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JBL On Air Wireless Airplay Speaker Dock with UK/EU Mains Adapter Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, iPod Touch 4th Gen and iPod Nano 6th Gen - Black

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RRP: £299.99
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  • AirPlay wirelessly streams your entire iTunes music collection
  • Full-colour album artwork display
  • Works with Wi-Fi networks seamlessly connects to any wired or wireless computer network
  • iPod/iPhone dock charges devices while docked
  • FM radio with RDS and 10 station presets (antenna included)


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 28 x 23.8 cm ; 1.7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
  • Item model number: JBLONAIRWBLKEU
  • ASIN: B004MW46UC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Enjoy Your Entire iTunes Library From Any Room in the House - Without Wires

How many songs do you have in your iTunes music library? If you're like many people, you may have more than your iPod, iPhone or even many USB storage devices can carry all at once. So having access to every song and every playlist from any room in your house has never been a simple matter. The JBL On Air Wireless speaker system - the world's first AirPlay speaker with a colour LCD screen - changes all that. It streams iTunes music or Internet radio directly from your computer over your existing Wi-Fi network via AirPlay. You'll enjoy full navigation and playback control using Apple's free Remote app on your iPhone or iPod touch device, and you'll see album artwork and track information on the bright colour display.

But the JBL On Air Wireless doesn't just stream music - it's also a great-sounding iPod/iPhone speaker dock and FM clock radio with RDS and dual alarms. Three advanced JBL transducers in a unique HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) configuration deliver rich, full-spectrum JBL sound uniformly, across a wide listening area. Has there ever been a simpler, better sounding way to fill your house with music? (That's a rhetorical question.)

All of Your music - Anywhere - or Everywhere

All of your iTunes songs and playlists. Any FM radio station or Internet radio from iTunes. Anything on your (or someone else's) iPod or iPhone device. The JBL On Air Wireless speaker system offers you more ways to enjoy music from more sources more easily than any system we know of. And with more than one JBL On Air Wireless speaker, you enjoy it all in more than one room at the same time - so you'll never miss a beat no matter where you are. (Don't try that with ordinary speaker docks.)

AirPlay Wireless Music Streaming

AirPlay technology gives you wireless remote access to your entire iTunes music collection, iTunes Internet radio and content from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad with full navigation and playback via Apple's free Remote app.

Colour LCD Screen

JBL On Air Wireless is the world's first AirPlay speaker to display album artwork and track metadata on a bright colour screen. See what you're hearing in a choice of five languages, with auto or manual brightness control.

Works with Any Wi-Fi Network

AirPlay is easy to set up and use with virtually any Wi-Fi network, including WPS-protected systems. Configurations for up to four wireless networks can be stored in system memory.

iPod/iPhone Dock

The JBL On Air Wireless lets you play and control music directly from all docking versions of iPod and iPhone, and to charge your devices while docked, so you can wake up to a favourite song or playlist.

Digital FM Radio with RDS and 10 Station Presets

You have easy access to your favourite music, news and talk programming, and you'll see artist, album and track info on the colour LCD screen.

Clock with Dual Alarms

Keep everyone on schedule. Two people can wake at different times to iPod, iPhone, FM or buzzer tone.

Three JBL Transducers with 360-degree HALO Acoustics

Distinct stereo imaging is often less than ideal with desktop sound systems, but the JBL On Air Wireless unique HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design delivers rich, full-spectrum JBL sound uniformly, across a wide listening area.

Proprietary DSP Technologies

The JBL On Air Wireless employs proprietary digital signal processing technologies to maximize sound quality and output under any listening conditions. Computer-optimized equalization (COE) creates a musical soundstage that is larger and richer relative to other systems of this size, and optimized compression topology (OCT) adjusts the dynamic range for clear, low-distortion sound at high-volume levels.

About JBL

JBL, a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, designs and builds audio equipment for consumers, the entertainment industry and the automotive industry.

JBL takes its decades of experience making speakers and other equipment for concert halls and other public venues, and uses it to create audio equipment for consumers around the world. You can enjoy a movie, ball game or concert as part of a huge crowd or in your home - but either way, you can catch all of the sounds with superb clarity through JBL components.

Box Contains

JBL On Air Black
Manual
Remote Control
Mains cable
RF Cable
iPod inserts

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 10 Nov 2011
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This is a great product, I own 3x JBL On Stage IIIP's and the speaker audio quality in the JBL On Air Wireless is superb and much better.

The speaker dock is great but if you are buying this as an AirPlay speaker (and you probably are as it's several hundred pounds), be aware that it doesn't work with with the iPhone 4S. With an iPhone 4 it plays audio nicely on AirPlay but if I try to do the same from an iPhone 4S using AirPlay to the JBL On Air Wireless then it plays a maximum of 2 seconds of audio and then stops and you need to pull the mains plug to get AirPlay to work on the speaker again. Both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are running the latest iOS 5 base public release. Likewise the iPhone 4S streams audio using AirPlay flawlessly to Apple TV 2 without any problems.

This looks to be a fault in the firmware of the JBL On Air Wireless speaker. There is currently no new firmware update, the firmware on the speaker is 1.0.1.52-EMEA.

I was hoping to use this with my new iPhone 4S and not the iPhone 4 but it looks like I won't be able to do that now. I'm considering on returning the product or waiting it out in the hope JBL can fix it in a firmware update. I have contacted JBL and am awaiting a response.

6 MONTHS ON UPDATED REVIEW
So I've had the OnAir for 6 months, Apple came out with numerous OS updates which has fixed the main problem I had, although I never had a problem previously with Airplaying to Apple TV2. So the speaker works really well. However, I do experience frequent music stops/WiFi dropouts most likely due to the number of WiFi devices I have in the house all splattering the spectrum. Taking it to other houses where WiFi activity is low I get no drop outs on music playing whatsoever.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cesar Gamio on 30 Nov 2012
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Being a JBL product, I was expecting a quality product. I was let down at first cause the bass sound is really poor. Given the dimension of the speaker I thought I could get a decent sound, but the moment you raise the volume, out comes that screechy sound that you dread to hear.

After two months of use, now establishing a connection between all my airplay devices and the JBL has been an absolute nightmare. I have reset the software on the JBL and my devices so many times its unimaginable. I tried to check whether there was a software patch available, but JBL claims that the software is up to date.

Really, really let down by JBL....
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Easy to set up, clear menu / navigation system, great for docking/charging iPhone 4S and playing music both from docked iPhone 4S and using Airplay with iPhone 4S. Small glitch with using Airplay initially but resetting my router seems to have solved this problem. Sounds good, looks good, does what i bought it for and more and purchased at a great price...excellent!
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By Quicksilver Chris on 24 Mar 2013
Brilliant sound system easy to set up great value for money. Connection can be temperamental from my iPhone but seems to be flawless from the IPad. Overall really pleased.

One thing you should have the option to have the 24 hr clock
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By OperaClamor on 5 Mar 2013
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Perfect sound, with ocasional fails of few seconds of airplay / wifi connection with iPod /iPhone, but only ocasional .
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By c easdown on 31 Dec 2012
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I was looking forward to this item and was very surprised that it was defect and would not turn on at all.
This always worries me and I have learnt to stay away from products that do not work first time so sent back for refund
rather than replacement
Shame it had all the functionality (in theory) I wanted
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By @RyuOnline on 22 July 2014
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Works with iOS 7

Sound superb.

Airplay shows album cover in screen in music app. Spotify & podcast app.

Volume control from phone or ipad when in airplay.

Nice snooze button hidden on top of halo
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