Technology never ceases to amaze. The tiny JBL CLUB PRO + has a place for all the functions that surprised us with full-size headphones a few years ago. This is active noise control, Ambient awareness, and TalkThru … We have already talked about the last two more than once – the first one allows you to add external noises to the music (so as not to break away from reality completely), the second one – to talk to the interlocutor without removing the headphones. Here you have a “club,” and “pro,” and “plus” – you should get something amazing.

Design and Appearance

I still do not understand why manufacturers are trying to cram large batteries into the case while increasing their size. The JBL CLUB PRO + case is quite chubby. It sticks out even from the pocket of jeans, not like classic trousers or a shirt. The battery capacity here is as much as 660 mAh, while the headphones themselves have 55 mAh. If the case turned out to be more modest in size but would allow at least a couple of times to recharge the headphones, it would be much cooler. But trends, sir … Perhaps, I wanted to be better than competitors or trump good indicators of autonomy – otherwise, it turned out to be a rather voluminous “cube.”

The top cover of this cube is held in place by magnets. It is easy to open it with your thumb, but it snaps back very loudly. The jacks for the headphones themselves are also with magnets.

The main surface of the headphones is touch-sensitive. There are no physical buttons here. There are only four gestures with which devices can be controlled: short touch (single, double, triple) and touch and hold.

Application and settings

I highly recommend downloading the JBL HeadPhones application – in it. You can “hang” the necessary functions on the necessary gestures. And for each headphone separately.

If you get confused about how many times you need to click to activate the noise reduction or TalkThru, you can always go to the application and press the button there.

The app also has smart sound modes. There are three of them: normal, as well as audio and video. I didn’t really notice the difference between them: something is subtly changing but so subtle that it’s frankly lazy to go into the application and switch modes. But this is purely for my non-music lover’s taste.

If you can easily tell “C” from “D,” a custom EQ will come in handy. You can play with him endlessly.

By the way, watch a short video with a review of the headphones – there, we filmed the application interface.

Sound and Autonomy

The sound from the headphones is not just good – it is very cool in almost all ranges. The three of us took turns listening to different tracks, from pop music to rock, and everyone was happy. With noise control, the story is slightly different: those who expected complete isolation from external sounds were slightly disappointed. But here, you need to understand that in most models (especially TWS), it is mainly low-frequency background sounds that “choke.” The hum of the engine, train, transport on the street. Actually, this is what interferes with the normal perception of sounding music. In general, I would rate the work of the active noise cancellation system at 4+.

How the headset works perfectly. Each has a microphone so that you can use the JBL CLUB PRO + in mono mode too. If you do not abuse shumodav, one battery charge is enough for 4.5-5 hours – after that, you need to put them in a case for an hour and a half to replenish the charge to 100%.

The cost of new headphones is about $199. This is slightly more expensive than the Huawei FreeBuds Pro (of course, also with noise reduction), but slightly cheaper than the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro. If you can afford that budget, the JBL CLUB PRO + is one worthy option.

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