JBL Live 460NC Refurbished
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JBL Live 460NC JBL Signature Sound - Image

JBL Signature Sound

40mm drivers and a sound signature that can be found in the most famous venues all around the world

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Keep the noise out, or in. You choose

Keep the noise away and stay focused on the music with Adaptive Noise Cancelling. The Ambient Aware technology allows you to safely walk busy streets by increasing ambient sounds, while with TalkThru music is lowered and speech is amplified so you can easily chat keeping your headphones on

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Get help just by using your voice.

Get help from Hey Google(*) or Alexa(**) using your voice or with a tap on the earcup. Activate ANC or Ambient Aware, check the battery life or power off your JBL Live 460NC simply with your voice with Hey Google(*). Use the all-new JBL App to easily set your preferred voice assistants. (*) 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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Up to 50 hours of Battery Life with ANC off

Rock on for two full days and enjoy fast recharging if that’s not enough. The Live 460NC get you up to 50 hours of playtime with ANC off, up to 40 hours with ANC on and 4 hours of charge in only 10 minutes! The detachable audio cable allows you to keep rocking even when the battery is flat

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Hands-free, perfect stereo calls

Stay in touch with your world by managing calls with the buttons on the ear-cup. The mic technology allows for perfect stereo calls. With VoiceAware you can control the amount of mic input routed back into your earbuds and choose how much to hear of your own voice.

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Multi-Point Connection

Allows you to effortlessly switch from one Bluetooth® device to another. You can simply switch from a video on your tablet to a call on your mobile phone, so that you’ll never miss a call

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Comfort-fit fabric headband

Shaped around your head with a fitting fabric headband and soft ear cushions, the Live 460NC are super comfy

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Auto Play and Pause

Your music automatically goes on hold when you remove your headphones and start playing again when you put them back. You don't even need to think about it

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Google Fast Pair

Thanks to Fast Pair enabled by Google, the JBL Live 460NC are immediately connected to your Android device. You can also pair multiple devices just by tapping on the devices’ screen

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My JBL Headphones App

Your headphones should adjust to you, not the other way around. JBL Live 460NC headphones sound and features can be easily personalized with the My JBL Headphones free App: change the EQ sets, select your preferred Voice Assistant, set your Smart Ambient settings and much more, downloading the free App

Specs & Downloads



Press play, mute distractions.

In your world, superior sound is essential, as it's being in the zone. So slip on a pair of JBL Live 460NC headphones and get both. Equipped with massive 40mm drivers, JBL Live 460NC headphones deliver JBL Signature Sound, punctuated with enhanced bass so every track on every playlist pops. Activate the Adaptive Noise Cancelling if focusing is what you need and Smart Ambient if you want to keep in touch with your environment. Need some help getting through the day? Get help from Hey Google (*) or Alexa (**) using your voice or with a tap on the earcup. Activate ANC or Ambient Aware, check the battery life or power off your JBL Live 460NC simply with your voice with Hey Google (*). Magic! Lightweight and comfortable thanks to the pillow-soft padded headband, you’ll enjoy up to 50 hours of music streaming with ANC off, perfect stereo calls and a convenient detachable audio cable, that lets you rock on even when the battery goes off. When not in use, your Live 460NC automatically pause and resume playing when picked up again. Rock out while staying tuned in with the JBL Live 460NC headphones. (*) Only supported on Android. (**) Android 6.0 or higher is required for full access to Alexa features when using this device.

General Specifications

Driver size (mm)

Audio Specifications

Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB)
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance (ohms)


Weight (g)
Weight (oz)
Charging Cable Length (m)
Charging Cable Length (ft)
Ear Cup External Height (in)
Ear Cup External Width (in)
Ear Cup Internal Height (in)
Ear Cup Internal Width (in)
Ear Cup Depth (in)
Ear Cup External Height (cm)
Ear Cup External Width (cm)
Ear Cup Internal Height (cm)
Ear Cup Internal Width (cm)
Ear Cup Depth (cm)
Audio Cable Length (ft)
Audio Cable Length (m)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
HFP V1.7, A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2.402GHz – 2.48GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
Bluetooth version


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)


Audio cable
Charging cable
Voice Assistant integration
Active Noise Cancelling
Adaptive Noise Cancelling
Ambient Aware
Built-in Microphone
Detachable Cable
Fabric headband
Hands Free Call
JBL Signature Sound
Multi-Point Connection
Rechargable battery
Speed charge

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Live 460NC
  • 1 x Type-C Charging Cable
  • 1 x Audio cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide/Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty/Warning
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, compact size I really enjoy these, they get a bit warm when worn awhile but they sound really great and the NC is fantastic. Pros: Bluetooth range is great Great sound when NC is on NC works very well Battery life is great Muffs are comfy USB-C Cons: Get a little warm Sound isn't very good with NC off Press into head a little too much, might be able to bend them out though. Pause and play Auto function cannot distinguish between adjustment or removal. No storage bag include Overall they are a great value and the sound is worth the price. The noise cancelling really enhances the immersive experience personal headphones provide.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing headphones!! I was sent these headphones as part of a tester club and in all honestly they are fantastic. The sound quality is brilliant, easy to use, great battery life and Bluetooth range is fab too. The noise cancelling feature is great too, I asked my son to shout at me whilst I had music playing through them and i could see his mouth moving but couldn't hear his voice. I will make sure I buy myself a pair of these before I send them back to the tester club. My other headphones don't compare to these at all. Amazing headphones and in my eyes anyone who is a music fanatic and wants something with clear, crisp sound then these are for you!
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek design/ portable Received these headphones a day ago and used them all day. For one, these headphones fit perfectly on any bag/backpack. Although the ear cups do not fully cover your ear, they do have a noise canceling feature and blocks most of the outside noise, which I liked a lot. You get fully imursed in Audi or content you are watching. Even thought these are not gaming headphones, I did compare these to the JBL Quantum ONE for size comparison so you could see headphones that fully cover your ear. However, they are comfortable to use and can be adjusted at the top. Bluetooth 5.0 made is easier to connect to my smartphone. Make sure to download the JBL headphones app to fully customize audio, activate if you'd like. The default settings by themselves sound very clear with good bass. Overall great headphones. Battery was amazing!
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Verdict: Pleasantly surprised These are my first pair of on-ear headphones, and while I don't think they'll be replacing my go-to over-ear pair, I do like a few things about them more than the over-ears. The biggest advantage is definitely in portability - the 460NC are really lightweight and easy to bring around on the go. Despite being lightweight, they feel pretty sturdy and well-made, and I really like the headband texture. While I still prefer my over-ear headphones from a comfort and immersion perspective, I was pretty impressed by how good the noise cancellation on these was - definitely better than I expected. Overall, great set of headphones, especially if you're already a fan of the on-ear style.
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound The sound quality of these headphones is very good. The noise cancellation is excellent. And when I am exercising or walking in public, you can switch on the ambient sound, allowing you to listen to your music, whilst being aware of what is going on, around you. The only issue I have with them, is if your wearing these for 2 hours or more, they can hurt your ears, as the headphones do sit on your head quite tight, which is the only reason I have not scored them 5 stars.
Date published: 2021-04-26
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Product Q&A

Do I need to download the app to use these headphones? I want to use them with an older stereo using the headphone jack on the stereo with a bluetooth adaptor.

Asked by: Bob345
Using the My JBL Headphones App is optional. You could use the headphones via the Audio cable or Bluetooth connection.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-07-02

Is it possible to use these headphones to participate in a Teams meeting on my computer (listen and talk)?

Asked by: Mshka
Our JBL Live 460NC should be able to connect to any Bluetooth-capable device. In most cases when a Computer/PC/Laptop has issues connecting to a Bluetooth device (Portable speaker, Headphones, Active speakers), it's caused by your Computer/PC/Laptop's Bluetooth driver (software). The driver (software) should support the following Bluetooth protocols, to be able to play music/sound from your Computer/PC/Laptop: &bull; A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) driver for your Computer/PC/Headphones to transfer music. &bull; AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) driver to send skip/forward/pause/play music to your device Always get the latest driver version available for your Computer/PC/Laptop. To download the correct driver (software), visit the manufacturer's website of your Computer/PC/Laptop. They usually have a &quot;Support/Download&quot; section where you can find the correct driver. Otherwise, we advise you to contact their support. The standard drivers provided by Microsoft/Windows system are not correct and will result in error messages (such as having to enter a PIN code), or pairing will not work.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-10-05

Can you turn off ANN?

Asked by: Jbs2020
Yes, the Active/Adaptive Noise Cancelling of our JBL Live 460NC feature can be switched off by pressing the ANC button in the right side of the headphones or through the JBL Headphones APP.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-07-03

do they have noise cancellation?

Asked by: Daniella23
Thank you for your question. Yes, the JBL LIVE460NC have noise cancellation. 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: 2022-11-01

Can I use it with iPhone 5s (bluetooth 4.0)?

Asked by: DMA1
Yes, our JBL LIVE 460NC works with both Android and iOS devices.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2022-02-27

Does the audio cable have 3.5mm on one end and 2.5mm on the other end?

Asked by: pantheist
Thanks for reaching out. JBL cables are 2.5mm for the headphone jack into the headphone and the other end is a 3.5mm that will connect to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop/PC.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-01-20

Can this be used with a MacBook Pro?

Asked by: Debbi
Our JBL Live 460NC works with the MacBook Pro. Please make sure that the default audio device is the JBL Live 460NC once it's paired and connecte.&nbsp;
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-12-19

Is there a known issue for JBL Live 460NC with Yamaha RX-V585 receiver via bluetooth? The bluetooth connection is established but there is no sound in JBL headphone. Have reset both JBL Live 460NC and Yamaha RX-V585 to factory reset and no luck.

Asked by: Steven Z
Thanks for reaching out. We haven't encountered any issues with our JBL Live 460NC if used via Bluetooth with an RX-V585 receiver by Yamaha. If you have questions or concerns about this product, you may reach out to JBL Customer Service for technical support and assistance. https://bit.ly/37qdr5T
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-11-18
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