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JBL Boombox vs JBL OnBeat Xtreme

19.49 in
10.02 in
JBL Boombox Wireless Speaker
JBL Boombox
11.14 in
4.96 in
JBL OnBeat Xtreme Wireless Speaker
JBL OnBeat Xtreme
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
9 editorial reviews
The outdoor-friendly JBL Boombox delivers thunderous bass balanced with solid high frequency presence in a nostalgic design.Read more
It must be fun to work at JBL. For years now, we've covered various JBL Bluetooth speakers, and they've become increasingly ... bonkers. Where some ...Read more
While at IFA, I had a chance to check out the JBL Boombox, their largest and most powerful portable speaker to date. Available in forest green or black, the Boombox offers a 20,000mAh battery, best in classRead more
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3 editorial reviews
Here's a product that had three strikes with me before I ever heard it. First there's the name, which seems more appropriate for a Frito-Lay product. Then there's the lineage: JBL's smaller, less-expensive docks never impressed me. Last, Maroon 5 appears in the ads. What, I ask rhetorically, would the creators of "Moves Like Jagger" know about sound quality?Read more
The design-led JBL OnBeat is style over sonic substanceRead more
Despite it's odd design, JBL's OnBeat Xtreme manages to be one of the best all-around iPod speaker docks -- offering up quality sound and an easy to use interface.Read more
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User rating
39
4.0 out of 5
39 user ratings
5 stars
61 %
4 stars
0 %
3 stars
20 %
2 stars
10 %
1 stars
7 %

Full Comparison

Sound

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Low Frequency
50.0 Hz
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70.0 Hz
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High Frequency
20.0 kHz
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20.0 kHz
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Peak Power
60.0 W
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40.0 W
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Channels
N/A
1.0
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Impedance
N/A
15.0 Ω
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Features

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Docking Station for mobile/Tablet
no
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no
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Radio receiver
no
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no
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Smart speaker (virtual assistant)
no
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no
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Power bank
yes
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yes
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IP code (level of dust/water resistance)
IPX7
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IPX7
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Docking station connection type
N/A
Apple 30-pin
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Built-in display
N/A
yes
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Dimensions

JBL BoomboxJBL BoomboxJBL OnBeat XtremeJBL OnBeat Xtreme
Colour of product
Black
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  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Cherry
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Wenge
  • White
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Height
10.02 in
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4.96 in
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Width
19.49 in
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11.14 in
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Depth
7.7 in
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4.8 in
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Weight
185.19 oz
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74.08 oz
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Connectivity

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USB
yes
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yes
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USB version
2.0
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2.0
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Type of USB connector
USB
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Micro-USB
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth codec
SBC
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  • SBC
  • aptX
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
  • HSP
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Bluetooth Version
4.2
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4.1
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Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1
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1
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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
no
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no
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Source of connection
N/A
  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • Windows Phone App
  • Mac App
  • PC App
  • Wireless Remote
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Aptx Support
N/A
no
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Wired Inputs
N/A
  • 3.5mm
  • 30-Pin
  • Micro-USB
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DLNA
N/A
yes
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NFC
N/A
yes
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Power

JBL BoomboxJBL BoomboxJBL OnBeat XtremeJBL OnBeat Xtreme
Battery operated
yes
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yes
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USB powered
yes
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no
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Electric (not USB)
yes
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yes
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Battery Type
Li-polymer
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Li-Ion
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Playback Time
24.0 h
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15.0 h
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