Your general opinion of this product.
I have been tracking and mixing on JBL LSR28P monitors since 1999. I'm still very happy with them, but because of the positive reviews this product has been receiving I wanted to give them a try. Despite the reviews my intention was to remain objective about build-quality and performance.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The JBL LSR305's are constructed of MDF, or similar, and the speaker mounting surrounds are plastic, as are the tweeter waveguides. Despite the plastic these monitors are built better than I had expected. I could find no imperfections in any of the parts or paint. The electronic components are solid, so there is no cheap or sloppy feel to them.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
The installation and setup of the LSR305's was simple. Since my LSR28P's are rear-ported, as well, wall distance from my desk is about three feet, so no low-end roll-off was needed. There is essentially no learning curve with this product.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Wide stereo image, detailed, and as sonically flat as can be expected in a package this inexpensive.
How is the tone?
This is where the LSR305's show their mettle. Compared to my monitors that cost well over a thousand dollars more (albeit many years ago) they have quite a detailed sound stage and a surprisingly wide stereo image. The low and hi-mids are detailed and smooth, with no strident HF. I'm very pleased with these little monitors. Kudos to JBL for bringing to market a product of this quality at such a reasonable price-point.
How has it stood up over time?
Time will tell.
very good on vocals a good bang for the money
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great product for the money!!!
By: Billy Craig from Washington NC USA
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