If you want an at-home-style studio that can be used on the go, you’ve come to the right place. Here in our JBL Tune 710BT review, we’ll discuss this ideal option from JBL that offers its powerful Signature Sound.
Also, it offers Bluetooth connectivity, a sleek design, active noise cancellation, plus easy touch controls to manage your tunes.
Another reason why it’s an ideal option for a lot of users is because of its padded ear cups.
Then, it has dynamic drivers and a lightweight, foldable design.
While you wirelessly listen to your podcasts, audiobooks, or tunes throughout the day, you can surely do more.
Also, stay in touch with the world outside via the product’s integrated microphone. Just a single button allows you to manage calls, audio, and your digital assistant.
Sounds like something you’d need to listen to all your favourite tunes, streams, and podcasts? If that’s the case, continue with our JBL Tune 710BT review and get all the information you need about it.
Before we look further into these headphones, our JBL Tune 710BT review will first focus on the packaging and contents. Of course, JBL still opted for their standard-looking cardboard container which has an image of the headphones in front.
On the image, you’ll find “Pure Bass Wireless” written. Then, there’s JBL and Bluetooth placed on the upper and lower-left corners of the box, respectively.
On the right side, Tune 710BT is written sideways in a lengthwise manner. Also in this area, brief details on what the product is also displayed.
Inside the box, you’ll find the JBL Tune 710BT placed securely along with other inclusions from JBL. Other than the headphones, you’ll find a USB-C charging cable and a detachable audio cable in the package. There’s even a quick start guide, warranty/warning note, as well as a safety sheet included.
JBL Tune 710BT Review – Design and Functionality
This time, let’s focus on the headphones’ design and functions in our JBL Tune 710BT review. After unboxing, we saw that the headphones were small and chunky, yet were well and durably made.
When we tried them on, we felt them comfortable to the ears because of the paddings. However, if you have a bigger head size than usual, its clamping force might slightly be too much for you.
Despite the clamping force, we love its lightweight and foldable design which makes the Tune 710BT extremely portable.
If you’re wondering why it has more press buttons than most similar headphones, it’s because it doesn’t have an app. Don’t worry because the buttons are good and are made to be durable for continued use.
Since it has a foldable design, you can set the Tune 710BT flat for storage. And given its lightweight form, you can easily bring it with you wherever you go. Just remember that JBL didn’t include a carrying case for this pair of headphones.
You’ll get the power on/off, fast forward/back, volume up/down, Siri/Google Assistant/Pause, and Bluetooth pairing button. The Bluetooth pairing button is BT SBC 16-bit 44.1kHz.
Key Features of the JBL Tune 710BT
Since key features are crucial to a lot of users, let’s discuss these in our JBL Tune 710BT review. We’ll see what JBL packed into these headphones that make them better than other similar products in the market.
JBL Pure Bass Sound
JBL Pure Bass Sound is the company’s impressive and precise sound that has been engineered for 75 years. As a result, these headphones reproduce the same high-quality audio that punches out deep and powerful bass.
Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can stream high-quality audio from your Bluetooth gadgets without having to deal with messy cables.
50-hour Battery Life and Quick Charging
The Tune 710BT offers up to 50 hours of wireless listening and a two-hour charge gives you a full tank.
If you’re in a rush and forgot to charge your headphones, there’s no need to worry. Charging the Tune 710BT for five minutes provides you with three hours of playback time.
The JBL Tune 710BT supports multi-point. This technology allows pairing the headphones to two different mobile devices at the same time. Plus, you can quickly and seamlessly switch between them as you need.
With multipoint technology, you can watch a video on your tablet, then switch to your smartphone when answering a call.
Hands-free Calls and Voice Control
Activate voice assistance with ease by pressing the button on your ear cup. Once enabled, you can quickly and conveniently control your audio and manage your calls.
Active Noise Cancelling
With ANC, you can focus on your music and mute noise from your surroundings.
Foldable and Lightweight Design
When testing the product for our JBL Tune 710BT review, we saw how lightweight and compact its foldable design was. And with such a style, the Tune 710BT is definitely ready to travel anywhere you go.
The Tune 710BT is an over-ear circumaural type of headphones that has a 40mm driver size. It has an impedance of 32 Ohms and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz (wireless). For its microphone, it has one available and it’s positioned on the headphones’ right earpiece.
These headphones have a passive & active sensitivity of 104dB SPL @ 1kHz and 103dB SPL @ 1kHz, respectively. Of course, we’re also including its microphone sensitivity in this JBL Tune 710BT review which is -40dBV @ 1kHz.
In addition, the Tune 710BT’s maximum SPL or sound pressure level is 93dB.
Bluetooth of the JBL Tune 710BT
Bluetooth profiles for the product are A2DP 1.3, HFP 1.7, and AVRCP 1.6. And for the Bluetooth version that JBL used for the Tune 710BT, it is the 5.0 version.
For its Bluetooth frequency, it’s at 2.4GHz (2.4 to 2.4835GHz), while its transmitter power is 10 dBm.
The battery used for the Tune 710BT is a lithium-ion polymer or LiPo, that has a 690 mAh capacity. Its total runtime is 50 hours (BT) while recharge time lasts for a total of two hours.
The headphones’ DC input power is 5 VDC at 1A, and its operating temperature is at 45-degrees Celsius.
JBL utilised a USB-C charging port for their Tune 710BT and its charging cable measures 1.2m long. And about its weight, it’s extremely light at just 220g which makes it extremely portable and easy to wear.
Hands-on with the JBL Tune 710BT
When we tried using the headphones, we noticed it had a somewhat flat and slightly odd signature. It neither subtracted nor added to the original sound.
But despite that, it had that balanced V signature which is a default on a lot of devices. Specifically, these are devices that don’t feature EQs and digital signal processors. Generally, it sounded pleasant for most genres of music, but there wasn’t heavy bass going on.
Its maximum volume of 100% is 84.1dB while we listened to music comfortably at around 70 to 80%. Here, its signature was the same on the 3.5mm and BT cable.
The headphones didn’t get a score on deep bass at 20 to 40Hz. However, it had hints of slowly building bass at 40 to 100Hz at middle bass. High bass from 100 to 200Hz was still building, but it didn’t get any more powerful or deeper.
Low-mids at 200 to 400Hz was still building. That also goes for mids at 400 to 1,000Hz and high-mids of 1 to 2kHz.
Low treble at 2 to 4kHz and treble at 4 to 6kHz were both flat. However, its high treble at 6 to 10kHz had a controlled linear drop to 10kHz.
Using the Tune 710BT for hands-free calls wasn’t bad. We were able to hear our friends properly and the integrated microphone captured our voices well too.
The JBL Tune 710BT was able to connect to two devices with no issues, thanks to Google Fast Pair. We had no issues while listening to music with these headphones. However, we noticed that the latency of this product isn’t ideal for gaming.
JBL claims that the 690mAh battery of the Tune 710BT can last up to 50 hours. To see if it’s true, we also tested its capacity.
When we left the headphones playing an audio loop with 70% volume levels, it lasted for around 46 hours. It didn’t reach 50 hours as the company claimed, but results may vary in other tests. Keep in mind that no matter what headphones you use, volume levels and the audio source may affect battery consumption.
JBL Tune 710BT Review Summary
The JBL Tune 710BT is an excellent wireless pair of over-ear headphones that are well-constructed. Since it’s made from carefully chosen materials, it offers a good and secure fit.
Aside from its design and construction, we also liked that it has sufficient controls on its earcups. These made using the headphones convenient which is good since it doesn’t have a companion app or software. When we tested it for our JBL Tune 710BT review, we noticed that voice control makes using the headphones easier.
With its great audio quality for music and calls, Bluetooth connectivity, and killer battery life, the Tune 710BT is impressive. Since we were satisfied with its performance, we highly recommend this product.
To get your hands on the Tune 710BT, it’s available for online purchase from JBL’s official site.