Item# J55A BLK



High-performance on-ear headphones with microphone

$89.9589.95 each
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For over 60 years, JBL® engineers have crafted 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. JBL J55a headphones employ premium drivers that generate pure, accurate, extended bass that competing products simply can’t touch. Superb clarity enables you to 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. A single-sided, flat elastomer cable resists tangling, and a one-button mic/remote lets you take calls from your Android™ device without taking the headphones off. 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 J55a headphones an aesthetic, as well as acoustic, triumph. An extension ring on the jack accommodates most smartphone cases, so you stay connected and your phone stays 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 J55a on-ear headphones
  • 1 4' 3-3/16" (1.3m), single-sided, 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, and 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, J55a headphones outperform competing products costing much more.

Sometimes you need to be aware of more than just your music. J55a 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 long-wearing 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.

J55a 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.

Made for use with Android devices, the in-line remote offers standard playback functions. A built-in microphone lets you answer calls with remarkable clarity while leaving the headphones on.

Tangled cables are a constant source of frustration. But not with the J55a’s. Their 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 the 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
Maximum Range
10Hz – 24kHz
Input Impedance
1-5/8-inch (40mm)
1/8" (3.5mm) gold plated
Flat-elastomer cable: 4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable

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1 Year

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J55a is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Headphones They sound amazing and they feel amazing. And they are just to fun to use
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny Perfect bass and sound and fits on your ears perfect. Amazing was going to buy beats by Dr.Dre. But im glad i picked JBL keep up the good work guys
Date published: 2014-09-05
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from JBL headsets you can go wrong Bought these on a clearance sale are staples for $37. I have H&R CL headphones for when I'm out and about bought these for my ps4 and home theater and they work great I bought SLYR phones by skullcandy a few days ago and they are amazing but I can't take the 6' cord I'm returning the skullcandys and picking you a lil headphone amp for these hear and will be able to compete with $200 beats. Beats btw are not worth the price your paying for the name. I used them and I had many sales people tell m this also. For $200+ go with audiotechs or shennhiesers and looking for gaming phones skullcandy plyrs or again shennhieser 7.1 wireless phones. Beats are cheaply made and just by everyday use you will see cracks, ear pieces ripping or a complete side going out. Btw skullcandy has a lifetime gararuntee for any tiptoe of damage I was blown away by the SLYRs I just can't deal with that cord so Im really happy to of found these for $37 merry Xmas to me :) and to all
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so Comfortable I wanted an over the ear headphones and I know JBL is a great product in terms of sound. The Cup Design is too small and the placements is above the ear which is not comfortable to use after 20 to 30 minutes.
Date published: 2016-03-03
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