JBL makes a lot of bass-heavy headphones, and the JBL Tune 510BT is another option for bass players. These wireless JBL headphones offer JBL’s signature bass sound, Bluetooth multipoint, a built-in microphone, and voice assistant integration – all for under $50. But even with everything this headset has to offer, it lacks comfort. We spent two weeks with JBL’s Tune 510BT to find out if it’s a great budget headset or just cheap.
The JBL Tune 510BT is an on-ear Bluetooth headset. It’s compact and foldable, so you can easily stow it in a backpack or on your desk when you’re not using it. The build quality doesn’t feel very sturdy, and the design is nothing special. If it weren’t for the large JBL logo on each ear cup, you could easily mistake it for a cheap pair of headphones.
The JBL Tune 510BT Wireless is a budget wireless on-ear headphone. They have a slightly V-shaped sound profile that adds kick and brightness to some tracks, and offer over 38 hours of playback time on a single charge, which should be enough for a few days of continuous use. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of shielding background noise, feel cheap, and lack sound customization features.
The JBL Tune510 BT headphones sent a thought through our head – we are love where sound quality is going. The standard is getting exponentially higher. If this continues, we will be buying one of the cheaper headphones because the quality seems to be getting better every day, across the board. Better access to good sounding equipment is always commendable. Cue the JBL Tune510.
The JBL Tune 510BT is a traditional headset. It has not moved away from the 500BT, which is the company’s triumph in the entry-level category, and is still very similar to the Tune 660NC and the Sony WH-CH510. Unlike the Edifier W800BT, which has a more sophisticated finish, JBL’s headphones have a simple purpose and focus on robustness, with simple plastic throughout the structure, including the earpiece and shells. As you’d expect, it’s not a particularly resistant material that requires the user to take some care when handling it.
The flexible headphones are easy to fit to the ear and prove to be very comfortable without creating pressure, even on the first day of use. It is also a practical headset for everyday use, allowing you to store your shells and carry them in your backpack or suitcase. Although it is a good product for everyday use, the 510BT is designed for indoor use (train, subway, offices and homes), so it is not recommended for fitness resources, since it does not have IP certification against water.
Comfort refers to how comfortable and pleasant headphones are to wear over a long period of time. There are different types of headphones: over-ears and on-ears have a frame that sits on top of the head and ear cups that rest around or on top of the ears, while jbl earbuds and in-ears are inserted more or less deeply into the ear and sometimes have neck straps to hold them in place. Regardless of the type of headphones, comfortable headphones should not cause stress, fatigue or pain, even after extended use.
The JBL Tune 510BT are quite comfortable. They feel very light on the head, have ear cups with a wide range of motion, and don’t pinch the ears very tightly. Unfortunately, only the center of the headband is padded. Also, the ear cups themselves are very flat compared to other on-ear headphones, which might be a bit uncomfortable for users with larger ears.
These headphones have excellent Bluetooth connectivity. They support Bluetooth 5.0 and multi-device pairing, so you can listen to content from both your phone and computer without having to re-pair, although incoming phone calls take priority over audio from another system.
Unfortunately, latency is a bit high on PCs, iOS mobile devices, and Android devices, which could prove annoying if you want to use them in video streaming content. However, apps and devices compensate for latency to varying degrees, so your experience may vary in practice.
These have a fairly neutral, versatile sound that makes them suitable for numerous genres. They can definitely handle the often complex compositions of modern pop music, but also retain the vintage charm of songs from decades past. Their bass response is full-bodied and not overloaded, which means they’re good for those who appreciate strong bass, but also won’t overwhelm those looking for a balanced sound.
My only issue with these speakers was the mids, which felt a bit sharp at times. This will mostly bother those who like their music louder, or who listen to a lot of music that has a cutting, ringing sound. Still, the added boost to the midrange gives many recordings more presence and depth, and is seen by many listeners as a strength rather than a weakness.
The high end is great for providing a slight sheen without going too far and creating a polarizing sound. The 510 can definitely bring out the shine of processed, modern or high-fidelity compositions and also preserve the soft, delicate textures of more low-key, organic songs.
Battery And Charing
JBL claims that the battery lasts 40 hours, and in our test we found that to be very true. The Tune 510BT lasted 40 hours and 43 minutes with a constant output of real music at a peak volume of 75 db. The battery life of this headset is one of its most beneficial features.
It also supports the fast charging feature where five minutes of charging gives an additional two hours of battery life. The JBL Tune 510BT is charged via a USB-C cable, which is included in the package with the headphones.
We hope you like this blog on JBL Tune 510BT Review. JBL’s Tune 510BT is another example of the JBL brand’s consistent quality and versatility. They exceed expectations and feel like a bargain that can be used in a variety of applications and satisfy a variety of listeners and music tastes. If you are on fence about buying the 510BT, we can say you’ll be pleased. It allowed for fuller, punchier, more consistent highs that allowed Mos Def to be at his sonic best on “Black On Both Sides,” and KMD on “Get U Now.”