Summary: My daughter uses her phone to blue tooth to a sound box like this all the time. We got her this one for XMAS, but she said it was just OK; not great. We sent it back and got a more expensive one; the JBL on-beat Venue LT which was twice as expensive and 5 times better sounding. She loves that one and if you can afford it, it's the bomb.
Looks promising but should be skipped for consideration
meeppdx "meeppdx", Amazon
25 July 2013
Summary: For the price you'd think the product would be rock solid. In the month's time of having it and playing it loud a handful of times (I mostly use it for low background music while working) the speakers have developed that blown rattle and static even at low volume. You also need to be mindful about adjusting the music volume before turning it on otherwise the JBL will jack up the volume to a preset (that can't be changed) which can startle co-workers into shoving their...
Summary: I bought this in hopes to finally have a lightning speaker dock to use on my desk at work. It sounds great, but it won't work with my case on. I'll keep it and use it at home on the deck, but for work when I am constantly picking it up off the dock, I need something where I won't have to take my case off.
Summary: Quality is there, ease of use because of it's simplicity. The sound is great, it fills the entire room without distortion. It's very compact and great on my nightstand. Your paying alot for the compact feature, similar to a bose system. The quality is equivalent, but I choke when anyone asked me how much I paid. I get alot of cockeyed looks, "seriously?" I'm saying "yeaaah" and they (even my wife) says "it's just a speaker, nothing more"....
Summary: I'm moving from an OnStage Micro (Apple 30 pin connector) to the OnBeat since I have an iPhone 5. I was very excited this speaker dock was finally available. I used the OnStage at work for years - I'd drop my phone in when I arrived, would play tunes, sync to iTunes, etc. The OnBeat is quite a bit larger than the OnStage. That's OK as it's still a nice fairly compact size. The sound quality is fine. But I think JBL missed the boat by limiting our connectivity options.
Excerpt: I purchased the JBL Onbeat Micro & returned it. I used it briefly to listen to my audiobook on my iPhone 5 & enjoyed the sound quality. However, it’s not designed to be used with a case. I have a Noreve flip case (rail system) where the cover flips back behind the phone that allows full access to the phone’s speakers & lighting port. The phone within the case fits on the base, but leans far forward at an angle making it difficult to see& operate the phone.