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Philips Fidelio HTL9100

Philips Fidelio HTL9100
alaScore 94

188 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the size and price.

usability, design

price, size

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

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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated.

design, usability

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

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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

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

Hands up who still has home cinema speakers strewn around their living room? Not many, we'd wager, but Philips thinks that you secretly want to return to the days of 5.1 if only there was a way to ditch the cables and clutter.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12 review

 

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

The ability of the HTL9100 to transform from a soundbar to surround sound system in less than a minute, without the need to worry about batteries or cables, makes it one of the best home cinema speaker systems we’ve seen for those with limited space....

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

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

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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: Stephen Dawson (cnet.com.au)

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

Expert review by: eisa.eu (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN HT INNOVATION

 
Aug, 2013

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Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN HT INNOVATION 2013-2014

 

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

Consumer review by: Steve (productreview.com.au)

Very happy

 

Just purchased the Fidelio Sound bar. Had it plugged in and connected in literally a few minutes. Our living situation had changed by choice and we downsized to a Townhouse. Have had my Denon 5.1 home theatre for 8 years and it no longer fitted into...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: tootnkumin (productreview.com.au)

Had I known of it's flaws, would not have bought.

 

This is a product that promises much and does deliver much but is not user friendly in the way it does it. I am in agreement with another reviewer, weng393, about the sound quality and has the advantage of a subwoofer. The surround sound with the...

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Too expensive, even at it's reduced price. Too demanding of attention and adjustment.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING
HDMI: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Soundbar
System Type:Soundbar System
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