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Philips Fidelio HTL9100

Philips Fidelio HTL9100
alaScore 92

253 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good views, whereas the size and price get less positive reviews.

usability, design

price, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Detachable Wireless Surround SpeakersPhilips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Detachable Wireless Surround Speakers

Jan, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio HTL9100 - Sound bar system - For home theatre - 5.1-channel - wireless - 210 Watt (Total)Philips Fidelio HTL9100 - Sound bar system - For home theatre - 5.1-channel - wireless - 210 Watt (Total)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Philips HTL9100


A clever soundbar solution with detachable wireless speakers

Crisp, detailed and immersive sound ; Clever, stylish design ; Good feature list

No HD audio decoding ; Cables stick upwards when wall mounted ; Hard to read front panel

As if that wasn’t enough, the system even comes with a wireless subwoofer, providing deep bass without a cable in sight – again making it easy to accommodate. It's unusually tall and slender enclosure is coated in a classy matt black finish, allowing...

Jul, 2013

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Philips HTL9100


Product of the Year, Awards 2013. If you want a shape-shifting soundbar with surround sound, make sure to seek this one out

Detailed sound ; Good integration ; Impressive power and scale ; Innovative design that works

Nothing at this price

We really like this soundbar. It sounds great, it’s versatile, and we think the surround-on-demand option is a really neat idea. If you want good sound without the hassle of trailing cables and fiddly set-ups, this is the way to go.

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review


Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where...

Sounds great, amps up TV sound, surround sound, plenty of volume, great as a Bluetooth speaker system, plenty of input types, easy satellite speaker recharge, easy setup, no on-screen menu faff

Very long and uses up space, satellite speakers need switching on and individual recharging, sounds thin without the sub, mid levels aren't as full as we'd like, no on-screen menu depth

It's hard to say a truly bad word about the Philips Fidelio Soundbar. It looks good, it sounds good, is super simple to set up and the modular satellite speaker experience is fun.

Sep, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 review


Wireless 'surround on demand' soundbar

Effective surround sound ; Wireless subwoofer ; Automatic switch virtual to surround ; Easy to set up ; Uncompressed audio

Expensive ; Satellites need recharging ; Requires wide AV furniture

Philips' stab at an all-in-one wireless wonder is a well-timed, even long overdue, innovation. Good-looking and easy to live with, the detachable Surround On Demand mode works enough wonders to make this soundbar worth shelling out for. Hands up who...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12


A superbly versatile sound bar that sounds superb in 2.1 or as a surround sound system

Dec, 2013

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Aug, 2013


Expert review by : EISA (



The Philips HTL9100 is no ordinary soundbar. If needed, the detachable, battery-powered side speakers can be put anywhere in the room where they will receive rear-channel sound wirelessly, providing true ‘Surround On Demand' via the onboard Dolby and...

Jun, 2013

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Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar Review


It doesn't just look good.

Excellent controlled bass ; Proper surround sound with speakers detached ; A synch to set up ; Great connectivity ; Lovely styling

No OSD set up ; Some might consider expensive

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Philips sound bar has detachable rear speakers, gets you true surround sound


Philips announced at CES 2013 the Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, calling it the world's first sound bar with battery-powered detachable speakers that operate over Bluetooth.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar


The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is a soundbar/subwoofer combo with detachable surround speakers, Bluetooth support and HDMI switching for full home theatre control.

Real, effective surround sound ; Strong clean bass ; Effective system control and switching

Insufficient adjustment range to balance subwoofer ; Limited volume levels

The Philips Fidelio is a rare soundbar able to produce excellent surround sound and also act as a control centre for your home-entertainment system.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Digital Surround
Audio output channels:4.1 / 5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
RMS rated power:210


Bluetooth: Yes

Other features

Height :6.56
Package depth:21.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):76.5 x 26 x 37.1 / 765 x 260 x 371
Package height:36.6
Package weight:16.6
Package width:90
Packaging net weight:13.1
Packaging tare weight:3.5
Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):1035 x 156 x 70
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):200 x 200 x 510
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):200 x 510 x 200
Wall mountable: Yes

Outer carton

Gross weight of outer carton:16.6
Height (cm) outer carton:36.6
Length (cm) outer carton:90
Net weight of outer carton:13.1
Quantity outer carton:1
Tare weight outer carton:3.5
Width (cm) outer carton:21.7

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:217
Package dimensions (WxDxH):765 x 260 x 371
Package height:366
Package weight:16.6
Package width:900

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX In: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 3
Line-in: Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:1


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


FM radio: No


Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Mid-range driver diameter:6.35
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):6.35
Mid-range driver size:6.35
Number of woofer drivers:1
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Woofer Diameter:16.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):16.5
Woofer size:16.5


Bass adjustment: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter:2.54
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):2.54
Subwoofer driver size:2.54
Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:90
Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod / No
Audio system:DTS Digital Surround
Center speaker impedance:8
Colour of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Dimensions (WxDxH):103.4 x 15.6 x 7.17
Docking connector type: No
Gross weight of outer carton:13.5
Handheld remote control: Yes
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):1035 x 70 x 156
Net weight of outer carton:9.4
Night mode: Yes
Number of products included:1
Outer carton gross weight:16.6
Package tare weight:3.5
Package Type:765
Package weight:13.5
Packaging net weight:9.4
Packaging tare weight:4.14
Product colour:Black
Quantity outer carton:1
Recommended usage:Home theatre / Universal
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):200 x 510 x 200
Subwoofer driver diameter:16.5
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer driver size:16.5 / 2.54
Tare weight outer carton:4.14
Virtual surround: Yes
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :7
Main unit weight:4.18
Package depth:37.1
Package height:26
Package weight:16
Soundbar weight:4.18
Subwoofer depth:20
Subwoofer height:51
Subwoofer weight:5
Subwoofer width:20