I’ve always been a fan of JBL, and I appreciate the fact that the company has audio gear for every price point. Want a high-end gaming headset? JBL has you covered with the. Looking for budget headphones? The is a solid option. Coming in somewhere in the middle is the $100 JBL Live 400BT, which lists for $100. Right now, you can save 40% — Amazon has the . Lately, the price has been ping-ponging between $100 and $70, but this is the lowest I’ve seen for these headphones.
These are on-ear headphones with a firm fit, so if you prefer over-ear cans, you might want to look elsewhere (like the). But even resting on your ears, these are fairly comfortable thanks to thick padding on the earcups. You get about 24 hours of wireless usage on a single charge and the headphones top off in about two hours.
Thanks no doubt to the firm on-ear fit, these headphones have decent passive noise reduction, but JBL includes a feature you typically find much more commonly in headphones with active noise reduction: an “ambient aware” mode that, with the touch of a button, combines outside sounds with your audio, so you can be aware of conversations or announcements. And JBL’s TalkThru mode hushes the music without pausing it, so you can talk at a normal volume without sounding like a crazy person.
The Live 400BT headphones are stylish in a conservative, subdued sort of way, and you can choose from among five different colors, all for $60. If Amazon should happen to sell out,.
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