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Philips DS8550

Philips DS8550
alaScore 84

201 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Philips DS8550. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Philips DS8550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: James Pikover (

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Hill (

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Harvell (

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: T3 Staff (

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...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Jonny (

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...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Storm (

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Excellent product


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

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dan (

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!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sum (

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,

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:iPod / iPhone / iPad Docking
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Cradle / Wireless Pairing

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

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