I’m really impressed with the JBL LIVE 770NC. They not only have a stylish appearance and comfortable wearing experience, but also have good noise cancellation effect and sound tuning.
JBL Live 770NC specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.3 with SBC and AAC codec
- 40mm dynamic driver & HARMAN tuning
- 50 – 65 hours playback of per charge (ANC on/off)
- 360° spatial audio & adaptive digital noise cancellation
- Comes with headphone cable,USB-C cable, storage bag, user manual
- $252 – Check latest price on Amazon US, Amazon Germany, other Amazon countries or AliExpress
Appearance Design, Comfort and Battery Life
Thanks to the lightweight earcups design, JBL Live 770NC weighs only 256g, which can effectively avoid head discomfort caused by long-term wearing. The foldable design also provides convenience for carrying out.
The earcups are very soft, and the full over-ear design can completely cover the ears, achieving good passive noise cancellation effect, and you will not feel stuffy when wearing them (except in summer). The design of the headbeam is also very special – the outside is covered with fabric and there is the JBL Logo in the middle – the texture is quite good. And the inside of the headbeam uses soft sponge padding to ensure comfort when wearing.
Morever, JBL Live 770NC headphones are designed with a 5-level adjustment range on both sides, and the telescopic slider is made of stainless steel, which has good texture and durability.
There are 7 buttons on the right headphone, namely power button, volume +/-, play/pause, bluetooth pairing button and NC button. The button control scheme can be set in the JBL APP. Single-tap the NC button to turn on the ANC mode or ambient mode, and double-tap to turn on the free call mode.
There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, which can be connected to a computer or player with the 3.5mm audio cable included in the package. The left headphone has a USB-C charging port and a indicator light.
The headphone has a built-in 850mAh battery, with a battery life of up to 65 hours in normal mode. And the battery life up to 50 hours in ANC mode. Support fast charging, charging in 5 minutes and playing music for 4 hours.
Connectivity, App Support and Videos Playback
The headphone uses Bluetooth 5.3 technology and supports SBC and AAC codec. Also, JBL Live 770NC supports wired connection and multipoint connection, which can connect mobile phone and tablet at the same time.
JBL Live 770NC support the JBL Headphones App for Android and iOS systems – after installing and opening the App, it will automatically connect to the headphones. Personalized sound effect can be setting in the APP, and many functions also can be set. For example, ANC mode, ambient mode, call mode, customized Active Noise Cancellation function and sound leakage compensation, etc.
What surprised me was the Personi-Fi personalized sound effect function. First, you need to find a quiet environment, and the APP will detect environmental noise; then put on the headphones, and the APP will test the left and right ears with 9 different audio frequencies. The APP will enhance the sound quality based on the detection results, so that both my ears can hear the most comfortable sound.
In the APP, you can also set an equalizer, and there are many types to choose from. I chose the music mode for spatial audio because I spend more time listening to music. You can also set the functions of the buttons, which is very practical. In addition, there are voice modes, video modes, automatic play/pause, automatic shutdown, etc.
The JBL Live 770NC plays videos without issues on both Android and iPhone. There’s lipsync performance in video apps like YouTube and Apple TV.
ANC Noise Cancellation and Calls
JBL Live 770NC has a very good noise cancellation effect on low-frequency noise. In subways and public transportation, you can get a quieter listening environment after turning on ANC mode. And compared to in-ear earbuds, the noise cancelling ear pressure of the 770NC is better controlled – even on a high-speed train, there is no obvious sense of negative pressure.
JBL Live 770NC has a very good noise cancellation effect on low-frequency noise. In subways and public transportation, you can get a quieter listening environment after turning on ANC mode. And compared to in-ear earbuds, the noise cancellation ear pressure of the 770NC is better controlled – even on a high-speed train, there is no obvious sense of negative pressure.
In terms of high-frequency noise in daily environments, JBL Live 770NC performs equally well. In the office, the sound of colleagues talking and the honking of cars outside the window can be blocked.
After turning on the environment sensing function (transparency mode), the external ambient sound will automatically be enhanced, and more ambient sounds will be captured through the microphone, so that you can hear the station information in time. You only need to press the mode switch button while playing music to quickly turn on the ambient mode. At this time, the volume of the music will be reduced, allowing you to have a normal conversation with others without taking off your headphones. And the listening experience after wearing it is basically the same as without wearing headphones.
In addition, JBL Live 770NC uses dual microphones for calls and is loaded with call noise reduction algorithms to make calls as clear as face-to-face. Plus, the APP has also added a voice awareness mode for calls; turning on the VoiceAware function, you can mix the proportion of your own voice during online calls and adjust the voice intonation in time to make the tone of the call more natural and smooth.
Sound Quality: 40mm dynamic driver and Harman tuning
Built-in 40mm high-quality dynamic driver unit, excellent audio performance and tuning by Harman acoustic experts provide users with an excellent listening experience.
The bass is deep and powerful. The mid-frequency vocal is close to the ear, and the sound is real and natural. The male voice is strong and the female voice is pure, which sounds quite comfortable. The treble is clear, transparent and not harsh. The soundstage is wide, the layering is rich, and the detail resolution is pretty good.
In addition to having excellent hardware, through the JBL HEADPHONES APP, users can customize different equalizer effects according to their favorite sound style. For example, after adjusting to BASS mode and then listening to rock music, you can feel the powerful bass effect. If you are a professional audiophiles, you can also customize the EQ curve to achieve personalized sound tuning.
In the APP, you can choose 360° spatial audio sound effects – there are 3 types of modes: Music, Movie, and Game. Plus, JBL Live 770NC also distinguishes between audio mode and video mode. The sound effects of the headphones can be adjusted according to different needs, so that we can obtain good sound quality in any scene.
JBL Live 770NC not only has a stylish appearance and comfortable wearing experience, but also has good capabilities in terms of noise cancellation effect and sound quality. They support wireless connection and wired connection modes, expand usage scenarios, and are very suitable for the use needs of young user.