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JBLOn Tour Portable Speaker System (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (32)
  • Attractive (30)
  • Great sound quality (27)
  • Easy to connect (25)
  • Good power output (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Smaller rooms / apartments (22)
  • Basic systems (16)
  • Large rooms (4)
  • Audiophiles (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (24), Tech savvy (24), Practical (11), Professional (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

They got it right!

I searched endlessly for the perfect solution for me for boosting, not overwhelming or impressing the neighbors, but enhancing the very inadequate sound and volume of my Macbook Pro internal speakers and finally found...Read complete review

I searched endlessly for the perfect solution for me for boosting, not overwhelming or impressing the neighbors, but enhancing the very inadequate sound and volume of my Macbook Pro internal speakers and finally found this new and clever device. JBL on Tour does not disappoint! I was looking for good quality and great price, small but not insignificant, portable but good enough to enjoy the myriad internet radio options in my own private idaho, New York City apartment. The JBL does not disappoint! I can crank up the volume and hear it all the way in the back of my apartment when it's running in the front, even when sirens are blaring out of my very busy avenue facing windows. The sound is very sweet for my ears which are not necessarily those of the high end audiophile, they are in fact the ears of a music photographer who loves and lives music with great passion. The bonus is using it with my IPOD which I did not even intend for that usage and it comes equipped with several other cords for attaching to devices that I can not use but that's a pretty sweet deal all for [$].I love the design, the sound, the portability, and most of all the price. JBL on Tour does NOT disappoint!Thanks JBL and B&H!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works OK

Audio quality is fine for a small speaker. Volume is fair -- could be better even from drivers this small. However, ergonomically, the design is fair. The audio and AC adapter jacks...Read complete review

Audio quality is fine for a small speaker. Volume is fair -- could be better even from drivers this small. However, ergonomically, the design is fair. The audio and AC adapter jacks are located behind a cover -- the cables can only be plugged in when the cover is open. Because the cover also acts as the on-off switch, the only way to turn off the device is to first unplug the cables.

Downgraded rating due to design, not due to audio response.

Reviewed by 32 customers

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4.0

Great sound

By Gauss256

from Vancouver, BC

About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy To Connect
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

    This is a fairly compact unit with an attractive carrying case. It easily fits in a backpack, for example, which is what I do to take it to informal business events where I might want to show someone a video from my iPod. It's very handy that it can work from batteries or AC.

    The unit itself is quite nice looking and it's easy to operate. I wish there were a way for me to prop my iPod on top of it. And of course I wish it were even smaller without sacrificing any sound quality. But it's fine for my needs.

    The sound quality is surprisingly good and it has enough power to fill a small room.

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    5.0

    Perfect to travel with!

    By silverar

    from New Jersey

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Connect
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

      This has fantastic sound for the size. Its perfect for an office or hotel room.

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      4.0

      Great sound, one flaw

      By Kevin The Liberal

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Connect
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Usability flaw

      Best Uses

        Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

        I would have given this five stars, but there is one usability flaw. The sliding cover turns it on and off. This would not be a problem if it weren't for the fact that you can't leave the power or the mini jack cable plugged in and close the cover. So, to turn it off, you have to first remove the cables. I consider that a design mistake. Otherwise, the product is great.

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        5.0

        Such a great sound for small speakers!

        By Cactusbum

        from Tucson AZ

        About Me Hobby musician, Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy, World traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Connect
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Reasonable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Traveling
          • With MP3 or computer

          Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

          Got these for using w/ our Sansa E280 MP3, while traveling. We like their sound so much, now using at home w/ the laptop to play music library! Will take to Asia..great that they can handle different power and come w/ wall cord and batteries. Better sound than our friends have w/ their Ipod speakers! Also comes w/ nice travel bag. What a deal! Don't expect deep full bass from tiny speakers, but what you do get is nice rounded mid tones and a non-tinny treble. All in all, great for what they are!

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          4.0

          works well, highly mobile

          By kmac

          from tucson, AZ

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

            use to improve sound when watching movies with laptop and for portable speakers for mp3 player. sound is better than you might expect.

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            5.0

            GREAT PRODUCT!!

            By Henry Del Rio

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Musically Inclined, Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Connect
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Larger Rooms
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

              I use the product at work all the time, and on picnics. The Sound is clear with lots of bass. This product needs to come with a rechargeable DC plug for nicad batteries.

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              5.0

              Quality Sound Device

              By Steven

              from Sydney, Australia

              About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Connect
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • On AAA rather than AA

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

              The sound quality came out from such a little device was a bit beyond my expectation. Especially for the money I paid for this device from B&H (about 25% of our local price), I would highly recommend it for connecting to ipod, computers or mp3. If I compare this with TDK Cube, this one would win on the clarity of sound for sure.

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              4.0

              Solid Little Speaker

              By MoorePOwer

              from Colorado

              About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Larger Rooms
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                Sounds great indoors and out. We have to packed into our family picnic basket! Easy to pack up and carry. Came with alot of different cable hookup. The inputs are a little hard to get to but that is the only thing that I can think of.

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                4.0

                Great Product for the Price

                By Gizmo Lover

                from Sacramento

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                  Good product for the price (I paid [$]). Not a lot of bass but that's to be expected for speakers this size. Bass is basically pushing air and with a unit this small you just can't push a lot of air. There is not much stereo separation between the speakers because they are so close together but again with a compact device there is not much you can do. For casual on the go listening this speaker system does what you would expect and I'm pleased with the results. I would recommend this product to others. I wish the connectors were on the side instead of on the back. This is not a big deal though.

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                  4.0

                  Great for on-the-go listening!

                  By Dj Watkins

                  from Evansville, IN

                  About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Connect
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                    This product is the answer to my family's camping and on-the-go travel needs. First off, the speakers look great on a office desk or picnic table and are very compact. Don't let the small size fool you, these speakers put out good sound.

                    Very recommended!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome sound for the size. Cool design.

                    By VicMac

                    from College Park, Md

                    About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Connect
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • Cheap protective pouch

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                      I like the look and the sound. This sleek design portable speaker deliver an impressive sound for its compact size.

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                      5.0

                      Great deal for you!

                      By vetim

                      from Athens, GA

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Connect
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                        I like the "On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black) by JBL", It's sounds beyond your idal.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By Rick S.

                        from Denver, Co.

                        About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Connect
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                          I just received this item today and I haven't been able to turn it off. For a small unit, the sound is great. I bought it partly because I own a set of 21 year old JBL home speakers and have always loved JBL products in general. I was not disappointed. The overall sound is clear and has great depth. People who came into my office at work today were amazed when I played music and video podcasts through my Zune 80 gb. I think I sold a few more just from that exposure. Don't delay. Pick this little gem up ASAP!

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                          5.0

                          On Tour Portable Speaker System!!

                          By auntiem

                          from CT

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Connect
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                              We use it in the car with a portable CD player. Great sound!

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                              5.0

                              Amazing

                              By Ken

                              from Schertz, TX

                              About Me Musically Inclined, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Connect
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                  The On Tour Portable Speaker is a small, well designed package with big, tight sound. The lows are what you'd expect from small speakers but the mids and highs are well above average. I've used this with an iPod and even as a monitor for a keyboard in cramped corners. (The line output from the Korg Triton keyboard is too hot at full volume and overdrives the amp but as long as you keep the volume at 1/2 to 3/4 it works really well.) I just wish the bag it comes with was big enough to also accommodate the power supply, but that's a small quibble for this little speaker with big sound.

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                                  4.0

                                  Does what it needs to do

                                  By RR

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Musically Inclined, Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Connect

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                    I pruchased this with travel in mind, and while I've yet to take it on the road I'm very pleased with the product overall. The size (very small) and styling are better than I anticipated. The quality of the sound is about what you'd expect from speakers so small. For the price though it can't be beat.

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                                    5.0

                                    Hot Portable Speakers!!!

                                    By unVOZ

                                    from Hayward, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Audiophiles
                                      • Smaller Rooms

                                      Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                      With iPod or esp Portable DVD (my initial reason for purchase), and even MacBook Pro you are getting incredible, room-filling speakers for a reasonable price...Nice packaging, extra cables, and carrying pouch that polishes too!

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                                      5.0

                                      Super Travel Companion

                                      By Mike

                                      from Powder Springs, GA

                                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Connect

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                        I travel frequently. I love my MP3 player for planes, but not in hotel rooms, until now. My MP3 player plugs into this small set of speakers and I can now enjoy MY music without a headset or earphones. The speakers are small and light weight. They pack easily into my laptop bag, no problems. They plug into the electrical outlet in the hotel room for power, or you can use batteries. I am pleased. Though the sound isn't as good as my home stereo speakers, it is a good compromise considering that I am on the road.

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                                        5.0

                                        Nice design and excellent sound quality

                                        By Crece

                                        from Richmond, Va.

                                        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Connect
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Powerful

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Smaller Rooms

                                          Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                          The tonal range is impressive. It has a very sleek modern look and a small footprint. It is easy to transport and set up whether on vacation or out on the patio.

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                                          4.0

                                          Iam looking to buy another

                                          By Tvtech13

                                          from Baltimore, MD

                                          About Me Professional, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Compact
                                          • Great Sound Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • more bass

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Basic Systems

                                          Comments about JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System (Black):

                                          It has a nice sound for the price and its doesnt take much space.

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