HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), announced a special edition over-ear wireless headphone, tuned by legendary GRAMMY winner Quincy Jones in space grey and dusty rose color variants at the CES 2017. Expected to cost $199.95, the E55BT Quincy Edition Wireless Headphone will be available for purchase starting May 2017 at JBL.com.
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 enables 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.
“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.
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
In a statement released to the press, Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN disclosed that the company is excited for the opportunity to work with Quincy and Kidada Jones once again by adding another special edition headphone to HARMAN’s portfolio. The E55BT Quincy Edition headphone, tuned by Quincy himself, offers legendary sound and stylish design for music lovers.
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.
As of this writing, we don’t have any specific confirmation about the expected launch date of JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Wireless headphone in India. However, we guess that you will have to wait until the first half of Q3 2017.