To listen to your music during recording and mixing, you need at least two speakers on your desk, or some headphones. During recording and mixing you really need to hear the right sound coming from your computer, so this really needs some attention.

Which amplifier and speakers are fine to use? Or only headphones?


Here you find a list of good near-field monitors and headphones. Check the most recent prices at your local online shop. If you have any addition to this list, please let me know through our contact page on our website.

Prices are for a set of 2 speakers and are estimates and are subject to change.

MONITORS - below US$ 100

Swissonic MM-3 US$ 80
Samson MediaOne M30 US$ 80
Alesis Elevate 3 MKII US$ 80
Mackie CR3 US$ 90
Presonus Eris E3.5 US$ 95
Behringer Studio 50 USB US$ 95
Alesis Elevate 4 US$ 95

Check out the latest prices for active near-field monitors at Thomann


MONITORS - a bit better

Mackie CR4 US$ 105
Samson MediaOne M50 US$ 105
Tascam VL-S3BT US$ 120
Presonus Eris E4.5 US$ 180
Behringer B1030A US$ 200
KRK RP5 G3 US$ 240
Yamaha HS5 US$ 340

Check out the latest prices for active near-field monitors at Thomann



Beyerdynamic DT-240 Pro US$ 85
AKG K-271 MKII US$ 85
KRK KNS 6400 US$ 80
Audio Technica ATH-M40 X US$ 90
Yamaha HPH-MT5 US$ 96
Mackie MC-250 US$ 100
Beyerdynamics DT-150 US$ 135

Check out the latest prices for headphones at Thomann

Prices are estimates and are subject to change.



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