Product Comparison: PreSonus Eris E4.5 vs Yamaha HS5

General Specifications
Eris E4.5
About the Product
When you’re serious about creating music, you need studio monitors that will speak nothing but the truth. Eris® E4.5 studio monitors deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response so they reveal what’s really in your tracks and mixes. They also offer a suite of acoustic tuning controls to let you adjust their response for the acoustics of your room. The result: Eris monitors ensure you hear everything accurately so you can produce your best work.
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
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
50 W
70 W
Driver Configuration
4.5" woofer, 1" tweeter
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PreSonus Eris E4.5 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)
  • The second Presonus speakers i have purchased so i am am well aware of the sound quality that these speakers produce.
  • The sound was great for the money; excellent flat for studio monitors.
  • These speakers are amazing, how rich sound they have! Most impressed is the bass hole on the front side instead of back, so that means no early reflections if you set them close to the wall.
  • The speakers sound is strong, well balanced and puchy. Both top and bottom ends are fairly weak, but I am comparing these to Beyerdynamic DT990 headphones.
  • The sound level left and right is not equal. Sitting in the middle of a triangle with correct angle of facing the slave speaker is quieter than the main powered one.
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
9.45 in.
11.22 in.
6.42 in.
6.69 in.
7.09 in.
8.74 in.
13 in.
11.68 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PreSonus Eris E4.5 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)
  • Nice and small to fit on my tiny desk
  • So far on the first day, seems to be overall a decent set of speakers. Well designed in general, seem well made and pretty solid overall.
  • Good compact size for a micro home studio and wit decent connection options. I like them.
  • Pretty impressive units for size and cost. Highly recommended.
  • Will not fill a large room with music, i.e. not a proper hi-fi speaker replacement
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
Min. Frequency Response
70 Hz
54 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
30 kHz
100 dB
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
What customers say about "Audio"
PreSonus Eris E4.5 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)
  • Great sound: transparent / flat, good stereo-imaging
  • Everything I wanted in a miniature monitor is basically provided: sounds pop out of the speakers in a three-dimensional way, there is crisp and clean treble, clear and realistic mid-range, and a very reasonable amount of bass for the size.
  • The sounds good in any frequency and the price is sensational. The reason I give three stars is because of the issues I've had.
  • They produce a wonderful full sound. No need for a sub when i use them for my extra tv.
  • Lower frequencies not represented (only goes down to 70hz)
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.
Black / White
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Cabinet Type
2x Unbalanced RCA, 2x Balanced TRS, AUX, Phones
Magnetic Shielding
Volume, HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Low Cut, Acoustic Space
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
RF interference, Output-current limiting, Turn-on/off transient, Front-firing acoustic port, Optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
What customers say about "Features"
PreSonus Eris E4.5 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair)
  • Acoustic tuning options on the rear to allow you to tune the speaker to its environment
  • Adjustments for sound delivery; to tune to your taste.
  • Bass is pretty well controlled and tight, treble sparkly and detailed, and the mids clear and defined.
  • Not completely shielded and so can pick up interference
  • The supplied cables are poor quality though. I had a few compatible power cables lying around otherwise would have had to buy a decent UK type.
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
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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