A month ago I purchased this babies from my good friend Ryan, always a pleasure mate!
I have them sitting side by side with a lot more expensive monitors that I love and trust, the impressive barefoot MM27 that I have been using since 2009.
Two years ago I moved to a smaller room and therefore I needed a smaller monitor, I was looking for something with more focus in the mid range.
I've tryed different brands in depths, KRK, quested, jbl, focal, genelecs old and new, ProAc studio100 and I still have them sitting around at my place and although I can say they are all are good monitors and offered great things I still wasn't convinced, maybe is a matter of taste more than anything else. I have been mixing since 1993 and I grew up using NS-10s, after a while I slowly switched to Genelec and run them for a long time. When the Barefoots arrived I'm 2009 I found myself pretty confident with them and still use them a lot even now in a smaller room. The thing was that I always struggle to get a good taste of what I need to do with the top end and mid range with the MM27, as if things sounded already good from the start of the mix. All in all I was looking for something not only smaller but more honest.
Honestly, after manny years, trying different speakers and felling greatful with the barefoots I still missed the NS10s and what they bring to table so I gave a shot to the MSP7s. I wasnt dissapointed, they offer a refine approach to the NS10s, were you get brutally clear directions and now at the same time less fatigue while using them, extended bass and nicer hi end compared to the NS10s without the compromise of doubting if they are correct. The image and depth are great too and they look well build, but most importantly they translate perfect, like their older brother NS10S use to do, like more expensive monitors and the improvements they offer.
I'm blown away for sure and feel pretty happy mixing only with them, I can always check on the MM27 but honestly every passing day I do it less and less and enjoy with ammussent how a smaller, cheaper but we'll thought speaker gives me enough information to enjoy and release mixes without doubts. They are a Joy, an old school modern day joy for sure, but you will not fail with the MSP7s, they are helpers to keep.
At the Salling point Ryan here a sweetwater commented that this MSP7s were the last designed speaker by the guy who designed the NS10s, and I can see clearly while hearing the MSP7s that they came from the same father.
Now, I don't doubt any one can procure a great mix with any given set of speakers, I am a good proof of that, so try, chaise and find the ones that make you feel good, make your life easier and help you to get the most out of your mixing skills and taste.
Be free and enjoy the music.