We have currently reviewed 22 JBL headphones. They're a well-known brand that makes feature-packed headphones and implements new and exciting technologies in their designs.
Overall, JBL makes feature-packed headphones that often follow the Harman curve. They also offer some of the more technologically advanced headphones with self-calibrating features and a robust app that gives you granular control over the frequency response and even the level of noise cancellation in each ear cup. However, they don't always have the most comfortable designs, and for their price, their plasticky build quality looks a bit cheap at times.
The best JBL headphones that we've reviewed so far are the Everest Elite 700. They have a balanced audio reproduction and a good noise-canceling performance. They're also decently well built, durable and have an easy-to-use control scheme. They're not be the most comfortable and can be somewhat tight on some listeners, but their versatile set of features, great app and good wireless design with a long-lasting battery makes them an easy recommendation for anyone looking a feature-packed over-ears for everyday use.
The Reflect Mini 2 are the best option for sports from JBL. They have a wireless in-ear design with decent water and sweat resistance, a stable fit for sports and an above average battery life and range for most physical activities. They may not have the best build quality and they are not truly wireless like the JBL Free which some may prefer but they have a much more reliable wireless connection overall.
JBL offers a wide variety of headphones for different use cases. Their newer models also sound pretty good since they typically follow the Harman curve. That and the wide set of features like noise cancellation, wireless, and self-calibration for an optimal listening experience make them one of the best brands for all-purpose headphones. However, we have yet to measure a headset from JBL with a comfort level to match some of the other popular brands on the market, like Bose and Sennheiser. Unfortunately, they also don't make the best headphones for more critical listeners since they have no open-back models.
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