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.
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.
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.
10" Wireless subwoofer
Thrilling, precise bass from a mighty 10" wireless subwoofer brings the action to your movies and the emotion to your music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Power supply
- 100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
- Networked standby power
- < 2.0 W
- Operating temperature
- 0°C - 45 °C
- 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
Documents & Downloads
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