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JBL Link 500

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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 a bigger room. It has the Google Assistant built-in. It’s your own personal Google. Always ready to help.
At a Glance:
  • Get help from your Google Assistant
  • Hands-free voice control
  • Simple setup with the Google Home app on iOS & Android (Simple setup & use)
  • Chromecast built-in
  • 24 bit/96kHz High quality sound, powered by the cloud
  • Multi-room playback across speakers that have Chromecast built-in
  • 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi connection network support
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • Stereo sound with deep bass and clear highs
What's in the box:
  • 1 x JBL Link 500
  • 1 x power cable
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.
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
JBL Link 500 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Was a little worried when we got the Link 500 and there were virtually no instructions. I am no spring chicken (as can be noted by using that phrase), but was able to download the Google home app and have music playing within 5 minutes of opening the box! Yes, it is that easy. You can do everything from get the weather report to hear what you have scheduled on your calendar for the day, and much more! Was able to connect my TV via Bluetooth easily. I am truly amazed at the sound quality from something so small! Great bass, treble and mid range. Also, it is loud enough for any party with no distortion. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-24
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice, but heavy I love JBL products! Nice, clean quality sound! The product does have a little weight to it, which I'm not a big fan of. I like light-weight products. It also doesn't have any built in grips for easy-movment. So it prevents me from being able to carry it easily. Have to hold it with both hands at all time! I also haven't been able to use the Google assistance as well as I'd like. Each time I wanted it to play a sound. It would say "playing sound now", but ends up saying "Unable to play, please try again". Maybe my internet wasn't strong enough, but I'm not sure. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-23
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 !!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound Wow the sound is amazing, tight bass clear highs JBL definitely knows how to make speakers.I put this in my master bedroom originally but since it has such powerful sound decided to put it in my family room.This speaker is for big spaces.While this speaker is big it's still rather easy to move around if need too.This speaker doesn't have a battery so not portable needs to be plugged in.Now to Google features I downloaded app on my phone and connected wifi to speaker.Once connected my Google features turned on.I love walking in my house and saying hey Google put some music on.I don't got to touch my phone to check traffic,weather,time,etc....I just ask and it tells me. While I'm still in the learning stages of all the things it can do.I really know I'm love this thing.I'm a get the smaller version for my room so I can have access at all times and can play simultaneously on both speakers too. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-24
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding with amazing functionality! I just finished putting the JBL Link 500 through its paces and I have to say right away that I think it is an awesome device. To begin, it comes with minimal instructions and an A/C cord. The Link 500 plugs into the wall (there is no battery). You need to install the Google Home app on your smartphone and with this you can set up the JBL link 500 to get it ready to take commands and play music using the Google Assistant. If you have an android phone, you will already be familiar with the Google Assistant. Once you have completed the setup with Google Home, you can then start asking the JBL Link 500 questions or tell it to play music. You do this by saying "hey google" or "ok google" and then give a pause and then ask the question or give the command. There is a little light in the top front of the speaker that indicates if Google assistant is listening to you (after you say ok google). You can also turn the assistant on/off and lower volume etc with dedicated buttons on top of the Link 500. Right away I started asking it to play specific songs and it did very well even when I was in another room with a wall between us (but with open doors). It also came in handy in real time when a friend and I were trying to remember James Franco's name and we asked it a few questions from another room and it got the info for us which was very cool and an example of real time usefulness. It does not appear to be able to make phone calls though. Now as for the sound... I think it sounds great... very full, clear and rich sounding with deep resonant bass especially if you put it near a wall. The bass is very strong on this one (it has a radiator on the back). I found myself saying "ok google" ... please lower the volume - more than once or twice... because I have neighbors! It's pretty powerful. I think it would be perfect for a small party when you want some volume and bass happening. The Google assistant functionality is also very consistent and it even heard me when the volume was quite high (thank god!). I think it is an amazing product and I would highly recommend it to anyone. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-21
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-04-30
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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

Will you have to plug this into the wall or is it fully wireless?

Asked by: Belder
In terms of its internet functionality it is totally wireless - it connects to the internet via WIFI which is wireless internet. As far as power source goes, it uses an A/C power cord for power (it has two prongs) and does not have a battery so you do need to plug it into an A/C outlet for it to work.
Answered by: Tomsters Tommy
Date published: 2018-04-22

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: 2018-04-22

My JBL link 500 WiFi indicator is blinking quickly.  What does that mean?

Asked by: Nuts n Bolts
The Wifi indicator blinking quickly means that it's looking for a wifi connection. If you are experiencing issues with your Link 20, please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Paulo C
Date published: 2018-04-11

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

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 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: 2018-03-25

How much is the warranty of each one extended ?

Asked by: CAMILO
I'm very sorry but we do not offer extended warranties.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-28
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