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JBL Reference 430

JBL Reference 430
alaScore 74

4 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of JBL Reference 430. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. There are mixed comments on the comfort and sound, while many are negative about the portability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JBL Reference 430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Karen Haslam (

Review: JBL Reference 430 headphones


JBL's Reference 430 headphones are more flashy than fabulous.

The 430 comes with a stylish nylon carry case that looks a bit like a wash bag except for the fury lining. The headphones don’t fold up as such, but it is possible to rotate the join at the base of the headband so that the ear cups fold back. This...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Karen Haslam (

JBL Reference 430 review


One of the first headphone ventures from JBL - the Reference 430 - delivers mixed results.

Comfortable; colourful design; decent audio quality

Sound leakage; don’t fold up; don’t block out external sound

If you love the bright colours, these are actually a decent set of headphones. However, if it’s a more discreet over-ear set you’re looking for, there are cheaper options out there. And if you’d rather keep your sounds to yourself then in-ear options...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: cassiexlynn (

Uncomfortable, But Good Sound Quality


I was initially drawn to the Roxy headphones because of their bright color. They came in either green and blue, or orange and pink. The colors were bright and flashy, as was the flowery but fashionable design on the headband. Since I found them on...

fashionable, good sound quality, cute carrying case

not very portable, uncomfortable after a while

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Reference 430 headphones are the perfect travel companion - compact, easy to pack, lightweight and a great buffer against outside noise. The 3.5 mm stereo mini jack is compatible with MP3 players, mobile phones and the latest generation of iPod models. These headphones will allow girls to express their personal style while enjoying the best sound available. Comfortable and stylish, Reference 430 headphones have been tested by professional Roxy surfers and snowboarders to ensure the products are stylish enough for the slopes and the sea but rugged enough to endure their never-ending quest for the perfect slalom or swell.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia / Portable audio system


Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JBL Reference

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Type: None