JBL Live Free NC+ TWS
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JBL Signature Sound

Make the everyday extraordinary. 6.8mm dynamic drivers power great JBL Signature Sound. These earbuds might be small, but they deliver some serious power.

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Active Noise Cancelling with Smart Ambient

No noise and zero distractions with Active Noise Cancelling, so you can get on with enjoying the groove. If you do need to chat, TalkThru and Ambient Aware allow for natural conversations and total awareness of your surroundings, without taking your earbuds out.

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Either bud or both, immediately connected

Dual Connect + Sync automatically pairs to your device as soon as you flip open the case, no matter which earbud you grab first. And you can extend battery life by switching out each earbud to charge individually. Thanks to Fast Pair enabled by Google, the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS are connected to your Android device the second you flip the case open. You can also pair multiple devices just by tapping on the devices’ screen.


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Charge On The Go, Without Wires

No-one wants to be without their music. JBL Live Free NC+ TWS allows you to charge on the go with Speed Charge and Qi-compatible wireless charging. There’s up to 7 hours of music playback and up to 14 hours in the case. Keep on playing for longer.

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All-access touch control

Full control of your audio is just a fingertip away. You’ve got all the power in your earbuds. Manage phone calls with the tip of your finger and enjoy the perfect calls ensured by the integrated 4-mic solution on each bud. Dedicated touch control also lets you seamlessly talk to Hey Google (*) or activate Amazon Alexa (**). (*) Only supported on Android. (**) Android 6.0 or higher is required for full access to Alexa features when using this device.

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Sweat & Water Proof

Don’t sweat the small stuff, JBL Live Free NC+ TWS are water and sweat proof, with IPX7 certification. They'll keep you company come rain or shine.

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Comfort-Secure Fit

With three ear-tip sizes and two gel-sleeve sizes, you can easily customize your earbuds to get a perfect fit that'll stay in place during even your hardest workout.

Specs & Downloads



Live free from distractions

Take on the world, with style. JBL Live Free NC+ TWS earbuds deliver JBL Signature Sound with supreme comfort. Stay in the groove all day long without noise or any distractions thanks to Active Noise Cancelling, while TalkThru and Ambient Aware keep you in touch with your friends and surroundings. Up to 21 hours of battery life and in-case wireless charging gives you seamless, convenient ease of use, and Dual Connect + Sync means you can start listening immediately, with either earphone or both. With your choice of Voice Assistant, perfect calls, and intuitive controls right at your fingertips, you’ll never need to stop the music. Water and sweat proof, the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS won't let you down no matter your activity or the weather conditions. So you can live Free.

General Specifications

Driver size (mm)

Audio Specifications

Number of drivers per ear
Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB)
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance (ohms)


Charging Case Weight (oz)
Earpiece Weight (oz)
Charging Case Weight (g)
Earpiece Weight (g)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth version
Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6, HFP V1.7
Bluetooth frequency
2.4 GHz – 2.4835 GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
0 - 10dbm


Charging time (hours from empty)
Maximum music play time with ANC off (hours)
Maximum music play time with ANC on (hours)
Maximum play time (hours)


Hands Free Call
JBL Signature Sound
Secure Fit
Sweat Proof
Touch Control
True Wireless
Active Noise Cancelling
Charging case
IP Code
Voice Assistant integration
Ambient Aware
Built-in Microphone
Rechargable battery

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Live Free NC+ TWS
  • 1 x Type-C USB charging cable
  • 1 x 3 sizes of ear tips
  • 1 x 2 sizes of gel-sleeves
  • 1 x Charging case
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide / Safety Sheet (S / i)
  • 1 x Warranty / Warning (W / !)
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a great start I've had these about 2 weeks and in that time I have never had both buds work at the same time. I've not been able to make any adjustments to any settings. The phone calls I have taken using the buds have not been great, with most people I am talking to asking me to repeat myself as they "couldn't quite hear". Although I have happily had them in my ears as they are comfortable to use and light so I don't feel like I have something sat in my ear. The case they came in is brilliant, I have had other buds that kept falling out their case as it was just a flimsy box, but this case closes securely.
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Headphones So the packaging and presentation is pretty nice and feels like some effort was put into that. The usb-c charging port is a plus but the included cable is so short, that the case is hanging in the air when charging it. You can still use your headphones while charging the case, which is pretty cool. The magnetic closing mechanism on the case is strong, an the headphones themself also click in magnetically. No issues with that. The form of the headphones took me some time to get used to, but the hold in the ear is good even when running or jumping. Sound quality is fine for me but hard to describe. Overall solid product, but a bit too expensive for the sound quality in my opinion.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings This is the first time I have wireless earbuds. I have slightly smaller ears than the next woman. My biggest issue is, it's hard to get them to stay in my ears without falling out. This is with all the adjustments of changing the cups and the ring thing. Thus I'm not getting the full effect of the sound quality and features (noise cancelling, etc.) of the bud. I do like the feature of only wearing one bud and having the functionality. I frequently only wear one for safety while running and other places. If I could get them to stay in my ear on a consistent basis, they would probably be awesome!
Date published: 2022-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I would not buy them again I was chosen to test these buds for some weeks. When i had the box in my hands the first time, I really liked the packaging. It's designed nice and in a high quality. The more I was disappointed when I tried them in my ears the first time. The sound was not as I imagined it to be. Bass was missing, and treble was too much. I tried some of the other sizes, but it didnt get better. The result was, that I didnt really use these buds during the testing time. Anyways, the app is very good. The design is great, all features you need are included and found easily. All in all: maybe it's just me, but i was kind of disappointed of the product, since I only had good experiences with JBL.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow These were easy to use comfortable and sound is amazing. The charge lasts a good amount of time too. I found the design a little bigger than I’m used too but they stayed put in my ear through gym and running. I found the clarity of music very wonderful. The noise cancellation worked brilliantly in a busy area with traffic they cut out the background hum and allowed the music to sound as it should.
Date published: 2020-12-21
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Product Q&A

Can I get a replacement right earbud for the jbl live free NC+TWS

Asked by: K988
Thanks for reaching out. Our JBL Live Free NC+ TWS earbuds are sold as a pair, and we do not sell individual earbuds for this unit.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-12

Does using Ambient Aware require the App to be running and my phone to be nearby?

Asked by: Chuch
You can enable the Ambient Aware feature of the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS by tapping the touch control of the left earbud. The JBL headphones app is not required to be running at all times when using this feature.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-19

Will the case sense different battery levels in the two earbuds, and charge accordingly? (Do I need to charge them separately? One earbud is inexplicably charged less than the other ... I just bought these, this is the first time I've used them.)

Asked by: SeattleJoe
Thanks for reaching out. It is recommended that you charge both earbuds together. If you have charging problems, the first step is to always clean all contact points, on each earbud and on the charging case. Use a cotton swab with some rubbing alcohol to clean the charging terminals of the headphones. Rotate the swab and scrub lightly on each contact surface, then use a cotton cloth to remove any dust and cotton residue left on the headphones. Wipe the contact pins in the charging case with a clean cotton swab. The swab can be slightly moistened with rubbing alcohol, but it is important that the interior is completely dry before closing the box. Use the cotton cloth and wait for it to dry. Try cleaning the contacts with the eraser at the end of the pencil, the graphite and rubber can help to re-establish charging also. If you're still having issues charging your headphones, you may reach out to JBL Customer Service for technical support and assistance. https://bit.ly/2WocMfi
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-12-15

Are these for Android Samsung Galaxy phones

Asked by: Leeander
Thank you for your question, they can be connected with all types of Phones, as long as it has Bluetooth.
Answered by: Noah at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-22

Noise suppression : does JBL live free NC+TWS have background noise suppression

Asked by: Zmnzmn
Our JBL Live Free NC+TWS has a Active Noise Cancelling with Smart Ambient feature. TalkThru and Ambient Aware allow for natural conversations and total awareness of your surroundings, without taking your earbuds out.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-12-29

why will my JBL live free nc earphones not receive from my dell computer? they are paires in my computer

Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for your inquiry. Please make sure to check that the PC is using the correct recording device under Control Panel > Sound > Recording. Select the proper recording device, right-click on it, and select "Set Default Device" or "Select Default Communication Device". If this issue remains, please contact our customer support for further assistance with your unit.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-31

My right earbud sensor sometimes doesnt want to work, it wont sense when it is in my ear and I have tried to factory reset the earbuds multiple times with no luck. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. In order to receive support with this issue, could you contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance? Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html#ns for further details.  Thank you.
Answered by: Valentin
Date published: 2021-08-24

Are the jbl live free nc +tws waterproof

Asked by: Hrueieikzek
Thanks for reaching out. Our JBL Live Free NV+ TWS Headphones are IPX7 rated, which means that you can submerge the unit in water as deep as 3 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-03-04
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