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Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors

Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors

Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
Presonus Eris E5 Pair - Pair of High-Definition 2-way 5.25 inch Near Field Studio Monitors
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Features

  • 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), Class AB biamplification
  • Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
  • Midrange (±6 dB, continuously variable), HF (±6 dB, continuously variable), High-Pass (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz) and Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour

Description

When you're ready to get serious about recording, it's time to step up to PreSonus Eris-series studio monitors. Cheap computer speakers and home-stereo speakers won't reveal the truth about your mix. They aren't designed for that. In contrast, Eris speakers are real studio monitors, delivering a very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end. That's what you need in a home studio. Thanks to well-designed Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, Eris delivers the goods.


Item Weight 10.2 pounds


Product Dimensions 20 x 20 x 20 inches


ASIN B00DP1RDHY


Item model number ERISE5


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 85 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,730 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #18 in Studio Audio Monitors


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available June 28, 2013


Speaker Count 2


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Features

  • 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), Class AB biamplification
  • Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
  • Midrange (±6 dB, continuously variable), HF (±6 dB, continuously variable), High-Pass (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz) and Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour

Description

When you're ready to get serious about recording, it's time to step up to PreSonus Eris-series studio monitors. Cheap computer speakers and home-stereo speakers won't reveal the truth about your mix. They aren't designed for that. In contrast, Eris speakers are real studio monitors, delivering a very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end. That's what you need in a home studio. Thanks to well-designed Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, Eris delivers the goods.


Item Weight 10.2 pounds


Product Dimensions 20 x 20 x 20 inches


ASIN B00DP1RDHY


Item model number ERISE5


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 85 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,730 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #18 in Studio Audio Monitors


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available June 28, 2013


Speaker Count 2


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • 5.25-inch (E5) / 8-inch (E8) Kevlar low-frequency transducer
  • 1-inch (25 mm), ultra-low-mass, silk-dome, high-frequency transducer
  • 70 (E5) /130 watt (E8), Class AB biamplification
  • Front-firing acoustic port for superior bass-frequency reproduction
  • Midrange (±6 dB, continuously variable), HF (±6 dB, continuously variable), High-Pass (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz) and Acoustic Space settings (flat, -2, -4 dB) for accurate mixing contour

Description

When you're ready to get serious about recording, it's time to step up to PreSonus Eris-series studio monitors. Cheap computer speakers and home-stereo speakers won't reveal the truth about your mix. They aren't designed for that. In contrast, Eris speakers are real studio monitors, delivering a very accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end. That's what you need in a home studio. Thanks to well-designed Kevlar low frequency transducers, low-mass silk-dome tweeters, responsive Class AB amplification, and professional acoustic-adjustment controls, Eris delivers the goods.


Item Weight 10.2 pounds


Product Dimensions 20 x 20 x 20 inches


ASIN B00DP1RDHY


Item model number ERISE5


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 85 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,730 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #18 in Studio Audio Monitors


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available June 28, 2013


Speaker Count 2


abunda_amazon_reviews A bit of background to start. I have produced and written music for over 25 years, and am still composing and producing music, sound design and music supervising projects that you will here on a day to day basis. I don't know about much, but this I really do know about. Sound is my thing, and for the record, Im not some beard stroking dude with an oscilloscope (but bless those guys for your data), Im a working composer and sound designer that needs to be able to hear whats going on. Ok, on to review. For the money, these are hands down the absolute best budget nearfield monitors you can buy, and if being honest, they destroy much of the competition in the mid range market also. These are my (and many of my peers) new NS10's, but with out all the hassle of an amp, and with the added bonus of bottom end! But lets get under the hood a bit, and reveal some niggles. There's not a great deal of separation in the response around 150k-400k to my ears, and with that being said it might be my room, BUT, I have found it to be true in 2 other rooms that these were in also. The stereo field isn't the greatest (again placement?), which can mean that reverbs sound a little quieter than they are, and off axis there can be a lot of boom, so if you want to walk away and listen to your mix next door, they're not ideal, and also the roll off for sub can potentially be a little steep, which may make using these for particularly bassy tracks problematic unless you know what you're doing. Thats pretty much the bad stuff. So why 5 stars? Easy. Once you've sat with these for just a few hours you will realize how much feedback they give you. The highs respond particularly well, and getting separation up there is a breeze with these, and you'll soon get used to the stereo image with use. Mids are usually strong as with all near field monitors, but these wont get cluttered and leave you with a scooped mix. As far as they go, the lows will do you fine once you're used to the sound if these, and its easy to find the space for your kick and bass. They will actually help you become better at mixing, due to their relative lack of fluffing the source. They are my work horses and I love them. I have 3 sets across 4 studios (Main room / Sound Design suite, and Edit suite). I would recommend buying decent cable to connect them up with (I use custom Carbokab cable with neutrik), to really get the best response, and keep your signal path between source and monitors as uncomplicated as possible. For the record, I was given a pair of nearfields recently made by a very well respected manufacturer, that cost 2x the price of these, and in my opinion they didn't even come close to the response of these little babies, honestly the Eris E5's made them sound like very average HiFi speakers. I was really shocked. Really! And if you're wondering, "wow, this guy must have spent his life on budget speakers", I have owned and worked on Genelec, Adam, Focal, Yamaha, KRK (please don't buy these instead of the E5, they don't come close!), and the set I sit in front of now are placed next to my set of PMC 226's (look em up!), and they compliment them perfectly. I recommend these to all my friends and co-writers for there writing rooms and home set ups, and now I'm recommending them to you. If this is your budget, buy them, because as of July 2017 there ain't nothing better within this price range or maybe even double.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;My "go to" budget nearfield monitors.;;Mr D B;;;First, I have been in the music production business for over 20 years and have used more monitors than I can remember. Secondly, these were set up in my home studio which has been fully treated as if it were any other studio. Graphs, measurements, frequency tests, etc. were conducted in the room. Troubles: I'm going to help some folks out, as there have been numerous complaints of a buzz or hiss coming from the monitors - especially when they're scrolling they're mouse. I had the same issue. The problem is that balanced cables need to be used. I bought some balanced TRS to XLR cables and a new protected power strip, and the monitors went from an audible buzz/hum from several feet away to completely silent - even putting my ear right up tot he speaker. First impressions: 1. These can get loud - especially for a small room. 2. The bass is super punchy and accurate down to about 50 Hz (I believe 53, to be exact), but it comes with a compromise: I find that to get the punch/low end response desired one must raise the volume quite a bit which causes the high end/tweeters to sound somewhat harsh. It'll wear out your ears. I dropped the high end about 1 db, and all was well in the world. 3. All in all, it is an extremely accurate speaker once placed right and configured correctly in the room. Much more low end than the 3.5/4" models. Overall: Go for it! I wouldn't hesitate if you're looking for a stellar monitor at this price point. Just buy balanced cables with it, and you'll be good to go. Oh yeah.......and make sure you're getting the PAIR. Amazon will say PAIR in the description...don't make the mistake I did when I bought a single 8" model thinking it was a pair based on the reviews.... THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS FOR A PAIR. Happy recording!;;Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Tight bass, semi-harsh high end, EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE.;;Jake Arnold;;;The Presonus Eris E5 really surprised me. I wanted a decent pair of monitors to do some home recording and to be honest I didn't have great expectations about them but man the bass on these things is really good (see options on the back of the monitors). A few friends of mine have KRK and Yamaha monitors but I just don't like their flat sound. These things on the other hand, I love them.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent quality and sound for the price. Better bass than others in the same price range;;Carlos Lopez;;;Probably one of the best values for your money, the Personus E5 speakers can be paired with Personus' Temblor T8 subwoofer to bolster the below 80HZ frequencies. I have both E5s and a T8 and couldn't be more pleased with the sound. However, I would recommend one purchases a power strip with built-in surge protector for the speakers. Initially I plugged the E5 speakers into an wall outlet and was met with a low background hum; adding the T8 to the pair resulted in a louder, unacceptable hum. A Bekin power strip effectively eliminated the hum - all 3 speakers are now silent when not receiving a signal.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent Studio Monitors For Novice to Semi-Pro MIDI Musician;;CityGuyTX;;;Just got the pair of E5s today. I was anxious to hear them. Got them hooked up and the moment I turned them on I noticed an incredible clarity I’ve never really heard before. Listening to a song I’ve heard a million times but noticing subtleties I’ve never heard. Like fingers squeaking moving on guitar strings, and the vocals have a very clarity to them. They have plenty of power for near field monitors. In a room that’s about 10’ x 20’ they can easily fill the room with sound. And not just sound, these sound incredible. Can’t wait to use them for recording and mixes.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Well worth the money!;;t. dunn;;;Unbelievable value. I use them in my project studio in an apartment and they are perfect for that use. Nice clear bass and mids, not too harsh treble. I have them on stands at ear level and the stereo image is excellent. I find them much better than the KRK/Alesis equivalents, and almost as good as the ADAMs in this size bracket, at a quarter of the cost.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2015;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Perfect for writing/recording project studio;;Mark Tierney

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr D B - Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017
My "go to" budget nearfield monitors.
A bit of background to start. I have produced and written music for over 25 years, and am still composing and producing music, sound design and music supervising projects that you will here on a day to day basis. I don't know about much, but this I really do know about. Sound is my thing, and for the record, Im not some beard stroking dude with an oscilloscope (but bless those guys for your data), Im a working composer and sound designer that needs to be able to hear whats going on. Ok, on to review. For the money, these are hands down the absolute best budget nearfield monitors you can buy, and if being honest, they destroy much of the competition in the mid range market also. These are my (and many of my peers) new NS10's, but with out all the hassle of an amp, and with the added bonus of bottom end! But lets get under the hood a bit, and reveal some niggles. There's not a great deal of separation in the response around 150k-400k to my ears, and with that being said it might be my room, BUT, I have found it to be true in 2 other rooms that these were in also. The stereo field isn't the greatest (again placement?), which can mean that reverbs sound a little quieter than they are, and off axis there can be a lot of boom, so if you want to walk away and listen to your mix next door, they're not ideal, and also the roll off for sub can potentially be a little steep, which may make using these for particularly bassy tracks problematic unless you know what you're doing. Thats pretty much the bad stuff. So why 5 stars? Easy. Once you've sat with these for just a few hours you will realize how much feedback they give you. The highs respond particularly well, and getting separation up there is a breeze with these, and you'll soon get used to the stereo image with use. Mids are usually strong as with all near field monitors, but these wont get cluttered and leave you with a scooped mix. As far as they go, the lows will do you fine once you're used to the sound if these, and its easy to find the space for your kick and bass. They will actually help you become better at mixing, due to their relative lack of fluffing the source. They are my work horses and I love them. I have 3 sets across 4 studios (Main room / Sound Design suite, and Edit suite). I would recommend buying decent cable to connect them up with (I use custom Carbokab cable with neutrik), to really get the best response, and keep your signal path between source and monitors as uncomplicated as possible. For the record, I was given a pair of nearfields recently made by a very well respected manufacturer, that cost 2x the price of these, and in my opinion they didn't even come close to the response of these little babies, honestly the Eris E5's made them sound like very average HiFi speakers. I was really shocked. Really! And if you're wondering, "wow, this guy must have spent his life on budget speakers", I have owned and worked on Genelec, Adam, Focal, Yamaha, KRK (please don't buy these instead of the E5, they don't come close!), and the set I sit in front of now are placed next to my set of PMC 226's (look em up!), and they compliment them perfectly. I recommend these to all my friends and co-writers for there writing rooms and home set ups, and now I'm recommending them to you. If this is your budget, buy them, because as of July 2017 there ain't nothing better within this price range or maybe even double.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jake Arnold - Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020
Tight bass, semi-harsh high end, EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE.
First, I have been in the music production business for over 20 years and have used more monitors than I can remember. Secondly, these were set up in my home studio which has been fully treated as if it were any other studio. Graphs, measurements, frequency tests, etc. were conducted in the room. Troubles: I'm going to help some folks out, as there have been numerous complaints of a buzz or hiss coming from the monitors - especially when they're scrolling they're mouse. I had the same issue. The problem is that balanced cables need to be used. I bought some balanced TRS to XLR cables and a new protected power strip, and the monitors went from an audible buzz/hum from several feet away to completely silent - even putting my ear right up tot he speaker. First impressions: 1. These can get loud - especially for a small room. 2. The bass is super punchy and accurate down to about 50 Hz (I believe 53, to be exact), but it comes with a compromise: I find that to get the punch/low end response desired one must raise the volume quite a bit which causes the high end/tweeters to sound somewhat harsh. It'll wear out your ears. I dropped the high end about 1 db, and all was well in the world. 3. All in all, it is an extremely accurate speaker once placed right and configured correctly in the room. Much more low end than the 3.5/4" models. Overall: Go for it! I wouldn't hesitate if you're looking for a stellar monitor at this price point. Just buy balanced cables with it, and you'll be good to go. Oh yeah.......and make sure you're getting the PAIR. Amazon will say PAIR in the description...don't make the mistake I did when I bought a single 8" model thinking it was a pair based on the reviews.... THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS FOR A PAIR. Happy recording!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Carlos Lopez - Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
Excellent quality and sound for the price. Better bass than others in the same price range
The Presonus Eris E5 really surprised me. I wanted a decent pair of monitors to do some home recording and to be honest I didn't have great expectations about them but man the bass on these things is really good (see options on the back of the monitors). A few friends of mine have KRK and Yamaha monitors but I just don't like their flat sound. These things on the other hand, I love them.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CityGuyTX - Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
Excellent Studio Monitors For Novice to Semi-Pro MIDI Musician
Probably one of the best values for your money, the Personus E5 speakers can be paired with Personus' Temblor T8 subwoofer to bolster the below 80HZ frequencies. I have both E5s and a T8 and couldn't be more pleased with the sound. However, I would recommend one purchases a power strip with built-in surge protector for the speakers. Initially I plugged the E5 speakers into an wall outlet and was met with a low background hum; adding the T8 to the pair resulted in a louder, unacceptable hum. A Bekin power strip effectively eliminated the hum - all 3 speakers are now silent when not receiving a signal.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By t. dunn - Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
Well worth the money!
Just got the pair of E5s today. I was anxious to hear them. Got them hooked up and the moment I turned them on I noticed an incredible clarity I’ve never really heard before. Listening to a song I’ve heard a million times but noticing subtleties I’ve never heard. Like fingers squeaking moving on guitar strings, and the vocals have a very clarity to them. They have plenty of power for near field monitors. In a room that’s about 10’ x 20’ they can easily fill the room with sound. And not just sound, these sound incredible. Can’t wait to use them for recording and mixes.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Mark Tierney - Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2015
Perfect for writing/recording project studio
Unbelievable value. I use them in my project studio in an apartment and they are perfect for that use. Nice clear bass and mids, not too harsh treble. I have them on stands at ear level and the stereo image is excellent. I find them much better than the KRK/Alesis equivalents, and almost as good as the ADAMs in this size bracket, at a quarter of the cost.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mr D B - Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017
My "go to" budget nearfield monitors.
A bit of background to start. I have produced and written music for over 25 years, and am still composing and producing music, sound design and music supervising projects that you will here on a day to day basis. I don't know about much, but this I really do know about. Sound is my thing, and for the record, Im not some beard stroking dude with an oscilloscope (but bless those guys for your data), Im a working composer and sound designer that needs to be able to hear whats going on. Ok, on to review. For the money, these are hands down the absolute best budget nearfield monitors you can buy, and if being honest, they destroy much of the competition in the mid range market also. These are my (and many of my peers) new NS10's, but with out all the hassle of an amp, and with the added bonus of bottom end! But lets get under the hood a bit, and reveal some niggles. There's not a great deal of separation in the response around 150k-400k to my ears, and with that being said it might be my room, BUT, I have found it to be true in 2 other rooms that these were in also. The stereo field isn't the greatest (again placement?), which can mean that reverbs sound a little quieter than they are, and off axis there can be a lot of boom, so if you want to walk away and listen to your mix next door, they're not ideal, and also the roll off for sub can potentially be a little steep, which may make using these for particularly bassy tracks problematic unless you know what you're doing. Thats pretty much the bad stuff. So why 5 stars? Easy. Once you've sat with these for just a few hours you will realize how much feedback they give you. The highs respond particularly well, and getting separation up there is a breeze with these, and you'll soon get used to the stereo image with use. Mids are usually strong as with all near field monitors, but these wont get cluttered and leave you with a scooped mix. As far as they go, the lows will do you fine once you're used to the sound if these, and its easy to find the space for your kick and bass. They will actually help you become better at mixing, due to their relative lack of fluffing the source. They are my work horses and I love them. I have 3 sets across 4 studios (Main room / Sound Design suite, and Edit suite). I would recommend buying decent cable to connect them up with (I use custom Carbokab cable with neutrik), to really get the best response, and keep your signal path between source and monitors as uncomplicated as possible. For the record, I was given a pair of nearfields recently made by a very well respected manufacturer, that cost 2x the price of these, and in my opinion they didn't even come close to the response of these little babies, honestly the Eris E5's made them sound like very average HiFi speakers. I was really shocked. Really! And if you're wondering, "wow, this guy must have spent his life on budget speakers", I have owned and worked on Genelec, Adam, Focal, Yamaha, KRK (please don't buy these instead of the E5, they don't come close!), and the set I sit in front of now are placed next to my set of PMC 226's (look em up!), and they compliment them perfectly. I recommend these to all my friends and co-writers for there writing rooms and home set ups, and now I'm recommending them to you. If this is your budget, buy them, because as of July 2017 there ain't nothing better within this price range or maybe even double.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jake Arnold - Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020
Tight bass, semi-harsh high end, EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE.
First, I have been in the music production business for over 20 years and have used more monitors than I can remember. Secondly, these were set up in my home studio which has been fully treated as if it were any other studio. Graphs, measurements, frequency tests, etc. were conducted in the room. Troubles: I'm going to help some folks out, as there have been numerous complaints of a buzz or hiss coming from the monitors - especially when they're scrolling they're mouse. I had the same issue. The problem is that balanced cables need to be used. I bought some balanced TRS to XLR cables and a new protected power strip, and the monitors went from an audible buzz/hum from several feet away to completely silent - even putting my ear right up tot he speaker. First impressions: 1. These can get loud - especially for a small room. 2. The bass is super punchy and accurate down to about 50 Hz (I believe 53, to be exact), but it comes with a compromise: I find that to get the punch/low end response desired one must raise the volume quite a bit which causes the high end/tweeters to sound somewhat harsh. It'll wear out your ears. I dropped the high end about 1 db, and all was well in the world. 3. All in all, it is an extremely accurate speaker once placed right and configured correctly in the room. Much more low end than the 3.5/4" models. Overall: Go for it! I wouldn't hesitate if you're looking for a stellar monitor at this price point. Just buy balanced cables with it, and you'll be good to go. Oh yeah.......and make sure you're getting the PAIR. Amazon will say PAIR in the description...don't make the mistake I did when I bought a single 8" model thinking it was a pair based on the reviews.... THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS FOR A PAIR. Happy recording!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Carlos Lopez - Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
Excellent quality and sound for the price. Better bass than others in the same price range
The Presonus Eris E5 really surprised me. I wanted a decent pair of monitors to do some home recording and to be honest I didn't have great expectations about them but man the bass on these things is really good (see options on the back of the monitors). A few friends of mine have KRK and Yamaha monitors but I just don't like their flat sound. These things on the other hand, I love them.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CityGuyTX - Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
Excellent Studio Monitors For Novice to Semi-Pro MIDI Musician
Probably one of the best values for your money, the Personus E5 speakers can be paired with Personus' Temblor T8 subwoofer to bolster the below 80HZ frequencies. I have both E5s and a T8 and couldn't be more pleased with the sound. However, I would recommend one purchases a power strip with built-in surge protector for the speakers. Initially I plugged the E5 speakers into an wall outlet and was met with a low background hum; adding the T8 to the pair resulted in a louder, unacceptable hum. A Bekin power strip effectively eliminated the hum - all 3 speakers are now silent when not receiving a signal.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By t. dunn - Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
Well worth the money!
Just got the pair of E5s today. I was anxious to hear them. Got them hooked up and the moment I turned them on I noticed an incredible clarity I’ve never really heard before. Listening to a song I’ve heard a million times but noticing subtleties I’ve never heard. Like fingers squeaking moving on guitar strings, and the vocals have a very clarity to them. They have plenty of power for near field monitors. In a room that’s about 10’ x 20’ they can easily fill the room with sound. And not just sound, these sound incredible. Can’t wait to use them for recording and mixes.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Mark Tierney - Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2015
Perfect for writing/recording project studio
Unbelievable value. I use them in my project studio in an apartment and they are perfect for that use. Nice clear bass and mids, not too harsh treble. I have them on stands at ear level and the stereo image is excellent. I find them much better than the KRK/Alesis equivalents, and almost as good as the ADAMs in this size bracket, at a quarter of the cost.