Today's product comparison has Music Critic comparing the KRK RP5G3-NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Budget Studio Monitor to the JBL LSR305 Studio Monitor. The team take this task very seriously - two products enter, but only one can leave. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled Best Budget Studio Monitors of 2018
First, let's have a look at the KRK RP5G3-NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Budget Studio Monitor. This pocket-friendly monitor from KRK provides a flat and clear response of 35 kHz. The bass on this one is top quality 5 inches wide glass aramid composite subwoofer. It has multiple types of inputs that make it connectable with virtually any audio source. You have the standard RCA, quarter inch and XLR inputs.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the JBL LSR305 Studio Monitor. JBL has a big reputation when it comes to speakers and it is not really considered a pocket-friendly brand for speakers. However, the LSR305 workroom Monitor is an incredibly affordable product that offers high quality and loud sound. It is particularly suited for recording purposes because it offers greater depth. Another great thing about this monitor is that you do not have to be in the immediate vicinity of the speaker to get max output. It produces consistent sound throughout the room.
As for the power, the sound it produces will blow you away. The 50 watts bi amped sound has minimized distortion. Unlike many other scanners, it allows you a bit of customization. The high-frequency adjustments allow the system to sound as you like. The peak SPL is 106dB that should be good enough for any workroom setting. The Rokit 5 is a cheap and very popular workroom monitor that has been lauded by producers for years.
No matter what the room acoustics are, you will get neutral and loud sound all across the workroom. If you do not know much about what room acoustics produce optimized results, you should get this one. JBL speakers are used by professionals as well as general consumers who want to enjoy music or get loud audio with their movies and shows.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|KRK RP5G3-NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Budget Studio Monitor||JBL LSR305 Studio Monitor|
+ Minimum distortion
+ Multiple inputs
+ Deep bass
+ Reduced boundary coupling
+ Room friendly
+ Detailed sound
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|This speaker looks great too and is designed by engineers who have had years of experience so you can expect a quality product from them. It is by far the top workroom monitor one can buy when short on cash. It can integrate with any sound system and give you sound that is loud.||This one is simple and does what workroom scanners are designated to do i.e. produce clear and loud sound. For an average listener, this one is perfect because it will produce optimized sound regardless of the room acoustics.|
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