JBL® Announces the World's First Headphone to Control Audio with a Wave of the Hand

Crossing into unprecedented territory, JBL award-winning headphones feature innovative technology with motion sensor controls that will keep you active with best-in-class JBL audio

Jan 05, 2015, 06:00 ET from HARMAN

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CES 2015 – HARMAN, the premium global audio, infotainment and enterprise automation group (NYSE: HAR), introduces the world's first in-ear Bluetooth headphones with motion sensor control, taking simplicity to a new level.

"These products demonstrate HARMAN's continued drive to use technology for simplifying and elevating consumers' experiences with their devices," said Michael Mauser, president of the HARMAN Lifestyle Division. "The JBL Reflect Response™ BT and JBL Synchros S210BT are the first in the world to offer users command of the audio with only a hand movement, an unprecedented level of convenience and control."

No longer will you become frustrated by the task of trying to change tracks or answer calls with controllers that are both small and difficult to locate on earphones. The JBL Reflect Response™ BT and the JBL Synchros S210BT offer an elevated consumer experience, made possible by wave-to-control technology. The JBL Reflect Response BT frees your workout from distraction with the world's first motion sensor sports earphones — controlled with a simple wave of the hand. You can command audio to playback or pause, along with control tracks and pick up calls. JBL Reflect Response™ BT features a comfortable in-the-ear, behind-the-neck ergonomic sports design, complete with sweat-proof technology and JBL Signature Sound—making these perfect for any athlete. The headphones are available in the brilliant colors of red, blue, green and black to keep you stylish and include a reflective cable for outdoor activities at night.

With the JBL Synchros S210BT, users benefit from wave-to-control technology that not only allows them to adjust volume and answer calls, but as an added benefit, it also offers superior audio as a result of the two-way hybrid driver design. The balanced armature delivers astounding clarity with the dynamic driver's deep, punchy bass response in a remarkably small form factor.

Both the JBL Reflect Response™ BT and the JBL Synchros S210BT are designed with exclusive and patented ergonomics to ensure a secure fit that makes for hours of comfortable wear. Featuring a sleek, streamlined industrial design, these headphone earpieces will not fall out of ears when users are on the move or even during strenuous exercise. Bluetooth functionality provides up to eight hours of listening enjoyment.

Pricing and Availability For additional information on JBL Reflect Response™ BT (MSRP $149) and JBL Synchros S210BT (MSRP $199.95) or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com

About HARMAN HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

For more information contact:

Sean Kapoor

Derrick Stembridge



Tel: +1-203-328-3888

Tel: +1.919.348.5585



Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150104/166797