JBL is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its soundbars.
If you are wondering how JBL headphones compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 headphones by objectively and impartially analysing over 52,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites.
JBL are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning headphones. Their headphones start at $7 for the Endurance RUN which has a driver size of 8.2mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $200 for the T460BT which has a driver size of 32mm, is an on-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new JBL headphones is $52.
JBL are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning headphones.
Is JBL the Best Headphones Brand?
So are JBL headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.
JBL is ranked the No. 3 best headphones brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that JBL is the 3rd best headphones brand out there.
Let's look at how JBL headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All headphones Brands
There's a wide selection of JBL headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with over 50 JBL headphones currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $52, JBL headphones also tend to be cheaper than most other headphones brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers.
The average review score for a JBL headphones is 75%.
JBL have better reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a JBL headphones being 75%. JBL have a number of great features including jbl talkthru, JBL Charged Sound and jbl ambientaware which sets them apart from the competition.
No. Of Headphones
Average Price $102
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price $52
Price Distribution of JBL Headphones
What Do the JBL Headphones Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every JBL headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for JBL and then compared this to the other headphones brands.
JBL has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its headphones than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for JBL headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 84% respectively across all Headphones brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to JBL headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have JBL Headphones Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 industry awards for JBL headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by JBL to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of JBL headphones. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of JBL headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
84% of reviewers think JBL headphones are reliable.
So, most people think that JBL headphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for JBL headphones that mention reliability:
the waterproof rating of IPX5 make them great for working out
build quality are both first rate
fully waterproof design
it is one of the most durable models designed by JBL
considering the excellent build quality
build quality with reasonable prices
they are more reliable than their wireless counterparts
google assistant built in in a way that was so smooth you felt like you were in the future you dreamt about as a kid (Alexa
Its plasticky build
hasn't had any issues with sweat though they are not waterproof by any means
A great mid range choice, priced at $29.99 is the JBL Live 400BT, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.
Features We Love:
Long battery life (24h)
Big headphone sensitivity (106dB)
A fully featured and excellently reviewed 186g, 40mm driver earphone, with a reasonable price. It has a detachable cable and a battery life of 24h, supports Bluetooth and is foldable. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb sound quality, an outstanding sound quality and it's quiet.
Value for Money
Customers report that JBL Live 400BT has outstanding user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this earphone to others.
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If you're looking for a high end JBL headphones then the JBL Live 500BT takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $50.
Features We Love:
Big driver size (50mm)
Long battery life (30h)
Supports noise reduction
Multiple reviews mentioned that this headphones has an excellent sound quality, it's very quiet and comfortable to wear. It's a fully featured and top-rated 232g Bluetooth headphones, with a cheap price and driver size. It has a detachable cable and a battery life of 30h, is foldable and supports noise reduction.
Value for Money
Owners report that JBL Live 500BT has brilliant user reviews but average expert reviews. 94% of buyers recommended this earphone to others.
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