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JBL Live 650BTNC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of JBL Live 650BTNC. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The durability and comfort also get good comments, but the portability and size get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the JBL Live 650BTNC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

JBL Live 650BTNC


The JBL Live 650BTNC headphones deliver powerful audio performance and average noise cancellation in a wireless design that also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Powerful bass depth. Adjustable EQ. Alexa and Google Assistant support. Can be used in wireless or wired modes. Excellent mic clarity.

Voice commands require press of a button. No track navigation controls. Merely decent noise cancellation.

Bass lovers will enjoy the powerful lows the JBL Live 650BTNC can conjure, and those looking for a more balanced, crisp sound can adjust things using the app's EQ. The built-in mic offers excellent clarity, the headphones are quite comfortable, and the...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jean-Simon Bonneterre (

JBL Live 650 BTNC Wireless Review


The JBL Live 650 BTNC are decent, mixed usage, Bluetooth over-ear headphones. They have a good and accurate sound, but will be better suited for bass-heavy genre...

Exceptional wireless range.;Good audio reproduction.;Comfortable and durable build.

Bulky design.;Sub-par microphone for calls.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

JBL LIVE 650BTNC review: An excellent pair of noise-cancelling headphones


Noise-cancelling headphones are very useful in a myriad of situations, like traveling and the JBL LIVE 650BTNC headphones are excellent.

Not everyone wants to drop over $300 on a pair of ANC headphones. JBL offers a pair that is $150 less and, in my opinion, compete nicely with the higher priced offerings. These are certainly a pair of ANC headphones to put on your consideration list if...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Aaron Sigal (ecoustics)

JBL LIVE 650BTNC Wireless Headphones Review - The Modern Man's Headphone -


For $199 the JBL LIVE 650BTNC Over-ear Wireless Headphones have good battery life, relatively effective ANC and excellent comfort.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

JBL Live 650BTNC over-ear headphones review: Bona fide bargain noise-cancelling cans


Bluetooth headphones with active noise-cancelling tend to cost a fair whack - but not this JBL set, which is feature heavy for a bargain price.

Rapid Google connectivity and Bluetooth connectivity makes for ease of use ; Fairly effective active noise-cancelling (ANC) for blocking out hiss/hum ; Good audio output for the asking price

Micro-USB cable rather than USB-C ; Overladen with logos ; ANC less capable than rivals ; Audio quality and balance not on par with pricier rivals

Looking for a noise-cancelling bargain? Look no further - JBL has delivered a highly capable wireless ANC set of cans for the budget.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

JBL Live 650BTNC review


One of the best budget noise-cancelling headphones around

Dynamic, punchy sound ; Supports Google Assistant + Alexa ; Extremely comfortable

MicroUSB charging ; Good, but not class-leading ANC ; Non-adjustable ANC

The JBL Live 650BTNC offers good noise-cancellation, battery life, comfort, and features for a great price. We came away impressed at the well-rounded package JBL put together here and highly recommend it those who don’t want to splurge on the flagship...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

JBL Live 650BTNC review: Top-notch headphone audio that costs less than Bose and Sony


This $200 noise-canceling headphone serves up impressive sound, making it a more affordable alternative to models from Bose and Sony.

The JBL Live 650BTNC has impressive sound and a comfortable fit while costing less than its premium rivals. The design seems sturdy and it folds up to fit in an included canvas pouch. It supports Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a button press.

The noise cancelation isn't as good as Sony's or Bose's.

While its noise-canceling feature and comfort level aren't quite on par with competing models from Bose and Sony, its sound measures up well and it's worth considering if you don't want to spend $300 or more on a noise-canceling headphone.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

Great Headphones!


Noise Cancelling - The noise cancelling is excellent. Compared to other noise cancelling products on the market this is up there with the best (Bose QC etc.) but at the fraction of the price! Train and plane journeys are no problem at all with these....

Jun, 2019

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Good features and design


I have been using this product for just over a month, the sleek design is very comfortable and the features on it are good with the alexa app. However it is difficult at times to work with the alexa and JBL app, when pressing the button on the side of...

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (

Quality product, well worth the price.


Had these about a month now and I'm very impressed. The noise cancelling is perfect for my daily commute on the tram and bus. When you put them on it feels as though your in a vacuum. Very good tech. They're build superbly, and the quality of the sound...

May, 2019

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