I Really Need Some New Speakers – I’ll Get Monitors This Time

Studio Monitor SpeakersI’ve had my current PC speakers for a few years now, and they have started to play up like the last ones did. The problem I get is that they won’t stay at a steady volume. They keep getting louder and quieter, which makes it difficult when I am trying to make music. It must a bad connection in one of the cables or a faulty volume control dial.

This time, I need to get some actual studio monitor speakers. I won’t be able to spend a huge amount of money on them, but I can still go for monitors rather than standard speakers.

What’s the difference?

Well, standard speakers are designed to get the best out of your music by making it sound as good as it can. But that’s not what you need when you are making music. Instead, you need speakers that make your music sound flat and normal. This is important because it causes you to make your music sound good for most equipment, rather than just sounding good on speakers that are designed to make any music sound good.

I think my budget is going to be about £100-200, but that should get me something reasonable. They won’t be super-professional high-end speakers, but they should be good enough. After all, I’m not actually a professional music producer. I’m only making music for fun. I still want my music to sound good, though. How about the Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor. What do you think?

Do you have any recommendations for studio monitor speakers that don’t cost the earth and will work with a PC? Why not let me know in the comments section below.


Update 22nd February 2016: I’ve since done some research and have written a review of the best budget studio monitors.



  1. Nate

    Hi Marcus,

    I’m actually looking to get PC speakers myself. The Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor do look really cool but a bit more than I was ideally looking to spend!

    Are there any PC speakers you can recommend? It’s mainly for gaming so they don’t need to be amazing or anything!

    1. Marcus (Post author)

      It’s probably worth looking at the Edifier Exclaim e10 or the JBL Series 3 LSR305.

  2. Jane

    Thanks for posting this about the speakers. I didn’t realize there was a difference in standard and monitors. I will be looking for a new set of speakers myself and I will be looking at the monitors now. It makes sense to create your music so that it sounds good on all speakers and the price on the monitors seems reasonable. Thanks again for the post, I appreciate the information!

    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Glad you found it helpful, Jane. Thank you for your comment.


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