Conclusion: Bottom line is you will not get that kind of clarity out of anything in the $300 price range. Yes, they lack the low bass. Many will be dissuaded by this fact, but keep in mind that they can also be accompanied by the $300 RP10 10” subwoofer if dissatisfied. While $300 will buy you a pretty good sounding set of speakers plus a sub at your local big box retailer, but with the KRK RP5’s will show you things you may have never heard in your music before.
Excerpt: Introduction HTFR continue with their Red fixation - this time picking up the diminutive powerhouse that is the KRK Rokit RP5 active studio monitors, wacking them into the HTFR spray booth and putting out their very own limited edition Red RP5s. I'll start by saying that this isn't going to be an especially long or detailed review as pretty much everything I said in my KRK RP6 based Stanton ATM.6 review holds true for these RP5s in terms construction, function and...
Excerpt: Overall, there are way to many other monitors in this same price range that can give you better quality than these can. But as I stated if you are just listening to music then this will sound great. They remind me something for a college kid who is doing some DJ type of stuff with is laptop they would be great for that. But as far as trying to g... [ read more on Audiofanzine ] I think they're great value for the price.
Excerpt: The KRK Rokit Powered Studio Monitors intrigued me because of their incredibly low price. I received the RP-5s, the smallest pair in the line, which sell for $299/pair MSRP, and I liked them immediately. If you're on a limited budget and need to outfit a stereo or surround listening/editing/mixing station in a small room, then these are the monitors for you.