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Philips DS8550

Philips DS8550
alaScore 88

173 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

We have collected and analyzed 13 expert reviews and 160 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Feb 7, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 31659 reviews from other iPod Docking Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 19, 2014.

Review analysis

(Based on 173 reviews)

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Philips Fidelio DS8550 Speaker Dock Review


Something was lost when music moved to a digital format. Not to MP3, but CDs. The move from cassette players to CD players practically killed the boombox. Sony's disc Walkman put headphones in our ears, and since then the only place we share music is...

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Philips Fidelio DS8550 review


Boasting the same looks as the bigger DS9000 the DS8550 hopes to win you round by offering up a more portable product but still keeping those design cues, what you're left with is all round iPad and iPhone docking goodnes

Smooth styling ; Inbuilt battery

Bass is a little overblown

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Fidelio DS8550 review


This dock packs a serious, sonic punch and offers Bluetooth connectivity

Bluetooth connectivity; excellent sound quality; useful stand

Expensive; only portrait-orientation docking; no USB

Philips provides a free app for all iOS devices that offers playback features, a clock, weather reports and audio controls that work in harmony with the dock. The benefits of superior sound and Bluetooth connectivity are certainly worth the additional...


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Review: Philips Fidelio DS8550


The smaller brother to the Philips Fidelio DS9000 is a dock for your iPhone, iPod and iPad. The undulating form of the Fidelio looks stylish and the concave shape makes good sense as it helps project the sound from your iPad up and out. It looks just...

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Amazon review summary for Philips DS8550


alaTest has collected and analysed 52 user reviews of Philips DS8550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

design, usability, size

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DS8550/10 Docking Speaker for iPad/iPhone/iPod with Bluetooth - SilverPHILIPS DS8550/10 Fidelio Docking Speaker for iPad/iPhone/iPod with Bluetooth - Silver

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What a bit of Kit!


Originally went to one of the big electrical shops & they recommended it and also demo'd it - blown away and even happier when i checked on my argos app to find it was £60 cheaper! Sounds great & looks great - Also lasts ages on the rechargable battery...

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Quality sound


Bought this as I couldn't afford the D9000 and I'm not disappointed. Sure the sound wouldn't be quite the same but it's half the price. Air Play works great with iPad and it DOES charge iPad2 when docked. Not tried it on the internal battery for long...

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The perfect speaker for the kitchen


It's small, but powerful, it works so well. Definately recommend to anyone. AND IT'S BLUETOOTH, WHAT A PLUS!

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Excellent product


Fantastic sound quality from speaker, much louder than expected, bluetooth facility and Charges the IPad 2.

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Great Speaker Dock


This product is even better than I expected. True full sound and useful remote control. Very solid with a built-in handle behind it for lifting. Also,

Product Specifications


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No


PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Digital

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired / Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active