Best Answer Triryche , 09 May 2014 - 04:36 AM
For your bedroom XLR vs 1/4" really doesn't matter, it's more of an issue if your are running cables longer distances.
XLR is technically better, assuming the monitor has balanced inputs, but for you bedroon you would not here the difference.
I would definitely get a pair active monitors, especially if you use stereo effects.
I have not personal experience with the monitors you listed, but either of those look decent for 5" drivers, they're both bi-amped, so that's a good.
Also, I would personally go with an 8" driver if you can afford it, especially if you plan on eventually recording and mixing. (you will thank yourself later )
These are 8" instead of 5", and M-Audio has a decent repudiation.Go to the full post