All user reviews for the KRK Rokit 5 G2
theaudioandvideoguy's review"didnt like them"
As I stated they low end in these didn’t work good for me. The KRK 8’s most people think have to much bass and can get muddy but I think its all how you have yours set up. I hated how I got a muddy sound in these G2’s. I don’t feel like monitors this small should pump out muddy bass when turned up.
Overall, there are way to many other monitors in this same price range that can give you better quality than these can. But as I stated if you are just listening to music then this will sound great. They remind me something for a college kid who is doing some DJ type of stuff with is laptop they would be great for that. But as far as trying to get a master piece of quality and mixing with the KRK G’2s they didn’t work for me. The response just wasn’t flat enough or maybe just wasn’t what I was use to since it really helps for you to understand your monitors. I didn’t take the time to get to know these.
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nakedzen's review"Great value for money"
I bought these for use as studio monitors at home, as well as for listening music and TV. I did an A/B test with these against the larger Rokit models as well as the Genelec 8020's. These seemed more pleasing to the ear overall, the Genelecs would possibly be better for exclusively mixing work.
The Genelecs did sound a bit clearer but not enough to justify the price difference. The larger KRK models seemed to have very farty and muddy bass response compared to the smaller ones. The bass frequencies are a bit soft on these but you could get a subwoofer to fix that.
I think they're great value for the price. The only possible bad thing about them is that they're made of MDF I think, so they don't take a beating as well. If they broke I'd probably buy another pair of these. The sound is very good except for the soft bass. They're also prone for making noises if you have a laptop plugged into the same extension cord.
meecow1490's review"VERY good"
- Radically curved front plate design virtually eliminates diffraction distortion
- Waveguide design provides amazing detail and imaging
- Front-firing port provides low freq extension without boundary coupling
- New speaker voicing for even more accurate frequency response
- 1-inch Neodymium soft dome tweeter
- Glass Aramid Composite Cone Woofer
In my honest opinion, these are the best sounding speakers i have ever heard. The KRK Rokit RP5G2 is the next evolutionary step in a long line of successful and respected professional and home studio monitoring products. The sound is clear and crisp, perfect sounding. These monitors, like most studio monitors, have the ability to maintain a flat response. These speakers however pack a punch. When they start playing, and it gets loud, you'll never want to turn them off. Also, they look pretty sweet! With the center speaker yellow and the rest black, these will add style to your studio!
Overall, these speakers are the bomb! Literally! For the price, why wouldn't you buy them? For only $120 each, its an offer you can't refuse! These are the only speakers i have ever used, and i am not planning on using any others. I am happy with my choice and i am telling you GO WITH THESE SPEAKERS!!!!!!
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MGR/mtebaldi's review"KRK Rokit 5 G2"
You can get these new for a price around $150 each. Look on ebay though, you will be able to get a pair for $200.
I think these are really good monitors for the price you pay, you cant expect much from a 5 speaker anyway. They have plenty of power and specially bass. I almost think they actually are a little two bassy, what really impressed me. I would never expect that from such small monitors. These are great for hobbists and those who are stating their home studios.
A tad too bassy for my taste, it makes loose clarity.
Well built monitors, they can handle and do a lot more than you can expect.
These are the spec of the Rokit 5 G2:
Woofer: 5' Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
Tweeter: 1' Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid
Input: XLR (3-pin), RCA and 1/4' TRS - 10k Ohm, Balanced / Unbalanced
Amplification: 75 Watt Bi-amp Dynamic Power, 18 dB Octave Filters
Frequency Response: 53Hz - 20kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D): 10 7/8' x 7 1/4' x 9 7/8' 27.6cm x 18.5cm x 25cm
Great choice if you are starting your home studio, affordable with great quality.
This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Audiofanzine FR's review
I was looking for a pair of good, rugged and affordable compact monitors for my brother who is a musician and wants to build his own home studio.
I wanted a compact and affordable product with controls for room adaptation.
Compared to a pair of Genelec 1030, I cannot say they sound linear but I was surprised by the presence over the whole frequency spectrum. Don't expect a well-defined low-end (5" woofer), and the high frequency response becomes exhausting after a while. The sound details are not so fine as with the Genelec but they have a good sound definition. The price difference between KRK and Genelec is considerable.
The stereo imaging is very pleasant.
The output power is limited but it's enough for most applications.
As I already said, I bought them as a present and I wanted to compare them with the Genelec.
I like very much the manufacturing quality and the overall sound over the whole frequency spectrum.
I relied on Audiofanzine reviews and comments of my friends about KRK to buy them. I also tested a pair of Prodipe Pro5 as well as Yamaha HS50M, and I found the KRK have a more balanced sound.
The value for money is very good.
I haven't had them enough time so I can't really say if I would buy them again or not.
12monkeysonthemoon's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good quality / price ratio"
They are connected directly to the output of my audio interface; I use them as second pair of listening.
The curve is not "neutral" but it is enough for small home studio and listens for seconds. The sound is punchy transcribed, frequencies are transcribed, and the highs are more crystalline.
I found a slight lack of bass, primarily because of the low 50 hz cut; The ideal would be to add a sub to get a more appropriate sound.
I use it for almost four years now.
I bought these speakers to the base because I wanted to have a second listen on the speaker a little worse than my main (Focal). I wanted to have a good base, and KRK done a very good job on this.
I'm not saying these are the best speakers in the world, many home studio owners laugh when these speakers are also evokes (I confess I do not understand this myself), that said, they are robust, offer good spectral representation, and may be more than enough to make great mixes.
The price / quality ratio is very good, only Yamaha H5N could compete on this point.
With more experience, yes, I do it again this choice. Especially since I got to know these speakers, and I know their faults. I tried dozens of models before choosing those ones whose Yamaha H5N, discussed above. I chose the color for the KRK sound, and because the lower medium is more pleasant to listen.
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Tetropolys's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
They grow a little low and maybe lack a bit of clarity in the high frequencies but for the price I find respectable sound.
Must be 5 years. Again it is the prx quality report that motivated my choice. But today I will change probably believe with more experience in the field of sound.
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jean-louis mageul's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" nothing "stunning""
good stereo image and good momentum as a good monitor that meets
I had 4 pair of monitoring in this range the power and price.
pro 5 prodipe have nothing to envy
in this price range, it's still just a little to the right mixing and mastering.
attention to background noise on this forum.
This is the only pair where I go to the XLR connection, because the connection with jack and XLR recovered all parasite intake and my pc, although I have an anti noise filter on my sound card.
I chose the KRK Rokit 5 G2 for the following reasons:
- Read very positive opinion on Audiofanzine and elsewhere
- Speakers placed near the wall, so I had preferred the bass reflex port at the front (to avoid parasitic resonances)
- Listening in stores, compared to monitors M-Audio AV40 (cheap, but very poor quality), Yamaha HS50 (specific, but lack bass and vent at the back), Mackie MR5 (excellent, but somewhat more expensive and vent at the back).
- Price below € 300 a pair.
I am not an expert on the subject, but I think the sound is very neutral. I have not yet heard of parasitic resonance at a particular frequency.
The sound is dynamic, without being aggressive. The stereo image is captured. The sound is clear, every detail is well rendered (for that I rely on my headphones AKG 242HD).
What amazes me especially with these speakers is that the bass is very well made despite the small diameter of the woofer. On this point, they are far ahead of the Yamaha HS50 (which may be a hair thinner in the treble).
I use them for 6 months.
As mentioned above, I compared with some other models, which I was not convinced. For the record, I also compared my home with my living room speakers (Triangle Zephyr on Yamaha amp ... what good quality). Verdict: This is the day and night, for the KRK, which have a much more neutral, more accurate and dynamic, at least to play sounds on my keyboard (Yamaha MOX6)!
- A neutral, accurate and dynamic
- Bass reflex port at the front (used to place the speakers against a wall)
- Rich bass response
- Reasonable price
Cons: for now, I have found none.
I find the quality / price ratio and good quality perfect for my amateur home studio use. That choice I will ever again!
This is the first time I put 10/10 in all categories for material that I evaluate, is tell you!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
They are very balanced, I have chosen to store the ear. Comparison with the HM50 yam who drool in every direction and are garish, the JBL much more expensive but the highs are too front and Makiese who drool in the grave. The image sterreo is good for a little as we respect the position of the speakers. The sound is clear, precise and no predominance of either acute or the grave. So no ear fatigue over long distances. The treble is sweet, I think the reverb tails will be difficult to see ... To a very good
Ic for the 5 inches, so good, value for money over Ue correct.
I've had two hours .. Test, a small day break and we'll see. I think the sound of a loudspeaker is not only a matter of taste but also style of music, so to you to make a comparative test with your own ears) corn read, the value for money, nothing to say the least, I have found.
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