No cables, stylish appearance, a long battery life, and last but not least, of course, great JBL Signature Sound, all this should characterize the new JBL LIVE 300TWS, which the manufacturer Harman now presents as part of the JBL LIVE Series.
At the beginning of last year, the Harman International Industries Group presented for the first time the so-called JBL LIVE Series, a range of products consisting of various headphone models, including onear, over-ear and in-ear headphones. All models are aimed at the target group that is the focus of attention, namely a rather young clientele with an urban lifestyle, who above all want simple handling, a modern design, “smart features” around speech assistants in interaction with smartphones, but also a rich sound, which Harman Industries International likes to describe as JBL Signature Sound.
The latest addition to the JBL LIVE series is the JBL LIVE 300TWS, an in-ear headphone, a so-called True wireless in-ear headphone, which completely dispenses with cables and relies solely on Bluetooth for signal transmission. Harman Industries International not only cites the stylish design and the JBL Signature Sound as outstanding features, but also the easy handling and last but not least the long battery life.
At the heart of the new JBL LIVE 300TWS are dynamic drivers with a diameter of 5.8 mm which, according to the manufacturer, have a sensitivity of 95 dB and an impedance of 16 ohms, although the latter two data are of course not very relevant in this case, as Bluetooth In-ear headphones are involved. Therefore, the frequency response, which is specified as 20 Hz to 20 kHz, is first and foremost determined by this transmission and not by the actual drivers.
Bluetooth 5.0 is used here, but the manufacturer does not use current codecs such as aptX or even aptX HD and LDAC, and thus relies solely on SBC and AAC.
The new JBL LIVE 300TWS are equipped with JBL Ambient Aware and JBL TalkThru technology, which makes it possible to suppress ambient noise as far as possible via Active Noise Cancelling, but also to react immediately to the surroundings if required, for example to speak to people, without having to remove the JBL LIVE 300TWS from the ear. A brief wipe over the earphones activates this function.
JBL Personi-Fi allows you to adjust the sound characteristics a little to your own preferences, using the latest version of the My JBL Headphones app. This is available for Apple iOS and Google Android.
Of course, the JBL LIVE 300TWS can be used as a hands-free device in combination with smartphones via integrated microphones. In addition, voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple Siri are also directly supported, whereby for the latter no fancy sticker is attached to the package, but “Alexa built-in” and “Google Assistant” are officially designated as Smart Features.
Especially with such True-wireless In-ear Heaphones, the topic of battery life is of high importance, as only tiny batteries find room here. The new JBL LIVE 300TWS is a 60 mAh 3.7 V DC lithium-ion battery which should offer a playing time of up to six hours. The compact and robustly designed transport box included in the scope of delivery serves as a so-called power bank, i.e. it also contains a battery. This is a 450 mAh 3,7 v DC lithium-ion battery, which should offer a playing time of further 14 hours. According to the manufacturer, charging an empty battery takes less than two hours.
The most important thing is that the new JBL LIVE 300TWS are IPX-5 certified headphones, which means they are sweat and water resistant and can therefore be used for sports and almost any weather condition.
The manufacturer also particularly emphasises the robust construction and elegant appearance, with three colour variants available. Whichever one you choose, earpieces in the SS, S, M and L versions, a USB-C charging cable, and of course the charging box are always included in the scope of delivery.
The new JBL LIVE 300TWS will be available from specialist dealers in black these days, with the white and blue versions to follow soon. The recommended retail price is € 149,-.
Getting to the point
With the latest addition to the JBL LIVE series, the JBL LIVE 300TWS is an in-ear headphone, a so-called True wireless in-ear headphone, which completely dispenses with cables and relies solely on Bluetooth for signal transmission. Harman Industries International not only cites the stylish design and the JBL Signature Sound as outstanding features, but also the easy handling and last but not least the long battery life.