2020 is starting off strong with great wireless headphones and earbuds coming from a wide array of manufacturers. JBL’s new true wireless Airpod competitors are one of the most anticipated wireless products launching this Spring.
What to Look Out For
The Live 300TWS comes fully integrated with JBL and Harman smart technology. Person-Fi, unveiled by Harman at last year’s CES, auto-callibrates the listener’s settings according to place and taste. With automated listener preference EQ, stereo widening, and room EQ, you can have a fully customizable and individualized listening experience.
JBL’s new true wireless headphones come with Google Assistant or Alexa, as well as JBL’s signature Ambient Aware & TalkThru Technology. There is a combined 20 hours of battery life (six hours with the headphones outside of the case), and the headphones are IPX5-certified sweatproof and water resistant, making them perfect for workouts. Speedcharging for just ten minutes gives upwards of an hour of playtime.
Personally, I’m excited for these headphones, though we have yet to fully demo them here at MajorHiFi. JBL already has a strong line of wireless, in-ear products–11, including the Live 300TWS, which come with the same 5.8mm drivers as the Reflect Flow, the only other in-ear model offered by JBL at $150.
The distortion and sensitivity specs compared to the Reflect Flow gives me hope that the Live 300TWS will deliver a clean, balanced, and immersive sound, especially for its size. We’re excited to give them a full, in-depth review as soon as we can!
The design of the headphones and their carrying case is something to look forward to as well. In comparison to the TUNE 220TWS that JBL released earlier this year, leaving the tee off of the 300TWS body allows for a much more compact and elegant carrying case.
Look out for the JBL Live 300TWS in-ear headphones at Audio 46 and other retailers at the end of April. Online stores like JBL’s own site already have pre-orders up and are scheduled to ship out on April 21st.