December 29th 2011 8:22 pm


conclusion:We like it

85 June 1st 2012 10:45 am

JBL's OnBeat Xtreme is a do-it-all iOS dock that delivers great sound from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Stream music via Bluetooth. Take calls using its speakerphone. And rotate your iPad for easy landscape-mode viewing — a feature that was sorely lacking in the less expensive OnBeat Air. If you've got $500 to spend on an iOS dock, this is the one to get.

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Engadget Dec 14, 2011

If you’re looking to throw down some coin on a Bluetooth-enabled dock, this bad boy delivers superb sound quality and no-fuss connectivity.

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PC Mag Jan 26, 2012

A top performer, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme is a very powerful wireless Bluetooth streaming speaker system with the ability to dock, charge, and sync iPads, iPods, and iPhones.

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Sound+Vision Apr 11, 2012

The OnBeat Xtreme is a nearly miraculous product, almost entirely free of the nasty sonic colorations that plague most iPod docks. I prefer its sound not only to that of most of the iPod docks I’ve heard, but even to many of the desktop speaker systems I’ve heard.

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CNET Jan 20, 2012

While it's on the expensive side, JBL's OnBeat Xtreme is one of the best-sounding iPhone/iPad docks we've heard--and it has built-in Bluetooth and speakerphone capabilities.

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PC Advisor Jan 24, 2012

It's definitely expensive but if you want a be-all end-all audio output solution for your iDevices, then you can't go wrong with the OnBeat Xtreme.

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Digital Trends Mar 3, 2012

The JBL OnBeat Xtreme may look funny, but it is the best all-around iPod speaker docks we’ve tested to date. It offers a great combination of features, sound quality and ease of use.

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MaverickUK MaverickUK

A confident and powerful dock, with the addition of Bluetooth pairing to use with undocked devices. Very good at what it does.

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