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The JBL LIVE 300TWS they’re stable enough to wear at the gym or on a morning jog with their stability fins attached, but they don’t have an IP ranking for sweat or water resistance. Unfortunately, their 4.4-hour battery life isn’t perfect, and it’s far less than JBL’s advertised six hours. Overall, they’re a fine choice if you’re looking for a new pair of completely wireless in-ears, but they don’t stand out much from the crowd. A simple pair of truly wireless in-ears that perform admirably for most applications. Their compact earbuds make them very comfortable for in-ears, and they don’t cause too much exhaustion or discomfort even after long listening sessions. Their sound profile is fairly well-balanced, making them ideal for a wide variety of genres, and their excellent companion app includes a parametric EQ and presets.
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- JBL SIGNATURE SOUND: Small in size, but packing serious power, JBL LIVE 300TWS Bluetooth headphones deliver the audio you expect from JBL
- AMBIENT AWARE and TALKTHRU: Control the world around you. Instantly move from absolute music immersion to focus on your surroundings with Ambient Aware. Chat with your friends without removing your Bluetooth headphones with TalkThru. Just swipe on the wireless earbuds to activate them
- UP TO 20 HOURS OF BATTERY: Never be without your music. JBL LIVE 300TWS Bluetooth headphones give you up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge. Pop them into the charging case for up to an additional 14 hours of listening. Get a one-hour boost in just 10 minutes
- TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS: JBL LIVE 300TWS Bluetooth headphones are totally wireless, with nothing to hold you back or tie you down
- STEREO CALLS: Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you are doing, take your music along for the ride and stay connected with perfect, stereo clear calls with no background noise. Discover total listening freedom with hands-free functionality and no distractions with all-access touch control
The JBL LIVE 300TWS are a pair of completely wireless in-ears that are fairly straightforward and regular in appearance. The earbuds themselves have a matte finish that’s similar to a dark grey colour, with a copper-colored ring around the touch-sensitive buttons, and we checked the ‘black’ version. They also come in a variety of other colours, though availability seems to vary depending on where you live. Despite being entirely made of plastic, they don’t seem to be too cheap. The case does not appear to be especially high-end, but it also does not appear to be low-cost. When the headphones are being charged, a white light around the charging port illuminates.
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In-ear headphones like the JBL LIVE 300TWS are very comfortable. They come with three different tip sizes and four different pairs of stability fins to help you find the perfect fit and seal. The earbuds themselves aren’t too heavy, and most listening sessions don’t leave you exhausted.
The JBL LIVE 300TWS’ touch-sensitive controls are simple to use and work well. They have a lot of control choices, such as volume control and voice assistant. Unfortunately, since the touch-sensitive surface is so thin, swiping forward and backward for volume is difficult. They also only have input in the form of audio beeps, which is a little frustrating.
The JBL LIVE 300TWS, like most genuinely wireless in-ears, are extremely compact and can quickly be tossed into a pocket.
The JBL LIVE 300TWS has a successful argument. It’s made of plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap in general, even if it doesn’t look or feel as high-end as some more expensive alternatives, such as the Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless. It’s cool that they have white light around the charging port that illuminates when they’re charging.
The JBL LIVE 300TWS appears to be well-made and long-lasting. Both the earbuds and the case are made of high-quality, dense plastic, and they seem like they should be able to handle a few accidental drops or bumps without too much damage. Consider the JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless in-ears if you want better-built in-ears.
With the stability fins attached, the JBL LIVE 300TWS feels very stable in the ear. They don’t move or fall out even during fairly vigorous movements. They’re stable enough for light movements without the stability fins, but they can slip or slide out while working out or jogging.
Overall, the JBL LIVE 300TWS’ noise isolation is just satisfactory. They do an outstanding job of blocking out office noises like background chatter and A/C units or fans if you achieve a good fit and seal with the provided tips. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of blocking out the low rumble of engines on buses and aircraft.
The battery life of these headphones is below average. They last 4.4 hours on a single charge, which is equivalent to many other fully wireless headphones but much less than JBL’s advertised six hours. They take 1.3 hours to charge, which is a long time, and their case only offers two additional full charges, resulting in a disappointing overall battery life. They do, however, have an auto-off timer, which helps to save battery life.
The Bluetooth capabilities of these headphones are only adequate. They’re Bluetooth 5.0 headphones, but they don’t have multi-device or NFC pairing, making it difficult to connect or move devices. Their line of sight range is outstanding, but it is highly dependent on your surroundings, and your actual use can differ. Unfortunately, while watching a YouTube video on PC, Android, and iOS, we captured high latency, so if lower audio latency is a problem, you might want to consider the JBL Tune 125TWS Truly Wireless. It’s worth noting, however, that applications and devices tend to compensate for this in various ways, so the results can vary.
Pros and Cons
The JBL LIVE 300TWS are good genuinely wireless in-ears for a variety of situations. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day at work or on a long flight, and they’re stable enough to be a perfect gym companion with their stability fins installed. Their sound profile is versatile enough for a wide range of genres and material, and their excellent companion app includes a parametric EQ and presets. They don’t filter out a lot of background noise, so they may not be the best option for blocking out engine rumbles on the bus or keeping you focused at work. Their 4.4-hour battery life is also disappointing, so if you want to listen to m during your lunch break, you’ll have to put them in their charging case.