JBL Live 220BT
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JBL Live 220BT JBL Signature Sound - Image

JBL Signature Sound

The legendary JBL Signature Sound as found at concerts, in the studio and in the home is now available in a headphone.

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Up to 10 hours battery life - 2 hours recharging time with speed charge

Enjoy long-lasting fun and fast recharging thanks to best in class 10 hours (maximum) play time and 2 hour charge. A 15-minute recharge provides up to an extra hour of battery.

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Ambient Aware and TalkThru Technology

Don’t let the music stop! Stay in touch with your surroundings while listening to your tunes. A touch of the Ambient Aware dedicated button increases the ambient sound and lets you hear what’s happening around you. The TalkThru mode drops the music level down, allowing you to talk to your friends without removing your headphones.


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Get help from your Voice Assistant

Play your favorite playlist, text your friend, check the weather and much more by simply activating Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a dedicated button. Use the all-new JBL App to easily access the two virtual assistants and set your preferred one.

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Bluetooth technology

Stream wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets and televisions.

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Multi-point connection

Effortlessly switch from listening to music on your portable device to a call from your phone, so that you never miss a call.

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Hands-free calls with Voice Assistant

Easily control music, phone calls and access with the easily accessible remote and microphone controls.

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All-day comfort neckband

Designed to flow naturally with the contours of your head and neck, the headphones rest securely and comfortably even throughout the longest playlists and then allow you to fold the headphones in your pocket.

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My JBL Headphones App

Personalize your listening experience by tweaking the JBL LIVE 220BT sound preferences via the free My JBL Headphones App.

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Magnetic buds and premium aluminum housing

Magnetic ear tips ensure tangle-free convenience while the headphones are not in use. Premium materials make the headphones look as good as they sound.

Specs & Downloads



Wireless in-ear neckband headphones

Make the most out of every moment and keep in touch with your world in style with the JBL LIVE 220BT. Delivering JBL Signature Sound, wireless connectivity with easy access to the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, the JBL LIVE 220BT enables seamless integration to every part of your world. Playing your favorite playlist or text a friend without glancing at your phone is made easy. And if you want to still hear what's happening around you or talk to your friends with your headphones on, just activate the Ambient Aware and the TalkThru technologies. If after 10 hours (maximum) of duty the battery goes flat you can recharge the JBL LIVE 220BT for just 15 minutes to gain up to an extra hour. The flexible neckband sits comfortably behind your neck and allows you to fold the headphones to fit easily in a pocket once you’re done. Crafted with premium materials in a wide range of colors, the JBL LIVE 220BT headphones keep you connected hands-free thanks to the 4-button remote with microphone. The multi-point connection seamlessly switches between a video and a call from two separate devices, allowing you to control your calls and never miss a beat. Once not using them, you can conveniently wear the headphones around your neck, thanks to the magnetic buds.

General Specifications

Driver size (mm)

Audio Specifications

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


Weight (g)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth version


Charging time (hours from empty)
Maximum play time (hours)


Charging cable
Voice Assistant integration
Ambient Aware
Built-in Microphone
Hands Free Call
Multi-Point Connection
Rechargable battery
True Wireless

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointed Frankly these are terrible. The second star is out of pity. The battery life seems to be terrible. There is an app for the phone where you can set some features including auto-off but it doesn't really work right -- the headphones constantly turn off while they're in use, either for music or a call. The battery life is terrible, nothing close to what was billed. I'm returning them. I had really high hopes for these and am really bummed out. I use lots of bluetooth headphones -- I am open to the possibility that the problem is me, but I really don't think it is. I've connected to an iPhone 8, an Apple Watch
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features Lightweight wireless earphones came with 3 different sized sets of Earbuds. The neckband is lightweight and comfortable, I’ve actually forgotten to take them off when I’d finished using them. I like the magnetic bus ends which stops the buds from randomly moving around when not in use. Initially I had to remove the earphones from my neck to find the volume buttons but soon got used it. Easy Bluetooth connectivity to my mobile phone, iPad, and Amazon Alexa. If you move out of wireless range from chosen device the earphones automatically reconnect when back in scope. Battery life is excellent, charging is quick, sound quality good
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first Bluetooth earphones I have always preferred worried earphones but when my daily use pair failed recently I decided to look into Bluetooth ones for use at my desk so I could get up and walk around without having to remember I was attached to something. I knew I didn't want ear buds as I'd be afraid of losing one so I narrowed my search down to ones with a neckband. I have always liked the JBL sound and the reviews were good and by extremely good fortune JBL had a half price sale on. I am more than happy with my purchase. Once I'd fitted the correct size earpieces I was amazed by the sound quality. My hearing isn't what it once was but the sound has plenty of detail and oodles of bass for my taste. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and good sound Have used these for a couple of weeks now and find the sound and bass really nice, you can set your own preference in the JBL app. An other feature that is nice is the nice cancel (ambient / talk thru) comes in very hand when you are on the ex. the bus or traveling. The Alexa integration does not work very well keeps falling out on mine, you can only have one assistant at a time and I recommend using Google for this as it seems more stable. All in all a good headset but I am not friends with the in-ear solution, it either is to small or to big for my ears, suggest some kind of ear hook that can be attached for this to work well, it is however very useful with magnetic earbuds so the cord does not tangle to much.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice, easy to use and ultrpotibel. Have used these for just over two weeks. They are very easy to have around the neck, after a while you will not notice them anymore. Something that is also very cool is that the "buds" are magnetic so they do not linger into the other when they are not in use. They also have good bass compared to many other similar products, you can also adjust yourself in the JBL app. Seems like they work best with Siri, Alexa was disconnected several times, you can only use one account that you choose in the app. Long battery life is an advantage if you travel a little, can also mention ambient aware as well as talk thru which are easy to activate / deactivate if you are out on the street or sitting in the cafe or bus. It gives you a better sound experience.
Date published: 2019-07-18
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Product Q&A

Are these headphones sweatproof and suitable for gym use

Asked by: Tony85
Dear Tony, Thank you for your question. The JBL Live 220 BT has no IP rating, therefore it isn't waterproof or sweat resistant. For the gym, products like the JBL Endurance series would be more suitable. Should you wish to receive further support, you may 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: Harman Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

I'm having an issue where my ringtone will play every now and again with a notification, even if my phone is on silent or Vibrate. Is there any way to turn it off?

Asked by: SpartyYo
We would like to get more information to help you out, please contact us so we can assist you: https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Does the My JBL Headphones app EQ setting still work when using these or other JBL bluetooth earbuds when listening to music on Apple Watch, or does the EQ setting only apply when listening to music on a smartphone?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your question. The EQ settings on your smartphone to our JBL Live220BT only applies to the device the app is at. If you are switching to a different device, you'll need to adjust the EQ settings again. If you have more questions, please contact us so we can help you. https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Constant white LED light on

Asked by: Roman R
Thank you for your question. Please reset your unit: 1. With the headphones switched ON, press and hold both volume buttons for more than 5 seconds. 2. Your headphones are now reset to factory status. Should you wish to receive further support, you may 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: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-06

I was using my earphones today for more than 2 hours. When I started it had a battery of 80% nd after 2 hr the battery dropped to 20%. When it dropped to 20, I turned off my earphones and it started heating excessively. Now it's not turning on or charging

Asked by: Faeem
Please check out the guide on our website that would isolate the battery and charging issue for your JBL LIVE 220BT here: https://bit.ly/2D1thEv
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

I wear my headphones all day. Sometimes I have to pause my audio for a while. After a period of time goes by without sound on, the Bluetooth disconnects. Is there a way to keep the Bluetooth activated as long as the power is on?

Asked by: girldata
Unfortunately, the power saving feature can't be turned off. The headphones will only stay on for a long time when constant music is playing on it.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

I have problems with 220BT, when I start using Skype,or any programs using the headset functions (listening music is ok) on Windows 10 (fully updated) kills all BT devices (keyboard, mouse), even when I use the built in laptop mic during Skype/Viber etc.

Asked by: Guca
We recommend contacting your Laptop manufacturer to get the latest Bluetooth drivers for your laptop.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

My device is asking paring pin to connect

Asked by: Ananth_2896
You could try 1234, 0000 or 1111. If none of it works, please check your Bluetooth driver.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06
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