2018's Best Multimedia Monitors Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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Making the list of the best multimedia monitors was a real challenge for us. Our team had to consider many factors such as price, user score, material and other specs. We are open to suggestions: if you think that we have to take more factors into account, contacts us and we will look into it.

Hundreds of new multimedia monitors appear on the market every year. There are too many brands, which makes choosing the best model very hard. We wanted to help you and picked the best multimedia monitors that money can buy.

U.S. Top 9 Best Multimedia Monitors of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Ik Multimedia Iloud Micro Monitors (Editor’s Choice)
Four high performance class d power amps with 50w rms total power.
Ik Multimedia Iloud Micro Monitors
5.0
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2. Edifier R1010BT
Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual rca output.
Edifier R1010BT
4.5
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3. Mackie Cr4 4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
Choose which side of the desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch.
Mackie Cr4 4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
4.5
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4. Mackie Cr5bt 5 Studio Computer Monitors
Samson sr350 over ear closed back studio reference monitoring stereo headphones.
Mackie Cr5bt 5 Studio Computer Monitors
4.3
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5. BEHRINGER MS16
Powerful 4″ woofers and high-resolution tweeters powered by two 8-watt amplifiers.
BEHRINGER MS16
4.0
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6. Mackie Cr5bt 5 Multimedia Monitors
Intuitive design with a front panel aux input for a smartphone or tablet, headphone output and volume knob with a lit power ring that doubles as an on/off switch.
Mackie Cr5bt 5 Multimedia Monitors
4.0
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7. Mackie Cr4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor (Best Lightweight)
Mackie cr4 creative reference multimedia monitor (pair).
Mackie Cr4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor
3.8
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8. Pair Mackie Cr4 4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
Mackie cr4 pair of 4″ creative reference multimedia monitors speakers.
Pair Mackie Cr4 4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
3.5
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9. M-Audio AV32.1
Digital (optical), analog rca and trs inputs for connection to virtually any equipment.
M-Audio AV32.1
3.3
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№ 1. Ik Multimedia Iloud Micro Monitors Ultra-compact 3 Studio Monitors with Bluetooth
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
IK Multimedia IP-ILOUD-MM-IN 10.6 x 3.5 x 7.1 inches 6.35 pounds
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Four high performance class d power amps with 50w rms total power. Portable studio reference monitors for critical audio production listening. High & low frequency controls and desktop/shelf switch to adapt to different room placements. Acoustic settings: high shelf (0db or -3db from 4khz up); low shelf (0db or -3db from 250hz down); desktop (+3.5db between 1khz and 10khz and -1db below 400hz). Extended frequency response from 45 hz – 20 khz. Extremely linear frequency response and precise stereo imaging.

 

 
The good
Four high performance class d power amps
Extended frequency response from 45 hz
Extremely linear frequency response
High & low frequency controls
Portable studio reference monitors
The bad
It does not have any flaws.
 

 

 
№ 2. Edifier R1010BT, 4 Bluetooth Wireless Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors, Studio Monitor Speaker (pair) 24 Watts Rms, Black
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Edifier r1010bt-black-usa 5.9 x 6.3 x 9 inches 12.43 pounds
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2 year warranty – guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and canada. 2 x aux input – convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual rca output. Connect to two devices via aux at the same time, no plugging and switching needed. Bluetooth 4.0 connection – pair 2 of your phone, tablet or computer for a true hassle free wireless experience, perfect for any ios, android, macos or windows device. Studio sound quality – natural sound reproduction from 13mm silk dome tweeter and 4 inch full range unit.

 

 
The good
Studio sound quality
2 x aux input
Bluetooth 4.0 connection
2 year warranty
The bad
Not suitable for short people.
Beginners will not be able to assemble it by themselves.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Mackie CR4+RPB1 15.75 pounds
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Mackie cr4 pair of 4″ creative reference multimedia monitors speakers. Studio-quality design, sound and performance, ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance. 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound.75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter. Ultra-wide frequency range, perfect for full-range multimedia. Samson sr350 over ear closed back studio reference monitoring stereo headphones. Lightweight design ideal for music recording, practice and listening. Over-ear, closed back design with cushioned ear cups. 35mm drivers with rare earth magnets.

Ear bud upgrade: the sr350s are a solid introduction to the superior audio quality provided by over-ear headphones. They make an excellent gift for the music lovers still using their supplied smartphone ear buds. Lightweight listening: featuring all lightweight components, the sr350s are ideal for a mobile lifestyle. Perfect for a variety of fitness and travel applications, these headphones offer hours of ultra-portable, fatigue-free listening for even your longest listening sessions.

Choose which side of the desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch. Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication. Plug your smart phone (or other source) right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly. Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output and provides tactile headphone volume control.

 

 
The good
Lightweight listening
Mackie cr4 pair
Ear bud upgrade
Choose which side
The bad
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
 

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best multimedia monitors?

During the creation of this buying guide, we had to look through hundreds of multimedia monitors. Our team compared many products from various brands in order to find the most optimal model with the best price to quality ratio. The goal was to determine multimedia monitorsthat offer the most value for their money, and we think that we have achieved it.

 

 
№ 4. Mackie Cr5bt 5 Studio Computer Monitors W Bluetooth+ Headphones
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Mackie CR5BT+SASR350+Csbt328Blk 19 pounds
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Pair mackie cr5bt 5″ studio monitors monitors/computer speakers with bluetooth. Studio-quality design and perfomance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Stream music from any smartphone, tablet or other bluetooth enabled device. 50 watts of clean, articulate, stereo sound. 3/4″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter. Ultra-wide frequency range perfect for full-range multimedia (70hz – 20khz). Sound with style: the sr350 are carefully contoured to the shape of the head for a secure, yet attractive fit. It’s a look that works with any outfit or occasion you can think of. Rockville rmm-xlr dynamic microphone. Professional 10 ft xlr cable included. Beautiful black finish (the perfect combination of matte and shiny black finish). Sensitivity -60db 3db (0db 1v/pa at 1khz).

Samson sr350 over ear closed back studio reference monitoring stereo headphones. Lightweight design ideal for music recording, practice and listening. Over-ear, closed back design with cushioned ear cups. 35mm drivers with rare earth magnets. Ear bud upgrade: the sr350s are a solid introduction to the superior audio quality provided by over-ear headphones. They make an excellent gift for the music lovers still using their supplied smartphone ear buds.

 

 
The good
Ear bud upgrade
Pair mackie cr5bt 5″ studio monitors monitors/computer speakers
Rockville rmm-xlr dynamic microphone
The bad
The product will not survive a fall.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Behringer MS16 5.9 x 5.5 x 9.5 inches 10.14 pounds
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Stereo rca inputs for sound cards, keyboards, etc. That can be used simultaneously with second stereo source (e. Cd/md player) through 1/8″ trs stereo input. Powerful 4″ woofers and high-resolution tweeters powered by two 8-watt amplifiers. Separately adjustable 1/4″ trs microphone input mixable with stereo inputs for playback and vocal monitoring applications. Compact stereo speaker system ideally suited for home studios, multimedia applications, keyboard and vocal monitoring, etc. Kindly refer manual under the product description for installation instructions and alerts.

 

 
The good
Compact stereo speaker system ideally suited
Separately adjustable 1/4″ trs microphone input mixable
Powerful 4″ woofers
Stereo rca inputs
Kindly refer manual under
The bad
Assembling quality is below average.
The high price tag is not justified.
 

 

 
№ 6. Mackie Cr5bt 5 Multimedia Monitors with Bluetooth (pair) and Deluxe Accessory Bundle W Closed-back Headphones + 4x Cables + Fibertique Cloth
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Photo Savings 6.9 x 9 x 10.2 inches 21.4 pounds
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Deluxe bundle includes professional and attractive closed-back headphones, fibertique cloth, and 4x cables (see description). Pair of monitors includes the passive un-powered speaker and class ab amplifier powered speaker, features convenient speaker placement switch. Professional and portable multimedia monitors designed with high-end components to provide optimized sonic performance and an ultra-wide dynamic range from 60hz 20khz. Studio-quality monitors are designed with 5 polypropylene coated woofers, rear port tube for the low end, and .75 silk dome tweeters. Intuitive design with a front panel aux input for a smartphone or tablet, headphone output and volume knob with a lit power ring that doubles as an on/off switch.

 

 
The good
Intuitive design
Deluxe bundle includes professional
Studio-quality monitors are designed
The bad
It is inconvenient.
 

 

 
№ 7. Mackie Cr4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor (pair) W Pro Dj Bundle Includes, 3-feet 1 8 Trs Male to Two 1 4 Ts Male Cable and Universal Pop Filter Microphone Wind Screen W Mic Stand Clip
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Mackie 4334437727 16.7 pounds
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Bundle includes: mackie cr4 creative reference multimedia monitor (pair).3′ 1/8″ trs male to two 1/4″ ts male cable and universal pop filter microphone wind screen with mic stand clip. Included in the box: mackie cr4 creative reference multimedia monitor (pair).1/8″ stereo rca cable.1/8″ to 1/8″ cable.6′ speaker-to-speaker cable.2x professional-grade isolation pads. Mackie authorized dealer – includes full mackie USA warranty. Studio-quality design, sound and performance ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Mackie cr4 creative reference multimedia monitor (pair).

 

 
The good
Included in the box
Mackie cr4 creative reference multimedia monitor
Studio-quality design
Mackie authorized dealer
Bundle includes
The bad
Works inconsistently.
Takes a lot of time to get used to.
 

 

 
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Mackie CR4+RVSM1+RRS190S 32.3 pounds
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Mackie cr4 pair of 4″ creative reference multimedia monitors speakers. Studio-quality design, sound and performance, ideal for multimedia creation and entertainment. Professional-grade components for optimized sonic performance. 50 watts of clean, articulate stereo sound.75″ ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeter. Ultra-wide frequency range, perfect for full-range multimedia. Eva pad on top to eliminate unwanted vibrations. Triple enforced steel base with ultimate sturdiness. Adjustable height range: 33-45 inches. Base: 17.7 x 17.7 x 17.7 inches. Top plate: 9.05 x 9.45 inches. Tube diameter: 1.5 inch- 1.37 inch.

Rockville rrs190s: monitor isolation pads. High quality, high density foam. Eliminates vibrations and unwanted noises in your studio. Price is for pads which accommodates speakers. Package includes: pair of mackie cr4 4″ creative reference multimedia monitors speakers. Pair of rockville rvsm1 near-field studio monitor stands. Pair of rockville rrs190s foam studio monitor isolation pads.

Choose which side of the desk gets the volume knob with the convenient speaker placement switch. Convenient front panel volume knob with lit power ring gives you on/off/volume control and power indication. Plug your smart phone (or other source) right into the front of the speakers and listen instantly. Front-facing headphone jack auto-defeats speaker output and provides tactile headphone volume control.

 

 
The good
Package includes
Studio monitor stands
Mackie cr4 pair
Choose which side
Rockville rrs190s
The bad
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
 

 

 
№ 9. M-Audio AV32.1 , Professional Desktop Multimedia Audio-monitor Pair and Subwoofer (3-inch Woofer 6.5-inch Subwoofer)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
M-Audio AV32.1 7.9 x 11.4 x 10.8 inches 24 pounds
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Speakers have 3-inch polypropylene midrange drivers and 1-inch silk dome tweeters. 3-channel amplifier in sub cabinet powers the subwoofer and two speakers. Subwoofer uses powerful down-firing 6 1/2-inch woofer in ported enclosure for deep bass to 36hz. Remote control switches unit in and out of standby, adjusts volume, and bypasses sub. Digital (optical), analog rca and trs inputs for connection to virtually any equipment.

 

 
The good
3-channel amplifier in sub cabinet powers
Speakers have 3-inch polypropylene midrange drivers
Remote control switches unit in
The bad
May be expensive for some people.
 

What exactly I should pay my special attention to when choosing a multimedia monitors?

If you are buying a multimedia monitors for the fist time in your life and do not really know much about it, you should always look carefully for user reviews from other customers. Learn from the experience of other people and try to find a multimedia monitors according to its material and assembly quality.

How long does the warranty lasts for a decent multimedia monitors?

You should buy multimedia monitorsfrom brands with customer-friendly warranty policy. Trustworthy multimedia monitors manufacturers offer two-year or even longer warranty period. You would not have any problems in case of any issues — simply take a broken product to the service center to get it replaced or fixed.

Is not buying multimedia monitorson the internet is dangerous?

Why there should be any reasons to worry? There are no risks in buying multimedia monitorson the internet, sine you can always get a refund. You can also check the reputation of a seller just to be sure that your multimedia monitors will be delivered without any problems.

Are there anything special that I should know before buying a multimedia monitors?

Marketplace provides a myriad of convenient features to help you compare and choose multimedia monitors. It also aggregates thousands of reviews from people all over the world. Always read them before choosing a multimedia monitors!

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