I know this topic comes up fairly often and I've read past posts, but I was hoping to get some tailored advice.
I have a small (very small ) personal music recording system, about 5 synths, midi interface, 3.4GHz system w Delta44 card/Cubase, Mackie 8 channel mixer, and a power amp (Samson 170). I do all my work listening through higher end Sony headphones. (everything sounds very flat)
So far so good…
But when I listen through my external Amp/ speakers (cheap JBL control 1X), everything sounds horrible. Way too much base and all washed out. I know these JBL's aren't suitable for this application which would explain the poor quality.
My question is: should I purchase near field monitors and connect to the Samson Amp, or buy Active monitors and completely bypass the Amp altogether.
I only have about $500- 600 to spend on a pair of monitors ( ..not much I know)
Any words of wisdom?
Thanks for any help