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JBL 708i/708P vs. Genelec S360 Studio Monitors
Old 21st February 2019
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JBL 708i/708P vs. Genelec S360

I know the S360 is more than double the price of the 708i/708P, but if we ignore price how does the S360 compare to the JBLs? I can't find any reviews of the S360 online.
Old 21st February 2019
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Here’s a «test» (use Google translate if your German grammar is scrappy):

https://www.***********/test/genelec-s360/

The link is censored. Put in delamar dot de instead of ***.

Last edited by svarthvitt; 21st February 2019 at 07:21 PM.. Reason: Typo
Old 22nd February 2019
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Thanks.

Has anyone here heard/used the S360? If so, any comments?
Old 22nd February 2019
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From everything I've read, theyre really designed to be a compact main monitor that can be placed far away from the listener. Theyre also meant to be paired with their new massive 7382 subwoofer. The reason for the compact design was to allow for immersive audio setups where you have an array of speakers in your room surrounding you. something thats pretty difficult to achieve with a main monitor. I think its a pretty use case specific speaker tbh.

Not sure the two are really comparable outside of some superficial features (ie 2 way with a compression driver in a deep wave guide). The s360 on their own don't go as low on their own as the 708p for instance. Not sure about the two beyond price at that point.
Old 22nd February 2019
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Thanks.

Would a 5-6 ft listening distance be a little too close for the S360?
Old 22nd February 2019
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EDIT: Apparently you CAN listen to these at 5-6 ft. Basically the only useful thing I had previously said in this post was, if you're going to get Genelec SAM monitors, get the GLM kit because it makes a huge difference. Otherwise the rest of what I said was apparently pretty wrong!

Last edited by Jargonfilter; 25th February 2019 at 10:45 PM.. Reason: Incorrect Information!
Old 22nd February 2019
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post
Thanks.

Would a 5-6 ft listening distance be a little too close for the S360?
Check pages 15-16:

https://www.genelec.com/sites/defaul...0806_web_0.pdf

5-6 feet listening distance is perfect.
Old 25th February 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jargonfilter View Post
The s360 on their own don't go as low on their own as the 708p for instance.
Hi,

If we compare the specifications, I am not sure if that is true.

JBL states bass extension down to 35 Hz without any attenuation figure, which is typically -10 dB for them. Genelec S360 bass extension is stated as 36 Hz (-6 dB).

JBL gives another figure of 45 Hz with -1.5 dB attenuation. For S360 we state 39 Hz with -2 dB attenuation.

Also notice that these are anechoic/full space figures without any room loading/gain.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jargonfilter View Post
since the s360 are designed for 10 meters+ distance).
S360 are not specifically designed for 10+ meters listening distance. Their optimal listening distance is anywhere between 2 to 6 meters (or 6 to 20 feet). Frequency response summing wise you could go even closer than that, but the high SPL capability is better realised at longer distances. Their extended directivity waveguide allows better performance also at longer listening distances, but it does not mean they could not be used any closer.
Old 25th February 2019
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I stand corrected! Edited my previous post.

Last edited by Jargonfilter; 25th February 2019 at 10:45 PM..
Old 26th February 2019
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Thanks for the replies.

Any comments on sound quality differences between the JBL and Genelec?
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