Having never owned a studio monitors, it seemed wise choice due to its price / quality ratio.
I use the speakers in a home studio base configuration.
To my ears little "home studio", it suits me PERFECTLY.
The sound seems accurate on all frequencies.
Compared to my old speakers living room, this is the day and night!
If one looks at a speaker distance (say 2 meters), the stereo image feels very well represented.
I use these speakers for two months now.
For that price, I would do without hesitation that choice!
I read here and there that a breath problem appeared occasionally. This problem happened to me once but I found where it came from. By removing my sound card and my computer speakers: more problem! Maybe for some, the problem is not there but I still suggest you try, it costs nothing).
After hesitating with Iris, the characteristics that have motivated my choice are mainly (not to mention technical specifications available on the respective site):
1 - the price (289 € the pair with the TC level pilot in Woodbrass)
2 - the respectability of this brand.
My use is mainly access the mix home with a rather eclectic style (bass, guitar, vocals, electro few samples ... well what classical)
I have connected to my little map foscusrite Scarlett 2I4. (One more for access volume behind these speakers). The pilot will level for a possible next purchase ....
There actually was a comparative frequency curve to Genelec 1029a. Just make you a notice ....
For my part, the dynamic appears to be respected and the stereo image is quite in line with my listening habits so no surprises. I'm pretty satisfied with the sound made WHOLE ... but no I do not cry. (At least for a home without acoustic treatment so my opinion on this point will only be subjective)
I did that recently, I have may not be the hindsight but I wanted to highlight one key point:
Indeed, AF was open a discussion on a possible problem blast or noise polluting listening: THERE IS NOTHING .... but no I do not shout. Not a fart noise, hiss or other so hopefully reassure those who, like me, you waited for a sign to decide definitively. Hallelujah!
Value for money: yes then the quality (weight is also quality because they are not light)
yes then the price (price per kg it's cheap)
With my experience I made this choice and we will see later if the future gives me reason. So stay tuned ...