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JBL just released their "Mark II" update to the LSR 305/308. Is it worth upgrading? Would love to see a comparison between this and the originals.

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Good speakers are still good even if there is a new version. I would try and pick up the original 305's if they are cheaper than the new ones.

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What's new? Sound-wise, it looks like they replaced the low-end EQ switch with this new "Boundary EQ" thing (-3 dB, -1.5dB, 0dB - no more boost). They also added a separate HF trim switch for EQ (-2 dB, 0, +2 dB).

Also, they took the ugliest part of the industrial design (glossy ring), and made the entire front glossy!

The screws are gone from the front too, interestingly.

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the glossy front ensures proper reflection and presentation of the brightness of a recording /s

in all seriousness they really do look terrible compared to the older line.

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Meanwhile at Massdrop...

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