Synchros S500


Powered Over-ear stereo headphone

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Your headspace never felt – or sounded – this good.

Introducing a powered headphone like none other on the market today. Precision-made in a lightweight, durable design, the JBL S500 ushers your senses into uncharted terrain when it comes to listening. Modeled after the same JBL sound systems used in the world’s most prestigious clubs, the S500 delivers a balanced audio experience with resounding clarity and deep, powerful bass. Proprietary LiveStage™ signal processing technology enhances the acoustics to create a more lifelike listening experience, while a pair of AAA batteries empowers you to enjoy 20 hours of LiveStage technology straight without any skimping on sound quality. Available in Onyx and Glacier, these headphones are compatible with iOS and other smartphones. A powerful new design that’s built from real materials – and invested with revolutionary technology – the S500 has trendsetter written into its every last detail.


General Specifications

Type Powered over-ear stereo headphones
Driver Size 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Frequency response 10Hz – 22kHz
Maximum SPL 117dB @ 30mW
Rated Power input 30mW
Connections 3.5mm jack

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 10Hz – 22kHz
Maximum SPL 117dB @ 30mW

Speaker Specifications

Driver Premium 50mm


Height (mm) 178.5
Width (mm) 137.1
Depth (mm) 90

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector 3.5mm jack
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  • 1 pair of JBL S500 over-ear stereo headphones
  • 1 iOS 3 button remote/microphone cable or 1 universal 3-button remote/microphone cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Carrying case
  • Quick-start guide

1 Year

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Synchros S500 is rated 4.545454545454546 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! I've had several different headphones in the past like AKG, Grado and Sennheiser but these JBL's are simply a huge step above. With the Livestage off, they are very nice but with just a flick of the switch, they turn your head into a concert hall! Simple words cannot explain the feeling you get between your ears other than sheer listening bliss. Before these, my latest headphones were the Sennheiser HD-595's which will now reside in a drawer. Sure, they were nice but they do not provide the sonic clarity or the full frequency response as the JBL S500's. I find myself not wanting to turn the music off as I can listen to these for hours. I am extremely happy with these great looking and well built headphones. I wholeheartedly believe that JBL has the best headphones for the money bar none! Thanks JBL, you continue to define what music is all about.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superlative I've listened to only a handful of songs with my new S500 and I was compelled to write a review. I've taken back Beats, Samsung, and auditioned countless others. These smoke em! I do audio engineering as a career and have been a music and HiFi aficionado for all of my life and never have been so impressed with a set of headphones as I am with these. Jump on the opportunity - buy them now! Can't wait to try the DSP out.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! Wow... These things are so great! First things first... I'm an audiophile. I love Hi-Fi. I am also a mix engineer so I notice the little nuances that music has. JBL has to be my favorite audio brand by far. When you're at a concert, You're very likely to be listening to JBL Vertec speakers. When you're at a restaurant of bar. Theres a great chance JBL control series is what you're listening to. Harman as a brand is such a great company... (Sorry for that side note) Very detailed mid's, crisp highs, and deep bass. When switching back and fourth from the LiveStage mode, and the regular position, I have noticed less bass, and more highs in LiveStage mode. Both positions sound absolutely fantastic. I find myself listening to music more with LiveStage off. Not really sure why. LiveStage mode defiantly sounds wider and more open. As I write this review, I'm listening to them. As far as other things go: packaging was nicely put together. They come with a nice hard-shell case. My ONLY complaint would be that on the side the cable plugs into the headphones, its not a standard 3.5mm cabe connector. It is very nice that the cable detaches at all! Looks: gosh.. these look as good as they sound. I got the "slate" black version. They are honestly a little bigger than I thought they would be, but that docent bother me one bit. All in all. They are great!!
Date published: 2015-06-07
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Hi, do these headphones fold?

Asked by: Nikos
The Synchros S500 headphones can not fold in half, however you can adjust the ear pads so the headphones can lay flat which makes it easy and safe to travel with.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-05-17

Recently the sound is not coming out of the right side unless you jiggle the cord just right.  I thought it was the cord and bought a new one but still the same.  Any suggestions on the cause?

Asked by: Boomer23
Unfortunately, it sounds as if your current headphones are defective. Please contact the JBL Customer Support for information about your warranty options, thank you!
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-03-11

what kind of magnets/drivers these have?

Asked by: dsan
The Synchros S500 are equipped with a 50mm driver.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-03-09
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