JBL TUNE500

New headphone line offers JBL Pure Bass Sound, comfort fit and ease for everyday listening

Press release:

IFA 2018, BERLIN – AUGUST 30, 2018 – When looking for the perfect headphone, convenience, sound and simplicity are three crucial factors. The good news is, JBL has it covered. The JBL TUNE500 wired and JBL TUNE500BT wireless headphones offer everyday music lovers an economical and great sounding solution.

Whether listening to soothing tunes to concentrate at work, chilling on the couch enjoying the latest jams, or commuting into the city, these headphones provide dynamic JBL sound for everyday use. The JBL TUNE500 Series headphones pack 32mm drivers with JBL Pure Bass Sound for an immersive experience.

A lightweight, foldable design means the headphones can be thrown into a bag or backpack, and worn with comfort. Both models feature the added convenience of a built-in microphone allowing the user to switch effortlessly between Spotify and a telephone call to catch up with a friend.

“Epic JBL sound, convenience and functionality—it’s the perfect recipe for what the casual music-seeker wants in a headphone,” said Pascal van Laer, Vice President & General Manager, Headphones & Wearables at HARMAN. “The JBL TUNE Series is the answer for great sounding headphones at a reasonable price point.”

Prefer going wireless? The JBL TUNE500BT is the right option. Featuring 16 hours of playtime with a 2 hour charging time, music lovers can listen to classics all day and night. With a multi-point connection, the JBL TUNE500BT headphone can swap from watching and listening to a Hollywood blockbuster on a tablet, to checking out the latest movie soundtrack on Spotify. Swapping sound sources happens instantly and easily with the simple press of a button.

JBL TUNE500 features:

  • JBL Pure Bass Sound
  • Hands-Free Calling
  • One Button Remote
  • Lightweight and Foldable Design
  • Tangle Free Flat Cable

JBL TUNE500BT features:

  • JBL Pure Bass Sound
  • Hands-Free Calling
  • Control on Earpiece
  • Lightweight and Foldable Design
  • Multi-point Connection
  • 16 Hour Battery Life
  • 2 Hour Recharging Time
  • Bluetooth Technology

Pricing and Availability

JBL TUNE500 ($29.95/€29.99) and JBL TUNE500BT ($49.95/€49.99) will be available on JBL.com and traditional retailers in black, white, blue and pink starting Fall 2018.

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