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Philips Fidelio B5

Philips Fidelio B5
alaScore 94

275 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews of Philips Fidelio B5. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips Fidelio B5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips Fidelio B5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Philips Fidelio B5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips Fidelio B5 review

 

The B5 combines soundbar, surround sound and multi-room in one brilliant package...

Expansive, immersive and open sound ; Subtle detail and exciting dynamics ; Clever design ; Great features ; Features multiroom/surround speakers

Nothing of note

An ingenious soundbar that delivers an exciting, immersive surround sound performance

Dec, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Dave James (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio B5 review

 

Surround sound or portable Bluetooth – the choice is yours

Instant surround sound ; Versatile Bluetooth speakers ; Easy to use

Massive as a single bar ; Quite pricey ; Weak stereo sound

The Fidelio B5's ability to instantly transform from a traditional soundbar into a wireless surround system makes it a seriously smart bit of kit. It may not be super-loud, but it offers quality, usability and versatility in spades.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio B5 review: A soundbar with more flexibility

 

A clever soundbar ideal for awkward spaces, but sound quality could be better for this sort of money

Neat and tidy ; Wireless, battery powered rear speakers ; Good movie sound quality

Music sound quality not great ; Quite pricey ; Satellite speakers don't sound great as Bluetooth speakers

But its weakness as a music playback device undermines its appeal somewhat and means you’re probably better off looking elsewhere. My recommendation would be the Samsung HW-K650 . This soundbar produces top-quality sound, and although it doesn’t come...

Oct, 2016

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Philips Fidelio B5

 

EUROPEAN HT SOLUTION 2015-2016 - Philips Fidelio B5: Philips' Fidelio B5 wireless surround sound system is a nifty update of its HTL9100 predecessor, with detachable, self-powered side speakers than can easily switch the sound experience from stereo to...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar Review

 

The Philips B5 soundbar provides a warm, encompassing sound and a very clever USP.

Detachable rear speakers ; aptX Bluetooth ; Sounds good with movies, TV and music ; Great connectivity ; Elegant design

Perhaps too conservative for some ; It's not cheap

The Philips Fidelio B5 soundbar is a unique solution to a problem many will have; namely, getting the OK from your significant other to place speakers in parts of the room where they think they don’t fit. There are no unsightly trailing cables and when...

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Philips Fidelio B5

 

The Philips Fidelio B5 4.1 soundbar system delivers strong bass response you can tune to your liking, as well as wireless rear satellites that double as portable speakers.

Adjustable bass and treble. Versatile configuration options. Wireless rear speakers can be used as individual portable speakers.

Expensive. No included HDMI or Optical cables.

The Philips Fidelio B5 delivers an immersive surround experience, and better yet, does so without cumbersome cables connecting the sub and rear channels to the main soundbar. When the side speakers are connected to the bar, the audio is still...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Philips B5 sound bar's wireless surrounds are also standalone Bluetooth speakers

 

The Philips Fidelio B5 wireless sound bar features detachable surrounds that can be switched Transformers-style into separate Bluetooth speakers.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Poor build quality

 

This is a great idea, surround sound on demand without wiring extra speakers, however, the build quality is terrible. The sound itself is OK but there is a distinct lack of clarity when listening to dialogue. As a high-end sound-bar, I would expect it...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great quality if a little short on oomph

 

The Phillips Soundbar was purchased to replace a Cambridge item that died after only 18 months (full marks to Richer Sounds for offering a full refund against the new soundbar). There is no doubting the fine detail and realism of the Phillips sound bar...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Versatile with high-quality sound

 

I bought the Phillips Fidelio B5 two weeks ago. It looks good and the sound quality is a massive improvement on both my TV and my old home cinema. When you add in the detachable wireless end speakers, which can be used either to create surround sound...

Jul, 2018

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