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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The JBL Tune 760NC are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but their latency is likely too high to be suitable for wireless 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mid accuracy is amazing. The range is very balanced and neutral, so vocals and lead instruments reproduce clearly, accurately, and with detail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid with these settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can plug them into your PS4 or PS5 controller to receive audio. However, you can't use the mic to talk to teammates.
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.