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JBL Reflect Aware

Noise-canceling sports headphones with Apple® Lightning® cable (Blue)

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Our take on the JBL Reflect Aware

There can be a lot of annoying sounds at the gym — from the constant whirl of the treadmills, to over-the-top grunts from nearby weight benches. Finding a pair of sports headphones that can block out all that racket is rare. The JBL Reflect Aware in-ear headphones use active noise-canceling technology to take out loud distractions, so you can work out in peace.

Stay focused with less outside noise

JBL Reflect Aware sports headphones

The JBL Reflect Aware sports headphones include a Lightning cable for Apple devices (no 3.5 mm miniplug).

There can be a lot of annoying sounds at the gym — from the constant whirl of the treadmills, to over-the-top grunts from nearby weight benches. Finding a pair of sports headphones that can block out all that racket is rare. The JBL Reflect Aware in-ear headphones use active noise-canceling technology to take out loud distractions, so you can work out in peace.

And no bulky battery will slow you down. These headphones draw their power from your iPhone® by connecting to its Apple Lightning port. That's also how they play music, meaning they'll be ready for the iPhone 7.

Adapt to your surroundings

Now of course, there are times you need to be aware of what's going on around you — particularly during outdoor exercise. JBL lets you control the level of noise cancellation via the free My JBL Headphones app, available for download in the App Store. You choose how much external sound the Reflect Aware 'phones let in, helping you stay alert while you bump your tunes. 

Comfortable, reflective, and sweat-proof

JBL's Reflect-series headphones have long been my go-to gift for family members who are into fitness. There are just so many things JBL does right with this line, starting with their highly visible design for safe outdoor activity. They are also sweat-proof, lightweight, and ergonomically designed to stay put.

Plus you get six different sizes of ear tips to ensure you find the right fit. Three of those are JBL's flexible silicone sports 'buds that feel soft and comfortable for your entire workout. They're designed to avoid nerves and pressure points inside the ear that can cause pain or discomfort.

In-line remote controls your music, calls, and much more

On the reflective cable you'll find an Apple-friendly remote and mic. You can use it to control the volume and music, and even adjust the noise-cancellation (when the JBL app is open). If a call comes through, answer it with one click. Or ask Siri® a question without removing your headphones. You gain a little privacy on Facetime too, since everyone around you doesn't have to hear the other side of the conversation.

Product Highlights:

  • sweat-proof, reflective earbuds designed to fit comfortably and securely
  • Lightning listening cable included for audio from an iPhone or iPad
    • please note: these headphones do not have a traditional 3.5mm audio miniplug
  • 14.8mm dynamic driver in each earpiece
  • active noise-canceling circuitry to minimize external noise
    • free My JBL Headphones app for iPhone or iPad® lets you adjust the level of cancellation to match your environment
  • cable also draws power from your device for active noise cancellation
  • three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume
  • Siri-compatible microphone for voice commands and phone calls
  • includes 6 pairs of ear tips to ensure a proper fit
    • 3 pairs of angled, ergonomic ear tips
    • 3 pairs of regular ear tips
  • frequency response: 10-22,000 Hz
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear noise-cancelling headphones (blue) with attached 4' cable and in-line mic/remote (Apple Lightning connector)
  • 3 Pairs of ergonomic sport ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • 3 Pairs of regular ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • Zippered storage pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Attention booklet
  • Warranty card

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JBL Reflect Aware Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Not worth the money

Billy-Bob from Swedesboro, NJ on 1/29/2019

Now to start, I am huge fans of Crutchfield and JBL, as they both sell quality products and are the best when it comes to customer service. To start these earbuds have a nice smooth cable, but will become bent, as it is a harder plastic/rubber material. The earpieces are a strangely large and so not fit my ear, but it may fit others. These earbuds stick out of my ear about half an inch. They are also quite heavy, which did not help them stay in. I found myself readjusting about every 3 minutes. The remote is too large. I bought these for the gym/leisure, and I decided to return them. The noise cancelling feature is basically useless, as it gives off a noticeable static while songs aren't being played and worsens the sound quality while playing music. The app these earbuds are used with has a decent equalizer, but I found the one on Spotify to be more effective and easier to use. I am extremely particular when it comes to sound quality and I have purchased many different earbuds/headphones and have an aftermarket systems in my car. The overall sound quality is not very clear, but very vast. They also are not loud at all. You would be wayyyy better off purchasing apple earpods, as they are cheaper, have more clarity, and are much more comfortable to use/wear.

Pros: Has clear low hitting bass, comes with a cool pouch? Not much better than a $20 pair from anywhere else


1-Star Product, 5-Star Customer Service

Walther from Newport News, VA on 8/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was looking for noise-canceling headphones that I could take to the gym. These seemed to fit the bill. Purchased these mainly because they were JBL, and the JBL speakers in my car rock, so why not? Pros. These have the look of very solid headphones. They just feel really substantial. Initial sound quality is good. I like how it comes with an app to control the noise cancelling. Cons. First off, they were uncomfortable. Even the smallest earpiece left my ears feeling very sore. Second, the noise cancelling feature was ineffective, and actually had the effect of worsening the sound. I listened to an entire album near other noises around the house like the TV, kitchen fan, etc. and noticed ZERO difference in ambient noise with the noise-canceling turned on or off. When the music's playing, all the ambient noise is drowned out, but any rubber-tip in-ear headphone should be able to pull that off. But during the quiet parts of a song, or between songs, I could hear all the background noise pretty clearly. Think how much noise would creep in for podcasts or audiobooks! When the noise-canceling was on, the headphones emitted a high-pitch whine that almost sounded like interference. Now, I understand how noise cancelling works, but it's not supposed to be THAT noticeable, and the noise very quickly gave me a headache. I had to stop listening after about an hour. Crutchfield is awesome and gave me a paid return label after a 30-second phone call. Next

Pros: Nice style, substantial design and materials. The cord is just the right length, and it came with plenty of different ear pieces

Cons: "Noise cancelling" was ineffective, and sets off a buzzing whine that gave me a headache. Earpieces were very uncomfortable.

Crutchfield response on 8/30/2017 Walther contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

Sound Good.

Colin from Pueblo, CO on 7/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit is pretty tight for my ear which makes them a bad fit for most kids and become uncomfortable after about twenty minutes of use. A audible high pitch sound develops at whatever frequency it is and can be very annoying, though I believe its origins may be the application software on the phone.

Pros: Strong on sound quality

Cons: Too large for ears (with the smallest pieces installed). Application audible noise cancellation interference.

Crutchfield response on 7/10/2017 Colin, we're sorry you're disappointed with your headphones. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Great headphones

Theoharis from Canton,Ohio on 10/14/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It beats BOSE by a mile It's a great headphone to use at the gym.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: I wish they had a longer cable


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector Yes
Android Control No
Frequency Response 10-22k Hz
Sensitivity N/A dB
Impedance N/A
Weight 1 ounces
Cord Length 48"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The JBL Reflect Aware in-ear sport headphones feature Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive Noise Control. These technologies allows you to totally shut out the outside world while you work out, or let it in. It is equipped with a 4' tangle-resistant reflective cable with an Apple Lightning Connector. The headphones come with 6 pairs of ear tips, and a zippered storage pouch.

Drivers/Ear Tips: The headphones have 14.8mm Dynamic drivers with a wide frequency response (10Hz-22kHz). The package includes three pairs (large, medium, and small) of regular ear tips for normal headphone listening. When you're ready to workout, the supplied Freebit ergonomic ear tips can be installed behind the regular ear tips. The ergonomic ear tips include a "wing" that tucks behind the folds of your outer ear to hold them in place during rigorous activity. The ergonomic ear tips also come in 3 sizes (large, medium, and small).

Lightning Connector: The Reflect Aware headphones have a 4' long reflective cable, terminated into an Apple Lightning Connector. Because the Lightning connector provides power and digital audio directly to the headphones, no separate bulky battery box is required. The headphones are only compatible with Lightning connector-equipped Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) running iOS 9 and above.

In-line Controls: The headphones have an in-line microphone/remote for controlling your phone calls, music, and Active Noise Cancellation/Adaptive Noise Control. Controls include Volume Up, Volume Down, Siri, Answer Call, End/Reject Call, Play/pause, Skip forward, Skip backward, Fast forward, Fast reverse, ANC On/Off, and Ambient Aware (Low, Medium, High, and Off). The in-line remote is 2-1/4" long and 7/16" wide.

My JBL Headphones App: The JBL Reflect Aware in-ear sport headphone experience can be enhanced through the use of the My JBL Headphones app. The app offers control for the headphones' Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient Awareness settings. You can turn ANC on or off, and control how much ambient noise to let in (Low, Medium, High, or Off) to balance your awareness of your surroundings. In addition, there are three EQ presets, and a custom EQ setting. The My JBL Headphones app is available from the iTunes App Store, and requires iOS 9.0 and above.

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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

The JBL Reflect Aware headphones let you dial in just enough ambient noise to keep you aware of your surroundings, while still reducing the din of the world around you.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

yes [ Stanislav  Jan 05, 2018 ]
iphone compatibility [ Nick  Sep 30, 2017 ]
Work with iPhone 7 [ Joseph  Sep 21, 2016 ]
I wanted new headphones for my iPhone 7 [ Stephen  Sep 09, 2016 ]
Noise Canceling without the bulky cord box to power it. Lightning as well for hopefully better sound. [ Seth  Sep 07, 2016 ]
Noise cancellation powered by iPhone instead of a separate battery. Such a nice innovation. [ Philip  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Quality manufacturer; Apple lightning connector; voice and noise cancelling feature; good price; nice color. [ Michael  Jan 08, 2018 ]
Skeptical about ANC earbuds so purchased the less expensive pair. [ Justin  Aug 01, 2017 ]
article in Wall Street Journal about the advance to digital headphone technology, forced on us by the loss of "headphone jack" in the iPhone 7 [ J  Oct 28, 2016 ]