JBL makes a lot of bass-oriented headphones, and the JBL Tune 510BT is another option for bass-heads. This wireless headset has JBL’s signature sound, Bluetooth multipoint, built-in microphone and voice assistant integration all for under $50. However, with everything this headset brings to the table, it falls short in the comfort department.
JBL claims the battery will last 40 hours, and our tests showed that to be very accurate: the Tune 510BT lasted 40 hours 43 minutes at a constant output of real music peaking at 75 dB (SPL). The headset’s battery life is one of its best qualities. It also supports fast charging, with a five-minute charge extending battery life to two hours.The JBL Tune 510BT is charged using the USB-C cable included in the headphone packaging.
The JBL Tune 510BT Wireless are low-cost wireless on-ear headphones. They add an extra kick and brightness to some tracks and have a slightly V-shaped sound profile, which should be enough for several days of continuous use, supplying over 38 hours of playback time on a single charge. Unfortunately, they do a poor job of blocking out background noise, feel cheaply built and don’t have any sound customisation features.
The JBL Tune 510BT is an acceptable option for commuting and travelling. They do a poor job of blocking out background noise, especially the low rumble of bus engines and the chatter of other commuters. They are also not particularly comfortable or robustly built. Nevertheless, the 38+ hour battery life is more than enough for a long overnight journey.
As usual with JBL headphones, the 510BT offers its signature “pure bass” sound, with up to 40 hours of battery life on a two-hour charge, and a five-minute quick charge can also give you two hours of listening time. There is also a built-in microphone in the earcups to control voice, calls and voice assistants. High frequencies provide a light brilliance that doesn’t go overboard and offers superb sound, while the 510 can bring out the sparkle from processed, modern and hi-fi songs, and retain the soft, subtle textures from more subdued, organic songs.