Product Comparison: PreSonus Eris E5 vs PreSonus Eris E5 XT

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General Specifications
Eris E5
Eris E5 XT
About the Product
When it’s time to upgrade to serious 2-way professional studio monitors, you’re ready for the Eris E5. With woven composite low-frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, the compact Eris E5 represents an outstanding value in its class.
With the same robust connectivity options and powerful, articulate driver combo, the Eris E5 XT studio monitor is a nuanced update to a lauded classic. The 1-inch silk-dome tweeter now sports a Hugh Sarvis-designed EBM waveguide, delivering a wider and more controlled sweet spot ideal for group listening and collaboration.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
80 W
80 W
Driver Configuration
5.25" woofer, 1" tweeter
5.25" woofer, 1" twitter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PreSonus Eris E5 Active Monitor Loudspeaker
  • I'm very glad I did. Firstly they are superbly built, nothing in their construction or controls says 'budget'.
  • A solid cabinet with a nice finish and a very good selection of options on the back, including 1/4 inch, XLR and RCA connections, as well as a volume control to balance the sound left to right.
  • These are my first studio monitors. I couldn't believe my ears when I fired them up. I am impressed by the build quality and sound they produce.
  • They have a really nice quality look and feel to them. The sound is excellent (I own other powered monitors too).
  • These Studio Monitor speakers are very well built and for the price they may very well be a tremendous value for the home studio enthusiast or professional alike.
PreSonus Eris E5 XT 5.25" Near Field Studio Monitor with EBM Waveguide
  • The build quality is excellent. These baby's are heavy and feel great just taking them out of the box.
  • They are nice and small so they don't take up a lot of space on my already-cramped workstation; they are built solidly; and they sound great.
  • The speakers are great built quiality, has everything you need to connect your computer.
  • Either way they look great, they are built well and they sound great for the price.
  • They have a really strong built, great sound, independent bass and high control, balanced jack 1/4 input, etc.
Size & Weight
10.24 in.
11 in.
7 in.
8 in.
7.68 in.
9 in.
10.2 lbs.
11 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PreSonus Eris E5 Active Monitor Loudspeaker
  • Great sounding little monitor for the money. I like the fact it doesn`t have artificially enhanced bass end.
  • Love the sound of the speakers! Much better than my previous Alesis Elevate 5. The Eris E5 pack quite the punch for its size!
  • PreSonus Eris E5 is an excellent, small, beautiful monitor. It is a bit warm with excellent bass response, and very nice build quality.
  • The bass is clear and solid, and they are surprisingly loud for small cones.
  • I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for small compact speakers that have great sound and don't want to spend too much.
PreSonus Eris E5 XT 5.25" Near Field Studio Monitor with EBM Waveguide
  • I was drawn to these speakers for their good reviews but also compact size and configuration.
  • I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for small compact speakers that have great sound and don't want to spend too much.
  • They are compact and fit perfectly in our limited space too!
  • Great compact studio monitors!!! Great quality and sound!!!
  • These are great compact speakers. We have a singer in the family and she uses these as part of her studio monitoring system.
Min. Frequency Response
53 Hz
48 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
22 kHz
20 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
102 dB
102 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
PreSonus Eris E5 Active Monitor Loudspeaker
  • Great sounding for the price, perfect for very-close near-field monitoring. Even the low end is respectable. As good as some that are twice the price.
  • Perfectly flat speakers, highly recommend these for music lovers and anyone else looking to do studio work.
  • They can go very loud but perhaps more importantly they give a good full rendition at lower volumes so work can be done without annoying family and neighbors.
  • The resulting bass is tight and tuneful, without a hint of bloat.
  • The rest of the sound is great too, the midrange and treble are nicely detailed without being harsh.
PreSonus Eris E5 XT 5.25" Near Field Studio Monitor with EBM Waveguide
  • They are great sounding speakers for mixing and mastering.
  • And most importantly, the sound quality is truly amazing - the fact that you can adjust the sound to your specific taste is just icing on the cake.
  • I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I definitely value great sound quality. I couldn't be happier with my purchase, the sound is phenomenal.
  • The sound is clear and crisp and perfect for a small room/studio setup.
  • The high end is nice and crisp and the low end, while a bit quiet, is very flat and not over powering.
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Cabinet Type
Balanced TRS, Unbalanced RCA, XLR
XLR, Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS
Magnetic Shielding
Input Gain, Acoustic Space, Low Cut, Power ON / OFF, Low freq / High freq
Mid frequency, High frequency, Low Cut, Acoustic Space, Input Gain
Power switch with on/off LED, Internal power supply with IEC connector, Amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up
Amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up, Internal power supply with IEC connector, Power switch with on/off LED
What customers say about "Features"
PreSonus Eris E5 Active Monitor Loudspeaker
  • A great choice for the small home studio. A full set of EQ controls on the back to allow for less than ideal placement - control boundary bass boost, reflected high frequencies, etc.
  • The front port also helps in positioning these monitors close to rear wall to get that ideal flat response over the full range.
  • Overall for the price I'm very pleased with them. And they look good too!
  • I couldn't be happier. They look smart, and sound fantastic.
  • There's a very useful switch on the back of each speaker that sets the bass output according to how the speakers are positioned relative to rear and side walls.
PreSonus Eris E5 XT 5.25" Near Field Studio Monitor with EBM Waveguide
  • The best features are the convenient size, light weight, and the acoustic tuning.
  • The plastic feels a bit cheap, but they're very sturdy.
  • Tunable and great sound reproduction. Used for video audio monitoring.
  • The material feels clean and high quality. They have a decent weight to them.
  • Great sounding speaker for the cost. although i had one problem with the rca connections, they made a really bad buzzing noise and white noise.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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