESIGNED for listening to music on, so now I'm looking into speakers such as:

http://www.whathifi.com/kef/egg/review

http://www.whathifi.com/q-acoustics/3020/review

http://www.whathifi.com/monitor-audio/bronze-2/review

SO: just wondering what your opinions are on this? And what you listen to music on. After all, it's important for us music obsessives.

droid
27-04-2016, 09:48 AM
Studio monitors through a nice amp can sound amazing.

I have Mackie HR824's Mk1s which I got secondhand for not much more than your budget.

I'd never go back.

Woebot
27-04-2016, 10:33 AM
B&W

Corpsey
27-04-2016, 11:16 AM
Studio monitors through a nice amp can sound amazing.

I have Mackie HR824's Mk1s which I got secondhand for not much more than your budget.

I'd never go back.

How much is a nice amp though?

Corpsey
27-04-2016, 11:17 AM
B&W

Which ones have you got?

droid
27-04-2016, 11:40 AM
How much is a nice amp though?

lol. Dunno, Couple of hundred? You'll need one anyway if you get hi-fi speakers.

What do you want to listen to on them? I got the Mackie's for the bass response.

luka
27-04-2016, 11:52 AM
I live in a block of flats so there's zero point getting decent speakers. Decent headphones would be a better investment

Corpsey
27-04-2016, 12:08 PM
It's a shame that soundproofing isn't easier/cheaper to achieve. Headphones are great but there's nothing that beats listening to music extremely loudly on actual speakers. I partly attribute my increasing disinterest in club music to my not going to many clubs and hearing the music as it should be heard.

luka
27-04-2016, 12:22 PM
Yeah every time I hear loud music out I berate myself for not doing it more often. It's always revelatory

luka
27-04-2016, 12:22 PM
But the couple next door have got a toddler and a baby so what can you do?

Corpsey
27-04-2016, 12:45 PM
I hate it when other people do it. Nothing more annoying than a thud thud thud thud.

Shame. This is why clubs exist, I suppose, in part. But then you don't get to pick the music. This is why people become DJs, I suppose, in part.

Corpsey
27-04-2016, 12:54 PM
Still remember the glory of the Valve soundsystem almost shaking my teeth out one time. Two cheap pills. GLORY DAYS.

Let's make this a real audiophile/bore thread and ask WHAT WAS THE BEST SOUNDSYSTEM YOUR EVER HEARD? and WHAT IS THE BEST SOUNDSYSTEM IN THE WORLD NOW?

nomos
27-04-2016, 02:09 PM
A little dated now but we had this before too: http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3678


I live in a block of flats so there's zero point getting decent speakers. Decent headphones would be a better investment

Got these four years ago and still love them. Velour pads ... I can wear them all day.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LBfhAi61pdU/UFSC6bICAHI/AAAAAAAABuY/MBxiCv2IY8M/s640/EDD_3327.jpg

http://kenrockwell.com/audio/beyer/dt-880.htm

Lichen
27-04-2016, 04:46 PM
I just bought a pair of B&W 686.
I love them.
There's a few knocking around on ebay.

Woebot
09-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Which ones have you got?

i gots the 704s. ten years old now but still very nice. looking at a sub because i'm listening to more CDs and miss the more bassy sound of vinyl. thinking an B&W ASW610. will have to save up though...:cool: