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JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

  • Bold JBL design with premium finshing
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  • Lee P.
  • 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.

This review is from: JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

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

This review is from: JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

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

This review is from: JBL J88 Premium Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

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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