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JBL LSR305 monitors too noisy for DP usage? #2329132
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Sounds like the JBL LSR305 monitors are the best bang for the buck in terms of flat detailed response with the drawback of being a bit noisy.
I was initially planning to get the KRK RP5 G3 for my newcoming Kawai VPC1, but after sifting some blogs I eventually moved to the LSR305s. Although they might sound perfect for DP application, many complain about a constant hiss-noise coming out of them.
Any experience?
What would be a no-noise alternative?

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Re: JBL LSR305 monitors too noisy for DP usage? [Re: Emiliano] #2329305
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If the noise can be reduced by level controls on the speakers, you might be able to drive them at a higher level from the computer. If the noise is there regardless, I wouldn't buy them.


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It's strange. I have two JBL LSR 305 and for now are very nice. I don't hear any hiss-noise... Are you sure the noise is from the monitors and not from cable, computer or audio interface?

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First, I really love my LSR305s. They are fantastic.

When I first got them, there was a noise/hiss that I was concerned about. And as you mentioned, it is a common issue that is discussed. But as you have found, the reviews are extremely positive.

For me, I was able to reduce and nearly eliminate the hiss by switching the plugs to a non-ground outlet (this was suggested in another thread here on PW). Now, I do not notice the hiss at all. I will say that my setup is in a very quiet room, so any noise is very apparent.

In any case, I love the JBLs and highly recommend them.


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Re: JBL LSR305 monitors too noisy for DP usage? [Re: ChoPraTs] #2329367
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Originally Posted by ChoPraTs
It's strange. I have two JBL LSR 305 and for now are very nice. I don't hear any hiss-noise... Are you sure the noise is from the monitors and not from cable, computer or audio interface?


Honestly I don't have any direct experience with them, but according to what I was reading they hum even when unplugged from any sound source.....I guess it has to do with the power source.....

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Originally Posted by scorpio
First, I really love my LSR305s. They are fantastic.

When I first got them, there was a noise/hiss that I was concerned about. And as you mentioned, it is a common issue that is discussed. But as you have found, the reviews are extremely positive.

For me, I was able to reduce and nearly eliminate the hiss by switching the plugs to a non-ground outlet (this was suggested in another thread here on PW). Now, I do not notice the hiss at all. I will say that my setup is in a very quiet room, so any noise is very apparent.

In any case, I love the JBLs and highly recommend them.


Scorpio, they sound like the perfect monitor for DPs....In this forum they talk in detail about this model:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/low-end-theory/867409-jbl-lsr305-vs-adam-f5.html

..sounds like they are the best in their price range and, according to some, they can compete with models that usually cost several hundred $$ more.
The hiss issue was my only concern, but if you think I can easily take care of it switching to a non-grounded plug I'll go for it.....
By the way, how did you do it? did you have to change the power chord?
Thanx smile

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I've owned a pair for a couple months or so.

No noise or humming at all. Lovely speakers.

Re: JBL LSR305 monitors too noisy for DP usage? [Re: Emiliano] #2331374
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Thanx Markmarz...I think it has to do with the grounding of the plug....I'm pretty persuaded to get the JBL smile


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