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Immersive JBL sound with the Google Assistant

The JBL Link 500 is a voice-activated speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled that delivers amazing stereo sound with deep bass and clear highs for bigger rooms. It has the Google Assistant built-in. It’s your own personal Google. Always ready to help. You can ask it questions. And tell it to do things. The more you use it, the more useful it gets. Just start with “Ok Google” – a simple voice request triggers your JBL Link 500 to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. To amplify your party, speakers with Chromecast built-in can be grouped together to enjoy the same song in every room.

Item# JBLLINK500BLKUS

General Specifications

Transducer 2 x 89mm woofer, 2 x 20mm tweeter
Output power 4 x 15W
Frequency response 55Hz–22kHz (-6dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio >80dB
Power supply Internal 100-240V – 50/60Hz
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth® version 4.2
Supported audio formats HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC, Opus
Dimensions (W x H x D) 370mm x 200mm x 157mm
Weight 3.5 kg

Features

Google Assistant Yes
Voice Assistant integration Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi support Yes
Auto-power off Yes
Multi-room Support Yes
Chromecast Built-in Yes
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Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.

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JBL Link 500 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressed! I ordered 4 Link 500's and 4 Link 300's to cover audio for my entire house and I could not be happier. The 500 has decent heft and build quality feels very sturdy. Audio quality has been wonderful thus far. The 500 can definitely hit the low bass notes with ease and will also overpower smaller rooms effortlessly even at 50% volume. I am incredibly happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Incredible sound I bought this 3 weeks ago an I am so impressed. Great sound.
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I am very happy with this link 500. SOUND is as good as you can get. Like to be able to WiFi to it also. Very happy, I just put a chip in my phone, added alotm I of music, downloaded Google home, and used the mirror function, and am enjoying all kind of music. Price was very nice, what more do you need. GO GET ONE!!!
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the link 500 I have a few of the jbl link products the link 10, 20 and 300 and love them. The link speakers sound great. I have the right size speakers for the respective rooms problem is the the kids love the speakers also and keep moving them around and taking them with them. I purchase the link 500 to replace 2 link 20 in the family room. The 500 sounds great it fills the room pluse you can hear it on the back deck with the windows open. Being that it’s a bigger speaker the kids dont move it around so the speaker is always available. The whole family uses this speaker every day and we have a big family 6 kids and all there friends.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this 3 weeks ago and I enjoy it so much. It is as good as google max or better.
Date published: 2018-12-20
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Will you have to plug this into the wall or is it fully wireless?

Asked by: Belder
That's correct - it has to be plugged into the wall for utilization. Only the Link 10 and Link 20 are wireless in the Link Series speakers.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-21

can this JBL Link 500 to make phone call / take phone call?

Asked by: Yu guang Chen
I have the JBL Link 500 and when I ask it to make a call from the contacts or otherwise it states "Sorry, I can't make calls yet".
Answered by: Tomsters Tommy
Date published: 2018-12-28

Can alarms be set?

Asked by: Subtlerror
We expect the alarm feature to be available on the LINK series speakers by the end of April.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-27

Can this speaker connect to wireless microphone? Or any JBL products include wireless mic?

Asked by: Nov90
No. The Link 500 can only connect to Google Home assistant products via the Google Home App.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-10-02

Is this battery operated or direct output?

Asked by: Anton20000
The Link 500 does not have a battery and requires to be plugged in to work.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-07-17

Can the Link 500 be linked together with other bluetooth speakers

Asked by: jack cash
Hi! As of this moment, the JBL Link 500 is not capable of connecting to other speakers.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-04-04

Can JBL Link series play music from my own library of digital music over my home wireless network? If so, is there capability to control Link speakers in different rooms or zones, even playing different playlists in different rooms at the same time?

Asked by: DAC1212
Yes, you can play music from your own library of digital music over your home wireless network! The best way I found it do it is by using apps on my Android phone or tablet. If you have an iPhone I don't know if these apps are available to you or not... probably are. The two best apps I found to do this flawlessly, are either "Hi-Fi Cast", my favorite, or "Pulsar+". They both look about the same except making playlist, like I do, is a lot easier in the "Pulsar+" app. I bought both of these apps because I couldn't decide which one I like the best. They have free versions of the app to try it out but believe me you'll end up buying them because of the ads, plus more features open up after you purchase... they're worth every cent! After using both, "HiFi Cast" is the one I use exclusively. It has great gapless playback and plays my flac files perfectly. Creating playlists in "Hi-Fi Cast" is a little challenging but luckily I found out, accidentally, that when I created playlist in "Pulsar+" they showed up in my "Hi-Fi Cast" app which I thought was great because I use a lot of different playlist and then just shuffle them. As far as controlling your different speakers in different rooms you can do all that on the "Google Home" app. First, you have to create a Speaker Group and name it. Once you do that, back out of that setup and you'll see the new Speaker Group you created on the same page that shows the icons of all your speakers... at the bottom of the page, I think. Enter into that Group and you'll see each speaker in your newly created Group listed separately from each other. Each speaker will have it's own slider bar for volume so you can control each one independently. One of the best features of the app, IMO. As far as playing different Playlist at the same time, that's something I haven't tried yet. Best thing you can do is just experiment. Don't forget Google searches your friend. That's how I learned everything I just told you about. Hope this helps!
Answered by: hey2goober
Date published: 2019-04-09

How do I adjust the bass and treble levels on my JBL Link 500? I am hard of hearing and it is a birth defect. So parts of speech I cannot hear unless it is turned up.

Asked by: AlanofDale
"The JBL Link 500 speaker does not have a built-in equalizer to adjust the bass and treble level unfortunately. When streaming music via Spotify Connect for example, the app itself will have a built-in equalizer to adjust this. Another possibility is to use an equalizer on the smartphone or tablet itself when playing local music from your device. If you need further assistance, please submit a case request at  https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you."
Answered by: Harman Stefano
Date published: 2018-12-13
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