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Jabra BT 500

Jabra BT 500
alaScore 75

145 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Jabra BT 500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and sound. The portability and comfort also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the microphone.

usability, comfort, portability, sound, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Jabra BT 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Jabra BT 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the design and comfort. The usability and sound are also appreciated. Many are negative about the durability, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

portability, sound, usability, comfort, design


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Jabra BT500V Bluetooth Headset (Black, UK)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Jabra BT 500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Jabra BT 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The sound and comfort are also appreciated.

usability, comfort, sound, portability, price

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Jabra OEM Travel/AC Charger for bluetooth headsets: BT160 BT350 BT500 BT500v JX-10 a210Micca BT500 Bluetooth Handsfree Speaker Phone Kit for Car, Home, and Office

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Kent German (

Jabra BT500 review: Jabra BT500


Jabra BT500 There's no doubt that the Motorola Razr V3 took the cell phone world by storm when it burst on to the scene a year ago. Suddenly, thin was in, and competitors worked furiously to make mobile devices as small as possible. Now, even Jabra has...

The Jabra BT500 is compact and has a comfortable fit.

The downside of the Jabra BT500 is its unattractive form factor and stiff volume buttons.

The slim Jabra BT500 fits comfortably, but its performance and styling aren't up to the company's usual standards.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: (

Jabra BT500


Once connected to your cell phone, you can use the BT500 to do all the standard headset actions—answering calls, making voice-activated calls, and rejecting or muting calls. One button near the end of the mic boom handles all of these functions easily,...

Comfortable, stable fit. Easy Bluetooth pairing. Very accessible volume buttons

Design screams "I'm wearing a Bluetooth headset

If comfort is a priority or you plan on wearing your Bluetooth headset for long periods of time or while moving around a lot, the Jabra BT500 is a solid choice.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Jabra BT500 Review


Jabra BT500 is a comparatively big headset, but it's designed so that it is hidden behind your ear and what is seen of it is definitely not huge. Most headsets cover the ear itself and their boom mikes points to the mouth, which creates the illusion of...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Headset Review and Prices


The Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Headset provides a comfortable fit with reasonable access to features. Probably the best things about this model are its thin design (0.6 inches) and its snug fit. The headset is very lightweight, and ear gels of various sizes...

comfortable, thin

expensive, volume buttons, microphone performance

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Brendan Cartledge (

Review: Jabra BT500


Though no one can deny that the Jabra BT500 is big, after testing this interesting looking headset we came out quite pleased with the overall package. Read the full review here.

Very comfortable, great inbound audio, easy to use

Very little noise reduction, large size

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Mickey Katz (

Gadgetell Review: Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset


Product: Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset Price: $199.99 Rating: Average 6.6/10 Pros: Comfortable behind the ear fit, easy handset pairing, comfortable ear gels, long talk time and standby time. Cons: Poor outdoor connection, hard to press buttons,...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Nigel Freitas (

Jabra BT500


The problem with writing about Bluetooth headsets is that they are very much dependent on your individual tastes as to just what exactly constitutes '...

Comfortable, long battery life, lightweight

Tricky controls, limited range

The Jabra BT500 offers extended phone functionality for mobile users but the fiddly controls and odd looking design may turn some people off

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Kent German (

Jabra BT500


The slim Jabra BT500 fits comfortably, but its performance and styling aren't up to the company's usual standards.

Compact ; Comfortable fit

Unattractive form factor ; Stiff volume buttons

We tested the Jabra BT500 with the Sony Ericsson W600i and were able to pair the two devices quickly. Reception and clarity were mostly good, but they diminished noticeably when we used the headset outdoors. Likewise, volume was fine, as long as we...

Dec, 2005

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Jabra BT500 Review


If you are the type of gadget freak who wears a Bluetooth headset inside a nightclub then don't even look at the BT500. It may not be pretty but for those who need to make calls reliably on the move day after day it may be the right answer.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: shadowimmage (

Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Headset


newegg was quick with the RMA process. I got the UPS tag to RMA it the same day that it was delivered to my house. Newegg support was great, Jabra products, not so much.

Looks nice? Feels good on the ear

Product was dead out of the box. Wouldn't charge, wouldn't turn on, literally was a paperweight ; Very poor product

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The BT500 is the next generation of the best-selling Bluetooth headset. The prize-winning Jabra BT250 is consistently ranked as the number one headset choice for professionals worldwide. With the BT500, Jabra has built on the strength of this success to produce a headset that is comfortable and cutting-edge, a headset that is designed to let you communicate freely and naturally. If you want Bluetooth technology designed for all-day comfort, the Jabra BT500 is the perfect choice. The ergonomic design fits comfortably behind your ear. Significantly slimmer than its predecessors, the BT500 offers the ultimate in lightweight comfort for a Bluetooth headset. Jabra is not just about looking and feeling good, but about state-of the-art technology as well. New features make the Jabra BT500 easy to operate. A one-touch pairing button makes pairing your mobile phone simple. The multi-color LED lights keep you informed on your Bluetooth connection, charging status and battery status. You also have the convenient option of charging directly from your PC via a USB cable. The Jabra BT500 is the perfect choice for the business professional who wants a high-performance mobile headset that looks and feels great!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JABRA

Remote Control

Type: None