JBL Tune 750BTNC headset: ‘affordable’ noise cancellation [Review]

In May 2020, JBL launched the Tune 750BTNC in Brazil for R $ 699. The wireless over-ear headset has the advantage of active noise cancellation and Pure Bass technology for more powerful bass.

JBL is a darling of Brazilians when it comes to portable speakers, but the company also has its fans when it comes to headphones. With the Tune 750BTNC, the idea is to bring good specifications at an ok price.

Design

Available in black and blue, the JBL Tune 750BTNC has a very robust matte plastic body, unlike other cheaper models that we find on the market and that look more fragile. Here the greatest weakness is due to the hinges, which are exposed when adjusting the size of the stem or folding the handset.

At 220 grams, it is not a super lightweight phone, but it is less heavy than a Beats Solo Pro, for example. It is very comfortable and firm on the head, and the leather pads are dense and wrap around the ear without hurting.

The charging port is microUSB and it also has a 3.5 mm jack to connect the audio cable (which comes in the box), which means you can use the wired headset when the battery is low. No, it does not have USB-C support.

The bad part is that it has no water resistance, so it is not the best option for those who will sweat liters at the gym or walk in the rain using the headphones. Another thing I missed was a case or bag to store the phone when storing or transporting.

Resources

All play buttons are in the right shell. To change music, just press and hold the volume button a little (the decrease button goes back and the increase button goes forward). The button between the volumes answers or disconnects voice calls (with the help of the built-in microphone), pauses and plays the song and triggers Siri or Google Assistant if you double-click.

Holding the power button on and off for about five seconds allows you to manually pair Bluetooth. To activate or deactivate noise cancellation, just hold the dedicated button for about two seconds. When it is activated, the light turns white. It is difficult to accidentally press the buttons, because of their positioning and because they are very firm too.

Not-so-cool information: it only supports Bluetooth 4.2 and not 5, which is the latest standard and therefore more stable. In practice, this means shorter pairing distances, that is, you cannot be that far from your cell phone or computer, and also less effective when saving battery on the wireless connection.

  • Weight: 220 g
  • Driver: 40mm
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 KHz
  • Bluetooth transmission power: 5>

Drums

A nice thing is that anyone who wants to disable noise cancellation to save battery will already have a legal isolation by the design of the phone itself. With the cancellation deactivated the battery lasts for about 15 hours, but if the feature is deactivated the number rises to 22 hours.

It takes about two hours to charge from 0 to 100%.

Sound quality

Noise cancellation is very good, but you cannot adjust or choose an Ambient Mode, for example, using an application. The problem is that this lack of a larger external control limits the sound adjustments as a whole, without having the option to equalize the way you like the most.

But for users who are not as demanding with this dynamic audio, the sound on the Tune 750BTNC is too pleasing. It is very clean, balanced, but it has that deeper and more powerful pro tendency due to JBL’s Pure Bass technology. For those who like to enjoy the heavier bass lines, it is a great choice.

This technology that I mentioned gives that weight in the bass, but it does not disturb other details of the song, leaving the medium clean. That is, audiophiles may miss an option of an equalization function, but whoever wants to hear a sound to distract themselves or take a break from the noise around them, will be very satisfied.

Worth it?

The JBL Tune 750BTNC offers the same standard of sound quality and noise cancellation as some rivals that cost much more than it does. But if you are expecting an experience more similar to Sony WH-1000XM3, go down there a little bit, because it was launched here in Brazil for R $ 1,700, and this JBL costs less than R $ 700.

This headset is a great choice for those who want a nice noise-canceling experience, with good sound quality and comfort for a good hour hanging over your head.

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The JBL Tune 750 headset is equipped with surround sound with JBL Pure Bass technology, active noise cancellation, integrated microphone and battery with up to 15 hours of autonomy.

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