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JBL® and Music Pioneer Quincy Jones Introduce E55BT Quincy Edition Wireless Headphone

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Jan 4 2017

New luxury over-ear wireless headphone features voice prompts and audio tuned by the music legend

CES – Las Vegas – January 4, 2017

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced a special edition over-ear wireless headphone, tuned by legendary GRAMMY® winner Quincy Jones. 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 allows 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.”

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.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to work with Quincy and Kidada Jones once again by adding another special edition headphone to HARMAN’s portfolio,” said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “The E55BT Quincy Edition headphone, tuned by Quincy himself, offers legendary sound and a stylish design for music lovers.”

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
• Availability

The headphones will be available for purchase starting May 2017 at JBL.com. The headphone retails for $199.95 and will be available in space grey and dusty rose. Learn more at JBL.com/CES.

HARMAN at CES 2017
Visit the HARMAN showcase during CES 2017 for demonstrations of the company’s full portfolio of connected car and lifestyle audio systems that elevate the connected life. The HARMAN experience showcase is located at the Hard Rock Hotel. Follow HARMAN online during CES 2017:

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• About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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© 2016 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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