JBL Launches Tour Headphone Series Designed For Business Professionals

January 12 2021, 00:50
At CES 2021, JBL introduced its latest addition to its headphone portfolio, the JBL Tour Series, designed for business professionals who are looking for affordable headphones with advanced technology, smart features and a sleek design. The JBL Tour ONE over-ear and JBL Tour Pro+ true wireless in-ear models, both offer advanced technologies for productivity and work-from-anywhere, having received CES 2021 Innovation Awards honors.

The new series includes two headphone models, the JBL Tour ONE over-ear noise cancelling headphones and JBL Tour Pro+ true wireless in-ear headphones, both already using USB-C charging and Bluetooth 5.1 with fast pairing. In addition to Adaptive Noise Cancellation, both models come equipped with multi-microphone technology for superior call quality, Adaptive Ambient Aware and TalkThru technology, and users can access hands-free voice capabilities with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, using voice commands or a simple press and hold on the earcup for a highly personalized user experience.

The JBL Tour ONE offers True Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology, which instantly monitors environmental sound and adapts to the perfect level of noise cancellation for the user’s environment, eliminating distractions in real time. SilentNow also gives users the ability to simply touch the dedicated button to activate noise cancellation mode without activating Bluetooth, for complete isolation from outside noise.

"The Tour Series is dedicated to consumers looking for the best in noise cancelling technology, elegantly designed with business professionals in mind who are constantly on-the-go and taking work calls," says Ralph Santana, Chief Marketing Officer at Harman. "By launching with two different models, we’re ensuring that all consumers’ preferences are met, whether they prefer the comfort of over-ear cushions or the ease and minimalism provided by true wireless in-ear buds."

In addition, the JBL Tour ONE features Harman’s new Smart Audio Mode, which allows users to optimize the Bluetooth connection for "normal listening," increase fidelity in "music mode" or watch videos with the low latency "video mode". With up to 50 hours of total playback time and 4-mic technology, the JBL Tour ONE can power a full week of activity on a single charge.

The JBL Tour ONE headphones are powered by 40mm dynamic drivers, and are Hi-Res Audio Certified to support expanded frequency response above 20kHz. The battery allows 50 hours of total music playback with Bluetooth only, or 25 hours with Noise Cancelling and Bluetooth on. The Speed Charge feature allows gaining 2 hours of music playback with just 10-minutes of charging. Additional features include SilentNow and "My Alarm" functions for traveling, Smart Switch, optimized for listening to music versus a movie.

The JBL Tour Pro+ true wireless model provides the alternative for those who prefer in-ear headphones. Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology shuts out all outside noises or lets in background audio if users need to stay aware of their surroundings. Fast Pair automatically pairs the earbuds to an Android user’s device as soon as the case is opened, while Dual Connect + Sync provides the choice to seamlessly enjoy music or make calls with either one or both buds. Packed with over 30 hours of total music playback with Qi wireless charging and 3-mic beamforming array technology for voice clarity, the JBL Tour Pro+ supports both streaming entertainment or taking a full day of work calls.

The new true wireless design with Active Noise Cancelling uses 6.8mm dynamic drivers and delivers 6 hours of use with ANC or 8 hours with Bluetooth only. Speed Charge adds 1 hour of playback in just 10-minutes of charging. It is an IPX4 rated sweatproof- design which also offers special features such as “Check My Best Fit”, allowing users to check the ear fit directly in the JBL Headphones App, which also adds listening and behavior personalizations.

Both JBL Tour Series headphones will be available in black at major retailers and on JBL.com on May 30, 2021. The JBL Tour ONE will cost $299.95 while the JBL Tour Pro+ will cost $199.95.
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