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JBL SOUNDGEAR

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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.

Item# JBLSOUNDGEARBLK

General Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range 100Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)
Sensitivity 96dB
Maximum SPL 111dB
Microphone sensitivity @1kHz dB v/pa -42
Impedance 32 ohm
Weight 350g

Dimensions

Driver size 4 x 31mm

Powering Input

Charging time 2 hours

Powering Output

Music play time with BT on 6 hours
Talk time with BT on 6 hours

Powering Interface

Rated power 2 x 3W

Battery

Battery type Polymer Li-ion battery (3.7V, 800mAh)
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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 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL DOES IT AGAIN !!!! I love the JBL Sound Gear. It was very user friendly and easy to operate. It took me less than five minutes for me to learn how to properly operate the headphones. The bluetooth function connected flawlessly to several devices I used to test this function. It fits smoothly on the neck and did not feel awkward or out of place. The weight distribution of the Sound Gear fitted just right on my neck. The sound quality of the Sound Gear was crisp and clear. The four speakers located in this unit did a great job of providing a "surround sound" quality that I was very pleased with. Great job JBL!!! I would recommend the JBL Sound Gear to all my friends and family.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!! Never would I have thought of JBL designing a speaker like this, I thought all headphones were all the same....over the ear or in the ear. The design and innovative sound and look are AMAZING! LEAVE IT TO JBL TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...VERY COMFORTABLE AROUND THE NECK AND SHOULDERS!!! TO BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC, MOVIES TO TALK TO ANOTHER PERSON AND NOT HAVING TO COVER YOUR EARS WHILE USING THIS AMAZING SOUNDGEAR IS GREAT. THANK U JBL FOR SUCH GREAT SOUND PRODUCTS, I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF ALL YOUR SPEAKERS AND HOME AUDIO!...I FEEL VERY FORTUNATE & LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO REVIEW SUCH AWESOME PRODUCTS FOR YOU GUYS!!! CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT PRODUCT TO REVIEW!!!...HANDS DOWN JBL IS & WILL ALWAYS BE #1...YPU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED WITH THIS SOUNDGEAR...!!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't think I'd like it, but... I actually thought the idea of it was dumb. Maybe it's because I don't play any VR games, or maybe it's because everything is getting lighter and smaller and this is not. Out of the box, setting up the Bluetooth was easy and the sound was really good. It doesn't have a ton of low end, but I didn't expect it since it doesn't form a sealed enclosure around your ears like earbuds or headphones. I had some work to do around the outside of the house and figured out immediately that this wasn't a dumb idea at all and I actually loved it. You can listen to music (or anything over BT) and do what you need to do while still hearing what's going on around you. I wouldn't recommend this for sports since it wouldn't stay put, but there are a million everyday uses for it. It does phone calls well, but it may not be right for everyone since the calls are not private.
Date published: 2017-12-05
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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: 2017-12-13

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: 2017-12-22

Would these be compatible with HTC virtual reality headset?

Asked by: K_hill
The JBL Soundgear are made for VR headsets, as long as your device can connect via bluetooth with the Soundgear it should work well.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can this be linked to tv sound

Asked by: Bookkeeper
I would recommend using the Soundgear BTA for you to experience sound on your TV. It has a BTA that will allow you to connect to your TV via optical cable and would transmit the signal back to your Soundgear for an awesome experience.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-13

I have purchased the Soundgear BTA version that includes the bluetooth transmitter. How do I work through Samsung TV options to connect it and allow me to listen to the tv both on the headset and the tv speakers? Thank you!

Asked by: Casey280
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