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JBL LIVE 300TWS Review Rundown

JBLPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Attractive, water-resistant design
  • Good sound quality for the price
  • Good battery life
Cons**
  • Hulky case
  • Mediocre call quality

Summary

JBL LIVE 300TWS are a fairly straight-forward pair of truly wireless in-ears. They deliver strong, bass-forward audio in a water-resistant, secure-fitting design. The battery life may not be as impressive as JBL advertises, but the case at least allows for a couple of extra charges. If you're on a bit of a budget, the JBL Live 300 TWS's many features and good sound quality make them a worthy option.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The JBL Live 300TWS are capable earbuds that deliver fair performance for the price. The buds don't carry the same pure bass resonance as some of JBL's other models. Bluetooth 5.0 was strong, giving me up to 40 feet of wireless listening before audio began stuttering.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Strong battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • No multipoint technology

macworld[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from macworld have found the following[***]:
The JBL Live300TWS are excellent earbuds for that price. They may not be as impressive as JBL's TWS, but they make them a worthy option. The microphone yields crisper recordings than Apple's AirPods Pro. With some tweaking, I could get Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" to deliver a satisfying thump.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless charging
  • Limited touch gestures

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
On tracks with intense sub-bass content, the JBL Live 300TWS deliver a laudable thump. There's plenty of low-frequency response at moderate volumes, and at top, unwise listening levels, the bass is powerful. The higher-register brass, strings, and vocals retain their prominent, crisp place in the spotlight.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Strong audio performance
  • Powerful bass depth
  • Water-resistant design
Cons[**]
  • In-app EQ can be fiddly

rtings[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 38%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The JBL LIVE 300TWS are decent truly wireless in-ears for mixed usage. They're comfortable enough to wear all day at work or during a long flight. Their sound profile is balanced enough for most genres and content. Unfortunately, they don't block out much background noise, so they may not be the best choice to help block out engine rumbles on the bus or keep you concentrated at work.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Well-balanced and accurate sound profile
  • Great companion app
  • Comfortable enough to wear all day at work or during a long flight
  • Good companion app with parametric EQ and presets
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre microphone performance
  • Poor battery life

whathifi[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The JBL Live 300TWS are not pitched as a sports in-ear, but it's still a little disappointing to see an IPX5 rather than IPX7 rating. You get a maximum 20 hours in total before needing a power source, but thanks to the USB-C charger, when you do juice up you can get a one-hour boost in just 10 minutes. While the headphones carry the Bluetooth 5.0 spec, they don't have aptX.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Attractive design
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No aptX
  • No IPX7 rating

References

1. ^ JBL Live 300TWS Review. laptopmag. 2020-06-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ JBL Live 300TWS review: Feature-rich earbuds for the not-so-rich. macworld. 2020-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ JBL Live 300TWS Review. pcmag. 2020-06-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ JBL LIVE 300TWS Truly Wireless Headphones Review. rtings. 2020-06-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ JBL Live 300TWS review. whathifi. 2020-04-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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