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JBL Live 650BTNC

In your world, music is essential, so slip on a pair of JBL LIVE 650BTNC wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones and elevate your day. Equipped with powerful 40mm drivers, JBL LIVE650BTNC headphones deliver JBL Signature Sound punctuated with enhanced bass so every track on every playlist pops. And when the music is the only thing that matters, the active Noise-Cancelling technology allows you to block-out ambient sounds so nothing disturbs your groove. Need some help getting through the day? Easily access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a tap on the ear cup and play your favorite playlist, text your friend or check the weather and much more, without glancing at your phone. But that’s not all. With a cool, lightweight and comfortable design, you’ll enjoy up to 30 hours (up to 20 hours with BT + ANC) of music streaming with 2 hours of recharging time, multi-point connection capabilities and a convenient detachable cable with remote/mic, that lets you play on even when the battery goes off. Rock out uninterrupted with the JBL LIVE650BTNC headphones

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Driver size (mm) 40.0

Audio Specifications

Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB) 100 dBSPL@1kHz/1mW
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 20Hz - 20kHz
Impedance (ohms) 32.0
Number of drivers per ear 1.0

Dimension Specifications

Weight (g) 249.0
Weight (oz) 9.14

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth profiles HFP v1.6, A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth frequency 2.402GHz-2.48GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK, _x001A_/4DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power 0-4 dbm
Bluetooth version 4.2
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads


What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Live 650BTNC
  • 1 x Charging Cable
  • 1 x Aux Cable
  • 1 x Carrying Pouch
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide / Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty / Warning
JBL Live 650BTNC - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

  • Can I disable Voice function?

    Yes, there are two ways to disable the voice assistant feature.
    1) double tap the left ear cup, or 2) In the My JBL Headphones app, de-select both assistants.
  • I cannot activate my voice assistant when touching the dedicated button.

    Please check that Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa are installed on your device.
    Try to repeat the setup process.
    Also, switching the headphones off and on once or twice may solve the problem.
  • How do I use Amazon Alexa with my headphones?

    -       Single tap the left ear cup to engage Alexa.

           For more information and things to try with Alexa, visit: www.amazon.com/alexadevices and select ‘Use Alexa’.


  • Bluetooth Troubleshooting

    How to avoid Bluetooth interference/interruptions:
    Always have a clear line of sight between your Bluetooth device (speaker, headphones, etc.) and source device (Smartphone/tablet/PC, etc). Be aware of obstacles in front of your devices.
    Try to shutdown products that have Bluetooth, but not are not being used. They are often the reason for interference even though they are not being used.
    Do not stand too close to your Wi-Fi router since a Wi-Fi signal is stronger and in many cases will "overlap" the connection.
    Be aware of walls around you. Concrete and brick walls will often interrupt the signal, as it cannot pass through such thick walls.
    Bluetooth signals cannot travel through water, which includes the human body. Make sure with Wireless Headphones to keep your Source device and the receiver on the same side of your body.
    Open spaces such as parks can cause issues for your devices, as open air is "bad" for any Bluetooth signal if it cannot reflect from objects around you.

    Pairing issues with a Smartphone or Tablet:
    First, try to restart the Bluetooth connection on your source device (Smartphone/tablet/PC) by switching Bluetooth off and on again with a short pause in between.
    "Forget" (remove) the previously paired connection (on your smartphone/tablet/PC) in your Bluetooth settings if you had once paired with our product.
    Try to restart the source device(Smartphone/tablet/PC) by powering it off and on again, and after restarting try to establish a Bluetooth connection to your product.
    If the above does not work, then try to restart your product (Portable speaker, Headphone) by turning it off and on again.
    Press and hold down the Bluetooth button on your device (Portable speaker, Headphones) to initiate pairing mode again.
    Go into the Bluetooth settings on your Smartphone/tablet or PC to start the pairing process.
    You should now have a successful pairing with our device, but if you are still experiencing issues then contact us again.

    Pairing issues with a Computer or PC:

    • Check that the PC/Laptop supports Bluetooth, and that Bluetooth is turned on
    • Put the audio device in pairing mode
    • Put the PC in Pairing mode
    • Select the audio device from the list shown

    In most cases when a Computer/PC/Laptop has issues connecting to a Bluetooth device (Portable speaker, Headphones, Active speakers), it's caused by your Computer/PC/Laptop's Bluetooth driver (software).
    The driver (software) should support the following Bluetooth protocols, to be able to play music/sounds from your Computer/PC/Laptop:
    A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) driver for your Computer/PC/Headphones to transfer music.
    AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) driver to send skip/forward/pause/play music to your device
    Always get the latest driver version available for your Computer/PC/Laptop.
    To download the correct driver (software), visit the manufacturer's website of your Computer/PC/Laptop. They usually have a "Support/Download" section where you can find the correct driver. Otherwise, contact their support.

    If you come across a prompt with: "Please Enter Pincode", the default pin-codes are often 0000 or 1234 - but if this does not work then the drivers on the PC will need to be updated from the manufacturer's website

    What is Bluetooth technology?
    Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology that exchanges data (Music etc.) over short distances from a mobile device.
    Bluetooth range depends on your surroundings (reflection from objects) and what chipset is being used (some can go 1 meter, 10 meters or 100 meters).
    Our Bluetooth devices typically supports up to 10 meter distance from the source device.

    Explaining the different Bluetooth profiles used in our devices:
    Many of our Bluetooth devices have a specification sheet like Bluetooth Profiles Supported: A2DP v1.5/AVRCP v1.6. These are the protocols that a specific Bluetooth speaker or Headphone device is compatible with. This might look too technical for some customers, but all you need to know is that Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones they are the only ones with these profile that you need to be aware of:

    A2DP – A2DP stands for ‘Advanced Audio Distribution Profile’ and is a Bluetooth protocol that allows mobile users to stream high quality (stereo or mono) audio wirelessly. If you want to listen to your music on a pair of Bluetooth headphones or speakers, both devices need to support this.
    AVRCP – AVRCP stands for ‘Audio/Video Remote Control Profile' and controls remote functions such as pause/start/skip/forward.
    HSP – HSP stands for ‘Headset Profile’ and is a Bluetooth profile to enable a two-way wireless Headphone to be used with a Bluetooth smartphone. In our Headphones this is one of the most common Bluetooth profiles and supports simultaneous two-way (full-duplex) audio, but it does not support stereo audio.
    HFP - HFP Stands for 'Hands Free Profile'. This profile provides the same abilities as HSP does, but adds abilities such as redial last number called, voice dialing and call waiting.

    Note for HSP and HFP:
    You can also use it with devices other than phones, like your Computer/PC with a Bluetooth Headphone that could be used with a Bluetooth-enabled PC and VoIP software to place an Internet phone call (NOTE: some PC software requires different drivers for specific purposes like SKYPE - Always refer to the manufacturer of the PC/Laptop for help with setting this up).

  • Waterproof Information

    This product does not feature an IPX rating and is not waterproof. Over exposure to water or moisture can result in irreversible damage to this unit.


    Product information
  • Can I use the Voice Assistants without internet?

    -       No, your Voice Assistant operates in the cloud and needs to be connected to the internet. .


  • Why can I not use Amazon Alexa in my country?

    -       Alexa is not available in all languages and countries. For countries without Amazon Alexa, you can double tap to activate the native voice assistant on your mobile device.


  • How do I use the Google Assistant with my headphones?

    -       For more information on what your Google Assistant can do, visit: assistant.google.com/platforms/headphones


  • Why is it that my headphone cannot be connected by ‘My JBL Headphones’ app?

    -       Please check if your headphone model is supported by ‘My JBL Headphones’ app. Supported JBL models are listed in the ‘My JBL Headphones’ app description in your App store.

  • Power and Pairing Information

    Locate the power button on the back of the right ear cup. Gently slide the spring loaded power button up and release. Once turned on, it will display a solid white light. If this is your first time powering on the device it should automatically go into pairing mode, and will display a fast blinking blue light. Make sure the device you are attempting to connect to is in search mode. The headphones should pop up on your list of discoverable devices within 3-5 seconds, and connect. If you are attempting to pair to a different device, make sure headphones are turned on, and press and hold the Bluetooth button located at the bottom of the right ear cup. The headphone should display on your new device within 3-5 seconds on your list of discoverable devices.

  • Can I listen to music while charging?

    Yes, you can listen to music via cabled connection while you charge the battery. As soon as you insert the charging cable, all active circuits are switched off, and only the analog cable input remains active. When charging has finished, you can use the wireless and noise cancelling functions again.


    Product information
  • Headphones & Third Party Communication Apps (Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc)

    If you are experiencing issues getting the app to communicate with your headphones, (assuming you have already paired the headphones with the device) go into the communication apps audio settings. You will likely find the resolution there. You may have to set your headphones as the ‘communication device’ within the app you are using. 


    Product information
  • aptX Audio Codec Support

    This headphone does not support aptX, aptX HD, aptX Low Latency audio codecs.
  • Can my headphones be connected to two devices simultaneously?

    Yes, the headphones have Multipoint Connection, which allows you to switch seamlessly between the connected devices. 
  • What is a voice assistant?

    Voice assistants from Google and Amazon utilize artificial intelligence to quickly answer questions, communicate hands-free and provide notifications among many other helpful benefits. 
  • Can I use Noise-Cancelling on my JBL LIVE 650BTNC without music?

    Yes, no problem.
  • Can I use both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant with my JBL LIVE headphones?

    Yes, both voice assistants are supported by the JBL LIVE headphones.
    Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant must be selected as the default voice assistant through the My JBL Headphones app.
    The two voice assistants cannot be used simultaneously. You can always change your default voice assistant through the My JBL Headphones app.
  • Multi-Point Connection Support

    This product features Multi-Point Connection which allows you to be connect to two devices at the same time. Effortlessly switch from listening to music on your portable device to a call from your phone.

    To connect to two devices at the same time:

    1. Power on your product.
    2. Make sure that the device you wish to connect to has the BT settings on and within range.
    3. If this is the first time connecting your product, you will notice a flashing LED to indicate that it is searching for a device to connect to. (If this is not your first time, your product will automatically reconnect to the last device it was connected to)
    4. Under your BT settings, go to discoverable devices and the product name should pop up within a few seconds. Depending on the device you are using, you may have to tap on the product to complete the connection. 
    5.Now that you are connected to the first device, push the BT button on the product to connect to the second device. The product should start searching for the second device by displaying a flashing LED.
    6. Go to your BT settings on your second device. The product should pop up on your discoverable devices should pop up within a few moments.

    (Please Note: If the product does not show up on your discoverable devices while it is in pairing mode, quickly turn off your BT settings and turn it back on. This will typically result in resetting the BT search in which your product should pop up on discoverable devices within a few moments)



    Product information
  • How do I reset my JBL headphones?

    With the headphones switched ON, press and hold both volume buttons for more than 5 seconds.
    Your headphones are now reset to factory status.
  • What is the range of JBL LIVE headphones? How far can I go from the source device, while listening to my JBL LIVE headphones?

    The range is approximately 10 meters, depending on the environment.
  • How do I connect my JBL LIVE headphones to my device via Bluetooth?

    To pair the JBL LIVE headphones the first time, switch the headphone on, look for the blinking blue light indicating pairing mode. Switch on Bluetooth on your source device, find the JBL LIVE headphones in Settings > Bluetooth and confirm pairing. To pair the JBL LIVE headphones from the second time onwards, or to link them with a different device, press and hold the power button until the blue flashing light is visible. 
  • Can I place or answer telephone calls with my JBL LIVE headphones?

    Yes, you can use them for telephone conversations in both Bluetooth and wired mode when paired with a smart device. 
  • How do I connect my headphone to Amazon Alexa on my device (iOS and Android)?

    -       Visit App store and download ‘Amazon Alexa’ App.


  • How do I install the JBL Headphones App?

    Open your preferred app store and search for the "My JBL Headphones" app. Download the App and open it. 
  • Why can I not use Google Assistant in my country?

    -       The Google Assistant isn’t available in certain languages and countries. For countries without Google Assistant, you can double tap the left ear cup on the headphone to activate the native voice assistant on your mobile device.

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