All user reviews of 3/5 for the Yamaha MSP3
yoTrakkz's review"ok, but you can get better"
The Yamaha MS P3’s are a set of monitors that I have used on several occasions. They are some of the first monitors that we possessed at our studio across town. They did they job for a long time, and we didn’t really have many complaints with them, until we upgraded our studio and got some monitors that cost more and then we said, “wow, what have we been missing”. The Yamaha Ms P3’s work great with out a doubt, but once you hear that same mix you just did in some other monitors of high quality you will hear what i'm talking about.
Sounds good though, I really like the accuracy between the mid range and the low range. They are exaggerated at all like a lot of affordable monitors are. Not too much with the design of these monitors just basic dull design. These where created to mix with not to look at. I really have no complaints with the sound, but these are typical affordable monitors in my opinion, they have a decent sound and you think you have a great monitor until you hear a higher quality one then you are shocked!
Overall, we used these for a bout a year or maybe a little longer before deciding to upgrade and go with something else that sounded a little better after our trip to the local music store. We were able to trade these in a get about 50 percent of what we paid for them back to put toward our next set of monitors which is good, that means they hold there value pretty well. But you can always purchase them use them and if you don’t like them take them back within the 30 days or whatever your store’s policy is. If you are on a budget look into some of the Mackie Monitors or Alesis and compare them to these. These will fall short.