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Philips Fidelio B8

Philips Fidelio B8
alaScore 92

19 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Philips Fidelio B8. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips Fidelio B8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Philips Fidelio B8/12 SkyQuake review: An Atmos soundbar that fails to deliver


Atmos without the atmosphere – the Philips Fidelio B8 is expensive and disappointing

Supports DTS Digital Surround ; Sleek, low-profile design ; Plenty of inputs

Harsh-sounding top end ; No Wi-Fi connectivity ; Expensive

It doesn’t sound as good; it doesn’t produce as convincing a height effect; and it doesn’t offer as comprehensive a list of features. It would have to be £200 cheaper to even start to offer a tempting alternative.

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Atmos,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Surround
Audio output channels:5.1.2
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
RMS rated power:400


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI / HDMI, USB
Mounting brackets included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
HDMI Version:1.4
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power Source:AC


FM radio:N


Receiver included:N

Soundbar speaker

Crossover Frequency:1
Soundbar speaker RMS power:180
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Woofer diameter (imperial):20.3


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer frequency range:40 - 190
Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer included:Y / Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:220
Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Additional accessories:Remote Control, 2 x AAA Batteries, AC-DC adapter for soundbar, AC power cord (x2), HDMI cable, USB adapter, Wall mount brackets (x2), Wall mount paper guide, Quick start guide, Safety & Legal Leaflet, Trademarks Sheet, World Wide Warranty leaflet
Apple docking compatibility:Not supported
Audio formats supported:AAC,MP3
Audio system:Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, DTS Digital Surround
Colour of product:Black
Digital clock display styles:Y
EAN/UPC/GTIN (outer carton):6925970712774
EAN/UPC/GTIN (packaging):6925970712774
EasyLink:Audio Return Channel, Remote Control-Passthrough, Automatic audio input mapping
Frequency range:190 - 20000
Gross weight of outer carton:17.1
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
HDMI features:Support 4K passthrough (30fps), Audio Return Channel (ARC), Content Type
Height (cm) outer carton:47.9
I/O ports:HDMI IN 1, HDMI IN 2, HDMI 1.4 output (ARC), Digital optical in, Digital coaxial in, Audio in 3.5 mm jack, USB audio (5V, 500mA DC)
Length (cm) outer carton:112.6
Net weight of outer carton:12.6
Outer carton gross weight:17.1
Package tare weight:3.67
Package Type:Carton
Packaging net weight:12.6
Packaging tare weight:3.67
Product colour:Black
Quantity outer carton:1
Sound enhancement technology:Ambisound, Smart Sound, Movie, Music, Voice, Treble and Bass Control, Audio sync, Auto Volume Leveller
Speaker output power:180W (20W x 9)
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):240 x 510 x 302
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):2.54 / 20.3
Subwoofer driver size:20.3
Tare weight outer carton:4.55
TV stand usage:N
Type of shelf-placement:Laying
Wall mountable:Y / Yes
Width (cm) outer carton:29.9
Wireless Connection: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 120
Height :5.2 / 55
Package depth:29.5 / 295
Package height:47 / 470
Package weight:16.2
Package width:112 / 1120
Soundbar weight:12.1
Subwoofer depth:30.2
Subwoofer height:51
Subwoofer width:24
Width:105.8 / 1058