JBL Authentics 500 WiFi Speaker

JBL Authentics 500 WiFi Speaker


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Superb sound and performance with Dolby Atmos® Music

270 watts of 3.1 channel sound, with virtual Dolby Atmos® create a lifelike musical experience that makes you feel like you're hearing your music live. Three 1-inch tweeters and three 2.75-inch midrange woofers provide so much clarity that every detail of your favorite song sounds brand new, while a 6.5-inch down firing subwoofer and the patented SlipStream™ bass port guarantee incredible deep bass.

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Inspired by retro design

The JBL Authentics 500 delivers the iconic style inspired by classic JBL heritage designs, for a look that complements any room, easily filling even the largest space with superior JBL sound. And the speaker's premium aluminum frame, custom leather-like enclosure, and reimagined Quadrex grille really show the attention we paid to each visual detail, right down to the special JBL signature pattern surrounding the downfiring woofer.

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Music streaming services via built-in Wi-Fi

Experience everything from podcasts to internet radio in stunning high definition. Or stream music through AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), Chromecast built-in™, and Spotify Connect and leave the room or take a call without the music being interrupted. The Wi-Fi connection ensures your speaker gets automatic software and feature updates.



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Voice assistants*, simultaneously on one device

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are available simultaneously* and gives customers the most freedom and convenience to control more smart home devices, play from more music streaming services, and get the most hands-free help from either voice assistant at any given time. *See Notifications

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Seamless Bluetooth pairing

Seamlessly share playlists by pairing the JBL Authentics 500 with any Bluetooth devices.

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Intuitive controls and JBL One app

Personalize your audio with intuitive on-speaker controls that adjust volume, bass, and treble levels. Use Alexa or Google Assistant to control your device with your voice. Or use the JBL One app for even more options to customize EQ, settings, and find your new favorite song using the integrated music services.

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Multi-Room Playback

Place multiple JBL Authentics speakers throughout your home for your next gathering. Using the Google Home app or Amazon Alexa app, you can set the mood in every room by connecting two or more speakers to a single playlist and get everybody moving to the same beat

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Automatic self tuning

Get great sound anywhere you want. The speaker automatically calibrates and optimizes audio performance for every location each time you power it up.

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Made in part with recycled materials

The Authentics 500 speaker is made with 100% recycled fabric, 85% recycled plastics and 50% aluminum, and comes in a FSC-certified carton box printed with soy ink.

Specs & Downloads



Retro design with Dolby Atmos® music performance

Fill any room with cutting-edge sound and striking retro style with the JBL Authentics 500. From its Quadrex grille to its custom leather-like enclosure, the speaker was inspired by JBL's iconic 1970s designs, updated for the 21st century with the latest sound and control technologies. Immerse yourself in high-definition lifelike sound with Dolby Atmos® Music thanks to the Authentics 500's aluminum tweeters and patented SlipStream™ bass port. With Google Assistance and Amazon Alexa available simultaneously*, you can play your favorite music, control your smart home devices, and more, hands-free, using just your voice.

General Specifications

Operating temperature:0 °C - 45 °C

Sound system

3.1 & Dolby Atmos Music

Power supply

100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz

Total speaker power output (Max @THD 1%)



3 x 25mm aluminum dome tweeter + 3 x 2.75" midrange + 6.5" subwoofer

Networked standby power

< 2.0 W

Audio Specifications

Audio inputs:1 Audio in, Bluetooth/WIFI, Ethernet and USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)

Frequency response

40Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)


Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth transmitter frequency range:2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz

Bluetooth transmitter power:<17 dBm

Wi-Fi network:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz/5GHz)

USB port

Type C

USB rating

5V DC, 1A

Supporting ­formats


MP3 codec

MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3

MP3 sampling rate

16 - 48 kHz

MP3 bitrate

80 - 320 kpbs

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth pro­le

A2DP 1.3.2, AVRCP 1.5

2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range

2412 - 2472 MHz (2.4 GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)

2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power

<20 dBm

5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range

5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470 - 5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz

5G Wi-Fi transmitter power

<23 dBm


Built-in Wi-Fi


3D Dolby Atmos


JBL One App


3.5 mm audio cable Input


Voice Assistant integration






* Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant may not be available in all countries or languages. Features and functionality may vary.


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