Review of JBL Live 300 TWS Truly Wireless Earbuds.
Product Name: JBL Live 300 TWS
Product Description: The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with 6 hours of uninterrupted playback and another 14 hours from the charging case. It offers a water resistance rating of IPX5, which suits an active lifestyle.
The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with JBL Signature Sound. It is loud, and it is neat to give you a great audio experience in any surroundings. These truly wireless earbuds have the potential to be one of the trending truly wireless earbuds in the market.
The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with few attractive features. It has a water resistance rating of IPX5, which means it is sweat and water-resistant. It also has quick charging, and it supports Google Assistant and Alexa. What else does these JBL Live 300 TWS provide? Does it have wireless charging? Where does it rate amongst other brands? And most importantly, is it worth the money you are spending? We wish to give you all the answers by the end of this article.
The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with an excellent water resistance rating of IPX5. It is water and sweat resistant, which means you can wear these to your gym, and if you are a person who sweats a lot, you have got nothing to worry about. You could also wear these while having a jog outside, even if it starts raining, you do not have to take off your earbuds and hide it from the rain.
The water resistance rating adds a lot of value to this product. It also automatically ranks the JBL Live 300 TWS above brands like the Samsung Galaxy buds plus or the Google Pixel Buds, which has a lower water resistance rating.
The JBL Live 300 TWS uses Bluetooth 5.0 for Connectivity. It guarantees clear connections up to 30ft, but we could receive perfect signals up to 50ft while testing these earbuds. There are no visible lags when it comes to video streaming on Youtube or Netflix. These are primary attributes that a customer looks for when making the purchase.
Pricing is one of the most crucial aspects when it comes to products. If you get the pricing right, the product would be a hit. The JBL Live 300 TWS truly wireless earbuds are one of those products released for an excellent price. Its audio quality, durability, and battery life make these truly wireless earbuds worth every penny you spent.
The charging does have a rich look to it, but it does not support wireless charging. It comes with USB Type-C charging, but no there is no wireless charging facility. This factor could prove costly compared to other brands such as the Apple Airpod Pro or the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.
The JBL Live 300 TWS truly wireless earbuds come with tap buttons on either earbud. Both buttons come with fixed controls, and those are not interchangeable. The basic controls are available, but all the major controls, such as answering calls and playing/pausing music, are controls from the right earbud. It means if you want to use one earbud only, you could only use the right earbud.
The JBL Live 300 TWS has a hard plastic body with a matte finish. In the box, you get three sets of ear tips and four sets of ear fins. There are four colour options in Black, Purple, White and Blue. One earbud weighs around 67 grams. The buds’ overall size is more significant than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus or the Jabra Elite Active 75t.
The durability factor is high due to the water resistance rating of IPX5. It could withstand sweat and heavy water splashes, which makes life easier for the user.
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The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with touch-capacitive controls on either earbud, which convenient for the user. There are specific controls that are factory set and not customizable.
Left Earbud Functions
Right Earbud Functions
The JBL Live 300 TWS supports both Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa. It also has Google integrations. Once you pair the earbuds to your device, you could go to the JBL Headphones app and select your digital assistant.
The JBL Live 300 TWS has its mobile application, available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This app comes with few options for the user. You have the option of switching from Talk Through mode and Ambient Aware mode through the app. Talk Through mode allows you to have a conversation while having the earbuds flushed into your ears. The Ambient Aware mode will enable you to hear what is happening around you.
If you happen to lose on the earbud, you could use the app and select find my Earbuds and letting it ring. You switch off the Automatic audio on/off option using the app and the Auto-shutdown option when the earbuds are removed and kept out. The audio quality in these JBL Live 300 TWS is impressive. But if you wish to change it around, you can do that using the in-built equalizer in the app. You will find a few presets and another option to do it on your own.
Suppose you wish to use one earbud while the other earbud is charging. You can only use the right earbud since the left earbud does not work independently.
JBL Live 300 TWS comes with JBL Signature audio, which is well balanced. It is a tough job to have a similar output of over-ear headphones on these truly wireless earbuds. However, JBL managed to keep the same audio signature with these truly wireless earbuds, which is fantastic. It is loud, and it is neat, which provides a great audio experience for the listener.
The mids are perfectly balanced, and it is identical to the JBL audio signature. The vocals come through nicely, and the audio is clean. All in all, when it comes to audio output, there is nothing to complain about. When you compare it with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, you could see a big difference in the quality. There is good audio separation as well, to give you a great experience while listening to your favourite tracks.
The JBL Live 300 TWS does not come with Active Noise Cancelation. It does have passive noise isolation. The secure, tight fit leaves out all exterior noises so that the listener can enjoy uninterrupted audio. It is right up there amongst other earbuds such as the Jabra Elite Active 75t and the Samsung Galaxy Buds plus, which also has excellent passive noise isolation.
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The JBL Live 300 TWS truly wireless earbuds guarantees 6 hours of uninterrupted playback from one charge. It is well above average when you compare with other brands in the truly wireless earbuds market. When we put it to test at 70% volume, it lasted more than 5.5 hours. This is on par with the Apple Airpod Pro.
These JBL Live 300 TWS uses a Lithium-ion Battery of 55mAh. It roughly takes less than two hours to charge these earbuds from zero to full. Another plus is that these support Fast charging as well. A quick ten-minute charge gives one hour of nonstop playback.
The charging case is like what you get with the JBL Reflect Flow earbuds. It is bulky compared to the charging case of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus or the Apple Airpod Pro charging case. This could put off the customer since it would be hard to have this in your pocket all the time.
However, the charging case provides 14 hours of additional playback time, which means you are good to go for a day. The charging case comes with a USB Type-C charging port like many other truly wireless earbuds. It is an upgrade from the JBL reflect Flow, which came with a Micro USB charging port.
The JBL Live 300 TWS uses Bluetooth 5.0 for Connectivity. While testing, there was no drop of Connectivity up to 50ft. There were no lags while streaming high definition videos on Youtube and Netflix. Unfortunately, you cannot pair two devices to the JBL Live 300 TWS; just like the JBL Reflect Flow, you will have to unpair the initial device to connect the new one.
The call quality is decent enough to compete with other truly wireless earbuds in the same price range. It isolates the noises to pick up the voice to make voice calls smooth.
The JBL Live 300 TWS comes with a lot of perks for such a small price. Its audio quality is right up amongst the most expensive, truly wireless earbuds in the market. The fact that it has an IPX5 rating, which means these buds are user friendly and durable. Secure fit helps users wear these while jogging or working out in the gym. Touch capacitive controls are responsive, which makes life easy for the user.
However, there are a few concerns. The design is bulky, and the secure fit which fills up your ear canal could cause discomfort in the long run. The battery life is on par with most earbuds in the market, but other earbuds offer higher battery life for the same or less amount of money. From what we experienced testing these buds, we believe its worth a try.