Re: Neumann KH120 A monitors - any negative opinions or reviews?
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 am
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MeJ wrote:John Willett wrote:MeJ wrote:There are three excellent establishments in North Nondon:- KMR, The Studio Shop and Funky Junk. :thumbup:
Just so, but I didn't want to appear to be promoting any of them. But I went to the first :) And will again!
rggillespie wrote:The Kh120s get such positive feedback on this forum and in reviews I went ahead and bought a pair on a 'try before you buy' scheme in January. Its hard to know if something will work for you if you cant have a home demo. They are a big step up from my equator audio D5s in every respect technically but after two weeks I found I wasn't enjoying listening to them. I think I found they are on the cool side tonally and I found returning to the inferior D5s a relief. The resolution is nowhere near the KH120s, which are in every way you'd judge it superior, but I just prefer the warmer sound of the D5s. As monitors are so important getting it right is a must, but it is very subjective. So I'll go now and listen to some of the competition Adam, Focal, Dynaudio, Genelec etc , get a home demo and hopefully one of them is right for me. So I'm not knocking the Kh120s in anyway at all but just pointing out there are other options and in my case I'm glad I had the option of try before you buy. Best of luck with your purchase, and do get a sale or return option just in case. You'll have the right monitors for years so its worth getting it right.
John Willett wrote:
You are not supposed to enjoy listening to monitors. :mrgreen: :beamup:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:..... so brands like PMC, Neumann, Harbeth, Geithain and others...
John Willett wrote:Hugh Robjohns wrote:..... so brands like PMC, Neumann, Harbeth, Geithain and others...
These are the ones that are always at the top of my list and I would add ATC to make my top-5. :thumbup:
Hugh Robjohns wrote: But in fairness, different people respond to what they hear in different ways, and the monitor speakers are just tools, so all that really matters is whether your preferred speakers enable you to make good reliable mixes that travel well. Some people can achieve that with NS10s (I'm not one of them!). Others can do it with headphones (I'm not one of them either!).
... Each to their own I say!
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd say the KH120s... certainly don't present music with any hype, anyway, and mixing through them is hard work because they reveal any weaknesses pretty clearly.