JBL Bar 500

  • 5.1-Channel Configuration
  • Up to 590W of Total Power
  • 10″ 300W Wireless Subwoofer
  • Multibeam & Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
  • 4K HDR10 & Dolby Vision Passthrough
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Streaming
  • AirPlay, Alexa MRM & Chromecast Support
  • Clear Dialogue with PureVoice
  • Voice Control Using Smart Speakers



JBL Bar 500 Overview

Go beyond TV and movies when you add the JBL Bar 500 590W 5.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar System from JBL to your living room. As a replacement for your thin, built-in TV speakers, the Bar 500 delivers 590W of power and chest-thumping bass through seven integrated drivers and a dedicated wireless 10″ subwoofer. As a home theater solution, the Bar 500 uses Multibeam and Dolby Atmos technology to deliver immersive 3D surround sound for your movies and TV.

Clear Dialogue with PureVoice

With the Bar 500, you can leave the subtitles off as JBL’s PureVoice technology uses a unique algorithm to enhance vocal clarity, so you don’t miss a word.
HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision Passthrough
Setting up the Bar 500 with your system is simplified through the single, included HDMI cable when using HDMI eARC. The Bar 500 supports HDMI eARC and 4K video passthrough with HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatibility for improved contrast.

Play Audio with Your Voice

When paired with compatible digital-assistant-enabled smart speakers, the Bar 500 will let you use either Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to play music using a simple voice command.

JBL One App

Download the JBL One app to your compatible mobile device to remotely manage the Bar 500 and other compatible JBL speakers. You can use the app to easily set up the Bar 500, customize its EQ, personalize settings, and browse integrated music services.

Custom Sound Calibration

The Bar 500’s integrated sound calibration feature can adjust the Bar 500’s output to match the specific design of your room, optimizing the quality of audio playback and surround sound.

Additional Features

  • Wall mountable
  • Automatic software updates over Wi-Fi

Bar 500 Specs

Channel Configuration
Low-Frequency Drivers
4 x 1.8 x 3.5″ / 46 x 90 mm Oval Cone
High-Frequency Drivers
3 x 0.75″ / 1.91 cm
Amplifier Output
290 W RMS
Frequency Response
35 Hz to 20 kHz (System)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
1 x 10″ / 25.4 cm
Amplifier Output
300 W RMS
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
1 x HDMI – eARC
1 x Optical TOSLINK – Audio
1 x USB-A (Unspecified Interface)
Wireless Audio Protocols
AirPlay, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in, Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) / Bluetooth 5.0 
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.5
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Mobile App Compatible
*As of February, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Audio Decoding
Dolby Atmos
HDMI Compliance
HDR Compatibility
HDR10, Dolby Vision
HDCP Compliance
HDCP 2.3
Supported File Formats
Power Consumption
< 2.0 W (Network Standby)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Wall Mountable
Yes, with Included Hardware
40 x 2.2 x 4.1″ / 1017 x 56 x 103.5 mm (Soundbar)
12 x 17.3 x 12″ / 305 x 440.4 x 305 mm (Subwoofer)
6.2 lb / 2.8 kg (Soundbar)
22 lb / 10 kg (Subwoofer)


  • Is the JBL Bar 500 available in Kenya? Yes, the JBL Bar 500 is available in Kenya through PhoneShop Kenya retailers in Kenya Located at Njengi House, Tom Mboya Street, Ground Floor Shop 18 Next to KCB BANK.
  • How much does the JBL Bar 500 cost in Kenya? The JBL Bar 500 costs around Ksh. 80,995 in Kenya. The price may vary depending on the retailer.
  • Where can I buy the JBL Bar 500 in Kenya? You can buy the JBL Bar 500 at major electronics stores in Kenya at Humtech Onlineshop or at Phoneshop Kenya Online. You can also buy it online from retailers such as Sky.Garden
  • What are the features of the JBL Bar 500? The JBL Bar 500 is a 5.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. It features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a built-in 4K UHD passthrough and HDMI ARC.
  • How does the JBL Bar 500 compare to other soundbars in the same price range? The JBL Bar 500 is a good value for money soundbar. It compares favorably to other soundbars in its price range, such as the Sony Shake x30D and the Sony HT-S700RF.
  • Is the JBL Bar 500 compatible with my TV? The JBL Bar 500 is compatible with most TVs. It has an HDMI ARC input that allows you to connect it to your TV with a single cable.
  • How do I connect the JBL Bar 500 to my TV? To connect the JBL Bar 500 to your TV, you will need an HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI ARC output on your TV to the HDMI ARC input on the JBL Bar 500.
  • How do I set up the JBL Bar 500? To set up the JBL Bar 500, you will need to connect it to your TV and power it on. The soundbar will automatically detect your TV and configure itself. You can also use the JBL Bar 500’s remote control to adjust the settings.
  • What are the different ways to control the JBL Bar 500? You can control the JBL Bar 500 using the included remote control, the JBL Music app, or voice commands.
  • What is the warranty for the JBL Bar 500? The JBL Bar 500 comes with a one-year warranty.