Product Comparison: Mackie MR5MK3 vs KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3-NA)

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General Specifications
RP5 G3
About the Product
A complete redesign of the ultra-affordable Mackie MR series, the Mackie MRmk3 Powered Studio Monitors are specifically designed to reveal the full range and natural character music deserves. Optimizing features include an enhanced waveguide system for a wider sweet spot and custom-tuned rear porting for smooth, extended bass response.
KRK's ROKIT 5 G3 powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
50 W
50 W
Driver Configuration
5.25" woofer, 1" tweeter
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Mackie MR5MK3 5-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • Much cleaner, more rounded sound than the last generation of these speakers and speakers in it's range.
  • I can't really describe how good they sound because it isn't something easily put into words.
  • They are a much better solution to PC speakers but I do recommend getting a good interface or sound card to make sure you are utilizing the speakers to their full potential.
  • My first studio monitors, and after a year of owning them, I'm really happy I went with Mackie.
  • To my disappointment, the mk3 at peak volume is not louder than the MK2 at halfway volume. I do not recommend this speaker.
KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3-NA) Powered Studio Monitor (Generation 3) (Pair)
  • The cabinets have lots of rounded edges and around the tweeter, also a bit of rounding around the bass port all this adds up to cleaner and more even frequencies.
  • The speakers themselves are absolutely insane, I don't think you could get better quality if you tried.
  • Did a lot of research on budget active monitors. Was choosing between the m-audio bx5 d2. Decided to go for the g3 rokit 5.
  • Very clear. Nice coverage at the bass frequencies and gives a good flat response.
  • They reproduce your music the way it was designed to be heard; Faithfully! Even though these monitors are nuetral, they really handle bass frequencies well for a 5 woofer.
Size & Weight
11.3 in.
11.1 in.
7.8 in.
7.28 in.
10.9 in.
9.06 in.
12.1 lbs.
14.11 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Mackie MR5MK3 5-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • The case design impressed me as soon as I took them out of the box.
  • Solid build quality, nice aesthetics, and the sound is pure. Highly recommended.
  • Out of the box, the construction is solid. Hooking them up is straight forward, there are a wealth of connection options.
  • I really love the design. Solid construction that is minimalist yet attractive.
  • These speakers are built like a tank, the moment you pick them up you can tell its a quality product.
KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3-NA) Powered Studio Monitor (Generation 3) (Pair)
  • Quite amazing speakers.. incredible sound quality, latest hardware inside, intelligent design both electronically and aesthetically, and remarkably powerful too.
  • I am very pleased with the build quality of the KRK RP5 speaker and i will be buying another one.
  • These are much clearer, although they were also quite a bit larger than I was expecting.
  • Love my KRK's! All pros no cons. In white with yellow accents looks superb.
  • It small size is really great as it doesn't take up much real estate on your desk. Would recommend.
Min. Frequency Response
57 Hz
45 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
35 kHz
Input Impendance
20 kOhm
10 kOhm
108 dB
106 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Mackie MR5MK3 5-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • Ears never get weary even after long mastering sessions. These soft tweeters muffle too sharp highs and truly work well. Highly recommended.
  • These speakers pick out every detail of each type of stylus fast and clean. The bass is tight but not boomey.
  • Love the sound, very crisp and very well calibrated. Easy distinction between different frequencies.
  • They sound quite phenomenal, the built in amplifiers drive them beautifully with minimal distortion across the frequency response.
  • I'm very impressed with the clean output and little static that you can hardly discern.
KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3-NA) Powered Studio Monitor (Generation 3) (Pair)
  • For a small size they can fill most small to medium rooms and unlike many speakers the frequency remains the same regardless of volume.
  • I have not taken actual measurements, but my hears are good at detecting any type of noise, and so far I could not hear any noise at all.
  • These are easy to listen to for hours and you do need to fine tune the Hi and Lo EQ knobs to get the best near flat response.
  • These are studio monitors, however I have them at home connected to my decks. The sound quality is brilliant.
  • These speakers are amazing, really great flat sound, super for mixing and mastering.
Black / Yellow
Enclosure Material
Cabinet Type
XLR, Balanced TRS, Unbalanced RCA
Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, XLR
Magnetic Shielding
Power ON / OFF, Low freq / High freq, Level adjust
HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Volume
Enchanced waveguide system, Music-centric voicing, Custom-tuned rear ports, Flexible inputs for simple connection
Silk dome tweeter, Aramid glass composite woofer, Low resonance enclosure, Factory installed foam pad, Equipped with a bi-amped class A/B amplifier
What customers say about "Features"
Mackie MR5MK3 5-Inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • These have RCA, TRS and XLR ports to use a plenty variety of applications.
  • Sensitive customizable frequency control for any studio space.
  • Love that Mackie has stuck to it's guns in having a rear port. Unlike the previous two MR series.
  • I don't like that controls are on the back of the unit and difficult to reach if you need to access them frequently.
  • The only thing is there not audioshilded , they up low buzz from my lg flat screen.
KRK Rokit 5 (RP5G3-NA) Powered Studio Monitor (Generation 3) (Pair)
  • They look amazing between the yellow bass cones and the badge that illuminates when on.
  • They have XLR, 6.3mm Jack, and RCA inputs and have tried balanced and unbalanced which makes no or very little difference in the sound.
  • These really are quality, well built and heavy but sound great, clear punchy basslines and they look amazing too.
  • The sound quality is very good, the design match every single set up and it is worth the money as I don't think I am going to change them for couple of years now.
  • Worth the money. Bags of bass. Very nice clarity. Like the colours.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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