In an announcement aimed at regaining lost ground in emerging markets, JBL also brought the popular tws Tune 130NC and 230NC earphones to India, thus giving a way to know them better than the hints of the Harman Explore 2021 event.
After the avalanche of products seen at CES 2022, JBL, a brand of Harman (and therefore of Samsung) also presented two products in India, belonging to the increasingly popular category of true wireless earphones, represented by the JBL Tune 230NC and Tune 130NC models, of which then we come to know more details.
Both the new earphones inserted by JBL in the Tune series are written in the colors white, blue, and black, they are very light (10.2 grams each for the 230NC, which reach 47.3 with the case, 11.6 grams for the 130NC, which arrive at 40.4 with case), waterproof against sweat and drops of water via IPX4 certification, with active ANC noise cancellation entrusted to 4 microphones (two per unit), customizable via the JBL Headphones app (equalization, activation or not of the ANC, activation of Ambient Aware mode to be aware of the environment or Talk Through to talk to those around without removing the earphones).
Always continuing in the category of common specifications, the JBL 230NC and 130NC earphones support touch controls (accept and reject calls, manage music, call Assistant or Alexa for help, adjust the volume without taking the phone out of the pocket), enjoy the quick pairing (Far Pair) with Android devices, and integrate Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity with simultaneous connection to two devices together.
Calibrated by the company through its typical sound signature (JBL Pure Bass), the two earphone models in question ensure 8 hours of autonomy, in addition to the 24 hours of the case (chargeable in Type-C), for a total of 32 hours with the ANC on, or 40 hours with the ANC off. There is also the fast recharge which, in an hour of refilling, allows you to recover 60 minutes of use.
In terms of differences, the JBL 230NC, priced at 5,999 rupees (around 74 euros). they have a stem shape, that is with the temple: 6 mm drivers are hidden inside, with 105 dB of sensitivity and 16 ohms of impedance. On the other hand, the more compact JBL 130NC, sold for 4999 rupees (about 62 euros), have a bean shape (albeit not like that of Samsung’s Buds Live) and, inside them, house 10 mm drivers, with 103 dB of sensitivity and 32 ohm impedance.