Hey! I'm wondering if Active Monitors are better for Home Theater.\n\nAdvantages\nSince active monitors are already EQ'd and properly configured to work with a specific amplifier, these kinds of speakers have many advantages compared to passive speakers. They also have little switches on the back for how you configure them (in a corner, on a wall, open area, etc). I've seen this on passive speakers, but not in the same price range as active monitors.\n\nPossible Alternative to Hi-Fi Speakers\nBehringer TRUTH speakers look better than anything I could buy even at prices above $1K per speaker. I don't understand why they're so cheap if they're incredibly amazing. Considering the parts inside, they should cost $2K+ not including the integrated amp.\n\nIs it a better deal to buy a pair of active monitors like the TRUTH over towers like the Polk Reserve R700? The R700 has about the same specs, going down to 50Hz. The only difference I see is that the Polks are a tower and wouldn't need separate stands, but I'm sure I've missed something.\n\nThe Argument\nOne of my friends is telling me that monitors are designed for accurate sound reproduction and that they'll sound good with anything you throw at them, even extremely poorly mixed recordings.\n\nThe thought process is: how would you properly mix soundtracks if the speakers aren't accurate, are clipping, or are adding distortion? So no matter what, active monitors will sound the best that I've ever heard a speaker, and the ~$200 price tag is all I'd need to pay to get the best, most accurate sound possible.\n\nWhile I'm not convinced, looking at the specs of these Behringer speakers, I see things Audioholics notes in very high-end speakers such as linear frequency response, high-wattage amplifiers, a long-throw woofer, and controlled dispertion for a larger sweet spot thanks to a wave guide.\n\nMy Counter\nFrom what I've seen, having multiple drivers each with a crossover will give better sound across a wider spectrum. This one has 2 drivers. I'm pretty sure that would limit its response if I'm trying to hear voices at the same time it's receiving a 50Hz bass signal.\n\nFrom understanding gaming consumption vs production, I can say that the same high-resolution displays you use for content creation aren't the same you use playing games because the needs are different. Games need fast refresh rates and pixel response times whereas that doesn't matter as content creation requires high resolutions and 100% accurate colors.\n\nLastly, I'm also wondering if these monitors will be loud enough for me to sit on the couch 8+ feet away from them. I'm pretty sure they're designed to be used right up close to your ears on the desk you use for music production.