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1597 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1597 reviews of JBL ON TOUR White. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 JBL ON TOUR White is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1597 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for JBL ON TOUR White


alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of JBL ON TOUR White 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

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for JBL ON TOUR White


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1009 user reviews of JBL ON TOUR White from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

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

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Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

JBL On Tour Plus


The JBL On Tour Plus is a compact portable speaker designed with the Sony PlayStation Portable in mind, though it is equally suited to any audio source, including MP3 players, laptops, and even desktop PCs. It's got an integrated sliding cover, a...

Attractive and practical design. Good sound and output power for the size. Rugged protective case. Sony PSP attachment enhances gaming and movie watching.

Bass is a little thin. Speakers distort easily at loud volumes.

This is a really nice-looking and very compact mobile speaker system. A good choice for PSP owners, thanks to the included attachment mechanism.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Don Labriola (

Harman Multimedia JBL On Tour


Portable speakers are all too often plagued by tinny sound, anemic volume levels, and unrealistically high prices. Harman Multimedia's JBL On Tour system suffers to a degree from all these problemsbut not profoundly enough to dampen our enthusiasm for...

Pleasant sound. Great looks. Good ergonomics.

Limited volume levels. Limited bass response.

Harman Multimedia has done a good job of creating a small, light, and great-looking portable speaker system for portable music players and notebook computers. The JBL On Tour doesn't get very loud and lacks bass, but it produces surprisingly listenable...

Feb, 2005

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JBL Micro II Review


The Micro II from JBL is the ultimate portable speaker, offering surprisingly good audio. It disproves the claim that "good sound comes in big speakers." No, we are not talking about the so-called sound enthusiasts and what they like. We are talking...

Unbelievably compact form factor, Built-in battery, Fairly well built, Integrated cable stows away neatly

Bass addicts should stay away, Loses the plot after 80% device volume

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Gerry Block (

JBL On Tour Review


A roadie's heart in a groupie's body? Strong and sexy all at once? Find out!

Overall, we were quite attracted to JBL's On Tour. The finish is certainly pretty, the form factor is sexy, and the included cloth pouch, mini-jack male-male wire, and AC adapter make the On Tour a real contender among mobile listening stations. Sonic...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: P.A.M. Borys (

Review: JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System


Well priced portable music system for iPod

Stylish and runs on batteries or AC power. Easy to transport in supplied cloth bag. Sliding top protects speakers and minimizes storage space

Lacks good bass. Small size places limits on achievable sound quality

iPod and accessories are the gifts of choice this holiday season. While the sound quality of the iPod with headphones is superb, not everyone likes earbuds, and some even want to share their listening experience. Sharing the sound means adding a spea

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: iLounge (

JBL On Tour Portable Speakers


Until late last year, the portable iPod speaker category was all but owned by Altec Lansing's inMotion series, which fold into small flat packages, sound pretty good, and run off of batteries. In recent months, the inMotions have seen challengers such...

Clean, generally accurate sound in an attractive, truly portable package that can be powered by AAA batteries or wall current. Reasonably priced and elegant

No iPod dock, lacks bass thump and warmth of comparable Altec speakers. Cheap cloth bag

Gee, my question is the same as Pete Hawkins. I am also trying to choose between JBL OnTour and the Pacific Rim Cube. The price difference isn't an issue. I want them mainly for light travel and just using in different rooms of the house. Also,...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (

JBL On Tour Portable Music Box


Compact package, Great sound for a small speaker, Compact package, Great sound for a small speaker

Not rechargeable, Somewhat expensive, Not rechargeable, Somewhat expensive

May, 2004

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The JBL On Tour iBT Bluetooth speaker has four strong drivers and a well-balanced sound. But how does it compare to other speakers? Find out in our reviews.

The large four drivers produce a well-balanced and rich sound

The Bluetooth speaker is missing some useful additions, such as a remote and a speaker cover

Even though it's missing some features, we recommend this speaker for its balanced sound.

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (

Reviews: JBL On Tour iBT Wireless Speaker


On Tour iBT and Zephyr 550 have a number of features in common. They both use Bluetooth to make nearly instantaneous connections with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, streaming stereo audio from speakers mounted behind perforated grilles. Each has a...

All in all, while there are reasons that each of these units might appeal to a given user, the BTS200 still strikes us as offering the best balance of features and performance for its lower asking price. JBL’s $200 MSRP for On Tour iBT appears not to...

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The On Tour Mobile may be worth a look if you are after a portable, lightweight speaker for travelling, but don't expect the world in terms of sound quality.

Sleek design, cover doubles as stand, rubber strips on base, auto-off, adequate sound at lower volumes, 2.5mm and 2.5mm cables included

Average sound quality, distortion at higher volume levels

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

The stereo mini jack connection allows you to enjoy high quality audio from a variety of devices such as iPod, iPod mini, MP3 and CD players, desktop computers (all platforms), laptops and most portable devices. Touch Volume Control - Just a touch increases or decrease the volume. A touch on both pads mutes or un-mutes the system. JBL On Tour also remembers your last volume setting even after the system shuts down. Integrated protective Cover and Stand. The sliding cover protects your sound system and serves as a stand when open. The surface gripping rubber feet provide a stable platform on most surfaces. A universal AC adapter allows for easy worldwide use. An audio input cable is also included. The JBL On Tour combines many proprietary technologies to provide the highest quality sound and playing time. The JBL On Tour will provide astonishing bass and clear accurate sound from a pocket-sized system. The Class D digital amplifiers provide clean, powerful sound while extending battery life. The two aluminum-domed transducers are driven by powerful Neodymium magnets. This design provides a full rich frequency response from the lowest bass to the highest highs. COE (Computer Optimized Equalization) - The JBL On Tour system equalization was computer optimized to provide a rich, complete sound stage. The JBL On Tour system has an automatic battery saving shutoff. The AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System) will automatically put the system into sleep mode when the cover is closed or when there is no audio input. The JBL On Tour awakens with just a touch and resumes at the same volume level when the cover is opened or the input resumes. The JBL On Tour is designed to use most types of AAA batteries. Four fresh AAA batteries provide over 24 hours of continuous play at normal to high listening levels. An amber LED flashes when the battery protection circuit senses the batteries are low. JBL encourages the use of rechargeable types of batteries (i.e. NiMH and Lithium). These batteries reduce waste and help the environment.


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


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
PMP Docking: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:No / Wireless Pairing
USB:No / USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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