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JBL Live PRO+ Limited Edition TWS Earbuds

JBL has launched the new JBL Live PRO+ TWS Earbuds limited edition in new fashionable colours comprising metallic blue, chrome and rose gold. The new colours and metallic finishing applies to both the external casing of the earbuds and the charging case, which gives them a premium look over the original, matte plastic colours.

The press release stated “mirror-finish” is for the earbuds, while the charging case is satin and not mirror-finished.

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JBL Live Pro Plus TWS Limited Edition Earbuds Colours in Mirror Finish

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JBL Live Pro Plus Limited Edition Casing Colours in Satin Finish

The good news is that the new premium-looking and trendy metallic colours are priced the same as the original matte plastic colours. But the bad news is that they are limited editions, so there is no guarantee if the stocks will last until Christmas.

The original JBL Live PRO+ TWS earbuds were launched just 3 months ago in July 2021 with the colours black, white, beige and pink in matte plastic finishing.

Our favourite colour is Rose Gold.

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JBL Live Pro Plus TWS Earbuds Original Colours

Pros and Cons of JBL Live Pro+ Earbuds

ProsCons
Adaptive, hybrid ANC using 4 out of 6 micsVolume control requires custom setting
Use either earbud in mono modeOnly 1-year warranty
Multi-connect and switch between 2 devices
IPX4 water-splash and sweat-proof
Auto-pause/play ear sensor
Wireless charging
Good price versus features

The JBL Live Pro+ TWS earbuds have very good, high-end specifications for the price of $129.95 at this time as compared to other alternatives at around the same range. We feel that it is worth the money based on adaptive hybrid ANC with 4 dedicated ANC mic, and wireless charging, which are mainly found on flagship models.

On biggest disadvantage is that the JBL Live Pro+ TWS earbuds do not have any default gesture assigned to the volume control on the earbuds.

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JBL Live Pro Plus Default Controls

However, it is easy to solve this problem as explained below.


How to control the volume on earbuds without a default volume control?

1) Voice commands: Smartphone users can use Google Assist or Alexa voice assistant on the JBL, or Siri on the Apple Airpods to control the volume. For example, users can say “Alexa, volume up”.

2) Customise gesture control: Alternatively, users can customise and change one of the existing gestures to use the volume control. This requires sacrificing one of the existing functions, which based on JBL’s earbuds design, should be the “hold 2 seconds” gesture. This is the most common control method to control volume, including top brands like Klipsch and Jabra.

Ofcourse, you are free to select other gestures such as tap and double-tap for volume control.

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JBL earbuds change gesture to volume control

3) Source device volume control: If the source device is not a smartphone, then the user can adjust the volume on the source device directly. This could be rather inconvenient for most people who would rather use method one or two.

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Another major disadvantage for most JBL products is the 1-year warranty which we feel is not enough when compared to Jabra which offers a 2-year warranty.

The JBL Live Pro+ is not designed primarily for sports even though it has the basic IPX4 rating for water-splash and is sweatproof. As such, we did not list the lack of waterproof and earwings as disadvantages. For those who are interested in JBL’s sports earbuds, the JBL Reflect Flow Pro is one of the best in the market.

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Also Read:
JBL Reflect Flow Pro Vs Jabra Elite 7 Active Sports Earbuds
JBL Reflect Flow Pro Vs Apple Airpods Pro
JBL Reflect Flow Pro vs Non-Pro Version
JBL Reflect Flow Pro Vs Sony WF-SP800N Sports Earbuds

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JBL Live Pro Plus Model Wearing Rose Gold

Specifications

The JBL Live Pro TWS is compatible with is both iOS and Android devices.

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Tech SpecsJBL Live PRO+
Weight (each earbud)5g
Earbuds IP RatingIPX4
Control TypeTouch
ColourBlack, white, pink, blue, chrome, rose gold, beige
Audio (Speaker)
Driver11mm
Driver TypeDynamic
Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz
Impedance16 ohms
Sensitivity102dB SPL@
1kHz/1mW
Maximum SPL91 dB
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)Adaptive, hybrid
Transparency (Hear Through)Yes
FeaturesCustom equaliser set
Microphone
Microphone per earbud3
Wind Noise ReductionYes
Microphone Sensitivity-38 dBV@1kHz/Pa
Fit and Comfort
Mono Mode
(Use either earbud)
Yes
Ear Gel5 sizes
Ear WingsNo
Auto Play/PauseYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version5.0
Bluetooth ProfileA2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6, HFP 1.7
Operating Range10m
Multi-point Connection2
SensorsEar sensor
Voice AssistantGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa
Battery Life
Music Time (ANC Off)7h
Music Time (ANC On)6h
Total Time + Charge Case28h (no ANC)
Fast Charge For 1-hour usage5mins
Earbud BatteryLithium Polymer
3.7V 55mAh
Charging Time 0-100% (Buds)2 hours
Charging Case
Weight49.5g
USB-C ConnectorYes
Charging Case BatteryLithium Polymer
3.7V 500mAh
Output Power5V1A
Qi-Certified/Wireless ChargingYes
Battery Status LightYes
Charging Time 0-100% (Case)2h
Wireless Charging Time3h
Charging Case IP RatingNo
Price and Warranty
Warranty (years)1
Price$129.95 (11/11/2021)

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