I can't decide if JBL's new AirPods rival looks incredible or terrible

They might be everywhere now, but there was a time when Apple's AirPods were mercilessly mocked for their design. The world wasn't quite ready for those floating stems back in 2016 – but judging by AirPods' ubiquity in 2022, the world has come round. I'm not convinced the same fate awaits JBL's new wireless earphones.

JBL's Tour 2 Pro look very similar to Apple's AirPods Pro. From the silicon tips to the dental floss-esque case, these could easily be mistaken for Apple's own high-end earphones. Except for one detail – there's a screen on the case. (Check out the best AirPods Pro deals if you're in the market for a new pair.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.