HARMAN introduced two new JBL headsets this morning at CES 2015; the JBL S700NC and the JBL Reflect Aware. The JBL Reflect Aware are in-ear earphones that allow the ability to mix ambient sounds with active noise cancelling performance. They are also the lightest ANC headphone on the market and don’t require a battery through the use of Lightning Connector or Micro USB.
“With conventional in ear noise cancelling headphones, today’s athlete is limited to only full noise reduction or no noise reduction. Our extensive research with athletes of all levels shows that workout locations vary, and therefore the ideal headphone needs to be able to adapt to varying environments,” said Michael Mauser, president of HARMAN Lifestyle. “The new JBL Reflect Aware™ headphone delivers both best in class active noise cancelling performance AND the ability to mix in sound from your environment for greater awareness of your surroundings when you want it, making this the most versatile sport headphone on the market.”
The JBL Reflect Aware deliver sound isolation with form fitting ear tips and active noise cancelling technology, allowing you to control how much of the outside world you want to hear while working out (perfect for outside runners that need to be aware of the road). The JBL Ambient Aware app, not only gives the athlete control of the ambient noise level, but also custom EQ settings to create the perfect audio sound for your workout.
The second pair announced today are the JBL S700NC, which also offer active noise-canceling. The JBL S700NC brings the same LiveStage™ technology as the original S700, but now adds Harman’s patented Clari-Fi™ technology and new active noise-canceling algorithms.
“When JBL released the JBL Synchros headphone lineup in 2013, the company brought world-renowned JBL professional audio sound to headphones and LiveStage™ signal-processing technology, giving consumers a more lifelike listening experience,” said Michael Mauser, president of HARMAN Lifestyle. “Now, with the addition of Clari-Fi™ and active noise-canceling, the experience just got better.”