I disagree about the AV-40's. When combined with a sub, and once theyve ben worked in a bit, theyre fantastic. The pair I have now blew my BX8's out of the water and i've found the lower mids to be more accurate than those of the KRK's at the studio I freelance out of. For anyone on a budget, you cant go wrong. Are they Adam A7's? Nope. But they wont make your mixes suffer. Having a sub is key, though. Cheers!
The keywords here are “when combined with a sub.” In that case, I would definitely agree.
Thanks for the input!