JBL Tune 660NC

JBL Tune 660NC

JBL Tune 660NC

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.1/10
CALLS: Poor5.1/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
TV: Poor5.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor5.7/10
EXERCISE: Poor5.9/10
AIR TRAVEL: Good7.9/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The JBL Tune 660NC headphones are on-ear, closed-back style, which generally offer good noise isolation. These headphones feature both wireless and wired connectivity, giving you flexibility in how you use them. They come at a lower midrange price and are equipped with active noise cancelling (ANC), enhancing listening experiences in noisier environments like air travel. They have a decent build quality and built-in controls for ease of use. The battery life is impressive, providing up to 42 hours of typical use, and they also come with a built-in microphone. The sound quality of the JBL Tune 660NC is considered fair, and they support AAC codec which is good for Apple device users. They are sweatproof, making them suitable for light exercise, but they do not perform well for calls and meetings or gaming, due to the fair mic quality and the potential for latency issues. A folding design and a small headphone carry size contribute to their portability, but without an accompanying app, there's no equalizer or control customization. If you need a pair of ANC headphones for listening to music during travel or commuting at a lower midrange price, these could serve you well, but for tasks requiring clear voice transmission or low latency, you might consider other options. 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.




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Pros
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Wireless with optional wired use
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Built-in controls
  • Good for air travel
Cons
  • Not optimized for calls, gaming, TV
  • Poor portability score
  • Average sound quality
  • No waterproof or dustproof certification

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.4
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:
3.1
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.
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
$80
Brand
JBL
Release Date
February 1, 2021
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.1/10
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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6/10

PERFORMANCE

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

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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6/10
Virtual Surround
No
Mic Quality
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6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8/10
Comfort score
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6/10
Weight
172 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Chase Bernath | April 2023
"The JBL Tune 660NC is the best value you can get from a set of on-ear headphones. There's no companion app so you don't get many additional features, but everything the JBL Tune 660NC sets out to do, it does well. At this price, the JBL Tune 660NC is an easy recommendation for on-ear headphone lovers"

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