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JBL On Beat Air

JBL On Beat Air
alaScore 89

34 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of JBL On Beat Air. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL On Beat Air is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of JBL On Beat Air from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size and design.

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Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (

Review: JBL OnBeat Air


The $200 OnBeat Air is a streaming music speaker built for iTunes and iOS. And while its audio quality is bested by beefier speakers, it...

Great entry-level AirPlay device. Easy AirPlay syncs. 3.5mm Aux In plays nice with everything. Composite video out sends little videos to the big screen. Small footprint is perfect for the desktop. Remote does full iOS menu controls: song, album,...

Good-but-not-great sound. Vertical movies on a docked iPad suck. Lack of a battery option puts a damper on portability

May, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (

The best iPhone speakers: reviewing AirPlay's greatest hits


We've reviewed a few popular Bluetooth speakers lately, and while some are great, the tradeoffs are usually the same: you'll tear your hair out dealing with the clunky process of pairing and unpairing devices, and there's usually a significant loss of...

Versatile dock for multiple devices ; Small and light ; Handy companion remote

Clunky to set up even with the app ; Mediocre sound quality ; Not very attractive

Searching for the best iOS-friendly speaker system out there

May, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

JBL OnBeat Air review: JBL OnBeat Air


JBL OnBeat Air

The ; features Apple AirPlay wireless streaming in a fairly compact iPhone/iPad audio dock that swivels, holding the device in portrait or landscape position. It offers decent-enough sound for its size and has a pass-through USB connection for...

The iPad can't be rotated to landscape mode when docked, and the speaker sounds a bit thin.

The JBL OnBeat Air is a decent (though not great) compact speaker dock for iOS devices that's currently one of the more affordable AirPlay speakers on the market.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

JBL OnBeat Air


The JBL OnBeat Air, despite being slightly overpriced, is still one of the more affordable AirPlay docks that offers reasonable audio performance.

Streams audio via Apple's Wi-Fi-based AirPlay. Physical docking area for charging and playing iOS devices, including the iPad. Remote control has full menu navigation.

Distorts on deep bass tracks at high volumes. Not much power for the price.

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Apr, 2012

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Decent sound for its size-has problems connecting to WiFi at times.Looks Kool.

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