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JBL Tune 220 true wireless headphones for under £50? Cheers, Currys

JBL Tune 220 true wireless headphones for under £50? Cheers, Currys
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The JBL Tune 220 true wireless earbuds have been earning a reputation as one of the cheapest AirPods alternatives around, and Currys has slashed their price further to £49.99 (opens in new tab) (was £99.99) with this early Christmas deal. That 50% discount is the reason why the JBL Tune 220 true wireless earbuds are selling out fast at Currys - only the Black colourway remains in stock, but probably not for much longer. 

Not everyone has the budget for the best true wireless earbuds from premium brands, but if you have £50, the JBL Tune 220 true wireless earbuds are worth a punt. Ok so the build quality or sound isn’t anywhere near something like that on the Apple AirPods Pro, but with nearly 9,000 user reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, they’re clearly doing something right. That, plus they have Google Assistant voice control for proper hands-free use.

JBL Tune 220TWS: Was £99.99, now £49.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
They won’t give premium earbuds a run for their money, but these JBL Tune 220 true wireless earbuds with Google Assistant voice control offer up to 19 hours’ battery life, come with a rechargeable case, and are a way for you to take hands-free phone calls.

Also known as the JBL Tune 220TWS, these budget wireless headphones would suit anyone looking for an affordable set of simple Bluetooth earbuds for listening to music and taking voice calls on the go. JBL hasn’t stated whether they are water- or sweat-resistant, so we can’t vouch for whether they’re gym-friendly, but they are perfect for wearing when commuting or out walking. 

The  JBL Tune 220 true wireless earbuds are designed with Pure Bass Sound tech, which centres around 12.5mm drivers for sound with a little more oomph. Playback is easy to control too, via buttons on the left and right earbuds for skipping tracks, pausing or playing music, or you can use Google Assistant voice control if your hands are busy. 

You get three hours battery life from the earbuds themselves, so make sure you keep popping them back inside the included charging case once you’re finished using them, as the case holds an additional 16 hours max battery life. 

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During her tenure as a Total Guitar staffer and later as a freelance music journalist, Claire has attended her fair share of festivals and has camped out at most (there may have been the odd hotel stay). Claire was also the Outdoors Editor for Louder’s sister site T3, where she was in charge of hunting down the best tents for all camping scenarios.