Author Topic: JBL LSR 305 vs. Yamaha HS5  (Read 210 times)

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Offline voodoo

JBL LSR 305 vs. Yamaha HS5
« on: November 24, 2017, 03:09:03 AM »
Yamaha HS5 near field monitor speakers are known for the lack of bass, and too much emphasis on mids and highs. 

There are many authors that prefer the JBL LSR 305 over the Yamaha HS5:

  http://digitalstereophony.blogspot.de/2017/06/yamaha-hs5-review-bose-of-studio.html
  http://digitalstereophony.blogspot.de/2015/07/jbl-lsr305-review.html

  https://homestudiobasics.com/jbl-lsr-305-vs-yamaha-hs5-entry-level-heaven/

So my next try will be the JBL.

Uli
 
Yamaha Genos (finally)
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Offline voodoo

Re: JBL LSR 305 vs. Yamaha HS5
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 03:29:13 AM »
Another option would be the Presonus Eris E5:

* http://digitalstereophony.blogspot.de/2017/02/presonus-eris-e5-review-eris-e5-fights.html
* https://homestudiobasics.com/presonus-eris-e5-vs-jbl-lsr-305-key-differences/

The JBL seems to be more natural for mixing, the Presonus has more punch for easy listening.

Uli
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 03:30:49 AM by voodoo »
Yamaha Genos (finally)
Nord Electro 5D
 

Offline DavidB

Re: JBL LSR 305 vs. Yamaha HS5
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 05:08:13 AM »
I really appreciate these audio comparisons on YouTube which they've done for quite a few speakers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFwIyxSKjY

Scroll to 1:43 for the actual comparison.

It doesn't really matter about the quality of your listening equipment as it is showing the audio differences between the speakers and the source.

In this linked test it's interesting how the HS5 loses all the bass from the original source, how KRK's RP5G3 makes it all sound muddy and how you can hardly tell the difference between the source and the JBL LSR305.

If you look at their channel you'll find many more well presented comparisons.
Just don't mention Genos USB drive letter assignments :)