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8331 vs 8341

grtriage, modified 3 Years ago.

8331 vs 8341

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 6/15/19 Recent Posts

Hi there - I have a home studio and have been looking to upgrade my monitors. I've been trying out a pair of 8331s for a couple weeks now and find them simply wonderful in so many ways. Some questions before I make my decision:

Should I get the 8331s or the 8341s?

I don't need the additional volume, though more bass extention would be useful.Wondering if there are any other differences/advantages to the 8341s?

If I want more bass extention, would I be better off getting the 8331s and a Genelec sub?

Any and all thoughts are welcome!




lukester, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: 8331 vs 8341

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

personally i'm not a fan of combining "the ones" series speakers with subs.


the imaging of these point source spakers is so good, that a sub does more harm than good.

imho you'd need stereo subs, in close vicinity to the tops.


or maybe get 8351s instead.


moxie, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: 8331 vs 8341

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/24/19 Recent Posts

I’m in the same boat as you.

The versatility of the 8331 (portable and true near) is great! (Haven’t previewed them) but was reading a thread here that a person actually ended up buying 8331 and 7350 subs, in comparison to the 8341.

i am in a similar dilemma. I create music with low end, and want to be able to capture that in my work. I was leaning towards the 8341 b/c physics of having a larger speaker, and near field is similar if not the same as the 8331 - though the person that went for the 8331 and subs said they didn’t think the sweet spot was as good.

any other suggestions can help me too!

photo523, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: 8331 vs 8341

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 12/6/17 Recent Posts

I own a pair of 8331's in Black and I  must be honest that there is much power in them. 144 watts per monitor and I have them on stands without the need for subs. They are so clear and have much low end for my needs. 

soundwave, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: 8331 vs 8341

Youngling Posts: 12 Join Date: 7/17/17 Recent Posts

I have 8331+7350 in a similar small rool for desktop near field use. I love them and suggest you start with the 8331.