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JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic-Black

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

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JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Microphone


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

Sometimes you need to be aware of more than just your music. J88i 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. The ear-cups rotate under the headband for easy storage and transport.


Closed-back design

J88i headphones feature a closed-back design that blocks ambient noise and minimizes leaking. So outside noise stays outside, and your listening experience stays yours and yours alone.


Single-side, detachable cable

Tangled cables are a constant source of frustration. But not with the J88is. The tangle-resistant, flat elastomer cable connects to just one ear-cup, which further minimizes tangling. The cable detaches from the ear-cup for added flexibility.


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 J88i 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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  • Richard T.
  • 10/1/2015 10:13:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood sound, garbage casing

Pros: Good sound and they look professional.

Cons: The plastic cup on the right side snapped within a week of using them and now about 6 months later, the top plastic has snapped. So now the headphones do not wrap around my head snuggly and they need tape just to hold them together.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy!

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  • Jana B.
  • 9/5/2015 7:21:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsearphones

Pros: The price.

Cons: The lining was not correctly attached and the foam was showing. This was not from wear and tear, they were this way out of the box.

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  • Sanjay A.
  • 9/1/2015 12:30:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy these

Pros: Seems to be a good solid built headset until you use it for a few weeks.

Cons: I had ordered two and returned both since the inside cover on the foam was peeling off. Newegg was nice enough after I sent pictures that they replaced them both. Well, both of the new ones shipped 2 months ago have now the same problem. It's likely bad batch or just shoddy manufacturing..which explains why Newegg said they were 80% off. Four out of 4 bad in 2 shipments can't be a coincidence.

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  • glenn t.
  • 8/28/2015 6:41:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones

Pros: Comfortable
Decent sound
Ear cups swivel
Inexpensive (shell shocker deal, I think)

Cons: Ear cup cover is coming off after two months of not-very-heavy use.

Other Thoughts: They're falling apart after two months; they're inexpensive for a reason. If you do decide to get these, put them on and take them off by touching only the hard plastic at the back of the ear cups.I''m obviously not guaranteeing anything, but they'll stand a better chance of lasting.

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  • James H.
  • 8/4/2015 5:10:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEar cushion/cups fell apart

Pros: Good Sound.

Cons: Ear cups fell apart. They are sewn but the stitching come right out. I've never had this happen on even cheap head phone before! Don't waste you money.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2015 6:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbudget performer

Pros: I got these in a combo deal and I'm happy with them because they are comfortable to wear and the sound is sufficient. These headphones have a bit more distortion and raspyness to them and I'm not sure I would pay $99 for them but below $40 they are a worthwhile purchase

They cup the ears and block out enough of the sound from my environment

includes bag

I have a pair of steelseries gamer headphones with better sound quality and that upper reach uber crystalline sound response, but I'll use these as my main headphones. They are just lighter and unobtrusive. Easy to take off and on and set aside if you need to yell at your little brother for a few minutes.

Maybe if I'm watching a blu-ray movie I'll switch to an upper echelon headphone, but these suffice for every day use

No non-sense plastic construction. Will grab another one of these when on sale, perhaps the orange colored ones

Cons: cord is short, but connections seem sturdy

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  • Robert A.
  • 7/8/2015 6:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Quality Control

Pros: comfortable, decent sound

Cons: loose connection in microphone causes static

Other Thoughts: I use this as a headphone, but cannot use the microphone

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  • John T.
  • 7/5/2015 6:08:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: When working sound is pretty good.

Cons: I bought 5 of these headphones and have used them all and they all have failed in less than a month. I feel they are not worth the money I thought JBL speakers/headphones were good quality. My mistake.

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  • Anthony E.
  • 7/5/2015 8:43:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headphones - Know what you are buying

Pros: 1) Soft Leather ear cushions - Form a good seal on the ear and are comfortable for hours.
2) Fun signal curve with ample sub-bass, modest mids, and good highs
3) Well constructed, but not made for outside the house.

Cons: 1) Soft Leather ear cushions - Many reviews call these defective, but I have a hard time believing that though only time will tell. It is a natural fabric with possible minor flaws and take into consideration that a simple earring could easily puncture this leather.
2) The modest mids can get muddy if you are not listening to an excellent or pure signal source.

Other Thoughts: 1)I really am not a fan of how much you have to baby these headphones, but i enjoy their sound.
2) The twist to lock flat cable is a nice add.

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  • 6/24/2015 12:06:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood!

Pros: The balance is good

Cons: Just Remote control.

I did not there's 2 product for i-phone and android.

Other Thoughts: but Good!

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