Reddit Reddit reviews JBL Professional LSR305 First-Generation 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor (LSR305)

We found 99 Reddit comments about JBL Professional LSR305 First-Generation 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor (LSR305). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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JBL Professional LSR305 First-Generation 5
The original first generation of the legendary JBL Professional 3 series Studio MonitorsThe impressive performance of the 3 Series Reference Monitors is the result of JBL's development of its flagship M2 Master Reference MonitorIncreased HF Detail: You'll experience greater depth and ambience in recordings, and subtle details can be heard, even in a dense mixRoom-Friendly: This means you don't have to be right in front of the speakers to make accurate adjustments to your mixBroad Sweet Spot: 3-Series speakers deliver neutral sound across an unusually large working space regardless of room acousticsFlexible connectivity with balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs, +4dBu / -10dBV input-sensitivity switch and adjustable volume controlPurchase includes: LSR305 studio monitor (x1), Power Cord (x1), quick set-up guide (x1), peel-off rubber pads (x4)Pair with the JBL LSR310S Powered Studio Subwoofer to extend your LF range all the way down!SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:75dBA (A-Weighted), 70dBr (unweighted), relative to 2.83VRMS output
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99 Reddit comments about JBL Professional LSR305 First-Generation 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor (LSR305):

u/funtimegotime · 7 pointsr/makinghiphop

So I would suggest the JBL 305's. Same price just a better monitor. $130 is for one monitor. Check amazon as I found my JBL 305's for $123 a piece. There are a few ways to hook these up to your PC. The easiest and most efficient is to hook them up to a Audio Interface. Another way is to get a 3.5mm to TRS cable.

For general listening these are fine, I use my JBL's for music production and youtube watching. My JBL's get pretty loud and these are the smaller monitors so the bigger you go the louder they get.

JBL 305 $135 each

u/duhduhduhduhduh · 7 pointsr/audiophile

I just bought the JBL LSR 305's for 99 bucks each.

I saw this on the recommended sidebar and this is the lowest I've seen it on camelcamelcamel. This is a good price right?

u/mattSER · 6 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I think the JBL LSR305 are the best value. Sometimes you can catch them for $250/pr or less.

They're $276/pr on amazon right now.

Also these 5" Mackies for $220

u/BeardedAlbatross · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Alright, your TV has RCA outputs and the option of fixed or variable output through there. If you wanted you could just grab two JBL LSR305 and connect them with RCA to TRS cables. Probably $450 total but would sound much better than the miccas. Go into your TV audio settings and select variable audio out. This way you can change volume through your TV remote. Just set the amp on the back of the JBL speakers to 8 or so and never touch them again.

If you want to go the passive speaker route for upgradability then you can grab a stereo receiver like this Yamaha for $200. Just plug your TV in with RCA cables. This allows you to spend an extra $100 on speakers. You'll save even more money if you look through your local listings for a used receiver. If you like the Klipsch sound you can go for these. Otherwise look through your local listing for a good tower speaker that you can afford. I was going to recommend the Pioneer FS52 but a pair of those would go over your budget. You can try pairing them with a cheap SMSL amp, but I would be worried they would distort a tad early.

The best sounding setup out of the box would be the JBL LSR305, but it's also the least upgradeable setup.

u/TactFully · 5 pointsr/buildapc

> MoBo this is where I can use some help, looking at blue black models left me looking at pretty much MSI but from there the chipset selection I get lost on what would be needed

Here you're paying extra for the Z97 exclusive feature of overclocking, which you don't plan on doing. Stick to the cheaper LGA 1150 chipsets, just pick a motherboard that has the features you need. Though I'm not sure if the 'lesser' chipsets support SLI/CF in PCIe 3.0 x8 x8 configuration for both slots.

> Monitor

U2412M is definitely good, but some people can't live with the very grainy anti-glare coating (if you've seen it next to a normal anti-glare coating, you probably know what I'm talking about). My favorite 1920x1200 alternatives are the NEC EA244WMi and the BenQ BL2411PT. There are tons of other 21-24" alternatives, see this thread for many suggestions with links to reviews

> Speakers

Don't bother with those $45 pieces of trash. You may want to consider instead 'down-grading' to a 280x (not really a downgrade at the chosen gaming resolution) so that you can afford a pair of these JBL 305s (sold each) or, at the very least, M-Audio AV40s. Or you could go with passive/bookshelf speakers and an amp, but for the love of sound don't go with sub $100 garbage on such a budget.

u/raistlin65 · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

JBL LSR305 $89 each

These compare well with the best powered speakers in the <$500 range. Tons a professional reviews for them if you want to learn more.

u/HoboStink · 4 pointsr/vinyl

If you can bump up to $260 I think the JBL LSR305's are your best bet.

u/DieselWang · 4 pointsr/audiophile

Increase your budget just a tad and get this:

Well worth the price, especially if you're doing music production.

u/ruinevil · 3 pointsr/audiophile
u/bp_jkm79 · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

same price on amazon

u/ctfrommn · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Great bass for 220 USD isnt going to be easy. If you can stretch your budget a little, these used would be by far your best bet.

u/Blais_Of_Glory · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Instead of getting Klipsch, go with either JBL LSR305s or Micca MB42X. As for headphones, are you looking for wired or wireless? I've had great experiences with Sennheiser headphones and you can get them almost anywhere.

u/grey_sky · 3 pointsr/Music

JBL Active Monitor - $150 Amazon Price

Read up on how powerful these budget speakers are. It's insane the quality that these suckers perform at! That said, you'd have to look into getting a subwoofer down the line but they can perform without one. A nice budget subwoofer is Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch - $101 Amazon which is a steal at that price point. Polk's have built a solid reputation in the audiophila world and are quite the reliable little beasts.

u/josh6499 · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Guys, get some powered monitors like these instead, you'll be a lot better off. $219 each (80 watts)

or these $179 (pair) (75 watts)


u/Brocktar · 3 pointsr/headphones
  1. You are going to need at least the Magni 2 uber to connect the powered monitors (preamp out) this will more than power the HD600's and the powered monitors (Audioengine 2+) have there amp internal so that is covered.
  2. the Magni 2 uber switches to your headphones when you plug them in. just remember to turn the volume down when ever you plug or unplug the headphones as the volume on one may be way different than the other.

    One final thing - Have you looked at the JBL 305s? If you have the desk space these are way better powered monitors than the 2+ they are $134 each and well worth it
u/Arve · 3 pointsr/audiophile

> Yes, sorry I didn't make that clearer. I am using a Macbook Pro (Summer 2014) model. I meant the difference between using the 3.5 headphone jack in the computer vs the headphone jack in the DAC.

Just to reiterate my other answer: The MBP has more than decent audio, and it has a headphone port particularly well-suited to driving most headphones, since it's low output impedance. Get better speakers instead - specifically, I'd encourage these if you can fit them on your desk (and lift them from your desk, using some low stands - look up TNT Stubby for an easy DIY approach). Note that the price shown on Amazon is for a single speaker, so you'll need to put 2 in your cart.

u/ReticulateMySplines · 2 pointsr/audiophile

If you don't mind waiting around awhile, you can get them for $89 on Amazon. Just setup a camelcamelcamel alert.

u/fistful_of_dollars · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I have a pair of JBL LSR305s in my living room -- the more I listen to them, the more I love them.

The problem with most studio monitors is that they're designed for mixing, so they reveal all the inaccuracies of a bad mix in a very obvious way. But when an album is beautifully mixed, they shine. Hi-Fi speakers typically smooth out and cover up those inaccuracies. Most studio monitors also have a very flat, cold, accurate sound, which makes it difficult to listen to them for long periods of time, you start to feel fatigue.

The LSR305s have a slightly warmer sound than your typical studio monitors, so you can listen to them for hours on end, and they sound outstanding -- to my ears they outperformed monitors that cost more than double.

If anyone's looking for a sub-$500 setup, you should check them out (they're $140 each:; you can also add a JBL subwoofer for the low-end.

u/kkantouth · 2 pointsr/AudioPost

I just bought these guys.

From what I've read they're beautiful. Anyone have anything negative about them they've experienced?

u/Mahzu · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Very nice build! I appreciate the effort you've put into acquiring such an interesting speaker setup.

Have you used the HS5's before? I'm trying to come up with a simple near field speaker setup for mixing and sound design and was wondering how they compare to something like the JBL LSR305's.

u/TranscodedMusic · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

I was set on the Equator D5s, but for as good as they are my understanding is that a lot of people are disappointed in the sub bass.

I ended up being swayed toward the JBL LSR305. They appear to be one of the bargains of the moment and from everything I've heard people have been very pleasantly surprised by the accuracy and bass response.

u/zascar · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

I'm also in the same situation and the JBL 305's seem the best value

u/aerofly0610 · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

My first set of studio monitors. Some JBL 5" powered monitors. I LOVE them.

u/monsieurpeanutman · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I actually offer some advice. I can't comment on bifl-ness but for the price you'll likely not find anything with this sort of quality and oomph. And because they are studio monitors they have built in drivers/amps making them a good choice if you're not trying to take up a ton of space. Don't be fooled by the size they are actually very loud. Be warned though that because they are studio monitors they will give a very accurate sound (I.e. These are not beats-by-dre gotta have the bass at 11 kinda speakers). I have the 305's which I've linked and have loved them so far. The 308's have 8 inch subs rather than 5. Be sure to keep in mind that you will need 2 of them as they are sold as single speaker.

u/SoaDMTGguy · 2 pointsr/Metallica

Alright, here's what I've put together for you:

  1. Turntable: Rega P1 ~$450

  2. Speakers: JBL LSR308 - $500

  3. Phono Preamp: Pyle-Pro PP444 - $10.49

  4. Passive Preamp (volume control): Schiit Sys - $49

  5. RCA-to-XLR cable (to connect speakers) 10' - $9.50

    Total: $1,018.99



    Rega turntables are some of the best in the world, and their quality extends all the way down the line. I have the step-up mode, the P3, and love it. $400 is roughly the entry point for a "good" turntable, which I think is a solid investment given your budget.


    The JBL LSR series is very well regarded on r/audiophile. They are generally considered to be the best powered monitors on the market. Being powered means you don't have to buy a separate amplifier, saving money. If you want to save some money, you can drop down to the LSR305, which has a smaller woofer. It will not have as much bass power as the 308, but it costs $200 less for the pair (NOTE: The Amazon link is for a single speaker, not a pair)

    Phono Preamp

    You'll need one of these, because the signal coming out of the tone arm on the turntable is very low voltage. The phono preamp brings it up to a level that is powerful enough to be amplified further by the speakers. You can spend more, but you don't need more than the Pyle (I have one at home that I'd honestly mail to you, but Amazon Prime is probably cheaper than the cost of shipping for me :P)

    Passive Preamp

    This is a volume knob and a input switch. That's all. Volume knob because the speakers have the volume knob on the back, and have separate knobs per speaker. Didn't think you'd want to mess with that. Two inputs so you can hook up your turntable and your computer, or your phone, etc.

    RCA-to-XLR cable

    Because the JBL monitors are targeted at pro recording studios, they use "balanced" XLR cables instead of traditional RCA. The reasons for doing so are irrelevant, but you will need an adapter cable.

    If that's too much money

    As I said earlier, you could drop down to the JBL LSR305 (again, link is a single speaker, not a pair). That would bring the total down to $818.99. If you wanted to save money, this is where I would do it.

    Another option is to switch turntables to the U-Turn Orbit. It starts at $179, but I'd definitely add the cue lever for $40. I wouldn't spend more on other options though, not worth the money. If you go this route, treat this turntable as your starter, then replace it later.

    If you tell me your local craigslist, I can look around and see if there are any good deals, but the above is going to be pretty hard to beat.

    By all means, feel free to ask me any and all questions. I love doing this kind of research for people, so it's no skin off my back. I want to make sure you enjoy Ride the Lightning in all it's rifftastic glory :D
u/AverageJoeAudiophile · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Without knowing where you are located, Amazon UK is your best bet.

These 3 would be good starting points.

M-Audio-BX5-D2 £138.00

M-Audio AV 40 £89.00

Presonus Ceres 4.5 £119.00

if you can stretch the budget a little bit these JBL's will be great.

JBL-LSR305 £116.63 each

u/zfa · 2 pointsr/audio

I'd move away from the type of thing you've looked at already and go for either:

  • Powered monitors (these are like 'old' computer speakers inasmuch as you just plug them in to your PC and the mains and they work, as the amplifier is built in). I suggest JBL LSR305 (note that you need to buy two as they're priced individually).
  • A small amp such as either an SMSL SA-50 or SMSL A2 and some bookshelf speakers like the Wharfedale 9/10 (plenty of choice here depending on what you want to pay, but if you keep to one of these you will have enough money left over to also buy a subwoofer for extra bass).

    If you want to add bluetooth just buy a little bluetooth receiver to go with the above.
u/post-meta · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I have these Micca's and they sound great. Don't know what else to recommend at this price point aside from trying to get lucky on craigslist.
There's also the JBL LSR305 speakers. I haven't heard them myself (might spring for some in the future), but have heard nothing but rave reviews. The price point is a bit higher, however.

u/djdementia · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

First off - no it's not pointless using standard PC speakers or whatever headphones you have. Your first 1yr / ~500 hours or so of producing is simply learning anyway. At this point you might be figuring out if this is the right hobby for you, a career, or just a passing interest. If doing this doesn't hold your interest then there wasn't much point buying expensive gear just for this.

You don't even need an audio interface to begin producing electronic music from within a DAW. You probably do need one if you are going to record vocals or other instruments though.

Go with what you got for the first year if you are on a tight budget. If you find yourself loving producing you'll find a way to save up for the gear you need.

$33/£25 Superlux HD 681:

$80/£78 Sony MDR 7506:
(The UK price seems like it's pretty high compared to US - maybe shop around?)

$100/£72 Sennheiser HD280pro:

I don't really see any studio monitors less than $250 USD that I'd personally recommend. Anything in that price range is pretty junky and you'll want to upgrade in < 1 year. My lowest cost recommendtion for monitors is JBL LSR 305 $122/£120:

u/seanfisher5 · 2 pointsr/audio

JBL LSR305 here

I have heard nothing but good things about them. Although I don't know active monitors as well as passive speakers, these are constantly recommended and I trust JBL equipment after using them for countless theater shows.

u/Babbage78 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The difference between a pair of powered/active speakers compared to passive ones is that the powered speakers have a built in amplifier while passive speakers require an amplifier to work.

In your case, I would recommend the JBL LSR305's. They are powered speakers and are very highly regarded. Plus since they are studio monitors, you can choose which cable to use and how long you want it to be. Here is the amazon link for them:

I personally own the M-Audio AV40's (which i love) but have read several reviews that place the JBL LSR305's above them.

u/jejetteaway · 2 pointsr/reasoners

I have Reason 7 and a Mac Book (13 inch, non retina, 2012). Everything is just fine and projects from Reason 3 can be used with no problem.

When I was buying a Mac Book the retina was like $600 more than the base model so I went with that, and I'm glad I did. You don't need a retina display to make music.

Also I use an external display, so I never even open the Mac (actually I could probably have just bought a mac mini and it would be the same).

So, you're an careful - just get a limited rig and then start making music. Do NOT start reading about everything that's available, your engineering brain will take over and you'll never get around to making music - instead you'll just fall into gear acquisition syndrome.

I would also advise getting the following:

A bluetooth Mac keyboard, a blue tooth mouse, and 4 or 8 rechargeable AA batteries (the batteries are key), and an external display.

For monitors a pair of Jbl LSR305. These seem to be the best "bang for your buck" monitors and in online reviews people will not shut up about how good they sound for $150. Avoid Rokits.

As for midi, I'd say get a good midi keyboard and a good set of drum pads. If you want cheap and easy I'd go for a nanoPad2
If you want something a bit more involved (and actually this is what you should get) go for the padKontrol

You'll need keys. Since you say you're a composer you'll need at least 49 keys (61 and 88 are obviously better, and best). When I was buying stuff the MPK49 was pretty much the best thing you could get (except for the pads). The MPK249 is coming out soon and supposedly has better pads, but we'll see.

And finally an audio interface. I have an Echo Audiofire4 which isn't made anymore (btw it's fucking awesome so if you can find one used, do it). It seems the focusrite 2i2 is the most popular choice among newbies...personally I'd go for something with more inputs. RME and MOTU seem to the best but you'll pay a lot more (though in the long run it's worth it).

I would also say, go slow. There are a ton of cheap midi controllers (like $50-$100) so just get one, see what you like and move on from there. DO NOT cheap out on your audio interface. Your audio interface is the most important part of the whole chain.

So, Reason 7 on a Mac and an external display/mouse/keyboard, some keys and pads, an audio interface, and a good pair of monitors and you're set.

Hope this helps.

u/Aging_Shower · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

if you can ship them cheaply to Canada... JBL LSR 305. They're on sale on amazon for $200 for the pair.

u/hack_tc · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I would snag 2 - JBL LSR305 Monitors and this RCA-TS cable. If that is too expensive, buy one JBL LSR305 and this cable. Then save up and buy the other one :) Assuming you just want to connect this to your turntable (which is a nice turntable, btw).

u/bagheera74 · 2 pointsr/vinyl
u/elerah · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Have you thought of JBL's LS-305s ($129 each on amazon and have seen them on massdrop for $119 I believe).

I've produced tracks at a friends house with the KRK Rokit 5s G3 a few times and they felt mids heavy and the highs soft. I personally wouldn't recommend those. I have a pair of HS-8s and LS-308s at my home studio. I had the HS-8s for some time and love them a lot, but I recently got the JBLs and I personally feel that they are better. The image control waveguide is insane. I thought that the hype around them was going to disappoint me but boy was I wrong. You can't go wrong with either HS-5s or the LS-305, but I would recommend the LS-305s.

I'm also a DJ, if you have any mixes, I'd love to hear them. PM me or just comment with a link.

u/MyUsernameIsJudge · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Those are usually around that price. I like polk but the T15's are not really anything special. You will also need an amp for those so if you don't wan to buy an amp then you can look at powered speakers.

These are a great value right now

For $50 powered speakers it'll be hard to beat that. They're being phased out but the Dayton MK402BT's would be another option on sale:

They're upgrading to a newer model so they might run out soon, I bought one of the last pairs off Amazon recently.

JBL LSR305's are on a big discount for $180 for the pair, it's hard to avoid recommending them with a $200 budget. Some of the most well known studio monitors out there.

u/mooselover801 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hey everyone!

I'm hoping to find some help in picking out some new studio monitors for my home studio that will also double as a stereo system. So I'm basically looking for a wide and flat frequency response as well as a pretty large sweet spot.

I'm trying to stay near the $300/pair price range,if possible, and I've narrowed it down to these possibilities:

M-Audio BX5 Carbon,
Behringer Truth B1030a,

I haven't personally heard any of these, so I'm curious to see if anyone has an opinion on what would be best for my use case. Thanks!

u/spp41 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile
u/TheEchoFilter · 1 pointr/audiophile

Getting ready to purchase the JBL LSR305's as recommended. I like to have higher quality systems at work, but I wanted some decent sound for the house computer.

Aside from these Breakout Cables, is there anything else I need / can do to improve the sound (that's worth the effort?) I just plug this straight into my Mobo's audio jack right? Would a dedicated soundcard make a significant difference? Would a USB to DAC to Breakout cables be worth it? If so any recommended DACs for these speaks? I'm mostly only familiar with headphone setups

Fyi I already have a lot of high quality source music so I'm mainly just talking about the hardware

u/Morgon_ · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

If you don't mind waiting (and potentially paying tax, depending on where you live), Amazon has them for $89.10 now.

[Edit: aaaaand back to $99]

u/umdivx · 1 pointr/hometheater

JBL LSR305's $100

or the LSR 308's $123

Then pair it with a Dayton Sub 1500.

total package would be just over $300 and would be killer for a first time setup.

u/Bollywood_Hogan · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile Paid $220 each.

u/Betucker · 1 pointr/audiophile

So I'm looking at getting the JBL recommendation and want to make sure I would be ordering the correct things.

Speakers (2):

JBL Active Speaker Set (1):

Thank you and I look forward to a response!

u/shattovv · 1 pointr/audiophile

I need some help. Below I am going to list all the stuff that I currently have.

My goal is to use my JBL Speakers to play audio for Netflix which is run through an Apple TV.

I plug the Hosa cables into the JBL speakers and then into the 3.5mm to RCA. The RCA is plugged into the converter. The converter has a digital optical cable plugged into it. The other end of the optical cable is plugged into the Apple TV.

All I hear is hissing. No sound from the Netflix show.

Please let me know if I need to supply any additional information.

vizio tv

apple tv 3rd generation

digital to analog converter

3.5mm female to 2 male rca

Hosa 3.5mm TRS to dual 1/4" stereo breakout cable

JBL speakers (lsr305)x2

u/AspiringQuadriplegic · 1 pointr/sonos

Sounds like you want Chromecast Audio plugged into some nice powered speakers, like these or these or these or these.
Edit: I'm not commenting on how well it'll work. I don't own a Chromecast. It just seems to work on paper for what you're asking.

u/Andy_Legend · 1 pointr/audiophile

Ah yes, they are! Thanks for the suggestion. Seems like a lot of people are making great comments how the lsr305 are. Amazon has them at 132.23 a speaker for those interested!

Have you personally compared the two?

u/mrtimeywimey · 1 pointr/audiophile

This is the setup I am saving for. I don't have near the amount to spend on it, but it's a goal of mine to save enough. I want to set up a Turntable>Integrated Amp>Speaker station. Here it is:

U-Turn Orbit Plus ($309.00 USD) Or even a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon.

Mies i100 Integrated Amplifier ($312.18 USD) OR Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier ($499.00 USD)

JBL LSR305 ($290.72 USD)

I'm thinking about spending $1,000-$1,500 which would be ideal for me. I really don't want powered speakers though, so can anyone recommend some passive speakers for around the same price? Any other suggestions would be nice.


u/Shruglife · 1 pointr/audioengineering

JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor

Maybe its the exchange rate. They are 300 for a pair, US

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

> A DAC/AMP recommendation would also be greatly appreciated, if it requires to fully utilize the headphones that you may recommend.

If you are hooking up directly to your desktop you won't need a DAC. For most headphones you won't need a amplifier either, especially in the <$150 range.

> I want to get myself some audiophile studio grade headphones and I have a budget of anywhere from $0-150

If you are recording anything with a mic while wearing headphones get the Beyerdynamic DT770 80 ohm. M50s are way too bass heavy and will make any mix come out sounding lean on other headphones (except perhaps Beats by Dre or Skullcandy). The DT770 is slightly V-shaped in sound, meaning the bass and treble are slightly accentuated over the mid-range, but this is pretty standard for a closed back headphone.

If you won't be recording anything through a mic while using these headphones get the Sennheiser HD579 or Sennheiser HD598. Either of these will be neutral with great comfort and detail.

The best mixing will always be done using studio monitors (typically 2 powered studio monitors) first, then tested with a nice pair of headphones, and finally a pair of Apple earbuds (if your mix sounds nice on those then they will sound fine on anything). I personally have a pair of JBL LSR305 and would highly recommend them for music listening, but would recommend the Yamaha HS5 for mixing since they are more neutral. If you decide to invest in a pair of studio monitors in the future you will need to hook them up to an audio interface, otherwise they will hiss at you. I use a Scarlett 2i2, but if you aren't using the XLR inputs for instruments/mic then any audio interface will do.

u/CashMoneySon · 1 pointr/audiophile

I would also suggest looking at the JBL LSR305's, especially for the price. $280 for a pair (

u/killerjuan13 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I've recently purchased a pair of JBL LSR305, I've been using it with my Fiio E10. Since the sound card on my motherboard stopped working. I've read that using powered speakers with an amp can damage those speakers. Also is there a way to increase the maximum audio output from these speakers without damaging them?

u/MrJuskz · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I live in a 1 bedroom apt and I got these guys that work pretty well. Guitar center had them for but one get one half off!!

u/ameliecarmel · 1 pointr/vinyl

Thank you! Although I've noticed my choices are much more limited here in the UK. People don't really use craiglist, or other cool websites where things are cheap :( The only one is gumtree really or ebay.
Now, these are really cheap options I'm aware, but what do you think?

u/rpros1 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Well, looks like I can get them for even cheaper now.



u/adrianmonk · 1 pointr/audio

Aren't those $220 each, so $440 for a pair? That makes it a lot more of a stretch.

Though the LSR305 is cheaper, at around $144/pair on amazon, which would be $288 per pair, which is less of a stretch.

u/justanotherdickweed · 1 pointr/audiophile


> Thing is, I live in Canada

In Canada....

u/holyswissbatman · 1 pointr/audiophile

So I am looking at some gear here and am having a lot trouble deciding where to on putting it all together.

So here's the stuff amps first:

SMSL amp

Denon receiver

yamaha receiver

now the speakers:



Polk sub

I play a large variety of music from jazz to EDM. I throw house parties as well where, at there largest, I need a set up that can fill up a house and drown out ~100 people.

I guess I'm really curious as to what all of your opinions are on this equipment and what I need it for.

u/shasu2 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Thanks for the suggestion. Quick question but is this 2 speakers or just one?
I noticed that it's significantly cheaper in CAD compared to USD so I'm really confused...
If it only includes one speaker then this is out of my budget :(

u/sharkamino · 1 pointr/audio

The MHC GX250 is an all in one bookshelf system and is designed to be used with the speakers it came with.

The JBL J216A would be better with a true stereo or AV receiver or amp.

To connect a subwoofer without a subwoofer pre-out RCA jack, Speaker Wire Only Sub Hookup if the subwoofer has high level speaker wire inputs.

Stereo receiver: Onkyo TX-8020

AV receiver: Denon AVR-S540

Power amp: Audio Source AMP100VS

Mini amps:

u/transam617 · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

Hi OP,

Myself and u/Mad_Economist can try to help you pick some speakers if you are in the market to replace your cyber acoustics.

I sympathize, they don't come very highly recommended, but probably served you well.

First question really has to be what do you have room for in the space your PC is? $600 is a decent amount to spend but its good to start with your room size and what you expect from the system. Our standard recommendation for replacing something like you have would be [JBL 305's] ( with a cheap powered sub for stereo listening in a small room.

If you need surround sound, have a larger room, or have odd sources besides the PC let us know.

u/Ragreee · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Weird, the new and old model both sell for under 200 new on amazon

u/SchroedingersHat · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Another great option is these (nb I think that's an amazon referral link from noaudiophile. I have no association, but he provides an excellent service. I'd recommend reading his reviews for entertainment as much as information). Also note that is the price for one speaker.

Excellent bass (and everything else) for a bookshelf speaker. Note that they are active so you lose some of the benefits of buying passive speakers, but I also don't think you'd want to change or anything.

u/Pinguwin007 · 1 pointr/audiophile

the cheapest speakers this sub is willing to recommend are in the description of the thread. these active monitors:
and passive speakers + amplifier.

u/iconfus · 1 pointr/Zeos

I've been recently trying to find a pair of speakers for myself after using mainly using headphones. How do these Klipsch R14Ms on sale compare to the popular and pricier JBL LSR305 or the more budget Micca MB42? Which can I get more bang for my buck?

u/503RSLLBJ · 1 pointr/alberta

>Tell that to the guy arguing everything he’s been called out on.

Please provide one example of that.

>username of random letters and numbers?

I'm sorry you didn't recognize one of the best-selling consumer speakers this decade in North America spelled backwards.

>Super legit. Not at all Russian. Very legal, very cool.

If you don't have anything other than personal attacks to contribute, I have no further need to read anything you write.

If this level of hostility toward basic information-seeking and facts is typical of what is allowed in political discussions in /r/Alberta, it would seem very easy for others to manipulate.

u/throwthewayay · 1 pointr/audiophile

I am looking to play sound from my TV AND mobile devices (via bluetooth) through my LSR 305s. What would I need to buy to make this work?

u/SmittyJonz · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I don't think they have sub out.?


it's backwards as the matching JBL sub has outputs for the Monitors........

u/KDawG888 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Sorry I'm going to show just how inexperienced with pro audio equipment I am: home audio speakers being gen 1 JBL LSR305? They have "professional" in the name so now I'm worried lol. Were you saying that part about experience in regards to gen 1 vs gen 2?

Or are you steering me back towards the AI60 group?

u/Prygon · 1 pointr/headphones
u/Bach77 · 1 pointr/audiophile
  • Thanks Tom, that is helpful.
  • I am based in Spain, but I'll probably buy online from or (because local stores carry little stock and have no listening room or anything like that while background noise is generally too loud). If I buy online, I can try them out at home (and return them if I am not satisfied). I can even order multiple sets and only keep the winner). The problem is, of course, that I do not even know what candidate system(s) I should order...
  • When you say 'with an integrated amplifier', do you mean so-called 'active speakers', with an amplifier in every speaker? So, no separate amplifier needed? Does that also imply that they are wireless? How would I connect the iPod (old clickwheel type, without wifi or Bluetooth) to such speakers? Should I get a more modern iPod/iPhone?
  • It should not be bass-heavy of course, but I would appreciate sufficient bass (for contrabasses and so on to really kick in when they do). So floorstanding or bookshelf+woofer seems to be the route to go.
  • Could you recommend any types/brands/models? (I would rather opt for 'proven success' than 'latest'.)
  • How about the JBL LSR 305 that is 'recommended' in the purchase thread (without amplifier, suggesting they are active?)? On Amazon, I get two hits, both saying it concerns a studio monitor, but one is just the speaker cab, and the other seems to be some kind of bundle with an EON? See the links:
  • Not saying this should be it, but if this is good, really good, it seems a bargain.
  • Kind regards,
  • Ruud
u/adumbfetus · 1 pointr/vinyl

Do I have all of the equipment I need for a setup or am I missing something?




u/hyperoglyphe · 1 pointr/Guitar

At the sub-300 dollar price point, the JBL LSR305s are the best monitors you can get.

u/BaC0nz13 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hello, I have a pair of the JBL LSR305's.

They are connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

I'm using two of these cables.

I am interested in the JBL LSR310S.

How exactly would I hook the new sub up? What cables would I need? Also is there an alternate sub I could buy?

u/Jakomako · 1 pointr/buildapc

From /r/audiophile's daily purchase advice thread:

>In an effort to cut down on some of the repetitive questions, here is the absolutely cheapest system we are willing to recommend.

u/Wcrankshaw · 1 pointr/vinyl

That list is really helpful for looking at different models, but you're right, it doesn't always specify whether they are powered or not. I've been really happy with these. I have them supplied by a passive A/B switch that is also connected to an apple TV solely used for streaming music.

u/casual_slavery · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

How do these compare to the JBL LSR305??

Edit: nvm.

u/Wolfensteinor · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Which size?

Edit : sorry I got confused. The speaker page on Amazon shows 2 different sizes but the 8 inch one is entirely different.

u/PiiSmith · 1 pointr/audiophile

I would recommand the JBL LSR305. ( At the moment it only costs 99$ per piece and I am really happy with it, though I purchased it when it was still more expensive.

u/browngirls · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you have no experience, no reason to spend so much money.

Get these, any professional producer can mix on them:

But honestly as someone who tends to jump in head first into new hobbies and spends way too much money, just take your time and get acquainted with the hobby, workflow, and process before spending hundreds of dollars. It's probably fine to get two of those studio monitors though, since that is a pretty good deal.

u/MaritimeAbove · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Another option to consider is the JBL LSR305, which are on sale for $89 each on amazon(so ~$178 for a pair.) Very well reviewed, based on what I've seen they should sound better than both the Ai40 and the S15's. The only downsides I can see is that they're "studio monitors," so they have fewer connectivity options than the the Ai40. On top of this some complain of hissing when nothing is playing, however I've also seen people complain the Ai40's suffer from this issue, it seems to be a common thing among powered speakers.

On top of this the other downside I can see is the fact that there is no sub out, which limits your options in terms of adding a subwoofer(again this is just a downside to many powered speakers, the Ai40's also do not have a sub out.)

I would recommend looking up reviews for the lsr305's, it can be difficult to find a negative one, as apart from the hissing most love how they sound, especially for the price.

Edit: forgot to mention, this is the 1st generation lsr305, JBL has since released an updated version. From what I've seen they don't sound much different, the main difference being the updated version has an ugly gloss finish on the front.

u/VOldis · 1 pointr/audiophile

Should use google man.

Sound Dynamics was a decent Canadian company in the 80s.

Klipsch synergy is their lowest line, I wouldn't bother.

The KG 1.5s are good for the money.

The JBL setup only has one speaker. I dunno how good they are. JBL's newest line of LSRs is super well regarded. The wave guide on the tweeter is the same as their super flat $10,000 m2s.
You wouldn't need an amp either.

The Bowers and Wilkins are great for the money. I would get these. At that price they would be gone in less than an hour in boston.

u/fradleybox · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/accounting671 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Pricing wrong on the JBL? Amazon has it listed at $130..

u/n-butyllithium · 1 pointr/audiophile

I recently purchased a pair of monitors ([JBL 305s] ( and an audio interface ([Behringer umc404hd] (, and I'm hoping to run iPhone audio through the Behringer to the 305s. I have a 3.5mm / TRS adaptor to run the iPhone headphone jack to one of the Behringer inputs, and I've tried various configurations connecting the Behringer to the 305s. I've used only TRS cables (no XLR). So far the audio has come through only very faintly or muffled. Am I connecting my iPhone improperly to the Behringer? Might I need a stereo splitter/adaptor like [this] ( Or am I missing something regarding how to run the Behringer to the 305s? I also haven't tried turning on the Behringer's phantom power, but I can't imagine the iPhone audio would require it.

Anyways, if anyone can help, thank you in advance!

u/nsoifer · 0 pointsr/audiophile

Could you link the speaker here please? I can't find it online.

EDIT: Is it this one?

u/qpb · -1 pointsr/Beatmatch