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JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers Rotatable Ear-Cups and Microphone - Orange by Review Summary ,  Aug 31, 2015

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JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers, Rotatable Ear-Cups and Microphone - Orange
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 144 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 4.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.7   average
Price4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Sound4.1   average
Cable3.8   above average
Fit3.8   below average
Music3.5   below average
Plastic1.8   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"The only problem I have with it is the cord is to short for what I need it for"
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"Unfortunately, the proprietary cable they came with stopped working after two weeks and no replacements are available on Amazon or from JBL's website."
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"I use headphone all the time and I hate it when I walk past something and catch the cord and rip it out."
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"Good quality sound but the cord wears out quickly."
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"The sound and bass is wonderful, fits comfortably over my ears, the length of the cable is perfect."
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"It works great again after I purchased a new cord."
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"Detaching cable very nice as well."
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"i bought this headphones and just as i was picking it up out of the box my disappointments started, the ear cups wiggled a lot and made a clingy cheap plasticy sound, they felt sensitive and cheap and had a nice plastic factory aroma to go with it, but i liked the cables they looked quite sturdy, i tried them on and they fit okay i thought initially but after about more than 2 hours usage my ears were unbearably painful from my fleshy part up to the inside also which lasted about 2 days even without having the headphones on, until today im conspiring against JBL because i have never had this type of pain ever before, the sound quality and loudness is extremely less than i expected, i have a cheap philips which offers the same sound as this, (2 stars) overrall i conclude im okay with the design the swivel mechanism is quite cool although it will start to get squiqy in a few days, but all the rest is an onion to your eyes, you will be crying all the way to your refund"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"However they still function and are comfortable to wear even with the damage."
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"Itbis sow comfortable and the audio is great"
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"These headphones do sound great and have a comfortable fit for being oversized."
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"Amazing sound and extremely comfortable."
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"Great look, Very comfortable, Sounds great to me."
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"They are comfortable and block out the surrounding noise pretty well, though they aren't noise cancelling."
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Fit

Fit:
"Due to the loose fit, the sound degrades a bit and let's in background noise with activities."
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"These earphones are very bulky and don't fit comfortably over the ears - to say they're awkward is an understatement."
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"On a my iPhone 5 I was a little unimpressed with the bass actually, but I was able to help that with the wonderful app Can Opener (any serious mobile listener should give this app a look) The main problem that I had with the sound actually has to do with the fit of the headphones."
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"These headphones do sound great and have a comfortable fit for being oversized."
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"The sound and bass is wonderful, fits comfortably over my ears, the length of the cable is perfect."
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"The over the ear cups are perfectly sized to fit on the ear."
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"PROS:1) Really comfortable fit for me, can wear them for hours, even with glasses on.2) Comes with gold plated sound cable that also has locking mechanism to the headset.3) The buttons are a nice addition, when you are using an Apple device.4) Price!"
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"With most headphones I extend those half-way, whereas these had required me to extend them all the way to get a good fit."
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Music

Music:
"Not great for music, more suitable forlistening to lectures or webinars"
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"They made me realize just how much i was missing in my music."
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"my only problem was deciding what music to listen to tonight."
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"This headphones are not monitors, and that's great because you'll enjoy a awesome music listening experience."
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"I use these at home for listening to music, as well as talking to people on skype as it includes a microphone and it works well."
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"I Had bought these headphones around (November 2014) just used them for producing music on my laptop everything was good until 1 day (April 2015) I just happened to pick them up and they cracked apart i was in shock."
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"The cushions are really great and people can't hear the music too much from outside, only enough to hear but not to identify what the song is."
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"If you've never experienced quality headphones, you won't understand - but for those of you who have experienced your favorite music presented in crystal clear layers of sound, the kind that make you feel like you're in the production room watching the music be mixed by a professional - if you know that sound and the feeling it evokes, these headphones will make you want to throw them at someone."
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"listened to my 70s rock Oh yeah I fell in love with my music once again."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"It was broken down to the plastic and the headphones are now in the process of being returned back to Amazon."
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"The two flimsy plastic pins that holds the over ear cup is the first to break."
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"Broke after 2 weeks of using, the rotating right side snapped and broke the plastic leaving the right side dangling."
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"Many people reported accidental damage resulting in cracked plastic."
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"Sound is very good, Id rate it 8,5 out of 10.. but the headphone broke in 6 months under normal usage.. very fragile plastic."
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"But beware, the plastic used on them are horrible, poor quality!"
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"i bought this headphones and just as i was picking it up out of the box my disappointments started, the ear cups wiggled a lot and made a clingy cheap plasticy sound, they felt sensitive and cheap and had a nice plastic factory aroma to go with it, but i liked the cables they looked quite sturdy, i tried them on and they fit okay i thought initially but after about more than 2 hours usage my ears were unbearably painful from my fleshy part up to the inside also which lasted about 2 days even without having the headphones on, until today im conspiring against JBL because i have never had this type of pain ever before, the sound quality and loudness is extremely less than i expected, i have a cheap philips which offers the same sound as this, (2 stars) overrall i conclude im okay with the design the swivel mechanism is quite cool although it will start to get squiqy in a few days, but all the rest is an onion to your eyes, you will be crying all the way to your refund"
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"Best headphone I ever had, dispite of the plastic build."
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"I took very good care of these headphones, but the plastic parts of the band still broke just under normal usage."
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"These head phones have terrific sound quality I love the sound, but after only having them for a short amount of time the plastic at the top cracked when putting them on, They are still useable but I dont how much longer that will be."
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"The plastic is sturdy and the metal finish looks great."
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Price

Price:
"The quality of the sound is spot on, and I would say it's a good deal for the money spent (aside from build quality problems).Just this last week, I picked them up to use them and they broke."
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"Flimsy cheap materials."
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"The right one was a bit stiff and but it clearly has the signs that the left side has.. and as a result, i tried to twist these and they just broke.. Luckily i got these dirt cheap so i didnt even bother sending them back.. i just gorrilla glued that side back on.."
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"I would definitely not recommend these headphones for the price."
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"The sound is very good, but the quality of the material is weak and cheap."
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"I'm also kind of upset that I had spent the money I did on my in-ear ones due to how much they suck compared to these."
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"The quality of the sound is spot on, and I would say it's a good deal for the money spent (aside from build quality problems).Just this last week, I picked them up to use them and they broke."
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"If you want good, cheap headphones, get anything from sennheiser, like the HD439, or the HD518..."
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"Good for its price, a lot of noise leak"
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"These aren't high end headphones but for the price range between $20-$50, these sound decent."
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"OK so i got these head phones from JBL.. and they look nice... For a 140-150 price range.."
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Quality

Quality:
"Long story short great sound crappy build quality, broke the 1st day"
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"The quality of the sound is spot on, and I would say it's a good deal for the money spent (aside from build quality problems).Just this last week, I picked them up to use them and they broke."
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"Sound quality is good, but unfortunately the headphones were not built to last."
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"I have been told my sound is more muffled compared to the integrated microphone on a pair of stock Apple earbuds.5) Sound quality is good, but not amazing."
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"The sound is very good, but the quality of the material is weak and cheap."
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"Sound quality is not good, and the headphone came in damage out the box."
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"Long story short great sound crappy build quality, broke the 1st day"
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"Good quality sound but the cord wears out quickly."
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"The quality of the sound is spot on, and I would say it's a good deal for the money spent (aside from build quality problems).Just this last week, I picked them up to use them and they broke."
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"While sound quality is good and they look nice, they have a serious design flaw."
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"Really good quality."
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Sound

Sound:
"Long story short great sound crappy build quality, broke the 1st day"
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"TL;DR[Pros]Good sound qualityLoudNice clarityCheap[Cons]Terrible build qualityPlug connection to the cup locks into place (for those that prefer the cord to just come unplugged instead of the headphones being ripped off)Purchased these a few months back hoping that some of the reviews saying that they were falling apart quickly were wrong."
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"The actual drivers(speakers), are very big, probably not good for travel, but the trade off is that you get crystal clear sound."
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"The sound is fair, but the way it's built is flimsy."
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"The sound is decent but not as good as other headphones I have had in the past."
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"Due to the loose fit, the sound degrades a bit and let's in background noise with activities."
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"Long story short great sound crappy build quality, broke the 1st day"
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"Good quality sound but the cord wears out quickly."
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"TL;DR[Pros]Good sound qualityLoudNice clarityCheap[Cons]Terrible build qualityPlug connection to the cup locks into place (for those that prefer the cord to just come unplugged instead of the headphones being ripped off)Purchased these a few months back hoping that some of the reviews saying that they were falling apart quickly were wrong."
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"The quality of the sound is spot on, and I would say it's a good deal for the money spent (aside from build quality problems).Just this last week, I picked them up to use them and they broke."
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"While sound quality is good and they look nice, they have a serious design flaw."
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