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M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1058 reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 user reviews of M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

M-Audio AV 40

 

The M-Audio AV 40 remains a solid performer after some running manufacturing changes, and still straddles the line between higher-end home audio speakers and low-end studio monitors.

Clean, powerful sound. Reasonable low-end extension for a 2.0 system. Relatively flat response means you can use these as studio monitors in a pinch. Solid build quality. Plenty of connection choices.

Large for powered PC speakers. Slightly recessed high end. Still lack low-end punch compared with similarly priced 2.1 systems. Rear-mounted power switch is a pain.

Performance and Conclusions In a series of listening tests, the AV 40 delivered the same clean, crisp sound as the original version. At high volumes, the speakers really come into their own, with plenty of clean level and a solid presentation across...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Missy Schwartz (wired.com)

Review: M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

 

M-Audio's Studiophile AV 40 speakers do what the big guys can but take up a lot less space. So what if they weigh 14 pounds...

Peerless audio quality. Great value.Wake-the-neighbors loud. Magnetically shielded, so you won’t catch abuzz off your cell phone or mess with your laptop’s screen. Handy headphone jack lets you work musicians’ hours while housemates snooze

With 6 x 7.25-inch footprints, they do take up room (and at 14 pounds a pair, you won’t be moving them around much).Backside power switch means you’re constantly doing a reach-around at bedtime

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Scott Barr (slashgear.com)

SlashGear Review – M-Audio Studiophile AV40

 

I've had my M-Audio Studiophile AV40′s in place for a little while, so I thought that I would share my findings with you. First, let me just say that these are amazing.

Overall, I couldn’t be more impressed with a pair of speakers. The only downfall is their size, which they more than make up for in quality. I’m going to give these 4.5 out of 5 gears.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speaker System

 

Attention speakerphiles: the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Speaker System is super. Kind of. .

Delivers full spectrum of sound

Delivers distracting funky buzz, too

Listening to the power funk of Tower of Power’s “Oakland Stroke,” we were impressed by the AV 40s’s ability to deliver the band’s full sonic spectrum, from the belch of Stephen “Doc” Kupka’s baritone sax to the crackle and snap of Dave Garibaldi’s drum...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Brent Butterworth (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Computer Speakers

 

If you're looking for the best all-around computer or desktop stereo speaker system, we recommend the Mackie CR3 for its price and high-fidelity audio.

This was an easy decision because the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 sounded so good and cost so little. But would we put the bulky, plasticky-looking AV 40 on our sleek executive desks (if any of us had sleek executive desks)? Perhaps not. That’s why we...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

Review: M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

 

If you've got room on your desk (or bookshelf), the AV 40 is an excellent set of compact studio monitors that out-performs the traditional 2.0 computer speakers we've tested, and even bests many 2.1 systems when it comes to overall sound quality.

But there’s another type of 2.0 system out there: studio monitors, which are essentially powered bookshelf speakers designed for use in recording and production studios. Studio monitors tend to be bulkier than traditional 2.0 computer speakers—and...

Oct, 2009

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Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Desktop Speaker System Review

 

If you're looking for a set of bargain speakers to use with your budget-minded computer, you might as well start looking elsewhere. The price tag on the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System is not for the faint of…

Added versatility with inclusion of audio-in jack, RCA inputs, and TRS inputs ; Very solid construction, professional appearance ; Good sound quality, deep bass notes ; Ridiculously easy to set up and use

Too heavy and large for some desks ; Might be a bit too revealing with low quality sources ; Volume knob doesn't turn speakers off ; Power cable is a little short

For the average computer user or even someone looking to play some video games on their television, the M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Desktop Speaker System is high quality, compact, and totally overkill. They're definitely built well with a good amount of...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (modsynergy.com)

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System Review

 

I think everyone appreciates great audio. Having such a system that can deliver audio the right way can make the experience sound satisfying. I've done my fair share of reviews regarding speaker systems and when I reflect on them, there's one common...

Great dynamics and overall sound, Great MDF construction, Good bass, Balanced sound, You can taste the sound

I cannot say enough about the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Desktop Speaker System. They are a wonderfully balanced speaker system in all regards. These speakers literally make you taste what you hear.

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 review

 

Home entertainment speakers aim to make everything sound impressive; music production speakers are designed to reproduce sounds accurately.

Speakers that go for quality over quantity. Affordable speakers that bridge the gap between PC and studio.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

 

M-Audio's Studiophile AV 40 is a PC speaker for music lovers who care more about sound quality than compact size or rock bottom pricing.

Bigger-than-average sound ; Large 4-inch woofer, 1-inch tweeter ; 20 watts per speaker ; Rock solid construction ; Bass Boost switch

Large size (for PC/desktop speakers) may be an issue

Mar, 2008

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