While testing headphones for around 3000 Rs, the JBL Tune 510BT impressed us. There are many reasons for it, that we will share in this detailed article. We’ve been using it for over a month now and this JBL Tune 510BT Review is all you need.
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In this JBL Tune 510BT Review, you will get to know the Pros and Cons, Built Quality, Looks, Comfort, Grip, Features, Audio Quality, Call Quality, Battery Backup, and finally our verdict on whether you should buy it or not!
With that said, let’s begin the review with the Pros and Cons.
JBL Tune 510BT Pros and Cons
Built Quality (9/10)
The biggest difference you will notice after upgrading from 1500 Rs headphones to 3,000 Rs is in terms of built quality. It will be evident the moment you will pick it up for the first time. It will feel lighter and softer operations like earcups folding inwards or outwards or tilting them.
The second difference will be on the headband adjustment as well. Here, the headband expands and contracts softly you don’t need to apply a lot of force. The mechanism makes a ticking noise when adjusting between the levels.
Many budget headphones require more force when you try to adjust them while wearing. But not on JBL TUne 510BT. It’s very convenient to operate.
As far as foldability goes, you can do that very easily. Not only the ear cups can fold inside, but you can also swivel the cups inside and keep them flat on the table or a bag pack. The folding mechanism is also good quality and there are no rattles or weaknesses to talk about.
I’ve personally kept it in my backpack and tossed it around a few times and the headphone seems durable. Rest, time will tell, but this 1 month with it, gives us confidence it will handle well.
So for built quality, JBL Tune 510BT gets 9/10.
If you are a fan of matte color schemes then you will love these! There are no glossy panels other than the JBL logo on both earcups. To add more minimalist looks, there’s no JBL branding on the headband itself. It’s distinctively a JBL but people have to look around!
Adding more to the looks, the old-school design is very neatly done. The matte ear cups with a circular side design remind us of the legendary T250si (Review).
Finding on-ear headphones that are comfortable to wear is quite rare. Thankfully, JBL Tune 510BT is on the list! You can wear these headphones for long hours. We’ve tested it for over 4 hours and it did not cause any pain or discomfort. I am a medium-built guy who wears spectacles as well. So you will certainly be fine with it.
The padding on the earcups and the underneath of the headband are quite soft and provide better comfort. Also, the earcup offers cloth fabric or protein lather which feels very soft on the ears. This material helps in reducing audio leaks to some extent. More about it in the audio section below!
Note: On-ear headphones do feel a little tight in the beginning but with use, they soften up and become more flexible. Don’t get dishearted if you feel tightness. Use it for short intervals and it will loosen up.
So for comfort, JBL Tune 510BT gets a 9/10.
Usually, on-ear headphones are ideal for workouts due to their high claiming force. if you don’t know claiming force is the overall strength or grip on the headphones on your head more precisely your skull; The more the clamping force the stronger the grip will be and vice versa.
We’ve experienced two headphones that break this hypothesis! One is BoAt Rockerz 450 (Review) and the second one is JBL Tune 510BT itself. You can wear these for basic workouts like treadmills, jogging, or cycling. You will not have any discomfort or need to re-adjust.
But with sweat, these do try to lose grip. So if you deal with sweat then you can check out Infinity headphones they generally are best for workouts. But nowadays, their availability is an issue. Otherwise, no complaints as such.
So for grip, JBL Tune 510BT gets an 8/10.
1: Dual Bluetooth Connectivity: JBL Tune 510BT offers dual Bluetooth which will help you connect two of your devices so that you can switch between chill mode and work mode! Here’s how to connect 2 devices with JBL Tune 510BT.
2: Lightweight compact and portable: The beauty of JBL Tune 510BT is its size and weight (160 Grams). You can wear these outdoors as well as indoors without any discomfort or movement hindrance. I have worn it for 5 hours straight and it was perfect! Keeping portability in mind, the headphone offers foldability as well as tiltablity.
3: Dedicated voice assistant button: Not many headphones offer a physical button for active voice assistant. if this is going to be your first headphone with it, then trust me your experience will be amazing. With just a touch of a button, you can ask Siri or Google Assitant to set up your meetings, weather updates and so much more.
4: Up to 40 hours of battery backup & Quick Charge: The main highlight of JBL Tune 510BT is the battery. You can go on for weeks! On top of it, if you are running low on battery, just charge it for 5 minutes and experience a charge of about 2 hours! More about it in the battery section below.
How to Pair Two Devices to JBL Tune 510BT?
Many headphones nowadays come with dual Bluetooth connections but JBL has implemented it better! And if you are looking for one with a dual connection for around 3000 Rs, then it’s the one to get.
What makes it special? Many headphones, when turned on, start looking for new connections or paired devices. As soon as the paired devices are in the range they connected. This means the particular headphone is open for connectivity to two devices.
Whereas, JBL Tune 510BT enables only 1 slot for Bluetooth connection. So the moment it turns on it will look for a new connection or a paired device. Now for the second device connection, you need to press the “Vol +” button and the “multi-function button” or “middle button” on the right ear cup for 3 seconds.
You will hear an alert that confirms the second device slot is open for connection. Once that is done, you will see JBL Tune 510BT on your phone/laptop/PC’s Bluetooth devices.
With that, you have successfully paired two devices to JBL Tune 510BT. Now whenever both devices are in the range they will pair instantly.
This trick helps to prevent unknown or pranksters from pairing with your headphones when you are carrying only 1 device and leaving 1 empty Bluetooth slot in public!
JBL 510BT Audio Quality (9/10)
This is the most impressive section for JBL Tune 510BT. So how does it sound? Is it good? Let’s talk about that. On paper, it just comes with a 32mm audio driver size. It can be a turn-off for many people as you can easily get 40 or 50-mm driver headphones for a cheaper price.
So, did JBL make the mistake of powering the headphones with under-power audio drivers? Well, no, the size of the audio driver should not be your decision-making factor. Instead, the quality of the driver matters. Don’t worry that’s why we are for!
We think JBL Tune 510BT is the best-sounding headphone with around 3000 Rs bracket by only considering the wireless headphones with dual Bluetooth connectivity.
The biggest highlight of JBL Tune 510BT is the bass and it’s really good. Will not say it is a bass-heavy headphone though, but you can certainly feel it. The quality of bass and the change in low frequencies are well positioned and captured.
Some headphones are more bass-centric. Sure, but you should know that “more bass” is only possible by cutting out either treble or vocals or loudness. So instead of cutting corners, JBL Tune 510 BT has an overall sharp sound signature which has good bass, vocals, and treble along with loudness.
Be it any volume, you will not find any audio distortion or rattles in the audio. JBL has well-tuned the audio drivers. Another highlight is the loudness.
This headphone goes very loud. Way louder than many 40mm drivers that we’ve tested! Even some 50mm’s are no match! But be careful of playing music at full volume because it will leak audio and people around you will also enjoy the music! PS: Stay around 70 to 80% when outdoors.
So for audio quality, JBL Tune 510BT gets a massive 9.5/10.
JBL Tune 510BT Call Quality
if you are looking for a headphone with good call quality around 3000 Rs, then this is the one to get. There are no fancy features like ENC ( Environmental Noise Cancellation), dual or quad mic setup, etc. But one thing that JBL nailed it is the sensitivity of the mic.
Even if you are whispering, the person will hear you perfectly. Yes, this is present during indoor use or silent atmosphere. Whereas outdoors your voice will be in focus along with ambient noise. Be it you are in a Metro or the bus, the other person on the call will “know” you are outdoors but this will have no impact on the call quality.
During our 1 month of testing, we have received zero complaints taking calls outdoors. You can continue the call as long as you like. So for calling, JBL Tune 510BT gets our approval with 9/10.
JBL Tune 510BT Battery Backup
JBL Tune 510BT packs in a 450 mAh battery and 32mm audio drivers. This combination is great for battery backup! As per claimed values, you can expect up to 40 hours of playback. So what are the real-world use case figures?
We tested it many times and in different scenarios and the overall battery backup was above 30 hours. The 30-hour figure is with dual Bluetooth connection and max volume use! C’mon that’s what a true battery test is!
With regular use let’s say at 80% volume and 3 hours a day use can get you more than a whole week’s backup and still left out hours. You will never experience battery anxiety anymore.
As far as charging goes, JBL Tune 510BT supports quick charge as well as fast charging. Quick charge means, that just plugging in for 5 minutes gets about 2 hours of playback. Fast charging makes it go from 10 to 100% in under 1 hour with a 20-watt charger.
With the use of a regular charger, you can expect it to charge completely within 2 hours. So for battery backup and charging, we have no complaints either.
Therefore, JBL Tune 510BT gets a solid 9/10.
Should You Buy JBL Tune 510BT?
If you have a budget of 3000 RS and looking for a good headphone then yes it’s a great one! First of all, the dual Bluetooth connection works flawlessly. Super easy to auto-switch if you get a call or make a call, etc.
As far as built quality goes, it’s good and quite durable too. Traveller’s approved thanks to the lightweight and foldable design. In terms of looks, the matte and old-school design goes very well. You can check out all the available colors at Amazon.
JBL never disappoints in terms of audio quality and 510BT truly stands on JBL standards. The overall audio quality is top line with good bass, clean vocals, and detailed treble. Also, loudness is good too.
If you intend to make calls using this headphone then you are in for a treat! The mic captures good detail and overall call quality is impressive.
Battery backup is great too! 3 hours of daily use you can cross 1 week’s battery backup. And just 5 minutes of charge can get you going for 2 hours.
So are there any major cons or issues? No! There are none! Just that, some people say it’s expensive but the quality and features on offer make it quite worth it! Another reason can be the lack of aux-in. You cannot use these headphones in wired mode.
Other than that, JBL Tune 510BT is a remarkable headphone for 3000 Rs and PadhkeDekho recommends it!
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JBL Tune 510BT FAQ
JBL Tune 510BT App?
JBL does have an Android and iOS app for headphones and audio gear. However, JBL Tune 510BT is not supported.
JBL Tune 510 Aux Cable?
No, JBL Tune 510BT only supports Bluetooth connections.
JBL Tune 510BT ANC?
No, there’s no ANC on offer. However, the Noise Isolation is very good thanks to the soft and comfy ear cups.
JBL Tune 510BT Bluetooth Pairing?
JBL Tune 510BT has a different and secured Bluetooth pairing. Here’s our detailed guide to connecting two devices. Tap now!
JBL Tune 510BT Battery Life?
It’s battery life is great. Can be used for a whole week and still have some left-out hours. We’ve been using it for a month and here’s our review to make a better-informed decision.