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JBL Link 500

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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# JBLLINK500BLKEU

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
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JBL Link 500 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to get one! My first impression upon taking the Link 500 out of the box was how large it is - it is bigger than it looks in pictures and is fairly hefty. That was a good sign for me! I placed the speaker on a table behind one of the den chairs - so it is essentially out of sight (a wife requirement). Setting it up from there was easy. I plugged it in, downloaded the Google Home app*, followed the app's instructions, and that was it. It only took 2 or 3 minutes. (*Actually, I had already downloaded the Google Home app for use with a Chromecast Audio I had purchased previously.) Being an audio guy, the first thing I wanted to do was play some music. I was very happy to find that the Link 500 has Spotify built-in, especially since that is my streaming service of choice! I started out easy by asking Google to play “some Diana Krall” while I was cooking dinner. No problems there. I then followed that command by asking it to play a specific song – Midnight Rider – off of the Gregg Allman album Laid Back. The Link 500 handled that and similar request easily. The sound is very, very nice. I had previously experienced this kind sound in my den with some of my small to midsized bookshelf speakers (including JBL's). The Link 500 replaced those speakers and went on to fill my large living room (400 sq ft) with excellent sound without taking up near as much space. The music playing filled the den with clear sound at even low volumes without being overbearing. The bass was smooth and the highs were crisp and clear without distortion. I had previously relied on a ZAGG Origin Portable Bluetooth Speaker to stream music in the den and its smaller version in the master bathroom. Those speakers are not voice activated however and they do not offer a mobile interface. Listening to the Link 500 and the larger ZAGG for ten minutes, I realized that I was more at ease with the sound produced by the Link 500. Even the most over-the-top songs (think Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys) were enjoyable even at high volume. The Link 500 is the first voice activated speaker I’ve used. The only thing that comes close was Siri on my iPhone. I thought that speaking to the speaker would be difficult as, in my limited experience, voice activated products leave a lot to be desired. That was not a problem with the Link 500. After its initial voice training, it recognized my “Hey Google” commands every time – whether shouted over the railing upstairs to almost whispering it in the same room. I was impressed! Other than my requests to play specific pieces of music, I typically used the built-in Google Assistant to make requests about the weather and to set timers. I did put it through its paces by requesting such things as: the temperature of the dark side of Mercury, the distance to a certain address in a distant city and even the meaning of the initials JBL – which it answered perfectly – James Bullough Lansing! To sum up, I find that the JBL Link 500 is a good-looking speaker and is very simple to operate. It also has excellent built in capabilities and when it is playing music it is really impressive. In other words, you have to get one!
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Link 500 - Superior sound, sufficient Google Home The JBL Link 500 combines JBL's exceptional sound engineering with Google's home management tools. At first glance, this thing is huge! See the pictures. It is 14 1/2" x 7 5/8" x 6 1/8" and weighs almost 8 pounds. The Link 500 produces full bodied sound with the high fidelity that is expected of JBL. The only fault of the Link is Google Home. Google Home functions well, but it takes some getting used to. There are plenty of commands to use, but there is not a book included listing them. So, you have to do your own homework to figure out how to make the most of your Link 500 with Google Home. The voice recognition is good, but you have to speak loudly and clearly to get its attention. Overall, since Google Home could be updated to have better commands and interaction, and the sound quality is excellent, I highly recommend the JBL Link 500.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound This speaker has amazing sound quality. It sounds great and even when you turn the speaker full blast, the sound quality is still great. It gets pretty loud and works for parties or just chilling by yourself. The Google assistant is a great feature as well. It is very convenient and a nice additional feature. One of my friends has a Bose SoundTouch 30 wireless speaker and this speaker sounds just as good, plus it has a Google assistant.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Great sound and ease of use. I really enjoy the sound quality and convenience of the JBL 500. Although slightly larger than anticipated, it is worth the extra space. Already have recommended to several friends and relatives.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THE DESIGN & PORTABILITY THANK U JBL FOR ADDING GOOGLE ASSISTANT TO THIS GREAT SPEAKER, NOT 2 MENTION BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE ALL IN ONE, NOW I DON'T HAVE 2 OPEN MY LAPTOP OR USE DATA ON MY CELL 2 SEARCH FOR MUSIC OR ANYTHING ELSE ON THE INTERNET...ALL U HAVE 2 DO IS ASK & U DEFINITELY, MOST DEFINITELY SHALL RECEIVE!!! MUST MENTION THE PACKAGING! LOVE 2 BE ABLE 2 OPEN THE BOX & SEE HOW JBL MAKES SURE THAT THEIR PRODUCTS ARE ALWAYZ THE BEST FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!!...HANDS DOWN BEST SOUND, AMAZING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ALL ROLLED INTO 1...DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN JBL BABY!!! OTHERS TRY 2 DUPLICATE BUT THERE'S NO COMPARISON WHEN IT COMES TO JBL'S CRAFT....CANT WAIT 2 SEE WHAT JBL WILL DEBUT NEXT...WAITING WITH SUCH ANTICPATION...THANKS JBL FOR BEING TOP NOTCH IN THE WORLD OF SOUND !!!
Date published: 2018-04-28
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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: 2018-08-31

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

Asked by: Yu guang Chen
The JBL Link 500 with Google Assistant supports hands-free calling, so you can call your contacts using just your voice. Answering incoming calls and calls to emergency services are currently not supported.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-03-30

Can alarms be set?

Asked by: Subtlerror
does not work on any of the Link line, sorry :(
Answered by: Subtlerror
Date published: 2018-03-21

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 this speaker connect to my JBL charge 3?

Asked by: purplemurplegiraffe
No, Our Link speakers do not have the Connect feature to connect to your JBL Charge 3.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-05-05

Is the Link 500 able to connect to other speakers with chromecast audios?

Asked by: Filip54679
Hi! If the Link 500 is set up in to the same group in the as the Chromecast Audio in the Google Home app, then yes it should be able to connect to them.
Answered by: Gian at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-04-07
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