KRK Rokit 5 RP5G4 vs RP5G3 (NEW vs OLD) || Sound & Frequency Response Comparison

KRK Rokit 5 RP5G4 vs RP5G3 (NEW vs OLD) || Sound & Frequency Response Comparison

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-Sound recorded using Zoom H6 recorder
-Frequency measurements done in semi treated room using UMIK-1 microphone
-Levels matched using SPL meter
-All tone controls set to neutral

Readers Comments (50)

  1. GameFirst_游戏先锋 May 8, 2021 @ 1:10 am

    anyone thought G3 better in Rock?

  2. 3s for listening, 4s for mixing

  3. brotherinbooks May 8, 2021 @ 1:11 am

    Your brain bias will tell you g4 is better. G3 actually has a more warmer and rounder tone and feel complete without feeling you been shortchanged for the bass.. Newer model feels a little too eq-ed on the high frequency. For a neutral sounding studio monitoring purposes, G4 may be better suitable. G3 for post production listening.

  4. Listening this on my RPG8g4, krkception

  5. first track on 3g sound like shit))4g better

  6. Trick id of minute 6:49 pleaseee

  7. Francisco Jaen Velazquez May 8, 2021 @ 1:15 am

    G4 a million times

  8. Konrad Dłużniewski May 8, 2021 @ 1:15 am

    I see some people completely don’t know how monitor speakers work. These speakers have to sound as close as it is possible to the original track, not to have cleaner high freq. or more punchy bass… It can’t boost or enhance any of the freq. band. It has to sound as flat as it’s possible.

  9. G3 sounds better.

  10. Lemel Mikell May 8, 2021 @ 1:19 am

    Could I use one G3 and one G4 together? Would this cause any problems sonically? I need a replacement second monitor and currently have one G3, but found a deal on a new G4. Should I make the purchase and mix the two?

  11. Leebak Prime May 8, 2021 @ 1:20 am

    G3 is the best

  12. G4 has more power, while you turn up louder G4 is better and stronger and more clear. Thats the real diffrent. G5 will be crap

  13. I feel like people here are just hearing the boosted highs and lows of the G3 and assuming it’s better because that’s what it’s all about for EDM, but really the G4’s are far superior in terms of balance between the lows/mids, and warmth in the high end. G4’s are a Kuch nicer speaker, the G3 sounds like someone stuck an EQ in front to scoop out the mids.

  14. en la generación 4 se notan mejor los detalles de la canción

  15. i’d like to know how much you can extend the low end with the built in EQ. 35Hz?

  16. Vivian Valdi May 8, 2021 @ 1:26 am

    Monitors… gush, the guys must be equiped with 4 subs, at least. Treeble are so hairy. This is for people above 70 years old with almost dead hears.
    Doesn’t seems as good as the M-Audio BX5, strangely.

    Sorry don’t know them for real, but the result here his pretty disgusting at least :/

  17. tomorrow i will buy a krk rokit 5 g3 but…yesterday i want to buy a krk rokit 5 g4 TODAY….i don’t know because g4 sounds better in the second and the third time that i listen…but krk rokit 5 g3 are very similar to HUFI speaker then…the 99% of normal people listen in a smartphone or in a computer with a bad speaker then…krk rokit 5 g3 4EVER!!!

  18. Wilwen P Mogak May 8, 2021 @ 1:27 am

    Is it okay if using only single speaker?

  19. G3 sounds like intense hype in the highs.

  20. Grigory Karman May 8, 2021 @ 1:29 am

    Actually, i m thinking that to decide, KRK G3 or Yamaha HS5, but after listening G4, i know, what need to buy.
    I like compressed sound of G3, but middle frequensies are weird, otherwise, Yamaha sh5 has a problem with low frequency. KRK G4 – best choice!

  21. New ones sound a lot flatter, old have that signature hyped sound. Just depends on what ur looking for in a speaker

  22. How does the Rokit 5 g4 sound at loud volumes and is the bass clear and punchy? I’m looking to order some but I’ve only ever heard the rokit 6 (g3) and the bass was awesome on those. Any help would be appreciated.

  23. Mario Antonio Ix Rojas May 8, 2021 @ 1:32 am

    watt recomenend speaker or my tv y cd an pc with good grove good bass

  24. E lo mismo

  25. FaRT IKiltNOOBS May 8, 2021 @ 1:33 am

    G3 for the win!

  26. A.P. - Productions May 8, 2021 @ 1:33 am

    I prefer G3 is more batter than new

  27. still loving them one year later (RP5G4) listening to a live techno set on twitch right now, sounds awesome (I wanted to check 5min I’m now 2hrs in the live lol) for listening I recommend boosting at least +1dB@2kHz +2dB@4kHz +1dB@8kHz makes them sound much sharper, if you want more bass you can add +2dB@31-62Hz +1dB@125Hz, if on PC you don’t have access to an equalizer (had that with bad drivers) you can use "Equalizer APO" also google "How to Fix Equalizer APO not Working on Windows 10?" (I had to use the experimental feature fo it to work) you can customize your equalization how you want even make it 1000 band if you want, use VST plugins, compress or filter the sound etc super useful for audio geeks, another rokit tip if you have them on a computer desk, surround them with something on the sides (added 1 shelf left and right) it focuses the sound at the place of your seat, big improvement from "free air" setup if you sit close to them

  28. G4 is sharper but G3 sounds more like the original track

  29. Martin zachar May 8, 2021 @ 1:35 am

    I just sold my VXT 8 somebody know if G4 are similar or they are absolutely out with comparation with VXT?

  30. lewis gillewis May 8, 2021 @ 1:35 am

    The old one is better…

  31. The G4 may have a flatter frequency response but I think the class D amps on it has less of that ear tickling palpability and sonic coherence. Listen to the voice, in the G3 it pops out,

  32. Martin Guzmán May 8, 2021 @ 1:36 am

    g3 sounds a little bit muddy compared to the new version, both great options but g4 is the winner!!

  33. Marco Melluso May 8, 2021 @ 1:38 am

    the G3 is Classic not RP, just read on the back of the speaker, the difference in this video is between RP5G4 and CL5G3

  34. Digital Stereophony May 8, 2021 @ 1:38 am

    Check out my written comparison between RP5G3 and RP5G4 here:
    -> 09:56 <- Frequency Response Graphs

  35. Komora Lameck May 8, 2021 @ 1:38 am

    G4 is way balanced. No overhyped anything… G3 has that high end

  36. Andrew Mitchell May 8, 2021 @ 1:41 am

    Sound the same 😂

  37. wobblechopps May 8, 2021 @ 1:43 am

    I owned the Rokit Gen 3, (5s & 8s) they were great all round speakers that I personally used for watching films, DJing etc .I found though that for mixing the bass was to heavy so ended up getting the Yamaha HS7 . This video is proof that KRK listen to feedback as these gen 4s are Flat, the mids & highs seem far more precise . Just my opinion but the gen 4s hit the spot for monitoring at this price point and beyond.

  38. Curtis gilmore May 8, 2021 @ 1:44 am

    can you do a rokit 5 g3 vs a classic 5?

  39. You getting hissing on the g4 ?

  40. Remember, if you’re mixing, your mix will sound like the inverse of your monitors. Mixing with the G3s and their hyped highs can result in your mix ending up dull in the high end for compensating. Using the flatter, less pretty sounding G4s will most likely yield a prettier mix result

  41. I thought about upgrading to G4 but it sounds like it would be a big downgrade, seams the money went to the unnecessary gimmicks instead of improving sound. The G4 just sound messy in comparison to G3 witch sounds tight, and I’m not talking about the low or high end you got to calibrate them with sonarworks reference anyway, the G4 made the mix and master seem just wrong. I don’t know what to think, could they make the new generation worse for the sake of unnecessary but marketable gimmicks? The LCD and the presets might look like something to noobs but anyone that will be using them as monitors not just speakers knows that those are lame and there is proper software. Why they bring back the G3 and are calling it classic, there need to be comparison exactly like that but with a third set of high-end monitors.

  42. Love the sound from both speaker, but prefer RP5G4… Anyway, can anyone share the title and artis of the first song tested in this video… Highly appreciated.

  43. Thank you for the best comparison videos, new G4🔥 👌🏾

  44. Sadly, it’s hard to get an accurate listen when there’s a recorder, microphone, and different set of monitors in between the subjects here and the listeners in front of their computers. The only thing I could tell for sure here is that there was less bass response between the original track and hearing it through the KRKs, the microphone, recorder, and my own monitors at home.

  45. The mids on the G4 sounds hollow and airy. Maybe the eq needs adjusting.

  46. please compare KRK Rokit 5 G4 VS KRK Classic 5

  47. G4 sounds a little bit compressed to my ears.

  48. G3 sounds great, but G4 really expands the sound without losing any focus or depth. You really can’t go wrong, but I’d prefer to mix on the G4.

  49. Hakan Yılmaz May 8, 2021 @ 2:03 am

    The G4’s sounds looks a little cleaner, but the G3’s bass is better.

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