JBL in-ear headphones: waterproof for sports & transparent with and without silicone


JBL has introduced two new in-ear headphones, the JBL Tune Flex and JBL Reflect Aero, as well as the immediate availability of the JBL Live Pro 2 and JBL Quantum TWS already presented at CES 2022 for Player announced.

Transparent tune flex with or without silicon

The JBL Tune Flex rely on a semi-open design, so like the AirPods they are only placed in the ear. However, JBL also supplies silicone attachments in three different sizes, which can optionally be attached to the earphones to increase passive shielding, i.e. to hide the environment more and improve the sound. With the Tune Flex, JBL again offers variants with a transparent housing so that the inner workings of the in-ear headphones are visible. JBL specifies the battery life as 8 hours, which can be extended to up to 24 hours via the charging case – in each case without using ANC. Despite the semi-open design, the in-ears offer active noise reduction via two microphones and a transparency mode. The ANC can be adjusted in six stages via the app. The earphones are also protected against splash water according to IPX4.

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JBL Tune Flex (Image: JBL)

Touch operation can be done via the JBL Headphones app, which is available for Android and iOS is available to be customized. Voice control via the Google Assistant is also supported.

The JBL Tune Flex will be available in stores from August at a recommended retail price of 99.99 euros.

Reflect Aero for sports

With the JBL Reflect Aero, on the other hand, JBL is launching new in-ear headphones for sports that are supposed to sit firmly in the ear with additional ear wings. The earphones are both dust and waterproof according to IP68. In addition to active adaptive noise cancellation with four microphones, they also offer a transparency mode, telephony via six microphones and support the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as hands-free voice assistants without button activation.

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JBL Reflect Aero (Image: JBL)

The manufacturer states that the battery life of the Reflect Aero for music playback is eight hours, and the charging case can add a further 16 hours . The headphones use Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless transmission.

The JBL Reflect Aero are now available in stores for 149 euros.

CES announcements now in stores

The two models JBL Live Pro 2 and JBL Quantum TWS already announced at CES 2022, the In addition to Bluetooth 5.2 for players, an additional USB-C dongle for transmission via 2.4 GHz is now also available in stores. The recommended retail price for both in-ear models is 149 euros.