JBL Tune 500BT Review – Comfortable Bassy Over-Ears

JBL Tune 500BT Review – Comfortable Bassy Over-Ears

JBL is a well-known brand of all stripes in the audio equipment industry. A distinguishing feature of JBL in the portable audio category is its high quality and powerful bass.

JBL Tune 500BT wireless headphones have standard devices for this segment of prices: documents, charging cable (micro-USB, sorry no Type-C), and headphones. Low priced over-ear wireless headphones with powerful bass and up to 16 hours of autonomy.

The headphones look amazing, and buyers have a range of colors (blue, black, white, and pink) available. The raw materials used are not very costly: some leatherette and plastic discussed below separately.

JBL Tune 500BT Review

JBL Tune 500BT Review
JBL Tune 500BT Review

1. Overview

Type: Closed-back On-ear Bluetooth Headphones | Bluetooth: 4.1 | Latency: 200 ms (average) |Battery: 16 Hours | Charging Time: 2.0 Hours | Quick-Charge: 2 Hours in 5 mins | Drivers: Dynamic | Weight: 155g | Microphones: Integrated | Impedance: 32 Ohms | Frequency Response: 20 – 20.000 Hz



2. JBL Tune 500 Bluetooth Review

The JBL T500BT headphones have a convenient fit for their compact form factor. They can listen to music for more than a few hours without interruption. It is done in large part by employing very comfortable ear pads, encrusted with thin leatherette.

The quality of Bluetooth connection is fairly impressive. Taking into account the number of gadgets in a typical person’s “wardrobe,” the ability to attach concurrently to two devices also represent a great add-on.

In terms of performance per dollar, the sound quality is excellent, which makes JBL Tune BT a great model for bassheads. Thus, it benefits pop music, modern electronics dance, and hip hop with powerful bass.

JBL T500BT – Wireless on-ear headphones with a battery life of up to 16 hours, high-quality bass sound, and a reliable Bluetooth connection.

3. Ergonomy

Overall 4.9/5

JBL T500BT is very convenient and does not induce discomfort after an hour or two, unlike other overhead versions. This is not true for everyone, though the downforce will be too large if you have a big head.

The wireless headphones JBL T500BT offer a folding design and can be kept in a bag/backpack conveniently. The company did not place a cover in the kit, unfortunately. Nevertheless, considering the price of the product, it is unlikely to expect this.

The thin and soft artificial leather provides a certain comfort level, but unfortunately, it wears out very fast.

4. Connectivity & Controls


JBL Tune 500BT works without processing of high-resolution codecs on Bluetooth 4.1. However, the signal is stable within the radius of 10 m. The process of pairing is easy: hold down the power key until the flash of Bluetooth indicator within 2 seconds, then identify the headphones on your smartphone’s list of devices, and you are done.

In Bluetooth, the headphones do not intrude with obstacles (rear pockets and walls) or objects. Besides, while watching videos even online that is very useful for budget headphones, there is no out of sync.

JBL Tune 500BT allows the user to connect to two devices simultaneously. For instance, you can watch a movie on your tablet in the headphones, and even though you have a smartphone connected at the same time, you will still not miss any incoming call.

The microphone on the JBL Tune 500BT is of moderate quality. Headphones can be used as a headset, but noisy places would not be the perfect location for listening to a 500BT.

It also has controls with push-button.

  • Multifunction key: that is responsible for receive \ end call; start \ pause, call voice assistant;
  • +/- key: that is responsible for track navigation, volume;
  • Power key, which is also responsible for pairing with the source.

Overall, the management is quite intuitive and convenient. Simple, without sensory tricks, old school.

In terms of battery life, JBL Tune 500BT, for the form factor of on-ear headphones, is not bad with an autonomy at 16 hours. Actual testing confirms these claims, the headphones play up to 16 hours at medium volume and up to 18 hours at a single charge. Calm usage should probably be sufficient for a few days.

It takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery of JBL Tune 500BT. There is a rapid charging function: You can charge 1 hour of playback in 5 minutes.

The noise isolation of the JBL Tune 500BT is sufficient so that the street’s sounds do not detract from the music as a whole. But the road’s noise is audible, so that is not bad. You can drown everything else out if you increase the volume, and ride the subway. Yet in this situation, the headphones play out significantly, which could be off-putting to some.

6. Sound Quality


The JBL T500BT features a powerful and recognizable corporate bass sound. These are genuine “basshead” headphones. However, at the same time, here lies the study of low frequencies, unlike many of the similar models. Therefore, the bass is “gurgling” and “blurry,” but there is some articulation as well.

The JBL Tune 500BT shows off best of all on contemporary electronic pop music. There is a drive, bass dominate, do not saw the top. It is the synthetic bass that the headphones succeed better, it “shakes.”

So there is no point in thinking about the frequencies that are remaining. It drives them into the background. With these headphones, it is not possible to listen to classics or jazz with pleasure. However, I do not think anyone tried actually.

7. Conclusion

Overall 4.8/5

If you’re looking for trendy, sleek headphones with one of the most powerful noise cancelation systems on the market, this model will suit you the best. Given the beautiful reproduction of music, its features, and aesthetics, Bose700 is an attractive model regardless of price tag.



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