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Description

JBL is an American manufacturer of loudspeakers and headphones. The company has two divisions: JBL Professional produces speakers for studio, live, and cinema applications, while JBL Consumer produces speakers and headphones for the consumer market.

History

James B Lansing started a company in 1927 to produce speaker drivers named Lansing manufacturing Company. In the 1930s, the company marketed Shearer Horn and later the Iconic System loudspeakers for cinemas. The company was bought by Altec in 1941, and its name changed to Altec Lansing.
In 1946, after his contract with Altec expired, James Lansing left and founded JBL. Early products were near copies of Altec Lansing products.
In 1969, the company was sold to the company headed by Sidney Harman, which would later become Harman International. In the 1970s, JBL became a household brand, selling large numbers of loudspeakers and studio monitors.
Over the next decades, JBL went more mass-market with their entry-level speakers. It also supplied many automakers.

Current Products

JBL's consumer products currently include numerous wireless headphones, wireless speakers, and soundbars.

Scores

4.8Very Good1 reviews
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“Love my JBL Boombox”
—boy_racer on 01 Jun 2020

Products

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JBL Quantum 350 Wireless Gaming Headset

JBL Quantum 350 is a wireless, over-ear gaming headset with a detachable omnidirectional microphone. It can be considered the wireless version of the Quantum...
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JBL PartyBox 110 Party Speaker

JBL PartyBox 110 is a mid-size portable party speaker. While it is slotted to be the entry point in JBL's PartyBox lineup, the PartyBox 110 nevertheless deli...
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JBL Tour One Over-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

JBL Tour One are over-ear wireless headphones with active noise cancellation. Designed for business professionals who travel frequently, the Tour One combine...
Thumbnail of product JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

JBL Tour Pro+ TWS True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

JBL Tour Pro+ TWS are true wireless in-ear headphones powered by JBL's 6.8mm dynamic drivers. They feature the company's Adaptive Noise Cancelling that allows consumers to tune out ambient noise while carry out conversations without removing the earbud...
Thumbnail of product JBL Live 460NC Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

JBL Live 460NC Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

JBL Live 460NC are entry-level on-ear wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, which is supplemented with JBL's Ambient Aware feature. The large 4...
Thumbnail of product JBL Live 660NC Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

JBL Live 660NC Wireless Headphones w/ ANC

JBL Live 660NC are mid-range over-ear wireless headphones equipped with ANC, which is supplemented with JBL's Ambient Aware feature. The large 40mm drivers a...

Articles

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JBL Tour Pro Plus Review Rundown

The JBL Tour Pro+ are a well-priced, elegantly designed set of true wireless earbuds. They sound great, have very good battery life and call quality, and their wake-word access for voice assistants is a rare and helpful feature. The charging case was v...
21 Sep 2021
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JBL Tour One Review Rundown

The JBL Tour One Wireless are a solid option for those looking for comfortable noise-canceling headphones with good sound quality, great battery life, and excellent call quality. JBL's Tour series which includes the Tour One headphones and the Tour Pro...
13 Sep 2021
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JBL Xtreme 3 Review Rundown

JBL's Xtreme 3 speaker delivers robust bass depth in a rugged, waterproof build. It's a fantastic Bluetooth option for outdoor settings and parties or a single speaker system for, say, a smaller apartment. At top volumes, the DSP thins the bass out a bit,
08 Jun 2021
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JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Review Rundown

The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam offers one of the easiest ways to dip your toes into Dolby Atmos. At 27.9-inches wide and 2.4-inches tall, it's very compact for a home theater soundbar. A simple and easy room calibration function lets the soundbar adjust its se
20 May 2021

Reviews

boy_racer · 01 Jun 2020
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