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JBL On Stage II - Schwarz

JBL On Stage II - Schwarz
alaScore 85

1697 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1697 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the JBL On Stage II - Schwarz is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for JBL On Stage II - Schwarz


alaTest has collected and analysed 211 user reviews of JBL On Stage II - Schwarz from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL On Stage II Black + Remote Mac/WinJBL On Stage Micro III Portable Speaker Dock with UK/EU Mains Adapter Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, iPod Touch 4th Gen and iPod Nano 6th Gen JBL On Stage Micro iPod Speaker Dock Mac/Win White

Consumer review by: review summary for JBL On Stage II - Schwarz


alaTest has collected and analyzed 559 user reviews of JBL On Stage II - Schwarz from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL On Stage Speakers for iPodJBL On Stage II with RF RemoteJBL On Stage Micro - Portable speakers with digital player dock for iPod - 60 Watt (total) - black

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JBL On Stage Micro iPod Dock


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.

My final verdict is that this dock is good, but not great. You can keep it in your bedroom and listen to it while you're lying down, cleaning or doing whatever it is that you do in your bedroom. You could even use it for some background music when you...


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JBL On Stage Micro II


You could easily spend more on an iPod or iPhone speaker dock, but something about the $129 (direct) price tag on the JBL On Stage Micro II seems a little high. Sure, the familiar circular design is pleasing to the eye, and the remote control offers...

Space-saving design. Can run on batteries for portability. Full iPod navigation on remote control

Overpriced. So-so audio performance. Distorts at high volumes

The JBL On Stage Micro II is a solid portable or space-saving option; but the remote is the best thing about this iPod dock. With a $130 price tag, sound quality should be better.

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JBL On Stage Micro II Review


In a world near-saturated with iPod docks, JBL still managed to carve a niche with their diminutive On Stage Micro. The battery-powered portable speaker system is now around three years old, and JBL have updated it in the shape of the On Stage Micro...

To be blunt, JBL have taken our key criticisms of the first-gen model and addressed them in turn, while keeping the speaker dock’s compact appeal. Of course, if you’re looking for the best audio output from your iPod or iPhone there are other, larger –...

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JBL On Stage Micro


Lose the earbuds and the connection cables with this portable speaker dock.


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JBL OnStage II


Since the debut of the iPod, many companies have rushed to release speaker accessories to the masses. However, only a few companies have done it right by taking the time to manufacture a product with great sound, excellent quality, and top-notch...

Supports all iPods; good sound quality; very affordable

Limited remote functionality; 3.5mm connector is too short; does not support battery power

You'll have a great listening experience using the OnStage II in your home.

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JBL ON STAGE speaker


As the name suggests, the On Stage is shaped like a small circular stage with a diameter of 7 inches and a height of 2 inches; the white plastic casing features a donut-esque hole in the center and a gray mesh screen wrapped around the outer edge....

Charges the iPod, whether powered on or off; stylish; small footprint; dedicated volume controls; includes stereo minijack and cable for use with any audio device; acts as a dock for computer syncing; rich and bright sound for small speakers.

No battery power option--therefore, not truly portable; no remote control.

JBL's On Stage iPod speakers provide a great way to enjoy tunes at home by yourself or with a few friends.

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JBL On Stage IV


The terms "portable" and "top-notch audio" are rarely linked, primarily because it's difficult to make speakers lightweight and easy-to-pack without sacrificing sound quality. And to a certain extent, size does matter if you expect to have stereo...

Portable. Quality audio performance at moderate levels. Remote control offers full iPod navigation

Bass distorts at high volumes. Requires six AA batteries to operate without AC power. Remote control buttons are over-sensitive

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JBL On Stage Micro Review and Prices


Big sound in a small body would be the best way to describe the JBL On Stage Micro. Those looking for a small, tight iPod speaker system will want to seek this model out for its great audio and good mix of features. The JBL On Stage Micro takes the...

Great sound, advanced iPod menu controls, portability

Lack of iPod video output

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JBL on stage II


JBL's ring of music design sets it apart from the myriad sub $200 speaker systems for the iPod. Stereo speakers for the iPod generally are designed as two speakers with a center connector like the Altec Lansing inMotion mini or as a wall of sound, a la...

The remote, charging, syncing / docking features and the 3.5mm input make this a versatile iPod accessory that does more than push sound.

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JBL On Stage II with Remote Loudspeaker Dock for iPod


Slightly more than a year ago, we reviewed and really liked JBL's On Stage (iLounge rating: B+), a docking speaker system for iPods that was shaped like a small flying saucer and retailed at the time for $200. Recently, the company has quietly released...

An attractive, easy-to-move four-driver speaker enclosure that delivers very good sound, iPod docking, syncing, and charging, and a similarly very good RF-based remote control

As with last year's model, is not portable despite its small size, and therefore confined to use indoors and/or near a wall outlet. Delivers less performance for the dollar than company's excellent and similarly confined 2.1-channel speaker systems,...

After a disappointing experience with Logitech's AudioStation i had to give much more thought to what I really wanted from an ipod speaker. A much smaller footprint. The best sound quality I could get for preferably under $150. Reasonably lightweight...

Product Specifications

JBL's newest creation, JBL On Stage II with RF remote, is a revolution in personal sound for the iPod. The JBL On Stage II is a compact yet powerful high-performance sound system for iPod and other MP3 players. Fill your room with clear, accurate JBL sound and all the volume you (and your friends and neighbors) can handle. Use the wireless remote to control the music from up to 50 feet in any direction, even through walls. But whatever you do, rock on. Because JBL On Stage II is the iPod dock that knows how to party, and it's pure JBL. Compatible with most iPod models (does not dock iPod shuffle), including mini, nano and 5G versions.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:II/On Stage II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JBL/JBL On Stage


CE Product Type:Digital player docking station / speaker system
Color:Flint gray / White/White / Flint gray

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:12Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:6Watt
Response Bandwidth:80 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers/Portable speakers with digital player dock/Speaker system with digital player dock