(Follow up question regarding the hs5 speakers:)
Lastly, do you really think the - bit of uneven - freq response of the hs5's won't be such an issue to mix on them? : https://sonarworks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/anech_HS5.png . Regardless, I have to say I love my 5's! Unbelievable clarity for a budget monitor! I appreciate your mixes even more since I got them. Especially the Fairchildren! Such a smooth high end! Thanks so much for pointing these speakers out! :-)
Like I said, your choice of floor covering, studio sofa, positioning of your speakers on the shelf, will have WAY more influence over the sound which reaches your ears than a dB either way on the manufacturer's plot.
A lot of classic albums were mixed on cheap hi-fi speakers with consumer amps.
Good evening, sir!
A month ago I went to a store to get the hs5's and I tested them side by side with the 7's. Both sounded great, detailed and fast responding, but I loved the 7's more, not because of the extended range, but mainly because the vocals sounded flatter than the 5's which have a dip around the 4khz. I kept them for about 10 days and returned them just to get the 5's and the only reason for this is that you approve them as a descent pair of monitors! (I do trust my ears, but I trust yours even more, and if that's a speaker you could comfortably mix on, then that's the one I'd get as well :-) )
Now, I know you haven't heard the 7's but I remember you preferring the 5's a bit more over the 50's. Though both of them hype the 800 - 1100hz, the 50's don't adopt the 4k dip, which makes them flatter. So what is the reason for which you prefer the 5's more than the 50's. Is it because it sounds even less fatiguing, or is it something regarding the transient response?
SpeakersOtt responded on 10/14/2018