The JBL Tune 500BT provides high quality audio up to 16 hours with its world class technology that sets it apart from competitors. Equipped with JBL Pure Bass sound and 32mm JBL drivers, the JBL Tune 500BT provides easy access to great audio every time.

JBL Tune 500BT Performance

If you are watching videos on another device (laptops, TVs, tablets, computers, desktops,etc)  and a call comes in, the JBL Tune 500BT is smart enough to seamlessly switch to your mobile. The JBL Tune 500BT is Bluetooth enabled and designed to provide comfort and convenience. You can also connect to Google Now or Siri without using the mobile device.

JBL Tune 500BT Design

This model is available in 4 vibrant colors and is foldable for ease of portability while traveling. If you’re looking for an ideal pair of Bluetooth headphones that can provide excellent performance while on the go, the JBL Tune 500BT is highly recommended. In terms of functionality, the JBL Tune 500BT also comes with a 3-button remote with a built-in microphone to control Android and iOS devices.

JBL Tune 500BT Battery Life

The battery type of the JBL Tune 500BT is lithium-ion polymer. Charging takes around 2 hours for the headphones to be fully charged. As mentioned earlier, users can enjoy up to 16 hours of playback time even with the Bluetooth turned on.

When used with an iOS device, the battery level is indicated by a display next to the Bluetooth symbol. If ever you experience arriving at a dead battery, the JBL Tune 500BT has a quick charge function that provides an hour of usage for just 5 minutes of charging. If anything, the headphones do not come with an audio input, so there’s no way that you could use the JBL Tune 500BT wired. If we could influence the manufacturer, we would have to suggest that adding the feature of listening to it wired would be great.

JBL Tune 500BT Device Control

The support of Bluetooth 4.1 for JBL Tune 500BT has a range of about ten meters, as tested with iOS and Android devices. Pairing is very user-friendly – a user simply needs to hold down the power button and the system goes into automatic pairing mode. In addition, the JBL Tune 500BT comes with a multipoint connection function that makes it capable of pairing two devices at the same time. This is a very functional feature because users can eliminate having missed calls on the phone while a tablet is being used to stream, because JBL Tune 500BT expertly pauses the playback when there is a call. Speech intelligibility during calls is also tried and tested to have good quality.

JBL Tune 500BT Sound Quality

In terms of sound quality, the JBL Tune 500BT has a high output, offering intensive bass even when multimedia is played at a low volume. The rich bass foundation also reaches out to the mids and highs, making the sound full and not one dimensional. Speaking of bass, JBL Reflect Flow is also worth checking out.

Overall, the sound image of the JBL Tune 500BT is clear and has a well-structured stereo image, making this product versatile enough to match different genres.

What’s in the box: JBL Tune 500BT

In the box, you’ll find a charging cable, a warranty and manual together with a safety sheet. The JBL Tune 500BT does not come with a lot of electronics or accessories but you’ll surely be more than satisfied with its performance.

JBL Tune 500BT: Fit and Comfort

For a pair of headphones with an affordable price, it would be wise not to expect premium materials. The earpads are covered with a thin fabric, the type that tends to be scratched easily. Even though it’s not like high end products in the market, the JBL Tune 500BT makes up for it by being lightweight, making it easy on the ears, even when used for long periods of gaming or hands-free calling.

The clamping force of the JBL Tune 500BT is strong, making it suitable for basic activity or light gym workouts. They fit securely enough without moving around the head but the downside is the JBL Tune 500BT may get hot after some time. The JBL Tune 500BT also fits even big heads, thanks to its extendable and flexible headband.

JBL Tune 500BT Noise Isolation

When it comes to passive noise isolation, on-ear headphones, like the JBL Tune 500BT aren’t the best. However, thanks to a “clampy” fiit, the JBL Tune 500BT can actually offer fair noise isolation. Take note that if you are going to stream music in a quiet room at home, noise may leak and people near you can still hear what you are listening to. If you plan to use the JBL Tune 500BT outside, prepare to hear some wind noise, which is also quite common with the speakers of on-ear designs. It’s not really that of a big deal, but we think you should know this information.