JBL Live 660NC
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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 660NC 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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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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Up to 50 hours of battery life and Speed Charge

Rock on for up to 50 hours (or up to 40 hours with ANC and BT on)! Then, stop for a quick 10-minute charge to get extra 4-hour fun. Your headphones should adjust to you, not the other way around. JBL Live 660NC 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.

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Comfort-fit fabric headband and carrying pouch

Shaped around your head with a fitting fabric headband and soft ear cushions, the Live 660NC are super comfy. The soft pouch serves as protection as well as storage when you’re traveling.

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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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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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Google Fast Pair

Thanks to Fast Pair enabled by Google, the JBL Live 660NC 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 660NC 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, music is essential, so slip on a pair of JBL Live 660NC and elevate your day. Blasting powerful 40mm drivers, the JBL Live 660NC headphones deliver JBL Signature Sound punctuated with enhanced bass, so every track pops. And when the music is the only thing that matters, the Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology allows you to block-out ambient sounds so nothing disturbs your groove. Ambient Aware keeps you safe while walking in the streets with your music on and TalkThru allows you to have quick chats without removing your JBL Live 660NC. Need some help getting through the day? Get help from Hey Google (*) or Alexa (**) through your voice or with a tap on the earcup. Activate ANC or Ambient Aware, check the battery life or power off your JBL Live 660NC 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 660NC automatically pause and resume playing when picked up again. Rock out while staying tuned in with the JBL Live 660 NC 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)
97 dB SPL@1 kHz/1 mW
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
16 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance (ohms)


Weight (g)
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
2.4 GHz – 2.4835 GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
< 10 dBm
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)


Charging cable
Ambient Aware
Built-in Microphone
Carrying pouch
Fabric headband
Hands Free Call
JBL Signature Sound
Multi-Point Connection
Adaptive Noise Cancelling
Speed charge
Rechargable battery
Remote control on ear cups?

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x Live 660NC
  • 1 x Type-C Charging Cable
  • 1 x Audio cable
  • 1 x Carrying Pouch
  • 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 Pretty great overall! At the very beginning of use, it made a low buzzing noise, but it went away after about a week - not sure what the issue was. Personally, it's a little too tight on my ears and head, thus it starts to hurt after prolonged use. Compared to the other headphones I've used, these provide much more detail, including panning of the instruments! I thought I was very familiar with a song, but after listening to it again with theses headphones, I was surprised to find out there was panning involved! It provides very good quality sound. Getting the charging wire out from my pc port was a violent ordeal, I was afraid it would get stuck..
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I kept seeing mixed reviews about these headphones. Some said they were bad, some said they were good. So i took a gamble and bought these at my local best buy store and tried them. I didn't like them. Granted i love jbl products. My last pair of jbl i had i loved them. Which was i think the 510 bt. But these particular model of headphones they have i think just aren't that good. The noise cancelling sucked. Kept hearing this sound like wind was in my ears. That and the sound quality sucked. Which on here i did see that others reviewed the sound quality only to be a 1.8. Which i say is accurate the sound quality on these sucks. Jbl i know you can do alot better.
Date published: 2022-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations! It is very comfortable. I was very comfortable jogging in them but not recommended for intense workouts. The noise cancelling is very effective. My neighbors can be quite loud so I was very pleased with these headphones as I needed get a peace of mind from all the noise outside. Also the sound quality is amazing!! I am pretty picky when it comes to headphones and sound quality but I felt like I was wearing a very expensive pair of headphones. I was also impressed with the connectivity to the headphones and how quickly and easy it pairs with my phone. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Faulty/ bad warranty-performance The headphones seemed to be great - good app, great sound. Since I couldn't charge the battery I had to send it in at JBL Germany, where I currently live. The headphones that were barely 3 weeks old when I had to send them in at some repair-service-firm. Neither can I get hold of anybody competent at JBL Germany nor does anybody of their repair-service react to my mails. I'd have expected JBL to send a replacement immediately instead of which I've been a longer time without than with these headphones. Summary: Probably good headphones, very bad warranty-/repair-service.
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from FIX your "My Headphones" App, JBL! Returning item. Build quality is great. However, the features are not able to be taken advantage of because the My JBL Headphones app keeps telling me that I can only have one jbl live 660 nc headphone on app, keeps advising me to go to bt settings to fix. This is the only jbl headphone owned by this household. So, all the features that can be managed via app are grayed out (EQ, batt level, ANC options, firmware update, sound options, etc). Also, despite the sound being crisp with decent bass, the max volume needed to be higher. Thought the ANC settings (cycled via AnC button) was affecting the max volume but no, it sounded as if they maxed out at 75% of where it should be. If jbl put as much effort into the app as they did on build quality of these headphones or made sure the features are available independent of apps, then these would be an excellent value.
Date published: 2021-11-28
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Product Q&A

How do these connect on airplanes to watch a movie and cancel out ambient noise. As the airplane jacks are different.&nbsp;

Asked by: DebBog
You have to use the 3.5mm audio cable of our JBL Live 660NC and get an airplane flight headphones adapter.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-05-02

Can you use the google function on an iphone?

Asked by: Bulldoggydog
There is no Google Assist option on the iPhone JBL App...
Answered by: Bulldoggydog
Date published: 2022-12-30

Can I mute and unmute directly from the headset, or the app? I use the headset to connect to video calls on my computer, and would like to mute and unmute myself while away from my pc. Thanks

Asked by: Justin 27
It appears mute from the headset only works with cellphones while connected Bluetooth and not computers connected in any manner, which is very unfortunate. You cannot mute from the headset with Skype, Teams, Zoom etc. But you can mute using the associated app controls on the computer. Can JBL confirm?
Answered by: Jim10
Date published: 2022-03-09

Is it possible to use an aux cable with a microphone and will the aux cable mic work with the headphones??

Asked by: Charles007
If you have a cable with an inline mic it will work, but it appears the cable that comes with this model does not include a mic. I am using the Tour One whose cable also does not include a mic, but was able to use the cable from the live 650btnc which included a mic and does work.
Answered by: TRIumph636
Date published: 2023-02-19

Are these headphones sweat resistant?

Asked by: Gggg13
Our JBL Live 660NC doesn't have an IPX rating which means that this is not sweat-proof. For sports/workout activities, we recommend checking our sports headphones with sweatproof ratings, such as JBL UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training headphones.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-04

Are they sweat proof? I&rsquo;d like to be able to workout in these and want to make sure sweat won&rsquo;t damage them.&nbsp;

Asked by: laurel123
Thank you for your question. The JBL LIVE660NC are not sweat proof or have any IPX rating, therefore, not suitable for the gym. However, please take a look at our Sport Earphones at https://uk.jbl.com/sport-headphones/ 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: 2022-11-18

can they be used for tv listening

Asked by: Anonymous
Our JBL Live 660NC is recommended to pair with mobile phones, tablets, and laptops through Bluetooth connection. It can be connected to a Bluetooth capable TV. However, you may experience audio-video delays as these headphones don't have APTX HD low latency codec.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-12-25

Is it possible to turn off the mic in the headphones? It sometimes picks up on random noises and calls people.

Asked by: Kaydi C
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. The Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Apps should only respond to your voice and these applications would only respond to certain keywords. We would like to work with you directly to troubleshoot this issue you're experiencing with our JBL Live 660NC. Please contact customer service at. https://bit.ly/2WocMfi
Answered by: Ray at Customer Support
Date published: 2022-08-23
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