JBL Tune 125 TWS Features:
- Type: fully wireless in-ear
- Type: dynamic
- Diaphragm diameter: 5.8 mm
- Frequency Response Range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 96dB
- Resistance: 14 ohm
- Bluetooth support: 5.0
- Profile support: HFP (Hands-free), A2DP, AVRCP
- Earphone battery: 85mAh
- Case battery: 850 mAh
- Working time on a single charge: up to 4 hours
- Working time with charges from the case: up to 32 hours
- Charging time: 2 h
- Case charging connector: USB-C
- Indication: LED
- Weight (headphones + case): 73 g
- Price: ₱5,999
- Charging case
- 2 pairs of ear pads
- Charging cable (USB-C)
The JBL Tune 125 TWS is available in several colours – white, black, pink, and blue. We were lucky enough to have received a black version of the product for testing. The case itself is made of plastic and has a matte coating which is pretty much an oil magnet as you would see in later photos. The design is very simple and despite its size, the case is comfortable and ergonomic which makes it easy to carry in the pocket.
Comfort and Control
The case is quite heavy but given that the battery capacity is at 850mAh, I think it would be understandable. Moving over to the earbuds, despite the size, the JBL Tune 125 TWS fits easily and comfortably in the ears. It does not leave the ear weary after prolonged use and am able to sit and binge-watching movies while having them on without feeling any discomfort. Though on the other hand, if you’d be running or jogging with them, they tend to fall off.
The only reason it stays in the ear if you’re not moving around is thanks to the ear cushions. Despite having multiple buds that came along with it, we just couldn’t find the best fit.
In terms of control, each earbud has a placement of a large button underneath the JBL logo. The left earpiece designates one press for the next track and two presses for the previous. While on the right, one press plays or pauses multimedia or can also be used to accept or end calls. Holding it for about 2 seconds activates the voice assistant or mutes the microphone while in a call.
The JBL Tune 125 TWS connects through a Bluetooth 5.0 receiver. The working radius is around 10 meters and automatically connects to any device as soon as you flip the lid of the case open. It is easy to connect and we’ve had no issues since. Another way to go about it is through Google’s fast pair which is available for all Android 6.0 and higher.
JBL Tune 125 Microphone and Battery Life
The performance of the JBL Tune 125’s microphone isn’t the best one out there. It can be heard quite well, but tend to have that sensation of hearing the entire background and wouldn’t do well in particularly noisy areas.
The battery life is quite impressive though. It lasts up to 8 hours on a single charge and can go up to 32 hours with the additional charges from the case.
Despite coming out for only $60, for some reason, it is double the price here in the Philippine market released at ₱5,999. The price tag is quite high, but the quality can definitely make up for it in terms of sound quality. The mic can definitely use a lot of improvement. All-in-all with the design in mind, we feel as though the price tag is a tad bit too high and JBL can definitely do better in that segment.