This past year was a big year for monitors with a few innovative releases that really can be considered the best of the best. The Smart Active Monitor (SAM) feature and the economical price makes Genelec’s The One a top pick for our readers. According to reviewers, Focal’s new line of monitors called The Shapes offer excellent sound quality at a great price. One reviewer, Andy Jones, said The Shapes makes him excited to mix classic tracks again.
- MUSICTECH.COM had a very challenging job, go pick out the best monitors of 2017.
- All the same, on December 9, the site chose two brand name monitors that in their view left the competition in the dust.
- Of the Genelecs monitors, which took first place, the site specifically reviewed the highly praised Sam 8831 and Sam 8341 monitors.
“While the Genelecs ran away with it in terms of the reader vote, our panel unanimously put these Focals right up there with them, especially given the price, which is considerably cheap for monitors of this sound quality.”