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The Sterling MX3 are a matched pair of bi-amped studio monitors that represents the latest evolution in Sterling Audio design, combining top sound quality with next-generation materials that deliver top-class audio quality and features. With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology each bi-amped monitor is built for optimal wider-and-higher frequency d...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Sterling MX3 are a matched pair of bi-amped studio monitors that represents the latest evolution in Sterling Audio design, combining top sound quality with next-generation materials that deliver top-class audio quality and features. With dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology each bi-amped monitor is built for optimal wider-and-higher frequency dispersion, giving you clear, articulate sound even when listening off-axis.

The MX3’s proprietary multi-fiber 3” low-frequency driver cone delivers superior damping to minimize sonic artifacts and unnatural resonance and its 4-layer voice coil provides greater motor force for outstanding low-frequency performance. The MX3’s rear-port design reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion, greater improving the overall low-end delivery. Its 3/4” silk dome tweeter powered by neodymium magnets also give the MX3 monitors a smooth and natural frequency response.

Powered by 20 Watts of high-efficiency, low-distortion Class A/B amplification, MX Series monitors deliver best-in-class efficiency and ultra-low distortion and the monitors also include High and low filters to custom tune monitors to your listening preference and environment. With an elegantly polished ebony finish and blue, backlit Sterling logo, these MX monitors look as good as they sound in any studio environment.


Features

3” LF driver with proprietary cone design
3/4” Silk dome tweeter, neodymium magnets
20 Watts of Class A/B amplification
Dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ for wide sweet spot
Rear port reduces LF turbulence and distortion
Polished ebony front baffle with logo
Studio grade internal components
Protective electrical design
Unbalanced RCA inputs
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Sterling AudioMX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Powerful, clean speakers - at a low price

Love these speakers as much as I love how cheap I got them for. For the price range, the Sterling MX3's cannot be beat. The high-end is extraordinarily crisp, and these tiny...Read complete review

Love these speakers as much as I love how cheap I got them for. For the price range, the Sterling MX3's cannot be beat. The high-end is extraordinarily crisp, and these tiny 3" monitors pump out some heavy bass at a loud volume! No distorting unless you are absolutely maxed out at the full 20 watts of volume. Would recommend for anyone on a budget and/or looking to buy their first pair of studio monitors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not enough volume and needs tiny fingers for the on/off/vol

This has clear sounds but not enough volume for me to rock'n'roll! If you pump it up, the mids get boosted to almost clipping.

Another issue is that the...Read complete review

This has clear sounds but not enough volume for me to rock'n'roll! If you pump it up, the mids get boosted to almost clipping.

Another issue is that the On/Off/Volume control is too low that it is so hard to dial it with my fairly small fingers. Kids' fingers should work better.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful, clean speakers - at a low price

By AJB

from East Lansing, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Crisp High End
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Bass
  • Small
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Computer Speakers
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

Love these speakers as much as I love how cheap I got them for. For the price range, the Sterling MX3's cannot be beat. The high-end is extraordinarily crisp, and these tiny 3" monitors pump out some heavy bass at a loud volume! No distorting unless you are absolutely maxed out at the full 20 watts of volume. Would recommend for anyone on a budget and/or looking to buy their first pair of studio monitors.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nope

By HI

from Tennessee

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks down fast

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

I think this product is a great product ,but one thing when the power shuts off it acts like it's dead

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OMG! So clear!!!

By jlanephoto

from Cypress, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    Forget the size! Yes, they are small. I replaced my computer speakers with these so I can edit video and audio and have sound that isn't artificially processed. I can't believe what I am hearing from them! Just fooling around my iTunes library I am hearing things in songs I have listened to hundreds of time that I have never heard before. It completely blows my mind! Wish I would have discovered these years ago. Now I just want to sit at my computer and listen to music.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These really helped during mixing and mastering

    By Mandopay

    from Valley Center .ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

      Small, fits the small workspace and deliver realistic sound and bass too

       
      5.0

      very happy w these,

      By NashvilleDave

      from Great State of TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        very happy with these as monitors for editing/playback. I've been playing guitar for 45 yrs, played in bands, recorded in studios, so I know quality sound. I think they're fine for those musicians looking to record at home. I use with my HP laptop, Focusrite Scarlet Solo, and use the Abelton Live Lite 9 software that came with the Solo. Got a great price when they were on sale so I was a prepared to be disappointed...as the saying goes "Cheap guy pays the most,,," but I'm completely satisfied! Now i dont crank these really loud so I wont comment on that but Im very happy with the clarity, compactness, and ease of use....Some have commented they are "computer speakers" ,,,,I will say they kind of look that way, which doesn't bother me, but sound is way better.

         
        4.0

        Nice for the price

        By Bryan

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        These are decent monitors for the price. I would purchase these again if needed.

         
        1.0

        Terrible.

        By Dep

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          These speakers are cheap for a reason. If you turn these up half way the bass cracks. The sound quality is just not good.

           
          3.0

          Not enough volume and needs tiny fingers for the on/off/vol

          By RODOLFO

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Controls too low
          • Needs more volume

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          This has clear sounds but not enough volume for me to rock'n'roll! If you pump it up, the mids get boosted to almost clipping.

          Another issue is that the On/Off/Volume control is too low that it is so hard to dial it with my fairly small fingers. Kids' fingers should work better.

           
          2.0

          Good if you don't need much volume and have tiny fingers!

          By RODOLFO

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

          Used as speakers for my home PC I find this to be weak in volume. You can't rock and roll on these. It sounds good on low volumes. As you increase the volume, mids get much louder than highs and lows. It is perfectly priced though. However, to upgrade with same brand will cost you 2x as much as the next up is sold per piece and not by pair.

          Another issue is the on/off/volume control. It is too low that you would need tiny fingers to turn it. You can place a book under the speakers so that you can turn it freely but why!?!

          This will be returned as it does not meet my needs.

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Definitely worth the money

          By Ex. Kevin the drummer

          from Ex. Lonoke, AR opps, I wasn't suposed

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

            I have always been a Tama player. First kit a 6 piece rockstar classic. A few years ago I finally broke down a bought a 5 piece Starclassic Molten Lava Kit. $1800 for the shells. I decided to buy a second kit because that's what you're suppose to do. Plus my wife is awesome told me to buy it (NO YOU CAN"T HAVE HER). I wanted to try a different brand and was going between Gretsch, PDP, Mapex. Not a DW because I'm not rich. I tried to get her to say yes to the DW but the checking account said noooo. Anyways, sorry ADD moment, oh look a squirrel. Oh yes PDP review. This kit sounds just as good and plays just as well as my Starclassic that cost $1100 more. Getting ready to replace the stock heads with Evans G2 clears for the Toms and going to try out the Aquarian Super Kick II and the Evans Hybrid on the snare. Bottom line, this kit is definitely worth the price.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First keyboard

            By bluboy

            from Madison, WI

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              I'm a guitar player that wanted to add a piano to the home and was able to get this at a local GC. It's got a good sound, the volume is perfectly usable in an apartment and it has a headphone jack for silent practicing. The reverb is decent and the metronome is a nice touch. I'm a little confused about the previous comments how they had to purchase the power supply and sustain pedal separately... the one I purchased had both items included. Although they were somewhat hidden in the corner of the box taped into the packaging. For a starter keyboard for practice, I'm happy with it.

               
              4.0

              Nice speakers, good value

              By Ian

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              These speakers seem perfect for my kids' keyboard. Not a big investment, and the sound is big enough to encourage them to practice.

               
              5.0

              Highly Recommend

              By David

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

              Very pleased. First set of monitors I've purchased. Surprised at the quality!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              I will never buy this product again

              By Artiz

              from Fayetteville, NC

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                I bought these speakers on Thursday and I broke the following day.

                 
                5.0

                Sweet little speakers, Great price!

                By Ben

                from Peoria, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • computer speakers
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                  Just plug them in! I didn't want to waste my money on regular multimedia computer speakers. I own Yamaha HS-80m Monitors that I use for my main stereo but for a smaller space like my office, these are the perfect size for my desk and sound fantastic. Crisp, clean highs, balanced mid range and a very tight kick in the lows for this size of a speaker. Great Value

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Sounds good, One disappointing fact...

                  By ChatAttak

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                    They sound good BUT....the Sterling logo is not backlit like the other models. Was disappointed to see No cool blue logo lighting up when I powered these on!

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice for a home studio

                    By Willis

                    from undisclosed

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                      I use them for my home studio and they produce great sound in a medium size room.

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy these again

                      By Willis

                      from undisclosed

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                      Nice well made beautiful sounding speakers at a good price.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      k

                      By ben

                      from syracuse ny

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                      the monitors sound good however as I was going to plug headphone in it, I notice the headphone input was broken so I am planing to return and exchange for mx5 not sure yet

                       
                      5.0

                      Much more than I expected

                      By TC

                      from Ocala, FL

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Sterling Audio MX3 3" Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

                        I needed some monitors that I could pack in a suitcase for a convention. I really didn't expect much out these, but they really surprised me. I was shocked at how good they sounded, especially for the price. I had never heard of the brand, but the salesman sold me on them. Highly recommended!

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