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Shoppers are comparing these JBL headphones to Beats — and they're only $25

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From budget models to high-end, JBL offers over-the-ear headphones that fit everyone's needs. (Photo: Amazon)

At the risk of stating the obvious, JBL is one of the most well-known brands in audio, and for good reason. The company’s speakers and audio accessories typically have thousands of five-star ratings on Amazon. JBL's over-ear cans are especially popular and Amazon has several models on sale for 50% off for Black Friday. Can you say "win at gift giving this year"?

Yeah, these are the perfect gift for any audiophile — or lover of podcasts, gaming, even e-books. Treat friends or family to a pair and you'll be a holiday hero for sure! Here are a few of our faves to check off your holiday gifting list.

Great sound for a great price

JBL

JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones

$25$50Save $25
Amazon's No. 1 bestsellers are the perfect melding of budget-friendly and brawny. A two-hour charge-up can yield up to 40 hours of play time, while Bluetooth 5 technology keeps you engaged no matter what the conditions.
$25 at Amazon

On-ear headphones typically offer a more immersive audio experience than earbuds, plus some users find them a lot more comfortable. Well, JBL's Tune 510BT are better than most. How? Let us count the ways. They offer the brand's signature Pure Bass sound and have wireless Bluetooth 5.0 streaming. Then there's their workhorse of a battery, which will give you up to 40 hours of listening time on a single charge. How about some voice assistance? Just press the button on the ear cup and get Siri or Google on the job.

“These are very good headphones, and I don't just mean based on the price,” said one shopper. “These are all-around great headphones! I had Beats for four years that just fell apart. Searched on a budget and decided on these, and I don't feel like I am sacrificing at all. Very comfortable. Not tight on my head at all. I travel on airplanes twice a month, so I wear these for hours on end. No earache or head pressure. I also like that the controls aren't directly on the side, so when I doze on a plane the volume doesn't get adjusted or pause is hit.... Sound is crisp, bass is bumping, volume is perfect — no complaints!”

The total package

JBL

JBL Tune 760NC Foldable Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

$65$130Save $65
It's not just, um, all about that bass here...though, yeah, it'll blow your mind. These cans can also pump out tunes for 35 hours on a single charge. Add hand-free calling and voice control, and you're looking at the total package.
$65 at Amazon

Know what? When it comes to the 760NCs, the following testimonial is more convincing than any sales pitch of ours....

"I have two young kids and needed some noise-cancelling headphones when I started working from home. I didn't want to spend $350 for Sony or Bose, so I took a chance on these ones, and I'm super glad I did," said this mother-knows-best. "I also recently took a flight and put the noise cancelling to the test, and I ended up falling asleep on the plane because it worked so well — haha. I've never done that before. You can stop comparing headphones because these ones are perfect!"

High performance on a budget

JBL

JBL Tune 500 Wired On-Ear Headphones

$15$30Save $15
If you like your sound wired, you won't do better at this price point than these Pure Bass–powered Tune 500s. On sale in black and blue.
$15 at Amazon

If you'd like a more budget-friend alternative and don’t mind using wired 'phones, then the Tune 500s are a decent option. They're only $25 but punch well above their weight when it comes to offering up clear sound with pure, deep bass. Some other perks: They're lightweight, foldable and come in four different colors. If there's a more impressive testimonial than this one, we haven't see it: "Love these. They're better than my last pair, which were Sony... They have better sound than my Beats earbuds as well!"

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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