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JBL T450BT Headset Review

jbl t450bt review

A Decent All-Purpose Headset

JBL T450BT is a budget-friendly headset, with a decent sound performance and great stability. This is an easy-to-use device, with a lightweight design and a solid 11-hour battery life that should give you reasonable autonomy. In other words, if you are after a solid multipurpose headset option, JBL T450BT is the device to seriously consider.

Specifications:

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Microphone Type: Built-in
Driver size: 2 x 32 mm
Sensitivity: 109 dB (1 kHz)
Impedance: 16 ohms
Frequency Response: 80 Hz – 18 kHz
Battery life: 11 hours
Weight: 300 grams
Cable length: 1.3 meters
Dimensions: Width 217 mm, Depth 46 mm, Height 182 mm

Features

JBL T450BT is an affordable and well-performing device that has its downsides; however, in general, it brings pretty good value for the money. It includes two 32mm drivers that deliver some serious bass, a built-in microphone, and a comfy build that should allow you to use this headset for a longer period.

In addition, JBL T450BT offers a straightforward use, Bluetooth 4.0 connection, and a weight of only 300 grams, which makes it very portable. Also, this headset comes with three-button controls for easier use and brings a well-balanced sound suitable for the most.
On the other hand, what isn’t that good is the build, which is cheap and flimsy; however, considering its price, it is somewhat expected.

jbl t450bt side

Usage

JBL T450BT proves to be a very good multipurpose option. Therefore, it should be no surprise that it shows very good results in mixed usage, sports, and office work, and it is a good travel option. In other words, its simple, lightweight design, combined with ease of use and good performance, makes a winning formula and a product worth having.

It should be stated that the JBL T450BT provides a well-balanced sound, with strong bass and good mid ranges. However, its treble tends to be a bit too sharp, while the overall sound may lack consistency; nonetheless, for this price range, certain compromises had to be made.

Some of those compromises also include the lack of the proper noise isolation that may result in a bad sound in louder surroundings, as well as a bit tighter fit that will prevent this headset from falling during running or some other physical activity, yet may cause a bit of fatigue in a long run.

Also, have in mind that the JBL T450BT has a small soundstage that isn’t anything major; nonetheless, may be a problem for more neutral-oriented users that may find it problematic.

Design

As already mentioned, JBL T450BT isn’t among the best gaming headsets considering the build quality, and it brings a bit cheaper, plasticky build; however, for the price, that is the most you will get from both JBL and other manufacturers and you have to live with that or invest more money.

When talking about the design, the JBL T450BT brings simple looks, with small on-ear cups and a low-profile headband, without padding. JBL T450BT is also lacking a 3.5mm jack, which means that the only connectivity option is Bluetooth – which isn’t so great.

This headset is available in three color combinations (black, blue, and white) and it comes with three-button commands, on the device itself, for easier control that involves track-sipping, volume control, and call/music management. In addition, there is also a power button that allows for easy pairing, as well as a built-in microphone. Altogether, it’s a pretty good package.

Good

JBL T450BT has everything needed for the best budget headset. There is a solid audio performance, with strong bass, as well as a lightweight build, great versatility, and equally importantly, ease of use.

In addition, there is also a built-in microphone, a reasonable price, as well as multiple controls on the device itself that are another bonus to the overall great usability. There is also a decent battery life, a strong fit. Essentially, everything needed is there.

Bad

Unfortunately, the JBL T450BT doesn’t come without flaws. There are a few of them, in fact. In the first place, the poor noise isolation is causing issues in the louder surroundings.

jbl t450bt causions

Then, there is the flimsy build, as well as the tight fit that keeps the headset from falling off during sports activities, yet creates a bit of an unpleasant feeling in the long run. Also, there is a lack of wired connectivity and with that in mind, no 3.5mm jack that most users are seeking. In other words, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Final Thoughts

Al in all, JBL T450BT has everything that the affordable headset should, yet it isn’t flawless. However, these issues aren’t deal-breakers for most users, yet it would be nice to have them fixed with some future iterations.

When talking about competition, JBL T450BT positions itself in the same class as Sony WH-CH510 Wireless, for example, which offers more accurate sound and a better battery life; nonetheless, it is less stable and has a weaker bass.

Another close competitor of the JBL T450BT is the Sony WH-CH500 that offers a similar build quality, with the difference that the Sony WH-CH500 has a better overall sound and comes with better sound isolation that rightfully positions in above the JBL headset.

Other than these two, JBL T450BT is also in close competition with the JBL Tune 510BT Wireless, which offers a similar value for the money, but has different characteristics, which makes both models special in their own way, and hard to position.

All in all, JBL T450BT is exactly what you need if you have a limited budget, yet want to experience a good sound. Therefore, if you are after the best headset in the budget-friendly market, you may be sure the JBL T450BT will fulfill your every need, and much more.

About author

Miodrag Matović is a tech geek who loves writing about everything related to computers. He’s a graduate graphic designer, but found his passion elsewhere. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, dance with his wife, and put together new computers.
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