Product Comparison: Yamaha HS5 vs KRK RP6 G3

General Specifications
RP6 G3
About the Product
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.
The ROKIT 6 G3 includes a 1” soft-dome tweeter and 6” glass-Aramid composite woofer with a frequency response from 38Hz-35kHz for optimum vocal clarity and bass performance.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
70 W
73 W
Driver Configuration
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
6" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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
KRK RP6 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • Bought 2 for bedroom music production. Fantastic monitors for the price!
  • Perfect for general listening to music production in the bedroom.
  • Loud and bassy for its size, would highly recommend it.
  • These monitors pack a serious punch for a fraction of what other big name monitoring equipment costs.
  • 73 watts each, produce just as much dB as you can possibly need.
Size & Weight
11.22 in.
13 in.
6.69 in.
8.82 in.
8.74 in.
10.87 in.
11.68 in.
19.4 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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
KRK RP6 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • Bigger than I thought, now I can finally hear how bad my tracks were badly mixed with my old pair of monitors which went to the bin!
  • Great sounding speakers. Good value and compact in size.
  • The speaker is very clear and the bass is amazing for its size. 10 out of 10
  • Superb Amazing sound in a small package. So Glad i bought these.
  • Great sound for a small monitor! They are super powerful the bass is tremendous.
Min. Frequency Response
54 Hz
38 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
30 kHz
35 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
107 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
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.
KRK RP6 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • They have excellent range and if you need to turn them up they are more than capable of the job.
  • Perfect sound. Good low frequencies
  • These are without a doubt the best sounding speakers I’ve EVER heard! Absolutely beautiful, crisp sound!
  • I LOVE amazing sound and these deliver big time!
  • I’ve had these for several months and they amaze me every single day! Absolutely beautiful sound output!
Black / White
Black / Yellow
Enclosure Material
Cabinet Type
Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, XLR
Magnetic Shielding
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Volume
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
Soft-dome tweeter, Aramid glass composite woofer, Equipped with a bi-amped class A/B amplifier, Front-firing bass port
What customers say about "Features"
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).
KRK RP6 G3 Rockit Powered Studio Monitor
  • One feature that I really liked is that the speaker go to sleep mode (amplifier turns off) if no signal is detected within 20 minutes.
  • Clarity, excellent bass without any adjustments to the dials on the back, perfect for a studio or just for listening to music!
  • I like the small adjustments you can make to the high and low end.
  • I love the full connectivity options on the back, as well as the HF/LF adjustment knobs - since they make the speakers also suitable for entertainment use.
  • The fact that the acoustic port is on the front, which prevents wall reflection, is another feature i love for my limited space.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
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