JBL Tune 660NC Review – Superb Sound on The Cheap

JBL Tune 660NC Review

Over the years I have reviewed tons of headsets. One thing is for certain, with each passing year, headphones keep getting better. And more affordable. Back in the day (I’m sorry, I know I am sounding very old) gaming headsets were pricey and the cheap ones were, well, absolute trash. Nowadays you can snag a decent gaming headset for under 100 bucks and it’ll actually last more than 6 months. The JBL Tune 660NC falls under that affordable but good headset that delivers in the sound and comfort department. Yes, there are many better headsets available for the price, but these cans are no-brainers.

At around $69 USD (at the time of writing that is the sale price), the 660NC is super affordable and for a noise-cancelling headset, you won’t find many better alternatives on the market. They look amazing too. They come in four distinct colors: white, pink, black, and dark blue. I had the opportunity to check out the white ones.

The all-white design with white leatherette ear cushions has a sporty stylish design. They are on the small side and aren’t bulky at all. Bottom line, nobody should feel embarrassed wearing them in public. Some cans just look gaudy. This isn’t the case here.

All the controls are located on the right ear cup tucked away from view, while the JBL logo is subtly etched into the outside of the earcups. The microphone is conveniently built-in, so there is no need to worry about removing or flipping up an intrusive mic. It has a clean, fresh look.

Granted, it would have been nice if some kind of storage bag or case could have been included. I just hate leaving my headphones laying around. Yet for the price, I expected a no-frills package. In fact, inside the box, all you get is the headset, some instructions, an audio cable, and a USB charging cable. That is it. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles inside the box.

For gamers, you won’t be able to use these cans with any device that doesn’t have Bluetooth or 3.5 mm audio connection. The focus is clearly intended for folks who want to listen on their mobile devices, including iPads, laptops, and PCs. For day-to-day things such as listening to music, playing mobile games, or taking a zoom call, the JBL 660NC is a pretty versatile headset that can be used in many instances. Over the past couple of weeks I used them mostly on my iPhone and simply put, they sound great.

Boom, Boom, Boom

Sound-wise, I have zero complaints. The bass packs a punch and the overall clarity is more than I can ask for. All the sounds shine through crystal clear with no lag, crackling, or popping. The deep bass and clear highs made for an audio experience that fully immerses you.

The headphones come equipped with 32mm drivers that provide a nice audio experience. Whether you are listening to music or playing your favorite mobile game, JBL Tune 660’s provides a fantastic audio experience.

The noise-canceling feature works just as advertised. I had my wife yell at me when it was activated and I could not hear her at all. The set fits snugly and adequately blocks out the noise. It’s impressive. The true test for me; however, will be when I am flying on an airplane again. That being said, from what I have witnessed so far, the ANC works like a charm.

Connectivity is a breeze and I love how you can go wired with the included 3.5 mm cable. It paired with my devices in an instant. There is a quick reference guide but I didn’t need it at all. These are very user-friendly cans.

Comfort-wise, the 660 is decent; however, I did find them a bit snug on my melon. The headband is adjustable which helps and they are light, but I just found my ears got a bit sore and hot after a couple of hours of use. I also question the durability of these suckers over the long haul.

Long Lasting

The 40+ hour battery life is easily one of the best features. This is significantly longer than many other headsets that arrive around the same price range. Over the two-week period, I charged them once. That is it and that is outstanding.

For the price, I am finding it hard to come up with any complaints about the JBL Tune 660NC. For a headset that costs under $100 bucks, you won’t find many better (or cheaper) alternatives that deliver the same performance, sound, battery life, and comfort. It’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed with these wireless noise-canceling headphones at all. I sure wasn’t.

***JBL Tune 660NC was provided by JBL***


The Good

  • Affordable
  • Excellent sound
  • Look sporty
  • User friendly

The Bad

  • A little snug
  • Durability is questionable
  • No storage case or cloth bag