Product Comparison: Audioengine A5+ vs JBL LSR305

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General Specifications
305P MkII
About the Product
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers deliver audiophile-quality sound and features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable high-quality audio. Connect your phone and tablet, computer, TV, or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room.
The next-generation JBL 305P MkII powered studio monitor makes legendary JBL performance available to every studio. With the revolutionary JBL Image Control Waveguide and refined transducers, JBL 305P MkII offers stunning detail, precise imaging, a wide sweet spot and impressive dynamic range that enhances the critical listening capabilities of any modern workspace. Featuring patented technologies derived from the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors and, sporting a sleek, modern design, JBL 305P MkII delivers outstanding performance and an enjoyable mix experience at an accessible price.
Key Specs
Power RMS
100 watts
82 watts
95 dB
92 dB
4 ohms
Size & Weight
10.75 in.
11.7 in.
7 in.
7.3 in.
9 in.
9.1 in.
25 lbs.
10.43 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair
  • The product itself is definitely heavy. It has weight to it which made me happy
  • I got the black version and it looks great beside my turntable, most importantly it doesn't take much space - it's not a small desktop speaker either.
  • I really like the size, feel and weight of this pair!
  • They are made well and you can tell just by the weight.
  • I've long been a believer that weight has a bearing on quality. Obviously, not an absolute, but weight/sturdiness is important. These are very solid
JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • This speaker is clear sounding and light weight.
  • Weighing in at just over 10 pounds, the LSR305’s are also quite a bit lighter than the Built5’s (14.33lbs
  • Very powerful at such a compact size, no amplifier needed
  • Cabinet size is rather large (though, probably adds bass response)
Peak Power
150 watts
Min. Frequency Response
50 Hz
49 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
22 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
0.8 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
5 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair
  • They sound as the majority of the reviews has stated is nothing short of fantastic. They speakers get VERY loud and VERY full.
  • I have these hooked up to my Audio Technica LP120 turntable, and they sound fantastic.
  • These look great and sound very good. They produce lots of dynamics and volume for such small speakers
  • The sound in these little speakers is fantastic. And the bass response is just as good as advertised
  • The sound isn't perfect but is very good, and may even be the best you can do for the price
  • The sound is great at low volume. If the sound is turned up to 50% the bass distorts and puts out a feedback sounding irritating hum.
JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • The best studio monitors at this price level, PERIOD. They produce sound accurately and clearly for film and music production.
  • The first thing I noticed after testing the LSR305’s was the incredible sound quality they produced. As pictured in the frequency response graph below, the LSR305’s emit an incredibly balanced sound
  • These speakers sound amazing! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. My computer, music and mixes sound like I'm listening to million dollar speakers when sitting in the very wide sweet spot.
  • Good for the price but not real studio quality sound. Yamaha are much better
  • These speakers are fine for listening to music but not all that great for use as monitors in a studio setting.
Tweeter Material
Woofer Material
Built-in power amplifiers, 50 watt per channel RMS, Improved thermal management, Custom Kevlar woofers and silk tweeters with solid carbonized bamboo case, Compatible with any computer (Mac or PC), Remote control, 1/8" and RCA inputs, USB power, all cables included
Increased HF Detail, Room-Friendly, Broad Sweet Spot
What customers say about "Features"
Audioengine A5+ Premium Powered Speaker Pair
  • With a google chromecast audio with wifi streaming music, the audio quality is top notch and they shine.
  • They look absolutely fantastic with a nice glossy white finish.
  • Comes with everything in the box: remote and cables (some other studio type speakers do not include these)
  • Packaging. They come with bags for the cables and the speakers. Very nice touch as you would not want to damage these in transport.
  • I miss adjusting the audio in terms of treble, mids, bass, etc. I have a feeling they would be even better if hooked them up to an external audio amp
  • Wired. You will have to deal with old-fashioned speaker wire which is hard to hide. But this is a small price to pay for the sound.
JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • Room-Friendly: This means you don't have to be right in front of the speakers to make accurate adjustments to your mix.
  • Broad Sweet Spot: 3-Series speakers deliver neutral sound across an unusually large working space regardless of room acoustics.
  • No RCA Input
  • No grill/cloth to cover the speakers (little fingers can be hazardous).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
399.00 $
149.00 $

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