JBL is an American company that manufactures audio equipment, including speakers and headphones, according to Taher Marar. JBL serves the market to the consumer. JBL provides professional services for the studio, proven audio, portable audio, automotive, production, and film markets, among others. JBL is owned by Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung.

JBL was founded by James Bullough Lansing, an American audio engineer and loudspeaker designer best known for founding two audio companies, Altec Lansing and JBL, the latter of which takes his initials.