JBL Everest Elite 100

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The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones are a good pair of headphones to wear for going to the gym or out on a long run when you want some music to keep you company. The wireless feature is perfect for the gym because you will not have to worry about cords getting tangled and in your way when you are switching from one activity to another. The volume buttons on the neckband also come in handy. If you need to adjust the volume, or skip tracks, you do not need to pull your phone out, you can simply use these buttons and be done with it. There are, however, some problems customers have encountered with these headphones. They may be great at first, but after a couple charges the battery just does not seem to last very long and after a couple months, customers stated, the headphones will no longer hold a charge. This can be a problem because if you cannot charge your headphones then having a wireless pair becomes unusable and customers will have to replace them. These headphones have a relatively high price tag, but as with anything online you can find a better deal and pay significantly less. Customers have suggested that you should not pay full price for these headphones, but they are not bad if you can find them on sale. Other than the battery they are a decent device for everyday use.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • NXTGen noise canceling technology
  • Connects via Bluetooth 4.0
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with a carrying case and charging cable
  • You get a variety of size earpads to get the perfect fit
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • You can only control the ambient awareness feature through the app
Activities
Activities

Activities

These JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones can be used for a plethora of activities. These are perfect for using at the gym or going out for a run. The fact that these are wireless and they connect to your device via Bluetooth is exceptionally helpful when you are wearing them at the gym or on the run. You do not want to have to worry about the cord from your headphones getting in your way and tangling up around you. With the wireless feature, you can connect your phone and put it in your pocket and forget about it. No more having to keep track of your phone and untangling headphone cords.

The use of these headphones is certainly not limited to use in the gym. Many people enjoy wearing these when on public transportation. You can put your headphones on, use the noise-canceling feature, and tune the world out around you. You can use these headphones for just about any activity, the snug fit and comfortable neckband allows you the freedom to wear these just about anywhere you can imagine.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones feature connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 technology which will let you connect to any Bluetooth enabled device for a hands-free wireless experience. These headphones are exceptionally comfortable due to their ergonomic design, and they are made to fit the unique contour of your ears for a snug and secure fit optimizing your comfort level. Customers love the fact that these headphones come with many different sized earpads to ensure they have ones that are going to fit in their ears the best.

JBL uses their NXTGen noise-canceling technology to give you the ability to choose the amount of noise you let in. You will be able to choose the best setting for you, and you can tune the world out around you or remain aware of your surroundings, all with just the push of a button.

These headphones come packaged with the headphones, of course, but also a JBL carrying case, micro-USB charging cable, 4 sets of ear tips, 3 sets of secure fit ear tips, a manual, and instructions for the JBL Headphones App.
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

The JBL Everest Elite 100 have access to JBL's My Headphone smartphone app which will allow you to have a little more control over your headphones. The only feature that you have to have the app to use in the Medium Ambient Awareness set. This setting gives you the ability to turn the noise cancellation on and off and lets you choose the intensity of the feature. You are in control of how much you let in and block out of the world around you.

The app will allow you to keep an eye on the battery level of your headphones. The JBL Headphone app will also give you access to the standard equalizer settings so you can choose which listening experience you want. There are preset settings you can choose from, like jazz, vocal, rock, or country music. If you do not like the preset settings available to you, you have the ability to play with the settings to create your own personalized listening experience.
Sound Quality
Sound Quality

Sound Quality

There are mixed reviews regarding the sound quality of the JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones. The quality of the actual sound that emanates from the speakers of the headphones is not terrible when played at safe listening volumes. If the volume is turned up too high there is some distortion to the music, but that is too be expected in most headphones if you are listening at max level.

The biggest problem customers seem to have with the sound quality of these headphones actually comes from the noise canceling technology. Comments and reviews have stated that it seems like there is almost no noise canceling which was very disappointing to them, others stated that they would have liked to have seen the headphones cancel more of their background noise than they did.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones will easily connect to any Bluetooth enabled devices via Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The headphones generally connect fairly easily to mobile devices, although, there were a few complaints from customers who said that it was a bit laggy and took longer than they would have liked to get their phones to connect. You simply have to hold the button on the headphones to connect your phone until the voice in the headphones says that it is waiting to connect. Once you get that prompt you will be able to find your headphones on the device's Bluetooth menu. Once you are connected your headphones will let you know and you will be good to go.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

One thing that customers can all agree on is that these headphones are super comfortable. The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones are best in their class when it comes to ergonomics. The headphones are specifically designed to contour to your ears for a snug, secure, and comfortable fit. Customers love that they can listen to their headphones for long periods of time without experiencing discomfort from the earbuds. It is important when you are wearing headphones that are going to sit in your ear to have something that is soft and comfortable. The Everest Elite come packaged with differently sized earpads to make sure there is a size in there that will work best for you.

It is also noted that the neckband of these headphones is comfortable and it does not get in the way. It seems to sit on your neck in a good place, as to not bother you when you are out and about wearing them. Every aspect of these headphones brings comfort to the user.
Style
Style

Style

The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones are an around the neck headset, which means there is a neckband that will rest comfortably around your neck that houses the earbuds, volume, and power buttons. The headphones are wireless, which customers love about them, as there are no pesky cords getting in the way. You have two colors to choose from when purchasing these headphones; black or white. They are very simple in design and do not draw a lot of attention to them, which customers like. They are a plain and simple pair of headphones that can be used for any occasion.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Some customers have problems with the durability of the JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones. The battery life is poor, according to many reviews, and after only a few months of use, the headphones just stopped charging all together. Customers are very disappointed in the fact that they had to replace these so quickly.

The rest of the headphones, however, do hold up pretty well. The headphones themselves are made to not fall apart. There have been no reports on the neckband or the wires themselves breaking or falling apart. The fact that they are wireless also is favorable because you will not have to worry about the headphone jack breaking or becoming loose and unusable.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

These headphones are exceptionally easy to use for just about anyone. The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones have buttons on the neckband that will allow you to control the volume of your music directly from the headphones instead of having to deal with the hassle of getting out your phone.

Reviews have not said much about the ability to connect your device to the headphones, just that at times it can be a little bit laggy. That being said, it seems pretty easy and self-explanatory. You simply hold the power button on the headset until you get the prompt that it is pairing. Once you hear that, you find the headphones on your mobile device through the Bluetooth menu. Once that is done you are connected and ready to go.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

The JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones are powered by a rechargeable battery. Customers have many complaints on the life of the battery. JBL does not have any mention about what the battery life of these is supposed to be, but according to customers, they do not hold a charge very well. After some time, the battery will last a shorter and shorter amount of time, and then some customers stated that they stopped holding a charge altogether.

The headphones charge via micro-USB cable, which is included in the package. If you find yourself needing a spare charging cord you can use any micro-USB cord to charge these. Something to note, however, is that you can wear these headphones and listen to music while they are plugged in. So, if you have to charge them and do not mind being plugged in, that is something that you can consider.
Price
Price

Price

The price of the JBL Everest Elite 100 Bluetooth headphones is something of a problem for customers if they are paying full price for them. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of these headphones is $199.95, which customers feel is too high for the poor experience they had with the headphones. That being said, you can find these headphones for much cheaper on sale on other sites. Customers have had fewer complaints about the money they paid for the headphones if they were able to get them for much cheaper than the MSRP.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Comes with a carrying case, charger, and manuals
-Can be used with JBL's Headphone App
-NXTGen noise canceling technology
-Fits the ear comfortably and snuggly for a better wearing experience
-Buttons on the neckband to control the volume easily
-JBL's Pro Audio Sound
-Connects via Bluetooth 4.0
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Customers have had many complaints about the battery life of these headphones, stating that they do not last very long and after a few months they just stop holding a charge altogether. The headphones can be reasonably priced if you find them for a cheaper price online, and if that is the case customers do not seem to have too much of a problem with how long they last. The headphones themselves are not that bad. They have a fairly good sound quality and they come with noise-canceling technology. Since these are the elite version of the headphones, they come with access to the JBL Headphone App which allows you to adjust the intensity of the noise canceling features, as well as play with the EQ settings to find the sound that best fits you. These are a pair of plain and simple headphones that can be used for just about any activity.