Black Friday Deals: JBL Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones

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JBL is one of the most easily recognizable brands in the world of consumer speakers and headphones, offering an extensive lineup of products for different usages. Its products are known for their good build quality and modern design. If you are in the market for Bluetooth speakers and/or headphones, you should definitely look into what JBL has to offer this Black Friday 2019. Here’s a quick round-up of the best and most notable JBL Bluetooth speakers and headphones deals:

Bluetooth Speakers

Headlined by the popular JBL Charge 4 and JBL Flip 4, all of the JBL speakers listed below are portable Bluetooth speakers with a rugged design. All of them have an IPX7 rating for water protection, including the tiny JBL Go 2 and the JBL Jr Pop, which is designed for kids. Whether you are looking for portable speakers suitable for afternoon pool parties or multi-day camping trips, JBL has a product for you this Black Friday 2019.


JBL offers a good selection of headphones, including wireless noise-canceling headphones and rugged sports headphones. JBL headphones are generally notable for their good build quality, balanced audio reproduction, and casual design. Unless you are looking for regular wired headphones, JBL has you covered this Black Friday 2019, offering different types of headphones – including truly wireless headphones and on-ear headphones.

JBL Live 650BTNC vs. JBL Live 500BT vs. JBL Live 400BT

The 650BTNC, 500BT, and 400BT are a trio of wireless closed-back headphones that are similar in many aspects – including build quality, comfort level, on-cup controls, and app support. All three of them have a tight fit, which makes them decent enough for jogging and light workouts. The 650BTNC is the best overall. They are over-ear headphones that are good for casual everyday use, with their active noise-canceling feature making them suitable for commuting and office use.

If you don’t care about noise cancellation, go for the 500BT instead. They are basically a less premium version of the 650BTNC. Since they lack active noise cancellation, their noise isolation is inferior, but on the other hand, they have a better 30-hour battery. And as for the 400BT: You can simply think of them as the on-ear equivalent of the 500BT, with smaller ear cups and a more breathable design.

JBL Free X vs. JBL Tune T120TWS vs. JBL Reflect Mini 2

Featuring a similar in-ear design, the Free X, Tune T120TWS, and Reflect Mini 2 are wireless headphones that are much more portable than the JBL over-ear and on-ear headphones mentioned above. The former two are truly wireless headphones while the latter includes a behind-the-neck cable with an inline remote.

Of the two truly wireless headphones, the Free X are more suitable for sports use due to their better stability and better water resistance (IPX5). Both of them are good for casual everyday use and have the same single-charge battery life of four hours, but Free X has a better total battery life. With the additional charges in their case, their total battery life is 24 hours, which is eight hours longer than the total battery life of the Tune T120TWS. On the other hand, the cheaper Tune T120TWS is available in more colors.

If you don’t like truly wireless headphones, check out the JBL Reflect Mini 2 instead. They are decent-sounding headphones that are suitable for different usages. They are excellent headphones for sports due to their stability fins, good water resistance (IPX5), and breathable design. They are also good for commuting and office use, with their effective in-ear seal providing good passive noise isolation for reducing ambient noise like the sound of vehicles and office chatter.