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I have been looking for a good pair of 8inch studio monitors for around $500 for the pair. I've read that the KRK Rokits and JBLs are good, but I'm stuck between which one I really want. Have any of you worked with these? Or would you say there is a better pair of 8inch studio monitors for this price or cheaper? Thank you!
I have been using a pair of Rokit 8s for about 10 years & no plan to change unless I ever downsize my recording space..I did own a set of JBLs years ago (forget the model number but they were the kind of pot-bellied model with 8s in them)..I found the JBLs colored the sound just a little...in fact they made mixes sound a bit better than they were...compared notes with a local fellow producer who also had the model & he shared the same opinion...so I am much happier with the accuracy of my KRKs....The newer JBL models are likely a lot better & do get some good reviews but if I were shopping again KRKs would definitely be on my list....which ever way you go I`m sure it wont be a wrong choice...I find the main thing about monitors is to live with them for long enough that you become totally confident in how they interpret your mucic....good luck...Ed
I use a pair of KRK V8 series 1 monitors (USA made) and swear by them, I use these in conjunction with a KRK 10s sub, I did own a pair of Rokit 5's before and had no problems with these also, if you decide to go with the KRK's think about adding a sub down the track, it totally changes the whole frequency ball game and lets you check out the deepest sub basement your groove house has to offer...I'm also a big advocate of the second hand market, in my experience if you thoroughly test the gear first you can end up with an excellent system at below half price.
I can only comment on the KRK's as I haven't heard the JBL's you mentioned. I went from the Rokit 6 to the Rokit 8 monitors and noticed a better, fuller sound, obviously. Can't complain, like Dave and Ed mentioned they do the job and personally can't see going any bigger in a home studio.
@theHumps @Planetjazzbass @Tumbleweed Thank you guys so much for your help and responses! I will definitely get the KRK's, they seem to give a more reliable sound and that's for sure what I want. Thanks again!
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