Trusted musician and artist reviews for Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitor
Based on 17 Reviews
Great vintage studio monitor
I use these as my main monitors (for now). I switch between my them and my Sennheiser hd-25 headphones to check that everything sounds right. Seeing as I live in an apartment building with quite thin floors, these are great cause they don't produce that much bass so I can play a bit louder without shaking the whole place up. They're also really good at bringing forth the problems in the mix so it makes it easier to hear what needs to be adjusted.
Best reference monitor ever!
I have all the 3 versions of them: 10M, 10 PRO, 10STUDIO. For all people who knows about them, still a great reference for all. PRO and STUDIO versions are a little bit harder in midrange response and the power amplifier is the most important thing to make them sound like a rock.
Trusty 'Can't Go Wrong' Set
The cliche is always 'if it sounds good on NS10's it sounds good everywhere'. The sweet spot is more in the levels for me. I can balance anything into proportion on medium to low volume levels and also my clients say 'wow, I didn't hear that before'. It might not appeal to the 'Beats By Dre' generation but hey, once you stray from McDonalds or KFC, you'll develop a taste for what you're hearing instead of what you think you hear. 'Patience my young padawan', Master Yoda would say..
These NS-10M speakers I have had since the 90's. I power them with a Hafler Transnova amplifier. Super clear, with a Mid bump. It may take some time to get to know how to mix on these, but if you get the mix sounding good on these, it should translate well on other systems.