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Has anyone heard the new Yamaha HS5 monitors?

jamison162

Or any of the new HS series compared to their HS_M counterparts. Just curious how much better the HS5's are over the HS50M's.
July 4, 2013 @04:34am
Timmy B

I haven't heard them directly, but there are some useful comparisons/tests between the old and the new hs monitors available on YouTube, conducted by Sonic Sense Pro Audio:

These appear to be quality tests/comparisons. The new HS5's sound a bit more crisp and open, maybe a bit less boxy, at least to my ears. But I noticed that the new HS5's don't have the mid range eq adjustment in back, like the old HS50m's. I found this surprising, because I had heard this was one of the more useful features of the HS50m series for purposes of checking a mix and replicating the NS10 experience. I wonder why they left this out? Timmy B.
July 26, 2013 @04:13pm