JBL Tune 510BT on-ear review – Mobile-review.com – All about mobile equipment and technologies

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Specifications

  • Headphone type: on-ear
  • Construction type: folding
  • Acoustic design: closed
  • Speaker diameter: 32mm
  • Frequency: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Active noise cancellation: no
  • Resistance: 32 ohm
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Earphone battery: 450mAh
  • Charging: USB-C, for 2 hours
  • Weight: 160 grams

Set

  • Tune 510BT
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Warranty card
  • Quick Start Guide

Introduction

The JBL Tube 510BT device was presented a long time ago, but it will not lose its relevance for at least another year. Here are inexpensive on-ear headphones that have a simple foldable design.

The main advantage of this model is long battery life up to 40 hours, and when connected to power for a few minutes via USB-C cable, it will give you about two hours of audio playback.

Another interesting thing is automatic switching between devices, for example: you are watching a video on a laptop, and at this moment a call is received on a smartphone; in this case, the Tune 510BT switches to the smartphone, and after talking, reconnects to the laptop.

Headphones have a microphone, which means they can be used as a headset.

Appearance

It’s worth starting with the fact that, as usual, the JBL brand pleases with a variety of colors for its products. In this case, you get headphones in white, pink, blue and black. As they say, for every taste and color.

I had pink “ears” on my review. Very pleasant shade: delicate, light, matte, reminiscent of strawberries in milk. Ideal for women. For myself, I would choose either the white or the blue version.

The whole structure is made of plastic. Both in appearance and in the touch, the material is of high quality, durable. With these headphones, my daughter runs around the country. Naturally, she periodically stained them. But literally a couple of motions with wet microfiber – and the headphones are like new.

The ear cushions and the inner side of the headband are made of leatherette. The material is very thin, airy, but not very durable. It seems to me that the leatherette will gradually wear off over the course of the season. Inside, you can see the stretched fabric in the color of the case. It shows “R” and “L” in gray.

I think the manufacturer did not have the task of making such headphones for centuries. This is a model for exactly one year. And then you get a new one that gets different colors, functions and technologies. But the price remains the same plus or minus. What to do – the time has come for active consumption: the manufacturer is throwing “disposable” gadgets on the market, and people are happy to buy all this. We even had a poll on the Telegram channel.

Almost 20% of respondents change devices whenever they want, and about 15% use devices “to the holes.”

I can’t single out any special features in terms of design in Tune 510BT. Here are the familiar JBL brand headphones in a low price category.

This model has an overhead design type. This means that the headphones do not completely cover the ears, the ear pads are only superimposed on them. For the summer, just right – the areas near the ears will sweat less. True, the overlays are not made of genuine leather, so the question of the “greenhouse effect” is open. Especially now, when it’s very hot. At such times, it is better to use TWS headphones.

The headphones are equipped with hinges that fold inward. Thus, the device takes up a little less space. When folded, the Tune 510BT fits into the pockets of spacious summer shorts. The design itself is reliable, the elements are made with high quality.

Landing

I did not experience any discomfort or inconvenience. The headphones are very light (160 grams), they fit well to the head, but not tightly. In general, it is enough not to fly off, for example, during a walking run.

During the week I used these headphones at the computer for about two hours a day and I can say that I almost did not feel them.

I would like to repeat once again that using this type of “ears” in the heat is not the best idea. In the subway it was still all right, but in a stuffy electric train from the dacha to work, it was just torment to ride.

Elements on the body

Unlike the older version 660NC, in the 510BT everything is a little simpler:

  • There are no elements on the left cup;
  • On the right, there are three separate large buttons (volume and play / pause), a microphone, an operation indicator and a power button; the USB-C connector is on top and is hidden under the holder.

In addition, each of the buttons is endowed with separate functions. For example, double-clicking on play / pause calls up the voice assistant. There is Siri, Google, and even Bixby. You can learn more about the commands in the brief instructions for the gadget.

About sound

The JBL Tune 510BT headphones are equipped with a 32 mm radiator (1.26 inches), its passport frequency response is 20 Hz – 20 kHz, and an impedance of 32 ohms. Passive insulation is of high quality here. The only thing missing is the active one, but JBL has a different model for this.

In terms of sound, I didn’t hear much of a difference relative to the 660NC. The frequency response is not given by the manufacturer, but it seems to me that it is quite flat, albeit with a slight bias in the middle and high frequencies without overloading. A somewhat “poppy” sound characteristic of JBL. The headphones sound clean, neat, nice. Low frequencies in moderation.

Classic tunes play very well on the JBL Tune 510BT: each string instrument is revealed in detail, and the winds and keyboards are excellent! In addition, the headphones accurately reproduce the scene, the sound is panoramic. Closing your eyes, you understand exactly where the sound of this or that instrument comes from.

Working hours

The device is equipped with a 450 mAh battery. This allows the device to operate for at least 40 hours. I used to take the 510BT on business trips. As a result, the battery lasted for 6 days. It should be understood that the journey takes about 6 hours there and back.

Headphones are charged via USB-C in 2 hours. About 5-10 minutes of battery life gives the user about 2-3 hours of music playback.

As a headset

The interlocutor hears you loudly enough, cleanly, legibly. The sound is slightly muffled. The speakerphone effect is present, but at a very low level. In general, this model can be safely recommended as a headset.

Unfortunately, I did not have a smartphone in my hands that could record a telephone conversation.

Impression

The JBL Tune 510BT headphones turned out to be quite good for their 3,000 rubles. However, having overpaid only 700-900 rubles, you can purchase the 660NC model with active noise cancellation. In terms of sound, there is no difference between the two.

Per purchase:

  • Lightweight, comfortable;
  • Long battery life;
  • High-quality sound when playing music;
  • Great as a headset.

Against buying:

  • In summer, it is not very comfortable to use because of the rapid fogging of the ears under the ear pads.

Adults are likely to take a closer look at some Audio-Technica brand headphones, and young people will be happy to buy JBL for its striking design.


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