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JBL Onbeat Xtreme
8.7 out of 10

JBL Onbeat Xtreme

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Overall 8

JBL OnBeat Xtreme iPod dock

11 December 2013
  • Summary: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme is a robust all-round performer. It lets you dock not just smaller Apple devices but also the iPad. With bluetooth playback and looks that deserve a double take each time, this is the dock of choice for many especially considering the price.
  • Pros: Value for money, Powerful, thumpy sound, Great build
  • Cons: Design may not appeal to everyone, Some frequency ranges were suboptimal
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JBL OnBeat Xtreme review

28 July 2012
  • Conclusion: If you’re looking to throw down some coin on a Bluetooth-enabled dock, this bad boy delivers superb sound quality and no-fuss connectivity.
  • Pros: Stellar sound quality, Stylish design, Fast and easy-to-configure wireless connectivity
  • Cons: Top panel is a fingerprint- and smudge-magnet, Tardy response from on-board controls, Selecting EQ modes can be frustrating
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Overall 9

JBL OnBeat Xtreme

PC Magazine
17 July 2012
  • Conclusion: A top performer, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme is a very powerful wireless Bluetooth streaming speaker system with the ability to dock, charge, and sync iPads, iPods, and iPhones.
  • Pros: Streams audio wirelessly via Bluetooth. Strong audio performance. Powerful bass response with no distortion at high volumes. Docks iPad in vertical or horizontal mode—also docks iPods and iPhone. Acts as a speakerphone for incoming calls on iPhone. Syncs iOS devices with USB connected computers.
  • Cons: Expensive. Visual design isn't for everyone. EQ settings are unnecessary, can't be turned off.
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Expert Review

14 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Well, the pros and cons list can be endless, as one can find just about any excuse not to buy this device! But all in all, I feel this is a good buy, since no matter how many cons you come up with, you will always find one extra pro.
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JBL Onbeat Xtreme speaker system combines unique look, excellent sound, frustrating controls

24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: JBL's $600 OnBeat Xtreme is a Bluetooth-enabled, dock-cradle speaker system for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Now, one of the first things we like to do when we review a speaker system is describe how the thing looks.
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Review: JBL OnBeat Xtreme Dock

Sound & Vision Magazine
11 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Here's a product that had three strikes with me before I ever heard it. First there's the name, which seems more appropriate for a Frito-Lay product. Then there's the lineage: JBL's smaller, less-expensive docks never impressed me. Last, Maroon 5 appears in the ads.
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Overall 9

JBL OnBeat Xtreme Review

3 March 2012
  • Excerpt: We’ve always had a healthy respect for JBL’s professional audio products. It has consistently built rugged, high-performance PA speakers and monitors for over 60 years and remains a favored brand of many a musician and sound engineer to this day.
  • Pros: Fantastic sound quality both docked and wireless, Easy Bluetooth pairing, Excellent remote, Solid build quality, Landscape mode for iPhone or iPod
  • Cons: EQ options are not necessary, JBL “OnBeat” app not necessary, Speakerphone sound quality not great
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Overall 9

Expert Review

26 February 2014
  • Summary: D ocking stations are an amazing piece of equipment. Just a few years back mini-components used to rule the roost. They still do but to a certain limit only. Docking stations however, are the new mini-components of the future.
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JBL OnBeat Xtreme

6 August 2013
  • Summary: JBL OnBeat Extreme – to prawdziwe osiągnięcie w dziedzinie przenośnego audio. Wraz z iPadem tworzy nieprawdopodobnie dobry i ultrawygodny sposób odtwarzania muzyki z urządzenia, które można postawić w dowolnym miejscu i zabrać ze sobą na działkę czy na party do znajomych.
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Test: JBL OnBeat Xtreme, die XXL-iPad-Dockingstation

Mac life
27 July 2012
  • Excerpt: iPod- oder iPhone-Dockingstationen gibt es wie Sand am Meer – Docks, die auch ein iPad aufnehmen können, sind dagegen deutlich seltener zu finden. Das OnBeat Xtreme des US-amerikanischen Herstellers JBL ist ein Vertreter letzterer Kategorie.
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