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alaScore 90

302 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Harman JBLONBEATMICBLKAM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Harman JBLONBEATMICBLKAM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 302 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Harman JBLONBEATMICBLKAM


alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Harman JBLONBEATMICBLKAM from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JBL OnBeat Micro Portable Speaker Dock with Lightning Connector and UK/EU Mains Adapter for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch 5th Generation and iPod Nano

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

JBL OnBeat Micro


The JBL OnBeat Micro is a small speaker designed to take up very little surface space on your bedside table or kitchen counter. Beyond that, it's the first speaker dock we've tested to feature the new Apple Lightning connector, compatible with the...

Produces surprisingly robust audio for its size. Docks new Apple iOS Lightning connection devices. Small, desk- and counter-friendly design. Affordable. Portable

Only docks iOS devices with Lightning connection. No adapter included for 30-pin iOS devices. Some distortion at top volumes. No remote control

For a reasonable price, the Lightning connection-friendly JBL OnBeat Micro speaker dock delivers more audio power than you might expect from its diminutive frame.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chip Chick (

JBL OnBeat Micro Lightning Speaker and Dock for iPhone 5 Review


We're ecstatic to finally have an iPhone 5 charger that doesn't leave our device laying on a surface. Considering this is just round one of speaker docks, we're extremely satisfied and impressed with the JBL OnBeat. Even though the audio quality is not...

Great Size and Design, Doesn’t move around surface, Simple, USB port, Aux port, Can run on batteries, Loud, Fits iPhone with thin case, Audio lacks warmth, Distortion at loud volumes, Gets confused when there’s both a docked iOS device and a USB iOS...

Great Size and Design, Doesn’t move around surface, Simple, USB port, Aux port, Can run on batteries, Loud, Fits iPhone with thin case, Audio lacks warmth, Distortion at loud volumes, Gets confused when there’s both a docked iOS device and a USB iOS...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Rego (

JBL OnBeat Micro Review


A portable speaker that falls a bit short.

First Lightning dock on the market, clean design

No Bluetooth or AirPlay, average performance, no rechargeable battery

If you’re really desperate for a Lightning speaker dock, then certainly the JBL OnBeat Micro will satisfy your cravings. But what you get in the end is a mid-sized speaker that sadly won’t impress you too much. Throw in the fact that you’ve got only...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (

JBL OnBeat Micro Review

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (

Reviews: JBL OnBeat Micro


Though the product name is new, OnBeat Micro is actually a resculpted version of On Stage Micro, a small portable system that changed from a circular dish to a weave-styled version across three iterations, all retaining the same $100 price and basic...

Other tweaks are worth noting, too. On a positive note, JBL’s new power and volume buttons are both tactile and obviously mounted in front of the dock, making it easier to turn on the system and change the amplitude at will. JBL has also redesigned the...

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

JBL OnBeat Micro


Offering surprisingly decent sound for its small size, the JBL OnBeat Micro makes for a good little desktop or bedside speaker and charging station for iPhone 5 owners.

Compact speaker dock for Lightning-based iPhones and iPods ; Very good sound for its small size ; USB port for charging other mobile devices (and playing audio from them) ; Auxiliary input for connecting to a PC ; Battery-powered option for mobile use

Have to remove cases in order to dock ; Only 5 hours of power from four AAA batteries ; Can't play music from the docked device while a second one is charging via USB


Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Terry (



Love the size and ease of using this product. Disappointed in the sound. It sounds good but not exceptional. I also purchased another brand and the sound is exceptional for the same price.

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:iPod / iPhone Docking
Bluetooth: No
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Built-in Cradle
USB:No / USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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