Wireless headphones are flocking the marketplace, and while this could possibly be good, it offers the consumer a difficult task choosing between the several headphone models and brands. With the JBL T450BT which comes at an extremely cheap price, there are incredibly few opponents that could match this headphones efficiency. In this review, we will explore the JBL T450BT’s build and design, comfort and fit, sound quality and last but not least its packaging and accessories. We may also make an instant comparison of the T450BT to different headphone models.
Looks and CONSTRUCTION
The JBL T450BT will come in an extremely compact design, easily foldable and incredibly flawlessly suited for a dynamic lifestyle. The T450BT can be an On-ear headphone, and it has small earcups that can rest against the ears.
The headphone is lightweight and features mostly plastic construction in its build. The look feels cheap, but overall the standard of the plastic appears sufficient for the purchase price paid to understand this headphone. The headphone is pretty bare bone, no padding on the headband or any kind of material that acts as a cushion. The earpads are well padded, and the pleather that covers them is soft and sits very fine on the ear. However, the pleather cover of the earpads is quite thin that makes it more prone to breakdown over time.
The earpad’s openings are small, which is usually to be expected with On-ear headphones because they’re meant to take a seat on your ear instead of Over-the-ear headphones where in fact the ear is covered totally by the earpads.
The JBL T450BT is totally wireless and will not include any port a user may use an external cable to hook up to a playback device. To utilize the T450BT, it includes the essential controls that can be utilised to use the headphone easily.
All the headphone controls and indicators can be found on the bezel of the proper earcup. Throughout, the controls and indicators are the following: a tiny microphone, the energy button, an LED indicator and a 3-button control which will supply the following; track skipping, call and music management and volume control.
The buttons are simple to operate, easily identifiable but might have been better if indeed they were better spaced. To switch on the headphone press the energy button. The energy button also works to permit Bluetooth pairing mode by pressing and holding down it down for a couple seconds.
JBL T450BT wireless buttons
As earlier stated, to permit Bluetooth connectivity, you will have to press and hang on the energy button. The LED button on the headphone blinks blue as a sign the headphone is looking for a device to pair with. After the pairing process to your playback device is prosperous, the LED light stops blinking followed a successes sound that’s played from the headphone speakers.
The bond to a playback device is quite fine, and we experienced to problems with pairing. The Bluetooth connection also offers a decent selection of about 10 meters. JBL T450BT supports Bluetooth version 4.0 but will not support NFC, multi-device pairing or aptX.
For watching movies, you will experience latency conditions that would be minimized through the use of wired mode or having support for aptX and the T450BT will not support both these.
The battery life of the JBL T450BT is up to 11 hours, which is plenty of to take you during the day. However, the headphone occupies to 3 hours to totally be charged. The very long time taken up to charge this headphone to full capacity could make the headphone not well suited for long trips where you won’t get access to a power source. However, for everyday listening in the home or training, the battery life is adequate.
Running and Gym Use
Unfortunately, the JBL T450BT isn’t water or sweat proof and may be damaged if subjected to water. However, if your exercises are light or you don’t profusely sweat, this headphone can be quite fit for use in the fitness center. The headphone could be ideal for light and simple exercises like Yoga or walking which usually do not cause you to sweat profusely.
Comfort and Fit
The JBL T450BT is quite light on the top, which makes it feel like it is not on your own head. The earcups are well padded and the pleather material though not of top quality is soft and feels good when it sits on the ears. The headband lacks cushioning, and even though this may present some discomfort when used for a far more extended period, the headphone is light enough, no pressure spots are formed.
The clamping force of the headphone when new is fairly high, over time it is possible to get uncomfortable from using this headphone. After using the headphone for quite a while, the clamping force lessens, and the headphone becomes bearable to wear for longer periods. Usually do not try to adapt the headphone by pulling it apart to lessen the clamping force, allow it correct itself as time passes.
The headphone also offers a steel band in the headband which allows height adjustments to match different head sizes. To adapt the headband, contain the earcup and grab the headband slowly to your required fit.
The entire sound quality of the JBL T450BT is merely ok. The bass is dominant as the mids turn out as very balanced. The treble response is good but lacks enough details. Overall, the sound signature of the JBL T450BT helps it be an excellent choice for bassy and musical genres.
Below is a break down of the JBL T450BT’s sound signature.
The bass response of the JBL T450BT is good. However, inside our testing, pumping up the quantity of the headphone made the bass more prominent and overall made the bass heavier. At high volume, the bass also muddies up another frequencies.
Mids and High-End (Treble)
The midrange is sensible and happens with excellent clarity. From vocals to lead instruments, the midrange offers perfect reproduction of sound.
The treble happens sharply but overall appears decent for the purchase price. There is a insufficient details, in fact it is also damaged by sibilance in a few tracks.
The JBL T450BT will not include an active cancellation feature. To isolate noise, the JBL T450BT uses its earcups. However, for an On-ear headphone, it can hardly any to isolate noise totally passively. Due to this, they are not well suited for used in a noisy environment as a result of noise leakage in to the earcups. However, the headphone will not leak much sound outside, and you will crank up the quantity to counter the noise.
Microphone and Call Quality
The microphone of the JBL T450BT when useful for calls in an excellent environment which no noise was good. A user will hear you however the voice will not come as naturally since it should. In a noisy environment, although user by the end can hear you, the microphone accumulates every sort of noise in the backdrop, and this could make it hard for a clear and coherent conversation.