JBL announced three new truly wireless headphones at CES today: the JBL Live Pro 2 ($ 150), the JBL Live Free 2 ($ 150), and the JBL Reflect Aero ($ 150). All will be available in spring 2022.
Each of the three models includes JBL’s True Adaptive noise cancellation with intelligent ambient noise features, improved battery life, and six microphones for quality voice calls.
JBL says that its True Adaptive noise cancellation allows users to adjust the amount of background noise entering the headphones, so they can be aware of their surroundings or carry on conversations without removing the headphones. All models offer hands-free voice control and access to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
JBL Live Pro 2
The JBL Live Pro 2 (pictured above) features a “bar” design and 11mm dynamic drivers. They offer an IPX5 waterproof and splash proof rating making them a great choice for the gym.
They offer up to 40 hours of playtime on a full charge: 10 hours from the earbud, plus another 30 hours from the charging case. If your battery is low, you can listen to 4 hours with just 15 minutes with a Qi-compatible charger.
Users can control the Live Pro 2 with the JBL smartphone app or via touch controls on the headphones themselves. Android users can connect the headphones via Google Fast Pair.
JBL Live Free 2
The JBL Live Free 2 are smaller in-ear headphones that feature 10mm dynamic drivers. They have been awarded the CES 2022 Innovation Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics products.
They also offer an IPX5 waterproof and splash proof rating, with an adjustable ear flap for a secure fit.
Live Free 2 offers up to 35 hours of playtime on a full charge – 7 hours from the headset battery, plus another 28 hours from the charging case.
Users can control the Live Free 2 with controls on the JBL smartphone app or via touch controls on the headphones. Android users can connect the headphones via Google Fast Pair.
JBL Reflect Aero
The JBL Reflect Aero are designed as sports headphones and have an IP68 dustproof Y waterproof rating, the last digit indicates that they can withstand being submerged in up to 3 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, just the ticket to swim. They feature 6.8mm dynamic drivers.
Reflect Aero offers up to 24 hours of playtime on a full charge – 8 hours on the earbuds’ own batteries, plus another 16 hours with the charging case.
Users can control the Reflect Aero with controls on the JBL smartphone app or via voice control. There is also a full access customizable touch control that can be programmed through the app.