JBL Live 650BTNC Review


In this day and age, music is one of the essentials of everyday life. And while you’re off to work, headed to the gym, or just traveling for leisure, you will need the extra fill of your favorite tunes while on the go. So how do you enjoy your favorite songs with quality sounds? Just slip on a pair of Live 650BTNC from JBL to improve your day.

The JBL Live 650BTNC is a wireless headset that has noise cancelling features. It also gives off quality and great sounds without letting you get distracted with the noises around.

The device makes use of powerful 40-millimeter drivers, delivering the JBL Signature Sound with improved bass. This only means that each track on your playlist pops and booms. And when your tunes are the only things that matter, then the JBL Live 650BTNC’s Noise Cancelling feature lets you easily block out all ambient noise. You won’t have anything or anyone disturb your beat and groove.

It does not only give you good, quality music, but if you also need to get through the day, simply access Alexa or Google Assistant with one touch on the ear cup. Get to play your loved playlist, easily text your pals, check on the weather, and a whole lot more. The good thing here is that you don’t even have to glance at your phone to do these any of these.

Not only that, but the JBL Live 650BTNC has a lightweight, cool, and comfy design. You’ll get to enjoy up to a total of 30 hours of streaming with two hours of charge time. You’ll also get a convenient detachable cable with mic / remote, plus multi-point connection capacity and efficiency. You’ll get to play even when the battery goes off which is pretty neat.

Get to enjoy and rock out without any interruptions with the Live 650BTNC from JBL.

JBL Live 650BTNC Review – What’s in the Box?

We received our package and liked what we saw. The JBL Live 650BTNC came in a nice solid box that features an image of the device at the front. The upper left corner displays the company’s name, while running down the right side of the box is the product’s name and a couple of details about the product.

On the lower left portion of the box, you will find that JBL made sure to note that their Live 650BTNC comes with a noise cancelling feature. We find this really convenient since a lot of people want to know immediately if a certain product sports this feature.

The back and sides of the package share other details and information about the headset. Once we were done checking those out, we went straight to the contents of the box.

Inside, the first thing that you’ll see is the JBL Live 650BTNC headphones. It’s set next to the charging cable and both of these are placed securely in a tray to prevent them from clashing against each other while in transit.

Other items that are present in the package include the aux cable, the carry pouch made of canvas, and a few necessary documentations.

The Product

JBL Live 650BTNC Review

The Live 650BTNC headphones from JBL definitely live up to the company’s style and design. It isn’t just about the huge JBL logo that is set on the ear cups, but it’s the whole appeal and aesthetics that it gives.

Another great aspect about their headphones is that the Live 650BTNC sports a nice and finely-made fabric headband. The product also comes in a variety of shades that you would expect from the company. These awesome colors include dark blue, white, and black.

When you take a look at its left ear cup, you will find the micro USB port which is for charging the device. It would have been better if JBL used a USB Type C, but either way, it’s still fine. It works well, it functions, so we’re good with that.

On the right ear cup of the headset, you’ll see the playback and volume controls, an aux input, the power switch, and one button to flip on and off the noise cancellation feature.

Generally, the JBL Live 650BTNC looks and feels awesome. Most of its build is made from plastic, but it has a premium feel to it so it doesn’t appear cheap or weak. Quality plastic is also used for the headset, so it can effectively withstand daily use and abuse.

Product Features

The company’s Signature Sound

The Live 650BTNC features a sound signature and 40-millimeter drivers to deliver the best sound quality.

Voice Assistant to Aid you

With voice assistant, play your favorite playlist, check the weather, send your friend a message, and a lot more. All you have to do is tap the ear cup to activate  Amazon Alexa or Google Voice Assistant. Set your favorite voice assistants via the JBL App.

Play Music and Mute Distractions

JBL’s Active Noise Cancelling feature keeps noise away so you can focus on your music.

Hands Free Communication

Stay in touch with your friends and loved ones with by managing calls with the buttons on the Live 650BTNC’s ear cup.When the battery gets low, you can simply plug in the audio cable to continue listening and chatting.

Multiple Point Connection

This lets you switch from a one Bluetooth device to another with no effort. Switch from a video on your tablet to a phone call can be done with the Live 650 BTNC so you don’t miss a call you’re waiting for even while enjoying your movies.

Fabric Headband for a Comfortable Fit

The fabric headband of the Live650BTNC is shaped around your head so this can be worn with comfort even for long periods of time.

Safe when Not in Use

These headphones come with a soft pouch for storage when not in use. It’s also for added protection when you travel.


The JBL Live 650BTNC cable measures 3.93 feet, its headphones cable  is 120 centimeters long, and the device weighs a total of 249 grams which is pretty light.

The type of jack that is present is 3.5-millimeter jack, while the Bluetooth available is the 4.2 version. You’ll get to enjoy continuous music-listening since the ear cushion material that JBL used is PU leather. It keeps you from having sore ears which is common when wearing headsets for prolonged periods.

For each ear, the JBL Live 650BTNC has one driver which is 40 millimeters. Its sensitivity at 1 kHz / 1mW is 100 dBSPL @ 1kHz / 1mW, and its impedance is 33 ohms.

Using the Product

The most important thing about the JBL Live 650BTNC is how it performs and how it sounds. Thankfully, it sounds really good, solid, and crisp.

Let’s start with its bass response: it is pretty awesome since it’s something strong but nothing overpowering. When you have the noise cancellation feature switched, the sounds produced by the device is a little warmer and slightly heavier on the bass.

For the mid range, this significantly adjusts when noise cancellation is switched on or not. With noise cancellation, low mids sound slightly heavier, which produces a warmer sound while high mids become less noticeable. Without noise cancellation, high and low mids switch, so the highs are increased and lows are slightly decreased.

Generally, the JBL Live 650BTNC’s high end response was great. If you don’t have the noise cancellation feature switched on, the high end is the most compelling aspect of the device’s frequency. This makes for a clear, crisp, and detailed sound.

In case the battery gets fully depleted, you don’t have to worry about charging since we were able to easily charge the Live 650BTNC with the micro USB. The quick charging feature gave us additional 2 hours of playback even if we charged it for 15 minutes only.


The JBL Live 650BTNC is one of the headphone models that offer the best sounds.It has impressive dynamics and we really like that we were able to hear the bass which was heavy and loud, but does not overpower the mids and highs.

If you want above-average noise cancelling features that cost less, then the JBL Live 650BTNC is the solution to your problems. This model is portable, comfortable, and it also effectively clears out environmental noise with ANC toggled on. Also, the integration of Alexa and Google Voice Assistant became highly convenient for us since we were able to read texts aloud and reply immediately without having to do anything with to do anything with your mobile device.

Overall, we were completely satisfied with the headphones. If you’re looking for wireless headphones and want long battery life, noise cancellation features, and high-quality audio, we highly recommend the JBL Live 650BTNC.

Where to Buy

To purchase the JBL Live 650BTNC, you can visit the company’s official website to shop online.

JBL Live 650BTNC Review
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