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alaScore 96

140 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the JBL ON BEAT Extreme is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 140 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme


We've always had a healthy respect for JBL's professional audio products. It has consistently built rugged, high-performance PA speakers and monitors for over 60 years and remains a favored brand of many a musician and sound engineer to this day. Its...

Fantastic sound quality both docked and wireless ; Easy Bluetooth pairing ; Excellent remote ; Solid build quality ; Landscape mode for iPhone or iPod

EQ options are not necessary ; JBL “OnBeat” app not necessary ; Speakerphone sound quality not great

The JBL OnBeat Xtreme may look funny, but it is the best all-around iPod speaker docks we’ve tested to date. It offers a great combination of features, sound quality and ease of use.

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme


We've been following the onslaught of AirPlay / Bluetooth speaker systems in recent months, carefully combing through the prospects to find the true contenders. We were recently impressed by Klipsch's Gallery G-17 Air and now we've given the JBL OnBeat...

Stellar sound quality ; Stylish design ; Fast and easy-to-configure wireless connectivity

Top panel is a fingerprint- and smudge-magnet ; Tardy response from on-board controls ; Selecting EQ modes can be frustrating

If you?re looking to throw down some coin on a Bluetooth-enabled dock, this bad boy delivers superb sound quality and no-fuss connectivity.

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme


The Onbeat Xtreme offers exceptional sound quality, but it's not for everyone, especially those with multiple iOS devices or who want AirPlay instead of Bluetooth.

Though the OnBeat Extreme includes Bluetooth audio (more on that in a bit), it also includes a traditional 30-pin dock cradle. In order to be all things to all i-Devices, the Xtreme ships with a pair of adapter clips for that cradle. One clip fits...


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JBL OnBeat Xtreme Review


Fun, dynamic and versatile, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme may be the ultimate tech dock

The JBL OnBeat Xtreme’s feature list rattles on and on: Bluetooth, a rotating dock for your iThing, USB connection, video output, a built-in mic for making and taking phone calls, five EQ presets…Whi

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme review


The JBL OnBeat Xtreme a speaker dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad.

The JBL OnBeat Xtreme is available in the UK for around £399. It's definitely expensive but if you want a be-all end-all audio output solution for your iDevices, then you can't go wrong with the OnBeat Xtreme.

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme


A fun-looking, fun-sounding dock that?s worth every penny of its asking price

Sounds great; lovely design and build; feature packed; wireless works well

Midrange can become hard at high volumes; flimsy device clamps

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JBL OnBeat Xtreme


Is the JBL OnBeat Xtreme the iPod/iPhone/iPad dock we've all been waiting for?

Excellent Audio Output,Great Build Quality,Stylish Looks,Impressive Bluetooth Range & Performance

Expensive,OnLive App is Pointless

Very Good

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JBL Onbeat Xtreme


Like the Bayan Audio 7, JBL's Onbeat Xtreme speaker dock pumps out 120W of thumping tunes from your iPhone or iPad, but you can use other devices too, courtesy of a built-in Bluetooth connection. Which should you go for? Check out what we made of them...

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Brilliant sound quality with remarkable power for its size ; Wireless connectivity with any bluetooth music player ; Lightweight and small in size

Relatively expensive for an iPod dock ; Design does not suit everyone ; No HDMI to connect TV

Product Specifications


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer:No / Yes


PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue
USB:No / USB 2.0

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active