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High-performance on-ear headphones

$79.9579.95 each
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For over 60 years, JBL has engineered the precise, naturally articulated sound found in cinemas, arenas and recording studios around the world. That legendary JBL sound is now available anywhere personal audio travels – with a style all its own. JBL J55 headphones employ premium drivers that generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t touch. Pure, accurate bass lets you hear the truth from your music. Our unique, DJ pivot mechanism lets you rotate either ear-cup up to 180 degrees, which frees up one ear to hear outside sound. The padded headband and ear cushions enhance comfort, and the single-side, flat elastomer cable resists tangling. A twist-lock mechanism secures the detachable cable when it’s connected to the ear-cup, and a rugged strain relief connector dampens resonance that can adversely affect sound quality. Bold styling, including brushed stainless steel ear-cup and headband accents, makes J55 headphones an aesthetic, as well as acoustic, triumph. An extension ring on the jack accommodates most smartphone cases, so you can stay connected and your phone can stay covered. And a padded carry pouch protects the headphones when they’re not on your ears. Now great JBL sound goes wherever you go.

What's in the box?

  • 1 set of JBL J55 on-ear headphones
  • 1 4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable, flat elastomer cable
  • 1 padded carry pouch
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card

From the brushed stainless steel headband and ear-cup accents to the matte black or white housings, from the embossed, metallic JBL logos to the cable that matches the ear pads, these headphones are designed to be as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the ears.

JBL drivers deliver precise, powerful sound for an exceptional listening experience. Bass is pure, deep and accurately produced – the calling card of legendary JBL sound. As a result, J55s outperform competitive products costing much more.

Sometimes you need to be aware of more than just your music. J55 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.

Our ear cushions feature a soft leather that provides longwearing comfort. It also helps maintain an acoustic seal on the ear, which improves the headphones’ passive noise reduction. And that means a purer listening experience.

J55 headphones feature a closed-back design that blocks ambient noise and minimizes leaking. So the outside noise stays outside, and your listening experience stays yours and yours alone.

Tangled cables are a constant source of frustration. But not with the J55s. The tangle-resistant, flat elastomer cable connects to just one ear-cup, which further minimizes tangling. The cable also detaches from the ear-cup for added flexibility.

A unique, twist-lock mechanism keeps the detachable cable secure when it’s connected. When you plug the cable into the ear-cup, a simple twist locks it in place.

A strong, secure connection between the housing and cable is critical for both durability and sound quality. Our rugged strain relief connector dampens vibration for enhanced acoustic performance.

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.

JBL sound is always worth protecting. An included padded carry pouch keeps the headphones safe from bumps and bruises when you’re not wearing them.

On-ear style
Input Impedance
Frequency Response
10Hz – 24kHz
1-5/8-inch (40mm)
4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable

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1 Year

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J55 is rated 2.5454545454545454 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You want these headphones I have had my pair for 3 or four months and i still love them. All sounds are true. Bass is on point with mid and highs. These have started a collection.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound for the price I've used seinheiser and audiotechnica headphones that are around this price point, and these blow them away. These have a lot of treble and bass which I really tend to appreciate. If you're on a budget, these sound amazing. I wound up with two pairs. The first pair lasted a year of heavy use and the material around the ears started to come apart from the headphone, but they're still perfectly usable. The second pair hasn't been used nearly as much and has remained in basically brand new condition. My only complaint is they are not over ear. The sound is spectacular though.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this 1y ago and still play beauty, before I had the headphones from the competition, it's played a similar but crack and began to crackle
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Great !!! buy year ago very nice high and middle, bass 9 from 10
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelent sound for mobile music I tried about 50 models and these were the best quality/price for my mobile phone (a Sony, one that has a great music capability). I love the sound and the confort. The problem is the quality of the plastic head-band. I broke two in almost the same place in less than a year (the 1st broke, I repaire them and gave them to a friend, bough another one and in less than 10 months, it also broke when I was simply putting it over my head). I always took very care of them. Many users are complaining of the same problem :-(
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good headphones - while they last I tried quite a few headphones. Most of them were of terribe quality and I exchanged them for a pair of J55. I was pleased with the quality and used them constantly for audio production at home or for enjoyment. The fact that the cable is detachable is great, and I never had an issue with the cable wearing out - a cause of frustration with countless pairs of headphones in the past. At five months of use, the ear pad wore out and almost at the same time, the frame cracked as well. I thought these would last longer, but I was wrong. I'm hoping to get them exchanged soon.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pair of headphones I have owned all headphones from Nixon to beat and have never seen such good value for money. they have good base reasonable highs and mids. So if you are in the market for a pair of quality headphones for a low price. THESE ARE THE ONES TO BUY
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound and design Nice performance. Great choice based on the pricing, performance and design I strongly recommend this product
Date published: 2013-06-25
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Where could I find replacement ear pads?

Asked by: DaveTheBoss
I noticed that you are in Germany. Please submit a request at http://de.jbl.com/contactus and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-20

the frame cracked and at the same exact spot others have shown in pics earlier. Question is did u guys do anything in lieu of this. Can i replace the frame with a spare part if you guys are supplying one. If so kindly let me know.

Asked by: Pritam Das
Unfortunately, we do not have replacement frames available for these headphones. Please contact your local JBL Customer Support for information regarding your warranty options, thank you.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-03-22

I own the J55 headphones and the removable cord got damaged. How can I get a replacement cord? Also, will a cord for the J55i work on these headphones?

Asked by: BrianF
Please contact the JBL Customer Support for information regarding part replacements for your J55 headphones.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-03-22

How do I extend the cable, it is to short would like at least 12 foot.

Asked by: Louiet
Unfortunately, there is no way to extend the cable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-02-02
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