JBL - Everest 110 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Steel Blue

Enjoy a cordless listening experience with these JBL Everest 110 Bluetooth in-ear headphones. They have a quick 2-hour recharge cycle and work for up to 8 hours before needing a boost. Ergonomic and lightweight, these sleek JBL Everest 110 Bluetooth in-ear headphones stay comfortable while you work out or study.

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Overview

What's Included


  • JBL Everest 110
  • 3 pairs of ear tips (small, medium, large), micro-USB charging cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
79% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (133 out of 170)

Features


In-ear design

Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.

Bluetooth interface

Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Rechargeable battery

Offers up to 8 hours of use on a charge.

In-line microphone

Lets you enjoy hands-free calls.

5.8mm drivers

Deliver powerful sound.

10Hz - 22kHz frequency response

For faithful sound reproduction.

Dynamic transducer design

For reference-grade audio.


Customer rating

4.0
79%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound/Slight Comfort Issues

    Posted
    Dragonhunter281
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    The JBL Everest 110 Wireless Bluetooth headphones are actually only the second pair of wireless headphones that I have used, with my first ones being the Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones. As such, I was eager to try the Everest 110 and compare them to the Bose as they have a slightly smaller footprint on the ear. Inside the box you will note several accessories, including a Micro USB cable to charge the headphones, three different sizes of caps for the headphones, and lastly three corresponding ear tips for the actual round headphone part. Construction wise, the headphones do feel sturdy despite the thin cable that connects them. As for the cable length, I felt like it had a good amount of slack and definitely had more room on the cable as oppose to the Bose. On the comfort side of things, I was a bit frustrated initially with how they fit in your ear. For some reason, they kept falling out once I thought they were secured in. Ironically, it would always be the right speaker, of which I assumed because of the added weight of the volume control and microphone. After fiddling with them a bit, they eventually stayed place but on a numerous of occasions, the right speaker would eventually work its way out or just enough for the sound to change. I also tested them leaning my head towards the left and right and both would eventually work its way out. Thus, I changed the tips to the larger covers and the thicker ear tips (the default ones are medium). This was a huge improvement. Once the new tips are on, focus on pushing the ear hook piece up while slightly positioning the ear phone piece (where the JBL logo is at a slant). After a bit, the headphones did not move nor fell out when I tilted my head to each side. I recommend that you test all ear tips sizes because at first I felt like these were not going to work and was ready to write them off. Fortunately, the larger covers and its corresponding tips worked extremely well. In addition, I also tested the smaller ear tips with the largest headphone covers and that also seem to work as well (ear tips will fit all cover sizes). When I tilted my head, they did not fall out. Naturally, these will take some getting used to as the shape is a bit awkward. Nonetheless, they work and was extremely pleased after I switch the sizes. As for sound quality, I tested various genres of music ranging from classical, metal, rap, jazz, and dance music. All the songs I tried were from my personal CD collection encoded in FLAC. They were played off my Xperia Z3+ Smartphone as well as my Z4 tablet. Any sound enhancements were disabled as well. For the most part, I generally liked how everything sounded. With the Bose as my only comparison, I was pleasantly surprised on how well these handled bass orientated tracks especially when you see how small the actual speaker really is. On extremely bass heavy songs, they did rumble quite well. For me personally, I do not like an extreme amount of bass as some might, but on the songs I observed, you can definitely tell it is there. For me, I think between these and the Bose, they are fairly close in bass, but only once the JBL's are secure in your ear. On some songs, I felt like the Bose inched out ahead, while on others the JBL seemed to have a nice clarity to its bass and surpassed the Bose. It rumbled but it did not over mask the middle or higher frequencies and I actually heard some sounds that I did not on the Bose. On more instrumental tracks, I did notice really good channel separation when the songs transitioned from the left to right speaker and vice versa. Overall, I think most people will pleased at the sound of these. Classical music sounded excellent, and I could clearly hear most of the instruments. In comparison, I think the JBL 110's handle highs and middles a bit better versus the Bose. On a side note, I wish these supported the lossless APTX codec, but sadly they do not. In conclusion, I would say at its price these are fairly good and they do sound really good and are in some places on par or better than my Bose ones. After some frustration on initially setting them up, they do eventually become quite comfortable. They are light weight as well and once you find the sizes that fit your ears, you will almost certainly forget they are there. While I think my Bose might be a tad bit more comfortable, the JBL 110s are by no means horrible but do require some time to get used to them. Naturally, I think here the Bose design was slightly better as they happened to fit my rather large ears. Nonetheless, the JBL 110s get the job done once you fix those minor issues. Lastly, after listening to the Everest 110s for a few hours, I do quite enjoy them. As for sound quality, they really do sound amazing especially for such a small speaker. The bass was there and was not lacking as well as the higher frequencies. In addition, it did a good job of maintaining clarity throughout all the genres I tried. However, I would like to caution here that because sound quality is extremely subjective to go into these with relative reasonable expectations. For its price, I would say these do hold up really well and I do think most will be pleased aside from its initial odd shape and fitting these to your ears. Overall, recommended with some minor grievances.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound if properly fit, but limiting design

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    StephenS
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    Summary: Take your time to find what fits your ears properly and they sound really good and might even be comfortable. Call quality was crisp and clear, only drawing complaints from people about noise and choppiness if I was talking while driving with the windows down -- something I wouldn’t normally do anyway except when pestering my friends and family for sake of a Bluetooth headset review. Unfortunately the design incurs limits on being able to use them “1 in/1 out” that are too great for me to find them acceptable for daily use or to personally recommend them. But if you either a) never turn your neck or 2) just can’t imagine why you’d ever use these “1 in/1 out” then they might work better for you than they did for me. I'll flesh out these areas below. Sound: The JBL Everest 110 can sound quite good so don’t settle for using the default ear hooks and gels before taking time to try the other sizes and see if you get better personal results. I tried every possible combination and it turned out the only way I could get respectable depth of sound is if I used the large gels and no ear hooks at all. Anything else resulted in weak sound. As an aside, I found my personal best sound result was obtained if I didn’t use any of the included gels at all and instead replaced them with Skullcandy gels from another headset. I’m not stumping for Skullcandy here, it’s just an example that when it comes to ear gels that give you a personal best result you might find that experimenting may be rewarding. The bottom line is that if you take the time to get optimal fit the JBL Everest 110 will reward you with solid, deep, and immersive audio. If you find the sound lacking I can almost guarantee you that proper ear fit is the issue, so it’s worth it to get right. Comfort: With the included ear hooks they were noticeably more comfortable for long term wear, but in my case there was no combination of ear hook that didn’t alter fit and compromise the sound. Since I use these primarily for music I had to ditch the ear hooks in favor of sound quality. But the Everest 110 buds are quite large and heavy compared to “normal” buds and not having the hooks to help carry and distribute the weight meant all the holding power was provided by the in-ear bud and long term comfort was less than optimal. I managed to wear them all day for personal music listening at my desk, but I had to fiddle with them every 30 minutes or so to alleviate discomfort. I’m sure using the hooks would have alleviated this discomfort considerably but in my case the sacrifice in sound quality was too great to accept so I opted for superior sound over top comfort. Design: One thing I like is that the JBL Everest 110 is so physically minimal for a Bluetooth headset that it can easily be rolled up and put in your pocket if you want to completely stash them away but still keep them with you -- If it starts to rain or you’re sweaty for example. And being able to keep them dangled around your neck at-the-ready when you’re not actively using them is simple and convenient.. But where I found the design weak and inflexible is that, although I normally listen to music with both buds in, there are many times a day that prefer to have just one earbud in and leave the other bud out so I can hear ambient sound -- say when I’m driving, or when I’m listening to music at work but need to keep an ear out for my name to be called or to hear my desk phone ring. In that case the design of these is such that whichever bud is “out” will tend to slowly pull the wire tight and -- usually within just a minute or two -- results in an awkward pull on the bud that is “in”, becoming most evident when you turn your neck to look around when driving for example. This is true no matter which is “in” and which is “out”, but is noticeably more pronounced when it’s the right side that’s “out” because it has the controls, is slightly heavier than the left side, and thus tends to pull more and more rapidly. All-in-all I found this one flaw to really soil the rest of the usability for me as there are just too many times when I need to transition from dual to one-ear listening and these just don’t play well that way -- you pretty much have to have them either both in or both out, or the weight of one side will pull the other side taught. In one case the drag of the "out" side managed to pull the "in" side out of my ear when I simply turned my neck to look at something.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, good sound, range, battery life

    Posted
    wrbluepearl
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    BLUF: Another good choice in the sports/lightweight headphone department - they're comfortable to wear, good Bluetooth range, good sound with good bass extension and good battery life (8+ hours). Intro: A couple of years ago, there were very few Bluetooth headphone options, and even the expensive ones featured poor battery life, limited range, uncomfortable fit, and tinny sound quality. Now, however, we are living in the golden age of Bluetooth headphones, where the issues of range, battery life and sound quality appear to be solved problems, at least for headphones in this price range. I've recently tried several sets of headphones that were priced similarly to the Everest 110s, and all have sounded good, had 8+ hour battery life, and had no issues with pairing or staying connected. The Everest 110s are no exception. This brings issues like fit/comfort to the fore, which cannot be so easily determined. Sound quality: Very good out of the box, and improved with a few hours' use. Like most headphones, these took a couple of hours to break in; once you get past that, these sound reasonably detailed, with no background noise or hiss, good bass extension and clean but not overpowering highs. They don't leave you feeling like your ears are bleeding after a couple of hours, which is nice. Unfortunately, these don't work particularly well for placing phone calls; aside from the unnatural feeling of speaking with your ears plugged, these pick up pretty much every ambient sound in the room, sometimes making it difficult for the person on the other end to hear you. The cord connecting the left and right earpieces also makes audible "thumping" sounds if you move your head while talking. Battery life: Very good - I've run them for ten hours and still on the original charge. JBL advertises 8 hour battery life. The initial charge was very quick, so these likely come close to fully charged from the factory. JBL claims 2 hours to recharge fully. Comfort/fit: the Everest 110 uses a unique ear hook that wedges itself *inside* the ear, rather than hooking around the back of it. This makes them easier to wear with glasses. I must be lucky, because the ear gels/ear hooks that were pre-installed on the 110's fit my ears just fine. The ear hook and ear gel are two separate pieces, and the headphones include three sizes of each, so you can mix-and-match for better fit. The 100's will also stay in your ears without the hooks if you find them uncomfortable, but they aren't as secure without the hooks as they are with them. I've included photos of the fit in the ear and the sizes of ear gels with this review. I've worn the 110's for fairly long uninterrupted stints (2+ hours) while working and doing normal household activities and they have remained comfortable. Bluetooth: Quickly paired (long-press the center button on the keypad to start pairing), stayed paired with my test MacBook. No issues getting the headphones to reconnect between uses. Connection was solid and drop-out free during normal use. Range was sufficient to cover the first floor of my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Pair Of Bluetooth Headphones

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    scovartwo
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    Here Are The Details About This JBL Everest 110 Wireless Headphones I would describe this JBL product as a middle grade quality of product with a few nice features not found on other Bluetooth headphones, of which I find that this product is priced according to the quality. This pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones have the charging port located on the small rectangular control panel which also has the playback buttons and the microphone. When plugging in the charging cable, is not as easy as it should be, this is because the charging port cover is not designed very well, so that when the cover is removed for charging, it actually does not swing far enough out of the way for the micro USB cable to be plugged in easily. The cover could be snipped off and it would make the charging process easier, and not having a cover for the charging port would not affect much. If these Bluetooth headphones are connected to a smartphone, calls can be answered by pressing the play button once to answer the call, and pressing one more time will end the call. The audio playback is controlled by the one center button, one press plays audio, one press pauses the audio, and if pressing the button twice it skips to the next audio track, and pressing the button 3 times rewinds to the previous track. This pair of Bluetooth headphones does have pretty good sound, but the overall volume seems to be purposely limited to prevent the speakers from being damaged, which is a good thing, as long as you don’t like listening to music really loud. I find the maximum volume to be sufficient for most situations, as I like listening to music at a moderate volume anyways. Avoiding really loud music reduces the chance of blowing speakers, and the rechargeable lithium battery will play music longer when audio is kept to a moderate listening level. View one of the pictures with my review which shows the orange colored micro USB cable, it has a unique design which allow the bigger rectangular end to be plugged in either way. Most USB connectors can only be plugged in one way. My Overall Impression Of These Bluetooth Headphones I am rating this item at 3.6 out of 5 stars based upon the overall build quality and the selling price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality, easy to use

    Posted
    MarilynB
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    These wireless in-ear headphones worked great on every device I tried them on. Out of the box, you need to charge them up a bit first. They come with a micro-USB charger and I plugged one end into my laptop’s USB port and the other end into the port in the headphones. As soon as you plug it in, a solid red light comes on to let you know it is charging. When it is finished, the red light goes out. I didn’t wait for it to get a full charge before I started to try it out. In order to turn the headphones on, you hold down the center button on the wire for a couple of seconds. If you have your headphone buds in your ears while doing this, you will hear a voice say “Powering On” and when you turn it off, it says “Powering Off.” After I paired it with my smart phone, the next time I tried that, the voice said “Powering On”, then “Connected”. To connect, I went into my smart phone’s Bluetooth menu and saw the headphones listed and clicked on the icon for them. Later to connect to my tablet, I went into my tablet's Bluetooth menu, then I pressed the “scan” button and the headphones popped up on the list. I'm not sure if I needed to disconnect with my smart phone and the instructions did not say one way or the other. Next I tried the other buttons on the wire. I pulled up a movie on my tablet and played with the volume buttons, then I pulled up a YouTube video on my smart phone and did the same. On both devices, the sound quality was superb. Absolutely the best I’ve ever had on earphones. Then while watching the video on YouTube, I had my husband call my phone. I was able to answer the phone with the center button and I was able to disconnect the call with the same button without having to turn off the video I was watching. I had him call again and I used the “long press” feature on that same center button which enabled me to reject the call. Lastly, I connected to my MP4 player and to Pandora and used the “Next Track” function (which is 2 short presses with the center key) and that worked perfectly. I also tested the distance I could walk away from my phone and when I had walked about 25 ft from my smart phone, my music started to break up a bit. This device comes with 3 sizes of ergonomic ear hooks and 3 sizes of mushroom ear tips. Changing them out is easy and you can keep the extras in the ziplock bag they come in. It also comes with a cable clip which can be used to adjust the length of the cable in the back. I didn’t find this necessary, but it is nice as an added feature. The headphones came in a box that is custom cut to fit the headphones precisely. What comes in the box: Headphones with 1 set of ear hooks and 1 set of ear tips attached; Ziplock bag with 2 extra sets of ear hooks and 2 extra sets of ear tips; Micro-USB to USB cable; instruction booklet and various other FCC and assorted warning and info booklets (written in multiple languages.) I found 2 minor “cons” with the product. (1) I wish it had come with a small bag to keep everything together. I’d at least like to keep the extra ear hooks, ear tips, USB cord and the headphones together (along with the quick start guide until I get used to the controls.) (2) The instruction booklet was very lacking. If I hadn't known enough about setting up Bluetooth already, I would have been completely lost. A search on the Internet did not find a better instruction manual. I suppose you could take your item into Best Buy and ask for help setting it up if you didn't know how. Another possibility would be to search for information on the Internet about your phone or tablet and how to use them to scan for available Bluetooth devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Katie
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    These headphones, compared to others that I have tried, took a much shorter time to find the right combination of ear tips and make them fit comfortably. They come with a decent assortment of tip options, only bummer is only one combination works the best, so in the future, when these eventually wear out and tear, or get lost, I will have to switch to a less comfortable tip. The sound on these were great! Compared to others I have tried in this price range, they beat out the competition. (I will say I have a $30 pair of bluetooth JBL headphones and they sound nearly identical). The base and tremble sounds good, don't sound muddy nor like they are cheap and lacking. I tried several different genres of music and they were all strong. Noise cancelling seemed to be better than other competitors options as well, I used them outside and at the gym and barely heard much around me at all. I was also impressed with the range/distance it can still stay connected at. At the gym I like to leave my phone at the machine while I go grab a drink of water or get a towel to wipe down the machine and my cheaper jbls never skip, another competitors pair at this price point skips a lot, but these did not skip or briefly disconnect at all. I also like the quick controls to change songs or answer a phone call, I wish there was a little less button presses involved to skip songs, but not the end of the world. You have to press the middle button twice to skip a song, and 3 times to start a song over or go back. My only complaint is that they do not come with foam ear tip pieces. I have always liked foam better than silicone tips. Foam is so much easier as you can squish them down and put them in you ear, and when they expand within 5-10 seconds, they stay in better, as well as cancelling out noise better. It boggles my mind that more headphones don't come with foam, but instead use these silicone ones that do not fit as well. I also wish it was possible to use these headphones without the tips that stick into the upper part of your ear. I tried it because my other JBLs do not have that tip and they are more comfortable, however with these, the headphones do not even attempt to stay in your ear without that top nub.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My New Favorite In-Ears!

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    Titan5178
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    I've been wearing these all day and absolutely love them. My ears typically don't do well with in-ear headphones...they either fall out or are just plain uncomfortable. The JBL Everest 110 do not fall out out of my ears and I can stand to wear them for longer than an hour! These also get very LOUD. On my iPhone if I go past a little over half volume it starts to get uncomfortable very quickly. About the same on my Windows PC. They sound great too, utilizing JBL's trademark Pro Audio Sound which is very clear and distinct. Make sure you have a tight snug fit in your ear canal or else you will be returning these as you'll find the bass to be lacking. Inside the box are different sized ear tips, ear hooks, as well as a charging cable. Make sure you you use the right ear tip. As I've said before it needs to fit in your ear properly for best performance. At first i was using the smallest ear tip and was hearing almost no bass at all. Switched to the medium size ear tip and it's a world of difference. Battery life is rated at 8 hours and thankfully it does use micro USB for charging. A lot of smaller devices like this will use a proprietary charger because it can be difficult to fit a micro USB. In this case, the micro USB port is right on the inline remote. They can also go from dead to fully juiced in about 2 hours. So far, phone calls have been crystal clear with nobody complaining of any issues on the other end. It does include a noise cancelling microphone for phone calls. The only downsides I've found is that a carrying case does not come in the box, and that these are not sweat proof. However, I don't plan to work out with these and because they sound so good I'm willing to forgive JBL for not including a carrying case. The convenience of hands free listening and phone calls is more than worth it. Especially considering that they also have killer sound. . If you don't have a pair of wireless in-ears do yourself a favor and get these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL at it's Finest

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    EXWOLF
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    JBL audio equipment has always been superb and they keep improving on their already great formula. It is no different with the JBL 110 Everest Bluetooth headphones. The audio quality is fantastic across all ranges from treble to bass and they do well with all kinds of music. I will say that the bass is there but it's not overpowering so if you want tons of bass then these headphones will not be for you. If you're looking for a more balanced experience while still getting a distinctive bass then you can achieve that with the JBL 110's. What I love most about these headphones is their comfort. They might not have the greatest aesthetic appearance but they feel great to wear. I can wear these for hours without any aches and pains. They don't fall out of the ear and there is no sound leakage even at the highest volume. The highest volume is bearable even in a quiet setting and they also sound great in a loud environment because they do well at passively canceling out noise in the background even though they're not noise cancelling earphones. The playback control buttons are very easy to reach and are very clicky so you know when you press them. It does take a while to memorize how to skip, play/pause, or play previous song since it requires a certain number of button presses for each setting but it's doable. Speaking on the phone with the 110's is very satisfying because of how clear you and the other person sound. JBL has included noise blocking technology in the microphone so you should have no trouble using these while on a busy street and still being heard. I definitely appreciate the 8 hour battery life but it is becoming more standard in Bluetooth earphones so there's no big surprise there. Overall, JBL did an amazing job with the 110's and by combining excellent audio quality with high comfort I believe they deserve the highest praise.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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