JBL TUNE 500BT Specifications, Tests and Review

Headphone type
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
32 Ohm

Get the key specs, technical data, ratings and full review of JBL TUNE 500BT all in one place. Compare your selected model with other alternatives and give your decision on the best headphones a solid base with our comprehensive overview.

Product Type Headphones - Bluetooth - wireless
Weight 155 g Better than 52 % of headphones rated.
Colour Blue | White | Pink | Black
Earpad Material Polyurethane leather

The wireless headphones JBL TUNE 500BT allow unrestricted movement, which increases the comfort of using the headphones. This feature is particularly popular with headphones for casual use. However, a certain limiting factor of wireless headphones compared to wired ones is a certain delay in sound transmission between the source and the headphones (but almost indistinguishable for the average user) and the need for regular charging. Unlike wired headphones, wireless headphones are charged separately. The technology used for the sound transmission used by the headphones is Bluetooth 4.1.

The headphones are designed as on-ear. On-ear headphones are generally lighter. However, their design has fewer isolation capabilities, and therefore, for example, more sound can be let in and out compared to around-ear headphones. The weight of the headphones is 155 g. Although these are over-the-head headphones that are normally characterized by their bulky nature, this model can be folded into a more compact form. This makes them easier to fit into a backpack or bag

Show more
Headphones Form Factor On-ear
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Adjustable Headband Yes
Foldable Yes Better than 84 % of headphones rated.
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 4.1 Better than 57 % of headphones rated.
Bluetooth Profiles Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Sound Effects Pure Bass
Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz Better than 64 % of headphones rated.
Impedance 32 Ohm
Diaphragm 32 mm Worse than 71 % of headphones rated.

The sound quality can be affected by many factors. When it comes to frequency range, a wider range will allow more detail to be heard during your listening session. However, it is important to note that the ability to perceive frequencies varies from person to person. The average person is able to hear frequencies in the range of 16 to 20 000 Hz. That is why headphone manufacturers usually focus on the 20 to 20 000 Hz range. If the lower values are lower, headphones are better able to reproduce bass tones, as these represent frequencies up to approximately 256 Hz. Conversely, values from 2 048 Hz upwards are treble. Thus, headphones with a high upper limit will provide a much more accurate reproduction of high tones. Headphones JBL TUNE 500BT have a frequency range of 20 - 20000 Hz.

The device connected to the headphones also plays a role most times. The lower impedance value (approximately 100 to 150 Ohms) is suitable for playback from mobile phones, laptops or other portable players that do not have a powerful enough amplifier. The lower impedance will ensure that the required volume level is achieved with less power, thus extending the life of the player. However, at the same time, with lower impedance, there is more distortion of the sound. Headphones with a higher impedance of around 250 Ohms and above are then more suitable for playback from really powerful signal sources or using a headphone amplifier, otherwise the sound coming out of them might not be loud enough. At the same time, higher-impedance headphones will also ensure less distortion in the sound. In the case of these headphones, the impedance reaches the 32 Ohm value.

The headphones are composed of many various components, one of the most important is the diaphragm. Diaphragm transforms the electrical signal into sound and therefore its quality affects the overall listening experience. There are three types of diaphragms: thin, medium-thick, and thicker. A thin 6 mm thick diaphragm responds quickly to high frequencies but less sensitively to bass. The medium-thick 10 mm diaphragm provides a balanced sound profile, allowing you to enjoy both bass and treble. The thicker 20 mm diaphragm is more sensitive to higher frequencies but has a poorer bass response. These headphones are equipped with the 32 mm.

Show more
Form Factor Built-in
Controls Volume, power on/off, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, pair mode, voice assistant
Intelligent Assistant Siri, Google Now

Demanding users and technology enthusiasts will appreciate an intelligent assistant with whom they can partially control connected devices. For example, they can adjust the volume or request information about messages or alerts.

Show more
Battery Type Headphone battery rechargeable - lithium polymer
Battery Capacity 300 mAh Worse than 75 % of headphones rated.
Battery Life 16 hour(s) Better than 59 % of headphones rated.
Charging Time 2 hour(s) Better than 80 % of headphones rated.

These headphones have a battery capacity of 300 mAh. In terms of headphone battery life as a significant factor in the purchase decision, it depends on what you want to use the headphones for and potentially how often you will be able to recharge them. Headphones with up to a few hours of battery life are more suitable for home use as they will require more frequent charging. Headphones with a battery life of around 10 hours or more are already more suitable for commuting and shorter journeys. However, nowadays you can also find headphones on the market that have a battery life in the higher tens to hundreds of hours. In this case, you do not have to worry about your headphones simply running out of power on longer journeys, and you will not have to deal with constant recharging. The battery life of the JBL TUNE 500BT reaches up to 16 hour(s).

Charging time is 2 hour(s).

Show more
Included Accessories Charging cable
Service & Support Limited warranty - 1 year

Similar Headphones

Other JBL Headphones

Other projects: