KRK Rokit 5 G3 Review – Really That Innovative?

Whether you have been a crazy fan of music or is looking for setting up a home studio, a pair of good quality studio monitor speaker is a must! However, finding the right piece of audio equipment is indeed a tough task but once you are able to crack the code, building up your own home recording studio would not be miles anyway. KRK Rokit 5 G3 is certainly a good deal and after I have tried out a couple of other modes, I had finally decided to stand by this model. KRK has actually captured the market by building the Kevlar-coned speakers, however, the woven glass-fibre composite that were used on their lower-cost models were recognised for combining the physical strength and stiffness of the system with its self damping.

KRK Rokit 5 G3

Although KRK has not been extremely popular as a sound system, yet going through its former models, we can say that it has been quite a trusted option for plenty of people who have either been the beginners or top notch audiophiles. It is a system that is being known for having a great sound and depth. Besides, it is a pretty decent device at an affordable price. Before driving into the specs of this model, we would at first talk about the few pros and cons that this has come up with!

However, these days, the major heads behind the KRK seem to be quite enthusiastic and they have come up with some awesome innovations behind the system to ensure that all the complaints are corrected and you are able to fetch your dream audio system with the best of the features in it!

Pros and Cons of KRK Rokit 5 G3:


  • Clarity and power-filled sound quality
  • Built- in isolation pads
  • A wide variety of choices in terms of design available right at your finger tip
  • Very useful controls featured on the back for the sake of your easy accessibility
  • Very close to flat frequency response


  • A slightly boosted bass
  • Auto – standby can give you a bit irritating feel
  • No audio cables available

What’s the best about KRK Rokit 5 G3?

The basic fundamental that makes this speaker a lot more preferred choice for the users is its compact size. If you are one of those who has not got much space to spare, or do not want to have a mess on your desktop table, this could be the solution for you! Also, it has been observed that the slight boost in the low end of the speakers doesn’t distort a lot of sound of the music tracks. In that case, it is quite reliable and being a beginner, you may certainly go for that! However, if you have been someone who happen to look for the exact full flat response speakers, chances are that you may not like this much! As already mentioned that this system is usually popular due to its compact size, we can say that the relatively small size of the drivers is good enough. Certainly, there is no such logic that a driver of a bigger size would be able to provide a more crystal clear sound. Hence, it is high time that you get rid of those old pair of speakers and get this new one that would be more than enough to meet all your audio specifications.


  • Dimensions – 6 x 8 x 9 inches
  • Power Output – 50W
  • Driver Size – LF 5”, HF 1”
  • Input Impedance – 10 K Ohm (Balanced)
  • Frequency Response – 45 Hz – 35 kHz
  • Input power voltage: 110-120 V
  • Average rating of 4.4/ 5 stars

Size and weight:

KRK Rokit 5 G3

KRK Rokit 5 G3 comes with a 1” soft-dome tweeter along with a wide bass port situated towards the bottom of the face. Each of the speakers weigh around 15 lbs or nearly 7 kilograms. The case of the system is made up of a medium density fiberboard that is wrapped in vinyl case. It has got a height of 11.1 inches, a depth of 9.06 inches and a width of 7.28 inches. The SPL of the KRK Rokit 5 G3 is around 106 dB, which is quite tolerable for the ears and thus, you can expect to avail a soothing and comfortable listening experience with it.

Accuracy of sound: 

Definitely, the speakers offer a loud sound but is it just enough? Definitely not, a good speaker will always be capable of providing a sound that is accurate enough. KRK Rokit 5 G3 has got an amazing accuracy and that’s what is the secret behind giving you a more reliable and soothing sound provision.

Power and volume of the speakers:

What is the factor that drives you to the audio studio and make you like about itself? Well, that is definitely nothing other than the power and volume of the speakers, right? To help you fetch a sound quality that gives you the feel of a studio setup right at your home is the power and volume, and that’s what KRK Rokit 5 G3 has packed in its box.

More bass:

It has been noted that people who have got a preference for hip-hop sounds and EDM producers often end up switching to a KRK Rokit 5 G3 system as they have got a reputation of offering more bass than that of the other systems belonging to the same price category.

Affordable price:

Buying a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3 won’t break your bank anyway and that consequently, makes your dream of having your audio setuo turn true at the same time. Being available at such an inexpensive rate, the sound quality and the features that the system has got to offer is certainly something that could be treated as a value-for-price material.

Warm and consistent sound characteristics:

Rokit 5 G3’s has got a warm and consistent sound characteristics, with an appropriate frequency balance and detailed highs. The mid to upper bass happens to be more prominent and if you have been one of them who is a little inclined towards R&B, Hip-hop or other bass-heavy genres, go for it!

A HF-LF level adjustment:

Just like the G2s, the G3s, too have got a HF level adjustment. It is something that you would need to use for adjusting your high end frequencies and make it sound soothing in your home environment. However, there is yet another new feature that is added to the new G3 version and that’s mone other than the LF level achustment with four settings (-2, -1, 0, and +2 decibels). It is quite effective when you need to reduce a few of the standard bass frequencies or add variety to that of the low mids. This is deliberately esssntial shen you move on to make a mix with the bass boosted G3s.

Note: KRK Rokit 5 G3 takes a little bit of time to get out of the stand by mode and play the music. This is something a lot of users has got to talk about! However, let me tell you that though a lot of critics say that it is a wastage of time, a user would rather consider this fact before purchasing, nothing more and definitely that’s no way a deal braker.

Last but not the least, keep in mind that this deal does not have audio cables included. So, if you have been ordering it, make sure that you have got a spare pair left with you. If you haven’t got one, bother to place an order immediately!

Not a recommended choice for mixing:

It is usually assumed that an audio system with more bass will yield you with a higher bass even if you use it to mix. Well, that’s not the case anyway! If this KRK Rokit 5 G3 is going to be your primary mix tool, let me tell you that it is certainly going to disappoint you in this context. The balance in the mix will be retained but a prominent and a clear sound is what that matters, right? Hence, mixing would take you somewhere that you end up having a lesser bass. This is probably because the bass on the low end will appear to be vanished and you won’t get any fruitful productivity at the end.

KRK Rokit 5 G3 Overview:

Bottom line: 

Lastly, we can say that these KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers are an amazing pair of speakers that are worth the value or the price you are paying. From boosting up your listening experience at home to that of making your hands on experience of enhancing your critical listening process impactful, this is going to be a versatile deal without any second thought.

Being at the top of the list for budget monitors, KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers are doing amazingly well in the market, and with a more improved and advanced provision, this G3 version seems to maintain the trend in the days to come!

About Audrey O'Kelly

Audrey O'Kelly is a copywriter based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He is one of the founding members of KBonet with expertise in music instruments, wellness, and tech gadgets. He graduated from the UCL with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is also our product researcher & his research for KBonet will align perfectly with your music needs.

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