Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Yamaha NS-10M Studio

All user reviews for the Yamaha NS-10M Studio

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 41 reviews )
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stompboxjon's review"quality"

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
The Yamaha NS10M’s are a very good investment for someone who is looking for affordable monitors for their personal studio at home. You cant really complain about anything when it comes to the NS10m’s. They have become very popular to home music makers over the last few years and continue to grow do to the price cuts on them online. It seems like the price of them slides down little by little. But that doesn’t mean they arent good because they are. Unfortunately a lot of users expect more when they get these. They expect a professional studio sound to be coming out of these babies when they open them out of the box. Well the truth is in order to get million dollar studio quality , you have to have million dollar studio equipment. Plain and simple. But you can get close to million dollar studio quality if you are on a budget and know what you are doing.


The high’s , low’s and mid’s are all pretty good clear and accurate. If you are mastering in these make sure you don’t let your low end over power your mix. Because it is kind of easy with these because they low end is nice and think and full. So on your master track you will have to cut the real low end out or else when you press the song out on cd or wherever and play it back on a different system it will have way to much bass going on in the entire song. Make sure you understand your monitors well.


Overall, I think I like the value for what you pay for these and what you get. You pay a really low price for the NS110M’s and get a really good quality. In today’s market that’s what we all want is to feel like we got a deal on a great product and you will have that satisfaction with these.
Audiofanzine FR12/16/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Originally written by John Michael on Audiofanzine FR.

Near-field monitor speakers
Used in home studio
Marantz PM4001 amp


Let's be clear: these speakers were conceived to check how a mix/recording will sound with most systems (small hi-fi system, car audio, etc.). They must be used with the same settings as consumer products, meaning you have use the loudness feature of an amp, for example. Good stereo imaging, dynamic transient response, faithful response: if your guitar amp sounds too narrow or your voice has a lack of personality, you'll hear exactly how they sound, unlike recent compact monitors which always enhance the sound. In this last case, when you listen to your work with a good hi-fi system, the sound is hollow or too deep and you won't recognize your mix. This means that your monitor speakers didn't accomplish their job.


I've been using these monitors for over 10 years. I also used them as home speakers for one year. They are great as near-field speaker but the sound quality decreases when used in a living room.
Now, I use them in my home studio for all my recordings and I'm very satisfied. The sound matches what I hear with a premium hi-fi system or a good car audio setup. Very consistent... just essential.

radikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" view shared ..."

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
I had purchased because they are in most studios, considered classics etc. .. for the monitoring of course .. used with the A100A amp yamaha ..


very great lack of bass! good dynamics, good stereo, the sound is very clear in the mids and treble


3 years .. I think my first day ... got pregnant thereafter alesis monitor 2, I have Dynaudio BM15A, I have also bose 301 series 2 and 310 cabasse sampan ..
the NS10 are excellent for defects of your sound, breath, clicks etc ... on the other hand to mix, no way, there is a lack of serious, so we tend to exaggerate without expression, when we listen to on other forums c is the disaster, these speakers are made to complement other pairs of large style or Dynaudio genelec .. and made comparisons etc, are sold in secondhand too expensive because they are no longer manufactured, traded on in my opinion TODAY Today well to detect some faults of its kind breaths clicks etc. j using my AKG K271

totolafrance's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" terrible"

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
everything has already been said


very correct when used for what they are doing.


extremely surprised negative comments as they are present in all the major studios and pro always used. That is if you look on a monitor you scratch it in the back or caress the ear can comfortably go for a ride in genelec, mackie or more. But as some one rightly said, if you must make a mix that sounds almost everywhere, then we must listen to the sound NS10M essential reference pro studios worldwide.
So do not be mistaken, if it is to listen to music in her living room, home studio etc ... you do not need it, there's better if we work in the studio and we must leave the mix for use as radio, media pro then you can not deny NS10M. * If c ' is to make the MP3 earphone then there crossroads of € 5.90 is sufficient.

yovokpevy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Only for studio"

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Again the reference number to mix it properly you forgive anything, cool huh


Again the reference number to mix it properly you forgive anything, cool hei


Again the reference number to mix it properly you forgive anything, cool hei

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
I purchased for my home studio!


Very good working curve for the record, same for the stereo and the clarity and precision.
When was the dynamic that's enough!


It's been 11 years that I served as a monitoring and frankly that price would be crazy to buy anything else!
I heard almost all brands!
For the monitoring works pro is what is best for the rest it is not its goal!
Yamaha thank you!

ryuji84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
JOperation those in the studio or I puff


- The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
- Stereo image is good?
- The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
- The dynamic is it respect? ...
it's going, what that must choose a good listening level appropriate for its work


I do not quite understand some previous opinions that go down these speakers. One thing is certain, of course the speakers have a frequency response relatively flat will confuse those not familiar, but if its a standart in the audio industry, it's not for nothing. Make a good mix with ns-10m will tend to make it sound good on any other monitoring system, provided the use of knowledge, particularly in proper acoustics (like all monitoring speakers also ). Second, the appreciation of the sound is not universal. I do not think you can be allowed to say that it is bad because the response of the speakers does not wound, but one thing is on the ns-10m not lied about your sound, and if the shit EST comes out, it does not usually come to her.

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Take mini speaker channel speakers for studio quality or c trs is fun but tiring! Certainly, there are some small speakers that work well trs but they are rare and they all have the same default prsentent nothing or not much below 60 hz and limits on what is dynamic to normal size ..... or the famous NS10M nothing and absolutely nothing for them. it seems that they are down ......
But where did the sound? I seek in vain, the amp, the cd and then I start disassemble the object of DLit and observe. Everything is lightweight, the black cardboard box to hide the quality of pietre ralisations, the speakers assembled 5 euros for a bowl of rice. everything is lightweight and manufactured at a discount price PRISUNIC. The typical ralisations CONFORAMA DARTY but at the price (premium in the minds of people). The cot is more effective for small branch managed to play the high-tech (in s'criant ipod, flat screen, mini hi iphone, laptop, washing machine and toaster per million is that happiness!)
The style here is plastic toy "made in china" sold at the price of gold before the ipod ..... we see everywhere we had the NS10M we saw everywhere was that the happiness in the studio. Without 10 M NS impossible to make a mix.


It was a little too image (marketing!) but no sound!
s beef is transformed into a frog over time and was called
1000 ns and silent perfect tudie. the loss of two "zero-" on the REFERENCE
(Requires miniaturization) puts it thus among the plastic toys for children.


Sell ​​a legend in which n is not n!

the purpose of trade is to sell the wind. We therefore label achte trs CHRE

the NS10 m yamamoto brew a lot of air or wind!

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Purchased new in 1988.

Monitor use of sound recording and mixing.
Low profile, their speaker technology facilitates close placement.

Used with a Luxman L series

They are currently in a terrible state, destroy cabinetry, recessed tweeter grills, and a wire coil of a boomer resoldered in 1994 (after falling). But they have the exact original sound and still run 18 hours in a row without flinching.

For their reliability (both tweeter that boomer), I recommend a 2x40W max quality with high headroom. Under these conditions, the HP are indestructible (Original HP)


The frequency curve is not neutral, it is obvious. I never heard a speaker with a medium bodied but also devoid of aggressiveness in normal volume. Severe and acute withdrawal, but nuance, this nonetheless.
Initially (acquired in 1988) I thought to sell them because of this characteristic. I quickly realized their true value most: accuracy and impact of this medium for the control of voice taken, stamps guitar, snare drum, bass drum kick etc ... Let's talk about voice control the accuracy is terrible, the least harmonic Devit is discovered and promoted relentlessly by the NS10. What other forum can do that?
Ditto for the electric guitar: how much precision to place a microphone in front of the amp! Can not go wrong with it.
The stereo is awesome. The dynamics are well represented with a good amp.

In mixing, when everything sounds coherent on NS10, it's really going anywhere, it's remarkable.

But one thing is true: they can be a single system of monitoring. We must supplement them with other pregnant comfortable in the low to avoid aberrations in the register and accurately in the high and extreme high.


I love the feature that I hate most: the medium absolutely inimitable.

Testing also KRK, Genelec, Alesis, Yamaha HS Series, Fostex PM-2 Series, Event, westlake, JBL, Tannoy ...

The report quality is awful if you do not know to what use his sound so special. This report is exceptional when they become pregnant an impartial judge to control the spectrum most sensitive to the human ear.

I would do this choice in the absence of an alternative to its specific use in this price range.
Edit March 2, 2009:
Let's be clear: these speakers are not for audiophiles. The NS10 are devices for measuring ingéson. Between the two categories there is a gap because the goals are far apart.
I have Genelec 8040 (two channels with a medium worthy of a three way), and listened to the M5, 6, 12, Adam, Focal ... In their own way, good monitoring.
But in balancing the volume and frequency fields from all sources of mixing, the NS10 is irrelevant. Disgusting to listen, Imperial and ultra-reliable in the information it sends. A passage on NS10 after going through the speakers of modern monitoring can correct past errors as small NS10 sends you to the figure without caution. And the service there, we can not do without.
A never put in a room under pain of no longer having friends who spends at home.
Indispensable in the studio.
John Michael07/28/2008

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Enclosure monitoring proximity to studio -
Use home studio
Marantz PM4001 Amplifier

I am surprised by the comments trs previous ones.


Let me be clear: this is a forum intended assess what will the record in case the most common is - say a small string of lounge or in a car. It must be used with the same configuration as those consumer devices, namely with a lot of loudness of the amp, for example, to provide a standard report. The image is well established, dynamic attacks, but mostly they are not a gift: If your guitar amp to sound a little ledge and you have a voice that lack of grain, that's exactly what you will hear contairement small monitors amplified latest issue that will make her an always flattering. Feedback, then when you pass a string of high-end, has to GTE, has rings hollow or too low, short, you do not recognize anything. So the monitor has not fulfilled its rle.


I use these speakers for 10 years at least. They also served me speaker of living for a year, a walk up to a certain level. What happens in great proximity to pregnant DGRAD forcment cost of living if you have to turn up the volume too.
Today, I use them for all my home studio recordings, and I am totally satisfied. Obtained meets your exact what I mean by passing a string of records high-end or in a car good team. It cohrent trs, and we say, indispensable.