The new HS50M reference monitor has been created by Yamaha's studio monitor engineering team to deliver exceptionally flat, accurate response that you can trust. Unlike "monitor" speakers with exaggerated bass and treble that make a good first impression but can't be relied on for accuracy.
This review is from: Yamaha HS50M 70-watt Powered Studio Monitor, Black
Pros: For the price and the size, these are the most accurate monitors you can buy. The 5" driver reproduces sound over the frequency spectrum surprisingly and deceptively well. I produce tracks in NYC and I use these in my home studio to reference mixes (plus a subwoofer just to add the fun bass). But I have to say that I can get an accurate mix with them.
Cons: They aren't 8" woofers. The low to high mids don't crack the way you need them to for snare drum mixing. You definitely need to decide if you do need 8" speakers.
Other Thoughts: These aren't fun booming bass listening speakers, they are accurate professional reference monitors. So if you want fun bass boosted and high frequency boosted speakers look elsewhere. These are for engineers.
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