JBL LIVE 500BT Personalized
$159.95 Price reduced from $174.95 to Save 9%
$159.95 Price reduced from $174.95 to Save 9%
JBL LIVE 500BT JBL Signature Sound - Image

JBL Signature Sound

50mm drivers and a sound signature that can be found in the most famous venues all around the world.

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Get help from your Voice Assistant

Play your favorite playlist, text your friend, check the weather and much more by simply tapping the ear cup to activate the Google voice assistant or Amazon Alexa. Use the all-new JBL App to easily set your preferred voice assistants

JBL LIVE 500BT Ambient Aware and TalkThru Technology - Image

Ambient Aware and TalkThru Technology

Don’t let the music stop! Stay in touch with your surroundings while listening to your tunes. A touch of the Ambient Aware button increases the ambient sound and lets you hear what’s happening around you. The TalkThru mode drops the music level down, allowing you to talk to your friends without removing your headphones.


JBL LIVE 500BT Up to 30 Hours Battery Life - 2 Hours Recharging Time - Image

Up to 30 Hours Battery Life - 2 Hours Recharging Time

Rock on non-stop for a full day or more and enjoy super-fast recharging if that’s not enough.

JBL LIVE 500BT 15 minutes charging for up to 2 hours playtime - Image

15 minutes charging for up to 2 hours playtime

A quick 15-minute charge lets you extend the fun for an additional 2 hours (max).

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Hands-free calls

Stay in touch with your world by managing calls with the buttons on the ear-cup. When the battery is flat, just plug-in the audio cable and continue listening and chatting.

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Multi-Point Connection

Allows you to effortlessly switch from one Bluetooth® device to another. You can simply switch from a video on your tablet to a call on your mobile phone, so that you’ll never miss a call.

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My JBL Headphones App

Personalize your listening experience by tweaking the JBL LIVE500BT sound preferences via the free My JBL Headphones App

JBL LIVE 500BT Comfort-fit fabric headband - Image

Comfort-fit fabric headband

Shaped around your head with a fitting fabric headband and soft ear cushions, the LIVE500BT are super comfy

JBL LIVE 500BT Detachable cable with remote & microphone - Image

Detachable cable with remote & microphone

When the battery is flat, just plug-in the audio cable and continue listening or chatting.

Specs & Downloads



Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

In your world, superior sound is essential, so slip on a pair of JBL LIVE500BT wireless around-ear headphones. Equipped with massive 50mm drivers, JBL LIVE500BT headphones deliver JBL Signature Sound punctuated with enhanced bass so every track on every playlist pops. Need some help getting through the day? Easily access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa with a tap on the ear cup and play your favorite playlist, text your friend or check the weather and much more, without glancing at your phone. But that’s not all. The JBL LIVE500BT headphones can also keep you in touch with your surroundings thanks to the Ambient Aware function and TalkThru Technology letting you have a conversation without removing the headphones. Lightweight and comfortable thanks to the pillow soft padded headband, you’ll enjoy up to 30 hours of music streaming with 2 hours of recharging time, multi-point connection capabilities and a convenient detachable cable with remote/mic, that lets you rock on even when the battery goes off. Rock out while staying tuned in with the JBL LIVE500BT headphones

General Specifications

Driver size (mm)

Audio Specifications

Driver sensitivity at 1kHz/1mW (dB)
108dB SPL@1kHz/Pa
Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
18Hz - 20Hz
Impedance (ohms)
Number of drivers per ear


Headphone cable length (cm)
Headphone cable length (ft)
Weight (g)
Weight (oz)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
Bluetooth frequency
2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
0-4 dbm
Bluetooth version


Maximum music play time with ANC off (hours)
Maximum play time (hours)
Maximum talk time (hours)


Ambient Aware
Built-in Microphone
Detachable Cable
Fabric headband
Flat-fold design
Hands Free Call
JBL Signature Sound
Multi-Point Connection
Rechargable battery
Remote control on ear cups?
Speed charge
Touch Control

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x LIVE500BT
  • 1 x Aux Cable
  • 1 x Charging Cable
  • 1 x Warranty/Warning
  • 1 x QSG/Safety Sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from After one week use. I've had these for a week. Right away, one thing you have to do is download the app and play around with the acoustic settings to make them sound better or at least make them better suited for you depending on your liking, which is a plus. They are comfortable, light weight and don't fatigue your ears too much after wearing them for long periods of time. The battery on these is perfect. I went all week using them without having to charge them. I did use them for 2-3 hours a day for 7 days. Another great thing about these headphones is that they feel durable, and look great.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful! This is exactly what I wanted from a headphones which doesn't have active noise cancellation. I know it sounds like a bad thing, but I don't like active noise cancellation headphones because they muffle the sound, it takes away the bass from the music. But these ones are wonderful, they are bit tight which provide wonderful passive noise cancellation environment. The sound is wonderful, it has clarity which one requires to watch a movie, it also has decent amount of bass to enjoy the music. Honestly, I love these headphones, and in it's way it is kinda perfect.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 500BT Two Years Later I got these headphones in the summer of 2020. Honestly the battery life is amazing, you can go a full week on one charge. Headband is comfortable as long as you don't wear it all day long. Unfortunately they fall apart pretty quickly. Within the first few months the leather on the inside of the ear started coming off. Now almost two years later the leather on the left ear cup is coming off entirely and it's almost unusable. I really don't feel like I was aggressive with the ear cups and I expected a pair of $150 headphones to last longer.
Date published: 2021-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Headphones with Great Sound!!! Nice headphones with very good sound. Excellent build quality with nice comfy pads. The sound isolation is very good, I guess because the earpads are very tight. Ambient Aware and TalkThru features are the best features which make these a perfect headphone. The headphones are very comfy even after having them on for long hours. The battery is as advertised. You can get close to 30 hours of playtime upon full charge. Nice quick charging feature which gives 2 hours of playtime with 15 minutes of charge. I am a big fan of JBL technological advancements, Google Assistant is one such advancement to this headphones. I had problems using headphones for answering call with my other headphones, but not on this. Active mode works excellent for calls. Nice sound and voice clarity. Cons: It has decent amount of bass, but feel it can better. The buttons placement can be better. You have to get accustomed to buttons usage, not easy for the first go around.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound volume is low! Did not meet my expectation! My headphone keeps making this plastic cracking sound when I turn my head left and right. Button control is suck. Build quality is cheap plastic. Comfort level is good. No bass at all on stock sound profile. I have to download the app to put the bass boost mode on. Even with bass boost mode enable, I can still heard sound distortion on medium sound volume. Sound volume is low like I have to crank it up to 70% - 80% volume. Decent passive noise.cancellation. I am thinking of returning this unit for a refund. Did not meet my expectation especially the sound volume department. Save your money and get something that has good sound volume at 50% volume.
Date published: 2020-07-01
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Product Q&A

this model is compatible with skype?

Asked by: jcsg85
Skype does NOT even registrer my headphones,
Answered by: Cathy73
Date published: 2021-06-06

I want to listen to my analog stereo system with these headphones. Can I do this by connecting a Bluetooth transmitter to the stereo?

Asked by: Bingo
Have you looked into a device called the audioengine B1? It allows me to play my music library on mac laptop through my audio sound system flawlessly with excellent sound. I don't know if the headphone option would also pair but it could be a solution for you.
Answered by: Gary0009
Date published: 2021-06-06

Can you control the volume of the TV from the headphone 

Asked by: Vito20
Our JBL Live 500BT is designed to be connected with mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. You may experience audio-video delays when connected with your TV. The volume will be adjusted if you have it connected with the recommended devices, it may not work the same way if it is connected with your TV.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-16

i wanted to get these headphones for christmas and i wantes to know are they bluetooth?

Asked by: Baker711
Yes, they are bluetooth. I use them with my samsung smart tv via bluetooth.
Answered by: Kirkwa
Date published: 2021-06-06

When i connect my jbl live 500bt with my phone so sometimes it connects with call and audio but maximum of time it connect with only audio

Asked by: Asdasd
Please check if the Phone audio/Phone calls is selected in your Bluetooth Menu when you're using it for calls. There are times that media audio is active then the mic will not work. If you need more help, please reach out to us at https://support.jbl.com/us/en/
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-01-20

are the jbl live 500bt waterproof?

Asked by: trey610
Our JBL Live 500BT is not IPX rated. We suggest checking out our Sport headphones which has IPX ratings here. https://bit.ly/2qcCc33
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Can you plug in an external microphone?

Asked by: GK1234
Our JBL Live 500BT has a built-in microphone and can't add an external microphone. If you need more help, please contact us here: https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Does it have surround sound effect?

Asked by: Vincent5948
Our JBL LIVE 500BT's EQ setting can be adjusted via the JBL Headphones App as it provides predefined EQ presets and also allows you to create or customize EQ settings as per personal preferences.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-06-14
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