Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker : Fantastic Innovative SoundBar

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It would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it. A few little annoyances: the charging lights on the remote speakers seem to be a bit random on occasion, it would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it were a setting), and very occasionally there’s a distortion glitch that’s fixed by turning them off/on again. That being said, i love these things; replaced all my other speakers, taking up less space, easier to manage, and great quality sound (i’m no audiophile though).

Not ‘perfect’, but perfectly suited to what it is designed for. A fantastic way to add some serious depth to tv sound and some convenient music – all in a very simple and easy to use way. . A great addition to the family room: the kids love the music (either via bluetooth or spotify on the tivo box). And we get to enjoy surround sound in the evenings without the hassle of wires, etc. Sound separation in the ‘simulated’ 5. 1 mode isn’t as good as a kef 5. 1 speakers and receiver setup i have in the lounge, but then this is a fraction of the cost and a lot more family friendly. Installation with my philips f8007 tv, popcornhour, tivo and philips bluray has been seamless and popping the speakers out to setup surround sound each evening couldn’t be easieredit: and i’ve now enabled the hdmi arc and i’m using the correct port on the soundbar, so my tv and soundbar have their volumes in sync (and the sound bar powers on in sync with the tv). The volume can all be controlled from any device that can control the tv sound (soundbar remote, tv remote, tivo remote, logitech one, mobile phone, etc).

So glad i made the purchase.

Had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5. I waited a few months for the fidelio b5 to become available on amazon (i had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5 in a friends house. He has a bose system himself so this was some recommendation. I found it very easy to set up and the sound quality is crisp with clear notes across the range: superb even at very high volume. The sound bar is also stylish and the rear speakers easy to disconnect and reconnect. The full range of connection possibilities means i can use my old low tech turntable as well as blue tooth from my smartphone. An excellent all round product although more expensive than some lesser competitors.

Fantastic sound quality and the detachable speakers are very handy in our odd shaped lounge.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • What a piece of Sound Kit!!!
  • 5.1 with no wires at last !
  • This is superb and does exactly what the product splurge

This is superb and does exactly what the product splurge. This is superb and does exactly what the product splurge claims-excellent sound and volume and the speaker charge lasts for hours.

Best sound bar out there,have orders and sent back 4 sound bars till i got this one ,no other soundboard has wireless detachable speakers.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

I have a 40 inch samsung tv and my living room is about 3m x 3m. 5 m from the tv and now that you have an understanding of my room setup, let me begin by saying “these speakers are absolutely fantastic”. Due to my room’s limitation, i could not setup a full 5. The phillips fidelio is made for such scenarios. It is always connected to my tv directly and has a fantastic punch and clarity to it. Voice mode is perfect for watching all the panel shows and music is great when the speaker is either paired over bluetooth or aux. The movie mode is what turns on the super saiyan mode.
I have a 40 inch samsung tv and my living room is about 3m x 3m. 5 m from the tv and now that you have an understanding of my room setup, let me begin by saying “these speakers are absolutely fantastic”. Due to my room’s limitation, i could not setup a full 5. The phillips fidelio is made for such scenarios. It is always connected to my tv directly and has a fantastic punch and clarity to it. Voice mode is perfect for watching all the panel shows and music is great when the speaker is either paired over bluetooth or aux. The movie mode is what turns on the super saiyan mode.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Fantastic innovative philips soundbar. This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.
Fantastic innovative philips soundbar. This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilli. Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose.
First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilli. Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.
‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Great sound, but some serious issues. . When this system first arrived, the first thing i noticed was how heavy the package was. This is often a sign of good things to come with speakers. Opening the package and you find that almost all the weight is in the wireless sub-woofer. This is quite large but very slim, so can fit unobtrusively behind or under a sofa for example. The main box though i thought was very light weight. Setting up was not too difficult. Initially i could not get the sub and the main unit to pair, but after some searching online, i found that the sub-woofer has a tiny pairing button. Press that and the link light starts flashing, move it to within three feet of the main unit and they should pair. I have a new lg 4k smart tv and a virgin tv v6 box.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Great sound, but some serious issues. . When this system first arrived, the first thing i noticed was how heavy the package was. This is often a sign of good things to come with speakers. Opening the package and you find that almost all the weight is in the wireless sub-woofer. This is quite large but very slim, so can fit unobtrusively behind or under a sofa for example. The main box though i thought was very light weight. Setting up was not too difficult. Initially i could not get the sub and the main unit to pair, but after some searching online, i found that the sub-woofer has a tiny pairing button. Press that and the link light starts flashing, move it to within three feet of the main unit and they should pair. I have a new lg 4k smart tv and a virgin tv v6 box.
Fantastic sound, and very compact. A few minor design tweaks would be beneficial. . Lets get the negative points out of the way first, and please note these are not related to performance of this equipment in any way. I don’t know who decided to locate the hdmi in and hdmi arc sockets in an angled recess, but it was a poor decision. Trying to plug in a heavy duty hdmi cable was not an easy task, although standard thinner hdmi leads were not too difficult. Why not just have the sockets flush to the back panel, which means cables are easier to fit, and don’t have to bend, something which is more likely to cause internal damage, and possibly eventual cable failure. The usb socket should have been located on top of the unit, not at the back where you need to move the soundbar each time you want to plug in a usb device. There is an angled usb adaptor included in the box, and if this had pointed upwards when fitted it would have made things a lot easier.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

Fantastic sound, and very compact. A few minor design tweaks would be beneficial. . Lets get the negative points out of the way first, and please note these are not related to performance of this equipment in any way. I don’t know who decided to locate the hdmi in and hdmi arc sockets in an angled recess, but it was a poor decision. Trying to plug in a heavy duty hdmi cable was not an easy task, although standard thinner hdmi leads were not too difficult. Why not just have the sockets flush to the back panel, which means cables are easier to fit, and don’t have to bend, something which is more likely to cause internal damage, and possibly eventual cable failure. The usb socket should have been located on top of the unit, not at the back where you need to move the soundbar each time you want to plug in a usb device. There is an angled usb adaptor included in the box, and if this had pointed upwards when fitted it would have made things a lot easier.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

100% performance out of box. 100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.

This review is from : Philips Fidelio B5 Surround On Demand SoundBar-Speaker(Detachable Rear Speakers, wireless Subwoofer, Spatial Calibration, 210 Watt) – black

100% performance out of box. 100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.
Instant wireless surround sound. Great spacial soundstage, looks very pretty hanging from the tv, no wires visible. Works with full surround via arc (not all tvs do, mine is a phillips 8007 with ambilight +hue), and shares volume commands via hdmi-cec (so remote is only required for setup). Bluetooth multi-speaker is cool. Not as loud or precise as a full amp and speakers, but for elegance and efficient use of space this soundbar is easily the best for my room, and more than adequate for normal viewing. If you have acoustically consistent walls check out the atmos digital sound projector bars as an alternative.
Instant wireless surround sound. Great spacial soundstage, looks very pretty hanging from the tv, no wires visible. Works with full surround via arc (not all tvs do, mine is a phillips 8007 with ambilight +hue), and shares volume commands via hdmi-cec (so remote is only required for setup). Bluetooth multi-speaker is cool. Not as loud or precise as a full amp and speakers, but for elegance and efficient use of space this soundbar is easily the best for my room, and more than adequate for normal viewing. If you have acoustically consistent walls check out the atmos digital sound projector bars as an alternative.
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