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Philips NP2500

Philips NP2500
alaScore 83

405 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability and value for money.

usability, design, size

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips NP2500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips NP2500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Philips NP2500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

usability, design, size

value for money

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Philips Streamium NP2500

 

Digital audio streamers generally come two ways: cheap solutions like the Airport Express that lack convenience, or expensive systems like Sonos that put all your music at your fingertips. Philips has always tried to find a middle ground; last year's...

Digital audio streamer; unique color screen that displays album art; full Rhapsody integration; provides access to thousands of Internet radio stations; stylish exterior design; easy setup to stream music from connected PCs; less expensive than...

Small screen difficult to see across room; interface can get sluggish with large music libraries; slight delay between tracks; no support for Pandora, Last.fm, or Slacker; included remote occasionally confusing

The Philips NP2500 offers many of the features available on more-expensive digital audio streamers for less money and has an attractive color display, but it's hard to see from a distance and playback has some occasional hiccups.

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Philips Streamium NP2500 Review

 

Rolling a dial through a handful of FM stations seems like an ancient exercise, compared to the nearly limitless variety of free music available through Internet radio and other Internet music stops. Perhaps that's why Internet radios have become an...

Full-color LCD; classy design; relatively cheap

Small ; hard-to-read screen; pushing music from PC causes crashes; unintuitive software; slow text entry; no Pandora ; Slacker ; Last.fm support

The NP2500 stands out as a value in its segment, but the low price shines through in the details...

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Gadgetell Review: Philips NP2500 Streamium network music player

 

The Philips NP2500 is the new wireless network music player that uses Streamium technology. This sleek player is ideal for anyone that wants to listen to Internet radio while away from their PC. You can also share music with a PC by installing...

The price isn't bad for the NP2500, you can find it online for less than ’00. Definitely worth a look.

Innovations!

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Philips NP2500

 

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Philips Streamium NP2500 review

 

The Philips Streamium NP2500 offers many of the features available on more expensive digital audio streamers and has an attractive colour display. That display is hard to see from a distance, though, and we noticed some occasional playback hiccups

Colour screen that displays album art ; Provides access to thousands of Internet radio stations ; Stylish exterior design ; Easy set-up to stream music from connected PCs

Small screen is difficult to see from across the room ; Interface can become sluggish with large music libraries ; Slight delay between tracks ; Included remote is occasionally confusing

Finally, the NP2500 froze up on us a few times. Sometimes it took a few minutes to finally wake up, but twice it required us to unplug it and plug it back in. It didn't happen enough to really frustrate us, but we're hoping Philips updates the firmware...

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Great addition to my Home Theatre

 

Product looks great with a nice color screen, easy to setup and control. Really enhances the use of my existing Home Theatre

I love the internet radio and the fact that I can playback my iTunes music collection ; The color screen is of good size and shows the album art as well. They have build a feature in called "full sound" and you can really hear the difference ;

The Rhapsody trial made me very interested and I am considering if I should take a subscription. Would be nice if the price was lower for that and if you can keep some tracks after the subscription expires

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Make your Hi-Fi connected

 

Set-up : As the NP1100, set-up is more than easy and it takes around 2min from scratch to start playing your favourite internet radio station. At the opposite of the Logitech devices like the Boom or the Duet, you don't need any computer to set-up your...

Incredible sound ; Great experience thanks to the several lines color display ; Album arts available for Rhapsody and UPnP as well as internet radios logos ; Can play Itunes tracks tks to Twonky SW bypacked ; Strong WiFi streaming performance

NP1100's useful quick jump function not available ; LastFM, Pandora and Napster not available

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Abysmal pretty much sums it up

 

It looks good -- once you keep it switched off

The software is extremely poor, the interface is just flat-out awful -- and I'm required to pay extra for it

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Philips Streamium NP2500 Review - Digital Audio Receivers (DARs)

 

Product looks great with a nice color screen, easy to setup and control. Really enhances the use of my existing Home Theatre

I love the internet radio and the fact that I can playback my iTunes music collection

The Rhapsody trial made me very interested and I am considering if I should take a subscription. Would be nice if the price was lower for that and if you can keep some tracks after the subscription expires

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Philips Streamium NP2500 Review - Digital Audio Receivers (DARs)

 

Set-up :

Incredible sound

NP1100's useful quick jump function not available

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Product Specifications

By connecting to both your PC and audio system, Philips Streamium network music player NP2500 gives you wireless access to your PC music library, internet radio and Rhapsody online music service - all delivered in superb FullSound quality.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components
Type:Network audio player

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:3.9in
Weight:16.2oz
Width:10in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:NP2500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips Streamium

Remote Control

Type:Remote control
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