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JBL Reflect Aware

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of JBL Reflect Aware. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and comfort. The usability and noise isolation are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the treble quality and portability.

sound, noise isolation, usability, comfort, durability

price, portability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JBL Reflect Aware is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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JBL Reflect Aware Black


They cost $200 (£150, $AU300), which is pretty pricey, but they do seem well built, with a sturdy reflective cord and a nicely designed inline remote, and they're sweat resistant. They fit me really well, too, and have silicone tips and wings that lock...

The JBL Reflect Aware in-ear sports headphones offer a secure, comfortable fit, are sweat-resistant, and have an integrated Lightning connector and reflective cord. They also feature active noise cancellation, and a companion app allows you to adjust...

Noise canceling isn't strong enough; Lightning connection draws a small amount of power from your phone and reduces battery life; no adapter included to plug the headphone into a standard headphone jack.

There's a lot to like about the JBL Reflect, particularly the fit, but some performance drawbacks hurt its value.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

JBL Reflect Aware


The exercise-focused JBL Reflect Aware earphones sport a Lightning connection for Apple devices and deliver solid, customizable audio performance with merely average noise cancellation.

Lightning connector for Apple devices. Customizable EQ. Strong bass and crisp highs. Built-in noise cancellation and ambient mics. Sweatproof. Reflective design ideal for outdoor exercise.

Average noise cancellation and ambient mics. Slightly expensive for what you get. No 3.5mm connection for non-Apple devices.

Conclusions For $200, the JBL Reflect Aware gets the sweatproof, exercise-friendly part right, and nails the audio thanks to a customizable EQ. We'll consider the so-so noise cancellation and ambient mics a harmless additional feature. If you'd rather...

Sep, 2016

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JBL Reflect Aware review: Amazing Lightning connector headphones


One of the first sets of Lightning Connector headphones and JBL made some amazing ones out of the gate.

Great sound, noise cancelling works great, adjustable noise cancelling in app, reflective cable for runners, sweat proof

For iPhone only, price point may turn some buyers off

JBL's Reflect Aware are not only comfortable with the shape of their ear tips but they sound amazing and the noise cancelling is top notch!

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (

JBL Reflect Aware Noise Cancelling Lightning Headphones Review


Is it time to start buying lightning headphones? If you have an iPhone 7 or will, then maybe! JBL just released their Reflect Aware in-ear headphones with built-in lightning connector. There's no regular headphone plug, but the lightning plug allows...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users


With Apple having famously ditched the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7, we're just on the cusp of audio companies rushing to flood the market. Among this first wave is JBL, with one of the first pairs of Lightning-equipped wired in-ear headphones. As an...

Superbly comfortable ear tips that stay in, great in-line remote, loud and ample bass

Lightning connector means you can't use it with your other devices, pricey

As an overall package, the JBL Reflect Aware offer a great option for iPhone users who need good in-ear headphones that stay in during long runs or workout sessions.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

JBL Reflect Aware


The JBL Reflect Aware are in-ear headphones packed with up-to-date tech. They feature active noise cancellation and have an iPhone Lightning connector rather than a normal 3.5mm jack.

Problematic sound and so-so noise cancellation keep the Reflect Aware from earning a recommendation.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

JBL Reflect Aware review


A talented and versatile pair of in-ear headphones, let down by a lack of refinement

Lively, engaging sound ; Tight, punchy bass ; Decent detail ; Active noise-cancelling ; Good fit ; Water resistant

Treble lacks a bit of refinement ; ANC could be better ; Drains phone battery quicker with ANC on ; A little pricey

A talented and versatile pair of in-ears, but a lack of refinement in the treble dulls their shine a little

Nov, 2016

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Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

JBL Reflect Aware review: Headphones ready for the iPhone 7


Great-sounding Lightning headphones for iPhone-toting exercise fans

They have their weaknesses, not least the battery drain and inability to charge your phone while listening, but if you want a pair of headphones as good to listen to while you’re reclining in business-class (chance’d be a fine thing) as on the...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: AGAlexander (

The BEST. So long marketing hype for other brands.


I have been using wireless headphones of the same price point for a popular brand known for heavy bass. I have had a few and after them breaking rather abruptly I decided to try these, cord and all. The sound is insane! Bass out of control. Literally...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: ShopTillYouDrop (

Great Pair for $49


Great pair of earphones for $49 (compared to other earphones of same price). Bought these at JB Hi Fi on sale for $49. However I do not recommend to buy this at full price. The noise cancelling is not great and I can't seem to differentiate between on...

Jul, 2017