Samson MediaOne M50 Powered Studio Monitors REVIEW


The MediaOne M50s are active 2-way powered studio monitors. They are 5.25″ in size and are considered a “multimedia speaker system.” They are sold as a stereo pair (one active and one passive speaker) and are designed to be used for music playback, production, gaming, and video applications. They are powered by an internal 80-watt (40W per channel) studio-grade A/B amplifier. The cabinets are constructed from wood with a polypropylene woofer and 3/4″ silk-dome tweeter. The MediaOne M50s have the option of RCA and 1/8″ inputs. There is also a front-panel headphone jack for private listening sessions. In addition to the input options, there is also a 1/8″ output which allows you to integrate a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 system.

  • Power Rating: 2 x 40W
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz–20kHz -3dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 83dB
  • Distortion (THD): <0.9%
  • Input Impedance: 13KΩ
  • Product Dimensions (Each): 10.75″ x 7″ 8.25″ (273mm x 180mm x 209mm)
  • Product Weight (Pair): 14.3lb (6.5kg)

User Experience

The Samson MediaOne M50 speakers come in a branded box with an image of the product on the front. There are minimal details included but the name of the product is front and center on the box. The speakers are packaged well with plenty of styrofoam padding the individual boxes. They ship with a user manual, power cable, adhesive cushioned feet, and a 1/8″ cable for connecting the two speakers together.


The Samson MediaOne M50 speakers are a wonderful option for set-ups that use analog inputs and while you could use them with a digital set-up, you would need additional equipment to make it work properly. The sound quality speaks for itself with these speakers and at a price around $120 for the pair, it’s hard to pass these up if you are looking for a 5″ set of bookshelf monitors.




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