Our take on the JBL Everest 700
The JBL Everest 700 Headphones take the sound JBL has been amplifying in concert halls for almost 70 years and sculpt it to the unique contour of your ear. The rechargeable battery offers 25 hours wireless listening bliss. The ShareMe 2.0 technology lets your friends headphones connect with yours allowing for you to easily and wirelessly share your music.
JBL Everest 700 Bluetooth Around-Ear Headphones Specifications:
- Frequency Response: 10-22kHz
- Weight (g): 274
What's in the Box
What's In The Box:
- 1 pair of JBL Everest 700 headphones
- 1 Micro USB charging cable
- 1 Audio cable with 3.5mm jack
- 1 Quick Start Guide
- 1 Warranty and safety note
- Aha Radio Information Sheet
Customer Reviews for JBL Everest 700 Wireless Bluetooth Around-Ear Headphones
Keep in mind unless you upgrade the firmware to 1.8 (maybe earlier versions work? there is a 0.5 - 1 second audio delay so trying to watch video is a no go. Once upgraded to version 1.8 the issue immediately disappeared.
However, if you simply want a great pair of wireless headphones for listening to music, then these are your headphones. I was able to try these at best buy before purchasing and they were set up with a wire so I was worried that maybe they wouldn't sound as good when using bluetooth, but I was happily mistaken. They sound perfect! There is minimal "static" or "interference" when in bluetooth mode, which I have found is much better than other headphone brands, which you can hear pretty loudly at very quiet points in your music which is super annoying. With the JBLs you can barely hear it, and I'm more than happy to have that slight interference to be able to go wireless. Of course this is not an issue when wired.
I've tried tons of headphones before these JBLs, and am confident I've finally found the best one. The bass is strong, tight, smooth, present, but not overpowering and the sole feature focus of these cans. The mids and highs are also perfectly present making for a solid sound along the entire frequency spectrum. I would describe them as a well balanced (but not flat) sound with an exciting EQ. Great thumping bass, clear prominent mids, and crisp shimmering highs... just incredible. Probably not something you'd want for mixing music because they are not flat monitoring headphones, but for listening to and enjoying various genres of music (EDM, electronic, metal, rock, indie, classical, etc.), they are super fun and pleasing to listen to.
The headphones are well constructed and comfortable. The ear cups are able to rotate from the headband on all axises for any head shape. The ear cups are also contoured to fit the shape of your head rather than being flat cups. This creates a better seal with your head and does two things. First, it traps sound in, making your music sound better as the waves don't escape and rather go into your ears where they belong. This also cuts down on sound bleed in case you want to crank some tunes in a library and not have other people complain. Second, this tight seal works as a noise cancellation without the electronic assist. I find that with electronic audio cancelling technology, my head feels like it's being sucked into a vacuum which is super unpleasant. This simpler old school method of noise cancellation is much preferred, as it simply cuts down exterior noise from sound dampening, and a good seal.
I wouldn't even bother with the Elite model that adds the noise cancelling, and app with audio adjustments. In fact, I listened to both of these side by side at best buy and preferred the sound of this cheaper model without those extra features. This version also gets louder than the more expensive model. These headphones are certainly worth the regular price of $199, and they are currently on sale for $169, which is the best bargain ever.
YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER HEADPHONE FOR THE MONEY!