The JBL Live 500BT headphones fit tight around the head, which can be uncomfortable for long listening sessions. Also, both the housing and frame creak during use, given they’re made of cheaper plastic.
However, sound-wise, they provide great audio quality and customization options, making them suitable for most music genres. However, they have a passive soundstage, which detracts from the audio experience.
The battery life is impressive, tested at over 30 hours of continuous battery life, but the lack of active noise cancellation and sub-par noise isolation limit their effectiveness for commuting or noisy environments.
While the EQ options are available, they may not always deliver a noticeable improvement in sound. The volume levels are satisfactory for most users, but pushing it too high can result in audio quality loss.