JBL TUNE 220TWS Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • JBL Tune 220 TWS True Wireless Earbuds
  • Charging Cable
  • Charging Case
  • JBL TUNE 220TWS Manual
  • Safety Guide, Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 6.5

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • The JBL TUNE 220TWS are Apple Airpods look like Truly wireless earbuds, but with an attractive metallic finish and soft touch plastic with the JBL logo on the right earpiece
  • They are available in total six colors, ranging from classic White or Gray to trendy Pink or Green to suit individual style and preferences
  • Their hard-plastic construction is best suited to the specific set of users who don't like to insert rubberized silicone ear tips into their ears and surprisingly we find that their fit is quite stable
  • The 12mm drivers of these JBL Tune 220 are tuned by Harman Acoustic Engineers for an ultra-wide soundstage that is best suited for relaxed and vocal centric music. Vocal and instrument reproduction is clear and vivid without distortion
  • Built-in microphone and physical controls let you take phone calls, control music playback, skip tracks, and connect to the Google Assistant, Siri or Bixby. These controls have a pretty good tactile feel and are easy to use
  • During our JBL TUNE 220TWS test, the call quality was pretty good and the caller could not hear background noise on our side thanks to the to a dual beamforming noise canceling microphone, which effectively reduced the surrounding noise on the call
  • These JBL wireless headphones leak very little sound and do not distract people around you like your colleagues in the office, even at high volumes
  • They provide up to 3 hours of non-stop music playback, plus additional 16 hours (Total 19 hours combined) from the pocket-sized charging case
  • Their pairing process is quite simple, as soon as you take them out of the case and turn them on, they pair with your smartphone instantly

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Bass and treble are good as long as you get a good fit and it's not easy due to the lack of silicone tips. That's why for some users they sound thinner than they should
  • There are no integrated controls for volume adjustment, to make changes you have to pull out your smartphone and this can be a little inconvenient for those who need to travel on crowded city trains
  • The hard-plastic construction of these JBL earphones can be uncomfortable and cause fatigue to many users if they wear them for extended listening sessions
  • The build quality of Tune 220TWS and charging case is nothing special, it's just the color that looks good, otherwise they are made of cheap and low-quality plastic
  • In noisy environments, they block almost no background noise due to the lack of tight in-ear seal and are not recommended for users who travel a lot
  • They have a noticeable latency due to the lack of support for high quality audio codecs like aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD or AAC and are not the best option for watching HD video or game content
  • These headphones have no official waterproof or sweat resistance rating, which makes them less suitable for outdoor activities, running or gym workouts
  • These JBL earbuds still have a micro USB charging port instead of the new USB Type-C, and they do not support wireless charging, which means you have to carry an extra cord when traveling
  • Although they have Bluetooth 5.0, there is no multi-device connectivity, which means that you can only connect one device at a time
  • The right earphone, which is the master and transmit the signal to the left, can be used alone for mono audio and calls, but not the left one
  • There is no quick charge function, so you have to wait to listen to your tunes for a good chunk of time. It’s a little inconvenient if you are in a hurry and your headphones run out of power
  • The absence of dedicated companion app means that there is no way to adjust the equalizer settings, create sound profiles, check the battery status or update the firmware like other truly wireless headphones

Highlights

  • 12.5mm drivers featuring “JBL Pure Bass Sound” that plays outstanding sound
  • 19 hours (3 x 16) of combined battery life for uninterrupted music playback
  • From wireless music to hands-free calls, they keep up with you as you keep moving
  • Easy, on-the-go controls for music playback, jump tracks and connect to voice assistant
  • 6 color options: White, Black, Gray, Pink, Green and Blue
  • Hands-free, hassle-free stereo calls that are completely distortion free
  • A sleek, convenient charging case that pops up to give you quick access to the buds
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for a strong, reliable connection and seamless pairing

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In-Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 57 g (1.98 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Call, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri + Bixby
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 3 Hours (Up To 19 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : No
  • Quick Charge : No

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 12 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Impedance (OHM) : 32 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 105 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.3%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.2%
  • Supported Codecs : SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5, HFP v1.6
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : No
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : No
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Dual Noise Canceling Microphones

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 2 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Micro-USB Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 32°F - 113°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

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Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (800) 336-4525
  • Email : bit.ly/jbl-con


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