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JBL Onbeat Xtreme
9.1 out of 10

JBL Onbeat Xtreme

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Expert Review

mensxp.com
25 November 2014
  • Conclusion: VerdictI absolutely love the way this dock comes together as the ultimate sound system for an iOS device. For a device that is capable of doing so much, the OnBeat Xtreme is fairly uncomplicated. This makes it just as user-friendly as some of the lower-range docks.
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JBL OnBeat Xtreme iPod dock

thinkdigit.com
11 December 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

JBL OnBeat Xtreme

PC Magazine
18 August 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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JBL Onbeat Xtreme speaker system combines unique look, excellent sound, frustrating controls

computerworld.com
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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JBL OnBeat Xtreme Review

Digitaltrends
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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JBL OnBeat Xtreme review

Engadget
14 December 2011
  • 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
9.0

Expert Review

avmax.tech2.in.com
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 review

PC Advisor
18 August 2012
  • Summary: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme a speaker dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad.
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Overall 10
10

JBL OnBeat Xtreme

What Hi-Fi?
19 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Awards 2012 Product of the Year - Speaker Docks. A fun-looking, fun-sounding dock that’s worth every penny of its asking price
  • Pros: Sounds great, lovely design and build, feature packed, wireless works well
  • Cons: Midrange can become hard at high volumes, flimsy device clamps
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