Which Studio Monitors Should You Buy? || Yamaha HS8 VS KRK Rokit 8 G4 Studio Monitor Comparison 2020

Which Studio Monitors Should You Buy? || Yamaha HS8 VS KRK Rokit 8 G4 Studio Monitor Comparison 2020

This video is focused on finding the best home studio monitors for your setup, comparing the Yamaha HS8’s to the KRK Rokit 8 G4’s.

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Bro I can’t find KRK 8 in my country. Only HS8, ADAM Audio TV8 and KRK 5 are available. My music director thinks that Hs8 will not work for the low end and will sound like radio if I’m working on electronic music. Can u advice which one should I buy?

  2. Which one would you recommend for mixing/djing drum n bass at home ??

  3. Famous Introvert Records March 19, 2021 @ 10:55 pm

    Yamaha for the win

  4. What is a "big" room?

  5. Yamaha kicks ass.

  6. electriczombie17 March 19, 2021 @ 10:59 pm

    I feel like I don’t see many comments one major factor. The KRKs have front firing bass ports while the Yamahas have rear firing ports. I have a small room so my speakers are very close to the wall. Would that mean, for people in similar situations that you should go for the KrK? Cause won’t the rear ports on Yamaha cause bass reflection?

  7. Both monitors are not on the same decibellevel…..

  8. full bla bla bla bla bla…. waste my time…

  9. Yamaha is open and cleaner on playback! the other KRK is not even in the game..

  10. Such a massive headache buying monitor speakers nowadays. So much range, so many opinions. All I can say is that I bought the KRK’s and they are absolutely deadly. I’m extremely happy with them.

  11. HS8 VS JBL LSR 308 MK2?
    Hip Hop beats making.

  12. KRKs are just cheap shit. All pumped up on the bass frequencies, just like another of those Bluetooth speakers that have the extra bass. Well, too bad, as those are supposed to be used in a music studio environment, not at a party or something. And if you have enhanced bass at the speakers then expect nothing but a thin, very unimpactful mix. It might sound good on your KRKs but as soon as you test it on any other clean and balanced system or speakers like the Yamahas let me tell you, your mix is going to sound so bad! That’s the price you pay for not using true, balanced monitors with a nice flat frequency response.

  13. If i use a monitor just for deejaying, what of them is better? Thanks a lot

  14. At krk, I have the feeling that the speakers do not go much deeper in terms of bass and cut off at a certain point. Then I notice that yamaha continues and if that has a better flow, it could be me

  15. Matthew Runnalls March 19, 2021 @ 11:07 pm

    Great review, thanks. so moving into new house and that requires a cheeky upgrade. producing Psytrance and techno in a 3 x2m room what do you suggest?

  16. Jeffrey Kercheval March 19, 2021 @ 11:09 pm

    Yeah…the sound test is messed up because of volume. After listing several times….I have no idea what that was about. You just can’t compare.


  18. Clodoaldo Barros March 19, 2021 @ 11:10 pm

    yamaha better!

  19. THE BAREBACC PODCAST March 19, 2021 @ 11:11 pm

    the krk are fuller the hs8 I have they are flat

  20. Jarryd Williams March 19, 2021 @ 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the video. When you say a big room… what are we referring to here size wise? 5×6 etc etc?

  21. if you look at the specs of your speakers you will understand that no matter what you think about it, you are definitely missing frequencies. In particular, those which are under 35hz. What is interesting to understand is that the subwoofer, being adjustable, allows you to find frequencies that your main speakers are struggling to reproduce. For example … Let’s say your speakers go down to 38hz, to -6db. Therefore, you should understand that this is the limit offered by your speakers. It’s a "flaw", nothing less! So if your subwoofer is adjusted to fully restore dB at frequencies below those possible with your speakers, you get a fuller sound, and more faithful to the recording. But beware! Adjusting a subwoofer is a very delicate technique requiring a VERY developed ear. Question: What is YOUR reason for not using a subwoofer in your stereo listening?

  22. Преподобный Дэ March 19, 2021 @ 11:13 pm

    Звукарь бомбит круче!

  23. Krk have been using Kevlar for more then 15 years…

  24. Krk is shit af! I don’t have to watch this video!

  25. Do you think that there’s an important difference between KRK 8 and KRK 5?

  26. Nice comparison !!!!

  27. stefan cargoski March 19, 2021 @ 11:19 pm

    I have bought some KRK monitors 5" black stealth edition, there’s no problem listening to music while they play loud, but when I lower the volume, they shut off  after a while, so I have to boost the volume again so they switch on.  Is this type of function normal for these monitors?

  28. Krazy The Weapon March 19, 2021 @ 11:20 pm

    Its seen kind of unfair to the krk with that focusrite !! You should off use the same interface to both bro !! I got both of them and belive me that difference in your video is mot right ! Just saying

  29. Hai smith
    I am just a beginner
    I am in search of studio monitors
    I am keyboard player
    Can u suggest me the good monitors

  30. Manny Beats Production March 19, 2021 @ 11:24 pm

    I have the rokit 5 g3. Can I add the hs8 on top of my rokits?

  31. Yamahas better for mixing

  32. Concentratedpowr March 19, 2021 @ 11:27 pm

    "That new 2020 kevlar cone material"…similar to the kevlar cone material of the original KRK Rokit 8’s from >12 years ago? 🤔

  33. Bro….KRKs are twice as powerful. Why is their a difference in volume. This is misleading. I’m glad I got my own VXT8S and HS8S m. I can use for a reference & the HS8S have more mid & high than the KRKS

  34. IF I don’t want to purchase a subwoofer 🔊, which one of these should I buy? (having low end is my concern)

  35. You should be selling "I don’t like being called Eddy Baby" t-shirts…..what could possibly be taking so long.

  36. the krk sound way flatter than the hs and for everyone saying the hs are louder so it’ll make you think it sounds better isn’t really looking for what you should be trying to tell in the frequency response you should be trying to see how flat the sound is but also I own both these speakers and I gotta say the krk top the hs now for flatter sound

  37. Freshlee Official March 19, 2021 @ 11:34 pm

    As for 70% of dubbing and 30℅of music
    What will u prefer? Krk Or yamaha
    I trust you .

  38. For hiphop beats and just a little dubstep and some classic piano which is better for me

  39. Slick On The Beat March 19, 2021 @ 11:37 pm

    Lol I appreciate the review but come on man that a/b test wasn’t fair. You had the volume higher on the Yamaha’s so naturally people will lean towards them

  40. Hey, does anybody know what the difference is between the hs80s and the hs80s matched pair. Is there like an Audiable difference??

  41. 🔈 KRK Rokit 8 G4 Studio Monitors – https://amzn.to/30rf9RD
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  42. What monitor would you recommend for producing a singersongwriter? Mostly just vocals and acoustic guitar. Might add a little synth and percussion but that’s it.

  43. CREATIVE HABITS M-C-EDITION March 19, 2021 @ 11:42 pm

    Thanks man 😊for explaining about this monitors

  44. I don’t record anything, but I do use a lot of drum machines and synthesizers.
    Would I be happier with Studio Monitors, or should I keep using my PA ⁉️
    Please help‼️

  45. So what happened during the sound test? Why do they sound extremely different in terms of video sound? I noticed the resolution and camera position during KRK sound test changed…

  46. Not more powerful, but they can sustain more RMS power before (the sound is shittier and) the coils burn out. More powerful would be freq response + SPL + max RMS power. If you say the "wattage" is powerful, then you sound like you don’t know what are you talking about.

  47. Focal Alpha 50 or Tannoy Gold 5. Not these!

  48. personally, when mixing, i prefer a flat frequency response. Thats the biggest thing that got me to buy HS8s vs the KRK Rokit 8 G4. Im not a fan of monitors that add low end. It sounds cool when your just listening to your music but for mixing I need to hear how everything sounds without color so i can get a mix that translates well.

  49. In your A/B test the Yamaha sounds so much better. What square footage room are you in?

  50. hey edward, im looking for either the hs7 or krk rokit 7. ive been researching and people have mixed opinions. on one hand the krk are less expensive and more advanced, but on the other hand the yamahas are trusted, tested and look way cleaner. can i get your input on which is better and why? i produce hip hop beats btw

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