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New JBL® Synchros S400 Bluetooth Headphones Marry High Resolution Sound with an Intuitive User Experience

A new experience in sound and wireless simplicity

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, is proud to announce the JBL® Synchros S400BT Bluetooth® wireless on-ear stereo headphones, full of new features and innovations, bringing world-renowned JBL professional audio sound in a wireless configuration.

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The new JBL Synchros S400BT headphones deliver the superb sound-staging that the JBL Synchros line is known for.  It combines intuitive touch-sensitive control with the on-the-go freedom and convenience of Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity with advanced aptX® audio encoding to bring you a unique combination of innovative user interface with JBL's balanced audio and PureBass performance.

"At HARMAN, we know that technology should serve to make our audio experiences better.  That's why our engineers are constantly pushing the limits to offer consumers simpler ways of engaging with their music," said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN.  "With these new Bluetooth headphones, we are giving consumers not only the convenience of a wireless audio connection, but an even simpler way of controlling the experience with our new touch sensor controls.  Add in JBL Professional Audio sound with PureBass performance and our customers will be enveloped in a revolutionary experience of sound and simplicity."

JBL Synchros S400BT headphones are both easy to use and powerful to experience; the intuitive touch-sensor interface on its left earcup lets you adjust music volume, switch tracks or receive calls with the simple swipe of a finger.  No more fumbling for tiny buttons in hard-to-reach places: the whole surface of the earcup acts as a single touch-sensitive control system.  The touch-sensitive surface of the cup tracks the movement of your fingers across the touch sensor with an LED trail, spotlighting your audio experience for all eyes to see.  NFC technology enables easy pairing with other NFC devices with a simple tap.  And the built-in batteries boast 15 hours of playback time via Bluetooth, with the ability to connect via cable for passive playback mode.  40 mm drivers deliver amazing JBL clarity and hard-hitting bass, while the echo-cancellation technology enables natural sounding phone calls.  For comfort, ergonomics and portability, JBL Synchros S400BT headphones sport 3D-axis earcup rotation and plush leather cushions with an authentic steel headband.  Viewed as a whole, the S400BT is a wireless headphone that's meant to celebrate – as much as to simplify – premium listening.


Features and Specifications:

  • JBL professional audio sound with PureBass performance
  • Advanced aptX encoding for the best possible wireless audio experience
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology for a wireless listening experience
  • Simple NFC pairing capability
  • Touch sensor controls intuitively manage music & calls
  • Smart LED light trail follows the swipe of your finger on the touch sensor earcup
  • USB rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours
  • Dual use: plug in the included cable to use even while the battery is charging
  • 40 mm driver delivers amazing clarity and hard-hitting bass
  • Echo-cancellation technology for more natural sounding phone calls
  • 3D-axis earcup rotation enhances ergonomic fit and portability
  • Plush leather cushions and authentic steel headband for functionality and comfort

Pricing and Availability
For additional information on the JBL Synchros S400BT Headphones (MSRP $299.95), or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com

About HARMAN
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the twelve months ended September 30, 2013. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. Please visit www.harman.com for more information.

© 2014 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Odyssey are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

For more information contact:

Christopher M. Dragon                                                  Derrick Stembridge
HARMAN International                                                  levin|bridge
Tel.: +1-203-328-4203                                                   Tel.: +1-919-263-9006
chris.dragon@HARMAN[email protected]                                        [email protected]

 

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