Premium Sound. Smart Features. The JBL® Flip 5 and JBL® LIVE Headphone Series Are Here To Impress

Experience the latest generation of products featuring JBL’s Signature Sound at CES 2019

CES 2019, LAS VEGAS – January X, 2019 – A brand new series of smart headphones as well as an addition to its portable speaker range; JBL’s plans for CES 2019 are nothing short of epic. Taking the listening experience to the next level with the JBL Flip 5 and introducing the smart JBL® LIVE headphone series, welcome to the new generation of products taking JBL’s Signature Sound to new heights.

JBL® LIVE headphone series

JBL is back with a new wireless headphone series. The JBL® LIVE headphones boast the powerful JBL Signature Sound, a sleek, contemporary look and smart, touch-control features. Prepare to hit the streets with an innovative listening experience, powered by Google and Amazon Alexa voice assistant.

Looking to search for your favourite artist’s latest song? At a loss for directions to your next meeting? No worries. A simple tap to the left earcup delivers a seamless headphone listening experience, with both Google and Amazon Alexa on hand to get your answers straight into your ears.

It doesn’t stop there either. Both the JBL LIVE400BT and LIVE500BT headphones feature TalkThru and Ambient Aware technologies, while the flagship model, the JBL LIVE 650BTNC, has built-in Active Noise Cancelling technology. With TalkThru, music volume is lowered and outward facing microphones are activated, amplifying the voices and sounds around you to make it easy to chat with friend without removing the headphone.

In Ambient Aware mode, listeners can control the amount of background noise they want to let in to stay keyed into their surroundings when it’s needed most.

With three devices to choose from with sleek, aluminum finishes and a lightweight feel, the perfect headphone is within reach for any on-the-go lifestyle.

The JBL® LIVE Series will be available for purchase at major retailers and on starting April 2019 in a variety of colour options.

JBL® Flip 5

Crystal-clear sound. A waterproof and durable case. Crank the music up, because the JBL Flip 5 is redefining great sound.

A newly engineered racetrack-shaped driver with increased cone area and excursion amplifies JBL’s classic signature sound, elevating the overall output of the music delivering crisp highs and deep bass.

Like its predecessor, the JBL Flip 5 sports a waterproof, compact design, which means there’s no stopping where this speaker can travel. Small enough to pack in a suitcase, take it with you to your mountaintop soirees and beach excursions, no matter the weather.

The JBL® Flip 5 (129 €) will be available on and select retailers starting June 2019 in 11 colour options: Desert Sand, Mustard Yellow, Dusty Pink, Grey Stone, River Teal, Fiesta Red, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Steel White, Forest Green, and Squad.


  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming: Wirelessly connect to any smartphone or tablet via streaming technologies.
  • 12 hours of playtime: Built-in 4800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of continuous playtime.
  • IPX7 Waterproof: Take this speaker poolside or to the beach, without worrying about spills or water submersion.
  • Acoustic Design: Racetrack shaped driver deliver crisp sound and deeper bass.
  • USB-C Charging: Supported by 5V/3A power source.
  • Speakerphone: Built-in speakerphone allows anyone to take crystal-clear calls with the touch of a button.
  • Life-proof materials: Rubber housing and durable materials allows this speaker to outlast any adventure.

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About JBL

For over 75 years, JBL has shaped life’s most memorable moments at the intersection of music, lifestyle, gaming and sports. JBL elevates listening experiences with superior audio quality and product designs that encourage individuality and self-expression. With unmatched professional credentials and industry-leading innovation, JBL is a trailblazer in the audio industry because of passionate and talented engineers and designers around the globe. JBL Pro Sound is the foremost technology pushing culture forward through major pop culture events and partnerships with the world’s top talent across music, sports and esports.


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