These are the smallest monitors in M-Audio’s DSM range, and feature XLR, TRS, S/PDIF and AES/EBU inputs. There are also EQ controls that let you tweak the sound to fit your space.
In use, the bass is solid and focused, while the treble end is also clear without becoming too fizzy and uncomfortable at higher volumes. The mid-range is somewhat less convincing - it almost seems as though busier mixes can’t quite find all the room they need to express themselves, and the mids are the area where this congestion becomes most apparent. On the plus side, the mids don’t sound unpleasantly coloured, which you might argue would be a bigger problem.
Ultimately, the DSM1s are a pretty impressive effort. With this range, M-Audio is certainly signalling its intent to be taken more seriously in the mid-priced monitor market.
Read the full Studiophile DSM1 review