JBL Tune 760NC weighing just 220g, these full-size wireless headphones are lightweight not only in weight but also in price, given the solid brand and the availability of in-demand features, including active noise cancellation. It remains only to find out how comfortable they are, whether they work steadily and sound good.
|Deep, punchy bass||Struggles to block background noise|
|Stylish, foldable design|
JBL wireless speakers and headphones are among the most popular in USA. After all, they are distinguished by an attractive price-quality ratio. And the Tune 760NC has the same benefits.
Equipped with the current wireless Bluetooth v5.0 interface, they offer a stable connection (we will check it), low power consumption (we will also review it), and other solutions, such as Google Fast Pair. Also on board is the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system, which was an attribute of expensive models until recently.
The novelty also supports Multi-Point Connection for simultaneous connection to two sources – a necessary function if you use two smartphones or a smartphone and a laptop at once. You can watch videos on your laptop and receive calls without removing your headphones. Let’s not overlook the signature JBL sound, provided in particular by the patented Pure Bass technology. As with the high, we will also check.
|JBL Tune 760NC|
|Weight||7.8 oz / 220 g|
|Dimension||8.7 x 8.2 x 2.5|
|Colour||Blue, White, Black|
|Driver size||1.6″ / 40 mm|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (Wireless)|
|Battery Type||610 mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer|
|Battery Life||50 Hours (BT)|
35 Hours (BT+ANC)
|Compatibility||Windows, Playstation, XBOX|
The set includes two cables: a short USB-C for charging and a standard one with a 3.5 mm jack for wired connection. But there is no case or even a simple bag for headphones. You can do without additional protection: the device seems to be very durable. And the color is non-marking. Thin leatherette on the ear cushions and the headband will sooner or later rub off, but the case will not save you from this anyway.
Button control is concentrated on the right case: volume swing, ANC toggle button, and power on / off. All connectors are also on the right.
The housings seem small for full-size headphones, but even large ear mugs fit comfortably in them. Tune 760NC sit well, do not press, almost not felt by the head, you can even forget about them and listen for a very long time.
Bluetooth 5.0 provides a much more stable connection than all previous versions. Still, the Tune 760NC managed to surprise: they not only connected very quickly with the smartphone but also kept an incredibly stable connection with it, which was very difficult to break – as if they were connected with superglue. Even the reinforced concrete floors between the floors in the house could not interrupt the transmission of the music stream. In comparison, more expensive headphones with the same Bluetooth version stuttered at times.
The audibility of speech during telephone conversations is excellent. If a headset function is critical for someone, then the Tune 760NC is the right choice.
The noise cancellation system did not impress with its efficiency, but for this price category, it works fine. Low-frequency noise is suppressed, HF is attenuated by passive isolation, but the speech part of the range remains legible. Naturally, in a pause between tracks. This is good, especially when you consider that there is no transparency mode here. Well, no need: to hear what is being said next to you; you need to pause the playback. It has a slight influence on the character of the sound of ANC: the sound adds energy and pressure, the bass is slightly increased – perhaps this is even more interesting. Without ANC, everything is neutral and a little more professional.
Usually, this sound is called balanced. So it is, although these characteristics do not convey the main thing: the headphones are surprisingly musical, perfectly express the soul of the melody, its emotional charge. That is why I want to listen for a long time – such a sound not only does not tire but carries away.
The headphones are comfortable not only in fit but also in sound. You can hear everything, no need to strain. The bass is deep and distinct (here it is, the proprietary Pure Bass technology), but they don’t hit the ears – neither turn down nor turn up. Tall, clean, no debris, detailed, with sparkles, but no feverish shine. Precisely the right ones. We played with the AAC codec – there was never a regret that there was no aptX.
One of the strengths of JBL is its extensive assortment, allowing everyone to choose something to suit their taste and wallet. For example, suppose someone is not satisfied with the lack of some of the fashionable features of the Tune 760NC (stopping playback when removing the headphones, transparency mode, mobile application, adaptive noise reduction). In that case, you can choose the Live 660NC model.
On the contrary, if you do not need noise cancellation and are limited in the budget but attract the JBL proprietary sound, purchasing the Tune 710BT model makes sense. It is similar to the 760 in everything, including sound, but it has no noise cancellation. Formally, it does not support Google Fast Pair, but subjectively, it connects as quickly as the older model.
It turned out a little less than the stated – 32 hours; however, the music was listened to at a decent volume. If they had made it quieter, they would have lasted until the promised 35 hours.
JBL Tune 760NC is an attractive model in terms of appearance and price. The developers had to give up some features that most users don’t need. But we managed to preserve the main thing – reinforced concrete stability of work and an attractive corporate sound.