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JBL On Stage II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1221 reviews of JBL On Stage II. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL On Stage II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for JBL On Stage II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of JBL On Stage II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The size and price also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

price, size, design, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for JBL On Stage II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 user reviews of JBL On Stage II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The size and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

reliability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL On Stage Speakers for iPodJBL On Stage Speakers for iPod

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for JBL On Stage II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JBL On Stage II from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL On Stage Micro II Speaker System for iPod / iPhone (Black)JBL On Stage Micro II Speaker System for iPod / iPhone (Black)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

JBL On Stage Micro II

 

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.

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

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

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (cnet.com)

JBL On Stage II

 

JBL's On Stage II adds a much-needed RF remote to the popular circular speakers. If you're looking for deskworthy iPod speakers with a small footprint, be sure to check out the review.

Sleek, flying saucer-like looks; clear, bright sound; wireless remote; charges and syncs your iPod; adapters for wide range of iPod models.

Heavy, bulky AC adapter; no battery option; so-so bass response; expensive.

The JBL On Stage II's new wireless remote makes these attractive iPod speakers even easier to use, but we're still disappointed by its bulky AC adapter and its lightweight bass response.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

JBL On Stage iPod Speakers

 

JBL's On Stage speakers turn your iPod into the performer it was meant to be.

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.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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 II...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

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.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : iLounge (ilounge.com)

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

Diminutive system lacks bass but offers spacious sound and a good feature set

 

If you're in the market for a small desktop speaker system for your iPod and you don't need battery-powered portability, JBL's On Stage offers open, detailed sound in an attention-grabbing package.

The first thing most people notice about the On Stage is its unique appearance. Like most iPod speaker products these days, the body of the On Stage is made of white plastic with a metal grill. But instead of the traditional rectangular speaker shape,...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Harman JBL On Stage II Portable Speaker System overview

 

JBL ON STAGE II WHITE FOR IPOD ACTIVE SOUNDDOCK W/REMOTE

Expert review by : Ashish Koshy (tech.firstpost.com)

JBL OnStage IV iPod Speaker Sounds Good, But Off Stage - Tech2

 

The OnStage IV is not meant to be played on stage, a small room fits it best.

That name comes for a price!

Jan, 2011

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.

Audio

Audio output channels:2.0 / 2.1
Frequency range:110 - 20000 / 40 - 20000 / 70 - 20000 / 80 - 20000
Impedance:1000 / 10000 / 5000
RMS rated power:20 / 4 / 6 / 60
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80 / 85

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / White
Driver unit:0.984
Volume Control:Digital

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.9in
Diameter:6.9in
Height:2in
Weight:1.1lbs/15.9oz
Width:6.9in

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 230 / 100 - 240 / 110 - 240 / 230
Battery life (max):12
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:4 / 6

Header

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

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0 / 4.0
Magnet type:Neodymium

Miscellaneous

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

Other Features

Audio output channels:1.0 / 4.0
Compatibility:iPod
Compatible products:iPhone/iPod / iPod (iPod nano G3, iPod classic, iPod touch), iPhone, MP3, CD, PC / iPod (nano G3, iPod classic, iPod touch), iPhone, MP3, CD, PC
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.3 x 7.2 x 3.74 / 5.91 x 5.91 x 1.5 / 6.89 x 6.89 x 1.97 / 7.2 x 3.74 x 14.3
Driver details:Odyssey
I/O ports:1 x mini-jack / Aux - in
Power Requirements:230 VAC / 230V
Satellite speakers RMS power:6
Speakers:4x 6W
Type:Portable speakers

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Remote Control Type:RF
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Sleep Timer: No

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 230 / 100 - 240 / 110 - 240 / 230
Battery life (max):12
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:4 / 6

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.91 / 7.2
Height:1.5 / 3.74
Weight:10.6 / 15.9 / 17.6 / 3.75
Width:14.3 / 5.91 / 7.48