Cheap is good. At least that’s JBL’s claim. Indeed, many headphone brands are releasing wireless headphone for pennies compared to what they used to sell for. But how much quality is lost with such price reductions? Today, we’ll test out JBL’s cheapest wireless on-ear model, the JBL T450BT, which sells for 50 bucks. Are you getting your money’s worth or should you save up for something better? Let’s find out in this JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review.
IN the BOX – JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review
1 pair of T450BT headphones
FIT and DESIGN – JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review
If you have a big head, the T450BT might feel a little tight. My head is about average, but the earpads still felt a little too snug and itchy. But I was testing a brand new pair, and they might just need a little stretching. The earpads are soft but don’t have an immense amount of cushioning. If you’re running short on hair, you should know that the headband doesn’t have any cushioning. The good news is that they’re extremely light.
With a $50 pair of wireless headphones, you’re going to get a bare bones design. The T450BT is made of plastic, but it seems pretty durable. I’d be more worried about the longevity of the ear pads because the leatherette cover is very thin. These headphones fold, which isn’t a standard feature on many headphones around this price. The simple design makes the T450BT very easy to use. There are 4 buttons. An on/off button automatically brings up the device on your Bluetooth settings, and it takes a second to pair. The other buttons control play/pause, skip and volume. These headphones offer an 11 hour battery life. The wireless range is about 30 feet, which is standard for wireless headphones. Just know that obstructions at far distances can cause the signal to momentarily drop.
SOUND – JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review
For the price, the sound on these cans is pretty, pretty, pretty good. The max volume is loud enough, which is impressive for wireless headphones. Often they just don’t have enough power. JBL is known for producing great bass, and these cheapos are no exception. The lows are deep and have a nice pop. JBL’s cheaper models often sound kind of muddy, but the clarity is decent enough. They’re also reasonably well balanced. The mid range is full, making rock sound decent too. They might not be designed for classical music because the highs aren’t very pronounced. But high strings had a nice round feel to them.
SUMMARY – JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review
In the sound department, the JBL T450BT was very satisfying for the price. My issue is with the build quality of the ear pads. But hey, I’ve got a lot of issues, and that’s my therapist’s problem. Not yours. If you’re on a tough budget or you just need a simple pair for podcasts and getting around, these will be perfect.
SPECIFICATIONS – JBL T450BT Wireless On Ear Headphones Review
Dynamic driver: 32mm
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Battery Life: 11 Hours