The dilemma is always the same … spending the right amount to maximize the value for money, spending capacity permitting, by obtaining the best possible product. For these JBL headphones model JBL Tune 130NC TWS I believe that the assumption just mentioned above is satisfied in the sense that we are here with the audio quality, … as well as the economic value although the latter may have room for improvement.
If you like gambling, these headphones are for you. You have, from personal experience, a 1 in 10 chance of taking them out of the case and they are unloaded. I have tried to reset them to the factory, update them and they changed them for new ones, but it seems to be a problem with the model itself and not that I got a defective one. Overall, the earphone provides an impressive sound, Punchy bass and excellent clear voice for longer sessions.
Things we like
- Good sound.
- Case that charges the headphones when we transport them.
- With a little loading time, we have to use them for a long time.
- Resistant to sweat and humidity.
Things don’t we like
- Takes you a while to find the combination of ear tips so you don’t drop them.
- Missing high quality audio codec support
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Price and availability
The selling price on the day of the review is Rs4,499, of course … it’s not a walk in the park but the quality is there and you can feel it, so if the price improves significantly, I think the headphones deserve attention, so keep in mind keep an eye on the cost but above all any offer that is never lacking on AMAZON. The price at the time of my test (February March 2022) is Rs.4,199, a reasonable figure for a product that sounds very good but has some limitations. They are offer in Rs4,499 at company’s official website in.jbl.com.
Who should have to buy this earphone?
- JBL Tune 130NC is best for bass lovers because the earphone come with a Powerful, subwoofer-like bass.
- Also, for those who want the low cost earphone with ANC and IPX4 water resistance.
It is supplied with a charging box, and a USB charging cable with Type C termination at one end while Type A at the other end is actually short and bright orange in color, emphasizing the colors that distinguish the JBL Brand.
- JBL Tune 130NC TWS headphones
- USB Type-C charging cable
- 3 Sizes of eartips
- Charging case
- Quick Start Guide / Safety Sheet (S / i)
- Warranty / Warning (W / !)
JBL Tune 130NC Review: Design and comfort
It is ergonomically comfortable when worn thanks also to the negligible weight of only 6 grams for each headset. Just to be on the subject, the charging box weighs a total of about 52 grams.
They don’t bother me even after long hours of use, they come with three sizes of pads. In my case, none of them fit well, they tended to come out of my ears. I bought some that look like plugs with 3 lobes, of which I cut one and now they don’t come out even shaking my head on purpose.
I would say that they are relaxation/travel headphones and are not very suitable for sports. Beyond the not excellent balance that I have already mentioned. We also have a rather low IP protection degree: IPX4. In the IP degree of protection, the first digit indicates the degree of protection against the ingress of solid foreign bodies. The second indicates the degree of protection against the ingress of liquids. eIn our case therefore the “4” indicates “protected against splashes of water from all directions”
JBL Tune 130NC Review: Functionality
It has several pre-built control maps, I would prefer it to be customizable. It’s vital to me that it can control the track it’s playing. But it forces you to use the long press for the assistant (I don’t want it, I hate it, let me take it off!) and I would prefer a thousand times if it was turning talk through on/off. So that you can talk to people with them and thus not have to take them off to do so. I don’t use noise cancellation so I can’t comment on it.
JBL Tune 130NC Review: Sound quality and connectivity
The audio has great sound quality, I have absolutely no complaints and I’m a bit of a stickler on this topic. In calls it has a very good microphone quality, no one notices that I am speaking through the headset. The connectivity is very simple, both headphones can be used interchangeably. If you only want to use one and if you take out the second, it does not make reconnection cuts. The 2nd one also starts to play directly.
I’m also fine with my laptop, as long as I don’t use the microphones, it doesn’t happen with my mobile, but on the PC the sound quality becomes very bad, both for listening and for being heard (it may be due to the Bluetooth of the PC, I don’t know), I imagine it is due to sharing the bandwidth for microphone and sound.
The “AMBIENT SOUND CONTROL” and “ANC” features that equip these Wireless earphones are two notable add values to this product. With the first, we will allow you to hear and perceive the external environment as it could be even a simple conversation with another person without removing the headphones while with the second function we will act on the suppression of noise, however without any possibility of customization. The two functions cannot be activate at the same time for obvious reasons and one excludes the other.
JBL Tune 130NC Review: Battery Life
Each headphone is comes with a 70mAh lithium battery while the 750mAh charging box. The autonomy of the headphones alone reaches up to 10 hours (without active ANC). Which with the charging box reaches up to 40 hours. It is understand that everything will depend on the use. Therefore mainly on the listening volume and the use of the ANC function.
These headphones are, and pass me the term, to be experience every day, giving excellent emotions when listening to music and admirably fulfilling the need for conversation with the Smartphone thanks to the quality and technology that they equip … after all, they are JBL who has a history at the shoulders.
A good product with which, so to speak, I had a lot of fun using and tweaking the application. which among other things proved to be very intuitive, adjusting and equalizing the use of my favorite music and more to my liking.
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