BAR 500
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BAR 500 Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround Sound - Image

Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround Sound

Immerse yourself in theater-quality 3D surround sound. Hear extraordinary sound effects from everywhere in the room, without the need for extra surround speakers.

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Built-In Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music and Chromecast built-in™

Get ready to explore. Access over 300 online music streaming services through AirPlay, Alexa MRM and Chromecast built-in™. Enjoy all of your favorite audio content, Internet radio, and podcasts in high definition. The Wi-Fi connection also allows automatic software updates, so you can always enjoy the latest features.

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590W output power

With 590 watts of total system output power, the JBL Bar 500 transforms your movies, music and games into immersive sound experiences.


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10" Wireless subwoofer

Thrilling, precise bass from a mighty 10" wireless subwoofer brings the action to your movies and the emotion to your music.

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PureVoice Dialogue Enhancement Technology

PureVoice technology uses our unique algorithm to optimize voice clarity to ensure you never miss a word of dialogue, even when the surround effects are at their peak.

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HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision Passthrough

Enjoy uncompressed Dolby Atmos surround sound through a single HDMI cable thanks to the HDMI eARC connection. The HDMI input connection also offers 4K video quality from a compatible video player or gaming console.

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JBL One App

Customize EQ and control all of your compatible speakers with a single convenient app. The JBL One app helps you easily set up the soundbar, personalize settings, and browse the integrated music services to find your new favorite song.

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Easy Sound Calibration

Every room is different. Our audio calibration feature ensures that the JBL Bar 500 delivers the best 3D surround effects for any interior and room layout.

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Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers

Simply link the JBL Bar 500 with your voice assistant-enabled device and you can instantly ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to stream all your favorite music to the soundbar.

Specs & Downloads



What's on the menu tonight? Movies, music or gaming? The JBL Bar 500 brings your movies to life with MultiBeam™ and Dolby Atmos® 3D surround sound. While PureVoice technology optimizes voice clarity to ensure you never miss a word. Feel the thrilling bass from the wireless 10" subwoofer. And with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) and Chromecast built-in™, you've got over 300 easy streaming options to choose from, whether you want to dance or you're ready to relax. Whatever you're in the mood for, the JBL Bar 500's got you covered.

General Specifications

Power supply
100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
Networked standby power
< 2.0 W
Operating temperature
0°C - 45 °C

Audio Specifications

Total speaker power output (Max @THD 1%)
Soundbar output power (Max @THD 1%)
Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%)
300 W
Soundbar transducer
4x (46x90)mm racetrack drivers, 3x 0.75" (20mm) tweeters
Subwoofer transducer
10” (260mm)
Frequency response
35Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)
Audio inputs
1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)


Soundbar dimensions (W x H x D)
1017 x 56 x 103.5 mm / 40’’ x 2.2’’ x 4’’
Subwoofer dimensions (W x H x D)
305 x 440.4 x 305 mm / 12" x 17.3" x 12"
Soundbar weight
2.8kg/ 6.2 lbs
Subwoofer weight
10 kg / 22 lbs
Packaging dimensions (W x H x D)
1105 x 370 x 475 mm/ 43.5" x 14.6" x 18.7"
Packaging Weight
16.2 kg / 35.6 lbs

Control and Connection Specifications

USB port
Type A
USB rating
5V DC, 0.5A
Supporting file format
MP3 codec
MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
MP3 sampling rate
16 - 48 kHz
MP3 bitrate
80 - 320 kpbs
Bluetooth version
Bluetooth profile
A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range
2400 MHz – 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power
<15 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi network
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
2412 - 2472 MHz (2.4 GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power
< 20 dBm (EIRP)
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power
5.15-5.25GHz <23dBm, 5.25-5.35GHz & 5.47-5.725GHz <20dBm, 5.725-5.825GHz <14dBm (EIRP)
2.4G wireless transmitter frequency range
2406 - 2474MH
2.4G wireless transmitter power
<10dBm (EIRP)

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x Main Soundbar
  • 1 x Wireless subwoofer
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • 1 x HDMI cable
  • 2 x L-shape wall-mount bracket with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety Instruction and Warranty Card
  • Wall mount template
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a pure source of joy Just bought this for Christmas: really impressed with the sound experience and value for money. Tried it with music on Spotify, TV, cinema: all great - quality, clear sound, amazing bass but not too aggressive. Loved the app: you can set up your personalised EQ and easy calibration for surround sound in your room. It's a pure source of joy if you're looking for an affordable all-in-one easy sound system!
Date published: 2022-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL BAR 500 PACKS A PUNCH OF SOUND! Amazing sound! The JBL Bar 500 soundbar is very well constructed. Just make sure to calibrate the soundbar to your room with the settings to get it dialed in. It has 5.1 surround with Dolby Atmos. Listening to movies can be heard very clearly with dialogue enhancement technology integrated on the soundbar. Amazingly, sounds can also be heard from different angles without any rear surround speakers.The soundbar does have front and side firing speakers, but I noticed no up-firing speakers. It does connect via hdmi E-Arc and has an additional hdmi input, ethernet, usb, and optical input. However, I wish there was an additional HDMI input on the soundbar. Overall, the 10-inch subwoofer, clarity, Dolby Atmos, and punchy base do make up for an immersive sound experience. This soundbar can definitely put out some power. A whopping 590 watts total can be heard when you raise the volume with no distortion. Plus, using the JBL app and listening to music is very impressive with clear highs and lows and a boomy base from the sub. With the JBL One app, you can customize your own personal settings and connect it via WIFI. I like that you can link your voice assistant device and ask to stream your music to the soundbar. The JBL bar 500 is an excellent soundbar with great sound and base that can fill a room when watching movies or listening to music in a convenient package.
Date published: 2023-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great device I'm straight in love. A really great device. The initial installation and setup was very easy. Thanks to the quickly installed app, everything went smoothly. The connection to the TV and the associated devices such as satellite receivers, Blueray players and games consoles was extremely easy. The connection to mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets or PCs can also be quickly solved by everyone. The sound is more than convincing, especially the bass. Watching TV is fun and the films on DVD come across very differently.
Date published: 2022-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great overall sound package I was always skeptical about spending so much money on a TV sound system, but this year I dared to do it. The soundbar with subwoofer offers good bass, which I actually can't turn to the fullest level, otherwise my whole apartment vibrates: I like it very much. The surround sound also offers a really great result, which really sounds like premium sound, especially with films that were designed for it. I particularly like the fact that it is WiFi-capable and that I can easily control it as a WiFi speaker from my cell phone, e.g. on Spotify. In any case, this works without any problems and the automatic switch-on as soon as the TV is switched on works perfectly. Overall, the soundbar with subwoofer is already in a higher price segment, but it is still worth it for this price.
Date published: 2022-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplify Your Audio I was extremely apprensive about trying a Soundbar and Subwoofer combination as a surround sound option. It didn't seem likely that such a set-up would be able to deliver the sound you would normally expect from a traditional arrangement using 5 or more speakers. With this economical solution that was not the case. It delivered beyond my expectations and did this with a simpler, more minimalist look. The audio clarity was comparable to many higher priced products (unnecessarily high), found at audiophile stores. JBL is known for it's unflinching quality and high standards to please the most exacting customers. Give up the "stockpile" of speakers without sacrificing a true surround sound experience...
Date published: 2023-02-11
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Product Q&A

What is the difference between this soundbar JBL bar 500 and the JBL 5.1 w/ soundbar.

Asked by: Anonymous
The main difference between the JBL Bar 500 and the Bar 5.1 is the Bar 5.1 has detachable surround speakers while the Bar 500 has none. The Bar 500 is also compatible with the JBL One App which helps you easily set up, personalize settings, and browse the integrated music services to find your favorite song.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-02-24

is that inbuilted amplifier

Asked by: sureshpandiaraj
No, our JBL BAR 500 does not have an inbuilt amplifier.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-20

Does jbl500 hdmi in and out support 2.1 protocol ?

Asked by: Bullrogue
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