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.
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.
Good for neutral 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can use their included 1/8” TRRS audio cable to support audio and microphone on all platforms.
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.
The JBL Everest 710 Wireless are better headphones than the JBL E55BT Wireless. 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.
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.
The JBL Everest 710 and the JBL E65BTNC are both decent mixed usage headphones, but the E65BTNC might be a more versatile pair thanks to their active noise cancellation, which makes them a better option for commuting and 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 E65BTNC. The E65BTNC also have lower latency via Bluetooth.
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 to 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.
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.