Phone makers began eliminating the modest 3.5mm headphone jack from their phones in 2016, and in 2022 you’ll be struggling to find a flagship phone with an inclusion – though, rather ridiculously, it’s still prevalent on budget smartphones.
That means consumers are switching from wireless to wireless, the most popular option being true wireless earbuds. These are much smaller, more convenient, and easier to use than the over-the-head options, and while there was a sacrifice for battery life and audio quality, this is no longer the case.
That statement was embodied by JBL’s Tune collection. The Tune 130NC TWS and TUNE 230NC TWS earbuds are the latest in the established audio brand, offering premium listening experience at a much more affordable price than the popular wireless earbuds of choice from Apple, Sony and Bose.
Let’s talk about the look, because JBL’s new TUNE collection is as much a fashion accessory as it is a piece of technology. The TUNE 130NC TWS and TUNE 230NC TWS buds are available in a variety of color options to complement your style, including blue, white and black, with an extra sand finish on the TUNE 230NC TWS buds for extra flavor.
The TUNE 130NC TWS buds have a JBL dot design that allows the buds to sit comfortably and securely in the ear and provides deep bass performance, great ambient sound isolation and a discreet listening experience. The closed stem design of the TUNE 230NC TWS is ideal for those who want a more traditional earbud experience.
Of course, it’s not just about looks; The new TUNE 130NC TWS and TUNE 230NC TWS feature JBL’s signature pure bus sound that lets you feel, not just hear, but the thumping bus to your favorite tune, making it an ideal exercise companion. This is further aided by the inclusion of 3 more sizes of interchangeable eartips that help create better seals for a more rounded, powerful audio experience.
Those ear tips help passive noise isolation in offering new buds, although the biggest feature is undoubtedly the inclusion of active noise cancellation – a major upgrade over JBL’s older T125 and T225 buds.
Whichever option you go for, both the TUNE 130NC TWS and the 230NC TWS bud can loudly soothe the environment. You can enjoy your songs and podcasts the way they were meant to be, while helping you focus on the task at hand, whether you are at work, gaming or studying.
Built-in microphones used primarily for ANC can also be used to enable a smart ambient mode that basically funnels in contrasting, environmental sounds so that you become more aware of your surroundings. It is suitable for those who exercise outdoors and nearby users and vehicles, as well as those who prefer to chat without ear buds.
Features like the ANC and Smart Ambient modes are the premium features typically pay real money for customers with the exclusive, new JBL TUNE range for high-end wireless earbuds.
There is also the JBL app for iOS and Android to consider; Using the companion app, you can create audio to your liking using a built-in EQ, tweak on-bud control, and enable unique features like smart audio mode depending on what you are watching or listening to. Can adjust. Considering the affordable nature of music buds, this is an impressive offer.
JBL’s TUNE 130NC TWS and TUNE 230NC TWS both offer 8 hours of play time with ANC enabled technology, extending up to 10 hours if you decide to disable it. Combined with the charge case, which can hold multiple charges, the buds will last for about 40 hours before a top-up is required via USB-C.
This is an impressive claim even compared to the top-end wireless buddy, which helps keep you uninterrupted and will end your charge without fear of getting carried away. JBL’s TUNE 130NC TWS and TUNE 230NC TWS buds offer stylish, robust bus performance and premium features like ANC and a smart ambient mode at an affordable price of just £ 79.99, both of which are now available for purchase from Currys.