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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 187 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'd give them 6 stars if I could, amazing sound!!!

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    I received these today and I must say, I am blown away by the sound, amongst other things. When I opened the box, I was shocked at the amount of care went into the planning and presentation of these headphones. The box was a nice box, solid, but inside is a beautiful semi hard case that protects these when not in use. In that case is a 3.5mm patch plug to plug these into non-bluetooth devices, and also a bright orange charging cable....orange is synonymous with JBL, cool touch. The headphones feel VERY solid.....no cheesy feel at all. Solid! And they fold at the ear pieces, and also twist from side to side. I got a serious feeling of solid with these, I cannot mention this enough. They aren't heavy per se, they feel like something that will last and provide decent sound. Okay, I charged them for a short time and fired them up. The ear foam inside has a big R or L for right or left, a nice touch for people who don't like looking for the little R or L. Also, they have a solid vinyl/leather/etc. that rests against your ears, not foam. That is important to limit outside noises. And it works well in this case, my ears didn't feel hot which is a worry with this type of arrangement. JBL/Harman got this right and that is important as you wear them for hours on end. Okay, the sound is truly amazing - not just amazing, crazy amazing. I have played all kinds of music on these, from Phantom of the Opera, to classical, to old swing, to classic rock. No disappointments from any genre's sound on these. The highs, and lows, are captured very well. And the best part is I feel depth in the music. This is not something to be taken lightly.....the depth provides a sound I've never heard in any headphones before. Wow, I cannot get enough of the sound from these. And I'm a nut about how audio sounds on speakers, headphones, etc. So, I don't know if there are any better headphones out there, but after trying these, I would not ever need to try to find out because they sound so good. I'm finding myself to be a real headphone person, vs. earbuds or pods. To be sure I mention any negatives, I'd mention there is no charger with these.....this is typical these days so I'm not disappointed, but wanted to be sure this is mentioned. Also, one small problem I found was on one of the earpieces, there is a pivot and a snap...but one of them would not snap properly. Upon close examination, I saw there were 4 screws, 2 on each ear piece, and one of those screws wasn't tightened down. I tightened it down and it was perfect, both sides working fine. Just saying this so you don't force it if you find it is this way for anyone. They are small Phillips head screws, very small. Would I recommend these to my best friend? Yes, and without any reservations. These are by far the nicest headphones I've ever tried and have to say I will be enjoying these for some time to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, not outstanding

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    CraigB
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    Pros 20-hour battery life Foldable design Included carrying case Sleek design Excessive highs without EQ adjustment Sturdy feel Power button slider makes use easy and distinct Wired and wireless design Carrying case included Cons Pressure on ears for larger heads can cause fatigue Lows are weak without EQ adjustment Even with adjustment classic songs sound tinny because bass is missing Volume button awkward Right and left speaker text can be easy to miss for first time users Battery cannot be used to boost volume when plugged into phone Volume low when using hardwired connection to cellphone Most hear about brands who market their on ear, bass heavy headphones claiming they are the best around. JBL looks to be going after someone more interested in overall clarity versus heavy hitting bass. The Everest 310 out of the box includes a carrying case, stereo cable, and charging case. The design folds to allow a nice, flat case that includes a placed to store the stereo cable and charging cable. The headband is a single, sleek band providing a simple and clean look. Just be prepared for a slightly tight feel if you have a larger head. For first time users, it might be difficult to know the left from right since the letters R and L are inside the earcups and appear to be a styling design. After the initial confusion, the letters are hard to miss and help quickly the left from right side. The power button is a slider making recognition simple and easy. Unfortunately, the volume up, play, and volume down are all one massive button with a slight bump for play. This often leads to pausing a track instead of changing volume as you try to feel around and take a best guess which button you have you finger on. Two other buttons on the front include a Bluetooth button and sharing button. The sharing button requires another set of compatible JBL headphones and you can wirelessly share what you are listening to. If you are the type of person who likes heavy, punchy bass these headphones are not the ones you want. Sound attempts to lean towards more balanced. For classic songs or 90’s rock the Everest 310s seem to remove any semblance of bass leaving a vocal heavy, almost metallic sound. Strangely, sounds for drum cymbals sound clear but seem to be missing that makes them more impactful. It’s difficult to describe but on some other high-end headphones the sound has more depth. Although 90’s rock doesn’t have the punch of many modern genres, it does have bass. If you want to bring back the bass you are going to need an EQ. The drivers are most certainly capable of bass. What they don’t seem to be capable of is the more modern, hard hitting bass. If you listen to something like dubstep you can get the bass, but be prepared for it to feel softer than you expect and remove some of the intended impact of the song. If you are using Bluetooth, your options may be limited as not all smartphones offer an EQ over Bluetooth. The good part is you can use them hardwired to work around the issue as more smartphones offer EQ control via stereo cable. This leads to a different shortcoming. The drivers of the headphones are so large that using them hardwired leads to a dramatic reduction in volume. Smartphones just don’t provide much power to the headphone jack and as soon as you plug the Everest 310s in you will find you cannot use the battery to boost power. All power for the drivers comes straight from the cable. Unless your smartphone provides extra power via the headphone jack, hardwired listening might be best left to plugging into an amplifier. Overall, the JBL Everest 310 headphones are a decent offering if not a standout one. If either don’t care about heavy hitting bass or like a software bass sound, after EQ adjustment, they could serve you well. If prefer very distinct highs with loud vocals they have you covered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphone. Value for Money

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    Selva
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    I connected JBL Everest 310 headphone wirelessly to my iPad Air & my android phone and they worked flawlessly. Setup is quick and easy with Bluetooth. It also comes with an 3.5mm headset cable with an inline mic for wired use. I was streaming audio from Spotify, Plex, and even watched several movies wearing these. Unlike other products this headphones have very balanced sound. While the traditional bass is there, it is very obvious they are providing a much cleaner sound now. I was skeptical to buy these after buying and returning a pair of the high end headphones from other companies. This is best wireless headphone made by JBL and well worth every dime of the purchase. I have owned wired and wireless headphones previously from multiple companies. Those were replaced by JBL Everest 310 headphones as my go-to device for listening music. The hard carrying case is great for maximum protection. Battery life is so good and i was able to listen more than 20 hours with single charge. The headphones physical controls include the power slider, volume buttons, play/pause button (which can be used to answer incoming calls), a Bluetooth pair button, and a ShareMe button. I really liked the ShareMe feature allows you to pair an additional bluetooth headset (regardless of brand) to the headphones and listen on both devices. It works very well. Overall, these headphones are definitely versatile, offering Bluetooth and wired options. They are easy to use thanks to the quick power-on, power-off, pairing, and the various physical controls. I have listed some of the notable features of JBL Everest 31 Headphones. 20 Hour Battery, quickly recharge in 2 hours using Micro USB Built in microphone with echo cancellation technology for crystal clear, hands-free calls. Comfort fit - ergonomically designed to fit the unique contour of listener's ears. Fold and Carry - A sleek flat-fold design with premium hard carrying case to allow maximum portability and protection Overall, I am very happy with these headphones and recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good even sound but styling is a little bland.

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    MrMike
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    The new JBL Everest 310 headphones promise a long battery life, comfort, ease of use and portability. Do they deliver? First off the Everest 310’s come in a fancy carry case which appears to be very high quality but I find it much too large. (picture included) I’ve seen other brands able to pack away in a much smaller package. Included in the box is the above-mentioned items as well as a 3.5mm cable and a USB charging cable. You might ask why a 3.5mm cable is included and it’s actually a very useful tool. Imagine you are on a long flight and suddenly you run out of charge. Are you finished? No, just plug in the 3.5mm cable into your device and you can continue to enjoy listening to your headphones. On first use, I let the battery charge for 2 hours. The amazing thing about these particular headphones is the battery life. I really did get nearly 20 hours of listening time on a single charge. That is a lot of trips to the gym. I just want to mention the ability to take calls on these headphones. They claim to have an echo cancelling microphone. It probably works really well. I just had trouble talking to people on the headphones. The sound seemed to be very inside my head. Hearing the call in both ears is probably something I would just have to get used to. The person on the other end said they could hear me fine. Using Bluetooth 4.1, I was able to pair very easily with my iPhone and my Mac. I think gone are the days when pairing Bluetooth devices was a complicated mess of trying to hit different buttons at the same time and hoping all the stars aligned. If anything, Bluetooth devices like this pair too well with my phone. If the headphones were on, my phone would automatically switch the call to the headphones if they were nearby. Just something to keep in mind. On to the important question, how do they sound? I think sound is very subjective and you almost need to audition these yourself. The sound is very neutral and not bass heavy. Sure it’s a lot better than those freebees that you get with your phone but they aren’t revolutionary. Given the price, you would not expect that these are top of the line in sound but more of an everyday daily driver. As far as comfort goes, I prefer headphones that go all the way over your ear. The cups on these just rest on the outside of your ear and make the whole body stick out further than some other headphones. The overall styling is not my favorite. My other small nit-picks are. No battery indicator. These stay charged for so long, it’s hard to remember how far into your charge you are. No mobile app. Some of JBL’s higher end headphones have a mobile app that allows some tuning, these do not. Finally, the button placement is a bit crowded and will take time to master while blindly reaching for them. There are a lot of Bluetooth headphones out there. It’s a very crowded field. I recommend you take a look at the ones you like best in the store. Opinions of headphones can be very subjective. Happy hunting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones in a crowded market.

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    couponkingofjax
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    There are 3 main things I look for in a good pair of bluetooth headphones. 1. Do they sound good and does the bluetooth function well with little to no drops in signal? 2. Does the battery life hold up over a long period of time? 3. Are they comfortable and do they fit well? The JBL Everest hits a homerun on the 1st 2 questions but ultimately the comfort and fit level keeps it from being a 5 star pair of headphones. 1. Sound quality: I think the JBL's are a great sounding pair of headphones. The bass is solid and robust, the highs are clear and not washed out and music sounds really crisp and clear. I was really surprised by how well these headphones actually perform. I haven't had a pair of JBL anything in a long time, so it's good to see them putting out a quality product. I think these headphones easily stand up to beats headphones in the same price range. The bluetooth is very consistent as well. I had a range of about 20-30 ft away from my iphone and it still worked just fine. 2. The battery life on the JBl everest's are very solid. It says 20 hours advertised on the box, and I got roughly that after my first charge. I wore them all day for two days straight and by the end of the 2nd day they needed to be charged. It also comes with a nice carrying case and a bright orange charging cable that you would be hard pressed to lose. 3. This is where the JBL ultimately stumbles. Don't get me wrong, they're comfortable and I enjoy listening to them. But I prefer headphones that wrap around your ear instead of laying on them. The padding squishes on my ears and makes them hot after a while which I ultimately either have to adjust or just remove them altogether. I don't have this problem with my Bose noise cancelling and it's one of the main reasons I normally stay away from anything other than those types. Also, to be honest, the headphones look a little goofy on your head. The padding makes them stick out and they aren't nearly as slick or stylish as other brands. But that's a small gripe. If you want good quality bluetooth headphones at an affordable price I definitely recommend the JBL everest. They have solid battery life, good bluetooth range, and quality sound. Great bang for your buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones... who needs a manual anyway

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    Chuck
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    I've never had any JBL products, so when I received a pair of JBL Everest 310s to review I was anxious to put them to the test. Out of the box, the headphones look great, they're not overly bulky and when you take them out of the hard case for the first time you can feel the quality of the materials used. This is the first set of on-ear headphones I've used, so i wasn't sure what to expect as far as comfort and noise isolation; I was surprised at both. In no time I had the headphones paired to my phone and was off to the races. The earcups are very soft so wearing the headphones for hours at a time (I wear them while working) is a delight even though you can tell the whole unit is securely in place. The noise isolation is absolutely great! When listening to music even at low volume, it was impossible to have a normal conversation with someone 3 feet away. Of course this was remedied by simply rotating one of the earcups... and it was still comfortable. As far as the sound from this product... incredible! I'm not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination, but I heard more range out of certain songs using these headphones than I've heard with most of the other products I've used in the past. The dynamic range on these is such that while listening to a talk show that I always listen to, I heard 'lip smacking' that I had never heard before. The sound is truly amazing. The controls have worked flawlessly so far, although I have occasionally had a bit of trouble switching between devices, but that's not a big deal to me. I was really anxious to try the JBL's ShareMe 2.0 functionality because I can think of dozens of times in the past where it would've been useful to have. I thought it would be a major undertaking to get it to work, but it literally took about 30 seconds to pair a set of Bluetooth earbuds with the 310s. Now for one thing that made me contact JBL; the manual. I understand why companies use small print in manuals and have to include 5+ languages, but at least have an online manual for customers to refer to. The print in the quickstart guide is so small I gave up. Most of the controls are similar to other headphones, so it's not a deal breaker, but come on, if the product is listed on your website and you have a link for the manual, have the actual manual there. I've been told it's coming... we'll see. Overall, I'm very pleased with these JBL headphones. I had always heard my friends talk about how great JBL products were and now I see why. These headphones look great, they feel great, and they most definitely sound great! I would recommend these to anyone in a heartbeat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT Value with TOP NOTCH Sound! BUY!

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    nkpstudios
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    These headphones are AWESOME! They bring functionality along with rich sound. They are well built and flexible so no need to worry about snapping them. They come in a nice colors with something for everyone (except plain black). Gun metal, Silver, and Purple are what you can chose from. They are just so nice! Here are some things I like about them: +Sound quality! - did I mention sound quality? They are perfectly balanced to cover lows, mids, and highs. Not over powering with regards to bass, just the right amount. What you would expect of JBL, QUALITY! +Crisp and bright sound! - yes, sound is wonderful +Powerful - they get loud and do not get distorted with volume +Dual Functionality - can be used as wireless or traditional wired. +Case - well constructed and protects headphones well. Rigid but flexes to provide coverage of the headphones. +Wired vs Wireless good - sound using wireless and wired is very similar. JBL had done a great job with sound quality, yes for a third time! +Bluetooth Range/Connection - this has LOOOOOOONG range. I left my phone in the basement and went to my top floor and never heard degradation or interference. +Charge time - charged from dead to full in a little over two hours. Battery life is great and it charges to full quickly. +Battery life - advertised is 20 hours, I haven't got there yet, but these hold up well. So far 12 hours and still going strong. Music at 100% volume. +Aesthetically Beautiful - this are beautiful designed. Nice matte metallic finish with nice JBL logos on the ears. +Call Quality - my wife couldn't even tell if I was on headphones or handheld. Has echo cancelling built in, great wrok JBL. +Fast - these power on and off quickly, I would estimate less than 3 seconds. You will hear powering on/off and about 2 seconds later they are ready or turned off. +Snug fit - these headphones do not move once they are on your head making them great for weight lifting and running. +Noise Isolation - on ear cups do a great job of killing surrounding sounds. +Lightweight and comfortable* - this is true, but after sometime I felt a little pressure on my ear. +Share Button - I don't see this being big, but it is cool. It allows you to pair your headset to another bluetooth headset and share your music. This is good if you and your gym partner want to hear the same music while working out or running. Here are some things I don't like or wish I could change: -Comfort - after about an hour or so, I could feel my ears being pressed by the cup. It didn't hurt or give me a headache, but became a little uncomfortable. I have a big head so that could be a contributing factor :) -No aptX or AAC support - this should be standard for bluetooth headphones, but I get why they didn't because they would owe royalties to Apple and Qualcomm -Ear cups - ear cups are glued on so if you damage them you cannot change them unless you send them in for service. It would be nice to be able to buy different materials for the ear cups and change them out. -Not Splashproof or Sweatproof - check the weather or don't sweat too much because these are not advertised with IPX5. Be careful! -Battery Levels - I have yet to find a way to check battery levels on the phone/device for these headphones. -My JBL Heaphone App - this app does not currently support these headphones. You need to buy the Elite version and fork out some cash. -Wired Remote - the wire lack volume control. You only get one button much like older wired headsets of the early 2000s and late 90s. -Button Layout - I have trouble finding buttons sometimes. You can accidentally press the pause/play button or even the power slider rather than volume up. Overall you get a great sounding pair of headphones here. They are priced to compete with the other mid tier headphones out there. If you like perfectly balanced sound, these are for you. If you like overpowering bass you might me wanting more with these. These are wonderful overall. A must buy for anyone in the market for wireless bluetooth in the $150-$200 range. -=VERDICT=- Buy if you like nice well-rounded sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sorry, but just average.

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    pillboy
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    These JBL Everest 310s are my first pair of on-the-ear headphones, and since I am used to over-the-ear designs, I found these slightly uncomfortable during extended periods of use. I suspect some of this is due to what you are used to, in addition to ear shape and size of your head. I was surprised at how well they did block out external noises while wearing them (note that they are not active noise cancelling). While the fit and finish are very nice and all of the moving joints feel substantial, I was a little disappointed in the feel of the padded vinyl on the headband and on the ear cushions. A material with a nicer quality would be greatly appreciated and would go a long way to giving these headphones a more luxurious feel, especially at this price point, but I suspect JBL was trying to find a compromise between great feel and durability. The semi-hard carrying case they come with is of a nice quality especially when compared to the microfiber, drawstring “sack” I received with one of my prior purchases…at a much higher price point. The controls are clustered on the rear edge of the right side ear piece…right where you want to grab with your hand when putting them on, taking them off, or making a slight adjustment to their fit while wearing them. I found myself inadvertently turning them on or off as the power switch is a momentary slide switch. I would like to see the power switch moved to another location, or changed for a two position slide switch with secure detents to prevent accidental manipulation of the switch. Now the main point of headphones…how they sound. I’d like to mention that I received these in exchange for an honest review before I go any further…honest being the operative word. Keep in mind that I have quite a few other earbuds, in-ear headphones, and over-the ear headphones, and when I demoed the JBLs, I compared them against these others that I am familiar with. I find these to be only average in sound quality - I have heard better headphones, but I have heard many, many more poorer sounding devices. The JBLs were a little “muddy” sounding and lacking in fullness, but I am comparing them to my planar magnetic headphones, so it’s not really a fair fight. I made my comparisons with the headphones jacked directly into my home CD player and using nothing to alter the source material…straight from the player’s output to the headphones through a wired connection. Now I realize that the selling point of the JBLs is their wireless Bluetooth connection, but I wanted to make my comparisons as similar as possible. When I used them with my phone and adjusted the frequency response with an equalizer app, I was able to make them fairly decent sounding. Will these JBLs make some people happy…absolutely. Will others be disappointed…most likely. Make sure you get a chance to listen to them before buying, with music you are very familiar with, to make sure you are happy with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Audio Quality

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    lambda100
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    Let's start with the audio quality of the JBL Everest 310...simply amazing! I have a box of over a dozen headphones from the major name brands such as Bose, Sony, and JBL, and I was truly astounded by the phenomenal audio quality of the JBL Everest 310. They are the best sounding headphones I have ever heard. The entire audio sound spectrum is well represented – highs, mids, and bass are all there. The audio sounded so good out of the box that I did not even need to use an equalizer app to adjust the sound like I usually need to do with other headphones. The bass punches when it needs to and is not overwhelming and doesn't drag down the highs and mids. The sound has great depth and clarity as well. I could not believe such great audio was coming from a bluetooth connection. I could not tell the difference between wireless vs wired connection. The audio quality on the Everest 310 is simply that good. Wow! This is a premium set of headphones and JBL recognizes it. The headphones come with a hard protective carrying case with an interior pocket to store the usb charging cable and 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable. The earcups can be folded and also twisted for easy storage. Kudos to JBL for supplying a storage case! Comfortwise, these are on-ear headphones and will compress against your ears. However, the cushions on the earcups are thick, soft, and comfortable. I also wear glasses and I did not experience any pain or fatigue after wearing the headphones for over an hour. Build quality is very good. The headband is metal and the rest of the headphones is plastic. All parts of the headphones appear to be well mated with tight tolerances. A large letter 'R' and 'L' are printed inside the earcups to easily identify the right and left sides of the headphones. The bluetooth connection is very good. I did not experience any skipping or breaks. Another major plus is that the JBL Everest 310 does not have the annoying bluetooth audio hiss where you hear a hissing noise during the brief silence between audio tracks that seem to plague so many other lower quality bluetooth headphones. Another great feature of these headphones is that it has the JBL ShareMe function where you could wirelessly connect any other bluetooth headphones, from any manufacturer, to the Everest 310 and share your music wirelessly. This is a cool feature to have and is especially useful for situations such as car trips where you can have two kids watch a movie while each of them has their own set of wireless headphones for the audio. The JBL Everest 310 is nearly perfect, but I do have have two gripes about these headphones. First the buttons on the right earcup do not have the best tactile feel to them that I find it difficult to identify the correct button to push while wearing the headphones. Second, there is no indication of how much battery life is remaining. I understand that the battery lasts 20 hours of use between charges, but there should be some type of battery meter either built into the headphone when it is powered on or via an app which tells you how much battery life is remaining. In summary, I can say without hesitation that these are hands down the best sounding wireless on-ear headphones I have ever heard and I fully recommend them. I am astonished by the level of audio quality that JBL is able to achieve with these headphones. They are really setting the standard for others to follow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones with some surprises!

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    It's kind of a given at this point that high end JBL headphones are going to have good audio quality and a plethora of supplementary perks to justify the premium price you pay for them. As a result when I first tried these out there was only one thing that I was really focused on: how comfortable would a set of headphones this size be when the padding is designed to press down on the ear instead of sit over the top of it? Much to my surprise, the answer was: great! In fact they work so well that I actually now prefer them to the larger over-the-ear design. As it turns out, there are a few advantages to having the headphones sit like they do. One of them is the amount of noise that this thing blocks out. The first time I put them on, I actually had to go back and confirm that noise cancellation wasn't one of the features of this set. And the faux-leather padding does a great job of conducting heat away from your ears, making this a very comfortable set to wear for hours on a plane, train, or anywhere else where you're primarily interested in drowning out the ambient noise. Another nice thing about these headphones is their ease of use. It's obvious that making this thing dead simple to use was a real priority for the engineers. While most Bluetooth devices provide feedback through tones and blinking lights, these headsets directly speak to you, providing instructions in English as to what you need to do next. This is particularly appreciated when using the ShareMe feature, which lets you pair the headset to another Bluetooth device to mirror the audio you're getting. That feature, by the way, is another highlight of these headphones. While wired headphones have had audio splitters available for ages to allow two people to privately listen to the same source, doing the same with Bluetooth devices has always been an exercise in frustration for anyone who wasn't very tech-savvy. With these, it's dead simple. Press a dedicated button, and the Everest headphones will automatically pair with any Bluetooth headset in the vicinity - including ones from other brands! As for the listening experience, as mentioned before the audio quality is great. The biggest factor in quality I found was which version of Bluetooth you used - while the headphones will pair with any transceiver, I definitely noticed that 1st and 2nd generation transceivers were less reliable when it came to delivering audio. Fortunately, there's always the option to plug in a wire and run them through a standard audio jack. All in all, these are a very solid piece of hardware that I have no difficulty recommending if you're looking for high quality portable audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. So worth it.

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    BillFromKC
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    Disclaimer: I was given this pair of headphones in exchange for my fair an honest review. Normally, I’m the type to pick up the display model high-end headphones at Best Buy (or other local electronic emporiums) and while they sound good, I can't listen to them the way I'd want to - with my choice of music instead of the demo loop. So given the chance to listen to JBL’s new Everest 310 headphones with the listening material of my choice, of course I jumped at it. First, the unboxing experience. Saying this is a premium product is an understatement. You open the box to find the case for your headphones and a small box with an instruction guide. Inside the case, you’ll find your headphones neatly folded and ready to go. You’ll also find a micro USB charging cable and an aux cable that allows you to use these headphones as a wired pair - something I find necessary for “critical listening” (ei high-res sources like Super Audio CD, 96/24 audio files, DSD files, Blu-Ray audio sources, and vinyl). While listening to some 96/24 audio through a Cambridge DACMagic 100, these definitely didn't disappoint. One of the sources - a DVD Audio recording of a Nine Inch Nails concert - made me feel as if I were in the arena it was recorded in. But for typical listening, these headphones also connect via Bluetooth to your devices. I paired them with my iPhone 6s and was immediately wowed by the audio quality across the board; it didn’t matter how loud I turned the music up, it didn’t distort and sounded clean. Classical, hip-hop, rock, electronic, even country - there’s nothing these headphones can’t do over Bluetooth that doesn’t sound good, have terrific dynamics, and incredible detail. The sound is also balanced; some brands of headphones in this class tend to be very treble and bass-heavy, others tend to focus more on the midrange, but these have plenty of deep bass, crisp but not overly bright treble, and a vocal range that is matched and never overpowers the highs and lows. In terms of comfort, the on-ear design is what I favor, and these headphones definitely didn’t disappoint. Listening at high volume levels for about 3 hours straight while working and near-zero ear fatigue. Keep in mind these aren’t exactly light-weight headphones, but the padding both on your ears and on top of your head will help you stay comfortable. Also, there are plenty of nice touches to the headphones; among them are the L and R inside the cups to help you make sure you put them on properly. So are these worth it? Depends on what your needs are. but if you value a quality listening experience over all else, then yes, absolutely yes. They’re not perfect, but they’re a better option than pretty much anything around their price point, and even some headphones that cost $100 or so more than these do. Even though I was given these as a review unit, I like them so much that I would buy them. That's how much I recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good wireless headphones

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    kwebbster
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    I got the JBL Everest 310 headphones in gunmetal silver last week. Maybe I am just getting too old, but it took me forever to figure out how to open the box. Seconds away from just ripping them open, I final got the box to slide out from the outer shell and was in business. Once opened, I located the hard shell case that holds the headphones, along with the neon orange cable (seriously) and the remote cord for corded listening. I also located the owners manual and other safety paperwork. The manual is the fanfold type with more languages than are possibly on earth. After getting the once-over of the headphones, I familiarized myself with the controls on the headphones. The power on is a slider type, with volume up, play/call receive and volume down next. Beside them are the Bluetooth pairing and sharing buttons. These are all along the rim of the right earcup. Simple enough to use. The corded connection is also on this earcup. The charger port is located on the left earcup without anything else. Again, I thought the controls were pretty straightforward, but for some reason I tried multiple ways to use the power button to get them into pairing mode not realizing there's the Bluetooth button on there for that. That whole getting old thing again. It should be noted that the headphones automatically go into pairing mode when initially turned on. I put the headphones on to adjust them and that's when I found the only downside for me. Although they create a good seal and are almost noise cancelling, as these are "on-ear" type there was a lot of pressure on my ears. They became somewhat uncomfortable after a while, and I am not sure I could handle an entire three hour flight with these on. Next was the sound... Sound is very subjective, and to me these sound very good. Not really bass heavy, they tend to lean more toward a natural balanced sound. Movies were robust with good bass, but again, not overwhelming. 80s rock and pop music seem to be handled well, but classical music was a little overdone. That said, they sounded really good for the price point these are at. Having a couple of other brands to compare them to put these close to the top. Calls were clear and callers said the could hear pretty clearly. Wind was it's downfall, however. (Not many headphones can successfully work well in windy conditions). Overall, short of the pressure exerted on my ears (maybe they will loosen up over time) these JBL headphones are really good with GREAT battery life. Recommended. Good Shopping!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really nice set of headphones

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    I usually have problems using headphones and earbuds. I've only used over the ear headphones and I find them uncomfortable. Earbuds are tolerable, but my ears tend to itch when I use them. That said, I got these on the ear headphones and tried them out today. Man are they comfy. I opened the box and didn't even need to read the instructions. Good thing to, because that manual is thick and small. I think the font size was many 4. Anyway, the controls are straight forward and the charging port is directly on the bottom of the left ear. That's easy to find also, because L and R are in the ear piece, really big...nice.That's the only thing on the left earpiece, the rest are on the right. They line the edge with 3.5mm jack at the bottom, volume and audio controls on either side of the jack. Lastly there's a slide switch for bluetooth pairing. The ear pieces turn into the headband for compact storage and once locked in place for using, they swivel 45 degrees to the back and just a degree or two to the front. That seems to help, because on my head, I noticed that the pads didn't sit perfect. When they were sitting good for me, they were just a bit cockeyed. If there is a downside, the adjustable headband didn't seem that snug. Opened all the way was too big for even my large cranium, but when I got it about right, I found myself make it one stop smaller to lose some of the sloppy feeling. That's a very small issue to pay for a well made headphone. Lastly, I listened to about 4 chapters of an audiobook and enjoyed every minute of it. I was able to get lost in the story and lay down without the phones falling off. Oh yeah, I don't think these were noise cancelling, but when I put them on, they definitely deadened the outside world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic headphones!

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    These are far and away the best wireless, Bluetooth headphones that I've ever used. Pros: • The sound quality is fantastic! Music sounds amazing, with clear highs and good, deep base. They can get very loud without distortion as well. • They are sturdy. The headphones have rotating ear-pieces that snap into place. Once I adjusted them to my head I have walked AND run with them and they stay in place. I haven’t tried exercises with more motion (i.e. sit-ups or something like that) but these are so snug I don’t imagine they’d move. • They are comfortable. The cushion does press down, but it doesn’t hurt. I’ve worn them for a couple of hours straight and never felt that pain that other headphones can cause your ears. • The hard case is great (though a little large for packing). It is sturdy to protect the headphones and the pocket is perfect for carrying the cords. • It includes a 3.5 cord!!! I can’t say enough about how great this is. It’s so annoying to pay a few hundred dollars for an amazing set of headphones…that you can’t use like regular headphones. It was great of JBL to think of this and is something that should be automatic with any wireless headphones. • They are far and away the easiest Bluetooth device I’ve ever programmed. As soon as you turn them on a voice tells you the headphones are ready to connect and they start searching. It was so quick I honestly wasn’t ready (they’re charged out of the box). It found my phone immediately and has been paired with it ever since. Con: • The padding gets warm (as is the case with most over the ear headphones). Since I wear them to workout I’m afraid they might start to not smell so good, but I’ve been cleaning them regularly and the material seems to be high-quality. There are a couple of other things that might annoy some, but I haven’t found to be an issue: • The controls are oddly situated (though there aren’t a lot of options)—in most cases you’ll be pairing with a device that has a volume control though. I’ve used my phone every time so far and my phone volume control works fine. • They aren’t noise cancelling, but I don’t mind that at all. I walk/run with them and that would be dangerous. If you’re planning on using them on a plane or some other situation where noise cancelling is something you need you should be aware that background noise can be heard with these on. I am very happy with these and can’t recommend them enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!!!

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    Because of the fact that I already have a top of the line pair of headphones (and a very good set of ear buds as well), I really wasn't expecting these to be anything more than a nice comfortable extra set of headphones to have around. I certainly didn't expect them to be better than my "good" headphones. Man was I wrong! These are without question the best headphones I have ever used! To begin, they come packaged in a nice box with a very nice travel case. Inside the travel case they include a USB to Micro USB charging cable (but no charging block itself) and a 3.5mm cord for use with non bluetooth devices. Instructions are included but honestly, you won't need them. Now for some reason some of the other brands bluetooth headphones (and portable speakers) that I have had at times have been a bit buggy with the connection. Not with these. Both my iPad Pro and my S 7 Edge phone picked these up instantly and the connection is rock solid. The battery life seems to last forever as well. Now as for comfort these are awesome. Very, very comfortable. Some full size padded headphones tend to be massive. These seem to have hit the sweet spot. Not to big, not to small. Even after an hour or so I don't feel any discomfort. And they are very sharp looking if that is something that matter to you. They do an excellent job of blocking outside noise. As for the sound quality I am truly blown away! These seriously have better sound than my "good" headphones from another maker that cost twice as much. Seriously! Clean highs with plenty of base. No distortion at all when you crank them up either (and they do get loud!). The sound just stays clean all the way thru. The base is probably what impresses me the most. Headphones often don't have enough base but that isn't an issue here. Honestly, if you are in the market for a good set of headphones you really don't need to spend more than the $199 that these retail for. They really are that good. It would be nice if they included a charging block but it seem like no one does that anymore so I guess it is hard to fault them for it. I guess they figure most people will either charge them thru the USB on their computer or will have a few chargers laying around anyways. Don't waste you time trying to figure out what set of headphones to get by trying to hear the subtle differences in each set. Just cut to the chase and get the JBL Everest 310's!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding headphones, but lacking support

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    The JBL Everest 310 is very nice looking and great sounding. The standout feature is ShareMe 2.0. This feature allows the headphones to share out the audio to another bluetooth device. If you're listening to some audio over bluetooth, you can click on the share button and pair a second set of bluetooth headphones to these headphones and both headphones will be able to listen to the audio. However, it's not 100% synced, there is a slight delay in the audio on the second headset. These headphones come in a very nice travel case that includes a 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable and a micro-USB charging cable. I played some audio over the included cable and was pleased that the headphones automatically turn off (to save power) when the 2.5mm cable is inserted. You still get the same amount of sound, just not relying on the battery. The headphones are fairly light and quite comfortable. But be warned they are on-ear headphones and not over ear headphones. The JBL Everest 310 has many control buttons on the right ear cup, but it can be a little overwhelming. Audio is pretty clean as you would expect from JBL. However, the volume control doesn't go soft enough. I'd almost go as far to say that it doesn't have volume levels 1-3 like on other headphones, you can get as low as a level 4, but then it drops to 0. They feature echo cancellation, which is helpful on phone calls. But it's really no match for Active Noise Cancellation. While these headphones boast 20 Hours of battery life, I was disappointed to learn that they do not independently announce battery percentage nor time left. I read in the app store reviews of JBL Headphones app and it seems to report battery levels, but these headphones are not compatible with the JBL Headphones app yet. I also went looking for the user manual on JBL's site but it was not there yet. The included Quick Start Guide is set up in a curious fashion. The print is tiny. They start in English for the first few pages, but then it jumps to other languages and the returns to English to describe more advanced features. As these headphones become more common in the market, I expect JBL to release a firmware patch to adjust the volume control, develop app compatibility to these new headphones and produce a better manual. Once these milestones are reached, I believe these headphones will be a serious contender in the Bluetooth headphone market.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing combination of wireless and solid sound

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    I was apprehensive of these headphones at first, since I expect anything in this price range to come with larger ear cups and active noise cancelling. I was more than pleasantly surprised with what I found and I've become a HUGE fan! Construction/Build: The band has a metal base with both metal rotation mechanism and metal hinges for folding the ear cups. After a number of folds/uses these seem to be sturdy and like they're going to hold up well. The cups themselves are covered in a durable (leather?) material and don't annoy my skin or make me too uncomfortable with prolonged use. The buttons are a little confusing to use without looking, but have raised edges and a nice shape to them for manipulating without looking if you remember which one does what. The color is very subtle and looks wonderful! Sound: These things sound amazing. There are the usual bluetooth hiccups and the typical hollow effect that comes from reproducing deep bass using tiny drivers, but these are at the top end of that range. Sound reproductions are true and clear. I listened to an album I've only ever rocked out to in the car, and I noticed a number of subtleties in at least two songs that I've never heard before. Of course the tight fit of the ear cups and the wonderful job that it does it blocking out other sounds without active noise cancelling goes a long ways to hearing those subtleties as well. Battery/Connecting: Connecting was a breeze, the usual bluetooth pairing that you might be used to already. The battery life seems to be as reported after three full discharges/recharges I'm getting close to the 20 hour mark every time. I love how quickly these things detect no sound and power off, so that they aren't draining the battery unnecessarily. Overall: I was surprised to see that there is also a microphone built into this headset, the first time I activated Siri while wearing them. I then tried them with a phone call and the other party reported clear sound from me. The subtle screen printing of the "L" and "R" on the insides of the ear cups is a nice touch. The included case is durable, if a little awkward to figure out at first - you fold one side and then half fold the other. I love these things. They are my new go to for reference sound in my home, and I'll be telling everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Set of wireless headphones, good build

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    Summary: Good set of wireless headphones. Sounds quality is really good. No Noise cancelling. Ear cuffs feel pretty good too. Easy to get started. Flexibility with connections, long battery life. Packaging/Headphone Quality & Comfortability : The headphones come with a nice, compact case. Included accessories (3.5mm cable, USB cable) fit neatly into the included case. You can easily fit a small USB charger into the case. The packaging and the carrying case definitely keeps the headphones protected. I also like that the case is compact. The headphones fold and rotate for storage. The overall look and feel is good. They don't have a high-end look or feel, but they are still nice. They are quite comfortable after long periods of use and don't make my ears overheat quickly. The fit is really nice and cup my average sized ears more than your standard ON-ear headphones. Nice touch. The headband is quite flexible and sturdy, so it should accommodate many people. They are lightweight, another great feature. Features: Overall the features are solid. I enjoy the flexibility of using the Aux port if bluetooth is unavailable (or low battery). Omni-directional mic with calling function. Multi-function button is straight-forward to us. Also works with Siri. Simple and easy micro-USB charging. Folds and rotates for storage. Connection range and strength was excellent at home. Only once or twice I had a slight skip when on the go. These headphones have all the standard features most quality bluetooth headphones come with. Sound: Great sound quality. The sound is clear and holds up at the highest sound levels. I appreciate that the sound quality held up when playing lower quality sound tracks, even some high-end headphones can't keep up with that. Highs, mids, and lows all came through very well and were balanced. I would recommend for TV/Movie use as well. The sound is good and enjoyable. This is a good set of headphones that I would recommend. I did not give these 5 stars because I believe the build could be slightly more sturdy and they could be louder with slightly better sound quality. Overall, JBL makes good quality sound products and they did a great job here. These are probably more of 4.25/5.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, great, did I mention great sounding....

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    wow, I am blown away at the great sound these headphones provide. I really enjoy wearing them and they are comfortable as well. Sometimes I just wear them just to block out the sounds of my toddler running around the house banging pots and pans together as I try to do some homework. They fit nicely over my ears and block out nearly all the sound that she makes running around, but the real magic happens when you pair them up via BT and listen to some music. The vocals are very clear and the bass is just right. I found my self noticing certain sounds in songs that I hadn't heard before. Battery life has been great as well. I charged it once and after about 5 hours of music, it is still going strong. I really like the hardbound carrying case that is included with these headphones. I admit, its a little difficult to get them in there, but with some practice, they go in pretty easily, by that I mean you have to fold and twist them just right. The case has markings on how they go in there and there is a little separator piece to protect the ear pieces from banging into each other....another nice touch. JBL has created a great looking, great sounding, great fitting, and all around great package here with these. I look forward to trying them out on my next flight, I suspect they might even sound better than my active noise cancelling headphones that I have used before...even though these don't have noise cancelling in them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Peak Sound and Incredible Look

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    I've had my Everest headphones on throughout the last couple of days when I can. If my job allowed me to work and wear headphones i'd do it! These have a snug fit that isn't going to give you headache but feel firm and in place. Aesthetically they look and feel great with their matted tones and the actual headphones have a good weight. The sound reaches that peak sound barrier where you cannot hear any outside sounds. They are super comparable to noise cancelling headphones. I drove to work with them on this morning and I was able to take a call with no worries that I would sound muffled. I'm a huge fan of nature sounds and I have been able to nap with these on and drift off to sleep with thunderstorms playing in my ear. Bass... that bass is amazing. Just jammed to that new DNCE song "Kissing Strangers" and these headphones met my expectations and more. There is also a feature where you can share the music you're listening to in your headphones with another bluetooth set of headphones and that is a perk. When I travel I sometimes want to share my movie with my companion or them with me. I love that JBL offers a feature that doesn't require connectors or wires to share the same sound. Summer road trips with my Everest headphones are going to be a blast. Especially since the headphones come with a fancy leather carrying case and a neon orange wire you will never lose.

    I would recommend this to a friend