JBL introduces not one, not two, but three new sets of true wireless earbuds

JBL announces new ANC earbuds, new fitness earbuds and new ultra-affordable earbuds to fit every kind of ear

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If you're looking for the best true wireless earbuds, the choice just got a whole lot harder: JBL has announced several new sets of true wireless earbuds including models with noise cancelling, models designed for fitness and models designed to deliver great sound for a low price.

The JBL Tune series now encompasses three different models, all of which have active noise cancellation. There's the Tune Buds, which have a familiar earbud design and 10mm drivers inside; the Tune Beam, which look more like Apple's AirPods Pro 2 and contain 6mm drivers; and Tune Flex, which resemble normal AirPods and have 12mm drivers.

According to JBL, the Buds and Beam models deliver 36 hours of total listening time: 12 hours as standard with another 24 via the charging case. The Tune Flex delivers eight hours, rising to 24 with the case. Colours are white, black or blue and the RRP is $100 with a June launch date; UK pricing and availability should be similar.

Entry-level earbuds and fitness models too

In addition to the Tune range, JBL has another three-model range called the Vibe series, which will go on sale in February. These are JBL's affordable, ANC-free models and come in the same range of designs: standard earbuds with 8mm drivers for the Vibe Buds; AirPods Pro-esque design and 8mm drivers for the Vibe Beam; and standard AirPods-style design and 12mm drivers for the Vibe Beam. 

All three models are IP54 rated for water and dust resistance and should be good for a solid eight hours plus another 24 from the charging case. The Vibe Flex will be $70, with the Vibe Buds and Vibe Beam coming in at $50.

Last but not least there's a new set of fitness earbuds, the JBL Endurance Peak 3. Launching next month for $100, the Peak 3 have ear hooks to keep them from falling out and promise IP68 water resistance and a total of 40 hours playback: 10 from a single charge and another 30 via the case. You can have any colour you like as long as it's black or white. 

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (havrmusic.com).