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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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  • 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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  • Kartik T.
  • 6/19/2015 7:51:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible condition, but good product

Pros: This is obviously a good product -- the headphone cups feel great over the years.

Cons: Unfortunately, the "discount" offered seems to have been because of the shoddy, awful condition that Newegg is selling this product in. The left cup doesn't get sound half the time (tested under multiple conditions, with multiple devices). It almost feels like a sub-refurbished quality product.

Would NOT buy if offered the chance again.

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  • Ryan S.
  • 6/19/2015 5:58:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Value - Solid quality

Pros: Very comfortable
Detachable cord from headset makes traveling easy
Seals out exterior noise well
Sound quality pretty well rounded
Like the flat cable
Good price

Cons: Slightly too much bass
Cord is not very long

Other Thoughts: I bought these headphones for about $25 on a seasonal sale and it was a great purchase. Not sure what they're going for now, but I would have paid up to $40 for headphones of this quality. Sound is great. Very comfortable. Easy to travel with due to the removable cord and folding earpieces.

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  • Reginald R.
  • 6/13/2015 6:53:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI love these headphones

Pros: Great sound, removable flat cord (tangle free), great bass!!!

Cons: None yet....

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  • Paul B.
  • 6/12/2015 3:56:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy these!

Pros: Sound is decent.

Cons: As so many others have said, the ear covering fabric splits and tears and comes apart making the headphones unusable.

Other Thoughts: I've had these less than 2 months. How a company like JBL can keep these on the market is beyond me. The sound is actually good but the rest is shoddy -- defective manufacturing. JBL shame on you.

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  • John H.
  • 6/12/2015 12:54:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJohn

Pros: Paid only $22...Great SOUND...Over the few weeks that I had it, it folded fine...Then tried to fold & SNAP !...The LEFT hinge became unconnected...even though I was careful NOT to put a lot of pressure on it...Tried to snap it back, but NO go...Taped with some duct tape...stayed on but NOT in original place...Off just a bit so that headphone no longer seated right for ultimate SOUND...Got permission to return & get replacement...I'll update after I receive the replacement...I've read other reviews where same thing happened...i.e. HINGE broke...Since it appears that this is WEAK part, BUT the SOUND is GOOD, I would suggest that if you buy one, DO NOT attempt to use as directed...just LEAVE it OPEN ...or do NOT buy it to begin with !

Cons: Hinge is WEAK...If you buy one, just leave unit OPEN...Do NOT attempt to fold !

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