Product Comparison: Mackie CR4 vs Mackie CR5BT

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General Specifications
About the Product
Designed for premium sound that won't break the bank, CR Multimedia Monitors deliver the performance you expect from a Mackie studio monitor in designs ideal for home studios, multimedia creation, AV post-production and broadcast.
Mackie CR5BT multimedia monitors with bluetooth are designed for multimedia, with Bluetooth streaming that delivers ultimate flexibility for media creators and music lovers.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
50 W
50 W
Driver Configuration
4" woofer, 0.75" tweeter
0.75" tweeter, 5" woofer
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mackie CR4 4 inch Monitor Speakers
  • The sound filled the whole house and reverberated pleasingly through the walls, which I hoped the neighbours would appreciate
  • I have used every other combination and nothing sounds anywhere near as good, full volume is exactly where it should be, no crackling
  • Love these speakers, for a small set up like mine they are perfect.
  • Very clean and articulated sound, plus striking looks and a nice, soft touch matte black finish make for a splendidly minimal product.
  • Any louder would be totally unnecessary for the size of the room. Clear sound and very decent bass.
  • They were bad, right up until they died, four months after they arrived.
Mackie CR5BT Monitor Speakers
  • Got theese today and they sound great. My son already has some 5" krk rokits and there is not very much difference in sound.
  • The frequency response is very good. Bass is deep and full, without overpowering and the highs are clean and crisp
  • I bought the 5” version. These monitor housings are a little smaller than I thought they would be, but the sound they produce is quite good even using unbalanced RCA inputs.
  • I chose the 5's for a lower frequency response (60Hz) and it was worth it, to my ears i don't notice any colorization in the sound.
  • The volume they produce will not disappoint anyone! Stop messing around with small, cheap, low-quality speakers that only end up sounding lame and depressing you.
  • Got these 5" ones for kids and they have been terrible. One set of speakers had no audio output after a year, and another failed intermittently within a year.
Size & Weight
8.8 in.
10.2 in.
6.1 in.
6.9 in.
7.3 in.
9 in.
12 lbs.
15 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mackie CR4 4 inch Monitor Speakers
  • These speakers are green-themed with a green power on led and green accents.
  • They look fantastic with the green accents around the speakers.
  • They are weighty, which makes me feel like they are a high quality product.
  • As a bonus, the green on them matches the turntable itself, which gives the illusion that the whole setup was a well-thought out investment, rather than purchased on a spontaneous whim.
  • Well done whoever you are that made these speakers with funny green circles, second rate name and dancing man logo.
Mackie CR5BT Monitor Speakers
  • This speakers also look very nice on your desk. The design is clean and the cabinets are made from wood, not plastic.
  • They look really cool and sound really punchy and clean for music production or any kind of media consumption.
  • Loud for their size with clear sound. Build quality is sturdy.
  • Wood cabinets sound better to my ears than plastic, so I appreciate Mackie using quality materials in these Monitors.
  • The speakers are awesome and the sound quality is excellent for such a compact size
  • Read the reviews. Lasted about 3 months. Awful build quality
Min. Frequency Response
70 Hz
60 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
100 dB
103 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Mackie CR4 4 inch Monitor Speakers
  • Im no audiofile but they Sound very full nice bass and clear clarity
  • The overal sound reproduction is relatively good for the size and the price.
  • I love how flat these sound, the mids, and highs help me reduce the hums and hiss I could not hear before, the sound is no longer muddy
  • The stereo field is well defined, the sound balanced and detailed.
  • I'm a Video Editor and from when I turned these on they were excellent, with a good Depth & Range.
  • These speakers sound pretty good when they work, but they have a hardware flaw which will cause them to stop working after a year or so.
Mackie CR5BT Monitor Speakers
  • Awesome speakers, good and loud sound with no distortion, perfect for the home.
  • The stereo field is well defined, the sound balanced and detailed.
  • I would not compare these to high end Monitors you see in a professional recording studio, but they will outperform almost any set of dedicated computer speakers.
  • I did not hear any colouration across the whole spectrum. The bass is tight without any resonance
  • They are quite punchy and handle both highs and lows well for their price.
Enclosure Material
Cabinet Type
2x Unbalanced RCA, 2x Balanced TRS, AUX
AUX, Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, Spring clip
Magnetic Shielding
Volume, Power Speaker Select
Volume, Power Speaker Select
Silk dome tweeter, Polypropylene-coated woofer, Ultra-wide frequency range, Bluetooth enabled
Silk dome tweeter, Polypropylene-coated woofer, Ultra-wide frequency range, Bluetooth enabled
What customers say about "Features"
Mackie CR4 4 inch Monitor Speakers
  • Also just chilling hooking up to the Bluetooth was great... and the easily accessible aux in and headphone slot at the front I liked
  • They sound good and multiple inputs mean several devices can be used simultaniously
  • You can connect your phone and watch youtube via youtube and edit video same time. You can hear the sound from both devices. The Bluetooth is easy to set up.
  • The quality is only improved by the isolation pads that are included in the box, shows the company really wants you to get the best from these speakers.
  • IF you are connected to another device via cables aswell as bluetooth, it will play from both sources at once.
  • Where things aren't so good is that the build quality of the speak cable connectors is very poor.
Mackie CR5BT Monitor Speakers
  • Great set of kit , marry up nicely with my turntable, well worth the cost.
  • Particularly liked the fact that all three inputs work simultaneously, which meant we could run the PC, Amazon Echo AND Bluetooth all at once as required: very impressive
  • Bluetooth feature is also nice but took me a while to figure out how to use it.
  • They come with anti-vibe pads which was a nice surprise.
  • The I/O selections are amazing and the Bluetooth feature is awesome, I've paired them with my desktop cpu, laptop, iphone and ipad and the connection is flawless
  • Same as other reviewers here my CR5BTs just stopped putting out any sound, either from the direct line in or Bluetooth. Dead. Dead as a dodo.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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