Yamaha HS80M
Yamaha HS80M

HS80M, Active Monitor from Yamaha in the HS series.

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AlanForPresident's review"very clean sound"

Yamaha HS80M
The Yamaha HS80M have been sitting on my workstation desk several times. I purchased these and then didn’t like them at first just because the sound didn’t “thump” enough for me. At first I was very disappointed in them especially after paying all that money for them. But it wasn’t untill I started reading up on mastering music that I started to understand that you don’t want your studio monitors to have a lot of heavy low end. You need a good balanced set of monitors so you can get a clean mix in.


The sound of these are good and flat. I am so happy that I understand how to mix and master music now and it makes these so much better because I was having to work to hard in my mix to over compress drums and bass to get it to thump in them. Then wonder why my mixes sounded so muddy on the low end. The Yamaha HS 80m’s havent gave me a bad experience yet. I have been getting nothing but clean masters when mixing with them. I also have a semi accoustic treated room with some foam on the walls an a few bass traps in the corner which help a lot.


Overall, these are one of the best sets of monitors that I have used and pretty sure they are the best they I have here at home. With so many different monitors on the market you need to be experimental and find the ones that will suit you the best and give you the best mix. So for these are the best ones for me, I wouldn’t choose any other ones right now. I am happy with these and will have them for as long as they hold up, not that they would go out on me anyways because they are yamaha!

moosers's review

Yamaha HS80M
The Yamaha HS80M's a set of recording studio monitors. Don't be fooled by the look, as these are no NS-10m's, and although they are modeled to look like them they don't have the same kind of sound at all. These are much more precise and full frequency encompassing. I only used these recently in a studio setting, although I had previously heard them in a Guitar Center or some other store when I was checking out monitors. They've got both 1/4" and XLR connections for hooking them up to your rig and they're powered monitors so they don't require any external power amplifier.


The sound of the Yamaha HS80M's is quite clear and crisp to me. They're great for monitoring during recording as well as for mixing but as always it's good for your main monitors to have a companion for mixing too. While I've really only used them a couple of times, I really like the way they sound as they seem to portray an accurate depiction of what is being recorded. The best way that I know to describe them would be to label them as crisp and well defined.


While I wasn’t sure what to think of the Yamaha HS80M’s at first, I’ve found that I really like the way they sound. They are a great in between studio monitor as they’ve got a professional sound but are affordable for home studio owners for sure. I still do prefer my Adam A7’s that I have at home, although those will cost you a few bucks more than these. There are a few newer sets of monitors from Yamaha in this line, so even if you can’t afford these you should check out the next step down. I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the HS80M’s as they are a great set of studio monitors!

yoTrakkz's review"Good Quality Monitors.."

Yamaha HS80M
I used the Yamaha HS80M’s for about a year and a half total, I loved them and they have a very good crystal clear sound. Great range, from hi’s to low end. But during my mixing I couldn’t get a clean mix with them. So that’s why I didn’t keep them longer than that. But for the price of these monitors its well worth the try to see how they work for you. Great neutral and accurate sounds come out of these monitors. My choice for these monitors was persuaded by the price. it’s a very respectable price for quality monitors in today’s music realm.

The curve of frequency response is excellent, the low end thumps! These monitors will do the job for you without a doubt. They have very good dynamics but a little rough on the low end which is why I couldn’t get clean mixes with them. These where my first real pair of monitors, they aren’t pretty too look at and nothing spectacular about the design but they do more than the job.


The Stereo image is ok, sound is clear and very stable . These will give you a wow factor that you will need, go to a store and try them out asap.


Overall you wont get a better monitor for the price of these, so if this is what your budget is give them a shot you might stick with them and keep them as your main monitors. They can be compared to the KRKs and Mackies. Make sure you have a solid room treatment to go with these monitors though, it will make them sound that much better! The best part about these is they are very accurate and have great precision. Knowing what I know now I am glad that I purchased these and I would do it again, maybe one day I will give them another shot!

Acoustilab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" correct tracks but far from neutral"

Yamaha HS80M
Good price / quality ratio


Event at the back so close to the wall to avoid
Correct curve not neutral but very dynamic


Want to change to k & h ...

massivejob's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good monitor"

Yamaha HS80M
I appreciate this monitor for precision tweeter. I turned ver product for the price / quality ratio. I use it for mixing, coupled with a 01V96VCM.


There is a hollow in the high-mids and a bump in the treble. The overall sound is clear and precise. The stereo image is restored, and the dynamic is good.


I use these monitors for over 5 years. I also work with Genelec, Focal and K & H.J 'appreciates the precision tweeter. I find the value for money very interesting.

antmi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A reference to start"

Yamaha HS80M
At the time I had left on the HS50 which had its mouth (the logo is lit all), which are compact, which fell within my budget and had good reviews in the press. But once in the store, the seller made me listen to HS80 (malignant) and direct the bass that I missed were there. This was my first pair of monitor so not too Reversing ...
I enjoyed EQ settings and especially the bass compensation when monitor is against a wall, very useful for the home studio which is usually compact.


With hindsight and years, I think the low end lacks a little définissions so be careful at low (see below) which can be rotated once a hifi listening which tends to amplify these frequencies.
In contrast dynamics and stereo are good, even if I do not have much comparison ...


I have 6 years and I'm thinking seriously about changing to go to the Adam. These are good monitors proximity but because my home studio instead evolved into the studio with amateur governed, they show their limits due to the remoteness and the requirement. In addition, adjustments to the rear with the power button are not practical.

To conclude, this is a good pair of monitor with a very good value to start over, but it is a little specialty Yamaha.

grimtim's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good"

Yamaha HS80M
I chose these monitor speakers after listening to the dealer.
I wanted to test the yamaha because I kept very good memories of NS10,
and for use in home studio pretty basic, like me, this is pretty good


The sound is pretty accurate overall with a slight lack in bass frequencies at low volumes.
Good momentum, but its a bit flattering nonetheless.


I use them for 3 years, after using Mackie, Genelec and Yam NS10.
My first choice would have been Genelec again, but not the same budget.
Value / price very satisfactory overall.
I think they really stand out clearly in the same price range (there 3 years)
Unless it is out of better things since I certainly would do this choice with respect to the budget. The best is still to check with a good dealer and compare all the models in stock, armed with a cd that we know well to make his choice.

d.b.fprods's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" for the price they do the job"

Yamaha HS80M
I could not find 10 ns so I look at this model.
the use being a home studio at the beginning,

but after a few years I am accustomed to their sound and I have started to use them well


neutrality is not strong in hsm but when we used to sy we start differencer surplus gene frequency that particular mediums.


I have since 2007, being the first model that I've buys J stays pretty pleased with the report, but after using the KH and FOCAL it realizes that it is not top, but if you happen to do ringing sound that will ring above Cést necessarily on others.

value for money is correct
ced wolff12/15/2013

ced wolff's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good value for money"

Yamaha HS80M
I bought this pair to monitor the work of composition, recording and mixage.Elles are connected to a big Knob very convenient to connect multiple pairs "of pregnant


They are pleasant long term and do not tire the ear. Very different from my NS 10 Studio but very complémentaire.Les filters at the rear are efficaces.J 'was also the subwoofer HS10W essential in my opinion for frequencies basses.Les both have made consistent but far from the precision of certain brands.


Use for 5 ans.J 've test Behringer (to start), Avantone (category NS10) Genelec 8040 (almost double the price), Adam 5 and7 (the height). They are reliable it never me makes good fake. The value for money is in excellent.Il are better, but it is in the same category ...

boiral's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha HS80M
Purchased in 2013 for my home studio, associated with 01V96i and Cubase.
Excellent monitor speakers, they leave nothing happen. I had trouble with the headset, the result was never consistent with my expectations at a replay on speakers living or radio. There are no surprises when it sounds with these speakers it's all good everywhere.
Attention to the bass reflex positioned at the rear, do not put them too close to the wall (if you can operate a low-cut button provided for this purpose, but suddenly it changes the frequency response).


Good frequency response, with very fine treble and good hot coffee. Even with bass sounds.
The sound seems very clean, excellent dynamics.
A pure delight.


I use them for a few months, it has totally changed my way of working in the studio. After presetting the headphone (often roaming), I conclude systematically finalization mix with these speakers. The result listening on any other system still meets my expectations.