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Premium over-ear headphones with microphone

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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. The premium JBL drivers in J88i headphones generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t compete with. Pure, accurate bass means you hear the truth from your favorite 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 the J88i headphones apart, while a padded headband and ear cushions make them as comfortable as they are distinctive. A single-side, flat elastomer cable resists tangling, and an in-line microphone lets you take calls 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. An extension ring on the jack accommodates most smartphone cases, and a padded carry pouch protects the headphones when they’re not over your ears. JBL engineers take professional audio technology personally. With J88i over-ear headphones, you can too.

What's in the box?

  • 1 set of JBL J88i over-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, J88i headphones outperform competitive products costing much more.

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.

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.

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.

Made specifically for use with iPhone and iPod devices, the in-line remote offers familiar audio playback controls. 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 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.

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.

Over-ear style
Frequency Response
8Hz – 24kHz
Input Impedance
1-31/32-inch (50 mm)
4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable

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1 Year

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J88i is rated 4.276923076923077 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent buy Great sounding headphones. JBL quality for a great price.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprise! I bought 2 for my wife and daughter using i-phone. Very good quality for the amazing price!!!
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean Sound Nice overall. . Wish the remote control features worked better with android. .also would be much more functional if both ends of the head phone wire was standard . Overall good product and great JBL sound. especially for $20
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Of the best JBL. I very happy with my new J88i clear and perfect fit..
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Love the sound! Too good of a deal to pass up, $20!
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice feel and sound My daughter loves the look and feel. The sound is enough to quiet any noise around you.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm really happy with the product I'm so happy with the product and the service it's amazing
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound range I'm using this on my Ipad and phone.It provides deep rich bass and a wonderful dynamic range. Tend to tune out the rest of the world when I have these on.
Date published: 2016-05-13
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Can these headphone be used for PS4 online gaming?

Asked by: Charms
I just used them today. They do work.
Answered by: boomlikethat
Date published: 2016-05-24

Are these noise cancelling?

Asked by: Bill Lastman
No. The J88i headphones does not have noise canceling features.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

is this h.p compatible with android smartphone to talk/ call or it just supports apple products?

Asked by: snoz
The J88i microphone is specifically designed to work with Apple products, the in-line remote offers familiar audio playback controls, and the built-in microphone lets you answer calls and control the volume.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

Do the J88i over ear headphones have a DBB rating or are they at all noise cancelling? I was planning on using them on my job as semi protection. 

Asked by: JonBrown
The J88i is not a noise canceling headphone.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

Can these be used with smart TV's?

Asked by: Lindy
This is not a wireless headphone. So, if you have a 3.5 audio jack in your smart TV, than you will be able to use them as a wired headphone.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

Is it Bluetooth 

Asked by: Blacktig3r1
No. This is not a bluetooth headphone.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

Are these adjustable for smaller heads like a 4 year old?

Asked by: Cathy
These do feature an adjustable headpiece, but we cannot guarantee that they can fit comfortably on a 4 year olds head.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-03

It says this is made for Apple products. Will it work with Lenovo computers or Kindle Fire tablets?

Asked by: claire
The J88i will work with any product in the world when it comes to acting as a headphone. However, if you want to use it for phone calls/talking, it will only work with iProducts. So, if you ONLY want to listen to music on your Lenovo or Kindle, it will work just fine.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-20
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