I Can’t Wait to Give the JBL Synchros S400BT a Listen

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The JBL Synchros S400BT are one of the upcoming JBL by Harman offerings Judie and I checked out during CES 2014. The newest in the JBL Synchros lineup, the Synchros S400BT headphones pack Bluetooth 3.0 with advanced aptX digital encoding technology in order to “stream the richest wireless audio experience available”. That’s just the beginning.51 Gear Diary CES 2014 Harman International Jan 7 2014 10 04 PM 07

The left earcup of the headphones features a touch-sensor interface for adjusting volume, switching tracks, or taking calls. The entire earcup surface serves as the touch sensitive control system so all it takes is a simple swipe to make things happen. And how’s this for a nice extra? There is an LED light trail that tracks finger movement across the touch sensor. It is a small bit of electronic bling that will add visual interest while you enjoy your music.

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Available in the white we photographed or black, the headphones work as either wired or wireless cans and promise to offer great JBL sound.

Synchros S400BT | Synchros on ear stereo headphone complete with JBL Professional Audio Sound Bluetooth 3 0 wireless freedom and innovative touch sensor controls | JBL US

The JBL Synchros S400BT have an MSRP of $295.95 and will ship before the middle of next month. They looked great when we saw them at CES and we can’t wait to hear how they sound. You can pre-order now.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.