Wearable Wireless Sound

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Life at home has a soundtrack

Introducing a totally new way of experiencing sound at home – by wearing it. Thanks to the JBL Signature Sound wireless performance, the Soundgear creates your own personal sound zone while allowing you to remain fully aware of your surroundings. Bluetooth®-enabled for sound streaming from compatible devices, the JBL Soundgear features Quad transducers with Bass boost for an exciting sound experience and 6 hours of playback time, a quick recharge time of 2 hours. Thanks to its dual mic conferencing system with echo-cancelling technology it provides crystal clear phone calls. The around-the-neck construction, ergonomic shape, intuitive controls, and soft touch fabric finish provide a hands-free and ears-free audio experience unlike any you’ve ever had before. Whether you want to give your VR experience a boost with immersive audio, watch a video, add music to your daily activities around the house or take a conference call, the JBL Soundgear provides you with an exciting, pervasive sound experience with total freedom and comfort.


General Specifications

Weight (g) 350.0
Weight (oz) 12,35
Bluetooth version 4.2

Audio Specifications

Driver size (mm) 31.0
Number of drivers per ear 1.0
Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB) 96dB
Impedance (ohms) 32.0

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles HFP v1.6, HSP v1.2, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5
Bluetooth transmitter power 0-4 dbm
Bluetooth frequency 2.402GHz-2.48GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK,π/4DQPSK, 8DPSK


Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 100Hz-20kHz
Battery Type Lithium-ion polymer
Charging time (hours from empty) 2.0
Speed Charging time (hours) 2.0
Talk time (hours) 6.0
Maximum music play time with ANC off (hours) 6.0
Play time (hours) 6.0


Rechargable battery Yes
Remote control on ear cups? Yes
JBL Signature Sound Yes
Bulit-in Microphone Yes
Multi-Point Connection Yes
Wireless Yes
Hands Free Call Yes
Siri/ Google Now Yes
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Note: the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product contains the full terms and conditions of your warranty.

Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.

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JBL SOUNDGEAR is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time with a device like this. I'm very happy with the sound gear . Its my first one and I love the fact it goes everywhere with me. I play it low as to not impair my hearing . That allows the battery to last more than 8 hrs. I'm glad i made this purchase.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for naps and cooking I fell asleep wearing this. I laid down, told my house AI to set a timer and fell asleep. Now the bad part. Unfortunately the system shuts it self down before the battery is fully drained, this is bad. Stagnant charge is debilitating to a battery. This flaw lessen the longevity of this device. :( could have been great.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch This hands free product is what I have been looking for. Where have you been hiding this item. I am totally in love with it.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality Bought them as a gift for my husband And he has not enjoyed a gift this much in a long time!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and safer alternative to headphones! I was intrigued upon first hearing about the JBL Soundgear...even though it meant having some speakers hanging by my neck. After thoroughly using the Soundgear around the house and even during some errands and walks in the park, I can say I have come around. The Soundgear creates this personal surround sound atmosphere, allowing you to listen to your music and take calls hands-free while you work or play. The build quality is very good, though I would think a little more flexibility in the joints would be welcome. I think JBL is on to something here, since the Soundgear could make listening to music safer in some instances, like when biking, allowing your music to be heard but also letting you keep an open ear for sounds of trouble, sirens, horns, etc. This would obviously not be for everyone but I think plenty of people will find the Soundgear useful and enjoyable. Also the fact that you're not pumping high-volume sound directly into your ear canal has to be a plus, keeping your ears safe from sound-induced damage.
Date published: 2017-12-18
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Are these waterproof or sweat proof? 

Asked by: Hbjorling
The JBL Soundgear could handle small amounts of sweat or liquid but it is not water proof.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-10-17

What's the difference between this model and the BTA version?

Asked by: Doug in Oakland
The main difference between the Soundgear and the Soundgear BTA would be the Soundgear BTA's Wireless Audio Transmitter feature which enables a convenient Bluetooth® connection to the TV to better immerse yourself in a movie.Enjoy a synchronized audio experience as a result of AptX low latency. Using either input optical or auxiliary audio available makes your Soundgear compatible with most TVs.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-05-28

Is the Soundgear music on the SD card played in random Order?

Asked by: GregN
Hello! Our JBL Soundgear does not have an SD Card slot available. It could be that what you saw was a counterfeit product.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-08-01

Can I connect it via Bluetooth or via jack with the PS4? 

Asked by: Riccardo
Hi! Yes you could connect your sources to our JBL Soundgear via Bluetooth, apparently it does not have an auxiliary input.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-09-20

Does this have ear buds option as well?

Asked by: applejax
Unfortunately the JBL Soundgear is developed and designed to be used around the neck and there is no earbud option for it.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-11-21

This was supposed to be released in spring/early summer and I hoped the delay was to improve the specs but they still seem subpar. $200 for 6 hours of battery life and there's no fast charging? go off i guess

Asked by: ksksks
Thank you for your feedback, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-13

Do these have a Jack I can plug in a device to or is it only Bluetooth?

Asked by: docd
Unfortunately, the JBL Soundgear does not have an aux input. The only port it has is the micro USB for charging.
Answered by: Dan E
Date published: 2018-10-17

The transmitter for the BTA version specifies low-latency but that is missing from the JBL Soundgear specs. Will the JBL Soundgear work with an APTx low-latency transmitter from a different vendor, and if so what is the rated latency?

Asked by: Who Done It
The JBL Soundgear can play with other Bluetooth sources. Latency with BTA transmitter is specified as below 40 ms, which is the guaranteed maximum latency for the APTx low-latency system. Although we may not guarantee anything with transmitters from other vendors, we guarantee that our low-latency specification with both our devices. Generally speaking, transmitters that are certified as such would give you less than 40 ms latency. We hope this information helps. If you have further questions, please reach out to your local JBL Support. Thank you!
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-22
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