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Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

Nov 06,2023 | David

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

As the new generation of JBL's top true wireless headphones, the JBL Tour Pro 2 not only has a new appearance that is completely different from its previous generation, but also boldly incorporates an electronic touchscreen into the charging case.

All you need to do is to complete the basic settings in the app, and then you can operate most of the functions of the headphones through the charging case. This design not only adds to the practicality of the headphones, but also emphasizes their uniqueness. The following are some of the reviews we've compiled from users in different countries, let's get to know these earbuds together!

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r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds
JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds Reviews from Users

Product name: JBL Tour Pro 2

Price: $249.95

Rating: 4.7 (out of 5)

Sold by: Amazon.com or Official Website

Review 1: ★★★★★

Reviewed in the United States:

“I have been an Airpods pro user for years and I picked these up just to try them out and wow they are better in most every way. The sound quality on these is amazing, the noise cancellation is very good. I really like the smart case that gives you lots of controls right on the case. The only thing for iPhone users they don't interact quite as well as Airpods when it comes to reading you texts and switching them between devices.”

Review 2: ★★★★☆

Reviewed in Japan:

“It's just a flagship, so the sound quality is good, and it's a level where you can use Neucan and external capture sufficiently. However, it's not a crunchy bass system, and if anything, the sound quality is such that the mid to high range is clear, so people who want to listen to Don Shari may be a little different.

However, if you use the official app, you can change the settings quite finely with the equalizer, so you can create your own favorite sound. Anyway, I recommend it to anyone who wants a good pair of wireless earphones.”

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

Review 3: ★★★☆☆

Reviewed in Japan:

“There are individual differences in the evaluation, so it's not bad. I think it's good when it comes tonoise canceling (ANC).

However, the silicon on the earphone piece has a special shape and cannot be changed to the type you are particular about. That's a big point deduction. Regarding sound quality, I honestly expected that JBL would be good, but SONY BOSE is overwhelmingly highly rated. There are many comments that the sound is clear, but the sound quality is faint even when adjusted with an equalizer.”

Review 4: ★★☆☆☆

Reviewed in Mexico:

“I wonder if the shape of my ears is wrong? Whether the earpiece is changed or the angle is changed, no matter what, only the left ear is not correctly recognized. Does it not fit my ear shape, or is it an initial defect... I like this design so much that it's the only one, and it's fine because I can use it normally, but it makes me feel like I've lost a little bit.

Update: There are so many cases where charging doesn't progress. The charger adapter and cable are new and refurbished. There are times when charging progresses, whether wired or wireless, and there are times when it doesn't. If symptoms don't improve after using it for a while longer, I think I'll contact the manufacturer for an initial defect.”

Review 5: ★★★★☆

Reviewed in Japan:

“The SONY,100XM3 battery, which I had been using for a few years, went bad, so I replaced it. I have the impression that everything on the JBL TOUR PRO2 is of high quality. I was wondering if the touch panel on the case side was unnecessary, but if there were, it was surprisingly convenient. In addition to being able to easily change settings at hand, I am attached to the lock screen image because I can set it to something I like. There are many differences from the 100XM3, but what impressed me was that the sound of the wind was not amplified due to noise canceling.”

Review 6: ★★★★☆

Reviewed in Canada:

“Basically, I'm very satisfied, and even though the smart case is so convenient, “is there a screen on the case?” Modern people should understand the convenience and importance of a “small expansion device optimized for necessary operations” just by using the same logic as a “smartphone x smartwatch”.”

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Review 7: ★★★★☆

Reviewed in Japan:

“I've seen people with similar symptoms in reviews, etc., so I think it's better to exchange those that apply. It's perfect if you try a little harder at Neucan and capture external sounds with this. However, I think that is second to none other than AirPods Pro 2 and Bose.

Update: A state where Neucan did not turn on only one ear occurred from the beginning, so when I was concerned and contacted support, it was certified as an initial defect.”

Review 8: ★★★☆☆

Reviewed in Japan:

“[Good point]

Neucan performance is pretty high. I hardly care about the noise on the train. Also, I felt that the external sound capture function was also very good because it had the feeling that the sound blends naturally. The equalizer performance is also quite impressive. The impression is pretty flat when no equalizer is applied, but since each equalizer applies EQ in a nice way, I think it's easy to find the sound you like.

[Bad point]

The connection status is pretty unstable. In my case, I usually connect to my iPhone 13 and use it when commuting, but when it's crowded around Tokyo Station during rush hours, the rate of disconnecting is high. When the connection is broken, the sound is usually heard in only one ear, and after the sound is interrupted once in about 1 to 2 seconds, it can be heard from both ears.

To be honest, listening here is downright stressful, so it was pretty disappointing... It's a display attached to the case, but to be honest, I hardly use it. In my case, in order to play music, I eventually have to open my smartphone, so there's not much point... Also, I can select various functions from the case display, but since I can't reduce the display, that is also a bit difficult to use.”

Review 9: ★★★★★

Reviewed in the United States:

“These JBL Tour Pro 2 earbuds are some of the best ones I have used. Their quality is too notch and the customization are fantastic. Initially the earbuds do appear to be larger but once you have them inserted, they are barely noticeable. The battery life is superb and with the case, you can expect even more play time. Right out of the box, the Tour Pro 2 has some preset audio enhancements and active/ambient noise functions but you really get the most out of them once you download the JBL app and pair your earbuds. With the app, you can create your very own unique user audio enhancements with its guide-through process. Also, once updated, the case can have your very own uploaded background picture. Overall, these JBL Tour Pro 2 are great in every way.”

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Review 10: ★☆☆☆☆

Reviewed in the Japan:

“Even if the generation has progressed this far, even if the screen is attached to the battery case, is it due to something religious that they stubbornly don't assign volume adjustments to operation on the earphone side?”

According to the positive and negative reviews of these earbuds, we are going to see that most of the users approve of them, but there are some users who think that these earbuds can't be adjusted according to the users’ ear shape and its smart touchscreen is not quite going to be useful in daily life because you still have to turn on your phone to connect the earbuds.

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

Therefore, if you need a headphone that you can use while commuting to work or exercising, we recommend you to buy affordable bone conduction headphones instead of the JBL Tour Pro 2 wireless earbuds, and the Wissonly Hi Runner is a recommendable product.

Reasons for Recommendation:

One of the most comprehensively good bone conduction headphones I've experienced. Wissonly team has relatively strong technical strength. They have 10 years of experience in bone conduction product research and development, which is the basis for making good products. Wissonly focuses on the concept of healthy enjoyment of good sound quality. The headphone brand features no harm to the ears, and it is also the first brand to propose the concept of not listening to songs in the ear.

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones have made a lot of improvements in sound quality and anti-sound-leakage. The official claimed that its sound quality has reached the Hi-Fi level. I have measured it and think that the sound quality is indeed good, but that it does not really reach the Hi-Fi sound quality, and that it can only be said it is very close the level.

Such sound quality,in the field of bone conduction headphones,it is good enough that I have not yet encountered a product that can surpass it in sound quality. In order to solve the problem of sound leakage, Wissonly developed fully closed anti-sound-leakage technology. It improved the vibration unit, body design, software optimization and other directions, and finally it reduced the sound leakage effect by 90%.

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones Review: JBL Tour Pro 2 Wireless Earbuds

Wissonly’s completely open-ear design reduces the damage to the eardrum. Its surface is made of silicone soft and skin-friendly material, which is very safe and comfortable to wear. Other configurations are also very good, such as its 32G memory, IPX8 waterproof level, 5.0 Bluetooth connection protocol, 10 hours of ultra-long battery life, etc.. You can go to its official website for these headphones.