Product Comparison: JBL LSR-308 vs Yamaha HS8


General Specifications
Brand
JBL
Yamaha
Model
LSR-308
HS8
Origin
China
Indonesia
About the Product
The LSR308, part of JBL's 3 Series studio monitors, is a 8 in. powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL's exciting new technology, the Image Control Waveguide.
Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason-their accuracy.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
2
1
Output Power
112 W
120 W
Driver Configuration
1" twitter, 8" woofer
8" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Yamaha HS8
  • I've got some little active monitors which are pretty damn good but these, these really are studio.
  • Just got these monitors yesterday-hooked them up and ran reference music through them to test them out- outstanding at their price point for sure !
  • They can handle loud kick/ snare hits without clipping and the mids are clear and present.
  • They are loud without being too loud and are not harsh sounding at all.
  • They are sensitive and I think the 120W power rating is plenty.
Size & Weight
Height
16.5 in.
15.4 in.
Width
10 in.
9.8 in.
Depth
12.1 in.
13.1 in.
Weight
18.9 in.
22.5 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Yamaha HS8
  • Big, loud and clear. What more could you want in a studio monitor?
  • The HS8's sound good, look really sharp (pay a very close homage to their NS10M ancestors), and are a great value for the price.
  • These monitors are heavy, solid and powerful. If you're upgrading from 5-6" drivers, make sure you have stands that can hold monitors with this much heft.
  • Overall, well built & sounds great, which is what I would expect from Yamaha!
  • Upon receipt, were surprised by their size; if you are coming from a 5 monitor, these seem to be about twice as big. That said, build quality seems excellent, and he is extremely pleased with the results.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
37 Hz
38 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
24 kHz
30 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
Sensitivity
112 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
 
Yamaha HS8
  • Not even set up properly, one on a chair, the other propped on a table full of stuff they image like you wouldn't believe
  • The Yamahas are really quite something, especially for the $; solid, clear bass, crisp, detailed highs and open mids.
  • Frequency response and overall sound quality is amazing. Well worth the price.
  • The Yamaha HS8 a very accurate monitor. Deep low end, well defined mids, and crisp smooth highs.
  • Imaging is spot on, I can hear the texture of bass guitar, I'm not experiencing fatigue, and I am certain that I am hearing some things that I don't even notice
Features
Color
Black
Black / White
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
XLR, Balanced TRS
XLR, TRS
Magnetic Shielding
No
Yes
Controls
Acoustic Space, HF level adjust, LF level adjust
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
Extras
JBL Professional Reliability, JBL LSR Design, Selectable Input Sensitivity, JBL’s Patented Slip Stream™ low frequency port design, JBL Transducers are legendary for their performance
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
What customers say about "Features"
 
Yamaha HS8
  • I love the room control and overall function.
  • Because of space constraints, these are right in front of a hard surface, so I keep the "room" switch in the second position.
  • Made with a nearly seamless MDF plastic which is proving to be far more accurate and open, if not slightly more abrasive than a wood enclosure.
  • I don't have bass traps yet so the -2dB pad on the low end helps a lot to balance out the signal.
  • This seemed to be the most well reviewed among the ported designs in terms of accuracy and bass response.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.99 $


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