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Presonus Eris E3.5-3.5" Near Field Studio Monitor (Pair) (E3.5)

  • The reviews speak for themselves!
  • The only true studio monitor for multimedia, gaming, watching movies, or producing your next hit
  • Studio-quality industrial design. They look as great as they sound. Protection: RF interference, output-current limiting, over-temperature, turn-on/off transient
  • 3. 5-Inch woven composite drivers produce a more powerful bass response with a more accurate overall sound
  • The only monitors in their class with acoustic tuning. This enables you to get pristine sound quality in any room. Crossover frequency: 2. 8 kHz
  • Stereo aux input, headphone jack, volume, and power on/off are located on the front panel for your convenience

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i have had the e4.5s for 6+ years, they're great.



amazon generally has good reviews for Edifier powered speakers.

haven't heard them myself.

if you can find $30 more for your budget, Edifier has models w/bluetooth. might be useful.


>but heard that passive speakers sound a lot better than powered

that's absolutely untrue.

powered speakers are the same materials as passive speakers, they just include an amplifier built into the housing.

there are limitations for active speakers - your connection ports are what they are, they can't be upgraded.


>although I imagine getting a passive speaker increases the price as you have to get an amp which may push them out of my price range.

you need an amp either way.

active speakers the amp is included, passive speakers you've got to provide the amp.


personally, i prefer active speakers for any kind of limited budget, or with limited space, or looking for something simple. with active speakers, there's no extra equipment needed.


for almost your budget, you can get a pair of Presonus Eris 3.5s https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075QVMBT9/

i have the 4.5s and they're fantastic.

the 3.5s will be a little brighter - have less bass - due to the smaller woofer size, but should be very good.


there's Edifier in your budget https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edifier-R1010BT-Bluetooth-Wireless-Multimedia/dp/B073ZDXVCM/

haven't heard these, but Edifier gets good reviews.


in your price range, it might be a good option to look at used equipment.

or, buy new passive speakers and get a used receiver.


The new X version Audio-Technica AT-LP60X is on sale for $69. The only upgrade for it is from the stock conical to elliptical LP Gear CFN3600LE stylus $29.

Behringer Headphone Amp is a cheap option to use for earbuds. Or Behringer U-Phono adds a USB output.

If you only have a small room, PreSonus Eris E3.5 $99 speakers have a headphone jack or look for larger speakers for a medium size room or larger.

Better headphone amps start around $100.

Better turntables with adjustable tracking force and a better cartridge:

  • Teac TN-300SE sale with coupon code SPIN is on and off every few weeks to bring the price to $129. Set an alert for "Teac TN" or "turntable" at SlickDeals.net. It's value is about the current $189 sale price compared to better turntables over $200.
  • Monolith by Monoprice Turntable with Audio-Technica AT100E $205. It adds auto stop and possibility a bit better speed stability. Watch for a Black Friday Cyber Monday sale. It has gone down to $169 a few times and $149 once.
  • A worthwhile step up is the Fluance RT82 $299. It has auto stop and than an optical speed sensor controlled servo motor for lower wow and flutter and speed variation and the speed never drifts. Pass on the older RT81 that lacks the speed sensor since the Monoprice is a clone of it for $45 less. Add a phono preamp if not using it with a receiver with a phono input.

Or SMSL, SA36, SA50, Q5, or SA100.

Or an integrated amp, Auna AV2 CD508 or Mohr SV50.

Or some powered studio monitors PreSonus E 3.5 or the larger options may sound better than the inexpensive Sony shelf system speakers.

Or look for a used stereo or AV receiver for under 100€.

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audio-technica lp60

boxe monitor PreSonus, nu te astepta sa ai un bass cretin daca-ti place asta, sunt boxe ce nu modifica sunetul pentru clasa prosumer


i do see good reviews for Edifer.

there's also Presonus Eris 3.5's in your budget.