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JBL On Tour Micro review

£34.99 inc VAT

Manufacturer: JBL

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The JBL On Tour Micro is a pocket-size speaker with rechargeable battery. During our review we found it had limited volume and weak bass, unfortunately.

Is that a speaker in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Thankfully, it turns out to be just a speaker – the On Tour Microfrom JBL. See also: Group test: what's the best speaker set?

This ultra-portable speaker really can fit into your trouser pocket, as it consists of a compact plastic disk that measures just 80mm in diameter and 37mm thick. It’s quite solidly built, though, so you don’t have to worry too much about damaging it if you’re zooming around on a skateboard or hiking across the Pennines. Visit: Google Nexus Q review: first look

There’s no iPod dock or Bluetooth wireless, but the On Tour Micro includes a built-in audio cable that you can plug straight into any mobile phone or audio player. There’s also a separate AUX input socket for devices that have their own cables.

The On Tour Micro isn’t going to keep the neighbours awake at night, but it produces a respectable enough sound. It’s comparable to the sound that you’d get from a small radio, so you could drop it onto a table in a college common room and play some tunes for your friends, or maybe chill out when you’re having a lunchtime sarnie in the park. However, if I was going on holiday for few days then I’d prefer something a little more substantial for listening to my music.

The speaker includes a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for about six hours, along with a little carrying pouch, both of which merit brownie points given the Micro’s modest price tag.

JBL On Tour Micro Expert Verdict »

Amplifier Power: 2.2W
Input Connection: Mini USB jack for use with included USB power cable with 5V DC input: 3.5mm stereo plug
Frequency Response: 150Hz – 20kHz
80mm x 37.5mm
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

It’s never going to be your main speaker – or even your main travel speaker – but the On Tour Micro is a handy option for occasional use if you need to break the silence or let your friends hear your latest batch of tunes.

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