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JBL Live 500BT

Wireless Bluetooth® over-ear headphones (Blue)

Item # 109L50BTLA

Once you've experienced the wireless freedom of Bluetooth headphones, it's kind of tough going back to a cord.

Once you've experienced the wireless freedom of Bluetooth headphones, it's kind of tough going back to a cord.

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Item # 109L50BTLA

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About the JBL Live 500BT

Value-packed wireless over-ears from the experts at JBL

Once you've experienced the wireless freedom of Bluetooth headphones, it's kind of tough going back to a cord. JBL's Live 500BT 'phones offers a nice balance of sound performance and Bluetooth conveniences for their price range. Their large earcups are designed to fit around your ears, with generous padding to keep you comfortable. And they're outfitted with sizeable 50mm drivers, for big, rich sound.

Value-packed wireless over-ears from the experts at JBL

Once you've experienced the wireless freedom of Bluetooth headphones, it's kind of tough going back to a cord. JBL's Live 500BT 'phones offers a nice balance of sound performance and Bluetooth conveniences for their price range. Their large earcups are designed to fit around your ears, with generous padding to keep you comfortable. And they're outfitted with sizeable 50mm drivers, for big, rich sound.

Some cool extra convenience features

JBL added some nice touches to make these Bluetooth headphones extra-useful. Tap the left earcup to access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa through your smartphone, then just speak your commands. You'll set up the voice control assistant of your choice using the company's free My Headphone app. These headphones also come with an Ambient Aware mode, which uses the built-in mic to increase the volume of ambient sounds. That helps you stay aware of what's going on around you. There's also a handy TalkThru mode that reduces the volume of the music, so you can have conversations with others without having to take the headphones off.

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Product highlights:

  • over-the-ear design
  • 50mm dynamic drivers deliver rich, full sound
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
  • tap the left earcup to access Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa
  • buttons on right earcup offer music, volume, and call controls
  • built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 33 hours of music listening
  • built-in microphone for hands-free calls
  • Ambient Aware button increases ambient sounds so you can hear what's going on around you
  • TalkThru mode reduces the music volume so you can talk to people without removing the headphones
  • fabric-covered headband and ergonomically designed earpads for long-lasting comfort
  • includes 3.5mm miniplug headphone cable with woven jacket for wired listening
  • USB charging cable included
  • frequency response: 18-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • weight: 8.51 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # JBLLIVE500BTBLUAM

What's in the box:

  • Over-ear headphones (blue)
  • 48" Audio cable with in-line remote/microphone (angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 40" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • FCC and IC statement
  • Attention sheet
  • Google Assistant sheet

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Features & specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.024" x 3.616"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa Yes
Google Assistant Yes
Siri No
Connectors
3.5mm Yes
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Specs
Frequency Response 18-20k Hz
Sensitivity 108 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 8.7 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The JBL Live 500BT over-ear wireless headphones let you listen to music or phone calls hands free while you're on the go. The Live 500BTs feature Bluetooth 4.2 with on-board controls for volume, music playback, and phone calls. You can easily access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa directly from the headphones. The Live 500BT comes with a charging cable, and a detachable audio cable with remote and microphone to listen when the battery is low.

Drivers: The Live 500BT is equipped with large 50mm dynamic drivers to deliver JBL's legendary Signature Sound.

Voice Assistant: You can access the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa by simply tapping the ear cup. Setup for your preferred voice assistant is done in the JBL My Headphones app.

Ambient Aware: The JBL Live 500BT lets you keep in touch with your surroundings while you listen to your music. The Ambient Aware feature uses the built-in microphones to increase the ambient sound to let you hear what's going on around you.

Talk Thru: While you listen to your music, you can talk to your friends or listen to annoucements at the airport without having to remove your headphones. The Talk Thru feature lowers the music volume level so you can clearly hear others.

Bluetooth: The Live 500BT wireless over-ear headphones feature Bluetooth Version 4.2, and are compatible with A2DP (v1.3), AVRCP (v1.5), and HFP (v1.6) profiles.

My JBL Headphones App: The My JBL Headphones App, available for iOS and Android devices, provides extra controls and settings beyond the on-board buttons. In the app, you can select from 3 preset EQ curves, as well as customize or create you own EQ settings. You get greater control of the Ambient Aware and Talk Thru features. My JBL Headphones provides access to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice assistants to control the headphones with your voice. The app displays the battery level of your headphones as a percentage. Any product or firmware updates will come wirelessly through the app to the headphones. The app also has a product tutorial and FAQs under the Product Help tab. My JBL Headphones App is compatible with iOS devices (9.0 or later) and Android devices (5.0 and up).

Battery: The Live 500BT over-ear wireless headphones are powered by a built-in 3.7V 700mAh Polymer lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours via the supplied USB charging cable. On a full charge, the battery gives you up to 30 hours of wireless music playback or talk time with Bluetooth. A 15-minute Quick Charge provides approximately 2 hours of playback/talk time.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 18Hz to 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 108dB
  • Maximum Input Power: 15 mW
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Dimensions: Ear Cup: Width 3.024" Height 3.616" Depth 2.112"
  • Weight: 8.7 ounces

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3 questions already asked

Q
Will these pair with Denon AVR 2400H?
[ Pambri  Aug 28, 2020 ]
3 answers
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These phones have paired with all my Bluetooth equipment.
[ Matthew  Sep 04, 2020 ]
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Not familiar with the Denon AVR 2400H, but if it has Bluetooth, I'm sure it will pair.
[ JAMES H  Sep 04, 2020 ]
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I can't say if they will pair with that specific model but I have a Denon DRA-800H and they work just fine.
[ TONY  Sep 04, 2020 ]
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How do I get it to pair to my tv?
[ Rich  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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If you don't have a Bluetooth TV you may have to pair it to a Bluetooth sound bar.
[ Matthew  Sep 04, 2020 ]
A
Hi Rich, you would need to pair these to your TV that has Bluetooth audio output. We may have a better solution for headphones to use for TV use. Feel free to contact us via online chat or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. Any member of our Advisor team will be happy to go over your needs, and ensure that you are getting the best product for your setup.
[ Jess  May 10, 2020 ]  Staff
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If your TV has bluetooth, make sure it's turned on, and then follow pairing instructions for the headphones.
[ Meridith  May 05, 2020 ]
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Do I need a transmitter to use my headphones with my tv?
[ Rich  Apr 21, 2020 ]
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A
If your TV has Bluetooth in it, for example it's a smart TV then you don't need a transmitter. Just go through set up and into sound options.Enter an answer to this question.
[ Sol  Apr 21, 2020 ]
A
No, but your television has to have wireless capability for the headphones to work without a transmitter.
[ MARK  Apr 21, 2020 ]
A
ok so it's funny i just went through this, i needed to go buy head phones with attached microphone to talk over games. as for tv i'm not sure - for games though you need something that plugs into the co troller
[ PATRICK  Apr 21, 2020 ]

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