If you’ve got an iPhone 5, you’ve got to get the JBL OnBeat Micro. With the new Lightning dock connector built in, the JBL OnBeat Micro lets you enjoy your music without wires or adapters, and even has a USB port for compatibility with other devices. Compact and portable, the JBL OnBeat Micro can bring the noise from ceiling to floor for up to 5 hours when it’s using batteries and allows you to charge your docked device when it’s using AC power. The JBL OnBeat Micro is good to go whenever the rhythm hits you.
At a Glance:
Access your music and dock and charge your iPhone 5 with a built-in Lightning connector
Get ready for a room full of rhythm, thanks to two JBL® full-range transducers.
Take your music anywhere with AAA batteries or go non-stop at home with AC power.
Built-in Lightning docking connector
JBL full-range transducers
Digital signal processing
Battery and AC power
1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo input
Compact and portable design
LED status indicator
What's in the box:
- Built-in Lightning docking connector
- Get live with the music on your iPhone 5 thanks to the JBL OnBeat Micro’s Lightning docking connector. The connection is built in, so there’s no need for wires or adapters.
- JBL full-range transducers
- Find a room and rock every bit of it. The JBL OnBeat Micro features not one but two JBL® full-range transducers to project incredibly dynamic sound that fills your surroundings.
- Digital signal processing
- JBL speakers – even small ones – aren’t misers when it comes to delivering great sound. The JBL OnBeat Micro employs digital signal processing to generate big audio with great bass from a compact speaker.
- Battery and AC power
- You can power your own personal concert with the JBL OnBeat Micro for up to 5 hours using four AAA batteries or bounce to the beats non-stop using its included AC adapter.
- 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo input
- The JBL OnBeat Micro’s 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) audio input conveniently allows you to connect to virtually any portable audio device and make it the centerpiece of the party.
- Compact and portable design
- Move the music whenever the mood strikes you, thanks to the JBL OnBeat Micro’s recessed connectors and lightweight, compact design.
- LED status indicator
- For your convenience, the JBL OnBeat Micro’s clearly visible LED screen fills you in on its operating status.
Features a rechargeable battery for convenient portability and extended playback time.
Apple Lightning Connector
Supports docking functionality with every Apple Lightning 8 pin device.
Auxiliary-input (aux in) connector allows you to plug into practically any audio device.
Manuals & Downloads:
Introducing the JBL OnBeat™ Micro, the world’s first portable speaker dock with a Lightning connector for your new iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation or iPod nano 7th generation. The JBL OnBeat Micro features two full-range transducers and built-in DSP (digital signal processing) that combine to deliver dynamic, space-filling sound in a compact package. Perfectly portable for music here, there and everywhere, with a 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) stereo input so you can connect to nearly any portable sound source – plus touch-button volume controls and recessed connectors for easy transport – the JBL OnBeat Micro is good to go whenever the rhythm hits you. Capable of rocking the house for up to 5 hours (on battery power) or until the sun comes up (on AC power), the JBL OnBeat Micro also has a convenient USB port that can provide playback from other devices and charge them. And don’t worry about running out of electricity. The JBL OnBeat Micro features auto standby (a battery-saving mode that automatically engages after 10 minutes of non-use) and an LED status indicator that lets you know when it’s time for new batteries. For convenience, versatility and portability, the JBL OnBeat Micro is hard to beat.
- Power Consumption
- 20W (maximum); 0.5W (standby)
- Battery Size
- 4 x AAA
- Amplifier Power
- 2W x2
- Frequency Response
- 110Hz – 20kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Input Impedance
- 3k ohms
- 2 x 2 watts
- Power Requirement
- 5.9V DC, 3.33A
- 2 JBL full-range transducers
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JBL OnBeat Micro is rated
Rated 5 out of
Although I understand they don't make this item any longer, it's a shame. After I bought the first one, I was so impressed I bought another one to use out on my patio. Great, great little speaker with good sounds! Price was good too through Amazon.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of
I'm so happy that I purchased this product. It ha such a great sound quality. I feel like I'm at a concert whenever I use this product because of this product [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of
The On Beat Micro arrived yesterday. It took about 5 minutes to unpack, put in the batteries and get the unit working. My wife uses her iPhone 5 all the time to listen to music and radio stations. The sound coming out of this relatively small package is outstanding even on battery power. And when on AC power the device charges the phone which she likes very much. If you use a case with your phone you'll most likely have to use a cable to connect to the USB port but that is really not a hassle.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of
Got this @bestbuy and wanted to send out a note, very nice product that works fine. The battery life is decent and sound is good for the price. It's for sure a travel piece or office answer to my new iphone but really simple and easy.
Just wish it didn't take me 20 minutes to find it n this site. Will be sure to bring with me to my brothers kiddushin in a couple weeks.
I just bought the mini pad as well and that does not work for this device will just use the cord that came with it.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of
Bought this product some time ago and it's still as amazing as when I bought it. Good sounds and bass, loud enough and it charges your phone. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of
Can't use iPhone 5 with a case!
I purchased the JBL Onbeat Micro & returned it. I used it briefly to listen to my audiobook on my iPhone 5 & enjoyed the sound quality. However, it’s not designed to be used with a case. I have a Noreve flip case (rail system) where the cover flips back behind the phone that allows full access to the phone’s speakers & lighting port. The phone within the case fits on the base, but leans far forward at an angle making it difficult to see& operate the phone. The mechanism that the lighting pin is connected to does move forward & backwards, which is why the phone & case leans forward. However, there isn’t enough space behind the lightening connector to allow a backward lean. (Look at the detailed picture on Apple’s site).
My husband’s iPhone 5 is in a “bumper” type case. This set up didn’t work at all. The JBL’s lighting connector it too short & doesn't connect.
JBL OnBeat Micro Speaker has a nice compact footprint, appears sturdy & well built. And from the brief time “listening” to my audiobook, the sound quality was great. I’m just not willing to remove my phone from its case each time to use it.
Date published: 2012-12-17
Rated 5 out of
Great little product
Just bought an Onbeat Micro in the UK and having worked for competitors of JBL most of my life I don't give this review easily, but I just have to say this is a great little product. You can hear it comes from a real loudspeaker manufacturer. I bought it to use with the latest iPod Touch and it does everything I wanted and hoped - easily the best sounding small iPod dock and excellent value for money.
Date published: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of
Great device for an office, desk or anyplace
I purchased this directly from JBL about two weeks ago. It has met all of my expectations and I'm pleased with my device. There is a swivel lightening connector so my iPhone fits in the OnBeat Micro even while in my slim case, it charges the phone quickly and plays clearly, even without any batteries loaded in the device. I use it on my desk to charge the phone and listen to music and white noise while at my computer. Perfect solution for my needs….and my phone is always ready to grab and go with a full charge!
Date published: 2014-02-21
I can't seem to get my ipod radio to play when docked in the OnBeat. I can play my music though, just no radio
You shouldn't be having issues with playing radio from your iPod to the ONBEAT MICRO docked or not. Once your iPod is connected to the speaker via the AUX connection, it should be
automatic that the phone switch speakers from internal to external speakers. There might be a setting in your iPod radio that bypassed this process, try checking the setting of the radio
on your iPod. If the setting shows that the device is still using the internal speakers, change it to external and you should be good to go.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Please confirm if this dock also supports iPhone 6
Thank you for the inquiry. Yes it does support the IPhone 6 and IPhone 6s.
Date published: 2016-02-17
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