JBL Stay 660NC review | News236


Reviewing Bluetooth headphones is rarely an easy thing, as there are so many options to consider and, above all, they don’t have the same weight for everyone. Let’s briefly go over the JBL Live 660NC in different sections so you know what you’re going to find without wasting time!

problems we like

  • huge battery
  • fast cost
  • ANC assistance

Problems we don’t like

  • Poor construction High quality
  • No water resistance
  • None

Value and availability

If we predict that the JBL Stay 660NC is worth Rs13,299, however, they are also available for much less with supply or use.

I took them, to be exact, ‘used like new’, and what can I say… really like new! Save without giving up anything other than the pleasure of being the first and only one of having listened to them… If you want to buy, go to Amazon. in

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Field content material

  • Handset
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Information of the person

JBL Stay 660NC review: Design or construction High quality

Coming to the build quality, not much to say…they don’t drive me crazy, in the sense that normally using Bang & Olufsen and Sennheiser I don’t find them too ‘groovy’ or ‘premium’, the padding on the scarf is fine accomplished, comfortable and covered with a fabric that gives the idea of ​​being resistant and resistant. The part of the bow that stretches to regulate them is made of plastic but encased in two steel strips, it also has dry and precise clicks, and is not too tight.

The protective materials of the pavilions, whose padding is delicate and cozy enough, I doubt that it is based on real leather, in any case, it is a very thin layer on contact, which I hope will not come off over time. So far it is quiet with no signs of wear.

For those who go to the gym do not think they are refreshing, both on-ear headphones make you sweat, instead there is no perspiration so the ear sweats. This does not occur in static conditions where there is no physical exertion or situations that cause sweating.

The plastics used are of a great quality and quite thick.


The headphones tend to fit quite well in the ears. It is not that it is excessively annoying or painful, but let’s say that you will hardly forget that you are wearing them.

Also, the ear cups are quite small, I have medium ears, and let’s say they are fully covered, but with a little consideration, otherwise there is a risk of the earpiece pressing on the lobe. It’s not that it’s annoying, also because the padding is delicate and well made.

However, they are smooth and strong.

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JBL Stay 660NC review: High-quality audio:


This, as an audiophile, is the only parameter that makes me select a pair of headphones or another nice object that is supposed to make music.

Let’s start with the volume, these JBL are slightly lower in volume than other headphones I own (for example the Momentum3), but not as low as the B&O Beoplay 7. You’ll end up setting the volume level next to normal. Unfortunately, when it happens that you just get carried away by the second and the music and also have to “spin full throttle”. You don’t reach the levels of other headphones and you are a little… unhappy.

These are sporadic cases (also because otherwise I would have been deaf for a long time), but it could happen, especially outdoors and with transparency mode active, of not being able to enjoy the guitar solo or comfortably numb, breaking your eardrums.

In short, quantitatively they are good, but they do not seem to be glorious.

Qualitatively they are very good, BUT…

Note that, as usual, these headphones are set up by JBL with their traditional frequency response curve, they mostly start to roll off around 2kHz, more steadily and steeper than around 10kHz.

So that they play decidedly well, with a glorious bass, perhaps not very deep but tense and dynamic, decidedly satisfying, current and clearly perceptible in all the songs, but never overdoing it. The mids are very current and cohesive with the bass, and the male voices or the saxophones are very well interpreted, with body and rich harmonics. The treble, as long as you follow the EQ recommendation above, shines and refines, not intrusive or annoying, but rather enlightening and sharpening.

In short, they sound good, even superb.

Animated Noise Cancellation:

It really works decently, it takes out a lot of what is around us, but some frequencies or some sounds, like speech, are much less attenuated than the low frequencies of an engine, for example.

There are headphones that, from this perspective, are definitely superior.

I only use the ANC at home when I’m dedicated to “busy” listening, but for that I take advantage of other headphones, I took these to be used outdoors, to walk the dog, for example. And on the road I prefer the transparency mode, I don’t really consider completely isolating myself from the skin while crossing the road.

Passive isolation is excellent.

transparency mode:

It really works well, but it’s not pretty. It’s very delicate to wind it up, pick it up, and send it back to you through your headphones, often drowning out the music almost completely. However, when you don’t stay in Trieste you shouldn’t have any insurmountable problems, but be aware. In addition, the microphone is located in a rather unfortunate spot, with some jackets it happens that it rubs against the high and rigid collar of the jacket when you move, and here we also find this noise in the headphones.

Not that the situation is tragic, in fact, although these are things I have observed and I tell you, I would buy these headphones again even if I knew beforehand (certainly almost everyone had talked about the wind).


God only knows why JBL decided to place the mics in these unhealthy positions, two facing backwards and one (for vocals) that can get blown away by the wind when you’re riding a motorbike or on a busy day.

Otherwise, if you’re indoors, sitting down, playing PC games, in the office, or in other static or indoor conditions: It really works well.

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JBL Stay 660NC review: Connectivity

  • Allows you to easily switch from one Bluetooth system to another. You can simply switch from a video on your tablet to a call on your phone so you never miss a call.
  • GOOGLE QUICK PAIR: The Google-enabled Quick Pair experience connects the JBL Stay 660NC instantly with your Android mobile system.

JBL Stay 660NC review: Drums:

Almost infinite! I use them for a few hours a day, not day by day, and I can’t remember the last time I charged them. They also have a fast charge that allows you to have more than 2 hours of operation with a 10-minute charge. From this perspective, they are truly glorious. Listen wirelessly for up to 40 hours with Intelligent Adaptive Noise Cancellation or up to 50 hours without noise cancellation for long-lasting fun. Stop for a 10-minute quick charge for another 4 hours of fun, or enjoy endless fun in corded mode using the supplied detachable cable.


Well, with these figures I can’t think of anything that can compete with these JBL Stay 660NC in a purely musical scenario, but also in terms of build quality, we are in very high ranges for this price range, without considering the record duration of the battery or almost. In short, there are several causes to buy them and only some (small) defects.

For those who decide to take them along, especially for travel use, plan on a hard case, the pouch inside the pack is little more than an aesthetic tribute, but it doesn’t provide any form of security.

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