JLab Jbuds Lux ANC

JLab Jbuds Lux ANC

JLab Jbuds Lux ANC

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.0/10
CALLS: Poor5.2/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
TV: Poor5.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor5.8/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.0/10
AIR TRAVEL: Excellent9.0/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Good7.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10

The JLab Jbuds Lux ANC are over-ear, closed-back headphones with active noise cancelling and both wireless and wired capabilities. They are priced in the lower midrange and are suitable for use during air travel due to their noise cancellation feature. They offer good overall sound quality, comfort, and build quality, with very good built-in controls. They come with a detachable 1.2-meter cable and have a foldable design for portability, though the headphones themselves are not particularly small. With an integrated microphone, they're adequate for calls, but they may not be ideal for gaming or TV due to possible latency issues. They support a 70-hour battery life for typical use and have a quick charging time of 2.5 hours. The headphones can be customized through an app equalizer, are optimized for both Android and Apple devices, and include ear detection functionality. However, for intensive activities like exercise, they are only rated fair, and they lack a rating for sweat and dust resistance. They come with secure fit accessories, though the details of these accessories are not specified. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Active noise cancelling feature
  • Comfortable over-ear design
  • Durable build quality
  • Foldable for better portability
Cons
  • Poor performance for gaming
  • Not optimized for TV, video
  • Fair music listening experience
  • No wireless charging

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.
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.
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:
3.1
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
JLab
Release Date
February 1, 2024
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.4/10
TV and Video Score
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5.6/10
Exercise Score
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6.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
70 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
2.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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7/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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7/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Weight
235 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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