The last time I reviewed a set of studio monitors, they were the Monkey Banana Turbo 8 set. It was tough, but I’ve finally been able to stop smirking when I see the logo. Luckily for the brand, these monitors look good. Let’s find out how they stack up compared to other options in their range.
What is it?
The latest studio monitors by Monkey Gibbons, the Gibbon 5s, are powered by 2 amplifiers: 45 W driving the lows and 35 W for the highs. They come with an extensive array of connecting options by offering unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (TRS and XLR) connectors at the rear.
Who’s it for?
New producers working from a small home or bedroom setup.
The bright red shell of these monitors adds a dash of colour and personality to the studio.
The set packs a punch way above its price category by delivering surprisingly loud sounds.
Decent price point. Great for monitoring at loud levels. Good looking. Decent stereo imaging when placed close to each other.
If you’re not bothered by the slight colouring in some parts of the frequency spectrum, these monitors might be ideal for home use. However, there are other options to consider at this price range, such as the Mackie MR5 and the KRK Rockets.
|What’s in the Box||Tech Specs|
| • 2 x monitors
• 2 x AC power cords
• User manual
|• Woofer: 5 1/4 inch
• Size: 215mm x 277m x 190mm
• Weight: 5.9kg
• Frequency Response: 48Hz – 22 kHz
• Inputs: XLR Connector, TRS Connector, RCA input
• Amps: LF – 45W, HF 35W
|Approximate Price: INR 30,000 (pair)|