JBL Headphone Comparison | JBL E55BT vs. Everest 750

JBL is one of the most trusted audio technology manufacturers in the industry today. Today we will see how two of their more popular ANC wireless headphones compare to each other and figure out which one has the edge.

ANC headphones are not only great for outdoor use, it is also a good choice for those who simply wish to enjoy their music without the distraction of outside noise.

Choosing the best Active Noise Canceling headphones will boil down to how effectively it blocks out ambient noise as well as other as for how it affects the sound quality of the headphone. Some ANC operates seamlessly to the point that you won’t even know it’s there while some affect the headphone’s audio quality in a way that will be quite annoying, to say the least.

So we took at close look at two JBL ANC headphones: the E55BT and the Everest 750, and determine which one offers the best all-around ANC wireless performance. Read our detailed review of each to find out all the reasons why we think the JBL E55BT comes out on top.

JBL Headphones Compared: E55BT vs. Everest 750


JBL E55BT Headphone Review

 

JBL Everest 750 Silver Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Silver) While the JBL E55BT Headphones did not utilize anything fancy when it comes to their design, I’m actually fine with that as long as performance is top-notch. The question we will be answering today is whether the JBL E55BT does offer superb performance.

The E55BT mainly focuses on comfort in regards to its appearance. It features comfortable leather earpads. The headband is covered in soft cloth which is connected to earcups that are made from plastic material.

It comes in 5 color options and is all following the minimalistic modern design approach.

Control configuration is pretty basic. You get a 2.5mm analog output at the bottom right earpiece which is just beside the Bluetooth button, the power button, playback button, and the volume controls. The left earpiece is where the micro-USB charging port is located and a LED light charging indicator. In terms of battery life, the E55BT offers around 20 hours of playback which is the number you want to see in wireless headphones.

JBL Everest 750 Silver Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Silver) The overall fit of the E55BT is comfortable, to say the least. I did find it to have a bit of a loose fit and found myself regularly adjusting it when I wore it outdoors.

Due to this rather loose fit, the passive noise isolation did suffer a bit. Ambient noise can still be heard, although faint, when using this headphone. The upside here is that I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all even after hours of using the E55BT.

In terms of sound quality, the JBL E55BT features 50mm dynamic drivers that deliver a wider range of frequency without straining the device. It manages to produce clear and precise low to high frequencies. Bass rumbles quite nicely and does not overpower other instruments in the track.

While this is not exactly an audiophile-friendly headphone, the boosted bass response is definitely a welcome inclusion for those looking to just enjoy their music. The E55BT manages to find that fine line in headphones wherein they are able to deliver a near perfectly balanced audio for all types of musical genres.

Key Features:

  • 20 hours of battery life with 3 hours max charge time.
  • 50mm dynamic drivers.
  • Adaptive noise canceling capability.
  • Built-in microphone with echo canceling technology.

Our Rating:

  • Sound Quality: 9/10
  • Bass: 9/10
  • Build Quality/Design: 9/10
  • Fit/Comfort: 9.5/10
  • Battery Life: 9.5/10
  • Connectivity (Bluetooth stability): 9/10

Who would this be good for?

The JBL E55BT headphones offer an impressive range and is built for fun rather than precision. While this may not satisfy audiophiles, those who simply want to enjoy their music will have their fix.

Pros:

  • Well-balanced sound.
  • Warm and non-overpowering bass response.
  • Sleek modern design.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • Great battery life.

Cons:

  • Noise isolation leaves much to be desired.

JBL Everest 750 Wireless Headphone Review

JBL Everest 750 Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Gun Metal) One perfect word to describe the JBL Everest 750 headphone is outdoors. The Everest 750 is designed to be as comfortable, lightweight, and compact for people who are always on the go and want to bring their music with them.

The earpiece can swivel and rotate in a 90-degree angle which makes it even more compact and can be easily stored in your backpack pockets.

Each earcup uses a decent amount of padding to improve comfort. It also has paddings around the headband which gives it that smooth look which I personally like.

I wore this headphone for two hours straight and did not experience any discomfort at all. I give credit to the use of over-ear instead of the on-ear design for this level of comfort.

In terms of sound, the Everest 750 is no slouch at all. You would expect the Everest 750 to be at the mid to lower card due to its affordable price tag but I have to say it surprised me quite well. While not audiophile certified, the sound quality offers enough depth in the low range and a crisp sound quality in the high-end frequencies.

One aspect that I did find as a missed opportunity here is with the Active Noise Canceling feature (ANC). Sound quality noticeably drops whenever I turned the ANC feature on which, while not a deal breaker, deals a heavy blow to this headphone’s performance capability. The mid-range frequency takes the brunt of the hit when the ANC is on.

I would recommend you use this headphone with the ANC turned off for the best possible sound quality. Battery life of the Everest 750 is at a solid 15 hours with ANC on and 20 hours with the feature off.

Key Features:

  • 15 hours of battery life (ANC ON)
  • 20 hours battery life (ANC OFF) with a max recharge time of 3 hours.
  • 40mm dynamic driver.
  • Active noise cancellation technology.
  • Built-in microphone with echo canceling technology.

Our Rating:

  • Sound Quality: 8.5/10
  • Bass: 8.5/10
  • Build Quality/Design: 9/10
  • Fit/Comfort: 9.5/10
  • Battery Life: 9.5/10
  • Connectivity (Bluetooth stability): 9/10

Who would this be good for?

The Everest 750 manages to deliver a well-rounded performance and can be a good companion for people who are always on the go. It is a little rough around the edges when it comes to the ANC feature but might be counterbalanced with its relatively more affordable price tag compared to other JBL wireless headphones.

Pros:

  • Effective ANC which cancels out the most ambient noise.
  • Lightweight and compact design make it an ideal headphone for travel.

Cons:

  • ANC technology affects the sound quality.

Final Verdict

With all things considered, I would give this battle to the JBL E55BT headphones. It simply offers the better quality and performance on all fronts. From design, construction, features, and sound quality, the E55BT takes the cake. While the Everest 750 is more affordable, spending a few extra cash on the E5BBT is a smarter move considering its advantages.

If you’re not totally convinced by these JBL modles, you may want to take a look at our comparison of the Philips Fidelico NC1 VS Bose QuietComfort 25, these ANC headphones are in a slighly higher price range but you may be pleasantly surprised by the bump in quality.

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