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JBL Endurance Peak II [Review]

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JBL Endurance Peak II

The JBL Endurance Peak II True Wireless are sports headphones with a unique ear-hook design that keeps them in place during workouts. Their bass-heavy sound profile gives your favorite music an extra thump and punch. Although they don’t have an active noise cancellation function, they do an outstanding job of passively isolating against background noises, so you don’t hear the chatter of others in the gym. Unfortunately, particularly if you have smaller ears, they can not be comfortable enough to wear for long listening sessions. They are, however, extremely compact, and their charging case makes it simple to recharge when on the go.

JBL Endurance Peak II - Waterproof True Wireless in-Ear Sport Headphones - Black

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Features

  • jbl pure bass sound gives you enough bass to give your whole body a boost and get that extra push right when you need it the most.
  • with 30 hours of playback (6 hours in buds/24 hours in case), you’ve got the extra inspiration it takes to make you go that extra mile.
  • the endurance peak ii powerhook design lets you adjust the headphone to your size and comfort level.
  • with dual connect you can take calls, adjust volume, or use your voice assistant on either ear, so you can stay flexible and never mess with your momentum.
  • hands-free stereo calls & voice assistant access lets you keep in contact with your people and stay in control of your playback without ever interrupting the flow of your workout.

Style

The JBL Endurance Peak II is similar to the JBL Endurance Peak Truly Wireless in that it has a distinct sports-oriented nature. For stability, they have dense, rubberized earbuds and thick ear hooks. They come in a variety of colors, including ‘Black,’ ‘White,’ ‘Blue,’ and ‘Coral.’

Comfort

The JBL Endurance Peak II are a comfortable pair of shoes. It’s good that they don’t go too far into your ear. The ear hook’s bendable wire also helps you to tailor the headphone to your tastes. However, they’re a little bulky, and wearing them for long periods of time can be uncomfortable. Often, since you can switch them off by moving the ear hook to the back of the headphones, listeners with small ears can inadvertently turn them off when trying to tighten their fit, which is uncomfortable.

Controls

The controls on these headphones are satisfactory. You can answer/end a call by tapping either bud, and you can decline a call by double-tapping them. The left bud is tapped once to advance to the next track, and twice to return to the previous track. To mute or unmute the microphone, tap and hold either bud for two seconds. You can adjust the volume by sliding up on the right bud and down on the left bud. To play/pause, tap the right bud once, and double-tap to trigger the voice assistant. The touch-sensitive controls, on the other hand, have no audible input and a very small sensitive surface. As a consequence, when you try to change the volume, the buds can instead play/pause music.

Portability

The JBL Endurance Peak II headphones are extremely lightweight. They’re tiny and compact, so you should be able to slip them into your pocket or bag with ease. There’s even a portable charging case to keep them safe when you’re out and about.

Case

The case is in good condition. It’s mostly made of plastic, but it doesn’t feel as sturdy and long-lasting as the JBL Endurance Peak Truly Wireless’ example. The battery level is indicated by an LED light, and the case closes with a locking mechanism.

Build Quality

The JBL Endurance Peak II is a well-constructed shoe. The ear hooks are made of a hard, malleable silicone material that feels sturdy and durable, and they’re mostly made of plastic. They also have an IPX7 water resistance rating, which we don’t test for.

Stability

The JBL Endurance Peak II has a remarkable degree of stability. To prevent them from slipping off your ears, they have a dual-locking feature. You should be able to wear them through your workouts and they should stay put.

Noise Cancellation

The noise isolation on the JBL Endurance Peak II is incredible. While they lack an ANC feature, they can passively isolate against a significant amount of background noise. They should be able to filter out certain bass-heavy background noises like bus and plane engines, as well as higher-frequency sounds like people talking nearby and the hum of an AC device.

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth communication on the JBL Endurance Peak II is adequate. They don’t support NFC or multi-device pairing, which is a bummer if you regularly change your audio source. Their latency is likely to be too high for watching videos or playing games. Some apps, however, compensate for latency, so the actual experience can differ.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Minimalist design
  • Well-built, portable design
  • Impressive stability
Cons
  • May feel fatiguing after long listening sessions.

Verdict

The JBL Endurance Peak II are suitable for a variety of applications. Thanks to their ear-hook nature, these sports-oriented in-ears have a very comfortable fit and do not move around during your workouts. They can also passively shield you from background noises such as those heard in a noisy workplace or on your commute. Although their bass-heavy sound profile may keep you motivated at the gym, fans of neutral sound can find it overwhelming. Furthermore, with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, their latency is likely too high for gaming.

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