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JBL Studio 530 5-1/4" Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair, Black) EXPIRED

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JBL has JBL Studio 530 5-1/4" Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair, Black) for $239.99. Slickdeals Cashback is available for this store (PC extension required, before checkout). Shipping is free.

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Excellent price on these. They keep getting more and more tempting.

https://www.jbl.com/loudspeakers/STUDIO+530.html
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Luds34 asked this question on 12-14-2021 at 10:51 AM
12-14-2021 at 10:51 AM
I have not seen measurements of the Q150, but the Q100 and Q350 measure mediocre at best. I assume that the Q150 is equally mediocre. Far more expensive KEF do pretty well. So the JBL 530, which measure nicely, though not fantastically, are an amazing bargain.
12-15-2021 at 08:25 AM
KEF Q150 is significantly worse though that doesn't make them bad.

I think most would benefit from the Q150 as the Q150s can be used as near field speakers for a desktop or small room setup. The JBLs cannot.

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Any thoughts on these vs the Klipsch RP-150M for about the same price? Certainly like the looks of the Klipsch more.
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Any thoughts on these vs the Klipsch RP-150M for about the same price? Certainly like the looks of the Klipsch more.
Sell the Klipsch or throw them away and get the JBL.
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Wow what a deal. Really surprised to see these come back on sale. I thought the deal with the free headphones was the
Finale. Was also surprised to see that none of the models sold out this year.
With all that said the 530's are just amazing. I have about 10 hours on mine and they keep getting better. Running them on a Yamaha A S301 and that's plenty of power.
About 6 feet, so not quite near field and I have yet to push them enough to really experience the chuffing some reviewers mention.
If you are on the fence like I was a year ago jump on these now. You won't regret it.
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Any stereo receiver to drive these?
Hundreds, if not thousands, are available.
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Any stereo receiver to drive these?
I love my Yamaha A-S301. And it's phono-ready if you're interested in vinyl.
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Any thoughts on these vs the Klipsch RP-150M for about the same price? Certainly like the looks of the Klipsch more.
It will depend on your sound preference, they sound very different.

Basically the 150M's are more a dynamic sound but on the bright side.

These are more flat sounding to the point of being stale.

The 150M's will be easier to drive also.
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It will depend on your sound preference, they sound very different.

Basically the 150M's are more a dynamic sound but on the bright side.

These are more flat sounding to the point of being stale.

The 150M's will be easier to drive also.
Historically Klipsch has a dynamic sound, but you aren't getting crazy dynamics out of any 5-6in midwoofer, no matter the brand.

Having listened to, and measured both, the jbl s530 is a better product. Both benefit from a sub. That said, the aesthetics are an acquired taste. The klipsch and kef counterparts certainly look better.
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My order with JBL from November 26th is still processing despite all of my order being "in stock and ready to ship." JBL told me today it should ship in the next few days. First time ordering from JBL directly. Not impressed.
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Historically Klipsch has a dynamic sound, but you aren't getting crazy dynamics out of any 5-6in midwoofer, no matter the brand.

Having listened to, and measured both, the jbl s530 is a better product. Both benefit from a sub. That said, the aesthetics are an acquired taste. The klipsch and kef counterparts certainly look better.
I was going strictly by listening but it's all subjective anyways.
Personally you have to pick your poison with the two.
I would agree these are an acquired taste aesthetically, for me I would say they are pretty fugly!!!
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Last FP for these was $250 with free headphones. Now $10 cheaper but no free headphones

https://www.jbl.com/STUDIO+530BK.html
With 20% coupon code these came out to $192.
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With 20% coupon code these came out to $192.
What code?
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What code?
Probably something he received from customer service for asking them
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My order with JBL from November 26th is still processing despite all of my order being "in stock and ready to ship." JBL told me today it should ship in the next few days. First time ordering from JBL directly. Not impressed.
Yeah, I am in the same boat. Still waiting to ship.
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What code?
Call JBL they give out 20% off codes for being a valued customer. Mine only applied to one item so I wasn't able to use it on two Studio 590's but since the 530's come in pair it worked.
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Guys, you could further reduce the price by using their email sign up offers:
$10 off your purchase of $150 or more

$30 off your purchase of $350 or more

$50 off your purchase of $550 or more

https://www.jbl.com/subscribe.html
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