Stream music and access virtual assistants with these JBL LIVE 500BT over-the-ear wireless headphones. Up to 30 hours of battery life lets you listen all day, while the soft ear cushions ensure lasting comfort. These JBL LIVE 500BT over-the-ear wireless headphones let you activate your favorite virtual assistant by tapping the ear cup.
JBL signature sound
These headphones feature 50mm drivers and a sound signature that can be found in the famous venues all around the world.
Ambient Aware technology
A touch of the Ambient Aware button increases the ambient sound and lets you hear what's happening around you.
Drops the music level down, allowing you to talk to your friends without removing your headphones.
15-minute charging for 2 hours of playtime
A quick 15-minute charge lets you extend the fun for an additional 2 hours.
Voice assistant activation button
Simply tap the earcup to activate the Amazon Alexa or Google voice assistant.
Bluetooth 4.2 interface
Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.
Effortlessly switch from music on your portable device to a call from your phone so that you never miss a call.
Detachable cable with remote and microphone
Allow you to continue listening or chatting when the battery is low.
Comfort-fit fabric headband
Shaped around your head with a fitting fabric headband and soft ear cushions, these headphones ensure comfort.
Stay in touch with your world by managing calls with the buttons on the earcup. When the battery is flat, just plug-in the audio cable and continue listening and chatting.
My JBL Headphones app
Set your preferred voice assistants, and personalize your sound preferences through the app.
The product is amazing and I am satisfied with the purchase.
Worth the price.
- The sound quality is just amazing
- Easy switching between multiple connected devices
- Noise reduction is pretty fair.
- Mic quality is awesome
- The extender is pretty loose and drops off easily
- I noticed that after a month of usage, the sound on the left ear speaker is less compared to the right.
Overall, the product is good for both talking on phone and listening to music.
I needed an over the ear headphone to use with a Samsung Series 8 TV. Originally I purchased another brand RF headphone with a charging base. The base plugs into the audio out jack of the TV. Oops, my TV doesn't have an audio out that would work with that base. But it does have native support for a Bluetooth audio output.
I exchanged my previous purchase for the JBL Live 500BT headphones. Pairing through the TV's setup was simple, and simply turning on the headphones while the TV is on initiates the connection.
Sound quality is excellent through the headphones, and noise cancelling near total. I can't hear the phone ring, or the wife calling while I'm watching TV with these on!
The charge lasts a long time. The specs say 33 hours of listening. I've probably gone over 20 hours before charging, but did not run the charge down in that time.
I purchased these on sale, and my value rating is based on the sale price.
Thought I'd try a different brand of headphone and saw these on sale and figured it would be a good time to see what the JBL's are like and I was blown away and couldn't believe that I'd gotten them for under a $100! Not only can I connect them to my phone at the same time, (phone calls take priority over everything else when connected.), but as soon as I'd charged them the first time and was on my deck listening to them a neighbor had said something to me and without taking the headphone's off, I'd pushed the Talk Thru button on them and could hear her clearly! Really believe that I got a good deal and really love them! Which are a lot more comfortable than the Sony WH-XB700's I have and seem to be better made quality-wise. Only complaint was the creaky right ear cup though I fixed that by spraying a little WD-40 between the earcup and the controls. Haven't creaked since.
If you have been working from home like many people, these headphones are a must have. When I say that they block out the noise around me, they truly block out the noise around me. I am on the following platforms all day: Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Zoom. I need to be able to hear people and they need to be able to hear me without all the background noise and these headphones are my best investment. These are a MUST HAVE!
These JBL headphones are my first “Over the ear” headphones. There simplicity and comfort along with the sound is what attracts me to these headphones. My household gets pretty loud at times when I’m trying to study, but I slide these on and I find my peace again. The battery life last a good bit. I recharge it about once every week or so. I use them about a couple of hours every day or every other day. The only downside are the buttons on the side. I get confused from the volume buttons to the connective button. All in all it’s a pretty decent product for beginners.
I got these to replace me BOSE headphones which the material covering the part that sits around my ears was starting to fall off. I use them mainly with my TV while watching movies. I have a blue tooth transmitter connected to my TV. This way I can watch movies without disturbing my family, especially at night when they are in bed.
My daughter had to have these. She used them twice, so I started using them. These are pretty good headphones. I prefer over-the-ear headphones over earbud-style. These are not the top of the line ones, but they are good for slipping into your own little world when you need to enjoy your media and shut the world out as needed. I have found that any JBL headphones are decent at the very least, and these do not disappoint. Over a year old and still working great.
It's hard these days to find decent bluetooth headphones that also can connect via 1/8" stereo cable. I edit video which means bluetooth headphones are out - too much lag, must have cable. But I also forget my AirPods all the time so I needed the option of bluetooth for when I want to eat lunch in the office break room and watch TV on my iPhone so that no one will talk to me. These do both jobs very well. Much better isolation that I was expecting, which is a really nice bonus.
Bluetooth buttons are a bit fiddly. Otherwise these cans are lovely.
A:AnswerI am using these over the ear headphones for a similar purpose. I find the quality of the sound to be excellent and the headphones, themselves, are good quality. The only downside for me is that after one hour or so, since I’m wearing behind the ear hearing aids as well, that they get a little uncomfortable. I take them off for a few minutes and am comfortable putting them back on after that brief rest period.
A:AnswerNancy, suggest purchasing a separate wall plug or using the wall plug from another device (such as your cell phone, which is what I do). There are also outlet plugs that include USB charging capability.
My opinion: JBL could have been a little more helpful in their response to you, since they don't provide the wall plug with the product.