Even though Harman International holds AKG, one of the most prestigious global names in headphones, and Harman-Kardon, among its brands, the company expanded its consumer audio portfolio with JBL-branded products, targeted at the more affordable segment of the market. The new JBL Everest Bluetooth-enabled headphones combine NXTGen Active Noise Cancelling technology with the strong reputation of JBL in the audio industry.
Just recently, Harman introduced 58 new consumer-oriented products at the IFA2015 show in Berlin, spreading from wireless portable speakers in the Harman Kardon to home-theater and automotive solutions and multiple affordable headphone models, offering updated Bluetooth technology, active noise suppression and personalized sound controlled by an app. This expanded product range includes several new JBL in-ear headphones, designed with specific sports in mind.
Now, Harman expanded even more its offering for the mass-market, with its new JBL Everest series, also previewed at IFA2015, which includes a line of five wireless headphones including around-ear, on-ear and in-ear styles, all designed to offer music lovers an advanced and wide-ranging feature package in wireless headphones.
An unparalleled blend of topflight audio technology and ergonomic design, all models within the JBL Everest wireless headphones series connect wirelessly to any smart device. Listeners can fully immerse themselves with better sound quality and move freely without wires as they savor their favorite songs. For additional comfort, best in class ergonomics were developed through extensive research to provide contoured ear cushions and earpiece shapes for all listeners.
The Everest series’ flagship model, the JBL Everest ELITE 700, offers the most inclusive set of features, featuring Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless connectivity, while the new NXTGen Active Noise Cancelling Technology pairs the immersive experience of noise-cancelling with the power to control the amount of outside noise let in, creating each user’s ideal balance of ambient sound and music. The Auto Off feature delivers even greater simplicity and a longer battery life by powering the headphones off automatically when not in use.
The Everest ELITE 700/300 wireless headphones also deliver a dynamic acoustic experience, combining 40mm drivers with carefully sculpted ear cushions to provide a comfortable fit around the ears and 15 hours of playtime with ANC on or 25 hours without ANC. The headphones’ TruNote technology calibrates sound based on the fit around the ears, delivering sound personalized for each individual. The free, downloadable My JBL Headphones App allows even better personalization by allowing users to further customize headphone settings and features.
“The JBL Everest wireless headphones series sets a new standard for connected headphones. For the first time in a wireless headphone, Harman unites lifestyle design and meaningful new technology, addressing consumer needs in a way no other company has,” says Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division, Harman. “We deliver an unparalleled experience with our blend of sound quality, comfort and personalization.”
The JBL Everest Wireless Headphones Series includes the Everest ELITE 700 top of the range Around-Ear model for $299; the smaller On-Ear Everest ELITE 300 for $249; plus three models without active noise cancelation, auto-sound calibration or personalization, the Everest 700 ($199), Everest 300 ($149) and the In-Ear Everest 100, for $99. All models on the JBL Everest Series are now available. JBL is also promoting a promotional social media campaign to promote the wireless concept, here: www.jbl.com/cordfail.html
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