I've been looking at monitors and thinking about yamaha hs7's or mackie mr624's does anyone have any opinions on those, or something similar?


I have a pair of Yamaha hs7s and I am very pleased.


I know it wasn't much information, but I don't have any other monitors to compare with. I use these and a pair of Bayerdynamic DT990s for mixing / mastering.

@flavigula having heard quite a few tracks of yours made with them, makes up for the lack of detail. your mixes sound good to me. And, I think are of a broadly similar range to the sounds I make.


Thanks (regarding the mixes)!

Let me know your opinions if you end up getting them. Also of the Mackie. I have a pair of Mackie in ear monitors (I forgot to mention them) that are also amazing.

@flavigula @eid I've had for very long time (since 2003). one of them recently had to had all capacitors replaced. I also had mackie sub10 added about 5 years ago. they are quite good. If I manage to get a new space for the studio I'm thinking to move to ADAMs monitors. maybe the more expensive ones (A7X, handmade in germany), but the cheap ones (T7V or T8V, factory-made in china) seem to have raving reviews as well (

@luka @flavigula @eid i have pair of Yamaha HS5 and a JBL lsr310s sub, and i like that setup. i bought the speakers first and can attest there’s no low response on the HS5, they roll right off where the specs say they do and i had to get the sub right away to fill it in. not sure how the HS7 do in that respect but they might still need a sub(?)

other than that hard to compare as they’re the only ones I’ve owned but i now like them very much. took me a bit to get used to (continued)

@luka @flavigula @eid
they are louder than i need even the HS5- i never turn stuff up more than about a 3/4.

lastly, a pair of oddities - they have a slight hiss when on, only really audible when nothing is playing through them. does not bother me. not sure if that is a thing with all actives or just mine. and if i set my phone atop one or too near one, it can cause a bit of crackle, so like, that’s sorta weird but again doesn’t bother me, and i keep my phone away from them.

@june thanks for the detailed response. I think I lean towards something larger than 5" in the hope that I might avoid a subwoofer. Always an option in either case, I suppose.

@luka @flavigula

@luka @flavigula @eid Having to replace capacitors in mic pre and especially EQs is a very common and long known problem. I haven't done it myself yet, but working with 1604 down to 3 802 mixers i can only confirm, that within two yars after buying them they already sound much worse. Dusty, so to say.

@luka thanks. looking to switch on account of a larger room? or buying something new on account of the age of your existing monitors?


@flavigula ahh curious about your mackie iems-which pair? i have a pair of cheaper shur ones and they are pretty bad, would not buy again. like maybe their higher end ones are good but oof their cheap ones make mud out of sound...


MP 240s. I like them quite a bit. I'm not familiar with the Shure in-ear monitors.

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