Buying Guide

This is cut through all the ads and magazine sponsored articles to give you a concise breakdown of what’s available at 3 different budget levels.  The all represent value for money and intentional not aimed at the experienced professional engineer.  I dont have any affiliations with any companies so its completely non biased experienced engineers opinion aimed at saving you time.

Interface/Preamp

Level 1

 

Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD €63- £56.28               

 

Level 2

Focusrite 2i2  €148 – £130.94

 

Level 3

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo  €899 £803.16

 

Microphones

 

Level 1

SE Electronics X1A  €94 £83.98

 

 

Level 2

Oktava MK 319  €259 £231.39

 

 

Level 3

Neumann TLM 103  1.099 €

 

Monitors

 

Level 1

 

KRK RP5 RoKit G3  310 €

 

Level 2

Yamaha HS 8  488 €

Level 3

Adam A7X  1010 €

Headphones

 

Level 1

AKG K-52   €39- £34.84

 

Level 2

Sony MDR-7506   €98 £87.55

Level 3

Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro   €149- £133.12