Excerpt: Appropriately enough for a product called ‘On Stage', JBL 's 400iD dock has a suggestion of the plinth about its design. That, or something that appeared as an extra in Wall-E. Either way, it's a distinctive device . Specification, on the other hand, is more run-of-the-mill: 30 watts of power, a 3.5mm input alongside a USB input at the back of the dock, and a remote control of no discernible charm are all pretty much par for the course at this sort of price.
Pros: Stylish looks, good tonal variation to bass, treble precision and speed
Cons: Mundane specs, hard high frequencies, bass lacks definition, nasty remote
Excerpt: And thats where its strength lies. It works best at filling a room with clean accurate sound. Its not as good as a computer speaker system if your goal is stereo separation. You just can’t get that from a single setup, although the 400P does pack a wallop. But place it anywhere in an average-sized room, and it will disperse sound in all directions – or at least sounds like it does – so at a party or a small get-together, the 400P provides a nice background compliment to...