Massdrop JBL LSR30X 5" Active Studio Monitors

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  1. Metro

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    There are pics on the JBL website. The official professional models have matte textured sides, and satin or gloss in front. Only the Massdrop LSR30X gets the full gloss treatment all over.

    LSR305 (MkI)
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    I know what it looks like I have them in front of me I'm talking about the gloss treatment.
     
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    How do these compare to the Philharmonics Affordable Accuracy Monitors?
    Read through both threads, and they both seem to excel in a flat FR curve.

    I am on the fence of getting one of these for family. They have a receiver with decent power, and a sub. So no additional cost of buying an amp for the Phil AAM. They don't blast music, so the smaller woofer of 30X may or may not be a negative for filling an average size living room.
    If the 30X are straightly nearfield, I suppose I can get/make some stands and move them closer.
     
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    Apologies for bumping such an old thread, but I have to ask what the fuss is regarding the "hissing" because from an arm's length away I cannot hear it. I would have to put my ear 8-9" near the tweeter to very faintly hear it, but then putting my ear right up next to the tweeter it is still faint. I have the volume knob on both speakers set to Max. I don't have much ambient noise in the room I'm in either.

    I wonder if the complaints that they hiss are greatly exaggerated. I avoided purchasing a pair of the LSR305 MkII because reports of the hissing, but then MD had these available for $180 again and I couldn't pass them up for that price.

    Fantastic speakers for gaming and watching videos/movies.
     
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    Some people read "nearfield" and try to wear them like headphones. While I admire their neck strength, they're doing it wrong.
     
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    For most, hissing is not going to be a big problem.
     
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    I've heard anecdotally that the hissing varies. I'm sure in a super quiet treated room with ambient near 20dbSPL, the hissing might be noticable from 3' away.

    The fact is, pros who do editing, voice-overs, mixing, do not give a shit about little things like this. In fact @brencho's spouse was using them for edit work. I didn't hear him or hear bitch about the hissing.

    Only young audiophiles who are used to headphones (and digital mastering jobs run through a noise filter) and never had to deal with Dolby B/C and vinyl bitch about noise.

    The bigger $$$ JBLs might even hiss more.
     
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    Yup even if the hissing was audible from where I'm sitting at my computer, it still wouldn't bother me. When I hooked them up, I was expecting to hear some loud ass hissing from impressions on the internet.

    Once again don't believe everything you read on the internetz...
     
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    I bought a pair of LS305s and didn’t hear much hiss either, so I thought what would dumbasses do and cranked the volume to 11 on the back and heard the hiss. I have the volume level at 4 or 5 and it is plenty loud.
     
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    Yes, complaints about LSR305 hiss are massively overblown. And I say that as someone who finds any hiss in headamps unacceptable. I use a pair of 305s in one digital piano setup (my other setup uses a C-Note build), and the hiss is barely there from 2 feet away. Adjusting the built-in amps' gain down probably helped, as I use a preamp for volume control.

    And yeah, the 305 is a fabulous loudspeaker. I daren't think how much it would cost to get a substantive upgrade.
     

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