#1
I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of these for $150 through craigslist, and wanted some opinions from the audiophiles/engineers here.

I've done some research, and it seems to be that you either love em or hate em. Almost every review that I've read states that they have a pretty flat response, except for the upper mids. A lot of the reviews said that the NS10s were waaaay to harsh on the ears, while some said that they were somewhat of an industry standard.

What do you guys think?

(Also suggest me some other monitors <$300 if you want )
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I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of these for $150 through craigslist, and wanted some opinions from the audiophiles/engineers here.

I've done some research, and it seems to be that you either love em or hate em. Almost every review that I've read states that they have a pretty flat response, except for the upper mids. A lot of the reviews said that the NS10s were waaaay to harsh on the ears, while some said that they were somewhat of an industry standard.

What do you guys think?

(Also suggest me some other monitors <$300 if you want )


Lucky you. They are meant as secondary monitors...the reason they're used so often is that if you can make your mix sound good on these, they will sound great on any other sound system. Avantone's Mixcubes are like those too. They have a noticeable midrange bump, which means in the end, you'll get a disco smile (heavier lows and treble, looks like a smile in an EQ graph) which is quite popular.

So, in other words, get them now, but also consider some neutral monitors like Genelecs, Event ASP6s, or JBLs in your budget too.
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#4
they've been used a lot in the past, despite being very coloured, as has been said, they are meant to be used as a second reference.