Tapco S5 : theaudioandvideoguy's user review
"good price decent sound"
The Tapco S5 are an very affordable set of studio monitors that almost any one can afford to have for home. You wont find these in any major studio because they just aren't built for that. They are made for the everyday musician that is on a budget and cant afford to spend a bunch of money on gear, not just monitors.
The sound is pretty good for a cheap pair of monitors. You wont be able to say that they can compare to some of the higher end monitors or any of the KRK line. But with that being said you will still get a great mix in them if you can understand how they sound compared to other systems. Even if you have to listen to some cd quality songs through them to kind of compare your own mixes to the ones on the cd will give you a better idea of how you need to mix and master. Most of the time with monitors its not the quality of the monitor its how well you understand how the monitor will respond to the levels and frequencies. If you can figure that out then almost any decent set of monitors will work for you.
Overall, they are decent monitors and for the price you can expect to get studio quality sound, but as I said if you take the time to understand them you will still get good mixes. I really don’t suggest mastering in them though just because I wouldn’t want to waste time trying to master in monitors that are sub par from the start. You will need to make a little better investment in some monitors for mastering in or let someone else master for you. All in all, they are good and they are cheap. You would need to listen to them to make your own decision if they could work for you though.