HEDD Type 05 Nearfield Monitors review

Another entry in the crowded nearfield monitor market, the HEDD Type 05 Nearfield Monitors offer a cutting-edge tweeter and some interesting digital I/O

HEDD Type 05 Nearfield Monitors review
(Image: © HEDD)

Guitar World Verdict

The HEDD Type 05 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it doesn’t need to. It performs well in mixing and listening situations, and the company offers its customers clever and cutting-edge perks to try and inch themselves to the front of the pack. At this price point, and accounting for taste, the Type 05 sounds as good as any of its competitors. It is well worth a serious look from anyone investing in their first good set of nearfields, or looking for a second set to A/B with.


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    Digital connectivity.

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    Quality sound.

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    Good value for money.


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    A modern sound that is not suitable for all production tasks.

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Heinz Electrodynamic Designs (use your “HEDD”) are a relatively new company. They’re essentially a splinter enterprise of well-regarded audio firm ADAM, created when one of the latter’s founders broke off to start a new line. 

I’ve reviewed my fair share of monitors, and in many ways, HEDD’s products are nothing revolutionary. They’re among a hotly contested segment of the market, where many companies vye to provide the consumer with ever-better performance at ever-low prices.

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