JBL says its new Bluetooth wireless headphones, the flagship model in its Everest line-up, are optimised to work with Google Assistant.

Now optimised for the Google Assistant, users can take full control of their music experience using just their voice and receive notifications without needing to look at their smartphone or tablet,’ said Marcus Fry, of JBL Aust/NZ. ‘Once Google Assistant is activated, listeners can make calls and send texts, get access to meetings and events by saying, “Hey Google, tell me about my day” and enjoy tracks on-the-go by saying “Hey Google, play pop music.”

The JBL Everest 710GA headphones also incorporate JBL's ‘ShareMe 2.0’ technology which enables them to pair with other Bluetooth headphones (any brand, they don’t have to be JBLs) so JBL owners can share music, videos and games. JBL claims a battery life of 25 hours for the 701GAs and the battery can be quick-charged in just two hours if necessary.

The headphone drivers in the JBL Everest 710GA are 40mm in diameter, for which JBL claims a frequency range of 10Hz to 22kHz. They’re contained in ear-cushions that use lightweight, memory-foam materials and the headband that supports the ear-cushions is available in a variety of metallic shades including Gunmetal and Mountain Silver, and fold flat for storage. ‘Optimising the Everest line for Google Assistant is another step we're taking to pair JBL's legacy of award-winning sound with a growing line-up of voice-controlled devices,’ Fry told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘Google Assistant means you can stay connected to more of what matters to you, whether that's enjoying music, getting information about the world around you or managing your daily tasks… all just by using your voice.’ Available now, the JBL Everest 710GA Wireless Bluetooth headphones sell for $299.95 (RRP).

Manufacturer’s Specifications: JBL Everest 710GA Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Frequency Range: 10Hz–22kHz
Sensitivity: 96dBSPL
Maximum SPL: 111dB
Microphone Sensitivity: –42dBV/Pa
Impedance: 32Ω
Bluetooth Version: V4.2
Battery type: Polymer Li-ion (3.7V, 850mAH)
Charging time: 2 hours
Play time with BT on: 25 hours
Weight: 265g
Price: $299.95 (RRP)

For more information, contact JBL Australia