Product Comparison: Yamaha HS7 vs Yamaha HS8


General Specifications
Brand
Yamaha
Yamaha
Model
HS7
HS8
Origin
China
Indonesia
About the Product
Unlike studio monitors with added bass or treble frequencies which may sound more flattering at first, HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process.
Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason-their accuracy.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Output Power
95 W
120 W
Driver Configuration
1" twitter, 6.5" woofer
8" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha HS7 100-Watt Series Monitor, Black
  • Great monitors. I was worried they would be too small for my needs, but turns out, they have more than enough power and are crystal clear.
  • Clean sounding speakers, go for the next size up if you need it (re: more power and deeper bass)
  • The built in amps are powerful, and even when turned way up, do not produce hissing or white noise of any kind.
  • Perfect for in the studio or even just as home theater, pc, or living room speakers. You need an outlet per speaker and an audio interface in order to use these.
  • Works great in a small studio, but is under powered for a large one. 100W power output is probably accurate, but these small speakers do not project sound adequately to fill a large space.
Size & Weight
Height
13.1 in.
15.4 in.
Width
8.3 in.
9.8 in.
Depth
11.2 in.
13.1 in.
Weight
18.1 in.
22.5 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha HS7 100-Watt Series Monitor, Black
  • Does not color the music and helps in finding the best mix to use. This size works best in a small room.
  • Possibly the best for the price. You can't get better medium sized room monitors.
  • They're an ideal size, they look good, and they sound good.
  • Great power, nice tight sound, no unnatural booms, exceptionally solid construction
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
43 Hz
38 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
30 kHz
30 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
What customers say about "Audio"
Yamaha HS7 100-Watt Series Monitor, Black
  • Sure, they are not as good as super fancy tower speakers, but their clarity and overall range of sound is pretty good for desktop applications.
  • Once you place these in a properly treated room, they force you to mix and tweak your music because of their balanced audio response.
  • So if your sounds are ever going to be played anywhere besides a dance club, this is a legit reason. So that's that. Right there in the middle of the volume range these puppies are capable of very nice sounding audio.
  • Best in its price range and beyond. They are worth the money for buyers who are serious about high audio quality.
Features
Color
Black
Black / White
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
Balanced TRS, XLR
XLR, TRS
Magnetic Shielding
Yes
Yes
Controls
Volume, High trim switch, Room control switch
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
Extras
Newly Developed Transducers, High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha HS7 100-Watt Series Monitor, Black
  • This is a fantastic sounding sub woofer. It has adjustments on the back for volume and bass range.
  • The hardware is robust and heavy. They have the same kind of power connectors on the back as you get on a PC power supply.
  • You need an outlet per speaker and an audio interface in order to use these. Power cable is included but no xlr or 1/4" cable is included.
  • I like that each of these speakers has its own built in power supply with a separate power cable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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