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Philips MCI500H

Philips MCI500H
alaScore 85

200 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Philips MCI500H. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while the size and price get critical opinions.

usability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips MCI500H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Philips MCI500H from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, design

price, size

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Philips Streamium MCi500H


Philips' MCi500H tries to bring the Streamium line into Hi-Fi territory but does it suceed?

Feed a CD into the drive and you can not only choose to play it normally but also rip it to the hard drive as you play or at higher speed without playing at the same time. Artist, Album, and Track information are looked up from the downloaded Gracenote...

May, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips MCi500H review


The MCi500H can rip CDs to its 160GB hard disk, links to your wi-fi network for music streaming and internet radio, and delivers a big, bold sound

Good looks and great display ; simple and well-featured network-integration ; CD ripping ; spacious sonic delivery

Music Broadcast mode is limited ; MP3-only ripping is disappointing ; bass is a little over-cooked

The MCi500H has great features and decent sound, but it’s still not the finished article

Oct, 2008

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Philips MCi500H review


Philips' latest musical box of tricks brings the micro hi-fi into the wireless age. But does it do enough to rival the likes of the mighty Sonos?

The MCi500H has a great range of features and decent sound, but it’s still not the finished article

Feb, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Philips MCi500H


The MCi500H is a brand new model in Philips' Streamium series, with a colour display that significantly increases its ease of use and a 160GB hard disk for saving a personal music collection. It will stream music from this internal disk and play...

Jun, 2008