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JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Jul 02, 2020 at 07:49 am
JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless Picture
6.8
Mixed Usage
7.4
Neutral Sound
7.0
Commute/Travel
7.0
Sports/Fitness
6.9
Office
5.2
Wireless Gaming
6.9
Wired Gaming
6.4
Phone Calls
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are wireless over-ear headphones with ANC that don't stand out too much from the crowd. Their ear cups are awkwardly-sized and they fit more like a mix of on-ear and over-ear headphones, causing them to rest on top of your ears, which gets uncomfortable fairly quickly. They look and feel quite cheap due to their all-plastic build, and their ANC doesn't do much to help block out background noise. On the upside, they have a very well-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box that has a bit of extra warmth and punch in the bass without it being overpowering, making them versatile enough for most genres and contents, from EDM to podcasts.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are only alright for mixed usage. Due to their awkwardly-sized ear cups, they aren't the most comfortable unless you have very small ears. They're also made entirely of plastic and don't feel very durable or well-built. On the bright side, their sound profile is very well-balanced and accurate, making them versatile enough for most genres and content. They also last over 17 hours off a single charge, which is good. Unfortunately, their ANC doesn't work very well, and they don't block very much background noise.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Good, longer-than-advertised battery life.
  • Easy-to-use controls.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
  • Mediocre noise isolation, even with ANC.
  • Plasticky and cheap build quality.
7.4 Neutral Sound

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are quite decent for neutral sound listening. Their sound profile is very well-balanced and accurate, and while they have a bit of extra bass, it isn't overpowering and adds a welcome bit of warmth and punch to music. They're quite consistent among various users, though their awkwardly-shaped ear cups mean that different people experience their bass response differently.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Fairly consistent frequency response among various users.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
7.0 Commute/Travel

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are okay headphones for commuting and travel. Their ANC feature doesn't do much to help against the low rumble of bus and plane engines, and most people will likely find they cause a bit of discomfort after a few hours. On the bright side, their 17.4-hour battery should easily last most flights or bus rides.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Good, longer-than-advertised battery life.
  • Easy-to-use controls.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
  • Mediocre noise isolation, even with ANC.
7.0 Sports/Fitness

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are decent headphones for sports. They feel stable enough on the head for most jogs or light runs, though they'll likely slide off during more intense workouts. Their over-ear design will likely cause you to sweat more than usual, though we don't currently have a test for this. On the bright side, their controls are easy to use, allowing you to easily adjust your music mid-run.

Pros
  • Good, longer-than-advertised battery life.
  • Decently stable fit shouldn't move during light runs or workouts.
  • Easy-to-use controls.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
  • Plasticky and cheap build quality.
6.9 Office

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are alright headphones for the office. Their 17.4-hour battery should easily last a couple of full workdays, and they leak very little audio so your music shouldn't bother your coworkers. Unfortunately, they aren't the most comfortable, and unless you have very small ears, you'll likely feel some fatigue fairly quickly. They also don't block out very much background noise, so they won't help keep you concentrated in a noisy office.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Good, longer-than-advertised battery life.
  • Easy-to-use controls.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
  • Mediocre noise isolation, even with ANC.
5.2 Wireless Gaming

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC aren't recommended for wireless gaming. They only support a wireless connection via Bluetooth meaning they aren't compatible with Xbox One or PS4. While you can connect them to a PC or mobile device, their sub-par microphone performance and fairly high latency make them less than ideal for gaming.

6.9 Wired Gaming

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are decent headphones for wired gaming. The included 1/8" TRRS cable means you can use the integrated microphone even while using the headphones wired, making them a decent companion to your PS4 or Xbox One. Their sound profile is very well-balanced and your game's explosions have a bit of extra rumble, while dialogue is easy to understand. Unfortunately, their integrated microphone's recording quality is only mediocre, and while your voice sounds quite natural, it's fairly thin and lacking in brightness.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Included TRRS cable allows you to use integrated mic when wired.
Cons
  • Awkwardly-sized ear cups aren't very comfortable.
  • Mediocre microphone recording quality.
6.4 Phone Calls

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are mediocre headphones for phone calls. Their easy-to-use controls and integrated microphone make it easy to answer a call while on-the-go, but unfortunately, their microphone's recording quality is only mediocre. Your voice sounds fairly thin and gets easily drowned out in noisy environments.

Pros
  • Very well-balanced and versatile sound profile.
  • Included TRRS cable allows you to use integrated mic when wired.
  • Easy-to-use controls.
Cons
  • Mediocre microphone recording quality.
  • Mediocre noise isolation, even with ANC.
  • 6.8 Mixed Usage
  • 7.4 Neutral Sound
  • 7.0 Commute/Travel
  • 7.0 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.9 Office
  • 5.2 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.9 Wired Gaming
  • 6.4 Phone Calls

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC look very similar to the JBL E55BT Wireless. While we bought the black version, they're also available in blue, white, or coral color variants. The entire headphones are covered in whichever color you purchase, and they look fairly sleek and modern.

6.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.49 lbs
Clamping Force
1.0 lbs

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC aren't the most comfortable. Despite being marketed as over-ears, their ear cups are an awkward size that causes them to sit on top of your ears as opposed to around them, making them uncomfortable even during short listening sessions. That being said, people who have very small ears that fit inside the ear cups will likely find them quite comfortable as they're fairly well-padded.

7.1
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The control scheme of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is decent. Their physical, clicky buttons are easy to use, and they offer a good amount of functionality, including volume control and voice assistant as well as the standard media/phone controls. All the controls are on the right ear cup, which makes them easy to find, but it might be annoying if you only have your left hand free.

5.9
Design
Portability
L 6.9 "
W 5.4 "
H 3.2 "
Volume 119 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

As is to be expected with most over-ear headphones, the JBL TUNE 750BTNC aren't the most portable. On the bright side, they do fold up into a slightly more compact shape to take up less space in a bag or backpack.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

The JBL 750BTNC don't come with a carrying case.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is only mediocre. The entire headphones are made out of plastic, unlike most headphones that at least have a thin piece of metal in the headband. The charging port is also hidden under the yoke of the ear cup, which could potentially be an issue if they get yanked while charging. It also makes it difficult and awkward to reach the port.

7.0
Design
Stability

The JBL TUNE750BTNC feel decently stable. While they tend to fall off the head during more intense movements, they don't move around much during jogs or light runs.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • JBL TUNE 750BTNC Headphones
  • Audio cable
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
1.71 db
Treble Amount
-0.66 db

The sound profile of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is very accurate and well-balanced. All ranges follow our target curve quite well and while there's a bit of extra bass, it isn't overpowering and provides a good amount of extra punch to music. Overall, they're well-suited to a very wide range of genres and content.

7.7
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.46 dB

The frequency response consistency of the JBL 750BTNC is good. Unfortunately, due to their awkwardly sized ear cups, different people will likely experience their bass response differently, depending on the quality of the seal they're able to achieve.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.9
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.99 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
14.14 Hz
Low-Bass
3.61 dB
Mid-Bass
3.9 dB
High-Bass
1.56 dB

The bass accuracy of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is very good. The entire range is quite even and while it's a little over-emphasized, it isn't boomy or overpowering. Most people will likely enjoy the extra thump and punch that these headphones bring to music.

9.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.15 dB
Low-Mid
0.21 dB
Mid-Mid
0.68 dB
High-Mid
0.31 dB

The mid accuracy of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is superb. Almost the entire range is perfectly balanced, resulting in an accurate and natural reproduction of instruments and vocals.

7.9
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.74 dB
Low-Treble
-0.81 dB
Mid-Treble
1.03 dB
High-Treble
-1.22 dB

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC have very good treble accuracy. The most audible portions of this range are quite even and balanced, including low-treble which is responsible for the detail and presence of almost all instruments and vocals. Mid-treble is a bit more uneven, which may result in some vocals sounding dull and lispy while others might be slightly piercing. High-treble is slightly more uneven, though it's at high enough frequencies that most people won't notice it.

7.9
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.35 db
Dips
0.99 db

The peaks and dips performance of these headphones is very good. All ranges are quite even, with only minor rises and falls that sound natural and aren't abrupt enough to be noticeable. The most noticeable peak is in mid-treble, which may make some sounds more piercing and harsh compared to the dip right before it that darkens and dulls the sounds in this range.

8.4
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.34
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.81
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.88
Weighted Phase Mismatch
4.77

The imaging performance of these headphones is great. Their GD graph shows that while the treble range is well below the audibility thresholds, resulting in a transparent treble reproduction, the bass response is slightly looser, though it may not be too noticeable to everyone. On the bright side, the L/R drivers of our test unit are very well-matched, which is important for the accurate localization of objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo image.

4.2
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.87 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
2.61 dB
PRTF Distance
8.27 dB
Openness
3.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.7

As is expected from closed-back over-ear headphones, the passive soundstage of these headphones is bad. The PRTF response graph shows that they don't activate the resonances of the pinna (outer ear) much, which is one of the big factors in creating a speaker-like soundstage. Therefore, the soundstage is perceived as small and located inside your head.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App

The JBL 750BTNC don't have any virtual soundstage features.

7.2
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.297
WHD @ 100
0.340

The weighted harmonic distortion performance of the JBL 750BTNC is decent. Most frequencies fall within good limits at both moderate and high volumes, resulting in fairly clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
On
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings used to test the JBL 750BTNC; our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
6.6
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-17.5 dB
Bass
-8.33 dB
Mid
-12.75 dB
Treble
-31.61 dB

The noise isolation performance of these headphones is only okay. Their ANC (active noise cancelling) does almost nothing to help cancel out treble or mid-range sounds and only helps cancel background noise in the bass range. That being said, their ANC doesn't work very well, and they do a bad job at cancelling out the low rumble of bus or plane engines. While the headphones help passively block out background chatter by physically blocking your ears, they're only decent at this, and you'll still hear most lower-frequency voices. On the bright side, they do a good job at blocking higher-pitched sounds, like the hum of a fan or AC unit, though most headphones block these sounds.

7.7
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
35.57 dB

The leakage performance of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is good. Even at moderately high volumes, they fall beneath the noise floor of an average office, so you can listen to your music without bothering coworkers.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

The JBL 750BTNC have an integrated microphone. Their included TRRS cable doesn't feature an in-line mic, so even wired, you'll be using the integrated microphone.

6.2
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
421.03 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
4.56 dB
HFE
6544.63 Hz
Weighted THD
2.819
Gain
12.0 dB

The recording quality of the microphone is mediocre, which is fairly average for Bluetooth headphones. When using the mic, your voice sounds natural and easy to understand, though it's slightly thin and lacking in brightness.

5.9
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
9.52 dB

The noise handling of the microphone is sub-par. When using the headphones in noisy environments like a subway station, your voice gets easily drowned out by background sounds.

Active Features
7.3
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
17.4 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
17.4 hrs
Charge Time
1.6 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port micro-USB

The overall battery performance of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is decent. They last nearly 17.5 hours off a single charge with the ANC turned on, which is longer than the advertised 15 hours, and they also charge quicker than the advertised two hours. Unfortunately, the micro-USB charging port is located behind the yoke of one of the ear cups, which is difficult and awkward to reach.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

These headphones don't have a dedicated companion app.

Connectivity
8.2
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.2
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
244 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
167 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
368 ms
Android Latency
128 ms

The Bluetooth connectivity of the JBL TUNE 750BTNC is great. They support multi-device pairing to two different devices, so you can easily switch between your phone and PC. Their PC latency should be low enough for watching movies without any noticeable lag. When watching YouTube videos, we tested low latency on Android devices, though unfortunately, there were noticeable sync issues with iOS. It's worth noting that different apps and devices seem to compensate for latency differently, so your experience may vary.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These headphones don't support any wireless connection other than Bluetooth.

9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.0 ft
Connection 1/8" TRRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC come with a very short micro-USB cable, which is a shame considering the awkward placing of the charging port. On the bright side, the included 1/8" TRRS cable means you can use the integrated microphone even when connected via a wire.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

Because the included audio cable is a 1/8" TRRS cable, you can use the integrated microphone while wired to a PC or PS4 for full compatibility.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No

Because the included audio cable is a 1/8" TRRS cable, you can use the integrated microphone while wired to an Xbox One for full compatibility.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

These headphones don't have a base/dock.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC are okay overall Bluetooth headphones that don't offer much over the competition. Their ANC doesn't work as well as some other similarly-priced models, and they look and feel quite cheap and uncomfortable. On the bright side, they have a very well-balanced and accurate sound profile that's versatile enough for most genres, but unfortunately, they don't have a dedicated companion app with EQ settings. If you're looking for a pair of ANC over-ear headphones, check out our recommendations for the best noise cancelling headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones under $200, and the best noise cancelling headphones under $100.

Sony WH-CH700N Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless are marginally better mixed usage headphones than the Sony WH-CH700N Wireless. The JBL have a better-balanced default sound profile that's much more consistent among various users and reseats. They also block out more background noise and leak much less audio. On the other hand, the Sony last almost twice as long off a single charge, and have a great dedicated companion app that allows you to customize the way your headphones sound via a graphic EQ and presets. They also look and feel quite a bit more comfortable and durable.

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Wireless
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless are slightly better headphones for mixed usage than the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Wireless. The JBL have a better control scheme and have a better-balanced sound profile that's more consistent among various users. They also have ANC which helps them block out a bit more background noise than the Sennheiser. On the other hand, the Sennheiser last much longer off a single charge, are more comfortable, and look and feel more durable.

JBL E65BTNC Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The JBL E65BTNC Wireless are slightly better headphones for mixed usage than the JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless. The E65BTNC are more comfortable, feel more stable, and look and feel much better-built and durable. Their ANC also works quite a bit better, and their battery lasts longer off a single charge. On the other hand, the TUNE 750BTNC have a slightly better-balanced and more accurate sound profile.

JBL E55BT Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless are better headphones than the JBL E55BT Wireless. The TUNE 750BTNC have a better control scheme, a much better-balanced sound profile that's much more consistent among various people, and have ANC to help them block out background noise. On the other hand, the E55BT last a bit longer from a single charge, are more comfortable, look and feel more durable, and feel more stable on the head.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless are much better headphones than the JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless. While both headphones are over-ears, the JBL aren't nearly as comfortable due to their awkwardly sized ear cups that tend to rest on top of the ears. Other than that, the Sony also feel much more durable, isolate much more noise thanks to their remarkable ANC feature, last almost ten hours longer off a single charge, and have a dedicated companion app so you can change the EQ of your headphones. On the other hand, the JBL charge quicker, can pair to two devices at once, and leak a bit less audio.

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