Summary: At $169, this is a fairly expensive iPod speaker, but the JBL OnStage IIIp is small enough to be your primary audio system in a den or office, and it's easily portable. We wouldn't recommend using it outside (the bass almost disappears), but indoors the sound is good. JBL claims that the dock will work with even the new iPhone 3G .
Excerpt: There’s an iPod dock for every room, and the market is so saturated with sizes and brands, that it can be pretty tough to make a choice. For now, let’s talk about JBL’s On Stage Micro, a tiny little entry-level dock. This dock is so small that you might wonder if it actually lives up to the JBL standard. So does it? Read on to find out.
Conclusion: The JBL On Stage IIIP speaker is a reasonable performer, though music sounds a bit flat and lacking at higher volumes, and bass is definitely not its strong point. The unit does get surprisingly loud, though, and there's no distortion with the levels turned up high. At moderate volumes, the speaker sounds clear and even, but not entirely warm. There is a bit of low-end response, but it's not thumping. It's about on par with many multimedia speakers.
Pros: Doesn't offer much bass, No pass-through syncing option, Volume controls are testy
Cons: Works with all iPods and the iPhone, Can be used with other MP3 players, Small footprint, Can be run off wall power or batteries, Delivers clear audio