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JBL Link 500

JBL Link 500
alaScore 96

3 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of JBL Link 500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The size is also appreciated.

size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Link 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Verity Burns (trustedreviews.com)

JBL Link 500

 

The JBL Link 500 review: a powerful, punchy party speaker that comes with the added benefit of Google Assistant built in.

Fun, energetic sound with plenty of detail ; Balanced sound signature ; Google Assistant built in ; Goes loud without distortion

No aux-in ; Low-level dynamics a little lacking ; Google Assistant lacking latest features

A smart speaker with audio clout, the JBL packs an engaging but considered performance. It just needs some volume to sound its best.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

JBL Link 500 Review: A Google Home Alternative with Big Sound

 

With its size and stereo output, the $400 JBL Link 500 is capable of being the centerpiece to your smart speaker sound system. Google Assistant works well, and at the right volume, the Link 500 produces very good sound.

Well-balanced audio — if you listen loud enough ; Stereo sound with wide sound field

Lacks bass at low levels ; No wired inputs ; Can't make phone calls

The JBL Link 500 is a good large speaker with Google Assistant inside, but you'll be better served with two Sonos Ones or the Google Home Max.

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:55 - 22000
RMS rated power:60
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Speakers RMS power:30
Subwoofer RMS power:30

Design

Built-in Display:N
Colour of product:Black / White
Design:Soundbar
LED indicators:Power, WLAN
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Digital

Loudspeakers

Number of drivers:4
Number of Speakers:1
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:2
Woofer:Y
Woofer Diameter:8.9

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Audio formats supported:FLAC,HE-AAC,LC-AAC,LPCM,MP3,OPUS,Vorbis,WAV
Built-In Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
On/off switch:Y
Plug and Play:Y
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power source type:AC

Technical Details

Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:157
Height :200
Weight:3.5
Width:370