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JBL Tune 760NC Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Oct 20, 2023 at 09:11 am
JBL Tune 760NC Wireless Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
7.2
Commute/Travel
7.2
Sports/Fitness
7.2
Office
5.5
Wireless Gaming
7.1
Wired Gaming
7.3
Phone Calls

The JBL Tune 760NC Wireless are noise cancelling (ANC) Bluetooth headphones designed with everyday use in mind. Their lightweight, portable design and very good battery life mean they're particularly well-suited to on-the-go use, and their ANC helps isolate against some of the common noises you might hear on your commute. They also have an array of useful connectivity features like multi-device pairing and Google Fast Fair, the latter of which allows Android users to instantly connect their devices.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The JBL Tune 760NC are good for neutral sound. Out-of-the-box, they have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that adds thump and punch to your mix, though it shouldn't overwhelm vocals and lead instruments. The rest of the range is neutral enough for listening to a wide range of audio content. Unfortunately, there aren't any sound customization features available.

Pros
  • Decently comfortable.
  • Balanced sound.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
7.2 Commute/Travel

The JBL Tune 760NC are decent for commuting and travel. With their ANC feature on, they can block mid and treble-range ambient noise, like ambient chatter and the hum of nearby AC units. Unfortunately, they still struggle to block out bass-heavy noises like bus and plane engines. They don't have a very portable design and can feel uncomfortable after long listening sessions due to their tight fit. Their long, continuous battery life can last through your flights.

Pros
  • Decently comfortable.
  • Long continuous battery life.
  • Wireless design.
Cons
  • Struggles to block bass-heavy background noise.
  • Not very portable.
7.2 Sports/Fitness

The JBL Tune 760NC are decent for sports and fitness, though they aren't designed for this use. They clamp tight on your head, which can feel a bit uncomfortable during long workouts. Also, they aren't stable enough to stay on your head if you move around a lot, and they aren't rated for water resistance, though that's expected since they're over-ears. Fortunately, you can use them wirelessly, so you don't have to worry about accidentally snagging a cable on your workout equipment.

Pros
  • Long continuous battery life.
  • Wireless design.
Cons
  • Not stable enough for workouts.
  • Not very portable.
7.2 Office

The JBL Tune 760NC are satisfactory for office use. They have a long continuous battery life that can last through your 9-5. Also, while they leak some audio, it shouldn't be too noticeable in a typical office setting. Their ANC feature can block ambient chatter and higher-frequency noises like AC units. Unfortunately, their tight fit can feel a bit uncomfortable during longer listening sessions.

Pros
  • Decently comfortable.
  • Long continuous battery life.
Cons
  • Struggles to block bass-heavy background noise.
5.5 Wireless Gaming

The JBL Tune 760NC are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but their latency is likely too high to be suitable for wireless gaming.

7.1 Wired Gaming

The JBL Tune 760NC are decent for wired gaming. You can plug these headphones into your PC or the controller for your PlayStation and Xbox consoles using the included 1/8" TRS cable, though you can only receive audio and can't use the microphone. Their low latency over a wired connection ensures that audio and video are mostly in sync, and their bass-heavy sound helps you feel the thump and rumble in action-packed scenes. Unfortunately, they lack a companion app, and there aren't any gaming-related customization features available.

Pros
  • Low latency over wired connection.
  • Decently comfortable.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
7.3 Phone Calls

The JBL Tune 760NC are satisfactory for phone calls. Their integrated microphone has a decent recording quality, so your voice is understandable but also thin. Unfortunately, it can struggle to separate your voice from background noises, especially if you're calling from a very noisy setting like a subway station. Also, its ANC performance is just okay, meaning you may be distracted by some background noises during your calls.

Pros
  • Integrated mic has decent recording quality and noise handling.
Cons
  • Struggles to block bass-heavy background noise.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 7.2 Commute/Travel
  • 7.2 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.2 Office
  • 5.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.1 Wired Gaming
  • 7.3 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Oct 20, 2023: We've updated the text of this review for clarity and accuracy.
  2. Updated Aug 16, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Aug 12, 2021: Early access published.
  4. Updated Jul 26, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Jul 23, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Jul 18, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The JBL Tune 760NC come in 'White', 'Black', 'Blue', and 'Blush', and we expect these color variants to perform similarly. We tested the White variant, and you can see the label for our test unit here.

If you come across another version, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The JBL Tune 760NC are mid-range wireless headphones with an active noise cancelling (ANC) system. Unlike the JBL Tune 660NC Wireless, they have an over-ear design, which offers better noise isolation performance, a more comfortable fit, and less leakage. Other similarly designed over-ears from this manufacturer, like the JBL Live 660NC Wireless, offer companion app access. Their ANC is pretty middle of the road, though, so if you're looking for a pair of over-ears with a better noise isolation performance, it's worth considering the Anker Soundcore Space Q45 Wireless instead.

See our recommendations for the best wireless Bluetooth headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones, and the best JBL headphones.

Sony WH-CH720N Wireless

The Sony WH-CH720N Wireless offer similar performance to the JBL Tune 760NC, and you might prefer one over the other depending on personal preference. Both headphones offer similar battery life performance, but the JBL are better headphones for neutral sound. However, the Sony's companion app allows you to customize the sound further via a graphic EQ, presets, and spatial audio controls. 

JBL Live 660NC Wireless

The JBL Live 660NC Wireless are better headphones for most purposes than the JBL Tune 760NC. The Live 660NC have slightly better neutral sound performance, with a more accurate bass that still adds punch and boom to your mixes. They also have a slightly better build quality and offer a more stable fit. That being said, the JBL Tune 760NC have a better integrated mic and better noise handling capabilities, making them a better choice for taking calls.

Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless or the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless. The JBL have a more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box and a longer continuous battery life. Also, they're a better choice for phone calls, thanks to their superior microphone performance. However, the Sennheiser are more stable and leak less audio. Also, their companion app has a graphic EQ and presets, so you have more ability to customize their sound.

Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Wireless

The Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Wireless are better headphones than the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless for most uses. The Anker have better noise isolation, and they're more comfortable and better built. Also, their companion app has a graphic EQ for sound customization. That said, the JBL have a more neutral sound profile out-of-the-box, and they have a more stable fit.

JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless

The JBL Tune 760NC Wireless are better for most uses than the JBL TUNE 750BTNC Wireless. The 760NC are better-built, more comfortable, and their continuous battery life is longer. They have a better noise isolation performance, and their microphone performance makes them a better choice for phone calls. That said, the 750BTNC have better frequency response consistency, so they're marginally better for neutral sound.

JBL Live 500BT Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the JBL Live 500BT Wireless or the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless. The Live are better-built, more stable, and more customizable thanks to their companion app that offers a parametric EQ and presets. That said, the Tune come with an ANC feature that offers better noise isolation. They also have a better microphone performance.

Razer Opus X Wireless

The Razer Opus X Wireless are better for commute and travel than the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless. The Razer are better built and more comfortable with longer continuous battery life. Also, their companion app offers EQ presets to help you customize their sound. That said, the JBL have a better microphone performance, so they're a better choice for phone calls.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Beats Solo Pro Wireless or the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless. The Beats are better built, and they have better noise isolation and leakage performances. However, the JBL are more comfortable, and they have a longer continuous battery life and a better mic performance. You can also use them wired, unlike the Beats.

Razer Opus Wireless 2020

The Razer Opus Wireless 2020 are better headphones than the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless. The Razer are better built, more comfortable, and more stable. They have better noise isolation, and their companion app offers EQ presets to customize their sound. Some listeners may prefer their more neutral sound profile in comparison with the JBL's slightly more bass-heavy sound. That said, the JBL have a longer continuous battery life and a better mic performance.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The JBL Tune 760NC are over-ear headphones with a simple design. They're mostly matte plastic, and there's faux leather padding on the headband and the ear cups. They come in three different colors: 'White', 'Black', 'Blush', and 'Blue'.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.5 lbs
Clamping Force
0.9 lbs

The JBL 760NC are decently comfortable. They're lightweight, and the padding on the ear cups and the headband feels plush and comfortable. Unfortunately, they clamp a bit too tightly on your head, which could feel uncomfortable during long listening sessions. If you wear glasses or have thick hair, you'll have to adjust them a bit to get a comfortable fit.

7.3
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
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

These headphones have good controls, and the buttons are clicky and responsive. There's a chime when the headphones power on and when they connect to a device. Also, there's a chime to indicate when you reach max volume. Unfortunately, there isn't a chime when you reach minimum volume, which is disappointing.

  • '+' button
    • Single press: Raises the volume.
    • Press and hold: Skips track forward.
  • '-' button
    • Single press: Lowers the volume.
    • Press and hold: Skips the track backward.
  • Middle button:
    • Single press: Plays/pauses audio. Also answers/ends a call.
    • Press and hold: Declines a call.
    • Two-second press: Activates Siri or another voice assistant.
  • ANC button:
    • Single press: Activates ANC.
  • Power button:
    • Single press: Turns headphones on/off.
    • Double press: Enters pairing mode for second device.

6.4
Design
Portability
L 4.4" (11.3 cm)
W 8.3" (21.1 cm)
H 1.8" (4.6 cm)
Volume 66.26 inยณ (1,085.80 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

These headphones are acceptably portable. Like most over-ears, they have a bulky design that won't fit easily into your bag. However, you can fold them flat, and you can also fold the cups together, which you can see here. They don't come with a case to protect them from damage on the go, though.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
7.0
Design
Build Quality

These over-ears have a decent build quality. They're mostly plastic, which feels pretty solid. The padding on the headband and the ear cups is faux leather. While the headband and the hinges feel pretty sturdy, the yokes seem like they could break if too much pressure is applied. They also don't have an advertised IP rating for water and dust resistance, but that's normal for over-ear headphones.

7.0
Design
Stability

These headphones are decently stable. Thanks to their strong clamping force, they'll stay on your head during casual listening sessions. However, they can move around or fall out of place if you move your head a lot, so they aren't ideal for workouts.

Design
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In The Box

  • JBL Tune 760NC headphones
  • Manuals
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • 1/16" TRS to 1/8" TRRS audio cable

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
2.17 dB
Treble Amount
0.15 dB

The JBL 760NC have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that adds some extra thump and punch to your audio. However, the rest of the range is pretty neutral, so vocals and lead instruments are still clearly reproduced. As a result, they're suitable for listening to most types of audio content. Unfortunately, they aren't compatible with the JBL Headphones app, so you can't customize their sound.

6.4
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.8 dB

They have passable frequency response consistency. Their bass and treble delivery is inconsistent, so you may not get a consistent sound each time you use them, depending on their fit, seal, and positioning on your head. If you have thick hair or wear glasses, you'll also experience a drop in bass.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.0
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.85 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
15.42 Hz
Low-Bass
2.47 dB
Mid-Bass
4.22 dB
High-Bass
1.26 dB

The JBL Tune 760NC have great bass accuracy. The low-bass and mid-bass are slightly overemphasized, which adds extra thump and punch to your mixes. In songs like Cherish the Day by Sade, the bassline sounds powerful and full-bodied when it comes in at 1:38. However, the bass delivery is inconsistent and depends on the headphone's fit, positioning, and seal, so these results represent the average response.

8.7
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.68 dB
Low-Mid
0.02 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.68 dB
High-Mid
-1.9 dB

The mid accuracy is amazing. The range is very balanced and neutral, so vocals and lead instruments reproduce clearly, accurately, and with detail.

7.9
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.2 dB
Low-Treble
0.03 dB
Mid-Treble
0.91 dB
High-Treble
-0.62 dB

They have very good treble accuracy. The range is pretty balanced, so vocals, lead instruments, and sibilants are generally bright and detailed. However, there's a dip between the low and mid-treble that causes some vocals and instruments to lose presence in the mix.

7.8
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.3 dB
Dips
1.31 dB

These headphones have good peaks and dips performance, meaning they follow their own sound profile reasonably well. The peak in the low-bass to the mid-bass adds extra thump and punch to the mix. The low-treble is a bit uneven, so vocals and lead instruments are alternatively harsh and veiled. Also, the uneven mid-treble makes sibilants alternately piercing and dull.

8.4
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.19
Weighted Phase Mismatch
2.72
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
1.13
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.14

These headphones have an impressive imaging performance. This aligns with other JBL headphones we've tested and indicates the manufacturer's quality control and ergonomics. While our unit's weighted group delay falls mostly below the audibility threshold, the small peaks indicate a slightly loose bass. However, the treble is transparent. Also, the L/R drivers of our unit are fairly well-matched in phase and amplitude, so sound objects like voices accurately localize within the stereo image. There's some mismatch in frequency, but it's pretty slight, so you may only notice a few holes in the stereo image. That said, imaging performance tends to vary between different units.

4.6
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.9 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
1.94 dB
PRTF Distance
12.23 dB
Openness
3.2
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.1

These headphones have a poor passive soundstage. The soundstage isn't very large or natural-sounding. As a result, audio seems like it's coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed all around you.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
7.7
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.245
WHD @ 100
0.140

The weighted harmonic distortion performance is good. At a normal listening volume, there are some slight peaks, but this can be hard to hear with real-life content. Most frequencies fall within good limits, so audio reproduction is clean and pure.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 44.1kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
On
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.

Isolation
6.8
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-19.52 dB
Noise Cancelling Yes
Bass
-10.49 dB
Mid
-13.21 dB
Treble
-34.82 dB

They have an okay noise isolation performance. They come with an ANC feature that can block out mid-range sound like ambient chatter and high-pitched noises like the hum of an AC unit. However, the ANC doesn't perform much better than the headphones turned off in these ranges. The ANC helps to reduce some bass-heavy background noise, but you may still hear the rumble of bus and plane engines.

7.3
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
37.75 dB

These headphones have a satisfactory leakage performance. They leak a bit of audio, especially in the treble range, which will sound mostly thin. That said, the leakage won't be too noticeable if you're listening at loud volumes in a moderately noisy environment like an office.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
Mic Yes
7.4
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
315.41 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
2.12 dB
HFE
5,046.6 Hz
Weighted THD
0.136
Gain
4.69 dB

The microphone's recording quality is satisfactory. Your voice sounds natural and neutral but also quite thin. That said, whoever's on the other end of the line will still be able to understand you.

7.3
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
10.96 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The mic has decent noise handling. It struggles to separate your voice from background noise in busy environments like subway and train stations, though, so you may need to take calls from a quieter environment.

Active Features
7.9
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
40.9 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
40.9 hrs
Charge Time
1.6 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port USB-C

These headphones have a very good battery performance. The manufacturer advertises 35 hours of playtime with the ANC on and up to 50 hours with the ANC off. However, we measured 40 hours with the ANC on. Unfortunately, there isn't a power-saving feature to help conserve battery life. Battery life also varies depending on your usage habits.

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
Connectivity
8.3
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
334.65 ft (102.00 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
168 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
245 ms
Android Latency
249 ms

The JBL Tune 760NC have great Bluetooth connectivity. You can pair them with up to two devices simultaneously, which is handy if you switch audio sources frequently. The manufacturer also says they support Google Fast Pair, which lets you quickly connect to an Android device. Unfortunately, their latency is quite high with PCs, iOS, and Android devices, so they aren't suitable for video streaming. Some apps compensate for latency differently, so it's worth checking for this with your favorite apps.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.10 ft (1.25 m)
Connection
1/16" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

These headphones come with a 1/16" TRS to 1/8" TRRS cable, though it only transmits audio. There's also a USB-C to USB-A cable so you can charge them.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
Audio Only
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug these headphones into your PC to receive audio. They're also compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs; however, their latency is likely too high to be suitable for gaming.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
Audio Only
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug them into your PS4 or PS5 controller to receive audio. However, you can't use the mic to talk to teammates.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
Audio Only
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug these headphones into your Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller. However, you can only receive audio, and you can't use the mic to communicate with teammates.

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