JBL Soundgear Sense is the first open-ear earbuds launched by JBL. The device is already present in Indonesia, and has advantages in terms of audio quality thanks to JBL OpenSound technology with air conduction.
Even so, there are several things you need to pay attention to if you are interested in buying Soundgear Sense as your first open-ear TWS. So that you don't get curious, just take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of JBL Soundgear Sense.
Advantages of JBL Soundgear Sense
1. Comfortable to wear for hours
There is a sensation of relief that you will enjoy when using this device. Because the design is open-ear and no part of the earbud enters the ear hole, this means there is no pressure on the silicone eartip which usually has the potential to cause ear pain.
Soundgear Sense is very comfortable to use for long periods of use.
2. The sound quality is very good for an open-ear size
The Soundgear Sense is equipped with a 16.2mm driver, and is supported by JBL OpenSound technology with air conditioning. By placing the speaker right in front of the ear to distribute sound freely without any dampening, the character of the sound that is heard is bright, wide enough, and still has a warm sensation that is also appropriate. The bass is felt, the vocals are clear, the mids sound smooth, and the treble is clean and doesn't pierce the ears.
3. Can hear surrounding sounds clearly
Apart from that, the open-ear design also makes you more aware of your surroundings. You can hear outside sounds without having to activate a special mode. Suitable for outdoor sports use.
4, Neckband can be removed and installed
If you want to be safer and don't worry about it coming off during activities, you can also attach an additional neckband which is available in the packaging. Easy to remove and install as needed.
5. The earhook can be adjusted to suit the shape of the ear
The earhook on the JBL Soundgear Sense is not rigid, meaning it can still be adjusted to suit the shape of the ear, although that doesn't mean it's very flexible.
Yes, it has an IP54 rating, which means it is dust and splash resistant or sweat resistant.
7. The JBL application has quite complete features
Soundgear Sense has a companion app for easy EQ settings. You can also switch from audio mode to video mode, just choose according to the content you are enjoying.
8. The battery is quite durable
JBL promises 6 hours of endurance and a total of 24 hours plus battery life from the charging case. Quite durable but also depends on your volume settings.
Disadvantages of JBL Soundgear Sense
1. The size of the charging case is much larger than most TWS
The JBL Soundgear Sense also comes with a charging case that is much larger than the standard TWS case. Need extra space to carry it in your bag or trouser pocket.
2. The design is not as slim as TWS in-ear
In terms of dimensions, it is quite large, not as small and practical as in-ear TWS in general.
3. Even though it is minimal, sound leaks have the potential to compromise privacy
There is still sound leakage, although only a little, which is very normal for open-ear earbuds like this. However, there is still the potential to disturb the privacy of people around you, for example when riding the MRT/KRL.
These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of JBL Soundgear Sense. If interested, this device is sold with price IDR 2.6 million.