Never Hurts, Never Falls Out
Created by athletes, the Focus 500 Sport Headphones by JBL add great sound performance to your active lifestyle, helping you stay focused while working out. Whether you’re running cross-country or competing in CrossFit, you will enjoy the secure TwistLock technology with ergonomic ear tips that are guaranteed never to hurt or fall out. Designed to motivate, up to 8 hours of JBL Signature Sound will keep you going longer and harder. What’s more, there’s a detachable cable clip for a more secure experience and sweatproof quality for endurance through rain, water, and sweat. These sport headphones provide a premium audio experience and perfect fit, with the convenience of Bluetooth wireless.
JBL's patented TwistLock technology provides a secure fit, ensuring these headphones never fall out even during the most rigorous physical activities.
Guaranteed never to hurt, these headphones are made with ultra-soft flexible silicone for long-lasting ergonomic comfort.
Developed for training in any conditions, the Focus 500 endures through rain, water, and sweat.
Microphone with Music and Track Control
The sweat and water resistant 3-button microphone system provides a new level of convenience for the multi-tasker. Through the click of a button, you're able to control phone calls and music tracks without breaking from your workout. Compatible with most smart phones.
8-Hour Life Smart Battery
The battery life is tested and proven to power a week's worth of workouts. Track the battery life with on-screen LED and audible indicators.
JBL Signature Sound with Pure Bass Performance
For over 60 years, JBL has engineered precise, naturally articulated sound found in a high-end cinemas, arenas, and recording studios around the world.
- Frequency response: 20 - 20kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Bluetooth type: 4.1
- Battery lifetime: Up to 8 hours
- Dynamic driver size: 15.4mm
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- Focus 500 In-Ear Wireless Sport Headphones
- Additional ear tips
- Warranty card
- Warning card
- Sport carry pouch
- Charging cable
Customer Reviews for JBL Focus 500 In-Ear Wireless Sport Headphones with 3-Button Remote and Mic (Black)
They don't get 4 stars from me more for the controls, would prefer more buttons than reusing buttons so much by function. Also the mic for phone calls. It is OK, not great.
Let's start with the physical characteristics. The over the ear hook with ear canal sonic joining is a good idea but the implementation could be better. The ear hooks are connected to the earphones by nothing more than friction. Over time the friction reduces and your are going to have trouble keeping the thing together. This is a known problem with the Yurbuds line. The ear hooks are not comfortable for me. I tend to wear headset/earphones all day long and find these to be somewhat uncomfortable. However, over time you get used to it so persevere and things will get better.
The sonic connection between earphone and ear canal is much better in this model than for most Yurbud related products but somewhat uncomfortable. The dimensions are larger than my ears. Larger ear canals may not be bothered. The sonic isolation is not perfect but outside noises are noticeably diminished. I haven't seen it yet on these ear bugs but on all of the other Yurbuds I've ever acquired the sonic connection device tends to stretch out and can be lost easily. The solution to that is to buy the cheapest Yurbuds you can find on the internet and use those silicone ear canal sonic connectors to replace the lost ones. That may not be possible in this case since the ones that come with the Focus 500 are different from all of the other Yurbuds, but keep the tip in mind for the future.
The mounting of the earphone takes considerable fiddling with to get it exactly right for the little funnel from the earphone to match properly with the ear canal itself. The fiddling consists of a combination of rotation of the ear hook and adjustments to the sonic connection nipple thing, whatever the correct terminology for it is. This match up is critical else the sound quality, which is not great under the best of conditions, will be significantly degraded due to bass roll off. The slightest bit of maladjustment results in a midrange peak reminiscent of 1960's AM radio played through the single 6x9 inch oval speaker in the dashboard. This was a big disappointment for me because as an ex pro musician, JBL is the gold standard when it comes to good sounding speakers. Not this time. The sound quality is unimpressive and the volume is lacking.
The electronics are equally unimpressive. I prefer to keep my phone in my left front pants pocket except when wearing these things. I cannot do that with them because otherwise there is some sort of radio interference as I walk and the sound cuts in and out. This is not an unknown problem with Bluetooth devices but still inexcusable.
Battery life is supposed to be about 8 hours. I've never had that kind of luck. More like 5 or 6.
The next day the headphones were completely drained of power. I had only used them for an hour the day before and had turned them off. The battery life is suppose to be 8 hrs. When I went to charge the set they would not take charge as the white light indicator did not turn on.
This is the second pair that this problem has occurred to. I called customer support for the first set and they sent me new ones after a quick email exchange. Disappointed that the same problem occurred with the second set.
I had my first pair for about 6 weeks before the problems began. It was about the same time frame (6weeks before the second pair began to fail.
Warning: these headphones might not be sweatproof. If you are working out with the headphones they will fail if you sweat.
Do not buy.