Ready to upgrade your earbuds?
As IFA 2020, the fall’s big event, is well underway, more and more new true wireless earbuds will be announced in the following days.
JBL couldn’t miss this party so the company just debuted five new pairs of wireless earbuds.
There’s the JBL Club Pro+ true wireless earbuds, a $200 pair with ANC (active noise cancellation), the Endurance Peak II for fitness enthusiasts, the Live Free and the Reflect Mini TWS for regular use…and a follow-up to the Tune 220TWS.
Let’s start from the top and work our way down.
Part of the Club line introduced back at CES in January, the JBL Club Pro Plus buds are designed to appeal to DJs and music aficionados.
They feature 6.8 mm dynamic drivers, three microphones and an unibody design clearly inspired by in-ear monitors.
As with most ANC earbuds, they also have the option to let in background noise, using a mode called “Smart Ambient”.
As for battery life, expect the JBL Club Pro+ to keep the party going for 8 hours. However, that’s playback time.
If you keep ANC enabled, that figure will drop to 6 hours.
The case itself offers another 24 hours of playback time, and has support for both quick charge and Qi wireless charging.
The JBL Club Pro+ TWS support Fast Pair on Android, Google Assistant and Alexa.
They’re also IPX4 rated for water and sweat resistance.
The JBL Club Pro+ TWS will be available starting October.
If you want plug-style earbuds but the JBL Club Pro+ are outside your budget, there are the JBL Live Free NC Plus, in black, blue, rose and white.
They will retail for $149 and keep the ANC, plus Google Assistant and Alexa support.
The Live Free NC Plus offer 21 hours of combined playback, their case is compatible with Qi wireless charging and they can work independently for calls and music.
Just like the Endurance Peak II, the Live Free NC Plus are also IPX7 waterproofed, so they can survive being submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
Then, at the same price and with the exact same specs, there’s the $149 JBL Reflect MINI TWS.
These combine the in-ear buds design with an adjustable ear-fin to secure them during workouts, making them a great choice for most activities.
Just like all the other models, they have Active Noise Cancelling with Smart Ambient, can be used independently for calls and music, and pair automatically once you flip the case open.
However, there’s no rose variant – they will be available only in white, black and blue.
The last earbuds introduced by JBL at IFA are both available for $100.
First, we have the followup to the JBL Tune 220TWS, the JBL Tune 225TWS, available in six colors to match any outfit.
These have a 12 mm dynamic driver and can also be used independently, as well as for hands-free calling.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a 5 hour continuos playback battery life and up to 25 hours when you take into account the USB-C charging case.
However, if you’re looking for fitness earbuds, check out the new JBL Endurance Peak II.
Featuring an ear hook design, IPX7 water resistance and stronger bass from a 10 mm dynamic driver, they’re equipped to handle any workout you might think of.
They offer 6 hours per charge and 24 hours in the case, and also work independently via Bluetooth 5.0.
All of the new JBL earbuds will be available in October.