JBL Everest 710 Wireless HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
7.1
Mixed Usage
7.6
Critical Listening
6.9
Commute/Travel
7.0
Sports/Fitness
7.3
Office
6.1
TV
5.7
Gaming
Type : Over-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : Yes
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

The JBL Everest 710 are decent, mixed-usage, over-ear headphones that have a good audio reproduction and a unique sharing functionality. This lets you connect any other Bluetooth headset to the Everest 710 so both can listen to the same content. They are well-padded and comfortable to wear for a while, but some may experience noticeable gaps in the fit around your ears. This also means their isolation performance isn’t great and won’t be great for commuting. On the upside, they are well-built and aren’t as creaky as the JBL Everest 310 on-ear model. They also have an amazing 31-hour battery life and excellent wireless range.

Test Results
Design 7.3
Sound 7.7
Isolation 6.2
Microphone 6.3
Active Features 7.3
Connectivity 6.3
Pros
  • Good audio reproduction.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Unique music sharing feature.
  • Excellent battery life.
Cons
  • Sub-par noise isolation.
  • Gaps can be felt in the seal around the ears.
  • Bass delivery is inconsistent across users. Sensitive to glasses.

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7.3

Design

The JBL Everest 710 are the over-ear variant of the JBL Everest 310 on-ears. They have a very similar build but in a bulkier design. However, they are noticeably more comfortable and are well-padded headphones. The control scheme is easy to use, and you also have access to a unique share feature that lets you transmit your music to another Bluetooth headset. Unfortunately, we did experience some noticeable gaps in the seal, which affects the isolation performance and the overall fit of the headphones. On the upside, they feel sturdy and don’t creak like the Everest 310 do.

Style

The Everest 710 is the over-ear variant of the Everest 310 and have a similar style to the Everest Elite 700. The padding on the ear cups is thick, and while they are mostly made out of plastic, they still look decently well-built thanks to the matte finish. The cups are large and stick out quite a bit. They only come in gunmetal or silver color schemes.

8.0 Comfort
Weight : 0.59 lbs
Clamping Force
:
0.8 lbs

The Everest 710 are very comfortable headphones to wear for hours. They are more comfortable than the similar JBL Everest Elite 700 and JBL E65BTNC thanks to their great padding and wide cups. The headphones feel fairly lightweight when on the head and they aren’t too tight, which was a problem with Everest Elite 700. There is also decent padding on the headband, and you shouldn’t feel too much pressure on your head when wearing these headphones. However, some people may feel some gaps, as the headphones don’t always create a nice tight seal around your ears.

7.4 Controls
Ease of use : Good
Feedback : Decent
Call/Music Control : Yes
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : No
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons : Bluetooth Sync + Share

The control scheme of the Everest 710 is good. You have quick access to easy-to-use common functionalities. The physical buttons are located on the edge of the right ear cup, making it easy to find them. You have call/music management, volume control, and track skipping. There are also two additional buttons for Bluetooth sync and the JBL Share feature. Like the Everest 310, this means you can connect any second pair of Bluetooth headphones to the Everest 710 and both can listen to the same audio content. The buttons are easy to distinguish as the middle play/pause button is raised. The feedback is not the best, and some presses can feel a bit mushy.

7.0 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 4.1 C

These headphones are decently breathable, but it is due to the seal issues they have. They would create gaps on our HMS and our human test subjects heads. This means that some airflow would help reduce the amount of heat inside your ear. They still wouldn’t be a good option for sports, as you might sweat more than usual when wearing them.

6.1 Portability
L : 5.9 "
W : 5.5 "
H : 2.8 "
Volume : 91 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

Like most over-ear headphones, the Everest 710 aren’t very portable. They have a bulky design, but thankfully, they can fold into a more portable format. This helps them fit into their hard case, which protects them while you’re on the move. Also, the cups swivel to lay flat, so you can slide them in a bag without their case or carry them comfortably around your neck.

8.0 Case
Type : Hard case
L : 7.3 "
W : 7.0 "
H : 3.0 "
Volume : 153 Cu. Inches

These headphones come with a nice hard case that protects them from physical damage, scratches, and water exposure. The case doesn’t add too much bulk and has a nice pouch inside for accessories and cables. Although the pouch isn’t molded to fit the headphones, the wiggling room is negligible and the headphones have a secure fit inside it.

7.5 Build Quality

The build quality of the Everest 710 is on par with the Everest Elite 700. The headband is reinforced by a metal frame, and even if the overall build is plastic it feels decently solid and should survive a few accidental drops. However, we suspect the hinges to be the weak point of these headphones, and they could break with time.

6.5 Stability

These headphones have a pretty loose fit when compared to other models. While this makes them more comfortable, they come off the head easily and shouldn’t be used for physical activity. On the upside, since they are wireless, you don’t have to worry about a cable getting stuck on something and yanking the headphones off your head.

Cable
Detachable : Yes
Length : 4.1 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRRS

The Everest 710 can be used passively with the included 4.1-foot long 1/8” TRRS cable. They also come with a micro-USB charging cable.

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7.7

Sound

The JBL Everest 710 are good sounding closed-back over-ear headphones. They have a deep and well-balanced bass, an even mid-range, and a great treble range. However, their bass performance is inconsistent across different users, their mid-range is a bit forward and intense, and their treble is a bit uneven on some S and T sounds. Overall, the audio reproduction is still very accurate and they will be suitable for a wide variety of genres, from bass-heavy to vocal-centric music.

9.1 Bass
Std. Err.
:
1.36 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
:
10 Hz
Low-Bass
:
-1.22 dB
Mid-Bass
:
-1.07 dB
High-Bass
:
-1.45 dB

The bass performance of the Everest 710 is excellent. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 10Hz, which is great. The response throughout the range is flat and well-balanced, resulting in a bass with adequate thump, body, and punch. The slight 1dB underemphasis won’t be very audible.

However, their bass delivery varies noticeably across users and is sensitive to the quality of the fit, seal, and whether you wear glasses. The response here represents the average bass response, and your experience may vary.

8.1 Mid
Std. Err.
:
2.58 dB
Low-Mid
:
-1.15 dB
Mid-Mid
:
2.13 dB
High-Mid
:
3.44 dB

The Everest 710’s mid-range performance is very good. The response throughout the range is fairly flat and even. Vocals and leads will be accurately reproduced, but the slight overemphasis in mid-mid and high-mid may bring them forward in the mix and will sound a tad too intense.

8.3 Treble
Std. Err.
:
3.08 dB
Low-Treble
:
-1.4 dB
Mid-Treble
:
1.05 dB
High-Treble
:
0.94 dB

The treble range of the Everest 710 is great. The response is flat and even, with a slight overemphasis in high-treble around the 10kHz region. This will make some S and T sounds a bit sharp sounding. On the other hand, there’s a small dip centered around 5kHz, which will have a negative effect on the detail of certain vocals, leads, and cymbals. Nevertheless, this treble performance is quite good, and not everyone will hear it as sibilant.

5.5 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
1.21 dB

The frequency response consistency of these headphones is sub-par. We had issues creating a tight seal on the dummy head and our human test subjects. As the graph shows, they were very inconsistent in their bass delivery with more than 15dB of variation at 20Hz, and about 10dB at 100Hz. On the upside, their treble delivery was fairly consistent across different re-seats.

8.3 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.52
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
0.77
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
1.85
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
2.93

The imaging for the Everest 710 is great. Their weighted group delay is 0.52, which is within good limits. The GD graph also shows that the group delay response is almost entirely below the audibility threshold. This ensures a tight and fast bass, and a transparent treble. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were well-matched in frequency, amplitude, and phase response. This helps with the accurate placement and localisation of objects, (voice, instruments, footsteps), in the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our unit, and yours may perform differently.

5.3 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
3.66 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
4.87 dB
PRTF Distance
:
5.98 dB
Openness
:
4.6
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
2.5
Correlated Crosstalk
:
0.0 dB

The JBL Everest 710 have sub-par soundstage. Their PRTF response doesn't follow our speaker's very accurately, but there's a decent amount of pinna (outer ear) interaction regardless. This suggests a soundstage that is not very small but is not quite natural and speaker-like either. They also don't have a "10kHz notch," suggesting their soundstage will be perceived to be located inside the listener's head as opposed to in front. Also, since they are closed-back headphones, they will be less open-sounding.

7.9 Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 90
:
1.013
Weighted THD @ 100
:
1.363

The harmonic distortion performance is good. The amount of harmonic distortion in the bass range is within good limits. It doesn’t get too elevated other than the peaks around 1.2kHz and 4kHz, which could make the sound of those regions a bit harsh and fatiguing. There is also no big jump in THD under heavier loads, which is good.

6.2

Isolation

The JBL Everest 710 don’t have a noise cancelling feature and aren’t a great option for commuting since they don’t block out lower frequencies like bus engines. However, since they don’t leak too much, you’ll be able to block more noise by raising your listening volume without bothering the people surrounding you.

5.3 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-14.79 dB
Bass
:
1.35 dB
Mid
:
-11.15 dB
Treble
:
-35.6 dB
Self-Noise
:
21.16 dB

The isolation of the Everest 710 is sub-par. Since they don’t have an ANC feature, they don’t reduce outside noise in the bass range, which is important to cancel out the rumble of bus and airplane engines. In the mid-range, important for blocking speech, they achieved 11dB of isolation, which is okay. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds and fan noises like A/C systems, they reduce outside noise by more than 35dB, which is good.

7.9 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
34.8 dB

These headphones have a good leakage performance. The significant portion of their leakage is spread from 400Hz to 4kHz, which is a relatively broad range and will mostly consist of speech, leads, and cymbals. The overall level of the leakage is not very loud, either. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away will average around 35 dB SPL and peaks at 48dB SPL, which is just under the noise floor of most offices.

6.3

Microphone

Integrated
:
Yes
In-line
:
Yes
Boom
:
No
Detachable Boom
:
N/A

The integrated microphone on the Everest 710 has a mediocre performance. In quiet environments, speech recorded/transmitted with this mic will sound a bit thin, and quite muffled and lacking detail. However, it would still be decently understandable. In noisy situations, it will struggle to separate speech from ambient noise, even in moderately loud environments like a busy street. These headphones also come with an included audio cable that has an in-line microphone, which we expect to perform noticeably better than the integrated one.

6.5 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
261.43 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
3.3 dB
HFE
:
3466.89 Hz
Weighted THD
:
3.825
Gain
:
36.26 dB

The microphone has an average recording quality for Bluetooth headphones. The LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 261Hz, suggesting speech transmitted/recorded to be noticeably thin. The HFE (high-frequency extension) of 3.5kHz results in speech that is muffled and lacks detail. We expect the in-line microphone to perform better in this test.

6.1 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
13.43 dB

The integrated microphone is mediocre at noise handling. In our SpNR test, they achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 13dB, indicating that the microphone performs best in quiet environments and may struggle in moderate and loud environments.

7.3

Active Features

The battery life of the JBL Everest 710 is remarkable, but these headphones aren’t compatible with a mobile app to enhance your listening experience. We’ve measured 31 hours of battery life, which exceeds the 25-hour advertised number. They can also be used passively, even when their battery is dead, which is convenient. They automatically turn off after being idle for a while to save power.

8.1 Battery
Battery Type
:
Rechargable
Battery Life
:
31.0 hrs
Charge Time
:
2.4 hrs
Power Saving Feature
:
Auto-Off Timer
Audio while charging
:
No
Passive Playback
:
Yes

We measured more than 31 hours of continuous playback on the JBL Everest 710, which is noticeably longer than the advertised 25 hours. Two and a half hours of charge time is very short for such a great amount of autonomy. They also have an auto-off timer if you forget to turn them off manually, which will help you save power. Also, if the battery is dead, you can still use them passively with the included audio cable.

0 App Support
App Name : N/A
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : N/A
Windows : N/A
Equalizer
:
N/A
ANC control
:
N/A
Mic Control : N/A
Room effects
:
N/A
Playback control
:
N/A
Button Mapping : N/A
Surround Sound : N/A

These headphones aren’t compatible with the JBL Headphones app like the Everest Elite 700 or the Live 650BTNC are.

6.3

Connectivity

The JBL Everest 710 are straightforward Bluetooth over-ears that you can also use wired, even if the battery is dead. They support Bluetooth multi-device pairing, and they can also act as a transmitter to connect any pair of Bluetooth headphones to them to share the same audio content. Unfortunately, their latency is a bit high and some people may notice a delay between audio and video. On the upside, their wireless range is amazing.

6.8 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
4.1
Multi-Device Pairing
:
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
:
No

These headphones are Bluetooth compatible and can be connected to two devices simultaneously, which is useful if you want to switch between your work computer and cellphone. Also, they can act as a Bluetooth transmitter with their share functionality. You can connect any other Bluetooth headset to these and listen to the same content simultaneously, just like the on-ear variant JBL Everest 310.

9.1 Wired
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
PS4 Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
PC Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone

You can use their included 1/8” TRRS audio cable to support audio and microphone on all platforms.

0 Base/Dock
Type
:
N/A
Optical Input
:
N/A
Line In
:
N/A
Line Out
:
N/A
USB Input
:
N/A
RCA Input
:
N/A
PS4 Compatible
:
N/A
Xbox One Compatible
:
N/A
PC Compatible
:
N/A
Power Supply
:
N/A
Dock Charging
:
N/A

The Everest 710 don’t have a base or dock. If you're looking for headphones with a dock for customization options, look at the Arctis Pro Wireless. If you want a charging dock, look at the Astro A50, and if you're looking for wireless headphones for watching TV, look at the Sennheiser RS 185.

9.5 Wireless Range
Obstructed Range
:
64 ft
Line of Sight Range
:
179 ft

The wireless range on the Everest 710 is amazing. With 64ft of distance when the source is obstructed by walls, you will be able to walk around a small office or go to the next-door room without getting too many audio cuts. You shouldn’t have any problem if you keep your audio source on or even near you. However, the wireless range is very dependent on your device’s signal strength and many other factors, so your experience may vary.

2.3 Latency
Default Latency
:
195 ms
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A

The latency of the Everest 710 is average for Bluetooth headphones. You might notice a delay when watching video content. However, some devices and apps seem to offer some sort of compensation, so you might not notice this delay as much. Nevertheless, 195ms will still be too high for gaming.

In the box

  • JBL Everest 710 headphones
  • 1/8" TRRS audio cable
  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • Hard carrying case
  • Manuals

Compared to other Headphones

The JBL Everest 710 are good sounding closed-back headphones that set themselves apart by their comfortable build and their music sharing feature. However, the fit isn’t perfect, and some may feel gaps in the seal around the ears, which makes their delivery inconsistent. Also, their isolation performance is disappointing. See our recommendations for the best wireless headphones.

JBL E65BTNC Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

TheJBL Everest 710 and the JBL E65BTNC are both decent mixed usage headphones, but the E65BT might be a more versatile pair thanks to their active noise cancellation, which makes them a better option for commuting and at the office. On the other hand, the Everest 710 have longer battery life and a more neutral sound, but some may prefer the thumpy bass of the E65BT. However, the 120ms of delay on the E65BTNC is noticeably lower than most Bluetooth headphones, including the Everest 710.

JBL E55BT Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The JBL Everest 710 are better headphones than the JBL E55BT. They are more comfortable and better-built, which gives them a more premium feel. Their battery life is noticeably longer and they have a unique music sharing feature. They also have a more neutral sounding audio reproduction, so fans of bass may prefer the sound of the E55BT. Also, the E55BT are a bit tighter on the head, offer better stability, and are more affordable than the Everest 710.

JBL Live 650 BTNC Wireless
SEE PRICE
B&H

The JBL Live 650BTNC will be more versatile than the JBL Everest 710 Wireless thanks to their ANC feature. However, the Everest model will be more comfortable for most and sound more neutral. They also have a unique music sharing feature that lets you sync any other Bluetooth headphones to listen at the same content. They also have amazing battery life, but aren’t compatible with the JBL Headphones app, meaning the Live 650BTNC will be more customizable with a great parametric EQ.

Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

If the thing you care about the most is sound, then the Plantronics Backbeat Go 810 are a better option than the JBL Everest 710. On top of having a neutral out-of-the-box sound profile, you also have access to EQ presets. However, the JBLs are better-built and are noticeably more comfortable. They also have an amazing battery life and have a unique music sharing feature. The Plantronics also have a noise cancelling feature. Although it doesn’t do a great job, it will still be better than the JBLs.

JBL Everest 310 Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The JBL Everest 710 and JBL Everest 310 are basically the same headphones, but the 710 is the over-ear model while the 310 is the on-ear one. The Everest 710 are more versatile as they are more comfortable and better-built. They also have a more accurate bass and an overall better sound. On the other hand, the Everest 310 are more consistent across different users and are slightly less bulky than their over-ear variant.

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Conclusion

7.1 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. They have a good audio reproduction and will be fairly versatile for a wide variety of music genres. They are comfortable headphones, but they sit awkwardly on the head and achieving a tight seal without any gaps seems somewhat difficult. This means they don’t isolate well and aren’t ideal for blocking out ambient noise while commuting or at the office. Their bulky over-ear design isn’t very stable and will come off your head easily during physical activity. Additionally, since they are Bluetooth headphones, their latency might be a bit high for watching TV and they won’t be suitable for gaming unless you use them wired.

7.6 Critical Listening

Good for critical listening. The JBL Everest 710 have a deep and well-balanced bass, an even mid-range, and a great treble range. However, their bass performance is inconsistent across different users, their mid-range is a bit forward and intense, and their treble is a bit uneven on some S and T sounds. Nevertheless, these headphones are great for a wide variety of music genres and are comfortable for long listening sessions. However, you can’t EQ them to your liking.

6.9 Commute/Travel

Passable for commuting. While they are comfortable to wear and their battery life is amazing for long flights, their fit isn’t ideal and doesn’t block much noise, especially not in the bass range where engine rumbles sit. They aren’t the most portable headphones, but they come with a nice case when you’re on the move. Also, since they don’t leak too much, you might be able to raise your listening volume a bit without disturbing people around you.

7.0 Sports/Fitness

Okay for sports. These headphones are comfortable, but they might feel a bit loose on your head. This means they aren’t very stable, so they won’t be ideal for this use case. Also, since they don’t have a tight fit and don’t create a great seal around your ears, they let a decent amount of airflow in, which cools your ears and impacts this use case score. Like most over-ears, their bulky design isn’t ideal for sports and these are not designed as sports headphones.

7.3 Office

Decent for the office. The Everest 710 are very comfortable to wear for a few hours and you won’t have to worry about your battery dying thanks to their 31 hours of continuous playback. However, their isolation performance isn’t the best, but they still do a decent job against ambient chatter and A/C system noises. They also support multi-device pairing, which is convenient if you want to switch between your PC and phone.

6.1 TV

Mediocre for watching TV. While the JBL Everest 710 are comfortable and have good audio reproduction, their latency might be a bit high for watching video content. Some people may notice a delay between the audio and video, which gets frustrating to watch very quickly. However, some apps and devices offer some sort of compensation, so you might not notice it that much. They also have great wireless range and you’ll be able to watch from your couch. You can also use them wired to get rid of latency issues, but you might need an audio cable extension for watching TV.

5.7 Gaming

Sub-par for gaming. When used wirelessly, they have too high latency for gaming and won’t be suitable for this use case. Their integrated microphone performance is also mediocre for online gaming. However, when used wired with the in-line microphone, they can be a decent option if you game in a quiet room since they don’t isolate against ambient noise. If you want to use these headphones for this use case, you’ll have to use them wired.

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