JBL Tour One review: Noise cancellation with natural sounds


At Rs 24,999, the JBL Tour One is clearly priced for the very discerning audio users, offering a natural sound profile, versatile features and dependable noise cancellation.

These days it might be a bit awkward for a product to have ‘Tour’ in its name, but interestingly the JBL Tour One came for review just a few days before I set out on my second trip in the past two years. Yes, as the name suggests, the JBL Tour One is clearly a headphone meant for those on the move who love their music and solitude.

The JBL Tour One has a classic design for noise-cancelling headphones with soft earcups that completely wrap around your ears, a headband that is adjustable and arms that can be folded to stow away the set in its case. The headphones have a button on the left to adjust the noise cancelling to Ambient Aware and normal modes. These buttons can all be customised using the My JBL app. There is a voice assistant too and you can use the native one on your device or Alexa. I stuck to using Siri and it worked well.

The earcups are comfortable and don’t warm up when you wear them for long hours, even in the sultry Kerala weather. The entire unit is not very heavy and you don’t feel tired after a long session with the headphones.

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