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JBLLSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Great sound quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
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    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By JTendy

    from New York

    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

    These sound and look great in my B room. For monitoring at lower volumes they're perfect. I can work all day without my ears getting tired. Sound is clean & flat.

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    5.0

    Great

    By MJ23

    from Htown

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

    Buy these. Worth it. Use it for studio mixing better than more expensive options.

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    5.0

    Inexpensive monitors that aren't cheap

    By Gordo

    from New York, NY

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

      Despite rave reviews, I wasn't expecting these to sound half as good as they do. Very balanced and believable sound, great imaging, and especially well exposed mids. Great sound for small rooms, and for the price, you can't afford not to get them.

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      5.0

      Impressive.

      By Topher

      from New York, NY

      About Me Audio Engineer, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Weak Bass

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

      These little speakers are fantastic. IMHO, they're the best deal in the 5" driver market right now. You're not going to hear any super-deep bass, but if you're looking for that, you shouldn't be considering 5" monitors in the first place. If you want the extra lows, add a sub. The waveguide is the same same one from their $10k commercial speakers, and really does widen the sweet-spot. My other choice was the HS50m, but there was a bit of a spike around 1khz that I didn't like. The LSR305's are quite accurate and worth every penny. Buy them, and you won't be disappointed.

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      5.0

      I am a BELIEVER

      By KJ

      from Boston

      About Me Editor, Filmmaker, Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Clarity
      • Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Editing
        • Music
        • Smaller Rooms
        • Voice

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

        Let me start by saying that I am listening to these monitors as I am typing and I am just absolutely impressed! Honestly, I have not stopped listening to them since I set them up yesterday! I am an editor and these speakers make voice and music sound clear, crisp, and very clean. Set them up correctly, and you are submersed into the amazing sound these speakers make. I feel like I am "there". The bass is perfect - no need to be thumping. Even if you are not a professional media person, you will appreciate the beautiful sounds these speakers make! JBL, you've outdone yourselves!

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        5.0

        Musical, Neutral, Extended, Powerful

        By BradleyP

        from Arlington, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bargain
        • Bass "slam"
        • Clarity
        • Coherence
        • Extended
        • Insane value
        • Lively
        • Neutral
        • Non-fatiguing
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Can't Stop Listening
        • Needs Rca Adapters

        Best Uses

        • Desktop Audio
        • Home Audio
        • Home theater
        • Pro Audio

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

        I have had my pair of 305s for over a week now and am delighted both with the monitors and the service from B&H. These sit on my desk for listening to tunes--streamed, 44.1/16, and 96/24--while I work. I'm a music lover and audio enthusiast as opposed to a music pro.

        Each of mine sits on a pair of foam yoga blocks to get the tweeters up to ear level and to isolate the enclosures from the desk. Make sure you spread these babies at least four feet apart or the image specificity suffers, in my experience. Also, for the liveliest sound, open the volume *all the way* and then use either the +4dB or -10dB position on the input sensitivity switch depending on the type of gear you are driving them with. Me, I feed them with a vacuum tube dac, and they just eat that up.

        These monitors are an insanely good deal, and I would buy them again in a heartbeat and recommend them to anyone who asks. They amaze me every day. They have finesse for classical and jazz, and they will rock crazy hard, too. Right now, I'm shaking the windows with "Lose Yourself to Dance" cranked to 11...and laughing at how great this is. Unbelievable!

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        5.0

        Haven't used yet

        By Aspiring Filmmaker

        from Norcross, GA

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

              Haven't used these yet but after reading reviews I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Huge sound, Small boxes!

              By Eric S.

              from Dallas, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Aesthetics
              • Bass response
              • price

              Cons

              • No Rca Inputs

              Best Uses

              • MIXING
              • Nearfield Monitoring
              • Studio Reference

              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

              These monitors are surprisingly accurate for their size. The bass is thick but not over compensated like KRK monitors are known for. I've got these in the 8in and 5in models, and I like the 5's better for near field. JBL always has had top quality products and they certainly did it again! I'd highly recommend these for the price. The only cons I could say about these is that they don't have RCA jacks on the back, which for some folks may require a simple RCA to 1/4" adapter.

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              5.0

              Price is a DEFINITE STEAL!!!

              By Mike

              from Astoria, New York

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                    Don't think twice! I got my pair 2 weeks ago and was lucky that they were on a $[$]off discount the day I bought them. Initially eyeing the Yamaha but after hearing them at B&H, I didn't think twice and immediately purchased my pair.Never heard anything like this, especially with proper positioning you can never go wrong with these monitors!Definitely one of the best bang for the buck item I bought in years!Even used it on small gathering and the hall was rocking! They taught I was using large speakers and it never sounded harsh when you turn up the volume. The volume level of the monitors were only at half but still shines.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent sounds!

                    By Fusion the Artist

                    from Cayman Islands

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Crisp Highs
                    • Excellent bass
                    • Sleek look
                    • Tight Mids
                    • wide frequency range

                    Cons

                    • Power Cord is Short

                    Best Uses

                    • MIXING
                    • Producing

                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                    The bass response is perfect for my needs, It doesn't over power the mids/highs. The monitors do not sound boxy at all and it looks professional. Best money I have ever spent.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent entry monitor!

                    By cml11109

                    from Houston, TX

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                    Excellent entry studio monitor. Use it for audio editing and vocal effects on video production.

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                    5.0

                    Great Speakers!

                    By Mr Good Sound

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                          These are great speakers! My wife bought them for me for my birthday... I love them.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic Monitors. Nothing comes close!

                          By Kw88

                          from Los angeles

                          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                          I did my research on the JBL LSR305s before purchasing and I couldn't find one bad word about them.

                          Now after having them for a week I know why. Absolutely incredible detail, wide sweet spot, nothing is overhyped or colored. Everything sounds honest and untouched. Very flat in the best way.

                          Wouldn't get rid of these for anything. Consider these before anything else.

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