The LSR305, part of JBL's 3 Series studio monitors, is a 5" powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL's exciting new technology, the Imag...
Increased HF Detail - You'll experience greater depth and ambience in recordings. Subtle details can be heard, even in a dense mix. Room-Friendly, Broad Sweet Spot -3-Series speakers deliver neutral sound across an unusually large working space regardless of room acoustics. This means you don't have to be right in front of the speakers to make accurate adjustments to your mix. 3 Series efficient Class D Amplifiers provide abundant power to deliver the output and dynamic headroom needed for the most demanding production styles The impressive performance of the 3 Series Reference Monitors is the result of JBL's development of its flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor.This item is non-returnable.more
The LSR305, part of JBL's 3 Series studio monitors, is a 5" powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL's exciting new technology, the Image Control Waveguide. In conjunction with 3 Series high-performance transducers and system components, the Image Control Waveguide lets you hear detail and depth in recordings as you've never heard before.
The LSR305's 5" long-throw woofer and its 1" damped woven composite Neodymium tweeter are designed from the ground up to reproduce the powerful transients and micro dynamics of your mix. These drivers deliver impressive deep bass and smooth high frequency response beyond the range of human hearing.
JBL's Patented Slip Stream low frequency port design works in concert with the woofer to produce deep bass response at all playback levels. The double-flared shape of the port is precisely engineered for greater low-frequency extension and reduced turbulence.
Big Power, Big Sound
3 Series efficient Class D Amplifiers provide abundant power to deliver the output and dynamic headroom needed for the most demanding production styles
Professional Balanced Inputs
Balanced XLR and 1/4" (6 mm) TRS inputs give you the options you need to connect your 3 Series to any signal source while maintaining professional signal quality.
Selectable Input Sensitivity
The -10 dB/+4 dB sensitivity switch ensures compatibility with a broad range of signal sources, allowing you to connect the 3 Series to high-output professional gear without any danger of input overload. LF Trim and HF Trim "TRIM" switches for both the Low and High Frequencies give you excellent control over the 3 Series sound in "your" room. Use these to fine-tune the amount of bass and treble you hear to compensate for room acoustics, program material and your personal taste.
JBL Professional Reliability
Prior to becoming a production-ready design, each 3 Series model is subjected to JBL's tough 100-hour power test, in which the speaker is required to play continually at full output for 100 hours without failure. This demanding test ensures your 3 Series speakers will deliver years of reliable performance.
JBL LSR Design - Your Music Needs a Point of Reference
While most manufacturers take only a single on axis measurement of the speaker's performance, this doesn't tell how it will sound in your room. JBL's LSR Linear Spatial Reference design criteria requires seventy-two measurements yielding more than 1,200 times more data, enabling JBL to engineer a speaker that "sounds right" in any working space. With LSR design, 3 Series Studio Monitors deliver superior accuracy regardless of the size and shape of your room, so your mixes "hit their mark" when heard on any playback system.
The moment i plugged them in and started playing music i was stunned at the depth and realistic clarity these speakers put out. After that mixing on them was easy and fun, which makes me want to stay in my chair and mix all day long. Surprising though the ear fatigue is nonexistent after even hours of mixing on these.
Great monitors for the cost. They crush the comparable KRK Rokit's in my opinion. Waveguide really does as it says and gives the sound an immersive quality that is difficult to beat in this class range.
I had a pair of KRK Rokit 5's (2nd gen) before I upgraded to these. Same price, but at least 3x the quality. Simply phenomenal clarity and accuracy for speakers at this price.
I picked up a pair of these bad boys when they were under $250.00. And I'm not sure why the hell JBL is selling them for that much.
I was looking at Rokit and Yamaha as the company I would buy my first set of studio monitors from, but out of the darkness (in my Amazon requested list) these presented themselves to me. I was skeptical at first, because they were about fifty dollars cheaper than the Rokits (which I heard conflicting reviews about), leading me to believe that I should stick to something else. But I am so glad that I picked these up. The frequency response is so good that most of the time, I don't even use another sound system to check my mixes (although you really should all of the time) largely because I trust these things to faithfully produce completely flat sound 100% of the time.
I've seen complaints from people about how these are not great if you just want to listen to music, but I would like to HEAVILY disagree. It is a joy to listen to dubstep, electro and other forms of EDM off of these speakers, and the bass response is surprisingly good. Most of my subbass can be monitored with them.
If you are looking for your first pair of studio monitors, these may be it!
I use this in my home studio for recording, and mixing, as well as for when watching movies at my desk. When I am waiting for audio/video projects to render or upload to Spotify/YouTube, I will put on a movie, and these speakers sound great. I am no audiophile, so I am not going to bring up anything technical, but these speakers are amazingly clear. The bass is shockingly present for 5 inch speakers, and it is clear all the way up to high frequencies.
They are great in their price category, however I tend to think that it's better to collect more money and buy more expensive monitors instead. Great mids, bright sound. Lacks bass. One of my monitors had resonance at ~200hz, which is common for them, so try to do sine sweeps on them before buying. Comparing with Rockit 6 those had more accurate bass for my ears and where more bright-sounding.
These were/are my first main monitors. I got them at the end of 2014. recently after being able to set a whole room aside for my music adding acoustic paneling and so on im realizing how great the stereo imaging is. the phantom center these give is great given the price. Not lots of low end since these are smaller speakers. My left speakers output xlr jack is damaged after it took a tumble (damn cat), so ill be getting different monitors but ill definately still use the right jbl as a extra mono reference.
I was so impressed the day I hooked these things up. So realistic sounding. Often I hear doorbells or door knocks in film or television shows through them and I am unable to determine if the sound was from the media or actually occurred in my home. I use a Nano Patch dial with them to make things easier. These things are very sensative to what direction you aim them. You have to set them up correctly if you want the best they can offer.
The only downside I find is that there isn't an EQ on them which would be nice to have. Some films can have too much bass added into the background which causes the noise to be a bit much for anyone trying to respect the noise level in the house with the neighbors. A remote control would be swell as well.
They have the most insanely bright LED lights on the front to show that they are powered. I have these in my bedroom and the lights are enough to illuminate my room. I hate that. I need utter darkness. This was a simple and cheap fix though as I colored band-aids with a sharpie and covered them up. It looks tacky, but it's effective.
I think these are a quite good pair of studio monitors for the price, but you could certainly get a flatter response with other vendors, and because they are 5" tweeter you will be lacking a bit of accuracy on the lower frequencies.
I will recommend them
I've been making fun with audio related things for just a few months, but my ears are very sensitive, and this monitors are really not a problem to me, so I guess it actually is a pretty good monitor to have.