Summary: the onbeat is almost all i had hoped for. the sound is great (five stars for sound!) and it also functions as an ipad stand. i used it to listen to music, the radio (over the internet) and to watch movies. it connects seamlessly to my phone over bluetooth as well, though i rarely use this capability, since i have the ipad connected to it. it also connects to my computer via a cable (which I bought separately over amazon).
Summary: I just purchased the JBl Onbeat Xtreme. The bass is much better than most of the similar products and the overall quality of the sound is excellent. I wish I had bought two of them. The only con is the docking connection which can be a bit finicky. The bluetooth works quite well.
Summary: Last summer I must have spent two months reading review after review trying to decide what sound dock to get for my iPhone. I narrowed it down to two choices: the Bose Sounndock 10 and the JBL OnBeat Xtreme. I decided to go with the JBL OnBeat Xtreme because I thought bluetooth was a better option. Also I wanted something that looked unique. I have to say the JBL OnBeat Xtreme does look unique.
Summary: I am a middle school band teacher and was looking for a Bluetooth speaker solution for my band room. This speaker fills this need very well. The sound is great and fills the room nicely. My only complaints are that I cannot wake the unit from my phone or iPad and I wish the top volume was a little louder so that a metronome could cut over my students while playing.
Summary: Already own a Bose sounddock 10 which is very good, I live in a 3 story house and got fed up with carrying the Bose up and down the stairs so opted to buy another Bluetooth device after reading hundreds of reviews I finally went for the jbl onbeat extreme,and without listening to it took a bit of a gamble but I was not disappointed with this docking station,the Bose sounds better and clearer with the top section which is great for classical but the jbl is for everyday...
Summary: This has even better clarity than an older Harmon Kardon Go play speakers. The only minor and it is minor, is that they do not pick up bluetooth sources automatically and needs a button pushed on base unit to complete pairing. There are preset equaliser settings that can be set with remote unit, but no indication as to what has been set. For less than £200 these are the best ipod speakers I could find.
Summary: does everything they should do. very easy to setup. sound is great particularly at higher volumes. doesnt distort. playing a cd using standard amp/wired speaker setup still sounds superior but for the convenience of using with spotify its great.