Product Comparison: KRK RP5 G3 vs Yamaha HS5


General Specifications
Brand
KRK
Yamaha
Model
RP5 G3
HS5
Origin
China
Indonesia
About the Product
KRK's ROKIT 5 G3 powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback.
The Yamaha HS-5 is a new addition to Yamaha's HS series of active monitors, influenced by the critically acclaimed and highly sought-after NS-10 studio monitor speakers.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Output Power
50 W
70 W
Driver Configuration
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
KRK RP5 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • The cabinets have lots of rounded edges and around the tweeter, also a bit of rounding around the bass port all this adds up to cleaner and more even frequencies.
  • The speakers themselves are absolutely insane, I don't think you could get better quality if you tried.
  • Did a lot of research on budget active monitors. Was choosing between the m-audio bx5 d2. Decided to go for the g3 rokit 5. very happy.
  • Very clear. Nice coverage at the bass frequencies and gives a good flat response.
  • They reproduce your music the way it was designed to be heard; Faithfully! Even though these monitors are nuetral, they really handle bass frequencies well for a 5 woofer.
Yamaha HS5
  • You do not need an amplifier as these babies are active monitors and plug in.
  • I love these loudspeakers, the sound is clean and the top toner is really moving out of the speakers.
  • I have a home voice over set up and needed a solid set of reference monitors.
  • Now yes the woofer is only 5 inches and won't have the same big boom as an 8 inch of course but for a 5 inch woofer i can tell you that they do indeed have a very good amount of bass for sure.
  • I'm patching though the line out because these are powered monitors
Size & Weight
Height
11.1 in.
11.22 in.
Width
7.28 in.
6.69 in.
Depth
9.06 in.
8.74 in.
Weight
14.11 in.
11.68 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
KRK RP5 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • Quite amazing speakers.. incredible sound quality, latest hardware inside, intelligent design both electronically and aesthetically, and remarkably powerful too.
  • I am very pleased with the build quality of the KRK RP5 speaker and i will be buying another one.
  • These are much clearer, although they were also quite a bit larger than I was expecting.
  • Love my KRK's! All pros no cons. In white with yellow accents looks superb.
  • It small size is really great as it doesn't take up much real estate on your desk. Would recommend.
Yamaha HS5
  • Perfect for home recordings, listening to my itunes collection (and internet radio). Lastly they look great on 800mm speaker stands.
  • You can hear every single little detail, and they're loud as hell for their small size.
  • They're very true to sound and even though they're the smallest of the series, they deliver everything we need for the demos we're doing before we head into the studio.
  • The size is perfect for my bed-room style studio setup, and the quality of sound is awesome.
  • I like them, they are solid, well built and Yamaha have managed to capture in them some of that magic that they instilled into the NS10's
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
45 Hz
54 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
35 kHz
30 kHz
Sensitivity
106 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
KRK RP5 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • For a small size they can fill most small to medium rooms and unlike many speakers the frequency remains the same regardless of volume
  • I have not taken actual measurements, but my hears are good at detecting any type of noise, and so far I could not hear any noise at all
  • These are easy to listen to for hours and you do need to fine tune the Hi and Lo EQ knobs to get the best near flat response
  • These are studio monitors, however I have them at home connected to my decks. The sound quality is brilliant.
  • These speakers are amazing, really great flat sound, super for mixing and mastering.
Yamaha HS5
  • These speakers effectively allow you to hear everything as intended without colouring or deliberately exaggerating some frequencies.
  • I am hearing my music in a whole new way having bought these.
  • I recommend a set of these with a cheap mixer without reservation. Yamaha have done such a good job here and all my music sounds so much better for this set up.
  • Overall the clarity of all the components of sounds with all settings on flat is such a pleasure to hear.
  • I really like the tone of these. A flat response with a very pro monitor mid range ie tone.
Features
Color
Black / Yellow
Black / White
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, XLR
XLR, TRS
Magnetic Shielding
Yes
Yes
Controls
HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Volume
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
Extras
Silk dome tweeter, Aramid glass composite woofer, Low resonance enclosure, Factory installed foam pad, Equipped with a bi-amped class A/B amplifier
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
What customers say about "Features"
KRK RP5 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • They look amazing between the yellow bass cones and the badge that illuminates when on
  • They have XLR, 6.3mm Jack, and RCA inputs and have tried balanced and unbalanced which makes no or very little difference in the sound.
  • These really are quality, well built and heavy but sound great, clear punchy basslines and they look amazing too.
  • The sound quality is very good, the design match every single set up and it is worth the money as I don't think I am going to change them for couple of years now.
  • Worth the money. Bags of bass. Very nice clarity. Like the colours.
Yamaha HS5
  • They have XLR and TRS inputs (balanced or unbalanced), and are 70W.
  • If you want to rock out with them, you can equalize and turn the volume up.
  • You can also adjust Room Control and High Trim, they're actually quite handy.
  • I have these hooked up to a Technics 1200 turntable going through a Teac AG-790 receiver.
  • I have them connected to my computer (via a split XLR) and a Zoom R24 Recorder (via TRS).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
ANSI/UL, CAN/CSA
CE
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