Over the last few years, we have witnessed a vast improvement in the quality of low-cost monitors. The build, accuracy and balance of affordable speakers, alongside the prevalence of noise-cancelling, finely-tuned headphones has resulted in a high bar for listening quality. And, in 2020, many products have further exceeded our expectations.
There’s a hard choice here, between the rich, clear tone of Kali Audio’s IN-8 monitors, the comfort and sonic depth of Austrian Audio’s Hi-X55 headphones, and, on the more premium end, Dynaudio’s mighty two-way Core 7’s. But decide you must! Vote below for your top listening pick.
Refresh your memory of the nominated products by reading our reviews here:
- AKG K371
- Dynaudio Core 7
- Austrian Audio Hi-X55
- Adam Audio T8V
- Presonus Eris E8XT
- Kali Audio IN-8
- HEDD Audio HEDDPhones (review coming soon)
Voting closes on Thursday 19 November. Winners will be announced in this and every other category in the Gear Of The Year Awards in Issue 214, on sale Thursday 17 December.
To vote for other GOTY categories, click here.