JBL is a longtime title in India on the subject of automobile audio, skilled and dwell occasion sound programs, in addition to residence audio setups. It is also efficiently leveraged this picture to construct its title in multimedia and private audio merchandise, and merchandise such because the JBL Synchros E40BT and JBL Go have fared effectively in our opinions.
Though nearly all of the JBL product vary is priced in mid-range territory, there are a handful of price range merchandise on supply, and these promote effectively due to the corporate’s immediately recognisable title and repute. Amongst these is the JBL T250SI, which we’ve got on evaluation at the moment. This pair of on-ear headphones at present sells at Rs. 990, and guarantees highly effective bass. We go into the finer particulars with our evaluation.
JBL T250SI Design, specs and luxury
As is the case with the identically priced Sony MDR-ZX110, the JBL T250SI is plastic. Nonetheless, the interior body of the headset is steel, and the headscarf has first rate padding and an fascinating stitched sample alongside the sides. Thanks to those, the T250SI feels sturdy and sturdy. The ear padding, whereas not glorious, is definitely adequate for the worth. On the entire, it is about as snug as you’d count on from a pair of price range on-ear headphones, though chances are you’ll want to present your ears a break each 30 minutes or so as a result of they may get heat. For those who put on glasses, you would possibly really feel a little bit of discomfort when sporting the JBL T250SI.
The steel body does have one main drawback, which is that the headset has no folding mechanism. It can’t be compacted for storage in any method, and must be stored in its commonplace place even while you put it in your bag, or in a cabinet. One other flaw within the look is the slightly distinguished JBL logos on the ear cups. Whereas some customers could also be completely satisfied to flaunt the model they’re utilizing, we personally discover this a bit ostentatious.
Within the specs division, the JBL T250SI is commonplace fare. It is powered by dynamic drivers which were tuned for a bass enhance, with a frequency response vary of 20-20,000Hz and an impedance ranking of 32Ohms. Connectivity is thru an ordinary three.5mm plug, and the cable has a separate line for every channel. The 2 strains are caught collectively as much as the Y-splitter, which makes the cable pretty sturdy because of this. It’s pretty tangle-prone although.
JBL T250SI Efficiency
We used the JBL T250SI with an Android smartphone, Home windows laptop computer, and a Fiio X7 high-resolution audio participant throughout our evaluation. Focus tracks had been Rage In opposition to the Machine’s Killing within the Title, Zomboy’s Nuclear, and Gorillaz’ Children With Weapons.
Beginning with the rap steel traditional Killing within the Title, we had been instantly uncovered to an utter and full lack of element, and a sonic signature that was so cloudy and crude that it made an entire mess of the extreme vocals. The bass tuning of the headphones is so poor that the sound is needlessly boomy in all of the unsuitable locations, which creates the precise reverse of readability and definition.
We then moved on to Nuclear, a dubstep observe with a number of the most attacking and aggressive bass strains we have heard shortly. Whereas the low-frequency drive sounded a bit higher with such an aggressive observe, it nonetheless wasn’t fairly as much as the degrees that the Sony MDR-ZX110, and even the a lot decrease priced Philips SHE1360/97 handle to realize. There’s a particular tendency to spice up the low-end, to the entire exclusion of a lot of the mid and excessive ranges altogether. Sensitivity drops at random factors within the vary make the sound skewed and exhausting to hearken to.
Children With Weapons showcased extra of the identical traits as earlier than, with the added issues of distortion, the absence of any form of sound stage, weak spot within the vocals, and a normal lack of openness. And regardless of claims of ‘highly effective’ bass, low-frequency response is something however highly effective. In conclusion, we had been completely thrilled on the finish of the evaluation – not due to some unbelievable, life-changing listening expertise, however as a result of it meant we may take off the JBL T250SI and put it away for good.
JBL T250SI Verdict
Whereas the JBL T250SI is a decently constructed pair of headphones and would possibly promote in giant numbers due to its worth and model title, it is much less attractive on the subject of sound high quality. We’ve completely nothing good to say concerning the sound, and you should buy different headphones that sound a lot better, such because the Sony MDR-ZX110, for a similar worth. The one doable method the JBL T250SI might be helpful is as headset to often watch YouTube movies with, however nothing else. We extremely suggest you skip this mannequin should you had been contemplating it.