Summary: I needed a portable speaker system for my iPhone that charges the phone and has a remote control. Out of the box, it was extremely simple to set up, no need to even look at the manual. I simply found the correct adapter for my iPhone, set my iPhone in the unit, turned the unit on, and played my music. WOW! Such nice, clear sound. This unit serves my purposes perfectly. I'll be using it in my yoga classes. The sound is loud enough to fill a very large room.
Summary: I've had the big JBL Radial for a couple of years and love it. I wanted another dock but wasn't willing to spend $350-400 for another Radial. I like the JBL sound, though, so I settled on this model. It's well worth the money: smooth, room-filling sound with a silky, nuanced midrange. I use it in my office and run it off my Mac, which allows me to tweak the sound with the equalizer: to my ears, it was overly "bright" and not as solid as I prefer at low frequencies.
Summary: I just purchased an iPod Nano 5th Generation and was impressed with the quality of sound through my earphones and decided I needed to share this with friends. I went to the Apple Store and to Best Buy and took my iPod with me to compare sound quality using my own devise rather than one with artificial quality that sells a particular product. I went from Bose to the JBL On Stage 400P and back again. The quality of the JBL, in my view, far surpassed the Bose.
Sounds good but doesn't dock properly with iPod Touch 3G
K. Robinson, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: After much researching I narrowed an iPod dock down to the Bose Sound Dock Series II and the JBL On Stage 400P. Most reviews of the JBL are positive with many people saying the sound is either superior or very much on par with the much higher priced Bose. So I went out and bought the JBL hoping to save well over a hundred bucks and have a very nice sounding unit. The major problem with this thing is that it doesn't dock properly with my 64gb iPod Touch 3G.
Summary: I've been researching over a year for the perfect dock. Yeah it may sound crazy but im very fussy about the quality i want. So in the end, very difficult to find a perfect product, but JBL 400p is what comes closest. Here's why : My requirements : 1. Crystal clear sound with clear bass. 2. Should be reasonably loud without distorting any elements and not only for laptop use 3. Shouldn't be crazy expensive 4.
Summary: I have over 30 years experience as a audio professional. I always seek out the best of the best and the JBL ONSTAGE 400P is the finest IPod/IPhone Dock product ever. The sound quality out performs Bose and any others. The high notes and low notes are clear and do not distort at full volume. The speaker shape sends the sound wave out in a stereo surround effect that fills the room. I want one now in every room. This product is absolutely awesome.
Summary: My Toyota RAV4 has an upgraded JBL audio system with a subwoofer which sounds very good, so I was very keen on checking JBL's iPhone docks. I listened to the JBL 200id right next to a Bose sound dock at Target. Also listened to the iHome IP1 at Best Buy The iHome IP1 had too much bass and lacked the audio clarity I was looking for. I liked the clarity of the JBL but it was lacking the bass. The 400p makes up for it with the built-in subwoofer.
Summary: I'm very critical of sound quality and I was looking for an iPod dock to take to Mexico with me on vacation. I looked and listened to everything available at brick & mortar stores. The Bose was too expensive. I knew that. Long story short...The JBL On Stage 400P was a gamble-it lacked some bells and whistles that other docks had but I kept coming back to sound quality, which mattered most to me.
Summary: I read up about several iPod speaker docks before I decided on this one. The gizmodo ipod dock face-off helped a lot in my decision ([...] They tested several well known brand docks against each other including JBL, Sony, Bose, Altec Lansing, Klipsch, and Logitech. This JBL dock came out on top even over the Bose and after listening to it for a while now I can see why. Crystal clear sound, deep clear bass, crisp mids and highs. What especially surprised me was the bass.
Summary: JBL has made a very nice sounding device that, unfortunately, does not work out of the box with the 2nd gen iPod Touch. Even though this speaker dock was released in spring 2009 and the 2G iPod Touch was released in Fall 2008. Regardless that the product info says it works with "all docking iPods and the iPhone". The included iPod Touch 2G adapter does not allow the iPod to fit down snug enough to fully connect with the 400P so it is unable to play or charge.