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Reviews for aktiv 05


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!"



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 here!



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 best."



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.



Computer Shopper (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 price point."



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 contains a detailed positive review for our aktiv 05 - you can find the complete review (with a score of 97%) here.