JBL OnBeat


High-performance docking station for iOS devices

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Far more than a docking station.

Break through the sound barrier with the JBL OnBeat™ loudspeaker docking station. Listen to all the music loaded on your iOS devices – iPad, iPod and iPhone – with the clear, high-quality audio that makes JBL® products world famous, at a price that no one can beat. Far more than just a dock for your iOS devices, the JBL OnBeat system opens up a 360-degree soundstage for all the media loaded on your iOS devices. How do we get such great sound from such a small system? DSP (digital signal processing) equalization augments the system’s two JBL Phoenix SE full-range loudspeaker transducers. In addition, the JBL OnBeat system makes videos more fun for the family to enjoy. An ingenious rotating dock lets you position iPhone and iPod devices in portrait or landscape mode for widescreen viewing while watching movies. You can even display videos on your TV for a whole crowd to enjoy. And while you’re enjoying the entertainment, the docked device is charging and will be ready to go when you are.


Device Compatibility

3.5mm Yes
Apple 30-pin Yes

General Specifications

Series OnBeat
Power Consumption 30W
Power Output 2 x 7.5W
Available Finishes Black, White

Audio Specifications

Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80dB
Input Impedance 10k ohms
Frequency Response 70Hz – 20kHz

System Specifications

Power Requirement 13v DC, 2.5A

Speaker Specifications

Transducer Two x JBL Phoenix SE full-range


Depth (in) 5-5/16
Height (mm) 146
Weight (kg) 0.88
Depth (mm) 135
Height (in) 5-3/4
Weight (lb) 1.9
Width (in) 10-13/16
Width (mm) 275
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  • 1 JBL OnBeat loudspeaker docking station
  • 2 AC power cords
  • 1 remote control
  • 1 iPod/iPhone adapter clip
  • 1 iPad-Adapter-Clip
  • 1 Owner's Manual

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1 Year Warranty

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.

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JBL OnBeat is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vwry good speaker for small parties :) i want to recommend for all people if you can get it at this time :)
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brought life to many parties own it for a year and a quarter same great quality as day one. i haven't a product that doesn't sync up with it perfectly.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended - fits well into my lifestyle The unit offers high quality sound. You can crank up volume with no distortion - a far cry / improvement over other products found within this category. I like the unit's high-tech functionality and ease of use - the ability to connect the OnBeat directly into my TV is a nice value add. Essentially, I can watch music videos and supplement with sound from the dock system - cool concept. The unit is sleek and easy to bring along - most importantly, the price is right.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and easy to use station Recently picked this item up and have to say it is super easy to setup and use. Plug it in, pop in your phone and bingo, great sounding music.
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Design Flaw Seldom would I be so negative towards any product, however as this product didn't satisfy the main reason why I purchased it, I must give it a poor rating. My carefully designed plan was to put my iPad 2 running some great clock application on my nightstand. I would be able to read the time without glasses, it's sort of a night light, and with the right application, even receive real-time weather information. During the day, I could listen to my favorite music and at night, have the clock application wake me up. Sounds like a great plan and a simple plan.... but noooooooooo. Some Product Manager trying to be overly Politically Correct thought engaging a Stand By Mode in the event your iPad doesn't generate any audio for some 10 minutes and thereby turning off the speakers would be a good idea... thinking it would save power... And to make matters worse, they decided not to go out of Stand By Mode in the event the iPad begins to speak... That means, unless you set your alarm for less than 10 minutes after you go to bed, the next morning you get to sleep in late... even if you had an important meeting to wake up for! My comments: 1) It would have been so easy for the JBL On Beat to detect the audio and automatically take itself out of Stand By Mode. My guess is that was the original plan but the final design ended up with a flaw. The good folks at JBL surly would not have intentionally designed something with such a glaring flaw. 2) Having earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering for a major university, I am here to tell you the difference in power consumption between an amplifier that is engaged yet not producing any audio and this same amplifier in Stand By mode is insignificant. This is a "feel good" everything must be green feature rather than any significant savings in one's power bill. 3) To the best of my knowledge, this problem is 100% JBL and no iPad application, outside of something that makes a "keep alive" beep every 5 minutes or so, is going to correct JBL's design flaw. 4) As the iPad 2 is so thin, one needs to carefully line it up before inserting the iPad into its docking position. I would have liked to see some kind of a back-stop so I could seat the iPad as far back as this back-stop and insert. As it is now, one needs to line it up carefully... not a big deal, but again, a simple problem to fix so it's easier and quicker to mount the thin iPad 2. 5) OK... now the good news... assuming the JBL On Beat isn't in Stand By Mode, it sounds great! Perfect for a average sized room in that it fills the room with quality sound... for the price, the sound quality is more than acceptable. P.S. I represent everything above is true, I am the owner of the On Beat, and the above Intellectual Property is indeed mine... In other words, I represent that I am following JBL's website's Term and Conditions to the letter.
Date published: 2012-01-23
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Hi, is there anyway of stopping this going into standby as I want to use it as a radio alarm?

Asked by: George36
The ONBEAT’s power-saving feature place the unit on standby when it does not detect an audio-signal cannot be switched off. The exact feature that you are looking for is in a different model, which is the ONBEAT AWAKE.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-31

Do you have an adapter for my iphone5 ?

Asked by: hmcwijers
We don’t have any adapters available for the JBL ONBEAT. You may inquire with your local Apple authorized service provider if there are any adapters made available for your Iphone 5.
Answered by: Jaycob at CustomerService
Date published: 2016-08-24

Love this unit ... Upgraded my phone just recently ... Is there a way to convert this from 30 pin to 8 pin? Thanks

Asked by: MaryK
I'm not sure what you mean by 8 pin. If you are talking about the Apple Lightning connector, Apple offers adapters to convert from 30 pin to Lightning. If you are talking about a different connector, unfortunately I don't have that answer and will have to suggest that you contact the manufacturer of your new phone, to find out if they offer a converter.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-15

Can you replace the 30 pin connector on this unit? I've only used this docking station a few times, for IPOD & IPAD. And now, I'm unable to play my iPod. I have to jiggle and play with my iPod for it to play now.... Thanx Tim

Asked by: Cyrus
Hello, Thank you for the inquiry. No. We do not service or repair. This work is contracted out to our service centers. Please contact our support center at 1-800-336-4525 for assistance. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-06-18
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