Best JBL Wireless headphones
JBL’s signature sound can be witnessed in headphones as well.
(Updated on September 14, 2021)
JBL Live 300TWS
JBL Endurance Jump
JBL Tune 500BT
JBL Under Armour Sport
JBL Live 650BTNC
JBL is well known to produce some of the best speakers in the market and rightfully so. Their speaker lineup is one worth bragging about as they are capable of filling the atmosphere with a sound that compels you to move. That is why it is one of several popular audio companies.
The same sound performance along with its wireless prowess is given to the headphones they make. And the ones on this list are some of the best amongst them.
JBL E25BT – Best In-ear – 7.2
The E-Series offers some great choices of headphones to choose from. Kudos to JBL for making a great-sounding in-ear headphone that comes at an affordable price.
The price that these headphones come at is moderately cheap but the quality is not. JBL is recognised as a brand that provides value for money products and that’s what the E-series embodies especially the JBL E25BT. Unlike most models, the E25BT is slightly smaller in size.
We can choose from 3 colours; blue, black, and red. Personally, the black and blue variants look the most appealing and aesthetic with red coming in last. Along the cable, on the right, you’ll find the microphone housing with its ‘3-Button Universal Remote’ which includes a set of volume controls and a central button to control music and calls.
Situated on the cable you’ll also find another module that houses the battery with a clip attached to it to secure it in place. It provides 8 hours of battery life which is acceptable. The material used to cover the cable is braided nylon. Within the box, you’ll find the headphones, a clip, three pairs of eartips, a micro-USB charging cable, and a small pouch to carry this stuff.
The earpieces are angled and the material used for the eartips is nice and soft. Coming to the sound signature, the bass on these headphones is great — it’s low and punchy without being dull, the mids are mild and provide lots of room from instrumentals, the highs are precise and sharp. It uses Bluetooth v4.1 and provides a range of around 10m or 33ft which may vary to some degree.
JBL Live 300TWS – Best True Wireless Earbuds – 7.8
The combination of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa improves the functionality of the JBL Live 300TWS greatly. It makes them quite appealing for a pair of true wireless earbuds that can be used daily.
Starting with the build quality — the material used is plastic for the earphones and the charging case as well. The hinge mechanism of the charging case feels a little flimsy. On the inside of this case, there are two slots for the earbuds, a manual pairing button, and an LED battery indicator which is tiny but visible. On the outside, there’s an LED light that blinks when the earbuds are left to charge.
The earbuds themselves have a touch panel on their back for tap and gesture controls. These controls can be customized to your liking. Another feature is the automatic ear detection which lets you automatically play or pause audio. As they come certified with an IPX5 water-resistance rating you could use them during workout sessions; the eartips should help you achieve a stable and secure fit.
The battery life of the JBL Live 300 TWS last about 5-6 hours and additionally the case provides another 14 hours to it. Another pro — the JBL app enables you to update the firmware of the earbuds, customize touch controls, design custom EQs, locate your earbuds, and toggle Ambient Aware and TalkThru modes.
You can also launch Google Assitant and Alexa using the earbuds’ touch controls. Connecting the earbuds to your phones is pretty easy just open the case and the earbuds automatically begin pairing mode. The sound is rather good — powerful bass notes, colourful and roomy mids and a clear presence of notes for highs.
JBL Endurance Jump – Best Sport In-ear – 7.3
The JBL Endurance Jump in-ear headphones secure a stable fit, are water-resistant and produce an enjoyable sound.
The JBL Endurance Jump models are available in quite a few colour variants which are all appealing. Some of them are yellow, blue, and red colourways. Some of them are priced slightly higher and some are priced lower. At first glance, they look somewhat big especially when you compare them to other in-ears. But it’s thanks to this design that fit is as good as it is.
They make use of JBL’s TwistLock system which can be twisted to adjust the fit and achieve maximum stability. This makes them ideal for intensive workout sessions and regular gym use as they wouldn’t slide out unintentionally. JBL calls this a ‘Power hook’. A trait of this feature is that it automatically switches the earphones on or off when they sense they’re about to be put on or taken off.
However, this could also work against you if you accidentally move the earphones a certain way. On the outside of the right earpiece, there is a touch-sensitive control area that lets you play or pause music, and manage incoming calls. Two taps to move to the next track and three taps for the previous track. Swiping on this area also lets you control the volume.
Mastering these controls take some practice but I’m sure you can do it. The battery life lasts about 7-8 hours. Finally, the sound, the bass on these headphones are powerful and full with great vocals and precise highs. The lows are raised to stimulate you during workouts and the rest of the sounds keep you in that state.
JBL Tune 500BT – Best On-ear – 8.5
The JBL Tune 500BT is a simple and minimal on-ear headset for people who want a solid pair for everyday use.
Most people avoid going for on-ears as they tend to hurt the listeners’ ears after prolonged use. If that’s the case for you too then JBL Tune 500BT might change your mind. Priced under 4000rs. they provide the essentials – comfort and JBL’s signature sound.
The cushioning on these on-ear headphones are pretty soft and provide good comfort. This lets you take full advantage of the 16-hour battery life. It also offers multipoint support, which is an excellent feature to have at this cost. The 32mm dynamic drivers give off the signature JBL sound, with emphasized bass frequencies and then prioritizes vocals and treble.
This kind of sound signature is directed towards consumers that listen to mainstream music. They are quite portable due to the rotating and collapsable trait of the earcups. Again, like some of the other headphones on this list, you’re provided access to Google Assistant and Siri as well.
JBL Under Armour Sport – Best Sport On-ear – 8.7
A unique option to consider if you want sport on-ear headphones. They are sweat-resistant, have a featherweight build and are quite portable.
The JBL Under Armour Sport has a good fit as it prevents it from falling off unintentionally during rapid and intensive movements. The placement and size of the control buttons are really convenient. One would easily be able to locate and use them during a workout.
The technology of these headphones might be a little dated with Bluetooth v4.1 and micro-USB charging facilities, but they are still relevant and usable. You do, however, get access to Ambient Aware and TalkThru modes which is made available through the JBL app.
These modes prove useful for athletes, or people in general, that want to be aware of their surroundings at any given moment. They have an IPX4 sweat-resistant certification and are constructed with the activities of professionals in mind.
JBL Live 650BTNC – Best Over-ear – 7.5
The JBL LIVE 650BTNC is an exceptional headphone that offers noise-cancelling capability for its price. A lightweight plastic body with reinforced metal guarantees a long-lasting build for regular use.
Despite having a plastic build the headset feels reliable and durable. The active noise cancelling(ANC) performs well, especially when neutralising sounds of ACs, commute noises, etc. The noise-cancelling technology reduces the audible volume of such sounds significantly. It may not be on the level of performance of Sony WH-1000XM4 or XM3, but it’s one of the best.
Moving on, the sound quality — the bass response is rather powerful, in terms of volume they are more profound than the mids and highs. This kind of sound response satisfies a lot of consumers but isn’t for purists who look for studio sound.
The microphone quality is okay; you can answer calls and the person you’re trying to speak to would be able to understand you, it just won’t be as girthy. This, as you’d expect, is due to it reducing the lower frequencies. The mic performs adequately when filtering out background noises. Your voice may sound soft and remote to the listeners.