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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    I'm more liberal in my speaker views. For instance, "hi-fI" has taken on a negative connotation with a lot of enthusiasts. Not sure why, hi-fi speakers (by definition) are simply speakers that strive for accuracy and distortion free sound; like a "good" studio monitor is supposed to. Yet, if you...
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    No, from what I recall, better powered speakers follow something more akin to bi-wiring setup internally. Each driver draws its power from a single source (amp) with the drivers being wired to that amp. I know these aren't bi-amped. LOL. I was more specifically putting emphasis on the...
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    You consider labeling the JBL' louder and calling the Vanatoo' "premium multimedia speakers" a swipe? LOL. They drain less power due to having only one amp, are easier to connect and make a better addition to a desk than the larger JBL's. That's the swipe you're referencing to? I'm not...
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    Exactly, which is why I usually recommend people audition their speakers before blindly purchasing them. Good article on the last part: http://www.audioholics.com/frequent-questions/the-difference-between-biamping-vs-biwiring
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    You seem slightly defensive. I'm not bashing the Vanatoo' at all. All I said is the JBL' are the louder speaker, and this isn't based on theory. The JBL' put out more power and SPL (95 for the Vanatoo vs 108 for the JBL'). This is a good read...
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    The Vanatoo' are definitely more oriented towards casual listening at the desk. The JBL' (while simple to hook up: all you need is a TRS splitter cable to 3.5mm), will reflect what they're connected to. A cheap, low quality on-board vs DAC/soundcard, etc. The JBL' also put out more volume and...
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    That's crazy. LOL. I would have returned them too.
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    I can understand how it can be irritating for some, but I've slept with the speakers on (usually a mistake) and the computer off. I've never really noticed, and I'm an irritable sleeper with the speakers next to my bed. My room is pretty quiet, too. From the descriptions provided, people are...
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    Swan 200MKii's with blown amp

    LOL. Good job.
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    Speaking of the 305', this is uhhhh....Interesting. http://www.guitarcenter.com/JBL/LSR305-5-Inch-Two-Way-Bi-Amplified-Studio-Monitor-Limited-Edition-RED.gc
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    Bought a pair of JBL LSR305s - Constant hiss

    I see these topics about extreme hiss and the LSR305 pop up now and then, but, honestly, I've never had an issue. Owned them almost two years now. I can only hear a hiss if my ear is right next to the speaker (maybe 5-8 inches). I imagine I can hear pretty well, too. LOL. My computer makes more...
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    Swan 200MKii's with blown amp

    Save the headache and just buy these on sale: http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-JBL-LSR305-LIST $198 plus a starter pack. Free shipping.
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    ASUS Announces Strix Sound Cards

    I know my Xonar DG was $15 (refurbished) and it definitely sounds better than the crap that came with the motherboard (Realtek ALC800 something). The speakers (LSR305) were noticeably more boomy with recessed mids using the onboard. The Xonar was clearer and less boomy right out of the box; no...
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    Whining from speakers with LSR305

    I paid about $240 on sale, or something. Yeah, found the order receipt: $239.98
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    Whining from speakers with LSR305

    My 305' came with free isolation pads when I bought a pair from American musical supply. They also came with a free volume controller. I have them about 17-18 inches from the wall and angled towards my ears.
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