Because of the recurrence of the epidemic, many low-age teaching institutions have continued the teaching method of “online classes”. This allows children to spend a lot of time at home every day using electronic devices for learning. The children’s attention is often not so concentrated, and they are easily attracted by some surrounding sounds. At this time, a headset designed for children is very important.
Headphones designed for children and adolescents are best head-mounted, have a comfortable wearing experience, and preferably have a certain degree of noise reduction. At the same time, meeting these needs is the JBL JR460NC head-mounted wireless noise-cancelling childrens headset reviewed today. Can it meet the needs of children and adolescents for headsets? Let’s take a look.
Appearance: colorful color matching, embellish childhood
JBL JR460NC has a total of three colors, each of which uses a combination of three different colors to form a contrasting color structure.
The earphones use highly saturated colors, which are more in line with the children’s needs for rich colors, and also allow the earphones to be clearly distinguished from other items in the home. Even if the children place the earphones randomly, they can easily find them.
In terms of material, JBL JR460NC uses safe and non-toxic environmentally friendly toy-grade materials without any peculiar smell. At the same time, it can maintain a very light volume and weight, with an overall weight of only 202g.
In terms of wearing experience, thanks to JBL’s excellent ergonomic design, JBL JR460NC has excellent full earmuffs, which are soft and thin, and will not cause discomfort such as dull ears when worn for a long time.
At the head beam, JBL JR460NC also uses thick sponge padding to protect the children’s heads.
The overall workmanship of JBL JR460NC is relatively fine, and the details are also designed a lot, while also taking into account a certain degree of anti-fall energy efficiency.
The style of the buttons is also one of the highlights of JR460NC. Unlike the hidden buttons of normal head-mounted headsets, the style of JBL JR460NC buttons is very large, which is convenient for children to touch easily.
The charging port of Tpye-C is also hidden on the upper side of the earmuffs to avoid safety accidents caused by water and dust in the port.
Sound quality & experience: safety restrictions, careful protection
JBL JR460NC adopts the bluetooth 5.0 connection mode, which has both stability and applicability. Although there is no excellent connection performance of bluetooth 5.2, it is better than stability and applicability. After all, many learning devices do not have a very high bluetooth transmission protocol. At the same time, it also has a 3.5mm adapter interface and data cable, which is convenient to connect to computers, tablets and other devices when in use.
In terms of battery life, the headset has a built-in 450mA lithium battery, which can be used continuously for more than 20 hours when the noise reduction mode is turned on. In the daily use environment, it is definitely not a problem to stick to use for about 5 days. Even if you travel for a short distance, you can ignore the trouble of charging.
In terms of acoustic performance, JBL JR460NC uses a 32mm dynamic driver. Although it is not excellent in size, it is definitely not a problem for daily use. It can also easily restore the low, mid and high frequencies of the sound source to show certain sound details.
In order to protect children’s hearing from damage, JBL JR460NC adopts JBL safe volume technology to always limit the volume below 85dB. In the actual test, we use headphones to play music and constantly increase the volume. After the volume reaches a certain level, the prompt sound in the headphones can be heard, and then the volume will remain at the highest level of about 85dB. The advantage of this is to protect children and adolescents from tinnitus, dizziness and discomfort caused by excessive volume when using headphones for a long time.
In order to solve the situation of children’s distraction, JBL JR460NC adopts ANC noise reduction technology, using the mainstream noise reduction scheme on the market. Use the built-in multi-microphone of the headset to collect the sound of external noise, and emit sound waves of opposite frequency to the ear to cancel the external noise. In actual experience, the noise reduction ability of JBL JR460NC is very obvious in a quiet environment like home and classroom. For example, we simulated the scenario where parents play a TV series at normal volume at home, and it is difficult for children studying in the living room to hear the sound from the TV.
Finally, we experienced the microphone effect of the headset. After all, online classes require teacher-student interaction. The microphone performance of JBL JR460NC is at the mid-to-upper level in the same level of headphones. Without an extended microphone, there will be a certain lack of radio directivity, but for the integration of the headset, this function is still not equipped, but the effect of meeting the needs of online courses is definitely not a problem.
As the headphone market is gradually becoming saturated, how a brand can find and stand firm in emerging markets is the decisive factor in winning the market’s future battlefield. In the unexplored field of childrens headsets, we have seen JBL’s innovation and strong product development capabilities.
JBL JR460NC is a product with a high degree of completion. It not only has an appearance that children will like, but also has a good audio performance and noise reduction ability. The maximum limit of 85dB volume control also reflects the purpose of children’s headphones not only to look good, but also to protect children. If there are children in the home who need online lessons, then it will become the best online lesson partner.