JBL Focus 500
In-Ear Wireless Sport Headphones
Our patented TwistLock™ technology provides a secure fit, ensuring these headphones never fall out even during the most rigorous physical activities.
Guaranteed never to hurt, these headphones are made with ultra-soft flexible silicone for long-lasting ergonomic comfort.
Developed for training in any conditions, the Focus™ 500 endures through rain, water, and sweat.
Microphone with music and track control
The sweat and water resistant 3-button microphone system provides a new level of convenience for the multi-tasker. Through the click of a button, you're able to control phone calls and music tracks without breaking from your work-out. Compatible with most smart phones.
8-hour life smart battery
The battery life is tested and proven to power a week’s worth of workouts. Track the battery life with on-screen LED and audible indicators.
JBL Signature Sound with Pure Bass performance
For over 60 years, JBL has engineered precise, naturally articulated sound found in high-end cinemas, arenas and recording studios around the world.
Never hurts. Never falls out
Created by athletes, the Focus™ 500 Sport Headphones by JBL add great sound performance to your active lifestyle, helping you staying focused while working out. Whether you’re running cross-country or competing in CrossFit®, you will enjoy the secure TwistLock™ technology with ergonomic ear tips that are guaranteed never to hurt or fall out. Designed to motivate, up to 8 hours of JBL Signature Sound will keep you going longer and harder. What’s more, there’s a detachable cable clip for a more secure experience and sweatproof quality for endurance through rain, water, and sweat. These sport headphones provide a premium audio experience and perfect fit, with the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless.
Battery Lifetime (hr)
up to 8
Dynamic Driver size
- 1 pair of Focus™ 500 headphones
- 1 pair of additional ear tips
- 1 x Warranty card
- 1 x Warning card
- 1 x Sport carry pouch
- 1 x Charging cable
Manuals & Downloads
The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.
Note: the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product contains the full terms and conditions of your warranty.
Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.
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JBL Focus 500 is rated
Rated 4 out of
I love the battery life and sound quality
Bought these a little while ago and they are very comfortable however one of the over the ear parts came off and I've been trying to find a replacement to no avail I can still use them without it's just not as tight on the ear without it
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of
Great mid-range wireless earphones
With things like this, you often get what you pay for. I'm sure the ones that cost $100 are better, but these are pretty good and reasonably priced. I have the Focus 100 Yurbuds (which I love), and I wanted to graduate to the wireless version, so I bought these. So far, they're great. Perfect fit, no pain. Normal earbuds fall out of my ears and hurt after a time--these don't have those problems whatsoever. The sound is pretty good, except that they are a little weak on the bass side of the spectrum. The rubber earpiece cover seems to be tighter than on my Focus 100 original model earphones, and they are more comfortable because they added some padding that also helps the sound. One thing that I liked about my original Yurbuds is that I could still hear ambient sound, which I understand other customers may not like, but I could hear cars coming behind me while running and people talking to me in the gym. These filter out that ambient noise, which is a little disappointing for me, but other people might like them better for that. The connection skipped a little here and there, but that could have been my ipod.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of
Great wireless headphones for the money!!
Very good. I question those saying "not enough volume". I would suggest they spend a little time with the earbud sizes. I had some sound closing off until I got the right size. Once I got that right, they are very comfortable, reliable, long batter life and stay put. Very good for the price.
They don't get 4 stars from me more for the controls, would prefer more buttons than reusing buttons so much by function. Also the mic for phone calls. It is OK, not great.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of
I bought mine this Saturday, and used them on a 5K run the day before, and they were perfect, fit and feel great, we had a small rain during the run and they keep going, the sound is great, everything so far is excellent,
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 3 out of
I bought these looking to replace my jay bird X2's. After using them for a few day, Im pretty disappointed with sound volume. I know this may depend on the device that it is connected to. However, at full volume with the Focus 500's I can easy carry on a conversation with someone while pushing the earbuds into my ears. Jaybirds would deafen me at full volume on the same device. Dont recommend these if you plan on listening to these anywhere other than a library. Maybe wait until they go on sale at Walmart. That being said, they are comfortable and have a decent design.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Hi, how do I improve the sound of my JBL Focus 500?
One factor to improve your sound with the JBL focus is by having to properly put the Earphones to your ears, To properly put them on, gently insert the enhancer into your ear with a forward motion towards the jaw, which should twist and lock the enhancer into place. If you are still experiencing issues with the fit of the enhancers, please watch our twist and lock video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1k2ph0Nbs4
Date published: 2017-11-02
It took almost 5 minutes, and numerous times of pressing the center button and holding it for 2-3 seconds, before I was able to hear the voice prompt powering off. Any reason why? Any advice?
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Date published: 2017-09-28
I seem to be having an issue discovering it on my iPhone. When I plug it in to charge the charging light comes on for a few seconds and then goes out. I push the on button and nothing comes on. the included instructions do not help.
Thank you for taking sometime in sending us your concern. To charge the FOCUS 500, plug in the charging cable, light comes on and when fully charge the light goes out. To pair the FOCUS 500 to your iphone, press the center button until it blinks red and blue, now, your FOCUS 500 is ready to pair. On your phone, turn the bluetooth on and it will show the FOCUS 500 on your phone and tap on it to complete the pairing process. If you need further assistance, you may submit a case at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and our Customer Service team will be glad to assist you.
Date published: 2017-10-16
I bought a Inspire 500. They worked great the first two month I had them, however they will not stay charged anymore. I have tried multiple chargers and different usb ports and the headphones will not start. The charge light goes on but then it not starts
I am sorry to hear you are having this issue with the FOCUS 500.
Please submit a case at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and our Customer Service team will be glad to assist you
Date published: 2017-09-18
Are you able to use these with apple watch series 2?
You might find the answer to your question in our Product Support FAQ and knowledge base sections. The link is located at the top of this page. To submit a support case, please fill out the Contact Us form at the same location.
Date published: 2017-09-23
What is the recommended duration of first time battery charge?
All of our new units are pre charged so the first time charging varies on how much battery the stock unit has when you bought it. To prolong the battery's life, we advise that you do not drain the battery completely. Make it a habit that once the battery gets low, immediately charge the unit for maximum of 2 hours or until it's full.
Date published: 2017-08-10
What is the JBL equalizer app for JBL Focus 500?
Unfortunately there is no Equalizer app for the JBL Focus 500.
Date published: 2017-11-05
I just bought one of these and I've had it charging for 4 or 5 hours and it still won't turn on any idea
We are sorry to hear that you are having this issue. I would like to verify if you are pressing and holding the middle button on inline remote to power on the FOCUS 500. If it is, try charging the headphone with a different cable to isolate the issue. If the issue persists, please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Date published: 2017-08-24
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