OK, so we’re pretty much used to having Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in smart speakers, but in a pair of headphones? That’s uncommon but could prove to be quite useful, especially if you’re a commuter.
If you have Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, take them with you and your headphones! The $249 JBL Live 650BTNC (the flagship model of the Live series) and the other models in the series comes with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. Choose the assistant you want in the JBL app and a simple tap on the left earcup will activate your preferred assistant to look for new songs, find directions, read out notifications or whatever it is you need to do.
When it comes to sound quality, it’s JBL’s bread and butter. Expect top-notch audio quality from the Live 650BTNC delivered by powerful 40mm drivers. Furnished with a fitting headband and large, over-ear earcups, party comfortably to 30 hours of music playback (with Active Noise-Cancelling turned off) or 20 hours with Bluetooth and Active Noise-Cancelling on.
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Embedded with TalkThru and Ambient Aware technologies, the LIVE 650BTNC headphones are great for commuters. If you need to have a conversation, a simple press of a button activates TalkThru, which instantly lowers the volume of your music. With Ambient Aware, control how much ambient noise to let in and remain aware of your surroundings.
If you really do a lot of commuting, the JBL Live 650BTNC could be the headphones for you. They’re comfortable and have nifty features like active noise-cancelling, TalkThru and Ambient Aware. To top it off, having Alexa and Google Assistant integrated into it is a nice convenience, especially if you need to read or reply texts without having to pick up your phone.
The JBL LIVE Series is available for purchase at all leading retailers and online here at $249.