I am now using the new active Yamaha hs8 as my main hifi speaker (toghether with my pc) although they are studio monitor speakers, where i feel that they are playing the music,sounds the way they are recorded, without adding anything to the sound, if i have a room with a bass bost or tweeter problems at high levels i don't know, but to me the Yamaha hs8 feels very neutral.
I never have this bright sound with not enough bass (Dali zensor 1), if sometimes the sound is bright, not enough bass or to much, it's not to blame the speakers, because i feel they are very neutral which many hifi speakers aren't. I am using a Presounus 22vsl usb souncard, i am not recording music so i don't need the mic inputs, most hifi soundcards have alot of inputs and outputs for surround sound which i also don't need, until now i can't say anything bad about the presounus 22vsl souncard, it is doing it's job at 24bit 96000hz and should also have this i only play,record what's comming in without adding anything to the sound, characteristic.
I have thought about a discussion about active hifi speakers vs active monitor, theres the on whathifi very popular avi adm9rs (think it's the newest model but i am not shure or the t model avi adm9t) the almost equally priced Dynaudio XEO 3 or some slightly cheaper but very popular adam a7x, with a god dac the price is in the same price range as the avi and Dynaudio's and the size of the adams a7x is also close to the avi adam9's, with 100 watt for the tweeter and 150 watt for the bas/midrange the adam a7x is also very powerfull so theres no excuse for lots of loud and dynamic music without any distortion.
It could also be the cheaper audiengine a5 vs some studio monitors like the very popular krk rookit 5 g2 (have owned them) or the Yamaha HS5/50
Studio monitors is surpose to play the sound(s), music as they are recorded,mixed without adding anything to the sound, almost like high end hifi speakers, although most high end hifi speakers do have a tendency to have an enhanced bas(even though it almost never would be neutral in the bass becuase many have recorded the bass a bit louder the anything else) and often a slightly bright sound which studio monitors dosn't have (atleast they shouldn't have this kind of hifi sound)
Speakers are surpose to play the music as it is recorded without adding anything to the sound, so aren't active studio monitors in general better then active hifi speakers? (more accurate)
Active hifi speakers or active studio monitors, what would you choose and why?