JBL E65BTNC: Should You Invest in Them?

Investing in a great pair of wireless headphones is a good idea. This idea might not come lightly, though, since you are spending a lot of money. Choosing a great pair of wireless headphones could be a big decision, and you’re going to want to do your research to make sure you choose the right pair. JBL is known for its wireless headphones and its durability. When you’re looking for wireless headphones, there are a few factors you should look at.

These factors include:

-Wireless ability

-Bluetooth

-Battery life

-Noise cancellation

With the JBL E65BTNC, you get all of these for a steal of a price. The headphones offer great bass and a powerful Bluetooth audio. The noise cancellation feature is useful when your music isn’t playing, and they don’t come at a hefty price tag. Let’s dive a little more into these headphones.

Performance

These headphones cost less than $200, and with that, you get a great noise cancellation feature. It’s not the best that is out there, but it does compare well to other higher priced headphones. JBL does not have an app that can help control the ANC, which might be a problem. The noise cancellation does offer a little hiss when it is on, but they do cut out ambient sound and office chatter. They’re great for public transportation, traveling, and the office.

When you have the ANC engaged, it does affect the audio. The bass will be less deep and a little pinched, and you will get a high-frequency response. It’s not the worst thing that can happen with these headphones, but your audio will be better with the ANC off. The headphones do deliver a powerful low frequency and a big bass. The highs are great, and overall the sound is well balanced. For the bass lovers out there, this is the headphone for you if that is what you love.

Design

The JBL headphones come in three colors, black, grey and white, and blue. They have a memory foam over-the-ear cups that are lined with a soft, leather-patina material. The downside is the headband isn’t cushioned, but it still is comfortable even with extended wear. The ear cups swivel and fold-down flat for storage, but no pouch is included to place them in. The right ear cup comes with an outer panel with a power switch and a plus/minus button for volume. There is also a central multi-function button that can handle your playback, call management, and voice control. With the plus/minus button, you can also control track navigation when held down.

Included with your headphones is a 3.5mm audio cable that can connect on the right ear cup. There is also a button for Bluetooth so you can pair the headphones with your devices. Pairing is an easy task and happens relatively fast, and you can even pair two devices at once if you want. With the Bluetooth button, you can also turn the noise cancellation on or off when you hold it for two seconds. There is an orange USB charging cable that has a generous length with it as well. You can connect that via the left ear cup.

There is a mic included with these headphones and a single-button remote control at the chin level that will handle playback, track navigation, and call management. The Bluetooth mic is great for making calls and can even create voice memos for you. There doesn’t seem to be any audio artifacts, and you can clearly hear and be heard with the mic.

The battery life with these headphones is roughly 15 hours with Bluetooth playback and noise cancellation. For wired playback with noise cancellation, you’ll get double the hours and have 30 hours of playback, and if you only have Bluetooth playback on, you’ll get 24 hours of battery life. There are a lot of factors that go into the battery life for these headphones, so these are just an estimate with the battery life.

Final Thoughts

The JBL E65BTNC wireless headphones give you substantial listening experience. The bass is abundant, and the sound is clear with bright high frequencies. When no audio is playing, you get a robust noise cancellation feature, which is worth it for the price of these headphones. If you like good audio all the time, you might be slightly disappointed when ANC is on, and your audio is playing since there will be a slight hissing sound, and it slightly messes with the bass. Connection, your devices via Bluetooth, is a piece of cake, and we enjoyed the significant battery life, even with all the features activated.

These headphones cost less than $200, which is honestly a steal, and other headphones in the price range don’t come close to these. Other headphones that might be a little better are the Sony WH-1000XM2, Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear, and the Bose QuietComfort 35 ll, but these come at a much larger price tag. You would also expect these headphones to come with a carrying case since they cost a little more, but that might be an oversight you can overlook.

For the price, these are a fantastic pair of headphones you can invest in.

 

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