The term “speakers” to a DJ can hold a couple different meanings. If you’re looking for Studio Monitors (Speakers for small spaces) or if you’re looking for something that’s going to bring the house down with a PA system, you’re going to need different products. If you’re looking for some of the best DJ speakers, these are my top picks:
For a Studio Monitor, I recommend the PreSonus Eris Studio Monitors (View on Amazon).
For a PA system, I recommend taking a look at the Rockville RPG122K (View on Amazon).
The products that I’ve suggested above are relatively inexpensive. They’re worth taking a look at due to their flexibility and entry level price point.
PreSonus Eris Studio Monitor
These speakers are awesome for just about anything. The construction on the PreSonus Eris sets are incredible for the price point. The speakers are small, but they can pack a punch.
It’s important to note that these are studio monitors. Near-field monitors are designed to reproduce sound with a *flat* response to give an accurate, faithful reproduction of the original audio without enhancements. And the name implies their intended usage, to be listened “near” to the speaker itself at low-to-medium volume levels, not from 10-20 feet away with room-filling sound.
Although these are monitors and not loudspeakers they do provide a ton of physical sound output, far louder than I would have expected for such a small near-field monitor. (Remember, near-fields are designed for up-close low-to-medium volume levels.)
I considered several different models at this size and for the money you can’t get or expect a better pair of monitors, they rock! Mine haven’t even broken-in yet (new drivers need a break-in period to maximize their potential) and I’m already in love – it will only get better with time.
Rockville RPG122K PA System
These are a great loudspeaker system for small gigs. They’re lightweight, durable, and pack a punch. Although these are no the type of speakers that you’ll see a professional DJ using, they’re affordable and they’re great for nearly any type of event.
The Rockville RPG122K PA system also comes with a microphone, but to be perfectly honest, the microphone is extremely cheap. It was sort of like an extra throw in they decided to include with the speakers last minute. If you want a microphone, I suggest getting a different one that’s a higher quality.
The quality of these speakers are great, however. They’re easy to set up and I take them on all of my mobile DJ gigs.
Between the two of these speakers, they’ve never let me down. I’m pretty happy with them and I’ve had each of them for over 1.5 years. I expect them to last me 5+ more years due to their incredible quality.