CES – Las Vegas – January 4, 2017 - HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today expands into the virtual reality market by unveiling JBL OR300 on-ear and JBL OR100 in-ear headphones.

Designed for OCULUS RIFT, these headphones create an immersive sound experience featuring JBL’s Pure Bass sound. Conceived to perfectly seal the ear from the ambient noise they offer a pervasive and absorbing audio landscape, enhancing the VR experience to epic levels. Both headphones are compatible with the OCULUS RIFT proprietary headphone connector and are specifically calibrated to provide a reliable and hassle free connection.

For consumers who prefer on-ear headphones, the CES Innovation award winning JBL OR300 are lightweight and comfortable. Whether gaming, watching movies or live-streaming events, the headphones remain comfortable for hours of entertainment thanks to the pillow effect of the ear cup cushion and the custom fit design. Specifically designed for OCULUS RIFT, they also allow for an easy, hassle-free connection.

The JBL OR100 in-ear headphones’ lightweight design and customizable ear tips make it easy for users to truly immerse into their VR experience for long hours without any distractions. The in-ear headphones also block out ambient noise so gamers can make every experience epic.

“Sound plays a crucial role in virtual and augmented reality experiences, so we’re excited to offer the OCULUS RIFT compatible headphones for this growing market,” said Dave Rogers, SVP & GM, SBU HMM & Global Markets, HARMAN. “The JBL OR300 and OR100 headphones were built to deliver immersive sound to consumers seeking an unparalleled virtual reality experience.” 

JBL OR300 and OR100 Features:

  • Designed for OCULUS RIFT
  • JBL Pure Bass sound
  • Perfectly sealing ear tips and cushion design for immersive audio
  • Lightweight, ergonomic fit design
  • Includes carrying case for headphones

Pricing and Availability:

The JBL OR300 On-ear ($149.00) and JBL OR100 In-ear ($79.00) headphones will be available on JBL.com March 2017. For more information, visit www.JBL.com/CES.

HARMAN at CES 2017
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.


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