JBL T210 – Review

JBL T210

 JBL T210

| 8.7 mm Driver |


? The JBL T210 have been reviewed by ThePhonograph.net, a budget in-ear headphone from the gigantic manufacturer part of Harman Kardon.

We have already reviewed some other JBL in-ear headphones such as the JBL T110 and the JBL C100SI which both offered a great value for money. The JBL T210 sound tests will show if the model is able to sit near the T110 and the C100SI in our Top Bang for Buck Headphones Chart.

The JBL T210 belong to the T line of JBL’s headphones among which you can find the:

  • JBL T110 – the most affordable of the T line
  • JBL T110BT – a new Bluetooth-enabled variant of the JBL T110
  • JBL T205 – an earbud model
  • JBL T290 – the top of the T line (of the in-ear headphones)
  • JBL T450 – the most affordable on-ear headphone of the T line
  • JBL T450BT – a Bluetooth-enabled version of the JBL T450 model

The JBL T210 features a fairly sized dynamic driver (8.7 mm in diameter), angled nozzles, flat cables and a metallic finish.

The housings of the JBL T210 are made of a two-piece plastic material construction with a section made of a silicone-styled matte finish and a metallic finish plastic section. The quality of the housings feels durable and robust enough to hold up any daily use without issues.

The cable is flat and rubberized, offering a very efficient anti-tangling performance, inline there is a 1-button remote and a microphone which allows to answer/reject calls, skip songs and play/pause music.

The JBL T210 is fully compatible with Android and Apple devices.

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Accessories & Packaging

The JBL T210 unboxing results in 3 pair of eartips (in total) and a soft carrying pouch with the JBL logo. The packaging is almost identical to the one of the JBL T110 with a very similar size and design.


JBL T210 - Accessories
JBL T210 – Accessories


Bass & Sub Bass

The JBL T210 bass sounds punchy and deep but not overdone; it could be said that they provide more mid-bass than sub-bass but yet does not sound unbalanced at all. Their bass personality is energetic as to cover any music genre and at the same time it is not boomy or invasive.

Applying an EQ, their bass gets insanely enhanced with a crazy amount of added mid-bass punch and sub-bass depth.

During our extreme bass tests the JBL T210 handled 45% of the maximum power of a Fiio E12 Mont Blanc (similar to the JBL T110) while being set to high gain, with bass boost turned on and a custom basshead EQ applied. This extreme amplification gave the JBL T210 a huge increment of their mid-bass and sub-bass achieving a subtle basshead level impact and rumble which was below the KZ ATE, Xiaomi Mi Pro HD or the SOUL K-POP and way below the Monoprice 8320, Vots QT100 and Elecom EHP-CA3580, Xiaomi Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro or the KZ ZS1.


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Mids & Vocals

The JBL T210 has warm mids with clear enough higher mids while lower mids are somewhat recessed making lower vocals feel a tad overpowered by other audio frequencies (but not mid-bass bleed). At the same time, their mids do not get harsh.
Normal listeners will welcome their warm vocals and the not rolled-off higher mids.
An EQ makes the higher mids harshy and lower vocals start to sound off while neither removing much of their recession. To be honest, their mids get messed up with an EQ.



Highs & Treble

The highs of the JBL T210 have some brightness for normal listening sessions but, likewise the JBL T110, they do not resolve a huge amount of detail. Do not expect to get very bright or detailed highs but neither fear of getting fatigued by piercing or sibilant peaks.
With an EQ their highs add up a very noticeable amount of brightness, detail will be increased yet not by much. Sibilance will become perceivable but piercing highs will not show up.




Sound Leak

The sound that leaks out of the JBL T210 will not be strongly heard under normal use in city situation unless a moderate-high or high volume is set. They are not ultra silently-leaking like the KZ ATE as to be usable inside libraries but will not be an issue for daily use.


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Sound Isolation

The sound isolation of the JBL T210 is fair with a level of attenuation within many average models, at a normal volume. If the volume is set to higher levels, their sound isolation capabilities will, as well, increase noticeably.


JBL T210
JBL T210



The JBL T210 share a very similar design with the JBL T110 and also share the same exceptional level of fit and comfort that the cheaper brother was able to provide. They are small, lightweighted and greatly durable for the price. Moreover, they fit tight inside the ears with a resulting secure fit.


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Response to Equalization

The response to EQ was clearly effective on both ends of the audio spectrum but not much in the mids range. Lower frequencies got transformed into a super energetic style with highly punchy and deep bass; highs gained a noticeable amount of brightness but mids got terrible with an EQ.


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Frequency Response (raw)

JBL T210 Frequency Response

JBL T210 - Frequency Response
JBL T210 – Frequency Response

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JBL T210


Driver Unit8.7mm
Power CapacityN/A
Frequency Response20-20,000Hz
CordY-type, flat cord
Cord Length1.2m
PlugStereo mini plug
Supplied Accessories3x Earphone tips; carrying pouch

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We highly discourage anyone from trying to apply our testings to your own earphones, the risk of damaging or permanently breaking your iems is absolutely probable to happen. With our standardized equalization and amplification tests we push the limits of the earphones to the extreme. If anyway you decide to do so, we cannot be held responsible of the damage done to your equipment. Do it at your own risk.

JBL T210