[CES 2017] JBL partners with Quincy Jones on new Bluetooth headphones


Quincy Jones is a legendary record producer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and everyone in between. The man has had a huge impact on the music industry and has won numerous awards from the music industry as well as outside the industry. Quincy Jones is now partnering with JBL to offer-up the JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Bluetooth wireless headphones. These Quincy Jones edition headphones are tweaked and tuned to Jones’ specifications giving the user a unique sound experience. We checked these headphones out at CES 2017 and they are certainly really well designed. They are plush and premium feeling, though we did not get a chance to hear the sound for ourselves, perhaps in a future review.

Check out the full press release below, and let us know what you think about the Quincy Jones/JBL partnership in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


JBL® and Music Pioneer Quincy Jones Introduce E55BT Quincy Edition Wireless Headphone

New luxury over-ear wireless headphone features voice prompts and audio tuned by the music legend

CES – Las Vegas – January 4, 2017 – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced a special edition over-ear wireless headphone, tuned by legendary GRAMMY® winner Quincy Jones. The most Grammy-nominated artist in history, Quincy Jones is a pioneer in music and film whose work as a composer, musician, artist, and television and record producer expands across six decades.

The E55BT Quincy Edition delivers Quincy’s personalized sound for superior audio and features customized EQ tuning and voice prompts from Quincy Jones himself. The wireless headphone packs up to 20-hours of battery life so listeners can take the stylish headphone from day to night without missing a beat. Additionally, the Bluetooth feature allows users to seamlessly switch between devices for audio calls and music, enabling them to stay connected at all times. For higher resolution audio quality up to 96 kHz/24 bit, users can also listen in wired mode with the detachable cable included.

Quincy Jones
JBL E55BT Quincy Edition in white

“The design of the E55BT Quincy Edition was a true collaborative effort with HARMAN and a continuation of our six-year partnership,” said music legend, Quincy Jones. “I’ve been a big supporter of all HARMAN brands for decades and can’t wait to have fans listen to their favorite music with these expertly tuned headphones that deliver premium sound.”

The headphone was designed for someone who appreciates fashion as much as they do music. The chic aesthetic of the special edition headphone was a collaborative effort by Quincy and designer Kidada Jones, the music legend’s daughter. The designer outfitted the ergonomic, over-ear headphone with rich metallic finishes and a stylish leather headband to ensure users have lasting comfort throughout the day.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to work with Quincy and Kidada Jones once again by adding another special edition headphone to HARMAN’s portfolio,” said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “The E55BT Quincy Edition headphone, tuned by Quincy himself, offers legendary sound and a stylish design for music lovers.”

JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Features:

  • JBL Signature Sound delivered by powerful 50mm drivers in a sleek, stylish design.
  • Customized EQ tuning by Quincy Jones
  • Quincy Jones voice prompts
  • Detachable cable with one-button universal remote with microphone
  • 20-hours play time with 2-hour charging time
  • Seamless switch between devices
  • Comfort-fit leather headband
  • Sound controls on ear-cup
  • Quincy Jones Limited Edition Pouch


The headphones will be available for purchase starting May 2017 at JBL.com. The headphone retails for $199.95 and will be available in space grey and dusty rose. Learn more at JBL.com/CES

Last Updated on January 23, 2017.


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