I've got some freelance game audio contracts beginning soon and need to get started with a basic bedroom setup. Here's some quick specs:
11.8 x 12.8 sized bedroom. Carpeted, drywall, a queen sized bed in there, bookshelves, etc. Pretty much a typical apartment bedroom.
I plan on setting these monitors up in the middle of the 12.8 sized wall. Not going to be putting them in corners or anything like that.
My workstation (and, more specifically, my ears) will probably be anywhere from 3' to 5' feet away from the monitors.
I'm on a budget of approximately 500 - 1000 dollars. That would be for a PAIR, not a single monitor.
I'm not composing or mixing music. I don't know how relevant that is, but I'm mentioning it nonetheless just in case. I WILL probably be listening to the music that other people compose, however. But 95% of what I'm doing will be SFX asset creation, dialog management, playing through the game with implemented assets, etc.
I used KRK monitors years ago and really liked them but I'm sure there are newer models available now. Same with Events (I used the Event TR5's at my first studio gig). Searching on here, I've seen the KRK VXT8 are often suggested but they're a bit out of my price range. The Adam A7's are also recommended a lot. What I really need are a solid pair of inexpensive but relatively good quality nearfield monitors for an apartment bedroom setup to do game audio work. Just looking for some suggestions from others.