Product Comparison: PreSonus Eris E8 vs Yamaha HS8

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General Specifications
Eris E8
About the Product
When you’re serious about creating music, you need studio monitors that will speak nothing but the truth. Eris®-series monitors deliver a smooth and accurate frequency response, powerful Class AB amplification with loads of headroom, and a suite of acoustic tuning controls to mitigate room anomalies.
Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason-their accuracy.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
140 W
120 W
Driver Configuration
8" woofer, 1.25" tweeter
8" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PreSonus Eris E8 8-inch, 2-way, High-Definition Active Studio Monitor
  • The speakers sound is strong, well balanced and puchy.
  • Great speakers... really compact, yet with a beautiful, balanced sound.
  • My first monitor speakers, and very, very pleased. Hooked up to my PC, and I can no listen to all my tunes without any distortion.
  • I dont have to move the main volume dial anymore then 30-40% they are very loud and clear with a good amount of bass Even with the room layout dial set to -4
  • After using the Eris 8s for a couple of months now, I have no regrets. Great sound, great frequency response, lots of volume to spare.
Yamaha HS8
  • I've got some little active monitors which are pretty damn good but these, these really are studio.
  • Just got these monitors yesterday-hooked them up and ran reference music through them to test them out- outstanding at their price point for sure !
  • They can handle loud kick/ snare hits without clipping and the mids are clear and present.
  • They are loud without being too loud and are not harsh sounding at all.
  • They are sensitive and I think the 120W power rating is plenty.
Size & Weight
15.12 in.
15.4 in.
9.84 in.
9.8 in.
11.77 in.
13.1 in.
22.2 lbs.
22.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PreSonus Eris E8 8-inch, 2-way, High-Definition Active Studio Monitor
  • Well designed in general, seem well made and pretty solid overall.
  • The speaker has a mat black finish and it is capable of producing rich and powerful bass ,so i am very pleased with the build quality
  • I was abit shocked how big these are But sound wise i couldn't be happier.
  • These speakers are absolutely brilliant. Superb build quality and sound.
  • Pretty impressive units for size and cost. Highly recommended.
Yamaha HS8
  • Big, loud and clear. What more could you want in a studio monitor?
  • The HS8's sound good, look really sharp (pay a very close homage to their NS10M ancestors), and are a great value for the price.
  • These monitors are heavy, solid and powerful. If you're upgrading from 5-6" drivers, make sure you have stands that can hold monitors with this much heft.
  • Overall, well built & sounds great, which is what I would expect from Yamaha!
  • Upon receipt, were surprised by their size; if you are coming from a 5 monitor, these seem to be about twice as big. That said, build quality seems excellent, and he is extremely pleased with the results.
Min. Frequency Response
35 Hz
38 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
22 kHz
30 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
105 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
PreSonus Eris E8 8-inch, 2-way, High-Definition Active Studio Monitor
  • Tonal balance is *really* nice for the size and price point; they're nearly as sweet as my much more expensive hifi speakers and amp downstairs.
  • Bass is pretty well controlled and tight, treble sparkly and detailed, and the mids clear and defined.
  • These speakers are amazing, how rich sound they have!
  • Can't believe the quality for the price. I wanted to have clarity and a flat, truthful sound. These give exactly that.
  • The sounds good in any frequency and the price is sensational.
Yamaha HS8
  • Not even set up properly, one on a chair, the other propped on a table full of stuff they image like you wouldn't believe
  • The Yamahas are really quite something, especially for the $; solid, clear bass, crisp, detailed highs and open mids.
  • Frequency response and overall sound quality is amazing. Well worth the price.
  • The Yamaha HS8 a very accurate monitor. Deep low end, well defined mids, and crisp smooth highs.
  • Imaging is spot on, I can hear the texture of bass guitar, I'm not experiencing fatigue, and I am certain that I am hearing some things that I don't even notice
Black / White
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
Cabinet Type
XLR, Balanced TRS, Unbalanced RCA
Magnetic Shielding
Volume, MF level adjust, HF level adjust, Low Cut, Acoustic Space
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
Silk dome tweeter, Equipped with a bi-amped class A/B amplifier, Woven composite woofer, Class A-B amplifier
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
What customers say about "Features"
PreSonus Eris E8 8-inch, 2-way, High-Definition Active Studio Monitor
  • The adjustments on the back make it easy to tweak for your particular circumstances
  • 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.
  • Adjustments for sound delivery; to tune to your taste.
  • I like the various adjustability features, a lot. They are very clear, and reasonably transparent.
  • Very impressed with this speakers sound and diversity in settings and inputs for various needs.
Yamaha HS8
  • I love the room control and overall function.
  • Because of space constraints, these are right in front of a hard surface, so I keep the "room" switch in the second position.
  • Made with a nearly seamless MDF plastic which is proving to be far more accurate and open, if not slightly more abrasive than a wood enclosure.
  • I don't have bass traps yet so the -2dB pad on the low end helps a lot to balance out the signal.
  • This seemed to be the most well reviewed among the ported designs in terms of accuracy and bass response.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
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