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Philips MCI500H

Philips MCI500H
alaScore 84

200 reviews

Oct, 2018

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 are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the size and price. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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 84/100 = 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 really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the reliability, and many are critical about the size and price.

usability, design

price, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCi500H/05 Wireless Micro HiFi System with Class 'D' Amplifier, 160Gb Hard Disk and Internet RadioPhilips MCi500H/05 Wireless Micro HiFi System with Class 'D' Amplifier, 160Gb Hard Disk and Internet Radio

Oct, 2018

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

Expert review by (

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

Product Specifications


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Disc loading type:Tray
Loader type:Tray
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set / Mini set


Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Backlight display: Yes
Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Number of batteries supported:2
Power Source:AC


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Techno
Volume Control:Digital


Audio amplifier: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):200
RMS rated power:100 / 2
Speaker type:2-Way
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):5.25
Subwoofer driver size:5.25
Woofer Diameter:5.24


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP,128-bit WEP,WPA
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11g

Other Features

Antenna: Yes
Auto digital tuning: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 11.4 x 7.19
I/O ports:Etherne\nFM
Music power:200
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50 Hz
Set weight:26.7
USB direct modes:Play/Pause, Previous/Next, Stop

Packaging Content

FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Audio formats supported:M4A, MP3, WMA / MP3,WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:50
Disc types supported:CD,CD-R,CD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback mode:Fast forward, Fast reverse, Next, Previous, Repeat
Playback Modes:Fast forward, Fast reverse, Next, Previous, Repeat
Recording on:HDD
USB direct playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:N
AUX in: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
USB port:Y
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Number of batteries supported:2
Power Source:AC


Internet radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:50
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto Store
Tuner Type:Digital


Total Storage Capacity:160

Technical Details

Plug and Play: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Case or master carton weight:29.8
Main speaker depth:10.6
Main speaker height:11.9
Main speaker width:6.85
Package depth:15.6
Package height:14.1
Package weight:29.8
Package width:22.4