Review of JBL Tune 225 TWS Truly Wireless Earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225 TWS has an ergonomic design with a stem. It is a budget truly wireless earbuds, and these earbuds have all the quality to be one of the best truly wireless earbuds in the market.
Product Name: JBL Tune 225 TWS
Product Description: The JBL Tune 225 TWS comes with 3 hours of uninterrupted playback and another 20 hours from the charging case. It is much higher compared to its predecessor the JBL Tune 220 TWS which had only three hours of battery life.
The JBL Tune 225 TWS comes with JBL true bass Sound. It is well balanced, and it is neat to give you a great audio experience. These truly wireless earbuds have the potential to be one of the best truly wireless earbuds in the market, which comes with a stem.
Let us help you know a bit more than what the description says as we take you through an in depth analysis of these brand new JBL Tune 225 TWS truly wireless earbuds.
These JBL Tune 225 TWS has Dual Connect technology. This is a common feature in most JBL truly wireless earbuds. It allows you to use earbuds independently, which means one earbud to make calls or listen to music while the other earbud charges. This is a great feature that allows the user to choose the earbud the user prefers.
The Charging case had a few upgrades from its predecessor, 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 Tune 225 TWS does not support the JBL Headphone app on the phone, which is unfortunate for users who like to have a built-in equalizer or customizable controls. Apart from the basic controls, there is no way of controlling the volume, which means you will have to find your phone to reduce the volume.
The JBL Tune 225 TWS comes with a rigid plastic design. The long stem has rubber outer covering for a better grip. You will find physical buttons on both earbuds, which provide the controls. The rigid plastic design gives it a rich look. Since there are no silicone ear tips, they designed it to slide in your ear canal and secure it. It is similar to the design of the previous version, the JBL Tune 220 TWS. The only difference is that you get two microphones on each earbud in the JBL Tune 225 TWS, while the previous version only had one microphone in the right earbud.
There are three color options in Black, White, and Blue. The JBL Tune 220 TWS had four color options with an additional Pink color. One earbud weighs only 57 grams. However, when it comes to durability, there is nothing much to mention. The fact that these earbuds do not have an IP Rating is disappointing. Options such as the Jabra Elite Active 75t, which comes with an IPX7 rating, are much better options compared to these JBL Tune 225 TWS. Also, if you wish you to buy JBL, you could go for the JBL Live 300 which has a IPX5 rating or the JBL Endurance Peak and JBL Reflect Flow which has IPX7 rating.
The JBL Tune 225 TWS comes with basic controls that are fixed and not customizable. Since these earbuds have dual pair technology, which allows the user to use earbuds independently or together, we will first list down the functions when you use both earbuds.
Left Earbud Functions
Right Earbud Functions
When you are using only one earbud
The JBL tune 225 TWS is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby.
Unlike the JBL Live 300, The JBL Tune 225 TWS does not sync with the JBL headphones app. This means there aren’t any unique feature which you can activate from the app. It also means there is no in-built equalizer or customizable controls. The unique feature you find in these earbuds is the Dual Pair technology. It allows the user to use any earbud individually or together. Either way, you would be able to control your music and calls using the earbud’s physical button.
These buds do not have talk through technology or the ambient aware mode like the JBL Reflect Flow or the JBL Live 300.
The JBL Tune 225 TWS comes with JBL pure bass sound to give the user a brilliant audio experience. It’s rich with bass, but it does not mean it overpowers the mids. JBL has mixed it correctly so that the mids have priority as well. It makes the audio output balanced. Even at high volumes, there was no distortion detected.
The punchy bass is slightly less when you compare with the JBL Tune 125 TWS, which has the silicone ear tips. The high tones have enough prominence to keep it balanced. Audio separation is top-notch, which is what you expect from JBL products. Even though it does not have the seal fit, the Audio quality is up to the mark.
There is no Active Noise Cancelation in these budget earbuds. The passive noise isolation levels are on the lower side due to the lack of sealed fit. The design helps the earbuds snug in up to a certain extent, but it is not enough to keep out the noises from creeping into your ear. When you compare with other JBL Earbuds such as the JBL Endurance Peak, the Tune 225’s performance is not that great.
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The charging case design is similar to the previous version—hard plastic sleek design to suit any pocket. The only difference is that the Micro USB port got an upgrade to USB Type-C. This allows the charging case to use a quick charging facility. It provides twenty hours of playback, which is more than enough for the day. However, it is still lower than the JBL Tune 125 charging case which has 24 hours of battery life. It also provides a fast-charging capability for the earbuds. Quick fifteen minutes in the case would give an hour of playback time.
This was another upgrade from the previous version. The JBL Tune 220 TWS came with on microphone in the right earbud, but the new JBL Tune 225 TWS has one on each earbud. It picks up your voice better than the previous version.
The JBL tune 225 TWS got another upgrade from its predecessor. The previous version used Bluetooth 4.2 for Connectivity, but the brand new JBL Tune 225 TWS has Bluetooth 5.0 technology. It ensures Connectivity up to 50 ft with no problems. This is another major upgrade compares to the JBL Endurance Peak
The JBL 225 TWS is potentially the right product for those who do not like silicone tips. The design is better for all-day use with less fatigue. However, these earbuds are not ideal for an active lifestyle. There are limitations to these earbuds, and the average battery life would go against these buds.
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