JLab JBuds Air ANC In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones - Black

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JLab JBuds Air ANC In-Ear Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Headphones - Black


Experience incredible sound quality in a small package with these JLab JBuds Air truly wireless headphones. They're equipped with active noise cancelling (ANC) technology so you can focus on your music or movies without interference while the custom EQ3 lets you personalise the way you listen. They offer more than 40 hours of playtime with the included charging case for worry-free listening.
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Experience incredible sound quality in a small package with these JLab JBuds Air truly wireless headphones. They're equipped with active noise cancelling (ANC) technology so you can focus on your music or movies without interference while the custom EQ3 lets you personalise the way you listen. They offer more than 40 hours of playtime with the included charging case for worry-free listening.

  • In-ear headphones are equipped with a set of Cush Fins, a set of Cloud Foam tips, and 3 sets of gel tips for customised comfort
  • Bluetooth 5.2 technology pairs effortlessly with your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible device for truly wireless convenience
  • 12mm drivers and neodymium magnets deliver rich, immersive sound quality
  • Custom EQ3 allows you to choose between Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost modes for a personalised listening experience
  • Super low latency Movie Mode reduces audio lag so you can seamlessly enjoy your favourite films
  • Active noise cancelling (ANC) technology uses 4 microphones that work together to cancel out noise
  • Three noise-control modes allow you to choose between ANC On, ANC Off, and Be Aware so you can still keep an ear on your surroundings
  • Dual Connect functionality lets you use either earbud independently or both together for a seamless connection, eliminating surrounding noise while picking up your voice clearly
  • Touch sensors make it easy to control your music and phone calls with a tap or hold
  • Rechargeable batteries deliver more than 10 hours of playtime in each ear bud and an additional 30+ hours of playtime from the charging case for a total of more than 40 hours (or 24+ hours in ANC mode)
Headphone Style
In-Ear/Ear Bud
Primary Headset Usage
Music Playing
Band Style
Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
Sound Isolating
Noise Cancelling Type
Active Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
Echo Reduction
Truly Wireless
RF Wireless
NFC Ready
Wireless Talk Time
10 h
Wireless Standby Time
2.75 h
Charge Time
1 hr
Effective Wireless Range
9.14 m
Designed For Gaming
Designed for Sports
Designed for Kids
DJ Style
Professional Grade
Water/Sweat Resistant
Inline Volume Control
Max Volume 85 dB
iPod/iPhone Control
Built-in Mic
Android Control
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Amazon Alexa
Fitness Tracking
Heart Rate Monitor
Step Tracking
Sleep Aid
Sleep Tracking
Mental Wellness
Plug Material
Not Applicable
Plug Size
Not Applicable
Plug Shape
Not Applicable
Ear Cushion Material
Driver Unit Size
12 mm
Power Source
55mAh earbuds, 500mAh charging case
Frequency Response
20 Hz-20 kHz
28 Ohm
104 +/- 3db
Colour Family
80 g
  • JBuds Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds
  • Charging Case
  • 3 x Sets of Gel Tips (S,M,L)
  • 1 x Set Cush Fins
  • 1 x Set Cloud Foam Tips

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Of the 471 reviewers who responded, 395 would recommend this product.

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  • JBuds Air ANC True Wireless deliver big time
    Reviewed by JKinSYR - October 15, 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been thoroughly impressed with JLAB Audio. They put out an excellent product for sound quality, but also affordability for the everyday person. This is a company that doesn't have that flash and popularity of other trendy earbud and headphone makers. And I'm perfectly fine with them focusing on quality products versus celebrity endorsements. JLAB offers a simple to use, but excellent set of earbuds for everyday use with these JBuds Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds. Right out of the box, these earbuds paired up quickly with my Apple iPhone XR. The JBuds Air ANC have been fantastic for me on a daily basis of being on conference calls, Zoom interviews, and general listening pleasure. The JBuds offer a nice compact fit and style that holds well in my ear. The earbuds are great for the technology built into them that allows for multiple haptic controls. In this day and age, as a consumer I expect my earbuds to have these features built in so I can control volume, start/end phone calls, and control equalizer settings all without ever having to reach for my smartphone. The bonus feature that JLAB Audio offers on these earbuds is the ANC (Active Noise Cancelling). This can be controlled from the earbuds (left or right) with a simple triple tap. The ANC when turned on offers a nice isolated sound experience and truly blocks out the surrounding noises for a more enjoyable listening session when you're around other people or distractions. Easy to control and activate along with Be Aware, which allows for outside noises to be heard so you're aware of the noises around you when needed. The sound quality from the 12mm drivers is really well balanced. I enjoy the high notes and the deep bass that is offered on these earbuds. It's a great audio quality for music, video streaming, and for phone calls as well. The earbuds allow for 10+ hours of listening on a full charge, with another 30+ hours of play/use with the ability to charge in the supplied charging case. Another feature I like about these is that they can be worn independently apart from one another with the JBuds dual connect. What this means is that if I only want the LEFT ear bud in my ear and the RIGHT ear bud to stay in the case, I can do so with ease and still be able to listen to music, make a phone call, and record a video with audio. Either earbud will work for this dual connect function. It's convenient for those moments when you're wanting to listen to your phone/device inconspicuously, but be fully alert to people around you without having both ears filled with an earbud. This particular set of JBuds Air ANC offer a Movie/Music mode alternating sound option. If you opt for the Movie mode you get super low latency, but I feel that there is not any delay with either Music/Movie mode. The earbuds respond quickly and don't have any delay to touch controls or with controlling the volume from your smartphone for example. Equalizer settings that JBuds Air ANC offer are either JLab Signature, Balanced, and Bass Boost. You can select the right EQ setting for your needs and desires, and you can really tell the difference between the various sound options. These earbuds are also IP55 for sweat and water resistant activities, so keep this in mind as you engage in activities. The Charging Case for these earbuds is compact and light and offers multiple recharges of the earbuds when on the go. And another savvy feature that JLAB Audio gives you is a built in USB cable on the bottom of the charging case that tucks away when not in use. Also provided are multiple ear tip cushions to suit your particular ear/fit. I was pleased by the offerings and love the way they look, fit, and sound in my ears without looking or feeling bulky. The JBuds Air ANC True Wireless Earbuds are only in the black color, which is fine since it helps to keep the cost low from the manufacturer. PRO: Excellent sound quality Multiple haptic controls built into the earbuds Charging case with USB cable attached Lightweight at 5g per earbud Price is fantastic CON: Color options

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • On their own = 4-stars; Compared to others = 5+!
    Reviewed by WyldeBlue - October 18, 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] PROs: - I was WAY more than pleasantly surprised by the stellar audio quality--bass is deep and responsive (both mid- and low-bass performance was outstanding), mids are clear and well-defined making it easy to pick out separate instruments and voices, and I heard no sibilant or harsh highs...a musical, fun and "full-bodied" sound, especially on the JLab signature sound profile - Speaking of sound profiles, you get three built-in to pick from--the U-shaped JLAB signature which I found the most fun and listenable; a flat "balanced" sound profile which was fine, but not very engaging to my ears; and a bass boost setting which will definitely please bass-heads out there--I honestly didn't think little wireless buds could create that strong a "thump" with the bass but I was wrong--mids and highs took a minor but noticeable cut in this mode - Active noise cancellation was effective at creating a quiet work/listening environment with no audible ANC hiss--no, they won't drown out machinery like lawn mowers, and only deaden the clicky sounds of nearby mechanical keyboards or screeching kids without fully silencing them, but they handily eliminated fans, A/C blowers, and computer hum, as well as dramatically dialed back the din of a mall or restaurant and the low-frequency rumble of cars - Surprisingly, the ANC had almost NO impact on audio quality (!!!), something I've not heard before except for the VERY high dollar ANC solutions from the likes of Sony, Bose, or Sennheiser (all of which I have tried and either kept or retired) - "Be Aware" setting allows hear-through while still enjoying your music--it was definitely effective for voices and environmental hazards while I was out running - I was deeply impressed with how well the Cush Fin skirts that ran around the edge of the JBuds kept the buds in place--I worked out with these for 30-45 mins every day for a week and a half straight before posting this review and they NEVER ONCE moved or needed readjustment during active workouts - 3 sizes of silicone ear tips are included along with one set of JLab's "Cloud Foam" tips that looked to be about a size medium means pretty much anyone should be able to find a good fit--the Cloud Foam definitely made for a tighter fit with FAR more passive isolation, but I personally found them just a tad too tight and kept to the silicone tips for my daily drivers - Other manufacturers could take a lesson from JLab when it comes to audio feedback status--every major function (ready to pair, battery level, connection status, ANC setting, EQ selection, etc.) comes with a clear spoken voice prompt that doesn't require any memorization of silly beep patterns...a definite plus given the complexity of the touch controls (more on those later) - Charging case is relatively small though a tad "chunkier" than the more svelte offerings from competing true-wireless buds...but the magnetic lid and bud holders are incredibly effective and the integrated pigtail charging cable means you never have to search for a cord; the LED lights are also informative without being intrusive--3-segment white LEDs indicate case charge level while pulsing blue lights indicate which buds are charging - Battery life was also surprising...I easily squeezed 7.5-8 hours on ANC during both workout and PC use before one of the buds went out entirely and needed a recharge - Unlike some competitor's products, you can use either the left OR right earbud independently - Compatible with both iOS and Android for voice assistant support while out on the go - Lower-latency "movie mode" can be activated to reduce audio delay when watching videos--frankly, I didn't notice much of a delay even on music mode, but activating the movie mode did make a VERY TINY but still noticeable improvement in A/V sync on my iPhone - BT connections between devices was smooth as silk--after initial pairing, they connect as quickly as my wife's Air Pods do when I remove them from the case CONs: - Oy, I have never seen an more absurdly complex control scheme and I'm still struggling to remember how to do what I want in the middle of a workout. Because each bud works independently, some controls had to be duplicated on both buds, but others are only available on one bud; ex. volume up/down is split between buds (hate that!), Siri and ANC are only on the left bud, phone controls and track forward are only on the right, switching to the low-latency movie mode requires activating controls on both buds simultaneously, all meaning you have to remember that 1, 2, or 3 taps, and 1-sec and 3-sec hold mean different things on different buds - While I'm struggling to remember how to use the controls to do what I want, I'm not entirely fond of the touch surface's lack of responsiveness; there are no buttons to push, just curved touch-sensitive JLab logos on each bud; but the logos are raised/ridged as is the ring around the logo, and invariably when I'm reaching up during a run I end up pressing the wrong area of the curved surface and fail to activate a control. If it HAS to be touch-sensitive, at least give us a flat button-shaped area so we know that we're actually pressing in the right place - Related to the issue above, the one audio prompt JLab did not include was a successful volume change--a beep to indicate that the change (VOL +/-) registered would have been such a welcome addition to the status indicators, especially given how sketchy the touch controls have been for me - I totally get it--with only one touch surface per bud (as opposed to say, a rocker button), something had to give to make room for ANC, EQ, volume & phone controls, but why oh why did it have to be the 'Track Rewind' function? Yes, you can skip forward to the next track, but there is no function for skipping back to a previous track or even back to the start of the current track - You can power on your buds from the touch controls but you can't power them off--if you leave the buds connected to an active BT source (like maybe your phone or PC) without returning them to the case, they remain on until the battery dies or you remember to disconnect them/turn off BT at the source - JLab's battery life claims are a bit misleading; total runtime is reported based on battery life PER BUD plus charging capacity of the case rather than how long they'll last in stereo mode before they completely discharge...you'll have to experiment to find out how long the buds will last working together in hear-through, ANC-on, & ANC-off modes - The integrated charging cable is a nice touch, but I would have appreciated a port on the case as well; I don't know about you, but most of my open USB ports are NOT within easy reach, yet I have oodles of open cable ends snaking all around my desk, car, computer, etc. The cable is also quite stiff; it doesn't lay flat so or twist very easily so it may be a little awkward to charge your case in some instances, especially if you're using a hub with other cables attached - Mic quality for calls is only passable--yes, I could be heard, but in each case where I took a call on the run, I was described as sounding "a bit muffled" - The little ridge around the end of the bud's tip means it will securely hold the foam or gel eartip, but it also made changing them a royal pain; it won't matter once you find the size you like, but trying out the different sizes and foam tips took WAY more effort than it should have to finesse the eartips onto the bud assemblies Bottom line: I have become a collector of sorts of headphones, IEMs and ear buds over the past 6 years going through at least 30 budget to summit-fi offerings for use with a dedicated DAC/headphone amp, my PC for gaming, or my phone or portable DAP for travel and workouts (some of my own JBud workout competitors are pictured below). It's a fun but expensive hobby to be sure. In the end, I always prioritize sound quality and comfort over everything else, which is why these JLabs are really INCREDIBLE for the price. For a week straight while listening to music or games on my PC, streaming audio/video from my phone, or taking the buds on a run, I kept wondering how in the world their performance & fit could be THIS GOOD for a price that was THIS CHEAP. These buds offer very musical, engaging, and full-bodied audio with a decent ANC solution that doesn't crater their performance. It was only when I conducted a side-by-side comparison with a pair of true wireless buds costing nearly 3x more that I started to hear even better audio quality. Not that the JLabs sound bad in comparison, far from it--only that the greatly more expensive buds handled rich, complex, multi-layered tracks a bit better, and offered a more nuanced and detailed sound that produced, for example, slightly greater clarity in the leading edge of a guitar string pull, a more pronounced attack on a kick-drum, or a little more "breath" in isolated vocals. But I could really only notice those differences when a) switching back and forth between buds, and b) sitting still and doing some critical listening--and those other buds didn't have ANC, either! If you're looking for a very travel-friendly workout or workplace-quieting bud that still offers wonderful audio quality, it's hard to argue against the JLabs. Are there better sounding buds out there, sure (for a much higher price); can you hear the difference, yes (but doubtful during travel/workout); will you care, honestly--probably not! In fact, most of my listening I do with lossless CD rips, even when working out; but I actually found the JBuds more forgiving of compressed audio and low bandwidth streams which tended to sound a bit harsh or over-processed on the higher-dollar buds. Yes, there are a few usability issues I'm still struggling with, but when you consider the bargain pricing for a true wireless bud that also throws ANC into the mix, the value proposition starts to overshadow some of those minor observations.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great budget alternative to AirPods
    Reviewed by Mookie - October 28, 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Overall good little wireless ear buds for the money. Very good sound, exceeds and or compares to other earbuds on the market. Equipped with 3 Noise Control Modes, ANC on, ANC off, Be Aware. These modes are only really noticeable @ lower to mid volume level. When there was no noise in the room, I noted a distinct manufactured noise when Be Aware mode was activated. This must be by design for the Be Aware feature. Comes with extra eartips for best fit. The only worthwhile eartips I cared for were the Cloud Foam tips. They reminded me of the very pliable noise cancelling earplugs you can buy for air travel, and concerts, etc. They were really comfortable with no discomfort, felt like the earbuds were not even there. Maybe it's due to my fat-fingers, but getting the ear tips on and off was challenging. Paired extremely easy with iPhone. Phone features with these pods was flawless. Could converse clearly with phone calls. L and R buds can be utilized independently of one another. FUNCTIONS/ Volume Down: single tap L Volume Up: single tap R Play/Pause: Double Tap R Forward track: hold 1 second press R Turn On: press and hold 3 seconds L & R respectively Change EQ: triple tap Noise Control toggle: press and hold 1 second L Siri or OK Google: Double tap L PHONE FUNCTIONS/ Answer: single tap R Hangup: double tap R Reject call: press/hold 1 second Functions really worked great, only a few cons noted; turning down volume (single tap L) if not timed right activates Siri (double tap L) which was frustrating. I suppose after using for some time, I'd get the hang of it without noticing. same thing with turning up volume (single tap R) if not timed right pauses music playing (double tap R). Played for 6 hours so far and keep on going. Not sure of the claim of 40+ hours, but I'm impressed. All in all, if your not looking to spend crazy Apple, Beats, or Bose prices, this is a great alternative ! Good sound, and the features are laid out wisely, just take some getting used to. Would definitely recommend!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best release from JLAB to date! Amazing!
    Reviewed by stevefromtheburbs - October 14, 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My review starts with telling you when they were delivered, the delivery driver stacked a bunch of on the stoop in front of the storm door; that means I had to use the storm door to push the pile off the stoop onto the walkway. And when that happened, I was stepping down and ending up stepping on the this package. I expected the worse, but the box wasn't even really damaged. And the charging case, everything was okay! Anyway, I have to say, I love these. They are amazing. The battery life, the sound quality, the features, everything. The fit is good, they stay put. And they have noise canceling, or no noise cancelling, or the be aware feature so you hear some stuff. Very cool! I paired the up to my iPhone and had zero issues. The quick start guide is very informative and while I don't normally read the book I did this time and glad I did, some great info in a quick to the point type of thing. Nice. The charging case is sturdy, with magnetic holders to get them to settle in perfectly and firmly. The hinge is nice too. The lights on the case will show you the status of the charge of the case, but when you put earbuds in, they show you two bright blue lights that fade on/off to show they are charging. Very nicely done. I cannot stand not knowing if things are or are not charging. Speaking of charging and the case, there is a USB charging cable built into the case! Pull it out and while a short cord, lets you plug into a USB charger. This is so nice, not a micro-usb, plug it in like it was a mouse or keyboard, or into a USB charger, and you are good to go. Will charge the case battery. The sound quality is great! I was listening to Brian Crane (classical), Frank Sinatra (Standards), Bad Company and other classic rock, plus doing a few phone calls. Nothing bad, all good. The equalizer choices are good, having three pre-programmed is a nice touch. I found the sound quality is even better if you get the right sized cones on the earbuds - they include 3 sets beyond what is pre-installed. So find a good fit to seal off your ear canal so you can get the full effect. Amazing sound for earbuds. Great job JLAB, solid product, great sound quality, and frankly I'd consider these over the ones you might have been thinking are the most popular. These stay in your ears, and sound great. Plus a better case.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great Complement to my Jlab ANC earbuds
    Reviewed by Michael S - May 26, 2021

    I work detailing vehicle's and one day found this little carrying pouch and figured it could be a good use for something. When i got my True ANC earbuds i needed to carry them in since my pockets are always full and didn't want to scratch the case. Well the case and pouch are a perfect match.

    Review originally posted on jlabaudio.com

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