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Drawing on expertise learned from building some of the finest loudspeakers in the world, JBL engineers created lightweight, over-ear headphones with a fresh look and uncompromising JBL sound. The J55’s premium drivers generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t touch. Pure, accurate bass lets you hear the truth from your music. Our unique, DJ pivot mechanism lets you rotate either ear-cup up to 180 degrees, which frees up one ear to hear outside sound. Bold styling details, including brushed stainless steel ear-cup and headband accents, make J55 headphones an aesthetic, as well as acoustic, triumph.
At a Glance:
  • One hit wonders sound like world beaters courtesy of the amazing clarity and deep, accurate JBL® Pure Bass
  • Check the scene with the DJ-pivot ear cups that flip up when you need to be aware of external sounds
  • Show some class with a sleek, contemporary design that incorporates stainless-steel accents and soft leather ear pads
  • Bold JBL design and premium finishing
  • Premium, high-performance JBL drivers
  • Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism
  • Soft leather ear cushions
  • Closed-back design
  • Single-side, detachable cable
  • Cable-locking mechanism
  • Rugged strain relief
  • Gold-plated jack with extension ring
  • Padded carry pouch
What's in the box:
  • 1 set of JBL J55 on-ear headphones
  • 1 4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable, flat elastomer cable
  • 1 padded carry pouch
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card
For over 60 years, JBL has engineered the precise, naturally articulated sound found in cinemas, arenas and recording studios around the world. That legendary JBL sound is now available anywhere personal audio travels – with a style all its own. JBL J55 headphones employ premium drivers that generate clarity and extended bass that competitive products simply can’t touch. Pure, accurate bass lets you hear the truth from your music. Our unique, DJ pivot mechanism lets you rotate either ear-cup up to 180 degrees, which frees up one ear to hear outside sound. The padded headband and ear cushions enhance comfort, and the single-side, flat elastomer cable resists tangling. A twist-lock mechanism secures the detachable cable when it’s connected to the ear-cup, and a rugged strain relief connector dampens resonance that can adversely affect sound quality. Bold styling, including brushed stainless steel ear-cup and headband accents, makes J55 headphones an aesthetic, as well as acoustic, triumph. An extension ring on the jack accommodates most smartphone cases, so you can stay connected and your phone can stay covered. And a padded carry pouch protects the headphones when they’re not on your ears. Now great JBL sound goes wherever you go.
Product Features:
  • Bold JBL design and premium finishing
    From the brushed stainless steel headband and ear-cup accents to the matte black or white housings, from the embossed, metallic JBL logos to the cable that matches the ear pads, these headphones are designed to be as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the ears.
  • Premium, high-performance JBL drivers
    JBL drivers deliver precise, powerful sound for an exceptional listening experience. Bass is pure, deep and accurately produced – the calling card of legendary JBL sound. As a result, J55s outperform competitive products costing much more.
  • Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism
    Sometimes you need to be aware of more than just your music. J55 ear-cups rotate up to 180 degrees while you’re wearing them so you can keep one ear on your audio and one ear on external sounds or conversations. The ear-cups rotate under the headband for easy storage and transport.
  • Soft leather ear cushions
    Our ear cushions feature a soft leather that provides longwearing comfort. It also helps maintain an acoustic seal on the ear, which improves the headphones’ passive noise reduction. And that means a purer listening experience.
  • Closed-back design
    J55 headphones feature a closed-back design that blocks ambient noise and minimizes leaking. So the outside noise stays outside, and your listening experience stays yours and yours alone.
  • Single-side, detachable cable
    Tangled cables are a constant source of frustration. But not with the J55s. The tangle-resistant, flat elastomer cable connects to just one ear-cup, which further minimizes tangling. The cable also detaches from the ear-cup for added flexibility.
  • Cable-locking mechanism
    A unique, twist-lock mechanism keeps the detachable cable secure when it’s connected. When you plug the cable into the ear-cup, a simple twist locks it in place.
  • Rugged strain relief
    A strong, secure connection between the housing and cable is critical for both durability and sound quality. Our rugged strain relief connector dampens vibration for enhanced acoustic performance.
  • Gold-plated jack with extension ring
    The gold-plated jack incorporates an extension ring that works with most custom smartphone covers and cases. So you don’t have to slip off your protective case to connect the headphones.
  • Padded carry pouch
    JBL sound is always worth protecting. An included padded carry pouch keeps the headphones safe from bumps and bruises when you’re not wearing them.
Carry Case

JBL sound is always worth protecting. An included carry case keeps the device safe from bumps and bruises.

Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
On-ear style
Audio Specifications:
Input Impedance
Frequency Response
10Hz – 24kHz
Speaker Specifications:
1-5/8-inch (40mm)
Control and Connection Specifications:
4' 3-3/16" (1.3M), single-side, detachable
J55 is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound for the price I've used seinheiser and audiotechnica headphones that are around this price point, and these blow them away. These have a lot of treble and bass which I really tend to appreciate. If you're on a budget, these sound amazing. I wound up with two pairs. The first pair lasted a year of heavy use and the material around the ears started to come apart from the headphone, but they're still perfectly usable. The second pair hasn't been used nearly as much and has remained in basically brand new condition. My only complaint is they are not over ear. The sound is spectacular though.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good headphones - while they last I tried quite a few headphones. Most of them were of terribe quality and I exchanged them for a pair of J55. I was pleased with the quality and used them constantly for audio production at home or for enjoyment. The fact that the cable is detachable is great, and I never had an issue with the cable wearing out - a cause of frustration with countless pairs of headphones in the past. At five months of use, the ear pad wore out and almost at the same time, the frame cracked as well. I thought these would last longer, but I was wrong. I'm hoping to get them exchanged soon.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You want these headphones I have had my pair for 3 or four months and i still love them. All sounds are true. Bass is on point with mid and highs. These have started a collection.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this 1y ago and still play beauty, before I had the headphones from the competition, it's played a similar but crack and began to crackle
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Design My son and I received these as a Christmas gift, I use them maybe 15 times a month to listen to music while working at the computer and BOTH pairs of headphones broke in the EXACT same spot. TERRIBLE design problem.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pair of headphones I have owned all headphones from Nixon to beat and have never seen such good value for money. they have good base reasonable highs and mids. So if you are in the market for a pair of quality headphones for a low price. THESE ARE THE ONES TO BUY
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelent sound for mobile music I tried about 50 models and these were the best quality/price for my mobile phone (a Sony, one that has a great music capability). I love the sound and the confort. The problem is the quality of the plastic head-band. I broke two in almost the same place in less than a year (the 1st broke, I repaire them and gave them to a friend, bough another one and in less than 10 months, it also broke when I was simply putting it over my head). I always took very care of them. Many users are complaining of the same problem :-(
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lack of durability. Disappointed. Poor quality! The headphones lasted for around 4-5 months before the ear cushions started to tear and small cracks appeared on the plastic parts. Really disappointed! From what I see from other reviews I'm not the only one with the same problem.
Date published: 2014-04-19
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