The JBL Everest 710 Wireless are decently versatile over-ear headphones with a good audio reproduction and a unique sharing functionality. This lets you connect them to any other Bluetooth headset so both can play the same content. They're 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 they won’t be great for commuting. On the upside, they're well-built and aren’t as creaky as the JBL Everest 310 Wireless on-ear model. They also have amazing 31-hour battery life and excellent wireless range.
The JBL Everest 710 are adequate for mixed usage. They have a good audio reproduction and will be fairly versatile for a wide variety of music genres. They're 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. Also, since they're 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.
The JBL Everest 710 aren't bad for neutral sound. They have 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 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.
The JBL Everest 710 are decent for commute and travel. While they're 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.
The JBL Everest 710 are satisfactory for sports and fitness. These headphones are comfortable, but they might feel a bit loose on your head. This means they aren’t very stable, meaning 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 aren't designed as sports headphones.
The JBL Everest 710 are decent for office use. They're 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. Their isolation performance isn’t the best, but they do a decent job against ambient chatter and A/C system noises. They also support multi-device pairing, convenient if you want to switch between your PC and phone.
The JBL Everest 710 aren't suitable for wireless gaming. When used wirelessly, they can't connect with Xbox or PlayStation consoles and have too much latency for gaming on PCs. Their integrated microphone performance is also mediocre for online gaming. However, when you use them 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, you’ll have to use them wired.
The JBL Everest 710 are the over-ear variant of the JBL Everest 310 Wireless and have a similar style to the JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless. The padding on the ear cups is thick, and while they're 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 JBL Everest 710 are very comfortable headphones to wear for hours. They're more comfortable than the similar JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless and JBL E65BTNC Wireless, 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 the 700. There's 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 JBL Everest 710 is okay. 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 JBL Everest 310 Wireless, this means you can connect any second pair of Bluetooth headphones, and both can play the same audio content. The buttons are easy to distinguish as the middle play/pause button is raised. The feedback isn't the best, and some presses can feel a bit mushy.
The JBL Everest 710 are decently breathable, but it's due to the seal issues they have. They would create gaps on our HMS and our human test subject's 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 JBL 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.
The JBL Everest 710 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.
The build quality of the JBL Everest 710 is good and on par with the JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless. 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.
The JBL Everest 710 have a pretty loose fit when compared to other models. While this makes them more comfortable, they come off the head easily, and you shouldn’t use them for physical activity. On the upside, since they're wireless, you don’t have to worry about a cable getting stuck on something and yanking the headphones off your head.
The JBL Everest 710 have sub-par frequency response consistency. 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 accuracy of the JBL Everest 710 isn't bad. 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.
Their bass delivery also 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 JBL Everest 710 have good mid accuracy. 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 JBL Everest 710 have sub-par treble accuracy. 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. There’s a small dip centered around 5kHz, which will harm the detail of certain vocals, leads, and cymbals. Nevertheless, this treble performance is quite good, and not everyone will hear it as sibilant.
The JBL Everest 710's imaging 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 tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our unit were well-matched in frequency, amplitude, and phase response. This helps with the accurate placement and localization 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 a poor passive soundstage performance. 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 isn't very small but isn't 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're closed-back headphones, they will be less open-sounding.
The JBL Everest 710 have a sub-par noise isolation performance. 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.
The JBL Everest 710 have a very 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 isn't 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 alright recording quality. 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 JBL Everest 710's 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.
The JBL Everest 710 have an excellent battery performance. We measured more than 31 hours of continuous playback, 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.
The JBL Everest 710 are Bluetooth compatible and can be connected to two devices simultaneously, which is helpful if you want to switch between your work computer and your phone. 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 Wireless.
However, they have somewhat high latency with PCs as well as iOS and Android devices, so you might notice a delay when watching video content or gaming. However, some devices and apps seem to offer some compensation for audio lag, so you might not notice this delay as much.
You can use these headphones with a wired connection using their included 1/8” TRRS audio cable.
The JBL Everest 710 don’t have a base or dock. If you're looking for headphones with a dock for customization options, look at the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. If you want a charging dock, look at the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019, and if you're looking for wireless headphones for watching TV, look at the Sennheiser RS 185 RF Wireless.
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 Live 650BTNC Wireless 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 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.
The JBL Everest 710 Wireless and JBL Everest 310 Wireless 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.
If the thing you care about the most is sound, then the Plantronics Backbeat Go 810 Wireless are a better option than the JBL Everest 710 Wireless. 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 Wireless and the JBL E65BTNC Wireless 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.