The JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless are well-built, comfortable headphones. Thanks to their ANC feature, they can block out a good amount of background noise. Their default sound profile is very neutral and balanced, and the parametric EQ and presets in the JBL Headphones app makes it easy to customize their sound to your liking. While their 7.4-hour continuous battery life may not last through longer days on-the-go, their portable charging case offers around three extra charges.
The JBL CLUB PRO+ are satisfactory for mixed usage. They have a neutral sound profile and lots of sound customization options. Thanks to their ANC feature, they can block out background noises typically found in a busy office or during your commute. They're stable enough to wear to the gym, too. However, due to their high latency with PCs, they aren't suitable for wireless gaming.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are good for neutral sound. Out-of-the-box, their balanced, neutral sound profile makes them suitable for a wide range of audio content. If you prefer a different sound, you can customize them using the parametric EQ and presets in the JBL Headphones app.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are very good for commute and travel. They're comfortable enough to wear during long flights without a lot of fatigue, and their portable design makes it easy to carry them on-the-go. Thanks to their ANC feature, they can block out some background noise, including bus and plane engines. Their 7.4-hour continuous battery life may not be ideal for long international flights, but at least their charging case offers around three extra charges.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are great for sports and fitness. These comfortable, well-built headphones have a stable fit, so they shouldn't fall out of your ears during low-intensity workouts. They're lightweight and portable, so you can easily bring them on-the-go. However, they don't have an IP rating for water or dust resistance.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are decent for office use. They're comfortable enough to wear through your workday, and they don't leak a lot of noise. They can also block out background noises typically found in an office, like the sounds of coworkers chatting nearby. Their 7.4-hour continuous battery life may not last through your 9-5, but fortunately, they come with a portable charging case.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus aren't compatible with PS4 or Xbox One. While you can use them with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, their latency is likely too high to be suitable for gaming.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus can't be used with a wired connection, so they aren't suitable for wired gaming.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are fair for phone calls. Their integrated microphone has a decent recording quality, so your voice is natural but also a bit thin. They can also block out a lot of background noise to help you focus on your call. However, the mic struggles to separate your voice from background noise, so they're better suited to making calls in quiet settings.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are straightforward truly wireless in-ears. Like the Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless, they're a bit bulky, and they stick out of your ears slightly. They come in a sleek, all-black design, with silver logo accents on their touch-sensitive surfaces.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are comfortable. They don't put a lot of pressure on your ears, which is nice, and they shouldn't cause a lot of fatigue during your long listening sessions. However, some listeners may not like that the buds stick out your ears due to their bulky design.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have fair controls. On the right bud, you can tap once to play/pause, twice to skip forward to the next track, and three times to skip back to the previous track. On the left bud, you can tap to turn ANC on/Ambient on/off and tap twice for talkthrough. Tap and hold either bud to active the voice assistant, and double-tap either bud to answer/end/mute/unmute. There's some audio feedback, and their touch-sensitive surface is very responsive. You can even customize the controls using the JBL Headphones app. However, if you're only using one bud while the other charges, you lose some control functions since they're split between the left and right buds.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are incredibly portable. Like most truly wireless in-ears, they have a small, lightweight design, so they easily fit into your pockets. They also have a small carrying case, which should fit in your pocket or bag easily.
The case is good. It's mostly made of plastic, which feels solid and durable. There's a magnet to hold the buds in place while they're charging. The one LED light near the charging port shows the charging status, and there are two LED lights inside the case for each bud.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are impressively built. They're mostly made of plastic, which feels solid and durable. They come with three different sizes of ear tips, but these seem potentially weaker than other parts of the build.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have a stable fit. They should stay in your ears during casual listening sessions and low-intensity workouts, like jogging. However, they may fall out of your ears during high-intensity workouts since they don't have stability fins.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have a very neutral, balanced sound profile that's suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio content. If you prefer a different sound, you can customize their sound profile using the parametric EQ and presets in their companion app.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have superb frequency response consistency. Like most in-ears, once you achieve an airtight seal, they should deliver audio consistently each time you wear them.
These headphones have exceptional bass accuracy. The entire range is flat and balanced, so you hear the thump and punch from bass instruments without it sounding too overwhelming.
These headphones have amazing mid accuracy. Vocals and lead instruments are clear, present, and detailed. There's a very slight dip in the mid-mid that may nudge these instruments towards the back of the mix, but it shouldn't be too noticeable.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have excellent treble accuracy. Vocals and lead instruments sound present and detailed, and sibilants like S and T sounds are present and bright.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have a great peaks and dips performance, though there's some frequency mismatch between the L/R drivers of our test unit. There's a slight peak in the low-bass so you really feel the thump in bass-heavy music. The dip in the mid-mids nudges vocals and lead instruments slightly towards the back of the mix, while the peak in the high-mids can make those same instruments honky. The uneven mid-treble can make sibilants alternately piercing and dull.
These headphones have good imaging. Their weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble. While the L/R drivers of our test unit are well-matched in phase response, their amplitude and frequency response is mismatched. As a result, objects like footsteps and instruments may not be accurately placed and localized in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, so your results may vary.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have a terrible passive soundstage. Due to their in-ear design, they bypass the outer ear, which is one of the key factors for creating a speaker-like soundstage. Also, due to their closed-back design, their soundstage isn't as spacious as that of open-back headphones like the Apple AirPods 2 Truly Wireless 2019.
There aren't any virtual soundstage features.
Their weighted harmonic distortion performance is great. The entire frequency range falls within good limits, resulting in clean and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have good noise isolation. Thanks to their ANC feature, they do a fair job blocking out bass-heavy background noises like bus and plane engines. They perform better with higher-frequency sounds, so you shouldn't really hear the sounds of coworkers chatting nearby or the hum of a nearby AC unit. However, their ANC performs very similarly to their passive capabilities in the mid and treble ranges.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have an outstanding leakage performance. They don't leak a lot of sound, and escaping audio sounds very thin, so you can listen to music at high volumes without really disturbing those around you.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have an integrated microphone.
The microphone has a decent recording quality. Your voice is natural and understandable, but it also sounds a bit thin.
The microphone has acceptable noise handling. It struggles to separate your voice from background noises, even if you're in a moderately noisy setting.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have a good battery performance. With their ANC on, they last 7.4 hours off of one charge, which may not be enough to last through your 9-5. Fortunately, their portable charging case offers around three extra charges. They also have an auto-off timer to help conserve their battery life, which you can adjust in the app. While you can use one bud while the other charges, only some of the controls will be available.
The JBL Headphones app is impressive. There's a parametric EQ and presets to help you customize their sound profile to your liking. You can also use the app to see the battery level, find the buds, and customize the gestures or controls on the buds. Also, you can adjust the auto-off timer and turn the auto play/pause feature on and off.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus have decent Bluetooth connectivity. They don't support NFC or multi-device pairing, which is disappointing. Also, their latency with PCs and Android devices is likely too high to be suitable for watching videos, though they perform a bit better with iOS devices. Some apps compensate for latency, so your real-world experience may vary.
These headphones are Bluetooth-only.
These wireless-only headphones can't be used with a wired connection. There's a USB-C cable to charge their case.
While these headphones are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, they can't be used with your PS4.
These headphones aren't compatible with Xbox One.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus come in 'Black', and you can see the label for the model we tested here.
If you come across another variant of these headphones, let us know in the discussion section below so we can update our review.
The JBL CLUB PRO Plus are truly wireless headphones with an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature. They do a good job blocking out background noises, though their noise isolation performance isn't as impressive as some of the other truly wireless in-ears we've tested. On the upside, they have a very neutral sound profile, and their companion app offers a parametric EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound. See also our recommendations for the best JBL headphones, the best Bluetooth earbuds, and the best noise cancelling earbuds and in-ear headphones.
The Jabra Elite 85t Truly Wireless and the JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless have similar overall performances, so depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. Out-of-the-box, the JBL have a better-balanced sound profile, but both in-ears have great companion apps with lots of sound customization options. The JBL have a slightly better noise isolation performance, but the Jabra leak less audio.
The Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless are slightly better headphones for mixed usage than the JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless. The Apple have a better noise isolation performance and a more stable fit. However, the JBL are a bit better for neutral sound, as they have a better-balanced sound profile and more sound customization features.
The JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless are somewhat better for mixed usage than the JBL LIVE 300TWS Truly Wireless. The CLUB PRO+ are better-built, and they have better noise isolation thanks to their ANC feature. They have a longer continuous battery life, and their out-of-the-box sound profile is more neutral. However, thanks to their stability fins, the LIVE are more stable. You can customize the sound profile for both headphones using their parametric EQ and presets, which is nice.
The JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless and the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless are both decently versatile in-ears, so depending on your listening habits, you may prefer one over the other. The JBL have better noise isolation and they leak less sound. You can also use their parametric EQ and presets to customize them to your liking, while the Samsung just comes with some EQ presets. However, the Samsung are more stable in your ear and they have longer continuous battery life.
The JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless are better headphones than the JLab Audio JBuds Air ANC Truly Wireless. The JBL are better-built, more comfortable, and they have better noise isolation. Their sound profile is more neutral out-of-the-box, though some listeners may appreciate the JLab Audio's bass-heavy sound profile. However, the JBL have a parametric EQ and presets so you can customize their sound, unlike the JLab Audio.
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