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JBL reveals Live 3 Earbuds, Soundgear Sense, and Tune 310C at CES 2024

A trio of audio solutions tailored for every ear.
By
January 8, 2024
TL;DR
  • JBL is introducing its latest Live 3 earbud series, available in three different wearing styles – Buds, Beam, and Flex.
  • The Live 3 series will be available in Summer 2024 and expands JBL’s Smart Charging Case technology, featuring a 1.45-inch LED touch display.
  • The new JBL Soundgear Sense open-ear earbuds and JBL Tune 310C in-ear USB-C headphones were also announced and will be available in March 2024.

JBL has introduced its Live 3 earbud series at CES 2024, alongside Soundgear Sense open-ear earbuds and Tune 310C in-ear USB-C headphones.

JBL Live 3 series

The Live 3 earbuds feature the Smart Charging Case technology previously seen in the JBL Tour Pro 2 and come in three styles: Buds, Beam, and Flex, aiming to cater to different user preferences for fit and comfort.

The Smart Charging Case allows users to interact with their earbuds via a 1.45-inch LED touch display, such as to adjust volume and toggle ANC. However, you may still want to use your mobile phone to perform the Ear Canal Test in the JBL Headphones app to ensure a more personalized listening experience.

All three models support Hi-Res Audio and feature JBL Signature Sound. Following an OTA update at a later stage, the earbuds will use Bluetooth 5.3 for multipoint connectivity, promising stable connections and extended battery life. Each will be available in Black and Silver and have an IP55 dust and water resistance rating.

Headphone Design
Option
SpecsBattery Life
JBL Live Buds 3
Headphone Design
Option
Bud-style headphones
with an ergonomic fit
Specs
● Smart charging case
● 10mm dynamic driver
● True Adaptive Noise
Cancelling with custom
controls
● BT 5.3 with LE Audio*
● High-res audio wireless with
LDAC
● JBL Spatial Sound
● 6 mics for perfect calls and
customized call experience
● IP55 certified waterproof
● Personi-Fi 3.0
● Multipoint connection
● Wireless charging
Battery Life
Up to 40 hours total
playtime
10+30H play time
(ANC off) with speed
charge (10min=4h)
via Type-C
JBL Live Beam 3
Headphone Design
Option
Closed type stick
headphones with an
ergonomic fit
Specs
Smart charging case
● 10mm dynamic driver
● True Adaptive Noise
Cancelling with custom
controls
● BT 5.3 with LE Audio*
● High-res audio wireless with
LDAC
● JBL Spatial Sound
● 6 mics for perfect calls and
customized call experience
● IP55 certified waterproof
● Personi-Fi 3.0
● Multipoint connection
● Wireless charging
Battery Life
Up to 48 hours total
playtime
12+36H play time
(ANC off) with speed
charge (10min=4h)
via Type-C
JBL Live Flex 3
Headphone Design
Option
Open type stick
headphones with an
ergonomic fit
Specs
● Smart charging case
● 12mm dynamic driver
● True Adaptive Noise
Canceling with custom
controls
● BT 5.3 with LE Audio*
● High-res audio wireless with
LDAC
● JBL Spatial Sound
● 6 mics for perfect calls and
customized call experience
● IP54 certified waterproof
● Personi-Fi 3.0
● Wireless charging
● Multi-point connection
Battery Life
Up to 50 hours total
playtime
10+40H play time
(ANC off) with speed
charge (10min=4h)
via Type-C

JBL Soundgear Sense

The Soundgear Sense aims to up the ante for open-ear audio. Equipped with 16.2mm drivers, they promise strong bass and have flexible ear hooks with JBL’s OpenSound Technology that uses air conduction to minimize sound leakage.

They have a purported 24 hours of playtime, quick charging capabilities, and touch control with personalized EQ settings through the JBL Headphones app. They are priced at $149.95 and feature an IP54 rating for durability, multipoint connectivity, and a detachable neckband.

JBL Tune 310C

The Tune 310C, available at $24.95, caters to wired audio enthusiasts with the convenience of a USB-C connection. These in-ear headphones are designed to deliver JBL’s Pure Bass sound and feature a 3-button remote, built-in microphone, and EQ presets.

By introducing products across different styles and price points, JBL aims to meet the varied needs of its consumer base.