I'm investing in some new monitors for my home studio, and I just can't decide between a set of Genelecs or the Blue Skys...... does anyone have experience of these monitors, and which ones would they recommend getting? I've used Genelecs frequently, but after reading so many good reviews I'm leaning towards the Blue Skys at the moment, but would really like some input before I splash the cash!
Might not be what you would like to hear but the best way to choose monitors would be to find a place to listen to them yourself. Obviously bring along some listening material that you're familiar with. That way, you'll only have yourself to blame if you don't like your purchase.
We don't have that particular Blue Sky system at work (we've got the Big Blue 5.1 systems), but I can vouch for the quality of the monitors they build. I know they've also had some equipment THX certified in the past.
I've used Genelecs in the past as well (and we have a bunch of the 8030s in the video editing suites), and I can honestly say that I've never really trusted how well the audio you mix on them translates in another setting. I've found mixed results mixing with them when I take them to another system for listening comparisons (even other Genelecs, like in our screening room). That hasn't been an issue with the Blue Sky systems, and mixes that we've previously done on the Genelecs don't sound so great on the Blue Sky systems. The reverse is not true though, the mixes we do on the Blue Sky monitors have been great on most other systems.
I'll admit, this difference is also largely affected by the fact that we have much better mixing rooms now (acoustically speaking). Personally though, after years of weird experiences with Genelec speakers (not just in this job either), I would go with a Blue Sky system over them any day.