Summary: The OnBeat Venue flatters to deceive. We had huge hopes from this muscular looking dock. But the JBL sound in this case is surprisingly not the lifelike and wholesome one we have grown accustomed to. Good enough for a bedroom, with excellent clarity and adequate bass depth. But pump up the volume more than 50% and clarity gets compromised.
Pros: Good audio performance for the most part, Built well, Multiple sources: Bluetooth, dock and AUX-in
Cons: Clarity loss at volume above 50%, Sound seems doctored most of the time, No remote control!
Conclusion: The Jbl on Beat Venue Ipod and Iphone Dock is an excellent companion for all the Apple devices. It provides an excellent sound quality and the perfect boom on your audio with its high quality performance and excellent design sensibility.
This Bluetooth iPod dock has a simple design and good speakers
Good Gear Guide.au
7 November 2012
Summary: JBL's OnBeat Venue is a simple, mid-range iPod dock with built-in Bluetooth. It's got good sound whether you use it wirelessly or with the dock, and can reach an impressively loud volume. It does distort at max power, and sounds punchy, which may annoy some listeners. As an easy-to-use wired or wireless music system that's almost portable, it does a good job.
Pros: Solid construction, Good sound quality at low and moderate volume
Cons: Maximum volume introduces distortion, No remote control