Thursday, May 5, 2016

JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

JBL has a great pair of headphones in their JBL Everest Elite 700.  They are JBL's top of the line wireless headphone, and it shows. Not only are they wireless, they are also active noise cancelling. JBL also includes some top shelf technology in them. Their NextGen Technology allows them to control the level of outside noise. And TruNote is an Auto sound calibration so you can calibrate it to your personal sound preference. There's even a JBL Headphones App.

Features and specs:
Rated power input

Music play time with ANC and BT on

up to 15 hours
Battery type

(3.7V, 850mAh)
Music play time with ANC on and Bluetooth off

up to 19 hours
Music play time with BT on

up to 19 hours
Maximum SPL

Microphone sensitivity

Dynamic frequency response range (kHz)

10 - 22k Hz
Driver sensitivity

99dB@1kHz, 1mW
Driver size (mm)

Weight (g)

Bluetooth spec

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.4, HFP V1.6
Bluetooth transmitted power

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The JBL Everest Elite 700 came in a great looking foil colored box with photos of the headphones and it's specs. They were well protected, sitting in a molded plastic insert. Materials used in the construction was mostly plastic, with some metal, such as in the hinges. The quality of materials used was very good, as was the fit and finish. They felt well made in hand. This is JBL's top of the line headphones, and it shows.

There are some great features in the JBL Everest Elite 700, so you will want to reference the user manual for them.  Following the manual was very easy, and was able to get them charged and paired rather quickly.   I liked the included audio cable, so they could be used when the battery dies or you want to listed to a non-wireless source.  The Active Noise Cancellation worked out very well, blocking out most of the low frequency noise.  And the TruNote Auto Calibration also worked very well, giving a better sound for me. Following the instructions I had them charged and paired in short order.  The Bluetooth performance was amazing, the best of all the devices, being able to go well over 50 feet and thru multiple walls.  I had my HTC One M9 in one corner of the first floor of my house, and was able to go all over downstairs as well as all over upstairs without even a hickup!  I was anxious to hear how they sounded!

David Bowie: Let's Dance, the kick drum had really nice low end extension and played with very good authority and impact. Wood knockers showed really nice woodiness, and a wide soundstage. Vocals were pleasantly natural with very good timbre and texture. Journey: Don't Stop Believing, piano sounded extremely natural, vocals were silky smooth with very good texture. Soundstage was nice and wide. Kick drum had depth and impact. Also Sprach Zarathustra, had nice depth of the rumble and good output. Trumpets were silky smooth and really clean with excellent harmonics, throwing a wide soundstage. Tympani had really nice impact and dynamics. Junior Wells: Why Are People Like That, vocals were silky smooth with very good, timbre and texture. Bass had good low end extension and output. Piano sounded natural. Percussion had excellent resolution with crisp cymbals and snare. Harmonica was really clean and very good dynamics. Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, cymbals had very good dynamics. Horns were warm and smooth yet not brassy. Bassoon had nice harmonics with good depth and texture. Soundstage was big with depth and imaging also very good.    
JBL has it all in their top of the line JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones.  They are wireless, active noise cancelling, have an auto calibration to calibrate them to you, and even a cool app to control them.  Add to that their great fit, and excellent sound, JBL has an award winning product.  Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, the JBL Everest Elite 700 Wireless Headphones have earned our Editor's Choice Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at