JBL Makes Noise With New Headphone Lines at CES 2021

Listen up, because JBL is delivering heaps of new ANC equipped hardware. CES 2021 may be different, but the hardware on display still meets expectations. Harman's JBL brand has unveiled a number of headphones and earbudings, including over-ear, in-ear and noise-cancelling headphones.

For now, let's focus on JBL's new headphones.

JBL Tour One

Exploiting everything is JBL Tour One, a pair of True Adaptive Noise Cancelling wireless headphones that have 40mm dynamic drivers with a response frequency of 40kHz. Tour One also includes Adapted Environmental Awareness, which allows you to flexibly adjust the level of ambient noise and TalkThru, which automatically adjusts the music level when a call arrives.

Speaking of battery life, the JBL Tour One headset offers 25 hours of play-back when an ANC and Bluetooth are turned on, although JBL says you'll double the battery life when the ANC is turned off.

The JBL Tour One headset will launch in May 2021 for $300.

JBL Live 660NC

Next on JBL's CES 2021 headset list is the JBL Live 660NC, the second pair of ANC wireless headphones that deliver significant battery life.

The 660NC offers up to 40 hours of play-back when using the ANC, increasing to 50 hours without. Like the Tour One headset, the JBL Live 660NC has fast USB Type-C charging and can achieve up to four hours of battery life with just 10 minutes of charging.

Battery life is just a great feature, but the 660NC headset also includes multi-point Bluetooth, allowing you to connect to multiple devices at once. There isalso adaptive Ambient Aware to adjust the noise around the dynamics and support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

JBL Live 660NC will launch in March 2021 for $200.

JBL Live 460NC

The JBL Live 460NC is a slightly smaller version of the 660NC, with very similar specs. The only major difference between the two is the battery life. The JBL Live 460NC packs in 50-hours ANC playback to the 660NC's 40-hours.

JBL Tune 660NC and Tune 510BT

Rounding out JBL's CES 2021 headset launches are the JBL Tune 660NC and Tune 510BT. These headphones differ from JBL Live headphones by JBL's Pure Bass Sound, designed to deliver a quieter, more focused sound for outdoor use. Both models have Active Noise Protection technology.

Both pairs of headphones offer up to 35 hours of battery life, and both can play back up to two hours on a 5-minute charge. They're also foldable for handy storage when you're on the go.

Moreover, these models are firmly positioned for the budget market. The JBL Tune 660NC will cost $99 and the JBL Tune 510BT will cost $49, launched in March 2021.

JBL Isn't Finished Yet

JBL's CES 2021 headphones line-up is just part of their new audio hardware. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for our coverage of JBL's new earbud roster.

 

 

 

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