Dynaudio BM5A Powered Studio Monitor
While the BM5A sports a smaller size woofer than our top two picks, at 6.9", the driver of this compact studio monitor can still deliver quality sound and good bass frequency response. What elevates this model into an overall best is its superior resolution and detail, especially in fast-moving transients like those present in snare and cymbals. Although there are EQ and level-adjustment switches on the back panel, the sweet spot of the BM5A is wide and even, providing that flat frequency response that is prized among engineers in most monitors. The price puts it in the same range as the KRKs, and although it can't give you quite the wallop of the KRK in the low-end, a well-placed subwoofer can make up for that easily. Features include a frequency response of 50Hz-21kHz, and a compact design that can accommodate even the most cramped of studio setups.