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Bold JBL design and premium finishing

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.


Premium, high-performance JBL drivers

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.


Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism

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.


Soft leather ear cushions

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


Closed-back design

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


Apple three-button remote with built-in microphone

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


Single-side, detachable cable

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.


Cable-locking mechanism

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.


Rugged strain relief

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.


Gold-plated jack with extension ring

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.

Specs & Downloads

Item# J88I WOR


Deep, accurate bass that costlier products can’t match

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 favourite 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

General Specifications

Over-ear style

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
8Hz – 24kHz
Input Impedance

Control and Connection Specifications

4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable

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
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear Sound I liked it so much, better than Beats. Great sound quality and good design, very confortable, some people are saying that they are not durable, but for me they are
Date published: 2015-01-26
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 Simply the best! These headphones are nothing short of AMAZING! The sound is incredible - absolutely zero distortion, buzzing, etc., nothing but crystal clear sound. The bass is perfect, even if turned way up! The flat cord is great! I doubt you could find an easy way to damage it short of cutting it with scissors, you can literally jump up and down on it! I love that it locks into headphones too, so no chance of accidentally pulling it out. Not having to take my iPod out of my pocket when I want to skip a song or turn up the volume is just awesome. Saved the best for last - THE MOST COMFORTABLE thing you'll ever put on!! OMG are these things comfy! Crazy soft material, perfectly hugs your head and cups your ears. I own a bunch of different headphones by a variety of manufacturers including Denon, Turtle Beach, Beats, i-MEGO, and Bose, and I'm tellin ya, I cannot even say enough about how unbelievably WONDERFUL these headphones are in every single way! Simply the BEST!
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it's okay These headphones are huge. These headphones make my head look a peanut, when in reality my head is the size of a watermelon! The build quality is good there's some hard plastic. These headphones are so comfortable. Once you start listening to music you forget they're on. The sound is decent. I thought they would have a little more bass but that's okay. If you listen to genre's other than hip hop these headphones are perfect.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Headphones I've had! Not owning many headphones in the past, these blow my other pairs out of the water. On top of their crisp sound from low to high ends, they are very comfortable to wear.
Date published: 2014-02-25
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Product Q&A

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: 2021-06-06

Are these stereo headphones and is the plug in jack compatible with my Yamaha R-S201 stereo receiver?

Asked by: Larry8395
Of course they r stereo:) use a pin plug to 1/4" adapter for your receiver
Answered by: Harv
Date published: 2021-06-06

Are these headphones only for Apple products or can they be use with Android

Asked by: Malissa
Yes. Technology is same for Android or iPhone 
Answered by: Harv
Date published: 2021-06-06

Do J88 I over the ear headphones have a battery in them?

Asked by: Jim row
There is no battery in the J88 headphones.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

Can these be used on my home stereo system with a 1/4 inch head phone adapter. i understand the microphone will not work in this aplication

Asked by: Derek
Yes. No problem 
Answered by: Harv
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06
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