Personally I recommend either Room EQ Wizard (freeware) or MathAudio Room EQ (affordable and much better sounding results than most). You'll still need a measurement microphone with a calibration file, which you could indeed buy from Sonarworks.ATN69 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:18 pmI am careful to recommend anything really since most things are subjective anyway. I do however want to suggest Sonarworks reference software with calibration microphone. I have the Adam A7 and had them for a very long time. I invested in the Sonarworks Reference 4 with the calibration microphone and it helped me a lot. I had some nasty resonance issues in my room but after calibration it was much better. It is in no way perfect but well worth it in my own case.
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- 9237 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo
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- 1030 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK
You don’t need new speakers. The Adams are a very good make. As others suggest, room treatment (and placement) is key and I would suggest something like Sonarworks as well. Made a huge difference in my modest small studio.
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- 195 posts since 19 Aug, 2021
100% your room is the issue, not those monitors.
- 282 posts since 30 Aug, 2002
If your room isn't treated use headphones.
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- 1342 posts since 30 Mar, 2014
I have the A5X, and I find I have the opposite issue. Super clear and transparent, but the bass is weak. I make (bad) techno, so being able to monitor the low end is important. I'll do all my sound design and arrangement and basic mixing with my monitors, then have to use my DT-1990s to work on the low end. Super important is the use of reference tracks to get the relative levels correct. You might not be able to get a perfectly level room, but if you learn the room's response, you can compensate.
- 15 posts since 13 Dec, 2021
I have a blue sky media desk 2.1 set up. It sounds very good.