• WANTED: Happy members who like to discuss audio and other topics related to our interest. Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true). There are daily reviews of audio hardware and expert members to help answer your questions. Click here to have your audio equipment measured for free!

JBL Studio 620, subjective impressions

GXAlan

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 15, 2020
Messages
1,369
Likes
2,169
The Studio 620 should be hitting US shores in a few months. I picked up one from Japan.

A few comments
- it's a dark red color, with the web images representing what it would look like under bright lights. It's darker in real life and I have shown a comparison to the classic JBL walnut finish wood veneer. The iPhone camera used for these photos adds extra saturation, so it's so intense in color in real life.
- fit and finish is great. It feels dense and well-built. A clear step above the Studio 5. The vinyl wood-style wrap is much nicer than the Studio 5 series although you can see the seam of the vinyl wrap on the rear.
- magnetic grill is great
- Made in Indonesia


1661472703718.png
1661472834201.png


(My JBL 4319 is used as a Front Height Dolby Atmos speaker along with a "center" lift feature where the front heights and center channel below the TV are mixed together to create a phantom center at the level of the TV itself)

In room measurements, stereo, listening position ~4 meters away. Microphone is about 10 degrees off-axis (microphone stand on sofa cushion, not at ear level)

1/1 octave smoothing to capture overall tone/balance and then a screenshot of whatever smoothing REW uses for the distortion page which looks ~1/12 octave.
1661472870037.png


1661473072618.png


Sound Impressions
It measures really well with low distortion too, but it doesn't have the transparency of the $4K MSRP 4319 (I'm assuming it's the jagged frequency response; unfair sighted comparison). This is a nice/petite speaker that has a lot more invested in the furniture aspect. [edit: It's a 5.25" woofer]

I do like the JBL 4319 and the Studio 530. When @amirm has measured both, he has seen that the 4319 and 530 have a less downsloped tilt than what most prefer, so my preference may be different from “most listeners”.
 
Last edited:

Beave

Addicted to Fun and Learning
Joined
May 10, 2020
Messages
754
Likes
1,404
Doesn't the Studio 620 use the same drivers as the Studio 530 (not the same woofer as the 520c)? In other words, a 5 1/4" woofer?
 

dadregga

Active Member
Joined
May 27, 2021
Messages
140
Likes
295
Doesn't the Studio 620 use the same drivers as the Studio 530 (not the same woofer as the 520c)? In other words, a 5 1/4" woofer?

It appears to. There seems to be a Studio 630 floating around which is the same as the Studio 620 tweeter-wise, but which steps up to a single 6 1/2" woofer (from the old Studio 580, which had two of those)
 
OP
G

GXAlan

Major Contributor
Forum Donor
Joined
Jan 15, 2020
Messages
1,369
Likes
2,169
@Beave, you're right! It's a 5.25" woofer. It just looked so small compared to my 12" woofers.

It will be interesting to see how this compares to a HDI-1600 once it gets put under a high-resolution measurement. I'd imagine it'll come pretty close especially with lower SPLs.
 

Beave

Addicted to Fun and Learning
Joined
May 10, 2020
Messages
754
Likes
1,404
Yeah, they look *tiny* compared to your other JBLs!
 
Top Bottom