Maudio av-42 vs Logitech Z623

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Will the M-Audio AV-42 sound better than promedia 2.1 or logitech z623?
     
  2. D.T. macrumors 603

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    M-Audio makes some great products, I'd also at that price point look into Kanto YU series, and maybe even Audio Engine (a little more but terrific). Generally - as you might know - when a speaker is indicated as a "studio monitor" it tends to be very neutral (as you don't want any coloring of the sound if you're mixing, etc.).
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Picked up the M-Audio AV42 speakers. They are an upgrade from the Z623 and only paid $160 CDN with taxes so decent deal.

    These are not super highend, but I was wondering would they sound better with an external sound card? Or would my Mac Mini be sufficent?
     
  5. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I had a pair of AV40s at one point, and because I needed USB audio input with XLR, I had an m-audio external fast track unit on hand. So I used that to drive the AV40, and they sounded good.

    Then I got a pair of Audioengine A2s and switched to the Audioengine D1, which I like very much. I like having an analog volume control sitting on my desk within easy reach.

    I don't know whether the AV42s will sound better with an external device. When I plug in my decent headphones (Sennheiser HD650) into the D1, I'm blown away by the quality, though.
     

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