JBL 510BT

JBL 510BT

JBL 510BT

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.2/10
CALLS: Poor5.1/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
TV: Poor5.5/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor5.6/10
EXERCISE: Poor5.8/10
AIR TRAVEL: Good7.5/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Fair6.5/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The JBL 510BT headphones are budget-friendly, on-ear, closed-enclosure type headphones with wireless connectivity but no wired option. They offer fair overall sound quality and very good built-in controls, with a dynamic driver. These headphones are good for listening to music and have active noise cancelling, which is beneficial for air travel but they have poor sound isolation. Comfort and call quality may be an issue, as they score poorly in both. They are foldable for portability, with a small carrying size and they have an integrated mic. They have a solid battery life but lack features like a detachable cable, lossless codec, low latency, and sweat or dustproof certification. There's no app support for equalizer or control customization, and they lack ear detection. Suitable for casual music listening and travel, they might not be the best for high-fidelity audio, sports, or long calls. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Wireless with 38-hour battery life
  • Dynamic drivers for fair overall sound
  • On-ear form, foldable for portability
  • Very good built-in controls
Cons
  • Poor comfort and noise isolation
  • Not sweatproof or dustproof certified
  • No active noise cancelling
  • Subpar for calls, gaming, TV

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.2
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Music:
3.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$40
Brand
JBL
Release Date
February 1, 2021
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.2/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.5/10
TV and Video Score
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5.6/10
Exercise Score
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5.8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
38 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
2 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.3/10
Virtual Surround
No
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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6.5/10
Comfort score
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5.5/10
Weight
158.7 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Sam Smart | September 2023
"The JBL Tune 510BT is affordable and compact, making it a great companion for a commute, so long as you don't need active noise canceling. If you wear glasses or have ear piercings, the on-ear design might not be comfortable, since the ear cups will squish your ears."

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