Behringer MS40
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Behringer MS40

MS40, Active Monitor from Behringer.

Kergo 11/14/2013

Behringer MS40 : Kergo's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
I bought them as low-budget monitor speakers when I started doing computer music.
To this day I use them connected to a Presonus AudioBox 44 VSL soundcard.
I still use them for computer music with Nuendo.

SOUNDS

It's true that these speakers have lots of lows, but fortunately there are two knobs at the rear that allow you to adjust the low and high frequencies The ON/OFF switch is also practical.
It's obvious that these speakers don't have the precision of professional speakers, but if you listen to them regularly, you can easily make good use of them, always taking care to listen to your mixes on other media (headphones, speakers), so you can find the right balance between the different sound reproduction tools.
When I read that some people say the sound isn't good, I can't believe it. I think the bad sound they get is due to their soundcard or bad settings of the latter. Personally, I never crank them beyond halfway and I never have distortion.
The dynamic response is good.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using these monitors for 6 years.
I've had the opportunity to listen to other monitors in a studio, but they are out of my reach. At home, I use the Behringer MS 40 as main monitors, but to check my mixes I also use a couple of Hi-Fi Tensaï speakers connected to my '80s JVC amp a pair of Beyerdynamic DTX 910 headphones, plus a pair of AKG cans whose model I can't recall. I also use my Phonic P620 to listen at loud volumes.
From my point of view, this product is a great value for money and it features intelligent connecting possibilities, frequency controls and an ON/OFF switch on the front panel, as well as an LED indicating the power status.
You need some time to get used to them and not let yourself be mistaken by their major defect, which is to highlight the low end.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
I must point out that I'm not a pro of computer music, it's only a hobby for me.