These are the top-of-the-line speakers in Yamaha’s HS range. They are very popular with music producers due to their audio accuracy at a relatively affordable price.
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Pro Neutral and balanced sound
These speakers are great for those who want to get accurate audio without spending thousands of dollars. The HS8 produce neutral and accurate sound that is great for mixing. The highs are clean and airy, but do not get harsh. The mids sound natural and full, so vocals and guitars can clearly be heard. The bass is tight and has a great punch yet never gets out of control.
Pro You can adjust the sound to fit your room
It’ll be easy for you to get the most accurate audio output from these speakers. The HS8’s Room control switches allow you to cut down volume levels to minimize sound reflections if your room is not acoustically treated.
Pro Treble levels can be tweaked
You can easily tweak the treble levels to your liking. At the back of each HS8 speaker is a High Trim switch which gives you the option to increase or decrease treble levels by 2dB.
Pro They can produce high volume levels
These speakers can easily fill a medium to large-sized studio with sound. The 8-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeter are able to pump out high levels of volume without distorting, so you aren’t likely to find the sound lacking.
Pro Multiple wired input options available
These speakers will work with most pro-level mixers and audio interfaces. The input options are balanced XLR and TRS which should cover a wide range of studio devices.
Pro Solid build quality
The HS8 speakers give the impression that they will last you many years of use. The cabinets are made out of thick wood and are quite heavy.
Pro Accurate sound, room controls and good build quality at a great price
The HS8 studio monitors are able to deliver a flat sound that is good enough for mixing along with room adjustments and solid build quality, but at a price that is significantly less than other high end options.
Con Only High Trim controls are available
You won’t be able to customize the sound as extensively as the older model, the HS80m. Those speakers had Mid and Bass trim options, which allowed more sound tweaking.
Con Bass might not be enough
If you are a bass head, then the tight and controlled bass output may not be powerful enough for you. A subwoofer like the Yamaha HS8S would be a good companion to the HS8s if you want deep and more powerful low-end.