JBL - EVEREST Elite 100 Wireless Earbud Headphones - White

Listen to your tunes on the go with these JBL EVERST Elite 100 V100NXTWHT earbud headphones, which feature Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for easy pairing with your mobile devices. The built-in microphone allows you to make and take calls through the headphones.

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Overview

What's Included


  • EVEREST Elite 100 Wireless Earbud Headphones
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Carrying case, 4 sets of ear tips (XS, S, M, L), 3 sets of secure fit ear tips (S, M, L)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
49% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (58 out of 119)

Features


Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Quickly pairs with your mobile device for wireless listening.

JBL Pro Audio sound technology

Offers lush, detailed audio.

NXTGen active noise cancellation

Helps reduce distracting background noise.

13.5mm drivers

Plus a frequency response range of 10Hz - 22kHz deliver faithful sound reproduction for your favorite tunes.

Smartphone app

Lets you manage functions and create custom EQ settings for audio that is tailored to your needs (download required).

Built-in microphone

Enables you to make and take calls directly through the headphones.

Multiple earpiece sizes included

Each with an ergonomic design for a comfortable fit.

Carrying case

Makes it easy to take the headphones wherever you go.


Overall customer rating

3.1
49%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    POOR noise canceling & NOT very comfortable

    Posted
    s734
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had big, bulky Bose noise cancelling headphones for some time now and really like them and found the noise cancelling to be amazing for travel or just for focusing when working on projects. When I found out that Bose had wireless noise canceling headphones, I had to try them - so I bought the Bose QuietControl 30s which are somewhat similar to these JBLs. The Bose wireless earphones were fantastic at noise canceling, had nice sound quality, and they fit very comfortably... but their Bluetooth wouldn't connect with one of my devices. That frustrated me, so I looked at other in-ear wireless noise cancelling headphones and found these JBL units. I figured it would just be a bonus if they happen to work as well as the Bose since they are 1/3 the cost. I still have both brands here and have compared them, and I have to say that the JBL is really disappointing when it comes to noise cancellation and the comfort of the fit. They do cancel some of the sound, but not nearly as much as the Bose QuietControl 30s and it doesn't give you that sense of being in a really quiet place when you put them on. Also disappointing was the fit of the JBL earbuds and included silicon pieces. First, the design is pretty confusing and it is frustrating to try and change the pieces in and out because it feels like you might rip them moving them around. Second, even though the JBLs include 2x as many size options as Bose does, none of them were comfortable in my ears. I actually ended up trying the Bose rubber ear pieces on the JBL and that was the most comfortable option! (If you keep the JBLs or get them as a gift, I highly recommend you get some Bose StayHear+ silicon ear pieces to have a more comfy fit. They aren't designed to work with these JBLs, but they worked really well in my short testing.) I even installed JBL's app and updated the firmware -- they simply don't noise cancel very well even with the newest update installed. The design of the neckband is another problem. JBL put all the weight on the back of the band, so if you lean back at all while wearing these - such as on a bike, in the car, or sitting at your desk - the JBL neckband falls off the back of your neck and begins to slide down your back. Clearly, JBL noticed this problem in testing, because they include a little "addendum" instruction sheet that tells you how to clip on some cheap looking plastic neck grips that do help it from sliding off. They aren't uncomfortable and they seem sturdy, but it seems to me the design flaw was even obvious to JBL but they decided to provide a slap-on fix rather than fixing the basic design. What do the JBL do well? The sound is very good - not too bright, not too bass-heavy. If these were less expensive and if I didn't care about noise canceling, I would have probably kept them. Unfortunately, I'm spoiled now to the comfort and serenity of the Bose QuietControl 30s and am keeping those. I recommend you skip these JBLs and consider other options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Product Needs Redesign

    Posted
    BizTraveler
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was hoping a high end in ear solution would be my answer to not only using on the phone, but my ipad as well when traveling. As a frequent business traveler I really did want an in ear design but this product albeit seemed to be just what I was looking for, fell well short of my expectations in terms of functionality. The in ear part was fine, but the collar design is woefully ineffective for staying in place. This might be fine if you are wearing Tshirts, but if you wear any type of collared shirt the interference between the collar of your shirt and the device causes it to constantly be coming off your neck. When I realized that the JBL device came with attachable collar extenders (creates a more secure fit around your neck) I thought this was the answer, but low and behold they are cheap and ineffective for achieving their intended goal. They are prone to popping off with even the slightest pressure. So for me this device just became frustrating. JBL needs to redesign and think about how they are utilized by different market segments.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review. We appreciate all customer feedback. This information is conveyed to the proper departments as to improve on current and future product designs. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. JBL

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not so great battery

    Posted
    Wykedengel
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love the sound coming from the headphones. With that off the table, I will say that on an overnight charge, to only have a 80% battery is not a good thing. I stopped using them for several months, but am about to take them in to BB to get the issue serviced. I want to really like these headphones as they are light, comfortable and produce a quality sound. But if I get three hours of use listening to podcasts that is an achievement. I am will update my review after I get the headphones services to see if it's any better. I can't comfortably recommend these to a friend, but with better battery life, I could.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset

    Posted
    techyguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me explain. I was looking for a headset to use while driving and to also listen to music while doing my daily walk or other activities. It has great sound, they are comfortable, and easy to use. Battery life is not the best but good enough. I tried the Beats sports (horrible sound) I tried the Bose Sound Sport Free (not good for driving had to have one in my ear the whole time) I tried the Bose Sound Sport (great sound but the clip was not the best design kept falling and finally broke) For the price compared to the other 3 I tried, this is what I was looking for. With this headset you have both Great sounding music and ease of use while driving or working out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    Posted
    1J33
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read many online reviews, mostly negative, yet still made this purchase because i was 'getting a $200 set of headphones for $100', seeing as how they were on clearance for 50% off. My first use - in a perfectly quiet room of my home - I was very pleased with the exceptional sound quality of these headphones. But... they are overpowered by surrounding sounds whenever i'm trying to listen to them outside of a quiet place, despite their 'noise-cancelling' claims... the battery dies so incredibly quickly that i'm having to charge the headset on a daily basis, which is just too often for as little as they are being used. Disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The overall review should not be this high

    Posted
    Musicman

    I hate to say it but you guys dropped the ball on this. These elite 100 headphones are not worth $150 I paid. They are maybe worth $75. Knowing what I do now. I wouldn't even pay that. They are suppose to hold a charge for several hours. I am lucky to get 2 hours. On top of that. It won't let you use the call button unless the phone screen is unlocked. So what is the point. I should just call someone using my phone instead of the headset. The volume has a low listening limit unless you download the app. Last but not least. These headphones are suppose to have noise reduction. No. That is absolutely not true. I have tried every form or noise reduction. Not working at all. My end review. Waste of my money. Lost my business forever.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      We're sorry to hear if you were not satisfied with our product. What you are experiencing is not normal. Please send a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery issues

    Posted
    Kgriff302
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had to purchase 3 sets to get a full days use. ($299, $199, and $99, as the price fell). I don't mind that, so much. I listen to music while I work. Two issues: they rarely get to 100% charge. 95% charge is reasonable for overnight charging, but I get anywhere from 15% to 50% to 87%, etc. I've use 3 different chargers, different locations in different houses, etc. Also, I've had a couple of Everett elite 100 whose left or right speaker stopped working. The lack of documentation regarding trouble shooting (eg a chart of LEDs and factory reset) is frustrating. Still, the JBLs are better than most.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought today....Returning today

    Posted
    jryan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wow...these are simply awful. I've owned many brands of wireless headsets (Plantronics, JBL, LG, Beats) but these by far are the worst I've experienced yet. Forget the noise cancellation and active mic feature on these. People will tell you your muffled and the sound quality is severely lacking. Unfortunately for the buyer, the price point and quality levels do not align. You'll pay a premium and get subpar performance. Battery life is terrible (lost 10% in a short drive home) and recharging is dreadfully slow. The only thing these are good for is time travel...because you're about to go back years in headphone technology with these!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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