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JBL Live Free NC+ TWS True Wireless Headphones

MSRP 159 USDNEX score 14%

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Product Overview

JBL Live Free NC+ TWS are true wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. They share much of the feature set with the Reflect Mini NC debuted at the same time but for the slightly enlarged dynamic drivers that they sport.
Beautifully designed and IPX7 waterproof, the Live Free NC+ TWS further support Qi wireless charging with their charging case, which also sports a USB-C port. These beautifully designed earbuds deliver full-day battery life and can be charged up quickly.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Comfortable in-ears with active noise cancelling (ANC)
  • Good battery life
  • Compatible with JBL Headphones app
Cons
  • Mediocre noise isolation

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 14% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good noise isolation performance
  • Comfortable, lightweight, and portable
  • Breathable, breathable fit
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Mediocre audio delivery
  • Lacks low bass
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Charging Case

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
50 mA / 3.7 V
Charging CaseBattery | Capacity
300 mA / 3.7 V
Colors
White, Black, Blue, or Rose
Drivers
6.8 mm / 0.27” Dynamic Driver
Form Factor
In-ear, true wireless earbuds

Dimensions

Weight
6.8 g / pc
Charging CaseWeight
54.7 g / 0.12 lbs

Function

Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6, HFP V1.7
Noise Cancellation
Yes
Operating Temperature
Max 45 °C
Weather Resistance
IPX7
Wireless Charging
Qi

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 7 hrs (ANC off), up to 6 hrs (ANC on) | w/ case: Up to 21 hours
Charging Time
2 hrs from empty
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance
16 ohms
Max Sound Level
94 dB
Microphone Sensitivity
-26 dBV / Pa @ 1 kHz (TBC)
Power Supply
5.0 V 1 A
Sensitivity
96 dB SPL @ 1kHz

Production

Availability
2020-11
Debut
2020-09-02

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External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 14%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The JBL Live Free NC+ are decent for commute and travel and are comfortable, lightweight, and portable. However, their ANC struggles to block out bass-range noise like the rumble of bus or plane engines. Their integrated mic has a poor recording quality, so your voice sounds very thin and lacking depth.
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Pros
  • Comfortable, lightweight, and portable
  • Breathable, breathable fit
  • Good noise isolation performance
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Mediocre audio delivery
  • Lacks low bass

User Reviews

References

1. ^ JBL Live Free NC+ TWS True Wireless Headphones Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/jbl/live-free-nc-plus-tws-true-wireless. 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-06-13.

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