Best Studio Monitors for Beginners

best studio monitors for beginners

What are the Best Studio Monitors for Beginners?

In this list you will find those that in my opinion are the best studio monitors for beginners.

1. PrEsonus Eris E5

This is my first option because they work well even if they are put close to the wall and we do not have a particular acoustic treatment in the room

The Presonus Eris E5 is an active studio-grade monitoring system consisting of a pair of bi-amplified speakers, each equipped with a 5.25″ woofer and 1″ tweeter.

A standard reference within the Eris series, the E5 is unusually well-balanced and natural sounding for a speaker in its price range.

It provides precise stereo imaging with high gain reserves, and its extensive and well-thought-out filter section is designed to seamlessly adapt the basic sound of the E5 to the acoustics of any environment.

Anyone looking for a reliable studio monitoring solution at a budget-friendly price should definitely consider the Presonus Eris E5.

Even if the cone is small and you can’t expect big lows, you can pair it with this subwoofer: Fostex PM-SUBmini 2; a small subwoofer that will help you extend the low frequency range.

2. Yamaha HS 5

The Yamaha HS 5 is a great option to consider, but there is a consideration that the bass reflex is on the back. So it can be tricky to manage if it is placed close to the wall.

I always recommend leaving a space between 30 and 50 cm from the wall.

  • 2-Way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5″ cone woofer and 1″ dome tweeter
  • 54Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 70W power amplification
  • Room Control and High TRIM response controls
  • XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals

3. Focal Alpha 65

Thes studio monitor have incredible value for money. They are worth twice their cost

4. Beheringer B2031A TRUTH

These are some amazing speakers that sound very good, and resemble the most emblazoned Genelec.

5. M-Audio BX5 D3

As a last option, these I recommend to those who a very small room without good acoustic correction.


These were the best studio monitors for beginners for me. If you do not know where to buy them I can recommend some very reliable online stores, such as Thomann for Euorpe and for Italy.

Attention! The same speakers perform very differently in different rooms, which is why I recommend putting soundproofing panels in your room, even a few, but put them in, because the best speakers can sound bad without good room acoustics.

Personally I really like the panels of MasAcoustics and Keyhelm.

I hope I have been of help and remember that within the blog you will find other articles dedicated to the Home Recording for Beginners.

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