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Introducing a totally new way of experiencing sound at home – by wearing it. Thanks to the JBL Signature Sound wireless performance and the Quad transducers with Bass boost, the Soundgear BTA creates your own personal sound zone while allowing you to remain fully aware of your surroundings. The around-the-neck construction, ergonomic shape, intuitive controls, and soft touch fabric finish provide a hands-free and ears-free audio experience unlike any you’ve ever had before. Bluetooth®-enabled for sound streaming from compatible devices, the JBL Soundgear BTA offers up to 6 hours of playback time, a quick recharge time of 2 hours and an echo-cancelling dual mic for crystal clear calls. The included TV Bluetooth® wireless audio transmitter enables a convenient connection to the TV to better immerse yourself in a movie. Whether you want to give your VR experience a boost with immersive audio, watch a video, add music to your daily activities around the house or take a conference call, the JBL Soundgear provides you with an exciting, pervasive sound experience with total freedom and comfort.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Bluetooth version 4.1
Driver size (mm) 31.0

Audio Specifications

Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB) 96dB
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 100Hz-20kHz
Impedance (ohms) 32.0
Number of drivers per ear 1.0

Dimension Specifications

Weight (g) 350.0
Weight (oz) 12,35

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth profiles HFP v1.6, HSP v1.2, A2DP v1.3, AVRCP v1.5
Bluetooth frequency 2.402GHz-2.48GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK,π/4DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power 0-4 dbm
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads


What’s in the Box

  • Soundgear
  • BTA20
  • Charging cable x 2
  • Optical cable
  • 3.5mm Audio cable
  • Warning card
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
  • Quick start guide
JBL SOUNDGEAR BTA - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

  • Is the JBL Soundgear collar flexible?

    Yes, two flexible joints permit you to expand the collar to make it easier to place it around your neck.

  • How many speakers are inside the JBL Soundgear?

    There are four speakers inside, two under each ear, for a more full and expansive experience.

  • How do I power on and pair the JBL Soundgear?

    Slide the power button in an upwards position. The power button will be located on the right arm next to the bluetooth button. Once you power on you will hear the audio chime. If this is your first time powering on the speaker, it will automatically go into pairing mode. You will see the fast blinking LED light as it searches for a device. Make sure that the device you are attempting to connect to is in pairing mode. The JBL Soundgear should be displayed on your discoverable devices within 3-8 seconds. Choose the JBL Soundgear and you are now connected!

  • I have connected the BTA 20 transmitter to my TV with the digital optical connection, but I get no sound on my Soundgear. How come?

    Please make sure that the audio out format is set to PCM in the TV. Dolby Digital or other surround formats will not work with the BTA 20 transmitter.

  • Can JBL Soundgear be used with a TV or with video games?

    Yes, you can use your Soundgear for TV watching or playing video games. You can use the TV speakers and the Soundgear simultaneously, they will be synchronized in time.

  • Can I use the Soundgear with its BTA 20 Bluetooth transmitter with all kinds of sources?

    Yes, all sources that output analog stereo line-level signals or stereo audio optical digital signals may be used, cable-connected to the BTA 20 transmitter. Digital signals must be in PCM format. So if you have a CD player or an FM radio, you can connect the BTA 20 to it, and transmit to your Soundgear (or to other Bluetooth headphones that support the format). Please note that record players need an additional preamplifier to work this way. Of course a TV set can be connected as well, either via optical digital PCM output, via line outputs or via headphone output.

  • Can I connect my Soundgear with analog jack cable, or other cables?

    No, Soundgear is wireless Bluetooth only, and needs to be charged to play music. But the BTA 20 transmitter must of course be connected with a cable to the signal source.

  • Does JBL Soundgear have express charging?

    Yes, in two hours, you can charge it to approx. 6 hours of playing time.

  • What is the difference between Soundgear and Soundgear BTA?

    The difference is the BTA unit, which is a Bluetooth transmitter. The Soundgear BTA comes with the BTA unit in the box. The Soundgear does not. The BTA can be connected (with a signal cable) to a TV set, a CD player, or any other stereo line-level source, and can then stream this signal to the Soundgear wirelessly, via Bluetooth. TV sound or game sound are possible, since the BTA and the Soundgear use aptX Low Latency, which reduces the audio delay to levels, where picture and sound will be closely synchronized. This is also the secret behind the option to connect two Soundgears to one BTA unit, for two people to share a TV transmission, or a video game. Actually, you can use the BTA to stream to most other Bluetooth headphones and loudspeakers, but only if these devices also support aptX LL will the delay be low enough for video use.

  • Does the Soundgear support aptX?

    Yes, Soundgear supports aptX LL (Low Latency). (aptX is a way of packing more information into a compressed version of a signal).

  • How do I answer calls on the JBL Soundgear?

    To answer and hang up calls, press the pause/play button located on the left arm of the Soundgear.

  • What are the two openings at the back of the Soundgear used for?

    These are bass tuning canals, used to provide full sound.

  • Can I connect more than one Soundgear to the BTA transmitter?

    No. The two Soundgears can connect to the BTA, but not to each other. Also, when using one Soundgear, the use of aptxLL may result in a delay. If you are connected to two, the delay may be more noticeable, since LL is no longer active.

  • Can I adjust the call tone level on JBL Soundgear?

    While you have an incoming call, and you can hear the call-tone from your SoundGear, simply adjust the SoundGear's call-tone level to the desired intensity, using the SoundGear's volume buttons.

  • What is the wireless range for JBL Soundgear?

    With its own transmitter, the BTA 20, Soundgear has a range of about 30 meters inside buildings, where reflections of the signal are present. Heavy obstacles between transmitter and Soundgear, or use in the outdoors, may reduce range. Also, other wireless systems may cause interference.

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