At CES 2020, JBL announced two real wireless earbuds at a price of $149.95 and the TUNE 220TWS for $99.95. The former is closer to beans, while the latter is closer to the AirPods. Clearly, the company wants to compete with products such as Apple’s AirPods in terms of price.
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Start with the JBL LIVE 300TWS, which features an IPX5 waterproof rating, a dual microphone for built-in calls, a 20-hour battery life (with a charging box), and support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Smart Assistant.
In addition, the LIVE 300TWS supports two new features. TalkThru reduces sound when touching earbuds, making it easier for outside sources to avoid the embarrassment of chatting with friends and listening to traffic radios.
The second is the environment-aware mode, which allows users to hear background noise.
Here are the key features of the LIVE 300TWS:
JBL Signature Sound;
TalkThru and Ambient Aware sound control technology;
The companion My JBL Headphones app makes it easy to activate Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant, or adjust EQ or Touch operations through My Buds;
6 hours of music playback after a single charge, and the charging case can be added for 14 hours for a total of 20 hours;
With IPX5 anti-sweat and waterproof rating;
Support for hands-free stereo calls;
The use of ergonomic design;
Support susb-C fast charging for 1 hour battery life in 10 minutes.
JBL LIVE 300TWS True Wireless Headset, available in spring 2020, is available in four shades: Triple Black, Glacier White, Thunder Purple and Blue, priced at 149.95 USD (1042 RMB).
The JBL TUNE 220TWS features a 12.5 mm drive unit with JBL Pure Bass Sound plus support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant.
It’s ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, plus a 19-hour battery life for a charging receiver box. Here are the key features of JBL TUNE 220TWS:
JBL Pure Bass Sound Plus;
Conforms to ergonomic design;
The headset lasts 3 hours and the storage box can be replenished for 16 hours;
Compact storage box to support Speed Charge fast charging;
The use of high-quality materials and metal finishes;
Easily connect to voice assistants such as Google Assistant or Apple Siri;
Support for hands-free stereo calls.
Consumers have six finishes, including Triple Black, Ocean Blue, Pure White, Sage Green, Dusty Pink, and Stone Gray.
The JBL TUNE 220TWS True Wireless Headset will be available in spring 2020 for $99.95 (694 RMB).