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Synchros S500

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JBL stereo over-ear headphones

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$279.95 each

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Introducing a powered headphone like none other on the market today. Precision-made in a lightweight, durable design, the JBL S500 ushers your senses into uncharted terrain when it comes to listening. Modeled after the same JBL sound systems used in the world’s most prestigious clubs, the S500 delivers a balanced audio experience with resounding clarity and deep, powerful bass. Proprietary LiveStage™ signal processing technology enhances the acoustics to create a more lifelike listening experience, while a pair of AAA batteries empowers you to enjoy 20 hours of LiveStage technology straight without any skimping on sound quality. Available in Onyx and Glacier, these headphones are compatible with iOS and other smartphones. A powerful new design that’s built from real materials – and invested with revolutionary technology – the S500 has trendsetter written into its every last detail.

What's in the box?

  • 1 pair of JBL S500 over-ear stereo headphones
  • 1 iOS 3 button remote/microphone cable or 1 universal 3-button remote/microphone cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Carrying case
  • Quick-start guide

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Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
10Hz – 22kHz
Maximum SPL
117dB @ 30mW

Speaker Specifications

Driver
Premium 50mm

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector
3.5mm jack

Features

Lightweight steel headband and soft leather ear cushions

In a world that yearns for something different – for an edgy, stylish headphone -- we went ahead and took a headlong plunge into authenticity. That’s where the style and daredevil spirit of our new JBL S500 headphones comes from: pure originality. Picture a soft-touch headphone fused with a steel headband that’s both lightweight and durable. Now, imagine your ears coming into contact with the premium leather ear cushions on either end. There you go. That’s the spirit. Introducing the new S500 Stereo Headphones from JBL.

Proprietary LiveStage™ DSP gives listeners a more lifelike audio experience

From the company that gave you some of the world’s finest concert and club sound systems comes a headphone that carries all the power and precision of a live concert event straight into your ear. That’s the concept behind JBL’s proprietary LiveStage™ digital signal processing technology – as easy to use as it’s impossible to imitate. Simply press the button on the side of your headphone and find yourself – front and center – engulfed in a music experience without precedent. How it Works; LiveStage represents a breakthrough in acoustic research. Using an advanced, binaural digital signal processing LiveStage recreates the sense of spatial presence that you feel when listening to loudspeakers in a room, overcoming in-the-head and somewhat “dead” feeling of typical headphone reproduction immense sound dispersion, unadulterated vocals, and stunning instrumentals. A true listening pleasure.

JBL Professional Audio Sound with PureBass performance

It’s no trade secret we’ve created the world’s most legendary loudspeakers. Artists from the Beatles to Maroon 5 have used JBL equipment to create some of their most historic recordings. So it should come as no surprise we’ve taken Pro-Audio sound to new highs – and depths – of power and portability in our Synchros Series. Introducing JBL Professional Audio Sound with PureBass performance. One listen to our S500 – and the phrase “clarity of sound” will never sound the same. To recreate the first ever Pro Audio experience in headphones, we first had to define it: enter JBL LSR 6332 loudspeakers. Harmonious, complex and truly lifelike, we sought to recreate the awe-inspiring listening experience within the Synchros series of headphones. JBL engineers painstakingly measured the LSR 6332 acoustic profile, and leveraging decades of audio engineering expertise, translated it to a unique headphone listening experience – ready for the most diverse and demanding of playlists. PureBass performance is much more than a tag-line, it’s a philosophy. Focusing on the full audio spectrum, not just the low end, the headphones deliver a balanced audio experience with amazing clarity, and deep powerful bass; producing clear separation of notes, avoiding the boominess and muddy sound found in other popular headphones.

Powered by 2 AAA batteries

One key thing almost every other powered headphone lacks is the power to sound good even when the battery power runs out. The S500 uses 2 ‘AAA’ batteries to deliver 20 hours of enhanced listening with LiveStage technology, but it also features a Passive playback mode to keep the music going even when the battery is dead. Unlike other powered headphones, the S500 is designed to sound great in passive mode, so even though the benefit of LiveStage technology is inactive without power, your music will still come through loud and clear.

Compatible with your choice of either iOS or Android devices.

Detachable cable design with either an iOS 3-button remote/microphone cable or a universal 3-button remote/microphone cable included, giving you the flexibility you need for on-the-go listening.

Warranty 1 Year Warranty

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Synchros S500 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superlative I've listened to only a handful of songs with my new S500 and I was compelled to write a review. I've taken back Beats, Samsung, and auditioned countless others. These smoke em! I do audio engineering as a career and have been a music and HiFi aficionado for all of my life and never have been so impressed with a set of headphones as I am with these. Jump on the opportunity - buy them now! Can't wait to try the DSP out.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Wow... These things are so great! First things first... I'm an audiophile. I love Hi-Fi. I am also a mix engineer so I notice the little nuances that music has. JBL has to be my favorite audio brand by far. When you're at a concert, You're very likely to be listening to JBL Vertec speakers. When you're at a restaurant of bar. Theres a great chance JBL control series is what you're listening to. Harman as a brand is such a great company... (Sorry for that side note) Very detailed mid's, crisp highs, and deep bass. When switching back and fourth from the LiveStage mode, and the regular position, I have noticed less bass, and more highs in LiveStage mode. Both positions sound absolutely fantastic. I find myself listening to music more with LiveStage off. Not really sure why. LiveStage mode defiantly sounds wider and more open. As I write this review, I'm listening to them. As far as other things go: packaging was nicely put together. They come with a nice hard-shell case. My ONLY complaint would be that on the side the cable plugs into the headphones, its not a standard 3.5mm cabe connector. It is very nice that the cable detaches at all! Looks: gosh.. these look as good as they sound. I got the "slate" black version. They are honestly a little bigger than I thought they would be, but that docent bother me one bit. All in all. They are great!!
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL Did it Right. Whoa just got these and out the case they sound AMAZING. Playing Patricia Barber Yellow Car III(Instrumental) and everything is clear and separation is great. It's feels like the band is here. WOWEE! Raquel Rodriguez Not My Night has a nice horn and Wah-wah guitar that sounds amazing. Her vocals are clear as a bell and the bass/drum cybals is just right. No BOOM here folks. Grace Weber's Only You Set Me Free acoustic opening is clear as the guitar players pick the acual strum. The Tamborine is clear in the background(never heard that before) Being that these are my first JBL headphones(I had a couple of JBL speakers, but they drowned) I'm amazed. Gotta get the Fiona Apple stuff out I bet I will hear stuff I've never heard. These are a steal. I bet you guys would love them. Oh and they are comfy.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great detailed sound I finally had enough of spending my money on better and better ear buds that still kept getting loose in my ear and decided to switch to over-ear and go all in with these headphones and I am not disappointed. They sound fantastic and reproduce music very accurately. It’s easy to hear every instrument and every little sound an instrument makes, like every squeak of the fingers or the pick on guitar strings. It was even annoying at first that I could hear every little imperfection in recordings but I gladly trade this occassional disturbance for the superior music quality. The bass is very nice, round, softly resonating. I do not think the headphones are “bass-heavy” as I read in another review. They will not overpower the rest of the music with some club-thumping bass. They will just let you hear the low end, too. I find that the LiveStage feature works well in certain situations. I like to listen to some stuff in regular mode to get totally immersed in music but I like to use Live stage to lift music out of my head when I don’t want to get too distracted. For example, sometimes it bothers me if the singer appears to be singing right in the middle of my head because that is where I would like to be when I work. I like how LiveStage lifts the music out of my head and places it in front of me. Compared to the regular mode at the same volume, LiveStage seems to be a bit less powerful. This may give one the false impression that Live Stage does not sound as good but a little volume adjustment will help to deliver a similarly rich experience – just a different kind. I find that the headphones are very comfortable once the headband is set to the right tension. Everything looks sturdy and well made. The iphone cable works well but I miss a cable with the thicker (5 mm?) plug or a converter to connect to some hi-fi equipment.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT For the price these headphones are great. Tried 7 different ones, including beat which are junk, and these are the best
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Headphones Very comfortable with a natural rich sound, probably one of the best headphones I've found for the price. 5 stars, highly recommended
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Product is phenomenal! Crisp, clear sound. Pure bass. Crystal clear highs and full clean mids. I can't take them off!
Date published: 2013-12-25
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