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JBL Live 500BT

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JBL Live 500BT review: specs and price

JBL Live 500BT
JBL Live 500BT
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Why is JBL Live 500BT better than the average?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs33.13 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    108dB/mWvs105.16dB/mW
  • Driver unit size
    50mmvs30.83mm
  • longer battery life
    33hvs13.81h
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.9
  • Charge time
    2hvs2.28h
  • Battery power
    700mAhvs392.61mAh

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Live 500BT

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
JBL Live 500BT

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
JBL Live 500BT

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

231.6g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
JBL Live 500BT

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.can be folded
JBL Live 500BT

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

108dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
JBL Live 500BT

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

Mpow Thor

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL Live 500BT

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

For example

Mpow H5

6.impedance

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

Power

1. longer battery life

33h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Live 500BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Live 500BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.battery power

700mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

6.has a removable battery
JBL Live 500BT

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Live 500BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Live 500BT

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Live 500BT

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

5.Has WiFi
JBL Live 500BT

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
JBL Live 500BT

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.control panel placed on a device
JBL Live 500BT

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
JBL Live 500BT

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

5.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

6.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Live 500BT

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Mpow H5

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