Sadly, KRK Rokit 5 studio monitors do not have Bluetooth capability. However, if you want to use your KRK Rokit 5s using Bluetooth, you could purchase a DAC with built-in Bluetooth to connect your KRK Rokit 5s. This will turn your KRK Rokit 5s into a Bluetooth speaker setup!
KRK Rokit 5 Bluetooth
Having to fire up your studio rig every time you want to listen to casual music can be a huge pain.
Although the KRK Rokit 5s does not have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, you can still play music using Bluetooth if you are willing to invest more money.
In this article, I want to share this method with you that allows me to use my KRK Rokit 5s as studio monitors and a Bluetooth speaker system.
I will show you how to use a DAC to use your KRK Rokit 5s with Bluetooth!
Are KRK Rokit 5 Bluetooth Speakers?
No, Rokit 5s are studio monitors and are not Bluetooth-enabled speakers.
It is uncommon for proper studio monitors to have Bluetooth capability; it’s not usually required in a studio setting.
Is It Possible To Use KRK Rokit 5 With Bluetooth?
Although KRK Rokit 5s are not Bluetooth compatible, there is a workaround that you can employ to use them with Bluetooth.
However, this method requires additional equipment and additional investment.
To use your Rokits with Bluetooth, you must purchase a DAC with a built-in Bluetooth function. These can vary in price anywhere from very cheap to very expensive!
How To Setup Your KRK Rokit 5s For Bluetooth
To set up your KRK Rokit 5s for Bluetooth, you will need a decent DAC with Bluetooth capabilities.
I recommend buying one with RCA outputs so you can use an RCA to dual ¼” cable/RCA to dual XLR cable to connect your studio monitor pair to your Bluetooth DAC.
So you will connect your KRK Rokit 5 speakers to your Bluetooth DAC’s outputs using the required cables. Then you will connect your phone/other devices to your DAC using Bluetooth.
From here, any audio signal that you send to your DAC via Bluetooth will play through your connected KRK Rokit 5 speakers.
Check out this other article on setting up KRK Rokit 5 monitors for more insight into getting your KRKs connected.
KRK Rokit 5 Bluetooth Adapter Options
Here are some options for Bluetooth DACs that you can use to connect to your KRK Rokit 5 speakers using Bluetooth:
- This Prozor Bluetooth DAC is ultra-affordable and has mostly positive reviews. It’s an entry-level unit, but it gets the job done and has RCA and 3.5mm (Aux) outputs, giving you several options to connect your speakers.
- This BluDento DAC has a higher price point than the previous unit but has better reviews! This Bluetooth DAC boasts an easy setup and multiple outputs, making it very easy to connect.
- This S.M.S.L. Bluetooth DAC is the priciest unit that I’m mentioning here. Still, it has excellent reviews and also the most options for connectivity. This DAC has coaxial, RCA, and TRS outputs that you can use to get your KRK Rokit speakers fired up.
As you can see, there are some great options for Bluetooth DAC units that will allow you to use your KRK Rokit 5 speakers as a Bluetooth speaker rig.
How much you want to spend is up to you. Just make sure to do your research on what you need for your system.
Do Any KRK Speakers Have Bluetooth?
KRK Systems have the KRK GoAux line of portable studio monitors that has Bluetooth connectivity. They are the only line of KRK speakers that feature Bluetooth capability.
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This makes them highly convenient and powerful for on-the-go music production and beat-making.
Although they would not be my first recommendation for music producers who work in a designated studio space, the KRK GoAux speakers are an excellent option for certain artists.
Do You Recommend KRK Rokit 5s For Music Listening?
If you have a KRK Rokit 5 studio monitor pair, you can listen to music on them and use them to produce, mix, and master. They have a good bass response and a balanced sound, making them viable music speakers.
Check out this article as we dive in deeper, looking at listening to music on KRK Rokit 5s.
Are KRK Rokits Active Or Passive Speakers?
KRK Rokit 5 speakers are active, or a powered studio monitor.
This means they have their own built-in power amplifiers and do not require additional power from an external amplifier.
What Type of Inputs Does The KRK Rokit 5s Have?
KRK Rokit 5 G4 studio monitors feature a single balanced ¼” TRS/XLR combo jack.
This means you can connect KRKs with a balanced ¼” TRS cable or an XLR cable depending on your audio interface/audio system requirements.
Previous models, including the KRK Rokit 5 G3, also featured an RCA input, but this is not the case anymore.