Djing is a pretty great hobby to have and you probably want to make sure you have the best quality equipment to do it with. Do studio monitors fall under that category? Here’s the answer!
Studio monitors can most definitely be used for djing. You will want to have high-quality ones, however, if you are to produce the very best sound in the studio or at a venue. KRK Rokit, Adam Audio T5V, PreSonus ERIS 5 XT, Yamaha HS5, and M-Audio BX4 are all great options.
Especially if you are a new DJ just starting, you will want to have some know-how and information on some of the best studio monitors to use. Read on to learn about some high-quality monitors and the pros and cons of different monitor types.
Best Studio Monitors For Djing
As mentioned above, there are several different brands of studio monitors that will most likely cater to all of your djing needs. Here are a few of the most popular and reliable monitors you might want to consider.
KRK Rokit speakers are widely renowned and loved by the djing community. Rokits pack an enormous punch with their strong bass and powerful sound. Most speakers with a powerful bass do not usually have great clarity, but the clarity and precision of the KRK Rokit are remarkable. While they work well with any type of music, these speakers cater especially well to the DJ industry because they contain a lot of power and have high-functioning amplifiers that work well under any conditions.
They are built with a slick, modern design, making them a great option for any practice space or at-home studio. That’s not all though! Because they aren’t your typical eyesores, KRK Rokits are actually great for events and house parties. They will fit in very well pretty much anywhere you place them. If you want a sleek, shiny, and efficient speaker, the KRK Rokit is for you.
Adam Audio T5V
The Adam Audio T5V was definitely designed with smaller studios in mind, but they can perform just as efficiently as the KRKs. Because they are on the smaller end of the scale, they work especially well for new DJs starting at home with smaller studios. Despite its size, the T5V has an incredible sound balance that works especially well for small room/small studio producers.
This speaker has frequency responses ranging from 45Hz to 25kHz which will provide you with an impressive and unrivaled nearfield response. This is a nice feature for DJs who like to pay special attention to the details. Plus, with the T5V’s polypropylene woofer and rear-firing bass reflex port, you will still receive stunning, low-end bass sounds, even in a small environment. It will be amazing what you can accomplish with the T5V.
PreSonus ERIS 5XT
The PreSonus ERIS 5XT is an active studio monitor that comes equipped with an integrated EBM Waveguide that is perfect for any high-frequency dispersion. This makes it an especially nice choice for at-home studios because it will provide added clarity to your experience. The ERIS 5XT also includes several robust connectivity options as well as an articulate driver combo.
The 5XT is capable of pumping out over 102 dB of high-quality sound waves. This is all thanks to its ported enclosure which will provide you with a low-end, deep sound. The 5XT is an ideal brand, especially if you are keen to practice mixing or producing your own tracks.
A brand we all know and love, Yamaha’s HS5 is another high-quality speaker that anybody would be lucky to have in their at-home studio. Like the Adam Audio T5V, the Yamaha HS5 was designed for producers and DJs with smaller rooms and studios. Yamaha is known for spending years developing its speakers and making great strides toward improvement.
The HS5 will provide any DJ with high-quality, crystal clear sound that comes at a fairly reasonable price. These speakers come equipped with 70-watts of power and a range of 54Hz-30kHz frequency response which ensures that any style of music can be played (a very versatile brand). Best of all, the HS5 has a built-in room control and high trim response which means you can set it up to function in any sized room. You can expect a high-quality, versatile performance from the Yamaha HS5.
The aforementioned speakers are all a little higher in price (plus you probably want to dedicate some money to other pieces of equipment), so it seems only right that a budget-friendly option is included on the list. For that category, I give you the M-Audio BX4! This nifty little speaker, while cheaper and smaller, will pack a powerful punch. Because it is on the smaller end of the spectrum, the BX4 is an excellent choice for a DJ who is constantly on the road. The BX4 is incredibly easy to transport, plus it still has a clean and powerful sound.
The BX4 is an ideal speaker for desktops and small spaces, but it will still deliver a professional, studio-worthy sound. It has a surprisingly high level of clarity that will make it easy and fun to hear your mixes. The best part is because the BX4 is so adaptable and portable, it can be used just for downtime at your leisure as well as when you’re working hard in your studio.
Adam Audio A7V
The A7V is easily considered to be Adam Audio’s most popular and commonly used speaker. It has both transient and bass response, which is a great perk considering that kind of thing is only ever usually found on more expensive monitors. The A7V also comes equipped with Accelerated Ribbon Technology (or ART) which then expands the speaker’s frequency range.
Like the Yamaha HS5, the A7V can be fine-tuned to cater to any room size or environment. This makes transitioning from one workplace to another completely easy and seamless. This adaptability is highly valued among DJs, as well as the speaker’s ability to create tight, efficient, and properly controlled mixing. It will last for years and years, making it a very reliable choice.