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Steve A

    Yamaha HS8s here as well, at their price point I think they are really good, and for the most part avoid 'hyped' frequencies etc. I think the 7s or 5s would sound better in a smaller room, or you can always roll some material up and block the ports, (I'm serious).
    I was looking for monitors that would sound terrible with a terrible recording, and great with a great one, and that's what these do fairly well.. or as the saying goes, garbage in=garbage out..

    If at all possible, for anyone shopping monitors, I would suggest taking lots and lots of recordings you know very well (including bad ones!), take them to the merchant with you and try as many sets of monitors that you can and pick the ones that sound truest to the source, NOT the ones that sound good on everything..
    Just my .02 usd