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JBL Cinema 500

JBL Cinema 500
alaScore 85

25 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of JBL Cinema 500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Cinema 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JBL Cinema 500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of JBL Cinema 500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System (Black) (Old Version)JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System (Black) (Old Version)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Nic Tatham (

JBL Cinema 500


The JBL Cinema 500 system is reasonably priced, easily mountable and able to fill a large room with convincing movie sound and toe-tapping music.

Performs with both music and movies ; Versatile mounting options ; Solidly built

Aesthetics a matter of taste ; Physically a bit on the big side ; Spring clip speaker terminals

The speakers' looks are a matter of taste, but, once again, JBL's home theatre know-how is clearly evident in this subwoofer/satellite system. Reasonably priced, easily mountable and able to fill a large room with convincing and well integrated movie...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

JBL Cinema 500


Price. Sound. I love JBL power and I am old music lover. When I arrived to America I bought my first set of JBL speakers. I still have them after 30 years


Jan, 2015

Consumer review (

Great Sound


I've always loved the sound of Harman Kardon speakers, but they have always been so expensive due to their high quality. Anyone who buys these at this price will be so happy they made this purchase. the best part is if one speaker goes bad, you can...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (

Best system for money


I recived real fast,streight forward setup Great quality,Sound good too.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Lives Up to the JBL Reputation


Looking at similar systems by P*** A****, E*****, and other makes sold here at about ~$400, I'm still mystified how Egg hasn't marked these JBLs down. Egg would sell more of them if they had done so.

I'm "throwing in" with comment on this product, although I didn't get it at the Egg. Egg offers comparable speaker systems at markdowns competitive with other brands. Egg has chosen to keep Cinema 500 at closer to MSRP ; These are great speakers. You...

You'll either like the aesthetic design of these speakers, or you won't. Some complain about "flimsy" wire connection clips, but I don't see it as a problem. You'll want to secure your speaker wire to baseboards etc. anyway, so you shouldn't worry...

Jun, 2012

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I never thought Bluetooth would do this.


I'm an audiophile from way back... I never thought that I would be saying any wireless connection sounded good, much less Bluetooth. But this is impressive. Obviously I'm not using these with a mixer, but I would in a heartbeat, they are just amazing...

Excellent sound quality, sharp highs, strong mids, perfect balanced bass

No wired input, but I'm sure you have other headphones for that

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Great Speaker system


Very balanced sound output and speakers output a crisp and clear sound. Subwoofer has plenty of power and does not rattle the walls. Bass goes pretty deep and downfiring woofer is a great addition

None that can think of except for price!! But definetly worth the extra bucks

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Amplification device included: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1
Recommended usage:Home theatre
RMS rated power:650

Center speaker

Center speaker crossover frequency:3700
Center speaker impedance:8
Center speaker RMS power:100
Center speaker wall mountable: Yes

Energy Management

Power Source:AC


Power Source:AC

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker crossover frequencies:3700
Satellite speaker crossover frequency:3700
Satellite speaker impedance:8
Satellite speakers RMS power:400
Satellite speakers wall mountable: Yes


Subwoofer crossover frequencies:50 - 200
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):8
Subwoofer driver size:8
Subwoofer frequency range:32 - 150
Subwoofer RMS power:150

Technical Details

Color of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 3.39 x 4.88
Center speaker weight:3.2
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.76 x 3.39 x 11.4
Satellite speaker weight:3.2
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 14 x 14
Subwoofer weight:22