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JBL WR2.4

Wireless around-the-ear headphones with transmitter

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    Includes headphones and wireless transmitter

 

Our take on the JBL WR2.4

by David Brown
JBL

Hear what you're missing (without everyone else hearing it)

Wish you could sit back and enjoy your movies and shows late at night while actually hearing them? JBL's WR2.4 wireless headphones are an easy way to understand every word of dialogue clearly without having to wake sleeping children or spouses. Just connect the included wireless transmitter to your TV, turn on the headphones, and lose yourself in the show without any wires to worry about. Take back your TV's sound and hear the details you've been missing without disturbing the rest of the household — or without them disturbing you. (Requires analog audio output on your TV.)

Long-range listening from your computer or smartphone

These comfy headphones are also perfect for listening to music without being tethered to your portable music player. Just use the included cable to connect the transmitter to the headphone jack of your computer, iPod®, smartphone, or other device. Even if you get up and walk away — far away — from your music source to get a snack, you can keep listening. The WR2.4 headphones allow long-range wireless listening — up to 100 feet away — that Bluetooth® devices can't match.

What about batteries?

The WR2.4 headphones come with batteries that are both rechargeable and replaceable. Pop the rechargeable "AAA" batteries into the headphones, then place the headphones into the transmitter. Its form-fitting top cradles your headphones while charging the batteries. And when those batteries eventually start to lose some of their life, you can easily replace them as opposed to having to replace the headphones.

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Highlights:

  • wireless, around-the-ear headphones
  • 40mm dynamic drivers
  • includes wireless transmitter for connection to a TV, computer, smartphone or other music source
  • transmitter recharges headphone batteries and acts as a storage cradle
  • earcup volume and power controls
  • reduced-sensitivity mode (-8dB) improves performance with higher-output audio sources
  • wireless range: up to 100 feet
  • battery life: up to 8 hours
  • includes 2 rechargeable "AAA" batteries for headphones
  • wireless transmission over 2.4GHz band
  • includes RCA-to-3.5mm miniplug cable for connecting transmitter to a music player or computer
  • includes AC power cable for transmitter
  • frequency response: 18-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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Around-the-Ear
Earcup Type
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Semi-open
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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18-20k Hz
Sensitivity
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N/A dB
Impedance
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32 Ohms
Weight
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7.5 ounces
Cord Length
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N/A
Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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No
Volume Control
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No
Built-in Microphone
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Wireless headphones
  • 2 "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (1.2V 550mAh)
  • Transmitter/charging base
  • AC adapter with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output: 5 volts 550 mA)
  • 58" Audio cable (with 3.5mm mini plug on one end and stereo RCA plugs on other end)
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Warranty booklet

Our Product Research Team

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Features

Overview: The JBL WR2.4 wireless headphones let you move freely without the constraints of a cord. The WR2.4s operate in the 2.4 GHz (UHF) frequency range to give you clear reception up to approximately 65 feet (20 meters). The headphones come with a wireless transmitter that doubles as a charging base, two "AAA" rechargeable batteries, a power supply, and a stereo 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter cable.

Drivers: The WR2.4 over-the-ear headphones feature large 40mm drivers in a lightweight semi-closed design. The 32-ohm drivers give you crystal-clear stereo for enjoying your music or watching your favorite movie or TV show.

Transmitter: The 2.4 GHz compact transmitter uses a digital wireless connection to stream the audio to the headphones without bothersome artifacts. The 65' range gives you plenty of room to move about. On the back, a switch lets you attenuate the input signal by -8dB for TVs, VCRs, DVDs, and other Hi-Fi sources. When connecting portable devices that typically have lower signal outputs, the attenuator switch should be set to 0dB. The transmitter has a stereo RCA input for connecting your audio source, and comes with a stereo 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter cable.

Power Requirements: The WR2.4 operates on two "AAA" Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries (supplied). The batteries will fully charge in approximately 5-7 hours (a 7-hour initial charge is recommended). Fully charged batteries will give you over 8 hours of continuous playback time. The transmitter/charger base is powered by an AC adapter with a 5-volt 550mA DC output.

LED Indicators: The WR2.4 headphones have a couple of LEDs to indicate the status of the product. When the headphones are powered on, a red LED will glow. The green Signal LED will flash when the wireless link is being established. Once the signal is established, the green LED will glow solid.

Specifications: The WR2.4 has the following specs:

  • Frequency Response: 18-20kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF-A): >75dB
  • Operating Distance: typically 20 meters/65 feet
  • Output SPL @ 1 kHz: 100 dB
  • Signal Latency: <80ms
  • Weight: 13 ounces
  • Transmitter Dimensions: Diameter: 5.468" Height=1.779"
 

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Right in the comfort zone

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 8/30/2013 11:54:00 AM

I had an opportunity to try these headphones out in the Crutchfield Labs. In my opinion, the JBL WR2.4 wireless headphones do everything right. They sat very lightly on my head, with the foam earpads forming a tight seal around my ears. The volume control, built into the right earcup, was very easy to find and use by feel.

And the WR2.4's delivered on sound, too. In the Labs we have a lot of wireless components cluttering up the airways (far more than the average home). Yet the WR2.4's wireless 2.4GHz signal came through clear and clean. The music I auditioned sounded faithful to the source. That is, I could hear a difference between my high-resolution sound files and streaming audio from services like Pandora® Internet radio.

I also watched some videos, listening to the soundtracks through the headphones. The WR2.4's did an excellent job with dialog. I had no trouble hearing conversations, even when there was a lot of noisy action in the scene.

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5 out of 5

love them

Written By c.l., pittsburgh, pa. on Thursday, July 31, 2014
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love them. sound is great, comfortable, no static, etc. crystal clear. Again great staff to help me get what I wanted.
Pros:
great clear sound quality
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JBL WR2>4

Written By Curtis D. ., D'Ibervill Ms. on Friday, June 13, 2014
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I bought one for me like it so much I bought one for my wife she also likes it .
Pros:
I would recommend this to my friends
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

JBL WR2.4

Written By Jesus, Puerto Rico on Saturday, June 07, 2014
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Sound is a little weak, not enough when connected to the tv. Earphone .
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Not enough volume
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4 out of 5

jbl wr2.4

Written By Stephen K., Covina, Ca on Saturday, May 03, 2014
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replaced an old pair of Sony headset. The improvement in sound is great.
Pros:
Easy to set up
Cons:
a litlte large for my wife, could use a little mor adjustment
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2 out of 5

they were nice, for awhile

Written By doc, fort myers, fl on Sunday, April 20, 2014
 
They worked great at first. Then the foam on the earpieces kept falling off after about 1 month of use. After a few months of use they started to fail, The headphones would not pair with the docking station about half the time. I am now looking for a replacement. I will buy another brand.
Pros:
Good sound
Cons:
Quality of construction.
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5 out of 5

Headphones for use with an AV Receiver

Written By Frank, Jackson, NJ on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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My intended use was with an AV Receiver. My complete AV system goes through the receiver including the TV. As my hearing has been waning my thinking was to use the phone jack on the front of the receiver and still allow my wife to listen to the system without earphones. Wrong thinking, plugging into the receiver jack caused all of the speakers powered by the recover to turn off. The answer was to hook the earphone base into the center channel of the receiver.

i also did not want to use BlueTooth phones as this could possibly cause an echo effect from any possible delayed signals to the headphone. I am now one happy person to be able to hear and understand what's coming out of the receiver. Sound quality is very food and full volume control to the headphones works well.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding WR2.4

Written By BobH, McKinney, TX on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Price and everything above average!! I would recommend!
Pros:
TRansmitter size
Cons:
a little unstable in recharger
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5 out of 5

Fantastic TV earphones

Written By David, Lexington, KY on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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This is just a fantastic piece of equipment. It is a real blessing for all of us.

Only ding I gave it on Build Quality was because the right earpiece kept falling off there for awhile. Looks like it is okay now tho.
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

JBL WR2.4

Written By Bill M, Darby, Montana on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Gift to my wife who lives in Washington, She just opend package I do not have details as of yet, send a second review in about 10 days and I will provide update. Thanks
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5 out of 5

JBL HEADSET

Written By JBL HEADSET, 33305 on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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GOOD
Pros:
EASY TO SET UP
Cons:
A BIT TOO TIGHT OVER THE HEAD. BUT WILL LOOSEN UP WITH USE.
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2 out of 5

JBL WR2.4 User Review

Written By DougD, Baltimore, MD on Monday, December 02, 2013
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Good price. Freedom of movement due to wireless feature is delightful. Sound volume is poor, but certainly prevents hearing damage. Ear pad under which batteries are located comes off too easily, when ear pad removal is not desired. Cannot hear background noise nor a ringing phone while music is playing.
Pros:
Wireless mobility, and price. Good product for someone seeking to minimize cost and who does not like listening to music at at louder volumes.
Cons:
Insufficient sound volume, and one ear pad that falls off while handling headset in your hands is annoying.
12 out of 14 people found this helpful
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Does anybody know if I could successfully use two of these at the same time? I have a 3.5mm audio plug that splits into two RCA jacks, theoretically giving me two audio jacks to work off, right? I'm not sure if the two signals would somehow mess with each other. Any help is much appreciatd. [ Mike D  Mar 14, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • I have done a similar thing. I got the splitter one goes to the JBL head phones and other to a FM transmitter works well for me. The only thing is if the head phones interfered with each other I do not have an answer for that. Hope this is helpful. [ DERRICK J   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • can't help you with that, but try it out... [ SANDRA   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I would be happy to help but have no idea whether it would work. In addition, I tried three sets of the JBL WR2.4 and none worked for long. Jim [ James   Mar 14, 2014 ]
How is this unit powered? [ CHARLES  Jan 21, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • The WR2.4 operates on two "AAA" Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries (supplied). The batteries will fully charge in approximately 5-7 hours (a 7-hour initial charge is recommended). Fully charged batteries will give you over 8 hours of continuous playback time. The transmitter/charger base is powered by an AC adapter with a 5-volt 550mA DC output. [ Krissy Staff  Jan 22, 2014 ]
What type of connection is the Audio Input? [ CHARLES  Jan 21, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • it,s usualy a phono plug but you might have rca plugs jacks for the input [ ROBERT P   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • RCA cables. [ mark   Jan 21, 2014 ]
Headphones are fully charged. Works with my computer and my cell phone but will not work with my tv. I have only one port for the audio so setup is easy. Am I missing a step somewhere? [ Angel  Dec 30, 2013 ]
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  • Sorry, I haven't a clue. [ James   Dec 30, 2013 ]
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 30, 2013 ]
Is the green light suppose to blink the entir time the device is charging? [ sharon  Dec 11, 2013 ]
3 answers
  • Yes [ STEVE   Dec 12, 2013 ]
  • Yes [ STEVE   Dec 12, 2013 ]
  • It will stop blinking once it's fully charged. [ mark   Dec 12, 2013 ]

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