- Choose Monitors That “Fit” Your Room
There are many sizes of studio monitors. “Near-fields” are often biased, since we all want them to be in close proximity to our listening position. People measure near-field monitors by the biggest speaker cone size and vary to suit consumer’s interest. Normally you will see speakers with size from 5 to 8 inch. But if you prefer bigger or smaller ones, it’s totally fine.
I’m sure you heard a couple advices in which they recommend you to buy the biggest you can afford, for the bass matter but I generally think that is not necessary. I say you should choose the monitors fit your mixing room completely. You have a typical empty room for you to make a home studio, a 5 inch pair will do.
For bigger room, like kind of pro studio room, then you should go with the 8 inch monitors.
However, like I said, there’s no rule in choosing your monitors, just go with whatever you like.
- Choose Monitors That “Fit” Your Budget
Now that you have figured out what size of speakers you want for the room, it’s time you think about the usual old problem that nobody like, your budget. It sucks, I know but this is a non negotiable problem. Not to mention you are clever enough to buy only things that are under your budget.
Imagine you have 700 USD to spend on monitors, that’s great. If you only have 300 USD, that’s still fine. Just make up your budget. If you can’t, take a look at your bank account, see how much you will to spend on those monitors but still don’t have to save money or cut down your spending. Then go online and find monitors that have the size you want and then compare the brands, prices and so on. You can also look into reviews of those who have used the product to see if they are the things you need. That won’t take much time, I assume.
- Choose Monitors And Then Don’t Look Back
This sounds a bit lame, but still listen to me. Once you have finished 2 steps above, purchase right away. Don’t save time for yourself to rethink and hesitate if you should buy or not. That, basically throw all your work in the past 2, 3 days looking for monitors in the trash bin. And you move on. Whatever you choose, it can’[t possibly go wrong, you know what I mean? The monitor do not decide the outcome of your records. They only provide the sound you want to hear, pick up the little mistakes you’ve done in the process, and that’s all. It depends on your skills, your DAW work, your room, your other gear. See, there’s nothing to make a fuss about.
You are not taking down by your studio monitors. They are a mere tool and a means that help you to do your job. Pick up those you can afford and then work!