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First Monitor: HS8 vs Rokit 8 vs JBL 308p MkII
Old 12th April 2020
  #31
FOCALS

I owned the original JBL-308s but I was able to compare them with similar monitors in the Sweetwater Music's Monitor Room.

Their new JBL Wave Guide creates a spatial sound field that none of the others could touch including the HS-8s, KRK Rokits, HS-7s (that I once owned and they drove me crazy) the PreSonuses and others.

I do agree with comment above about the Focal Alpha 65s and 80s.
I actually had the Alpha 65s then traded up for the Alpha 80s.

The Focal Alphas cost a bit more but the sound quality is amazing and WELL above the 308s, HS-8s etc.

If you have a smaller room, the Alpha 65s are really really worth a listen to.
Old 13th April 2020 | Show parent
  #32
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Originally Posted by hello people View Post
I like the HS8's.

Good stuff
+1

I'm very happy with mine. No plans to replace them.
Old 12th August 2020 | Show parent
  #33
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Originally Posted by Nickpu View Post
Anybody have any experience with the NEW jbls? I heard the older ones were fine but they did seem to have more low and slightly hyped highs, yet these new ones can fix that supposedly? Aslong as they are clear and detailed that could be good. They are at a fair price. Online I have read the Kalis are good but also kinda lacking in the low a bit. Iv also heard their low end is undefined , compared to the JBL especially.

For what its worth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQPcEnaM-Cw
I have the 308P, but unfortunately I have nothing else here to compare. They sound a bit bright out of the box to my taste, so I use them with the -2 HF rolloff. Very detailed though and with great bass extension, mine are pretty flat down to 40ish Hz. They have some uneveness near the crossover point, a slight bump I believe, which to me makes snares sound kinda stiff (opposite problem of the 306P it seems, and a bit less pronounced I guess?)

I previously owned KRK VXT6's (which I absolutely loved). I sold them some time ago because I needed the money, wouldn't do it otherwise.

I'd say mids are better on the VXT6, bass and imaging is better on the 308P.

I didn't A/B them though.
Old 12th August 2020
  #34
All 3 of these monitors are standard models usually displayed at Guitar Centers etc.
I suggest taking some recorded material you are familiar with and visiting one to hear them for yourself.
Old 9th September 2020
  #35
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Do not buy low end monitors from european or american companies. They will give you small woofer or clamp bad components for the high price. Treat yourself with Sonodyne instead, one of the best all around, high end monitors. Just read few reviews that are on internet. They are not joke like thousands of Jbls fake reviews.
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