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...
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.