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Much like shoes, wireless headphones aren’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are different wireless headphones for different people.
While premium headphones like the Bose QC35 IIs and Sony WH-1000xm3s are amazing for some, these JBL Live 500BT headphones are turning heads for others — especially now that they’re on sale for $80, a ridiculous $145 off at HSN.
Stellar audio quality
The JBL Live 500BT features the same stunning audio quality that the company has been producing since 1946. Each earcup features 50mm drivers, producing clear sound and heart-thumping bass that’s clean and balanced. You’ll get up to 30 hours of battery life per charge, and—in a pinch—just 15 minutes of charging will give you two hours of extra juice.
The JBL headphones can instantly access Alexa or Google Assistant when paired with a smartphone or tablet, so you can always have your virtual assistant of choice ready to go.
“The sound is very clear and the bass is just enough for any type of genre. The JBL app is a good way to adjust your sound and it's simple to use. Both Alexa and Google Assistant are very responsive,” writes a five-star reviewer. “Battery life is also great since I used them for over 25 hours on my first full charge.”
The headphones have a number of bells and whistles that make them a winner with audiophiles and novices alike. The standout features? Ambient Aware and TalkThru.
Let’s break it down: Ambient Aware is for those moments you’re deep into your music or podcast, but want to pay attention to the outside world too. So if you’re at the airport or a coffee shop, just press the ‘Ambient Aware’ button and the background noise level will increase so you can hear important flight info or your order being called.
The TalkThru feature automatically drops the music level down, so you can chat with the people around you. Now you don’t have to fumble with your smartphone to have a quick conversation. Just use ‘TalkThru’ mode and enjoy the company you keep.
“Both Ambient Aware and TalkThru are fun features to have, especially if you don't want to take your headphones off to have a conversation. When on a call the other party was loud and my voice was very clear,” shares a happy reviewer.
Since they’re from HSN, these JBL headphones come with a bevy of goodies, including a one-year membership to LiveXLive Plus and a three-month subscription to Yoga International for at-home workouts (a combined $75 value). You’ll also get free shipping and FlexPay options, so if you don’t want to plunk down $80 at once, you can go with three monthly installments of $27 (with zero interest).
At just $80, these sleek JBL Live 500BTs are fantastic noise-canceling wireless headphones from a trusted audio company. And with the sheer amount of features they boast, they’re a no-brainer.
“The sound quality is the best. The balance of bass and midrange is perfect,” says another satisfied shopper. “The headphones are flexible and durable while keeping it light. The added features of Alexa and Google Assistant puts the JBL Live 500 BT headphones over the top.”
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