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JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

  • Bold JBL design with premium finshing
  • Premium high performance JBL drivers
  • Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism
  • Soft Leather ear cushions

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JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones


How does a company known for engineering some of the finest loudspeakers in the world bring that signature sound to premium over-ear headphones? By engineering some of the finest drivers in the world. The J88’s JBL drivers generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t compete with. Pure, accurate bass means you hear the truth from your favourite music and artists. Our unique, DJ pivot mechanism lets you rotate either ear-cup up to 180 degrees, so one ear can hear outside sound. Bold styling sets J88 headphones apart, and the uncompromising sound is pure JBL.

For pure bass in headphones, nothing beats JBL

  • Party like an audiophile thanks to custom-engineered 2-inch (50-millimetre) drivers that produce high resolution, amazing clarity and deep, accurate JBL® Pure Bass
  • Check the scene with the DJ-pivot ear cups that flip up when you need to be aware of external sounds
  • Show some class with a sleek, contemporary design that incorporates stainless-steel accents and soft leather ear pads

Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism

The J55's ear-cups rotate up to 180 degrees while you're wearing them so you can keep one ear on your audio and one ear on external sounds or conversations. They also rotate under the headband for easy storage and transport.


Closed-back design

The J55s feature a closed-back design that blocks ambient noise and minimizes leaking. So the outside noise stays outside, and your listening experience stays yours and yours alone.


Single-side, detachable cable

The J55s have a tangle-resistant, flat elastomer cable that connects to just one ear-cup, which further minimizes tangling. The cable also detaches from the ear-cup, while a twist-lock mechanism keeps it secure when connected


Gold-plated jack with extension ring

The gold-plated jack incorporates an extension ring that works with most custom smartphone covers and cases. So you don’t have to slip off your protective case to connect the headphones.


What's in the Box

  • JBL J88 over-ear headphones
  • 4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable, flat elastomer cable
  • Padded carry pouch
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2015 3:10:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Best Headphones I ever purchased so far.

Pros: One thing I have always liked about JBL and Altec Lansing is their sound accuracy. These headphones are by far the best headsets in terms of sound, I ever purchased. Do not expect a heavy bass sound, but a much more accurate deep tone sound delivery with respect to what the Artist and/or Musician intended the listener to hear. For gamer these headsets do not have mic on this design, however their are designs that do, of course with extra charge. For PC user and gamer I would recommend a decent soundcard to take advantage of sound quality. Some PC may already a good sound card on board while other may not. There are 7.1 and even 8.1 virtual surround card out there design for PCI slots in the motherboard or for USB for external use. For watching blu-rays and other movie type sources especially with surround sound, with 7.1 virtual surround software added to these headphone was a whole new experience for me besides having the ability to playback music.

Cons: The only problem with these headphone that they are pone for easily being damage. Greater precaution and care is need especially when in use. The good new is that JBL has already release newer versus of these set and I would image they have already made the adjustment needed to prolong the life of these set while improving the sound quality even further. These headphones on sale is a great deal.

Other Thoughts: A lot of what you get out of something depends on the other components being used as a part of the complete system. In other words, if your sound source quality is low the performance of these headset will not be perform to peak performance. For example, if hear a piece from recording that is excellent, the headsets will bring all that good quality out. If the piece is from a poor recording or source, these headsets will bring out the worse and perhaps more. It does not matter were the piece comes from. It could be a movie or music not being bias. I just tested this for myself and the results without any specialized equipment and it is like night and day. Note: I am not saying these are the best headsets in the world but for the price they do a good job for sound reproduction.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 3/27/2015 2:49:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood headphones great price

Pros: True, over ear headphones. Light weight. Detachable audio jack. Reasonable audio fidelity. Very good bass. Great price at about $25.

Cons: Sound too audible outside headphones in proximity to listener.

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  • Maira M.
  • 3/26/2015 2:14:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBROKEN ON ARRIVAL

Pros: They look like you're traveling to space.

Cons: They were broken.

Other Thoughts: I read the reviews and still bought these, against everyone else's better judgement. Save your self the waste of time and money and buy something else. The left ear phone was only hanging by an audio wire when I tried to put these on. Don't buy these unless you like being disappointed.

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