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Philips Fidelio B5

Philips Fidelio B5
alaScore 96

214 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of Philips Fidelio B5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips Fidelio B5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Philips Fidelio B5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good views.

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar with Detachable SpeakersPhilips Fidelio B5 Soundbar with Detachable Speakers

Sep, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by: Dave James (

Philips Fidelio B5 review


Surround sound or portable Bluetooth – the choice is yours

Instant surround sound ; Versatile Bluetooth speakers ; Easy to use

Massive as a single bar ; Quite pricey ; Weak stereo sound

The Fidelio B5's ability to instantly transform from a traditional soundbar into a wireless surround system makes it a seriously smart bit of kit. It may not be super-loud, but it offers quality, usability and versatility in spades.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Philips Fidelio B5 review: A soundbar with more flexibility


A clever soundbar ideal for awkward spaces, but sound quality could be better for this sort of money

Neat and tidy ; Wireless, battery powered rear speakers ; Good movie sound quality

Music sound quality not great ; Quite pricey ; Satellite speakers don't sound great as Bluetooth speakers

But its weakness as a music playback device undermines its appeal somewhat and means you’re probably better off looking elsewhere. My recommendation would be the Samsung HW-K650 . This soundbar produces top-quality sound, and although it doesn’t come...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Philips Fidelio B5 review


The B5 combines soundbar, surround sound and multi-room in one brilliant package...

Expansive, immersive and open sound ; Subtle detail and exciting dynamics ; Clever design ; Great features ; Features multiroom/surround speakers

Nothing of note

An ingenious soundbar that delivers an exciting, immersive surround sound performance

Dec, 2015

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by: EISA (

Philips Fidelio B5


EUROPEAN HT SOLUTION 2015-2016 - Philips Fidelio B5: Philips' Fidelio B5 wireless surround sound system is a nifty update of its HTL9100 predecessor, with detachable, self-powered side speakers than can easily switch the sound experience from stereo to...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (

Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar Review


The Philips B5 soundbar provides a warm, encompassing sound and a very clever USP.

The Philips Fidelio B5 soundbar is a unique solution to a problem many will have; namely, getting the OK from your significant other to place speakers in parts of the room where they think they don’t fit. There are no unsightly trailing cables and when...

Consumer review by: Macca62 (

Great idea.


Very easy to change from stereo soundbar to virtual surround sound for movie watching. Sound ok in stereo, but very good in surround sound. Obviously you could get better with a dedicated set up, but this was bought for the convenience and so we didn't...

very good virtual surround sound , versatile

mounting issue

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: imitchgto (

Philips Fidelio B5 Sound Bar


We bought this product to improve the sound quality of our 52" Panasonic Television, that we also bought from Richer Sounds, and after it was installed by T&T Digital we could not believe how much the sound quality had improved. However, when Ben, the...

design and sound quality , wireless bluetooth , detachable speakers that recharge when reinserted


Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: c2live (

Brilliant bit of kit!


This Soundbar/Surround Sound is amazing and we are delighted with the quality sound. It's a delight to switch on and the different effects shows we have made a fantastic purchase!

all of it!


Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Ryanle25 (

Soundbar review


I came in store to fine a 5.1 sound system, and the sales assistant at Leeds, (mickey mj001) pointed me towards a new soundbar that turned in to a 5.1 system. I was shocked this did this and have never seen nothing like it, mickey was really helpful...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: webs007 (

great product


easy to setup, great feature unplugging speakers and using them for surround sound is what sets this apart from other sound bars..... really sounds great and has brilliant base.

detatchable wireless speaker , wireless sub , easy to setup


Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter:3
Full-range driver diameter (imperial):3


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1
Subwoofer location:Separate

Technical Details

Docking connector type: No
Sound enhancement technology:Surround on demand\nNight Mode\nTreble and Bass Control\nAudio sync\nAuto Volume Leveller\nMovie\nMusic\nNear Listening\nVoice
Speaker output power:120
Subwoofer driver diameter:6.5
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.5
Subwoofer output power:90
Surround speaker drivers:1 X 3" full range speaker