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September 19, 2013 • News

Want to Be Kind to Your Ears? Check Out JBL’s New Synchros Headphones

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Last night JBL and Harman International formally introduced their new JBL Synchros line of headphones in a rather unusual way. They had the amazing performer Trixie Whitley offer up a small, intimate concert with Trixie, her keyboardist, and all in attendance wearing the new flagship S700 headphones. The sound was amazing, and the music was too. Here’s a look …

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Here’s a bit of Trixie performing in the S700 headphones and then some details on each …

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JBL Synchros S700 are the top of the Synchros line. These premium powered over-ear stereo headphones are “built for those who know the future when they see it: precision crafted from lightweight die cast aluminum, woven fabric accents, steel, and luxuriously appointed leather ear cushions. With JBL professional audio performance and JBL LiveStage signal processing technology, these headphones deliver an unparalleled lifelike listening experience. Nothing else looks, feels, or sounds this new.”
They feature:

Precision designed die-cast aluminum frame, with woven fabric accents, steel headband and soft leather ear cushions

JBL professional audio sound with JBL PureBass™ performance in passive or powered mode

Premium 50 mm drivers

Patent pending JBL LiveStage signal processing technology for a more realistic sound experience

Built-in, rechargeable Li-ion battery powers JBL LiveStage™ technology for 28 hours

Detachable cable design with iOS 3 button remote/microphone cable and universal 3 button remote/microphone cable included

Available in Onyx and Glacier, with carrying case

Dan has a pair in hand, and he will be doing a full review soon.

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JBL Synchros S500 are the second from the top in the Synchros lineup. These are also powered over-ear stereo headphones that combine JBL Professional sound and JBL LiveStage signal processing technology. These, however, use two AAA batteries. They feature:

JBL professional audio sound with PureBass™ performance in passive or powered mode

Lightweight steel headband and leather earcushions

Premium 50 mm drivers

Patent pending JBL LiveStage signal processing technology for a more realistic sound experience

2 AAA batteries deliver 20 hours of JBL LiveStage performance

Detachable cable design with iOS 3 button
remote/microphone cable and universal 3 button remote/microphone cable included

Available in Onyx and Glacier, with carrying case

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JBL Synchros S300 are the Synchros headphones for those who prefer an on-ear style. As the company notes, “Making a clean break from conventional headphone design these lightweight yet durable headphones, with a steel headband and leather ear cushions are comfortable enough for hours and hours of listening. With JBL professional audio performance the JBL Synchros S300 reproduces your music with amazing clarity and deep, powerful bass. The design highlights portability, with cups that rotate and fold for compact storage. JBL Synchros S300 brings you flexibility, style, and power all in one piece.” The S300s feature:

JBL professional audio sound with JBL PureBass performance

Premium 40 mm drivers

Detachable cable design with iOS 3 button remote/microphone cable or universal 3 button remote/microphone cable

Cutting-edge design with steel headband and soft leather ear cushions

Collapsible design for storage, with carry case

Available in 6 colors

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JBL Synchros S200 offer a JBL Synchros experience for those who want in-ear headphones. Featuring 10 mm drivers they are built to last and deliver “JBL Professional Audio grade performance, with amazing clarity and resonant bass”.
The S200s feature:

Ultra-light, die-cast aluminum construction

Premium 10 mm driver

JBL professional audio sound with JBL PureBass performance

Angled ear tips for improved comfort and stability

Tangle resistant flat cable

1 set of Comply™ foam tips for superior fit

3 sizes of silicone eartips (S/M/L)

Available in 2 colors and 3 configurations: Onyx and Glacier, with either Apple 3-button remote cable, universal 3-button remote cable or straight cable

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JBL Synchros S100 are the least expensive way to get into the JBL Synchros line-up. They feature:

Ultra-light, die-cast aluminum construction

Advanced 9 mm driver

JBL professional audio sound with JBL PureBass™ performance

Angled ear tips for improved comfort and stability

Tangle resistant flat cable

1 set of Comply foam tips for superior fit

3 sizes of silicone eartips (S/M/L)

Available in 2 colors and 3 configurations: Onyx and Glacier, with either Apple 3-button remote cable, universal 3-button remote cable, or straight cable

The JBL Synchros lineup offer something for every budget — ranging from $349.95 for the JBL Synchros S700 down to just $99.95 for the S100. You can learn more here.

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