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JBL CLUB 950NC Review Rundown

JBLPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of JBL CLUB 950NC Over-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation
Neoscore* 69%
  • Excellent sound quality for the price
  • Solid noise cancellation
  • Good battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

JBL Club 950NC are the mid-range entry in JBL's Club range of wireless headphones. They deliver solid noise cancellation and a sound signature that will appeal to bass lovers. Battery life is stated at 55 hours, although that drops to 22 hours when you have ANC switched.
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

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
JBL's new $249.95 Club 950NC headphones are similar to the company's $349.95 club One. Both pairs are armed with ANC (active noise cancellation) and support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Both offer solid audio performance and ANC, though not the best we've tested.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with deep lows and low-frequency response
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support
  • Comfortable, comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Bass Boost isn't for purists

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The JBL CLUB 950NC are decent over-ear ANC headphones for mixed usage. Their sound profile is well-balanced and versatile enough for a wide range of genres and content, from hip-hop to podcasts. They have an integrated microphone in the headphones themselves, as well as an in-line mic if you use them wired. The passive soundstage is sub-par, though this is common for closed-back headphones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Well-balanced sound profile
  • Good battery life
  • Compatible with PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre noise isolation
  • Only works via Bluetooth or with a wired connection

whathifi[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The JBL Club 950NC have been inspired by some of the superstar DJs in JBL's stable, such as Armin Van Buuren and Nicky Romero. They favour an enthusiastic, lively presentation that's fun to listen to wirelessly, but equally fun through a wired connection to a 3.5mm headphone socket. There's a Bass Boost function that can be controlled via a button on the right earcup, but it's an ingredient you can either add or remove as you see fit. The headphones are sturdy and feel like they're built to last.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fun to listen to wirelessly
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ JBL Club 950NC Review. pcmag. 2020-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ JBL CLUB 950NC Wireless Headphones Review. rtings. 2020-06-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ JBL Club 950NC review. whathifi. 2020-06-08 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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