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Infinity Glide 501 Review – Best Headphone Under 1500 Rs?

It’s been over 3 years with this headphone and it’s been great. Only the fabric on the earcup has deteriorated which is to be expected. Other than that, it’s still rock solid. Let’s learn more about it in the Infinity Glide 501 review.

Note: For some time, the availability of Infinity headphones has been scarce. So, if you don’t find these in stock you can consider 2 other amazing headphones for a similar price. The first option is BoAt Rockerz 450 (Review) and BoAt Rockerz 400 (Review).

If you don’t know Infinity is a sub-brand of JBL, owned by Harman International Industries. Which is now part of Samsung!

This brings the big question, is Infinity Glide 501 worthy to be presented as a JBL product? Let’s check that out!

Update: Infinity Glide 500/501 is available at 999 Rupees on Amazon’s Sale. Click now to check out the deals!

Here you will learn everything from its built quality to the call quality. And most importantly should you buy one? is answered under! 

Before starting the Infinity Glide 501 review, please note that we have bought this headphone and it’s not sponsored by the brand, by any means. All you get is a 100% genuine customer review.

So, let’s dive in and check whether you should buy one or let it slide. So welcome to PadhKeDekho and let’s get started!

Infinity Glide 500 Vs Glide 501

Let us update you on something important. There is no difference between Infinity Glide 501 vs 500. Even if you compare them side by side on Harman’s official website you will not find any difference.

The only variation we were able to research was the year of introduction. Infinity Glide 500 was introduced in 2019. The Infinity Glide 501 release date is from 2020.

So don’t get confused between different product postings on Amazon and Flipkart. You will find Infinity Glide 500 on Amazon and Flipkart with Infinity Glide 501! Both are the same headphones.

Infinity Glide 501 Built Quality

Infinity Glide 500 Built Quality

Infinity Glide 501 price in India is ₹3,499. But you can get it anywhere near ₹1,200 to ₹1,800. We have used a few Bluetooth headphones but this one offers the best-built quality and premium design (covered in the look and feel section.)

The earpads offer a soft and comfortable experience and you will not witness any discomfort even after a few hours of use. Moreover, you can twist and fold them to backpack on your trips. At 104 Grams, Infinity Glide 501 is lightweight and travel-friendly. Even on your neck, it will not stress you out.

JBL Infinity 500 Headband

The headband decides the longevity and build quality of a headphone. if it is poorly constructed, it will break and serve no purpose. With Infinity Glide 501 you’ll get a strong and flexible headband. This headband comes with 6 levels of adjustments for a perfect fit.

Infinity (JBL) Glide 501 Look And Feel

Infinity Glide 500 Review

The headphone offers a glossy matte finish design and golden Infinity branding on both earpads makes it quite appealing. The best part about the headphone is that it is not a fingerprint magnet i.e. it doesn’t capture any fingerprints at all!

Infinity Glide 501 doesn’t fail to impress in terms of look and feel. It’s available in 3 amazing colors; Charcol Black (The best-looking one!), Mystic Blue, and Passion Red.

Glide 501 Colors

Like the earcups, you get the same matte treatment on the headband. Large Infinity branding on the band makes the Infinity Glide 501 Bluetooth headset stand out.

Glide 500 Look And Feel

How Is Infinity Glide 501 Music Quality?

Infinity Glide 501 provides a great level of detail. Be it instruments, vocals, treble, bass, etc. if you are a casual user or an audiophile you will have an amazing experience. And we mean it!

To begin with, there are two audio modes; normal mode and deep bass mode. These modes are not just gimmicks they work!

In normal mode, things are regular like any other headphones. You will experience lesser bass, loud vocals, and an on-point treble. Someone who doesn’t like heavy bass can use this mode.

As soon as you hit deep bass mode, things change drastically! The bass increases so much that you can feel it around your ears thumping! Other than that, vocals also gradually increase and the treble will decrease.

Under 2000 Rs, the sound quality offered by Infinity is impressive. And for an audiophile, it’s a must have.

Media Controls Infinity Glide 501

Glide 501 Media Controls
Infinity Glide 501 Review

Infinity Glide 501 offers almost every media control that you have asked for. On the right side of the earphone, you get dedicated volume control, navigate songs, change the default mode to deep bass mode, activate voice assistant (Siri/ Google Assistant), and last but not least accept or reject calls!

All the features and how to activate them are explained in the below chart.

FeatureHow To Activate
Deep Bass ModePressing The ‘Vol-‘ And ‘Vol+’ Together For 3 Seconds
Next SongHold ‘Vol+’ Button For 2 Seconds
Repeat SongHold ‘Vol-‘ Button For 2 Seconds
Activate Voice AssistantDouble Pressing The Power Button
Accepting CallPress the Power Button Once
Rejecting CallHold the Power Button For 2 Seconds
PlayPress the Power Button Once
PausePress the Power Button Once

Glide 501 Battery Backup And Charging

Are you worried about the battery backup of your next Bluetooth headphones? if yes, throw that thought out of your mind while selecting Infinity Glide 501!

Infinity Glide 501 is simply the marathon runner! The claimed battery life is up to 20 hours of playback and we have been experiencing it for about 18 hours of battery backup! That’s phenomenal guys!

If you are aiming for Bluetooth headphones that doesn’t need to be charged daily then look no further and grab Infinity Glide 501.

Suggestion: Above all do you keep battery backup your priority? then selecting Infinity Glide 510 will be an even better choice!

Glide 501 Media Controls
Infinity Glide 501 Review

For charging, you get a USB 2.0 charging socket on the right earpod. The company recommends using only a 5-watt 1 amp charger for charging. If you have an iPhone, that tiny 5-watt charger will work fine! And what about a 10-watt charger? no problem, I also charge with a Samsung 10-watt charger and even after 3 years it’s fine.

This headphone supports quick charging which means 10 minutes of charging will give up to 2 hours of listing. This claim is certainly close to the actual figures at around 1 hour and 35 minutes!

As a result, Infinity Glide 501 charging time is anywhere near 2 hours. Unfortunately, there’s no support for aux-in. So if the battery runs out you cannot use the headset.

Infinity Glide 501 Best For Online Classes?

Undoubtedly, Yes. It has by far the best mic on budget Bluetooth headphones. I participate in various online classes and meetings and have never been pointed out for bad audio quality.

Even if you plan on taking calls on a busy street the result stays the same and it is 10 out of 10! The best part is the audio via the mic stays consistent. Your voice will be in focus and the disturbance will still be there, but the other person will not complain.

So if you need good Bluetooth headphones with a great mic then Infinity Glide 501 by JBL is the way to go! You will not be disappointed.

Should You Buy Infinity Glide 501?

Infinity Glide 500 Built Quality
Infinity Glide 501 Review

No product is perfect and some things are letdowns. Some devices have more cons than others. Fortunately, there are only 2 things that need a little work to be done.

The audio gets leaked from the headphones, as a result, you can listen to the song in a small room without wearing them! Therefore, I refrain from listening to full volume in someone’s presence.

As stated in the cons sections, the buttons could have better quality. What happens is when you press the buttons you can hear a spring making a “ting-ting” noise. This is not prominent but is there. So these were the things that dropped the ball.

Other than the two points, there is only positivity and a wonderful experience! From the amazing built quality to the impressive look and feel to the best music quality on a budget, marathon battery backup, crystal clear call quality, etc nothing fails to impress.

Infinity Glide 501 is an ideal choice for you who loves to listen and enjoy music, takes multiple calls, and forgets the charger at home while going on a trip!

This Infinity Glide 501 stands up as any product of JBL by Harman.


Is Infinity Glide 501 Good?

Yes, it offers good built quality, high-quality audio, and best-in-class mic performance.

How to connect Infinity Glide 501 to Laptop?

Enable Bluetooth on the laptop and search for a new connection. Just the way you do pair any other Bluetooth devices.

What is Infinity JBL?

Infinity is a product of JBL, which is owned by Harman International Industries.

Does JBL Infinity Glide 500 have mic?

Yes, it has a mic which works great! Ideal for Zoom calls or calls in general.

What is the difference between Infinity Glide 500 and 501

No technical difference is there. The only years of introduction are different. Infinity Glide 500 was introduced in 2019. Whereas Infinity Glide 501 is from 2020.

Is it possible to connect Infinity Glide 500 to a laptop and mobile at the same time?

You can connect Infinity Glide 500 to only one device at a time.

So, That’s It, Guys!

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