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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 306 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ear Ecstacy for Audiophiles!

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    gadgetguy11
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    The "NC" in the model # of Everest Elite 750NC should stand for "NO COMPARISON"! They are truly in a class by themselves. LIKES: 1- Stunning Audio: tight bass, sweet highs, clear vocals: 10 - 22,000 Hz frequency response 2- Longest Bluetooth range of any device I have ever tested, while delivering sweet music & telephone calls for up to 20 hours via the internal Li-ion rechargeable battery 3- Lightweight & extremely comfortable for extended use / across the country flights 4- Buttons are organized in a logical arrangement on the headphones & allow Power: On / Off; Bluetooth: On / Off; Telephone Call: Pick-Up / Hang-Up; Volume: Up / Down; Music Control: Play / Pause; Forward / Backward; NC: On / Off; Ambient Aware: Low / High / Off 5- Foldable for quick, no fuss storage with carry case included - see photo showing headphones folded in carry case 6- Noise cancellation is extremely effective across the entire frequency spectrum 7- Ambient Aware allows you to adjust the amount of isolation from your environment. This is individually & completely adjustable by the wearer, even tunable for each ear separately. See photo of the headphones in the acoustic test room (our theatre) 8- TruNote Auto Sound Calibration calibrates the sound of the headphone to the individual wearer. A personalized sound equalization is created for each user independently 9- Completely customizable audio equalization is effortless via the app. The app also provides the gateway for future headphone software upgrades. The JBL App even allows adjustments to be made from the app, rather than just from the buttons on the headphones 10- Wired or Bluetooth connect, with adaptors included in a special pouch within the carry case, shown in photo DISLIKES: NONE! SUMMARY: JBL Everest Elite 750NC (NC = "No Comparison") Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are truly in a class by themselves. I was totally blown away by the audio quality & customizable design of these personal listening devices & unequivocally recommend them!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound but Ridiculous Complexity

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    HonestJohn
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    I’ve owned and enjoyed JBL products for decades. It’s one of the first brands I think of when I want high quality audio. The Everest Elite 750NC enhances my positive perception that JBL usually offers excellent sound reproduction. The earphones’ design is not unique when compared to others—the basic design has after all been around since WWII—but it is very comfortable and could easily be warn for long flights. The noise canceling function is very good in most settings. (Note, however, these do not appear to be ANSI-rated for ear protection when working with machinery or in other industrial environments, although I could not find any such warning or information in the voluminous, unreadable multi-lingual documentation. In sum, here are the positives: Comfort; Very good music reproduction; Easy Bluetooth pairing; Rechargeable battery; Includes compact case, necessary cords, and airplane adapter; Good noise-canceling function. What more could one ask? A lot in this case. JBL seems to have fallen into the contemporary trap of equating complexity with quality. I’ve owned high-quality noise canceling (non-Bluetooth) headphones for more than a decade, and it has ONE function button. The JBLs have SEVEN extremely small controls, all clustered on the right earphone. One would think that mastering these would be helped by informative instructions. Not so! Obviously, JBL intends to sell these world-wide, and thus includes a “Quick Start Guide” that has 28 foldout panels with 4- or 5-point type face, virtually unreadable and useless. The only way I could get instructions was to (1) download the guide from JBL;’s website, (2) enlarge the pdf document by 400%, and (3) print relevant (English) pages. Even the few graphics (see photo) are nearly indecipherable. The unit is warranted for one year (typical) but contains the notice that the earphones “may deteriorate from use or storage.” In sum, these are good earphone that are overburdened by—and overwhelm the owner with—too many functions (e.g., “Ambient Awareness,” “TruNote Calibration”) and excessive complexity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My New Favorite Headphones

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    Daniel
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    PROS: - Noise cancelling (that you can disable/enable with "Ambient Aware") - Great sound (which you can customize with the app on your phone) - Long battery life - Comfortable to wear (even with glasses) - Folding design - Nice hard case included CONS: - The earcups are super comfortable, but the headband could have used more padding When you open the box for the 750NC, the first thing you see is the included hard shell carrying/protective case. I was surprised how small the case is, but that's due to how compact the 750NC fold up for travel. Inside the headphone case is another smaller case, which holds the charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable, and flight adapter. I love that JBL went the extra mile to make a nice protective case for the headphones and include them, especially when other manufacturers just include a simple travel pouch that doesn't really protect your headphones from anything other than dust. I used the 750NC right out of the box without installing the "My JBL Headphones" app (JBL put a little card in the box asking you to install it on your phone when using the headphones). While your music will still sound great, I HIGHLY recommend downloading the companion app. It's great for tracking the battery life on your headphones, but the equalizer is the real reason to install the app on your phone. I'm able to enjoy more genres with the EQ. Now for the real reason to pick these up over other JBL headphones: the adaptive noise cancelling (ANC). The 750NC are the first pair of headphones I've ever owned with noise cancellation, and I love it so much. I haven't had a chance to test them out on a flight, but they're amazing in a coffee shop when you just want to zone out and enjoy your music or study/work. The 750NC even has a feature called "Ambient Aware" that lets you hear your surroundings, which you can scale to how much noise you want to let in. BOTTOM LINE: While I wish the headband was more comfortable, I can't find anything to really complain about. Battery life is fantastic, sound quality is amazing, ANC works great, and they fold up for travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't get much better

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    TheTruQ
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    JBL... Man, I remember growing up wanting a set of JBLs in my ride. They have always been known as one of the best speaker manufacturers around. Well, no surprise that I found myself very anxious to listen to the Everest 750NC headphones. Looking at the box, the packaging wasn’t quite up to the standard of similarly priced cans. It was a tad thin and light, but attractive none the less. But once I got to the contents… Very nice! An attractive, sturdy, soft shell case that has the look of worth. Inside is a beautiful set of headphones, nicely arranged, with a small compartment containing a charging cable and headphone cable. The headphones are very well built. The controls are very subtle, nearly unnoticeable, but easy to operate. Upon picking them up, you can just feel the quality of the components. They are very substantial and solid, yet fluid in movement and joint flexibility. The ear cushions feel like soft leather gloves (very supple), and the padding is top notch. I have the blue set, and I have to say they look great! I tried them on to adjust them, and the comfort level was incredible. Everest must have been chosen to reference reaching the top, because these are the most comfortable set of cans I have put on, period, and yes, I have tried quite a few. The flexibility is crazy on these. Thumbs up to JBL on product design! No doubt! I hooked the headphones up to my phone, selected one of my favorite tunes, and pressed play… The first thing I noticed was the sound approach. By this, I’m referring to the sound focal point – audiophile-like, bass heavy, rock-centered, hip-hop centric. I would say the Everest 750s fall into the audiophile category, with a subtle hint of power behind the sound. Every song I played, from several genres, sounded accurate and rich with great clarity. Man, these things sound great! The noise cancellation is on par with some of the best I have had the pleasure of trying. You will definitely hear musical subtleties that are normally not noticed, and you will definitely notice the differences in production quality among albums/songs. Excellent sound from these cans! What else is there to say about these JBL cans? They look great, feel great, and sound fantastic! This one is really a no brainer in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones, but with issues

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    abl001
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    First, let me start off by saying that I had the highest hopes for the JBL Everest Elite 750NC headphones. At $299, these should have premium sound. Unfortunately, the set that I received has issues which I feel are preventing me from making a complete review. I cannot give these headphones anything more than 2 stars because at moderately high volume levels, I am having massive distortion with bass that these should easily be able to handle. It only happens when noise cancelling is active and can be eliminated by holding the headphones firm against your ear--but one shouldn't have to do those things. Further, sound quality and volume is considerably lower when noise cancellation is off. It sounds very flat and you can't turn the sound up enough to get it up to the levels it easily achieves with noise cancellation activated. It can handle the highs and mid-range, but if it's a loud scene with explosions or just really loud, the distortion starts sound like a blown speaker. I think I have a faulty set and have contacted JBL to inquire about a resolution. Until then, I can't give a fair review of the headphones. As far as build quality, I found the headset to look very nice and feels like it was made of quality material. The ear pieces are very comfortable and the headband doesn't bother me. The controls are also easy enough. JBL also included a very nice hard carrying case with a mini case inside for the micro USB charging cable and the 3.5mm audio cable that are included. I thought this was a really nice touch rather than just have them bouncing around in the main case. For now, I'm going to assume my experience is isolated and that I have a defective set. Although it's worth pointing out that others have experienced similar problems with bass. JBL says that what I am experiencing is not a normal, but we are still troubleshooting. Until this is resolved, I don't feel like I can make accurate reviews of the other noise cancellation, ambient awareness, and TruNote features. I will make updates once we have resolved the issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but hoped for better

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    TechFan
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    In this price range I would consider these to be premium headphones. I have had quite a few different pairs of Bluetooth headphones over the past several years including Studio Beats, B&W P7's, Audio-Technica DSR7BT's and Plantronics Back Beat Pro's to name a few. Having said this I expected a pretty good set of headphones based on their reputation and having used the previous JBL Everest model. I'm said to say that I am somewhat disappointed in the overall performance of these. The sound quality at lower volume levels is pretty good and has decent clarity. The bass comes out really distorted and not really as tight as it should be. I downloaded the app and played with the EQ settings and found that turning it off provided me with the best balance between lows, mids and highs. The TruNote Auto Calibration in the app, actually made the sound worse, so I ended up not using it. The only way I could actually find to turn it off after it calibrated, was to turn the headphones off and then back on and the TruNote audio was off. I did like the noise cancellation within the app. I often changed the settings based on what I was doing so that I could be aware of what was going on around me, when the situation required it. The buttons on the headphones have taken some getting used to also. Instead of double or triple tapping the buttons to change the track, you have to hold the button for 3 secs. This is somewhat annoying and when you are wearing them, it is somewhat difficult to distinguish between the buttons. The headphones were certainly comfortable to wear for an extended period of time and I never got the sore neck or heavy head that I get with some other over the ear headphones. I do appreciate being able to use the line cord if the battery dies and I liked the carrying case also with the picture on it that shows you how to fold the headphones to fit them in the case. Overall, these are decent headphones, but for this price, I might consider some other options. I would recommend them for the comfort, good battery life and good noise cancellation. However, if you want good bass and easy toggling for volume and changing the tracks on your device, these aren't the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great JBL Sound and Stylish Headphones

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    Mark
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    I just got these headphones in the mail yesterday. One thing that got my attention was how stylish the whole set up is, everything from the box, to the carrying case. It's just the carrying case and inside includes the aux cables, audio inputs, and the headphones themselves. The buttons to control volume, power, and Bluetooth are small, they are located on the right side of the headphones. You'll have some trouble at first but you'll get used to them. The cushion from the headphone feels okay, after an hour of use, they still felt comfortable. Although i must say, the cushion looks like it will get worn out fast (just from past experiences). The headphones themselves do not feel sturdy for me. The headphones are made of plastic with a metal attachment. I don't like the plastic feel and the sound the headphones make when i put them away in my carrying case. It sounds cheap, the plastic squeaks, if the makes sense. I don't know, for the price you'll think they would feel sturdier. That's the one big thing about these, thus minus the one star. Now to the sound quality. It is what you expect of JBL. The lows are great and the highs are great as well. I played anything from beethoven to Metallica and they sounded great. Very good sound just what you expect from JBL. I will say that the noise cancellation wasn't too great. I could still hear outside noise which is a big disappointment because i would like to use this option while studying at home or school. You can't hear outside noise if you turn up the volume high, but still Noise cancellation should try to eliminate outside noise and these don't do a good job. I think the sound is great but it's the lack of sturdiness and noise cancellation that make not want to recommend these headphones to a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Good But Not As Good As Bose

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    VADarkstar
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    The JBL Everest Elite 750NC headphones clearly are advertised to compete with the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones - but they don’t quite rise to the occasion. Both headphones are fully wireless and sport active noise canceling technology (that Bose perfected years ago) - and both have comfortable over-the-ear cushioning (though the Bose are more comfortable). Both headphones allow for a non-bluetooth connection - and both include flight adapters for airplane use. So: the JBL’s compete admirably with Bose in comfort and volume - and their style appears to bridge the gap between Bose and Beats (and I'm not a fan to Beats). But for their price, the JBL’s can’t hold a candle to the Bose headphones they are up against. The only functional difference that the JBL’s have to advertise is a button to toggle between three levels of active noise canceling. Overall noise canceling is far better in the Bose headphones but the toggling on the JBL’s might be attractive to people using them in airports or while biking (or around troublesome children). The biggest issue with the JBL’s is their sound - the equalization sounds off. While every type of music I listened to sounded good, it didn’t sound great (and surely couldn’t compete with the Bose sound). It wasn’t an issue of bass or treble being off - it was more an issue of imbalance. Music just sounded off. The JBL’s have a calibration feature that is supposed to adjust your listening experience once you try the headphones on but I wasn't aware of any positive adjustment. The quick-start “guide” has print that is nearly microscopic - and it’s poorly written and illustrated (one of the buttons on the headphones isn’t even documented as far as I could see). The JBL headphones are very good but they aren’t great - they surely don’t rise to the Bose standard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All-day Comfort and Rich Sound

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    Hikergal
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    I work at home in a job that requires full concentration. I am good at focusing on what I am doing, but when our dogs start playing together, the neighbor is mowing his lawn, and my husband is singing along with his tunes across the hall, I need help blocking everything out and giving me something pleasant and work-conducive to listen to. The JBL Everest 750NC Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are doing the trick. I have tried several brands and styles of headphones over the years – over-ear and in-ear – but I had never found any that were both effective and comfortable. To be effective, I need headphones that deliver great sound while shutting out other things. I also need them to be so comfortable that I forget I have them on; otherwise, they are a distraction. The first day I wore the Everest 750NC headphones, I did, indeed, forget I had them on. The over-ear cups are soft and cushy and fit snugly around my ears without strangling them. The control buttons are easy to reach and distinguish from each other, and the overhead piece is adjustable and rests lightly on my head. As soon as I made the Bluetooth connection with my iPhone (very easy) and had the JBL app installed and everything adjusted (also very easy), I was able to forget that lawn service guys and a crew installing AT&T’s new gigabit fiber cable were right outside my window. I don’t claim that there was zero noise in my world that day, just that it was overcome and ameliorated to the extent that I could ignore it. I also don’t claim to be an audiophile, but I do like good, rich sound that lets me hear every instrument in the orchestra and every voice in a conversation. The JBL Everest 750NC headphones provide that. The JBL app has presets and individual adjustment options that have allowed me to custom-set the headphones to my sound preferences. For example, the Ambient Aware feature has 4 noise-cancelling levels, from Off to High, and the equalizer gives me the manufacturer’s presets as well as the ability to create custom presets. The app makes it easy for me to change any of these settings if I go from a quiet room to a café or switch from Mozart to a TED talk. The app also tells me at a glance how much power is left in the battery, as well as a lovely voice that politely interrupts my music to tell me when the battery is getting low. My only complaint about the JBL Everest 750NC headphones is with the instruction brochure – truly miniscule print. I finally gave up trying to read the instructions and downloaded the PDF version, so that I could increase the size until it was legible. Fortunately, everything about these headphones and the app is straightforward and logical, so I won’t need to read the instructions again – I'll just enjoy the all-day comfort and rich sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound Is Fine - Instructions Are Just Hideous

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    HHKC
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    I suppose if I was 50 years younger and a committed audiophile setting these up would have been a piece of cake. Let's get right to it: Smiles: These paired instantly with my Bluetooth TV, a Samsung, which is the primary reason I bought them. They are light and I can wear them for several hours without discomfort. I have the blue model and they are attractive and compact. The sound is fine (not an audiophile), although I do not know how they'd sound with a more complex audio setup. Frowns: Good heavens, the packaging is just plain stupid. It reminds me of one of those Chinese puzzle boxes, Just keep digging and you'll eventually get to the headphones. The instructions are packaged separately in a thin box about 1/4" in depth. WHY? The controls are tiny and contain few useful identifiers, other than + - for the sound controls. I suppose you could check the instructions, but. . . . When you find the instructions they are another matter altogether. They are literally printed in 19 languages, all of them, including English, in microscopic typeface. I needed reading glasses + a magnifying glass, and what you eventually see is virtually worthless. At the top of the thin, flimsy instruction sheet is an Ikea-style setup sheet which is incomprehensible. All I wanted to do is turn off the noise cancellation and it took me about an hour to figure it out. Einstein would be befuddled. ( You need to down load the My JBL app to a smart phone, pair it, and work from there). As I do not use these for workouts I suspect they will have a useful life span. But whoever designed the packaging and worthless instruction sheet needs to be re-assigned a less demanding job title. Summary: Three stars for easy pairing and sound. Minus two stars for packaging and instructions. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice BT Headphones but some problems

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    Telstar
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    The JBL Everest Elite 750NC headphones are quite nice in fit, finish and comfortable wearing. Overall, I'm not impressed with BT headphones. The sound from the JBL headphones is good...when the headphones are working smoothly. My experience has been that sometimes it will connect just fine and other times not so well. Got them paired OK but turning off the headphones or back on sometimes lost the sound, sometimes not. One time the sound just kept coming and going - off, on, off, on. It could have been interference from my BT keyboard and BT mouse on my computer, but then those BT items don't conflict with each other so I don't know why the BT headphones would. Perhaps another BT device other than my computer would allow it to perform better, but I have no simple way of trying that. Even so, BT headphones (tried another brand one time, expensive ones too) seem too finicky for me, too much fooling around with them at times to make me question their worth. Probably someone else has had better luck given the number of BT headphones and earphones being used today, but my forays into the BT headphone world haven't been very impressive. To me, they should pair, connect and simply work every time you turn them on within range of your device. It shouldn't be hit and miss, but most of the time that's what I find when using BT headphones/earphones. Finally, sound over BT does tend to lag behind the source so if you're watching TV you can notice the sound through BT being a bit delayed from the person doing the speaking. Overall, the JBL headphones are very nicely constructed and are made to allow ambient noise in a little, a little more, or not at all. But for me, it's going to take a connecting cable between the headphones and the device for me to really enjoy them - then, they're just noise cancelling headphones, but at least you can enjoy them more than I'm able to through BT. I don't know if it's just me, but BT in general doesn't seem stable enough to simply work, and I've had this same hit and miss experience with the JBL headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but hoped for better

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    TechFan
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    In this price range I would consider these to be premium headphones. I have had quite a few different pairs of Bluetooth headphones over the past several years including Studio Beats, B&W P7's, Audio-Technica DSR7BT's and Plantronics Back Beat Pro's to name a few. Having said this I expected a pretty good set of headphones based on their reputation and having used the previous JBL Everest model. I'm said to say that I am somewhat disappointed in the overall performance of these. The sound quality at lower volume levels is pretty good and has decent clarity. The bass comes out really distorted and not really as tight as it should be. I downloaded the app and played with the EQ settings and found that turning it off provided me with the best balance between lows, mids and highs. The TruNote Auto Calibration in the app, actually made the sound worse, so I ended up not using it. The only way I could actually find to turn it off after it calibrated, was to turn the headphones off and then back on and the TruNote audio was off. I did like the noise cancellation within the app. I often changed the settings based on what I was doing so that I could be aware of what was going on around me, when the situation required it. The buttons on the headphones have taken some getting used to also. Instead of double or triple tapping the buttons to change the track, you have to hold the button for 3 secs. This is somewhat annoying and when you are wearing them, it is somewhat difficult to distinguish between the buttons. The headphones were certainly comfortable to wear for an extended period of time and I never got the sore neck or heavy head that I get with some other over the ear headphones. I do appreciate being able to use the line cord if the battery dies and I liked the carrying case also with the picture on it that shows you how to fold the headphones to fit them in the case. Overall, these are decent headphones, but for this price, I might consider some other options. I would recommend them for the comfort, good battery life and good noise cancellation. However, if you want good bass and easy toggling for volume and changing the tracks on your device, these aren't the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Headphones, Room for Improvement

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    There is a lot to like about the JBL 750NC headphones. First and foremost, the sound quality is excellent. Bluetooth headphones often don't measure up to wired headphones, but these phones are excellent out of the box. The built in microphone worked very well on calls. The headphones are extremely light and comfortable. They feel secure without feeling like they are pinching your head; I've worn them for several hours at a time. They fold up very compactly and fit nicely in the supplied hardshell case, along with wired connector and usb cable; very clean. The noise control works very well, with selectable levels from 'suppress all external noise' to 'substitute for hearing aid'. JBL's app to control and update the headphones worked well for me and gives a lot of control over the headphones. In addition to control over ambient noise levels, there is a selectable equalizer with presets and a selectable setting which is stored in the headphones for personalized sound settings, so you can tailor the frequency response to your personal tastes (and hearing limitations). There are a few downsides, which keep them from being excellent headphones at this pricepoint. The battery life is good, but not great, although it should be sufficient to get through an average day. The buttons to control the settings are large, but closely spaced and not well differentiated, making them difficult to find by feel. Track Advance/Replay is a long press of the volume up/down button, which means a delay of several seconds to advance a track. I would have preferred a double-click so that I could advance through several tracks more quickly. Technically, JBL only provides the SBC codec, it would be nice to have had native AAC, APTX, and maybe MP3 codecs so that the bluetooth source (eg., phone) didn't have to recode the audio stream (which takes cycles and can inject noise artifacts). JBL chose Bluetooth 4.0, and it would have been very nice if they had chosen BT4.2, which allows two simultaneous connections. These phones are perfect for an open office, where you might have them connected to both a computer and a phone, but that is not supported under BT4.0.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and effective

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    bredeker
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    I am quite pleased overall with these headphones after about 2 weeks of using them almost daily. Good manufacturing quality should be expected at this retail price, and I feel that these headphones are perfectly fine in that regard. I immediately found them to very comfortable. The ear cushions feel really fantastic - for me, they've stayed absolutely comfortable even after several hours of wearing them. During that usage time, I've been very satisfied with the battery life. I have, however, used them quite a bit with the auxiliary 3.5mm audio input cable (one comes as an accessory), and the headset is smart enough to turn off the Bluetooth radio to save power in this case. The Bluetooth connection itself has been pretty reliable. I only recall having a wireless connection to my phone drop once while using these. My previous pair of wireless earbuds regularly has frequent dropouts , so it's been very nice to have a reliable connection. Of course, robust Bluetooth performance is something I would simply expect from a very premium set of headphones. The noise-cancelling features are really the main reason to buy these headphones over a cheaper competitor. I have not used noise-cancelling headphones before, but I was impressed by how well the effect works. It completely deadens most surrounding noise. JBL's additional two adaptive noise cancelling modes are interesting, though a bit uncanny at first. Basically, these modes amplify some outside sounds, like people speaking to you, and mixes them with whatever you may be listening to while still muffling other noise. The "high" setting for the adaptive noise cancellation actually feels a bit too aggressive to me - to the point of over-amplifying voices. The "low" mode has a much more subdued effect, but is still a great mode to toggle on to engage in a quick conversation. I will definitely be using these headphones regularly for some time to come, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them if you're looking for a pair that is effective at canceling out typical background noise. The adaptive noise canceling is also a convenient and pragmatic feature on these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    JBL 750NC

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    Connect issues! - Connect issues! - Connect issues! Nothing but connection issues. As soon as I got these headphone, I could not get them to pair with any Bluetooth device I had. I had to JBL support to get the issue fixed. I needed to use them for both my Android phone and my PC. The connections with the PC was the worst. Just about every time I had to go to many steps. Like, Shows paired but not working. Then un-install the device from Bluetooth. Headphone can’t be found to re-pair. Turn of the headphone, turn them back on and press the “Bluetooth” re-connect button (failed: PC sees the device but will not fully connect). This could go on for min.’s before I get them paired. Once paired, at times, it would lost all sound when I opened a website using audio (Facebook-PowerDVD-ETC.) Connecting with my cell phone, but still at times re-pairing was a nightmare. At time it would take a re-boot of the phone to fix the issue. This is just wrong. I have two other wireless headphone (LG ear buds and Skull Candy Hesh 2) that work all the time fine. Looks by the design, when I took walks the wind would be amplified. The controls on this unit are also worthless while on my head. All the buttons are way too small, and too close together. On the good side. They are very comfy. No ear dis-comfort. Sound is good. My last words would be. Don’t buy these for PC use. By the lag of support, as in documentation and support on their site. I don’t think JBL designed them for Windows. I don’t think JBL built the drivers for it. If JBL did, They did a poor job of it. If you only use them for one device (Android or MAC), you may have less issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific BT Headphone

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    mikeheel
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    The JBL Everest 750NC bluetooth headphones are a joy. The JBL app allows you to customize the sound field with a digital equalizer. It works as well as most and better than many. It also allows you to control the customizable physical button on the headphones, which can either control ambient noise or turn noise canceling off. It's a nice plus. Sound is extremely good across all ranges, but the headphones really shine in the bass range. Between the solid bass and the active noise canceling ability, you get a really rich sound field for heavier music. Fortunately, the headphones also do a very strong job with vocals and lighter instruments. If the bass weren't so rich, the rest of the range would be strong enough to shine on most headphones. The headphones fold up for easy storage in the handy included case. The little "egg" inside the case is a nice touch and holds a charging cable and a headphone cable, for those times when you don't want to rely on BT. The box even includes a set of adapters for the cable. Battery life seems good. Overall, I'm very impressed. JBL has produced an excellent all=around set of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, Major Design Flaws

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    The first problem I had with the JBL Everest 750NC headphones was with the Bluetooth connectivity. It seemed as if the signal was dropping and reconnecting every second so that I was only hearing 1/2 of each word. I tried it on various devices and the result was always the same. I have Bose QC35 headphones that have no such problem connecting with the same devices. Therefore, I can only review these as wired headphones. Despite good sound from these headphones, I found that the more I used them, the more I found not to like about them. 1) You can only connect to 1 device at a time. I cannot watch a movie on my tablet and also receive a telephone call. This is a major oversight for headphones in this price range. 2) I find the ambient noise adjustments to be nothing more than a gimmick. You buy noise cancelling headphones to keep noise out and even when the ambient noise is set to zero, they are not as good as the Bose. 3) There is no way to know exactly how much power you have left. A light will flash when the battery is low, but in between you are in the dark. The Bose will tell you exactly how much power you have every time you turn the headphones on. I cannot comment on how long the battery lasts because I find that I am always charging them prior to each use since I don't know what power is left. 4) The control buttons are very hard to distinguish without looking at them. it simply takes too much time to figure out which button you are pressing, and the buttons feel cheap. On the positive side, I did like the sound (wired), And, the ear cups are comfortable. Due to the design flaws and the unusable Bluetooth, I cannot recommend these headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, Major Design Flaws

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    gtdad
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    The first problem I had with the JBL Everest 750NC headphones was with the Bluetooth connectivity. It seemed as if the signal was dropping and reconnecting every second so that I was only hearing 1/2 of each word. I tried it on various devices and the result was always the same. I have Bose QC35 headphones that have no such problem connecting with the same devices. Therefore, I can only review these as wired headphones. Despite good sound from these headphones, I found that the more I used them, the more I found not to like about them. 1) You can only connect to 1 device at a time. I cannot watch a movie on my tablet and also receive a telephone call. This is a major oversight for headphones in this price range. 2) I find the ambient noise adjustments to be nothing more than a gimmick. You buy noise cancelling headphones to keep noise out and even when the ambient noise is set to zero, they are not as good as the Bose. 3) There is no way to know exactly how much power you have left. A light will flash when the battery is low, but in between you are in the dark. The Bose will tell you exactly how much power you have every time you turn the headphones on. I cannot comment on how long the battery lasts because I find that I am always charging them prior to each use since I don't know what power is left. 4) The control buttons are very hard to distinguish without looking at them. it simply takes too much time to figure out which button you are pressing, and the buttons feel cheap. On the positive side, I did like the sound (wired), And, the ear cups are comfortable. Due to the design flaws and the unusable Bluetooth, I cannot recommend these headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great, but Has Issues

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    First off, let's start off by saying these headphones do sound good, clear and well balanced. But at this price point, that is really the minimum expectation here. For the issues: 1. Noise cancelling could be better. I tested while mowing my lawn on my riding mower, and these did not cancel as much noise as another cheaper pair of noise cancelling headphones that I have. Also, I am not sure how useful being able to control the amount of noise cancelling really is for me. When I use noise cancelling, I use it so I can block out everything, not so I can block out "almost" everything. 2. Controls on the headset are really lacking and are hard to find without taking it off. All the buttons feel the same, so it is difficult to know what you are doing without taking the headset off and you only seem to have the ability to pause and change volume from the headset itself. Other good points are: These are very comfortable, you could easily where these for a long time if you had to. The included hard case is nice for travel. If these headphones cost about $100 less, I'd give them a better rating, but for price, it is really hard to excuse it's drawbacks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice headphones!

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    Looking for a pair of over the ear headphones that are comfortable, look no further. These headphones are light, yet comfortable over the ear and have really good sound quality overall - very impressed. While they are not necessarily super loud or good for loud bass (which really isn't good for your hearing anyway) they are of high quality when compared with other wired and Bluetooth headphones. I tested other headphones you'd find on the shelf near these and in my opinion these would rank somewhere in the middle to almost the high end ones. Again I compared these to some otter popular higher end headphones and these were nearly the same or better in terms of sound. The voice announcements are really nice and the companion app works well enough to allow you to customize the sound to your taste, including the EQ and noise cancellation. I did not care for the ambient aware feature so don't think I'd ever be using that feature. The only thing I found cool was that you could turn off the noise cancellation but doing so also turns off any set EQ's, outside of that I'd say these are nearly perfect! They come with a nice carry case, and cables for charging and wired use. Pros: Good wireless range Fast charging time Good sound quality Excellent comfort Lightweight Voice prompts Good noise cancelling Only a slightly noiceable background noise from the noise cancellation - you can turn noise cancellation off Includes nice case and cables Cons: Ambient aware feature is cool but really lets in too much background noise Turning off noise cancellation does turn off set EQ's

    I would recommend this to a friend