Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor

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So what is the iLoud Micro Monitor?

iloud_mm_front34_rightThese are reference studio monitors made for small spaces, portability, and space-challenged setups.

If you don’t have a lot of room on your desk, don’t have a big room, or need studio quality monitoring on the go…these are for you.

The iLoud Micro Monitor has a build in stand/isolation base to help provide clean monitoring as well as a nice angle to the monitors.

Oh yeah…in addition to 1/8″ TRS and RCA hookups, it can also connect to your devices via bluetooth!

Quick Specs

  • size: 3″ woofer, 3/4″ tweeter
  • tech: DSP controlled, acoustic settings for high freq,  low freq, and desktop, bass reflex port, 50W RMS, 70W peak, 55Hz to 22kHz
  • connections: 2x RCA, TRS 1/8″, 4 pin speaker, Bluetooth
  • price: $299.99
  • product page: http://bit.ly/iLoudMicroMonitor

How do they sound?

Man these little things are loud! More impressive though…is how much low-end is delivered from these joints.

I wasn’t expecting them to perform as good as they did, they actually deliver a really full range of frequencies.

The eq switches definitely help out when you’re in close proximity to a wall on a desk, it opened up the sound in a way that sounded natural.

iLoud is definitely an applicable name for these monitors because they can really put out some powerful audio.

Obviously the best way to test is to hear them in person, but even through my phone you can hear the quality of the output in this instagram clip (make sure to follow me on IG if you’re not already!)

So what’s the bottom line?

I was super excited about these speakers ever since I saw them at NAMM, and though they aren’t battery powered like the OG iLoud, they are still super portable and just plain sound good!

4andhalfsubsI give the iLoud Micro Monitor 4.5 out of 5 subs, they are compact, well built, and sound really powerful with plenty of low-end as well as clarity. 

I’ve used the iLoud as a portable monitor when traveling…but it’s mono, so I was definitely interested in testing these out. They are perfect for the traveling producer, dorm rooms, bedrooms, smaller setups or pretty much anyone looking for a super compact reference quality monitor.

I would have loved to see the power button be on the front, along with the volume knob. Though to be honest I don’t really touch the volume on my monitors once I set them…but the power button up front would have been super sexy.

Oh…and 1/4″ inputs would be ideal…but still, all it takes is an adapter cable and I’m good to go from 1/4″ to RCA.

I highly suggest considering these if you’re in the market for a small monitor that you can actually be comfortable mixing and monitoring on.

Let me know what you think!

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor
5 (100%) 1 vote

11 Comments

  1. hi! i managed to blow out my previous m-audio av40’s, which i used to stream music over airplay. do you think these might serve as a replacements for household use? or should i keep looking?

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      • thanks! the presonus eris 5 looks really good. thanks for putting them on my radar! i actually found a replacement part and i await blowing out my av40’s again before buying a new set, which actually will likely be something along the lines of genelec.

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        • My pleasure. I suggested the Presonus cause of price-performance ratio. One pair of them costs half of what one comparable (in size i mean) Genelec costs so it`s an uneven comparison… 🙂 . I find Genelec a bit overpriced imho. There are many others in the same price range performing equally or better. Again imho cause i can only speak for me. But the biggest part of the decision in these cases should be personal.

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