JBL LIVE 650BTNC Review Rundown
JBL Live 650BTNC are over-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. The built-in mic offers excellent clarity, and the headphones are quite comfortable.
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.
Price Comparison (incl. referral links)
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
JBL's Live 650BTNC noise-canceling headphones cost $200. It's not quite as comfortable to wear as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II or the Sony WH-1000XM3. It works with your phone's voice assistant (Siri, Google Now, Bixby)
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The JBL Live 650BTNC noise-canceling headphones are a great choice for those who refuse to tap into their savings account for musical satisfaction. Plush leather padding adorns the earcups' interior and headband for comfortable listening, and you can choose from three different colors, including white, blue with gold accents, or black on black. In terms of sound quality, there's little to complain about here.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
JBL's $199.95 Live 650BTNC Bluetooth headphones feature a plethora of options, from noise cancellation and adjustable EQ, to support for Alexa and Google Assistant. They offer a bass-forward sound signature that you can tune to your liking, and merely average noise cancellation. The free JBL Headphones app is quite useful.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
For $200 (£180, AU$250), the JBL Live 650BTNC are an excellent balance of sonic performance, battery life, features, and price. For half the price of what Sony and Bose charge, you get 80% of the performance. While ANC is not as good as the Bose and Sony, we did find it better than the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
JBL Live 650BTNC over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones are JBL's attempt to occupy the middle ground. The plastics that much of the headphones are made from feel a bit cheap and slightly thin, but nevertheless they feel sturdy enough. The JBLs use Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless connectivity, and once the digital audio information is on board it's served up by a couple of 40mm full-range drivers.
- 1. ^ JBL Live 650BTNC review: An excellent noise-canceling headphone for less. Cnet. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ JBL Live 650BTNC Review. Digitaltrends. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ JBL Live 650BTNC Review. Pcmag. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ JBL Live 650BTNC review. Techradar. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ JBL Live 650BTNC review. Whathifi. 19 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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