Whether listening to music while going for a run or enjoying a podcast on your morning commute, nothing beats the freedom of movement afforded by a set of true wireless headphones. And thankfully, with recent advancements in technology, you no longer have to sacrifice sound or pay an arm and a leg to go completely wireless.
Case in point is the current lineup of true wireless in-ear headphones from JBL. The company has built its reputation on great sounding audio equipment, and this range combines features like voice assistance, adjustable noise cancellation, and waterproofing with its JBL Signature Sound. And with our favorite JBL true wireless headphones highlighted below, you can get all this for less than $150.
JBL Live 300TWS — $150
With more than 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon since their release in July 2019, the JBL Live 300TWS True Wireless Headphones are a bestseller — and with good reason. They come with four sets of earfins and three sets of eartips to ensure a good fit, and with a frequency range of 20Hz– 20kHz and a bass-forward sound, they’re well suited to providing a workout soundtrack. Plus, they’re rated IPX5, meaning they’re sweatproof for taking to the gym. And with Google Fast Pair, they’ll connect to your Android device the moment you take them out of their case.
Other features include JBL’s Ambient Aware noise cancellation, which lets you adjust how much of your surroundings you hear, and TalkThru, which automatically lowers the volume of your music for taking calls. Voice assistance can be accessed using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You’ll get six hours of playback on one charge, with their case adding an additional 14 hours. And if you need a quick charge, pop them in the case for 10 minutes and you’ll get enough power to go for an hour. The JBL Live 300TWS True Wireless Headphones are available in black, purple, blue, and white, and right now you can get them for $30 off until March 21.
JBL Reflect Flow — $150
If you’re a marathon runner or simply want a pair of headphones that you can throw in your pocket at the start of the day and not worry about charging, the JBL Reflect Flow True Wireless Headphones are an excellent choice. They can go for 10 hours on one charge, a fact that impressed us when they were unveiled at CES. With their case, they can go for an additional 20 hours, and like the Live 300TWS buds, you can get an hour of power in just 10 minutes. JBL’s Signature Sound is delivered by a 5.8mm driver and can be customized using the My JBL Headphones app. They have an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means they can handle being submerged for 30 minutes. And like the Live 300TWS, the Reflect Flow headphones are equipped with Ambient Aware, TalkThru, and voice assistance via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
The Reflect Flow comes with three sizes of eartips and JBL’s patented Freebit enhancers to ensure a secure fit. They’re available in black, blue, teal, and green, but for an additional charge, you can customize your case with text, photographs, and graphics.
JBL Reflect Mini NC — $150
For those who want an immersive listening experience, the JBL’s newest true wireless earbuds, the Reflect Mini True Wireless Headphones, are a good option. They come with Active Noise Cancellation, which was just one of the features that caused our reviewer to call them “almost perfect workout buds.” And when you need to be aware of your surroundings, they have Smart Ambient technology, which also kicks in when taking calls. They will go for seven hours on a charge, twice as long with their case, and have a waterproof rating of IPX7 like the Reflect Flow. You can use voice assistance via Alexa and Google, and if you take them out of your ears, they will automatically pause your music or podcast. The JBL Reflect Mini True Wireless Headphones are available in black, blue, and white, and come with three sizes of eartips and earfins.
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