JBL Live 670NC

JBL Live 670NC

JBL Live 670NC

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.5/10
CALLS: Good7.4/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
TV: Poor5.5/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.6/10
EXERCISE: Poor5.9/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.8/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.7/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The JBL Live 670NC are on-ear, closed-back headphones that come at a lower midrange price. They are wireless but also have the option for a wired connection with a 0.2-meter detachable cable. These headphones offer fair overall sound quality and good soundstage. They feature very good comfort, mic, and build quality, along with very good built-in controls. They perform very well for music listening and calls, but they aren't the best match for gaming and TV due to poor performance in these areas. However, for activities like air travel, they excel because of their active noise canceling feature, although noise isolation is only fair. They have a foldable design, making them medium in terms of portability. The JBL Live 670NC supports the AAC codec, which can be beneficial for Apple users, but they do not support a lossless codec. They're not certified as sweatproof or dustproof, so it's best to avoid using them during intense exercise. The app provides an equalizer and controls customization. They are optimized for both Android and Apple devices, feature ear detection, and have a very strong battery life of 65 hours. They don't offer wireless charging, take 3 hours to charge, and come with virtual surround capability. Weighing 217 grams, they come with several secure fit accessories and an integrated mic style, indicating they should be quite durable for everyday use. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good comfort
  • Very good build quality
  • Active Noise Cancelling
  • App customization available
  • Foldable design
Cons
  • Poor overall sound quality
  • Poor performance for gaming and TV
  • Not sweatproof or dustproof
  • Inadequate music score

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.7
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.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.6
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
4.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Music:
3.6
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.
Portability:
3.5
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Exercise:
3.0
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$100
Brand
JBL
Release Date
March 1, 2024
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.6/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Score
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5.4/10
TV and Video Score
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5.5/10
Exercise Score
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6/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
65 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
3 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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6.8/10
Virtual Surround
Yes
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Size
Medium
Weight
217 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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