What is the difference between a Near- and a Midfield Monitor?
“Nearfields” are smaller monitors that are used in close up range, sometimes as close as your computer screen. They are usually two-way or compact three-way systems. Typical use: Mixing, editing and composing.
“Midfields” are larger speakers and their drivers need more distance to sound coherent. They are also more powerful and can play with higher dynamics compared to nearfield monitors. Typical use: Tracking and mixing.