Product Comparison: PreSonus Eris E3.5 vs Mackie CR4


General Specifications
Brand
PreSonus
Mackie
Model
Eris E3.5
CR4
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Presonus Eris-series studio monitors are used worldwide by Studio engineers who need to hear every detail of their recordings. Ideal for gaming and home video production.
Designed for premium sound that won't break the bank, CR Multimedia Monitors deliver the performance you expect from a Mackie studio monitor in designs ideal for home studios, multimedia creation, AV post-production and broadcast.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active/Passive
Number Of Speakers
2
2
Output Power
50 W
50 W
Driver Configuration
3.5" woofer, 1" tweeter
4" woofer, 0.75" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
PreSonus Eris E3.5 3.5" Near Field Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • It's as loud as you would need for small areas/where 3.5" monitors would be appropriate.
  • These are pretty awesome studio monitors. I use them primarily for mixing and recording metal.
  • Fantastic speakers are turning me into an audiophile! It was a big leap from my L-Cheap-o $10 USD generic computer speakers.
  • Completely blown away by the sound and physical quality of these monitors.
  • These powered speakers offer 25w per channel and amazingly good sound.
Mackie CR4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors+Headphones
  • They were bad, right up until they died, four months after they arrived.
Size & Weight
Height
8.3 in.
8.8 in.
Width
5.6 in.
6.1 in.
Depth
6.4 in.
7.3 in.
Weight
6.4 lbs.
12 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PreSonus Eris E3.5 3.5" Near Field Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • Professional look that isn't flashy and full of leds trying to call attention to itself.
  • The best features are the convenient size, light weight, and the acoustic tuning.
  • I was drawn to these speakers for compact size and configuration. These were the smallest self powered set of speakers I could find with good reviews.
  • Excellent bass response and overall great volume for their size.
  • Surprisingly cabinet build quality feels cheap. Not a big miss, but hurts a little.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
80 Hz
70 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
Sensitivity
100 dB
100 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
PreSonus Eris E3.5 3.5" Near Field Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • They seem to handle everything well with great sound quality and imaging.
  • They really shine in the midrange and treble frequencies.
  • Terrible low end, higher in level than my HS8. Definitely not flat, strongly colored by bass.
  • Very sensitive to external issues such as multiple things plugged into a surge protector or devices powered around the speakers.
  • The monitors are EXTREMELY sensitive to my iPhone's radio signal and I can't have the phone anywhere near them.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
Balanced TRS, Unbalanced RCA, 2 x Spring clip, AUX, Phones
2x Unbalanced RCA, 2x Balanced TRS, AUX
Magnetic Shielding
No
No
Controls
Power ON / OFF, Volume Range, MF Control, HF Control
Volume, Power Speaker Select
Extras
External mains fuse, Subsonic filter protection, Turn-on/off transient, Over-temperature protection, Output-current limiting, RF interference
Silk dome tweeter, Polypropylene-coated woofer, Ultra-wide frequency range, Bluetooth enabled
What customers say about "Features"
PreSonus Eris E3.5 3.5" Near Field Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • These have many built in protection circuits. Looks like they are fear nothing.
  • Comfortable front controls (power button, volume knob, Aux & headphone inputs).
  • I have these running through my audio interface, and the volume is more than loud enough, and they have a very clean sound. I would highly recommend these speakers!
  • Main issue is the lack of integrated RF protection.
  • These speakers appear to be built better and more solid materials for the speaker itself.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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