JBL On Stage 200ID iPhone Speaker Review
Price & Model
A clean, compact and futuristic design is the hallmark of the JBL On Stage 200ID speaker system.
The back of the unit features ports for DC-in and an auxiliary input that plays music from your mp3 player, music-enabled phone or CD player. It also comes with an extra cable to use with non-iPod mp3 players.
JBL On Stage 200ID Highlights
- Infrared remote control that navigates through iPod menus
- Five dock adapters support various iPods and iPhones
- Great in-class sound quality
- Quality design
JBL On Stage 200ID Description
The JBL On Stage 200ID has great sound quality, especially when stacked against comparable competitors. It comes with no less than give five dock adapters that support many iPods and iPhones. It’s a complete, easy-to-use system that’s streamlined and free of visible wiring. The unit’s has a unique, contemporary flair.
It uses Phoenix drivers, slipstream port design, computer-optimized equalization and optimized compressed topology to deliver optimum sound.
- High performance sound that’s compatible with docking iPods and iPhones
- Charging the iPhone when the unit is switched off
What's in the Box
- JBL On Stage 200ID
- iPod/iPhone adapters
- IR remote
- Power supply
- Audio cable
AUX input is worthless
I purchased this from Best Buy back in Jan. '10. I planned on using it as an output for my Ion portable turntable via the AUX input. I noticed that the input to the JBL's AUX was only playing the left channel, so I fiddled with the connection and pushed it in more, then I got only the right channel. I shipped it back to JBL to have it repaired, they sent me a brand new one, and guess what, the same problem persists.
Yes, I've plugged other devices into the aux, and still the same thing happens. Bottom line: if you're planning on using this device for iPod/iPhone AND an auxillary device look elsewhere.
Pros and Cons
I bought two
I originally planned to purchase my boyfriend the new iHome iP1 for Christmas. It looks cool, has great sound (bass is kickin') and he could use his iphone and ipod with it. When I went to the store to purchase the ihome, I started to compare it to all of the items near it. Since I also have an iphone, i was able to connect my music to the various audio systems to get an idea of how each system sounds. When the customer service guy approached me and asked if i needed help I told him what I was looking for and I asked his opinion on what he thought sounded the best. He said it was between the iHome, Bose (too rich for my blood) and the JBL. After he shifted my attention, I connected my iphone and turned on my music. I was impressed! The only diffference in terms of sound was that the iHome volume can be turned up a little louder and I must admit, I DO like the iHome's overall appearance better. But since the JBL was HALF the price, I could buy myself one too! I was sold!
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