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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize excellent sound quality for music and a more expansive soundstage for an immersive listening experience, the 7hz Timeless earbuds may be the better option despite their higher price. However, they have a wired design with a longer cable, and their comfort and noise isolation are not as strong as some might prefer, which could limit their usability during exercise or travel. In contrast, the JBL Live 770NC headphones are wireless with active noise cancelling, making them well-suited for noisy environments and more convenient for daily use. They also offer added features such as an app equalizer for sound customization, ear/head detection, and a foldable design for portability. Keep in mind, the 7hz Timeless does not support wireless use or active noise cancelling, but provides a superior build quality. If you take calls often or need a reliable microphone, opt for the JBL Live 770NC, as it has good mic quality and additional controls for convenience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the JBL Live 770NC
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Live 770NC
7.4
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the JBL Live 770NC is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Live 770NC
5.6
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Live 770NC
5.2
The JBL Live 770NC and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the JBL Live 770NC is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Live 770NC
5.9
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Live 770NC
5.8
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the JBL Live 770NC is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Live 770NC
7.0
The JBL Live 770NC is good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Live 770NC
76.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The JBL Live 770NC has 76 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
Live 770NC
$130
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the JBL Live 770NC costs $130.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Live 770NC
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and JBL Live 770NC both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the JBL Live 770NC compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessJBL Live 770NC
7hz TimelessJBL Live 770NC

GENERAL

Price
$170
$130
Brand
7hzJBL
Release Date
August 1, 2021March 1, 2024
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.5/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105.3/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.6/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.8/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A76 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/107/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
LargeMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams220 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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