JBL Live 650BTNC

Do you need excellent noise-canceling earphones for less? Try the JBL Live 650BTNC pair!

The sounds impressive,  and they fit comfortably with a reasonable price compared to other premium rivals. Furthermore, it supports voice assistance and the sound measures up well and worth considering. Are you still uncertain or not convinced?

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Review of JBL Live 650BTNC


Design

- JBL Live 650BTNC

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The Live 650BTNC is a successor to the JBL E65BTNC that is currently more affordable. Your first impression will be it feels like plastic and cheap.

However, it has a solid build and weighs 9.28 ounces with metal hinges that hold up well. You can get them in various colors black, white, and dark blue.

For travel, they fold compact and flat to place in the canvas-carrying pouch. Once set they are comfortable but not as comfy as the Quiet Comfort 35 II.

The ear pads thick and even the headbands padded well. While it is an over-ear model, you should not have a problem with the fit.

Compared to other over-ear earphones, these uses Bluetooth 4.2 connection and connects with multiple devices. You can tweak the link with the My JBL Headphone application.

Furthermore, you can use it with your iOS or Android device. Another fantastic function is it works with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri.

To call up the voice assistant, you tap on the middle of the left ear cup. The controls touch sensitive, and you can adjust the bass or treble using the Preset EQ sets on the app.

So does the Live 650BTNC have a great sound?

You get a cable included for wired listening as well and with the app. You can turn the noise-canceling function off or use the button on the right ear cup. Therefore, if you are a hip-hop fan, you can use the EQ to add energy to your tunes.


Comparison To Others

-JBL Live 650BTNC

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Compared to noise-canceling headphones in the price range, the sound is impressive. The bass gives you clarity and has a clear tone for closed-back earphones.

On the other hand, the JBL has more pizzazz in the bass department than the Audio Technica M50X Wireless. You can use the headphone to make and receive calls and performs well.

However, there is no side tone function to prevent you from hearing yourself in the earphones. Furthermore, it does not have aware ambient mode either.

Alternatively, if you are looking for the top noise cancellation, these do muffle out street noise but is not the best as Bose. Further, we do not recommend wearing them on hot days outside as it steams up the ears.


Is the Battery Life any Good

- JBL Live 650BTNC

You get a decent battery rate of 20-hours for listening to tunes while using the noise canceling function. Alternatively, you get a quick charge for an extra two hours of juice.

Thumbs down is the micro USB charging compared to the latest USBC-C. The fact is most brands are moving over to the new charging technology.

When it comes to sound, you will not be left disappointed, and the price is perfect.


JBL Live 650BTNC Specs

-JBL Live 650BTNC

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  • Battery: Charging time 2-hours, playback time 20-hours, quick charging
  • Color: Black, Dark Blue, White
  • Connection: Bluetooth 4.2 and Cable
  • Driver Size: 40 mm
  • Extras: Remote control on ear cups, detachable cable, APP, folds flat, multi-point connections, voice assistant
  • Form: Over-ear
  • Impedance: 30 ohms
  • Included: Carrying Pouch
  • Material: PU Leather
  • Weight: 260 grams

Pros and Cons JBL Live 650 BTNC Headphones

For:

  • Good noise-cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable
  • Dynamic and punchy sound
  • Supports Voice Assistant

Against:

  • Non-adjustable ANC
  • Micro USB charging cable


Why Should You Buy the Live 650BTNC Noise Cancelling Headphones?

-JBL Live 650BTNC

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Are you looking for an economical alternative to Bose or Beats? You will love the bass-heavy sound with stylish design from the Live 650 BTNC earphones. The noise-canceling functions are excellent for the price range.

Further, the wireless headphones ideal to use on public transport, frequent flyers, and office use. You get a pair of earphones with noise-canceling for less.

They might not be clear sounding compared to Sony or Bose, but they are portable, comfortable, and filter out ambient noise well.

With Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri integration, you can walk the streets and answer or make calls hands-free.


Our Verdict

The JB Live 650BTNC noise-canceling headphones are worth it for the money. The sound quality is excellent and has a robust build with fantastic features.

While the wireless headphones have nitpicked, the positives do make up for it. The JBL gives you voice assistance with reasonable noise isolation as well.