JBL Tune 120TWS Review – Premium True Wireless audio with out breaking the financial institution

JBL not too long ago presented a brand new True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones; the Tune 120 TWS. With an astounding 16 hours of battery and a stupendous SRP of PHP 5,999.
JBL Tune 120TWS Review - Premium True Wireless audio without breaking the bank
JBL Tune 120TWS
So, how does it fare? Here’s our evaluation!

The packaging of the Tune 120TWS is just about the norm packaging of JBL. A white and gray coloured field with the definition prints at the entrance and a show slot on the again so to see the earphones.

Inside you’re going to discover a small charging cable in JBL orange colour, a handy guide a rough get started information and a guaranty booklet, a black charging case, and 2 ear nodes, and rubber node replacements. There aren’t any wall outlet chargers equipped.

Build Quality/Design

The charging case
The charging case

The construct of the ear nodes and the charging case are made from plastic coated in black paint. The constructed of the ear nodes and the charging case feels strong and just a little at the heavy aspect in comparison to different true wi-fi ones I’ve attempted sooner than.

The charging case has a hinge swivel most sensible quilt the closes on most sensible of the LED mild signs which I imagine can be a drawback ultimately. The fairly matte plastic end is just a little liable to scratches and the entire thing is sort of the scale of a bar of cleaning soap which I imagine is attributed to the battery side.

Below you discover a coated micro USB charging socket. Inside, you’re going to to find the dock for the left and proper earpieces.

Take be aware that they can’t be interchanged because of the magnetic charging panels. The ear-nodes, as I’ve discussed, have somewhat weight to it.
The rubberized button interfaces which might be discovered on each nodes are simply felt and identifiable. It has a glossier and graceful glance in comparison to the charging case.

There are left and proper signs discovered on every node. The orientation is straightforward to bear in mind additionally on account of the charging case magnet setup I discussed previous.

The magnets additionally lend a hand in the situation you pocket your earbuds at once, the magnetize and stick to one another so that you’re now not going to omit the rest.


Comfy to use
Comfy to make use of

The rubber nodes may also be changed with different measurement choices that include the packaging. Given that the have compatibility may also be adjusted accordingly. As I mentioned, there may be some weight to them however it might be a trouble. The total have compatibility is astounding.

Noise cancellation is excellent however now not outstanding. It is an in-ear observe so noise-canceling is predicted.


The Tune 120TWS promised 4 hours of listening time sooner than you want to price it which they keep true. The charging case can be utilized to price the nodes 3 to 4 occasions which provides as much as an addition 12 hours. Using 50 to 70 % of the quantity assists in keeping the stats at the mark.

The charging time for every node is inside an hour from 0 to 100. The case’s charging time is 2 hours from depletion to complete. Both measures are if truth be told excellent values. The LED signs each at the buds and the case supply caution signals when the batteries are low.


Bluetooth pairing for the Tune 120TWS is slightly simple. You simply want to take away the nodes from the charging case and do a Bluetooth pair to JBL TUNE120TWS.

Once paired to any software, the succeeding connections are as simple and seamless as simply casting off them from the case.

Surprisingly the software nonetheless pairs on Bluetooth 4.2 which is an previous model in comparison to different TWS within the marketplace these days. Given that, I infrequently encountered drops or fluctuations in indicators.

The Tune 120 TWS is appropriate with laptops, Bluetooth tune avid gamers and the ol’ at hand telephone. In phrases of playback controls, the left node covers the ahead and subsequent instructions whilst the proper one does the forestall/play and the corresponding name settle for and drop purposes. Holding it down for 3 seconds whilst at the name mutes the mic as smartly. Both nodes have energy on/off purposes as smartly.

I if truth be told like the choice they took of the use of rubberized buttons as a substitute of touchpads. Given that is supposed for use in energetic eventualities, the touchpads is also too delicate to mud and sweat leading to it being both too delicate or the shortage thereof.


Good audio as advertised
Good audio as marketed

The audio revel in with the Tune 120TWS is as marketed. As for my revel in with it, it’s been not anything wanting superb. It must be famous that the buds run on 5.8mm dynamic drivers. Unfortunately, this doesn’t be offering an app that permits you to keep watch over the EQ of the software. So mainly, the sound you get… is the one you get.

However, the features of this headset some distance from disappointing. Given the associated fee, the Tune 120 TWS plays wonders with minimum setbacks.

The software delivers just a little of underhanded low bass reaction. The grippy and heat contact of it even though may also be nonetheless be preferred via pop and hip-hip music lovers. Rock and Funk fans would additionally admire the similar the software gives because the bass isn’t overpowering and the remaining are very fluid.

The low bass will not be ear thumping that other folks would possibly desire but it surely doesn’t imply it takes away from what this software gives.

The Tune 120 TWS plays wonders with minimum setbacks

The mids are wealthy and crisp. Somewhat missing at the frame and vastness which a large number of the ones loving the ballad hooks. Surprisingly there aren’t any noise and distortion that I discovered noticeable on this side. The instrumentation sounds excellent. The separations are noticeable and transparent.

However, the vocal difference and its separation from supporting notes are certainly the extra spot-lit side of the mids.

The highs are nice. It reveals that comfortable level the place it’s not that brilliant and now not that peaky both. The highs supply sufficient to be preferred with out overdoing it. And at the turn aspect, the ones with sensitivity to top frequencies will to find this sound signature forgiving at the ears.

In phrases of soundstage, it kind of feels to be somewhat compact. There are definitions of the measurement in phrases of top and width even though. The degree is slim however nonetheless supplies nice intensity. And that’s about all you can be expecting from wi-fi pair of earphones at this worth level.

The mic used to be moderate. Of route, as with different true wi-fi node headsets, it will get some environmental noise and typically, you might be getting probably the most Bluetooth fuzz and muffled sounds. Though via a recording check, I used to be in a position to listen to obviously each phrase I spoke.

Pros – Close to lag-free connectivity, rapid reconnection pace, superb audio high quality for the associated fee vary rubberized button setup, very good noise-canceling and have compatibility, superb battery lifestyles.

Cons – Exposed hinge for the duvet may get free ultimately, charging case is just a little cumbersome

JBL Tune 120TWS Specs

Driver: 5.8mm dynamic
Frequency reaction: 20Hz to 20KHz
Impedance: 15mW
Sensitivity: 96dB
Microphone: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5, HFP 1.6
Battery: 12 hours (case), 85mAh 4 hours (consistent with earpiece)
Weight: 73 g
Price: PHP 5,999


JBL equipped a definitive selection for the ones searching for the strong in-ear true wi-fi buds on a slightly slender finances, JBL Tune 120TWS.

At the PHP 5,999 worth vary, the Tune 120TWS blows out the vast majority of the contest and it’s no marvel if it’ll win a large number of awards this yr.

For us, this may be a fantastic purchase for any individual searching for that true wi-fi health club and shuttle better half.