IFA 2017, BERLIN – AUGUST 31, 2017 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, breaks new ground with the introduction of a variety of new Personal Audio products. JBL delivers excellence in immersive audio with technologies like adaptive noise cancelling and true wireless whilst ensuring comfort driven design, making listening to music more effortless: JBL brings the power of music to you – wherever and whenever – so you can make the most of the moment.


JBL E65BTNC - over ear wireless headphone with superior active noise-cancelling technology

The JBL E65BTNC, with Bluetooth 4.1 technology, provides exceptional active noise-cancelling technology, which reduces outside noise and gives listeners a more immersive sound experience. Engineered with JBL’s Signature Sound, the headphone offers superior bass and high-quality audio for up to 24 hours of play time in Bluetooth mode. The E65BTNC headphone plays for an impressive 15 hours with active noise-cancelling turned on and can be fully charged in just two hours so listeners can get right back to their favourite playlists and podcasts.

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The JBL E65BTNC headphone effortlessly switches from playing music from one portable device to answering a phone call on another, so listeners never miss a call while enjoying music or watching a movie. The onboard mic ensures crystal clear calls. With a soft, fabric headband and form-fitting ear cushions for an immersive listening session, the headphone combines both comfort and fashion.


Pricing and Availability

The JBL E65BTNC (€199) will be available for purchase from October 2017. Colours include Black, White, and Stone Blue.


JBL Free – JBL cuts the final cord for ultimate freedom

The cord-free earbuds encourage music lovers to break up from wires and neckbands for truly unrestricted movement, whether on the phone (in mono mode), listening to music on-the-go or working out at the gym (+ silicone sleeves). JBL Free provides 24 hours of combined use, delivering continuous music for up to 4 hours with 20 hours of backup power from the charging case. The lightweight case is equipped with a built-in battery, letting listeners recharge an entire hour of music playback in just 15-minutes.

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The earbuds are Bluetooth-enabled so users can connect smart devices and enjoy a completely hands-free experience. Additionally, JBL Free has a built-in microphone for uninterrupted, crystal clear calls at the touch of a button. To ensure an impeccable and secure fit, three comfort-fit ear tips and two secure fit silicone sleeves are included. Users can interchange ear tips and sleeves for a total of nine different size combinations.


Pricing and Availability

JBL Free (€149) will be available at selected retail stores in Black and White from October 2017.



JBL Jr - High quality sound at kid friendly volumes

JBL® Jr, JBL’s first line of kids’ headphones that perfectly blend youngster’s entertainment needs with parents’ safety and quality expectations. The new JBL Jr line includes both wired and wireless models specifically designed for children ages three to ten.

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JBL Jr is built with JBL’s Pure Bass sound and fine-tuned for lower sound pressure levels, so children can safely indulge their passion for music, movies and video games. The JBL Safe Sound feature ensures volume maxes out at 85dB, keeping audio at safe levels for little ears. Additionally, the cleverly designed 3D axis rotation ear cups automatically adjust to children’s ear sizes to create a perfect seal. This, in combination with the premium and flexible ear cushions, provides a high level of Passive Noise Cancellation so kids don’t have to strain their hearing when listening to audio in noisy environments, like airplanes.

JBL Jr is specifically designed to comfortably fit a child’s head with a soft-padded adjustable headband and cushioned ear cups. In addition, the solid outer design is built to survive the toughest wear and tear.


Pricing and Availability

The JBL JR300BT (€49.99) and JBL JR300 (€24.99) will be available for purchase from September 2017. The JBL JR300BT headphones come in two colour combinations; Punky Pink and Rocker Blue. The JBL JR300 headphones are available in Spider Red and Ice Blue. A sticker pack is included for kids who want to make their headphones as unique as they are.


JBL Soundgear - Sound you can wear: JBL reimagines personal audio

The JBL Soundgear pairs JBL’s Signature Sound with an innovative, wearable design, giving users more freedom to transform daily activities. It is designed to be worn around the neck for a hands-free and ear-free intimate sound experience. No matter the activity, users can create their own personal sound zone without the closed-off feeling of a headphone. Whether doing house or office work, engaging in virtual reality or watching a movie from a tablet, JBL Soundgear empowers users to create their very own listening environment while staying connected to their surroundings. 

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JBL Soundgear is wireless and connects seamlessly through Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets. Users can enjoy mobile virtual reality headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, using the wearable sound device to create a powerful audio experience revolutionising mobile gaming and entertainment.

The device is also built with a versatile, dual-microphone conferencing system with echo and noise cancelling technology to ensure sound clarity for crystal clear conversations.


Pricing and Availability

The JBL SoundGear (€229) will be available for purchase from November 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 services supporting the Internet of Things.  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 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our 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. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.