JBL On Stage Micro II for iPod

JBL On Stage Micro II for iPod

Here’s an iPod docking system from JBL called the On Stage Micro II. Simply drop your iPod into the slot and listen to the funky tunes from the unit. It’s currently retailing for a snip under $100 at Amazon, so if you’re keen here are the specs on the the iPod dock from JBL

* Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch; iPhone 1G, 3G, 3GS
* Four neodymium-driven Odyssey and slipstream port design provide full-range, accurate sound
* New RF remote provides reliable control from distances up to 50 feet
* 3.5mm auxiliary input for external audio devices such as iPod shuffle, MP3 players, etc.
* Power with included power supply or four AAA batteries for portable use

Whilst all sounds good for the On Stage Micro II, a review over at PCMag gave the unit only three stars out of five with audio performance a negative and portability a positive. Unfortunately with audio performance the most important criteria for docking units this has put a damper on the JBL’s On Stage Micro II, yet a customer review on Amazon (four stars) rates the Micro II’s performance and only dislikes its volume or lack of.

If you’ve played with a JBL On Stage Micro II iPod system, let us know what you reckon.

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2 Responses to “JBL On Stage Micro II for iPod”

  1. kevin says:

    Very poor unit.
    Sound is very muddy and distorted but most importantly…
    Got a full 3 1/2 albums played and went through 8 AAA batteries.Four of which were the new high powered lithiums.
    Absolutely chewed them up and spit them out in less then two albums… HONEST!!!!
    Figure I went through about $3.00 PER ALBUM…IN BATTERY COSTS.
    I am a musician and have great respect for the JBL name, but…THIS UNIT IS TRASH>>>AVOID IT!!!!!!

  2. JB says:

    Thanks for your feedback on the JBL On Stage Micro II iPod dock. We rechecked the CNet and Amazon sites and couldn’t find anyone else with the same issue as yourself re the battery life, although may be most people power directly from the mains.

    If it does chew up batteries at the rate you have found then that’s quite a sad statement for a portable iPod dock.

    On the sound quality front, CNet didn’t think much of it either.

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