Excerpt: I bought this tree months ago and the cable to connect isn't working, the usb cable charges it at a really slow rate and the volume is so lame that even my iPhone sounds better. Lack of volume, good quality, I will try the JBL Pulse soon, expecting a better experience or moving out to Denon or even philips if I have to.
Summary: This JBL Micro II delivers some very good and surprising sound, despite measuring only about 3.5 inches in diameter at a height of 1.5 inches (and putting out 3 watts of power), with crisp highs, a very nice mid range and a rich, not overpowering, bass. I have connected this with my iPod nano 7th Gen and my MacBook Pro (with a very wide selection of music genres) and I am quite pleased with its performance.
Summary: I have had this for more than 6 years. Hardly ever go anywhere without it. Also for years when not traveling with me it is hooked up to my computer, iPad or roku in my kitchen. Everyone that comes into my kitchen is amazed that ths one little JBL portable speaker produces what they are listening to. Next, I am going to try the Bluetooth Version for my office.
Summary: I had given mine [that I had had for years] to a new girl friend to use on the computer I gave her. Lost the girl friend, the computer and the JBL On Tour. When I finally remembered the name, I looked on the JBL site. [no longer available] then found it on Amazon. Since I do not have a TV, we watch movies on my laptop with the strong JBL sound.
Excerpt: Ipods don't have speakers,right? Right. So if you and a friend wanted to watch a music video, a You Tube video, whatever the case,you both can watch together without either one hogging the the ear phones. Simply plug it in the ipod,turn the power on and BAM!! For $50.00 to share music videos,movies,pics and all that jazz with your friends and family is well worth it like ALL of JBL's products are!
Excerpt: The speaker really does not have very good lows or bass at all, dirt collaborates in the tiny speaker because it has not protecting over it besides a little bar. The mids are not top of class by any means either. I tend to use Bose and I decided to try this to same a little money but it really is worth it to buy the Bose because it sounds 5X better and lasts forever.
Summary: I bought mine in 2008 after a long search and they have really held up. I use them for my laptop and with my iPods around the house - on trips - and in the yard around the lawn chairs. They are compact - fold up nicely - look good - are well made. And they are pretty dang loud and have decent bass if you are in a confined space, like my kitchen. Out in the yard, these sound a little thin.
Sound quality not as expected; why are ratings so high?
1 June 2010
Summary: I was surprisingly disappointed with the On Tour. I did an extensive amount of research on portable speakers for an iPod and expected the sound quality to be excellent based on reviews...not the case. I highs and mids are good and full, but the bass strength and tones are lacking. It is a small unit, so bass limits should be expected, but compared to the other non-portabel JBL speakers/docks, the bass and fullness of sound are poor.