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JBL OnBeat Rumble®

Bluetooth® powered speaker system with Apple Lightning™ connector dock

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Have an iPhone 5®, 4th generation iPad®, or 5th generation iPod touch® with a Lightning connector? Dock it on JBL's OnBeat Rumble and enjoy rich, full-bodied sound. The Rumble's pop-up connector accommodates smaller Apple portables such as the iPhone 5, and has a back support for the iPad mini® and iPad. And this versatile speaker system also works with just about any other portable music source you might own.

JBL OnBeat Rumble Lightning connector bluetooth iPad

Bluetooth wireless streaming

While the Rumble's built-in dock designed specifically to accommodate devices with Apple's Lightning connector, any Bluetooth device can pair with this system for wireless music playback. That means older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches can stream music to the Rumble. as can Android™ smartphones and tablets, as well as Bluetooth-compatible Mac® and PC laptops.

Get great sound from your player, docked or wireless

The Rumble houses two full-range speakers plus a 4-1/2" down-firing woofer for solid bass. Two rear-opening bass ports further reinforce low frequencies.

Sophisticated electronics ensure the system reproduces your Bluetooth-streamed audio sources clearly. And 50 watts of built-in amplification ensures you'll get plenty of sound to fill just about any room.

Do more with JBL's MusicFlow app

JBL's free MusicFlow app lets you take control of the Rumble right from your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Organize playlists from your music libraries, turning the Rumble into your own personal jukebox. And you can tweak the sound to your liking with via the app's EQ settings.

Product Highlights:

  • Lightning connector dock compatible with iPhone 5, iPad mini, 5th generation iPod touch, 7th generation iPod nano® and later
  • compatible with smartphones and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • two 2-1/2" full-range drivers
  • one 4-1/2" down-firing woofer
  • system power: 11 watts x 2 for full-range drivers plus 28 watts for woofer
  • dual bass ports reinforce low frequencies
  • auxiliary stereo minijack input
  • AC power adapter
  • 17-13/16"W x 6-3/4"H x 8-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

JBL OnBeat Rumble® Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

JBL OnBeat Rumble®

Written by: sb from Louisiana on February 4, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I previously owned the bose soundlink and that was clear and loud but then it broke and I wanted something else. I read previous reviews on the jbl rumble and ended up getting one and I am in love. very loud and has good bass and the Bluetooth connects fast. great buy!

Pros: loud, clear, bass and connects fast and easy to use

Cons: no cons so far

JBL OnBeat Rumble®

Written by: Mike from Tennessee on December 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and bass response for its size. I own a BoseSound link and considered that one or the JBL OnBeat for my daughter. The JBL blows the SoundLink away.

Pros: Great sound. Easy to use.

Cons: Expensive.

JBL OnBeat Rumble®

Written by: Anonymous from New York on October 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This jbl on beat Rumble is awesome

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

Great Bluetooth Speaker

Written by: William J from Tuscaloosa, AL on May 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This the the second JBL bluetooth speaker that we have purchased in our family, and both have been great choices. The OnBeat Rumble connects without issue and has great sound for a portable unit of this size. It is one of the pricier units in this category, but if it performs like our previous OnBeat Xtreme I'll be very satisfied.

Pros: Great Sound. Reliable Connection

Cons: One of the more expensive units.

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What's in the box?

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  • Lightning-connector/Bluetooth powered speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • 4' AC power cord
  • Quick Setupt Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

Product Research


JBL OnBeat Rumble: The JBL OnBeat Rumble speaker dock provides high quality sound for your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you play and control your music wirelessly from anywhere within a 30' radius. You can wirelessly stream high-quality audio from stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device. The JBL OnBeat Rumble's integrated Lightning-connector lets dock your iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini for audio playback, control, and charging.

Dual Full-Range Drivers + Down-firing Sub: The JBL OnBeat Rumble employs two 2.5" full-range drivers for high and midrange frequencies, along with a down-firing 4.5" subwoofer and proprietary Slipstream port technology (dual rear-firing ports) for big, low-distortion bass. The JBL OnBeat Rumble utilizes a 50W amplifier rated at 11W x 2ch (full-range drivers) + 28W x 1ch (subwoofer), for high-output sound. The speaker system has a frequency response of 50 Hz to 18,000 Hz (-6dB). Audio settings include a Bass Boost function which enhances the system's bass performance and a Club EQ function which produces more focused sound.

Note: Place the JBL OnBeat Rumble speaker dock on a shelf or table with the rear of its enclosure at least 3" away from a wall or other surface to allow the bass ports to operate properly.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming w/ Harman TrueStream Technology: The JBL OnBeat Rumble supports Bluetooth A2DP for wireless audio streaming from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile device (such as your Apple iOS device or Android smartphone/tablet). You can listen to stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device through the OnBeat Rumble speaker system. The JBL OnBeat Rumble employs Harman TrueStream technology to guarantee the best possible listening experience when you stream audio via a Bluetooth wireless connection. You will still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback and view song/artist information.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL OnBeat Rumble.

Apple Lightning-Connector: The JBL OnBeat Rumble's integrated Lightning-connector dock lets you play music directly from your iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini The JBL OnBeat Rumble supports audio playback and charging of select iPods, iPhones, and iPads. You will continue to use your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to control music playback and view song/artist information. The Lightning-connector dock is hidden by a flip-up lid on the top of the powered speaker system.

JBL MusicFlow App: With the free JBL MusicFlow app from the Apple App Store (for iPod/iPhone/iPad running iOS 4.3+), you can browse your music in Cover Flow format, create and edit playlists, and add songs to your favorites list. The MusicFlow app even gives you additional EQ modes so you can tweak the JBL OnBeat Rumble dock to make it sound just right in any room or environment.

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JBL OnBeat Rumble has been certified "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone/iPad model functions (as of 7/24/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Lightning Connector Bluetooth Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone MusicFlow App Song/Artist Text Track Info
iPad 1 5.1.1 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
2 6.1.3 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
3 6.1.3 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
4 6.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y
mini 6.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
3G 4.2.1 N Y Y N N Y N N N N
3GS 5.1.1 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
4 6.1.3 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
4S 6.1.3 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
5 6.1.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 N N N N N N N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 N Y Y N N Y N N N N
3rd 5.1.1 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
4th 6.1.3 N Y Y N N Y Y N N N
5th 6.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 N N N N N N N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
3rd 1.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
4th 1.0.4 N N N N N N N N N N
5th 1.0.2 N N N N N N N N N N
6th 1.2 PC N N N N N N N N N N
7th 1.02 PC Y Y Y N N Y N N N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Auxiliary Input: The JBL OnBeat Rumble also features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source, such as your iPod shuffle or other portable MP3 player. Audio cable sold separately.

Headphone Output: The JBL OnBeat Rumble is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm headphone jack which allows you to privately listening to Bluetooth and Aux input music sources through a set of headphones (sold separately). The headphone jack is not compatible with the unit's Lightning-connector dock.

USB Port: You can use the speaker system's rear-panel USB (type-A) port to charge your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet while listening to your music. This USB port is for charging only and does support audio playback.

AC Power Supply w/ Auto Standby: The JBL OnBeat Rumble operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord. The unit will automatically enter "standby" mode when there is not signal or operation in approximately 10 minutes.

  • Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 2A
  • Output: 18V-3.3A

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