In-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones (Red)
Our take on the JBL E25BT by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Rugged-feeling wireless earbuds with “surprising” sound
My take on the JBL E25BT wireless in-ear headphones? They punch WAY out of their price range. The build quality is particularly impressive. They are not waterproof, but they sport a strong, cloth-reinforced cable that rests comfortably behind your neck. And they offer a surprisingly clear and balanced sound.
Reliable signal and simple pairing process
I try out a lot of Bluetooth headphones and you'd be surprised how complicated some manufacturers make it to wirelessly pair up your phone. JBL makes it simple. As soon as I activated Bluetooth on my Galaxy S7 phone, it recognized the earbuds right away.
Whether my phone was in my pocket or on a counter across the room, the wireless signal was strong with no audio dropout. Later, when I fired up my tablet to watch west coast hockey highlights from the night before, the pairing process was just as effortless. You can jump back and forth from different Bluetooth devices without a problem.
Deeper and more detailed than I expected
Headphones at any price can struggle with Jay-Z's “Song Cry.” The female vocals and shimmering sample of Bobby Glen's “Sounds like a Love Song” juxtaposed with deep bass and boom bap drums end up sounding messy or muddy.
Through the E25BTs, the song's low end sounded full and on-point, while the upper mids and highs were well-defined and satisfying. While certainly not “audiophile,” I'd say these earbuds sound way better than “adequate” – this is max value for the price.
Hands-free, wireless calling
JBL also makes it easy to make and take phone calls wirelessly. There's a mic built in and a three-button remote on the cable. Use the remote to answer calls, skip songs, and play and pause music.
- 8.6mm dynamic driver in each earpiece
- Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
- cloth-covered, wrap-around cord
- three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with a smartphone or portable music player
- built-in microphone for making calls with a smartphone
- built-in rechargeable battery offers 8 hours of listening (USB charging cable included)
- includes 3 pairs of soft silicone ear tips to ensure a proper fit
- includes neck clip for securing cord in place while you move
- carrying pouch
- impedance: 16 ohms
- frequency response: 20-22,000 Hz
- weight: 0.6 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones (red) with 21" connecting cable and in-line remote/mic
- 3 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
- Clothing clip
- 8" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Storage pouch
- Quick Start Guide
- FCC and IC statement
- Warning document
- Warranty Card
Delivered on time; great sound quality. Set up was easy.
Ken, Newbury Park, CA
JBL E25BT Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The JBL E25BT in-ear wireless headphones let you enjoy your music without being tethered to your audio source. With Bluetooth 4.1, you can seamlessly switch between your music and phone calls, even on separate devices. The lightweight E25BT weighs in at half an ounce so you barely know they're there. The E25BT has a 21" connecting cable with a universal in-line 3-button remote, and comes with a USB charging cable, and a storage pouch with a spring-loaded closure.
Drivers and Cable: The headphones are equipped with premium 8.6mm drivers to deliver full-range JBL Signature sound. The connecting cable has a 3-button remote and a compartment for its built-in battery. The included neck clip snaps onto the battery compartment, and allows you to attach the cable to your shirt collar to keep it secure.
Compatibility: The in-line 3-button universal remote and microphone is compatible with most smartphone, including Apple iOS and Android devices. The outer buttons control volume up and volume down, as well as next track (skip forward) and previous track (skip backward). The center button controls play/pause and answer/end call.
Battery: The E25BT is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery located in the center of the connecting cable. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours with the included USB charging cable. A fully charged battery provides up to 8 hours of continuous playback.
Ear Tips: The JBL E25BT in-ear wireless headphones include three pairs (Small, Medium, Large) of ergonomic silicone ear tips to give you a perfect fit. The ear bud nozzle is angled to fit comfortably in your ears.
- Dynamic Drivers: 8.6mm
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Impedance: 16Ω
- Dimensions: Ear Bud: Diameter 0.453" Depth 1"
- Weight: 0.5 ounce
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Why did you buy this?
Reasonably priced, good reviews. [ Lawrence May 26, 2018 ]
I read the reviews and liked what I saw. I have other JBL products that perform well and expect these headphones to be no exception. [ Joseph May 21, 2018 ]
Price and positive reviews. [ Thomas Feb 06, 2018 ]
I wanted some decent low price wireless headphones to work it with [ BENJAMIN Dec 24, 2017 ]
I like the brand..and wanted wire less...the quality is good.. [ Gary Dec 20, 2017 ]
The four star rating. [ LESTER Nov 30, 2017 ]
Seemed like a good choice after reading reviews. For working out and at work [ NELSON Nov 02, 2017 ]
I was looking for a good pair of wireless headphones that would be not so costly and JBL is a great brand...as I own a bluetooth speaker from JBL too. Reviews made by other buyers also prompted me to purchase the product. [ DARSHANI Sep 25, 2017 ]
recommended as a good value [ kenneth Sep 03, 2017 ]
JBL Brand & reviews [ RICHARD Aug 13, 2017 ]
seemed like a good deal [ MARIA C Aug 11, 2017 ]
Good value as a gift. [ Jonathan Jun 25, 2017 ]
The style of which the ear plugs are made. I love the fact that I don't have to deal with visible wire that tends to get in the way if and when I'm doing physical work. [ Ingrid May 30, 2017 ]
It looks nice and i have a great feeling of it working best [ Tee May 21, 2017 ]
good reviews [ Humberto Aug 05, 2018 ]
Great reviews! 4.5 Stars. [ PAUL May 07, 2018 ]
This is my second set of wireless JBL headphones that I have bought from Crutchfield. My wife wanted these to pair with our recently purchased Sony Bluetoothed DVD player that we have in our bedroom. She wanted a pair that she could watch TV at night without having the TV too loud. Crutchfield always has great products at good prices and the lifetime tech support is priceless. [ Thomas Feb 23, 2018 ]
To use with my Fitbit watch [ David Feb 10, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Raymond Paul Nov 28, 2017 ]
Price, Ratings, specifications, color [ Eric Stewart Nov 27, 2017 ]
Gift. Great color, great brand, great price. [ Adam Nov 26, 2017 ]
Great price on quality JBL ear buds! Christmas present for teen boy, who has a horrible track record on ear buds and headphones... [ EVELYN Nov 19, 2017 ]
Best bang for my buck. [ Noah Oct 22, 2017 ]
fits my needs [ bob Aug 29, 2017 ]
looking for a good pair of cheap wireless ear buds [ David Aug 01, 2017 ]
Great Brand [ Vernon Jun 13, 2017 ]
Name "JBL" [ Thomas Dec 07, 2017 ]
Good value as a gift. [ Jonathan Jun 25, 2017 ]
Love JBL products. I have JBL speakers in my truck and have a JBL blue tooth speaker that I bought from Cruchfield and love it. [ DOUGLAS Apr 19, 2017 ]
1 question already asked
I don't know [ HOWARD Jul 30, 2018 ]
I think so. have only used the headphones at the gym and they work and sound great. [ Donald Jul 23, 2018 ]