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Get refurbished JBL Live 400BT wireless headphones for just $45

These on-ear headphones have 24-hour battery life and a two-hour charge time, plus an ambient sound mode so you don't need to remove them to talk.


I've always been a fan of JBL, and I appreciate the fact that the company has audio gear for every price range. Want a high-end gaming headset? JBL has you covered with the Quantum One. Looking for budget headphones? The Tune 450BT is a solid option. Coming in somewhere in the middle is the JBL Live 400BT, which lists for $100 but tends to sell for $60 or so these days. Right now, I've found what is probably the lowest ever for these headphones -- the JBL Live 400BT is selling for $45 at Back Market.

Yes, these are refurbished headphones, but they're certified refurbs from JBL, not a third-party reseller. Back Market rates them as "mint condition," the highest rating it gives refurbs. For comparison, you can get these same headphones -- also refurbished -- from Amazon for $46.67. But even though Amazon is selling them for a little bit more, they're not JBL-certified and come with a 90-day warranty. The Back Market headphones have a full 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

These are on-ear headphones with a firm fit, so if you prefer over-ear cans, you might want to look elsewhere (like the $23 XFree Go). But even resting on your ears, these are fairly comfortable thanks to thick padding on the earcups. You get about 24 hours of wireless usage on a single charge and the headphones top off in about two hours.

Thanks no doubt to the firm on-ear fit, these headphones have decent passive noise reduction, but JBL includes a feature you typically find much more commonly in headphones with active noise reduction: an "ambient aware" mode that, with the touch of a button, combines outside sounds with your audio, so you can be aware of conversations or announcements. And JBL's TalkThru mode hushes the music without pausing it, so you can talk at a normal volume without sounding unhinged. 

The Live 400BT headphones are stylish in a conservative, subdued sort of way, and available at this price only in black.

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