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JBL Live 670NC Review | JBLs latest mid tier headphones for 2024

About a week ago I purchased the JBL Live 670NCs and went in with no real expectations. I had experience with JBL headphones in the past but for some reason I went into this purchase with a blank slate. Off the back the 670NCs were very familiar to me. I owned the JBL Live 460NCs which are the predecessor to these and the design is nearly identical. I don't think this is a bad thing as I tend to like JBLs design language. The body is made of a light weight plastic but feels well made. The headband and side clamps feel like it could be made with metal as it feels strong and cool to the touch. I went with black and the finish is matte which is a nice touch. Fingerprints do appear on the headphones there just not as noticeable. The buttons on the right side of the ear cup are nice and click-y. Type C for charging is on the left side.  Now, lets get into the nitty gritty.  Sound This is very subjective but overall I like the sound the Live 670NCs produce. Bass is heavy while keeping a

Sony WH-CH520 | Early impressions of Sony's latest budget headphones

Sony's latest budget headphone offering based on features alone seems to be very compelling. When you add in the specs to go with the features one can help but to get excited. To have them in hand and have used them you can quickly tell Sony has something special in the mainstream budget headphone category. Lets talk about it. Build  The build of the headphones are very light but feel well made. Sony uses recycled plastic that seems sturdy with no creaking. I like the matte finish and the overall smooth feel of the headphones.   Device I/O With these being budget headphones one would think Sony would cut back in this area. They did just not completely. You get Type C for charging but no headphone jack. This may be a deal-breaker for some, however, I find this omission to be acceptable in 2023.  Comfort Finding headphones that are comfortable for me is hit or miss due to the size of my head. Yes, it's large. With the Sony CH 520 I found them to be light on my head and somewhat c

JBLs best sounding headphones might surprise you

When it comes to JBL and headphones you immediately think of great sound. I would even debate that all of JBLs headphones sound good to a certain extent. However, JBL best sounding headphones are not their most expensive offering and that really surprised me. Check the video for my thoughts and what I think JBL best sounding headphones are. You might be surprised too.

JBL Tour One review | A solid premium headphone option for 2022?

The JBL Tour One is JBL's high-end headphones for 2021. I got them for a really good deal during Black Friday this past November and I've been using them ever since. The headphones are very stylish and feel premium. Though not perfect the JBL Tour One headphones can compete with the best headphones on the market in 2022. Build I find the build to be excellent with soft-touch material. It feels like metal but it's too soft to the touch so it's probably polycarbonate. There is no creaking and the Tour One's have proven to be very durable thus far. The included case also helps with that. The earcups are very comfortable while providing plenty of cushion. Top part of the band also features an equally comfortable amount of padding that just adds to the comfort.  Sound The headphones are from JBL so the sound is excellent, right? That's true to an extent. Let me explain. The highs are nice and bright and the Tour Ones does an excellent job with the range of sound. Mus

JBL Tour One | After 3 weeks of use

I've been using the JBL Tour One's for 3 weeks or so and there is definitely a lot here to like. It's not all good though because the regular price is a bit expensive if I am being honest. Check out the video for my thoughts and experience with the headphones thus far. Specs/Features 50hrs of battery life 25hrs of battery with ANC on Adaptive Noise Cancellation Ambient Aware and Talk Thru JBL Pro Sound with Hi-Res audio 4-mic technology

Comparing the JBL Live 460NC to the JBL Tune 660NC

I'm a huge JBL fan and have been looking at their ANC headphone offerings as of late. The Live 460NC are great if you are looking for a feature rich set of ANC headphones with pretty good sound quality. However, if you are looking for a basic set of ANC headphones that get a lot right the JBL Tune 660NC might be the headphones for you. Check out the video for my thoughts and the ANC headphones I prefer.

JBL Tune 660NC | Impressions after one week

 The JBL Tune 660NC surprised me in a way that I did not think was possible with a budget set of headphones. I mean these things are solid in the areas that really matter with a set of headphones. Lets talk about some aspects of the noise cancelling headphones I find important to point out.   Build quality Overall, I feel the Tune 660NC are well built and shows no signs of creaking. The speaker driver handled music at high volumes without distorting and I found the buttons to be clicky and well placed for easy usage. However, all is not good as I also found the headphones to feel cheap and that's probably due to the low grade materials being used. Well built with cheap materials is fine in my book for a budget set of headphones. Design The design is pretty basic but I do find the headphones to be attractive looking. The matte black is a nice touch but can get fingerprints on them quite easily.  Comfort There is not much padding around the head band so I do not recommend the Tune 66

Comparing the JBL 700BT to the JBL Live 460NC

  I recently purchased the JBL Live 460NC to compare against my current favorite on-ear headphones the JBL 700BT. Although I like the JBL Live 460NCs don't buy them for the noise cancellation. There are plenty of other features these headphones offer that make them compelling. Check out the video below. Spec highlights 50hrs of battery life Google Fast Pair Hi-Res Audio - JBL 700BT Adaptive Noise Cancellation - JBL 460NC Smart Ambient Bass Boost - JBL 700BT JBL Pro Sound - JBL 700BT Hand-free Google - JBL 460NC Auto Play/Pause - JBL 460NC