JBLis an American company that manufactures audio equipment, including loudspeakersand headphones. JBL Consumer serves the consumer home market. JBL Professional serves the studio, installed sound, tour sound, portable sound, cars, production, disc jockey, cinema markets, etc. JBL is owned by Harman International Industriesa subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
JBL was founded by James Bullough Lansing(1902–1949), an American audio engineer and loudspeaker designer best known for establishing two audio companies that bear his name, Altec Lansing and JBL, the latter taken from his initials.