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Product Reviews: aktiv 05
November/December 2014 issue of Recording
Magazin features a review of aktiv 05,
aktiv 08 and aktiv
10s by Moritz Hillmayer: "(...) you won't often get so
much sound for your money." / "A
honest impulse stable sound with a proper resolution of the spectrum speaks
for ESI monitors."
Felix Klostermann from online magazine Bonedo
(Germany) had a detailed listen of aktiv 05 and
mentioned:"transparent sound" / "very good
price/value" - read the full german language review
The January 2013 issue of KEYS
(Germany) features a review of both aktiv 05
and aktiv 08 by Martin Person: "In
their price range, the ESI aktiv near field monitors can be considered among the
The Polish language blog Analogowa
Dusza checked out a pair of our aktiv
05. One of the key comments: "... deserve really high scores
in this price range. I will use them to this day, and entrust great confidence
in the company." Check the full review in English here
and in Polish here.
(UK) published a review of aktiv 05: "the
aktiv 05 monitors are a good deal" / "They have excellent sound
quality" - check the full review here.
The September 2012 issue of MusicTech
Magazine (UK) features a review of aktiv
05. Here is a quote: "... left/right imaging and depth
of soundstage greatly exceed expectations for a pair of monitors at this
Thorsten Walter of popular german magazine Amazona
reviewed aktiv 05 and explains what major
improvement they are compared to the previous model nEar05
eXperience. Read the full german language review here!
In August 2012 Russ Hughes from Pro
Tools Expert checked our aktiv 05
in detail. In his conclusion, he mentioned "I have been pleasantly
surprised by what these speakers have to offer in terms of build and sound."
- read the full review here!
DJ Mag (UK)
checked both our aktiv 05 and aktiv
08 in their Top 100 DJ issue of 2012 - here is a quote: "Both of
the speakers in the aktiv range are priced to be in the entry level price bracket
and won't break the bank."
Danish website Tweak.dk
contains a detailed positive review for our aktiv
05 - you can find the complete review (with a score of 97%) here.
The website of Digital Village
contains a review for our aktiv 05: "These
monitors are available for around a third less than the nearest equivalents, making
them extremely good value for money." - check the full text here.
Famous Korean KPOP composer Haemoon Park
is using aktiv 05 in his studio - "As
a musician who has been using nEar05 for quite a long time, I am actually
surprised to see the sound improvements of aktiv 05, especially considering
the pricing is similar!"