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Philips DS9800W

Philips DS9800W
alaScore 95

195 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, and there are some negative opinions about the value for money.

design, usability, size

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Philips DS9800W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 195 reviews)

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere hands-on


As oddly-shaped speaker systems go, the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere pair should still stand out even in the most avant garde living room. In fact, unless your lounge looks like the egg room from the first Alien film, expect plenty of questions about...

Still, the AirPlay system works as expected. The final remaining question, naturally, is whether the Fidelio SoundSphere system will be worth its €799 ($1,154) price tag when it hits retail in May 2011. Considering that would get you a Sonos...

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Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800W Docking Speakers - High Fidelity At A High Price


When I first laid eyes on Philips\' Streamium Hi-Fi Micro System two years ago, I was instantly reminded of a literature classic I used to study in school. The book in question was \"The Day of the Triffids\", penned by John Wyndham in 1951. What\'s...

Attractive design Detailed and punchy sound Balanced delivery

Finicky AirPlay setup Dock is only for charging purposes

It all sounds sweet on paper, but to fork out more than a grand for a pair of stereo speakers is quite a tall order for most of us. Those who are interested in the inner workings of the Fidelio SoundSphere might want to know that the DS9800W carries a...

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Reviews: Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800W Wireless Speaker with AirPlay


SoundSphere consists of two cannon-shaped wood-cabineted speakers, finished in glossy black lacquer with matching swirled black and silver metal top housings, plus chrome accent pieces. Each speaker stands roughly 15” tall with around 9” of...

In summary, we really liked almost everything about the Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800W: Philips deserves praise for its daring cannon-styled speaker design, its sharp-looking illuminated charging dock, and the raw power of the audio hardware it includes...


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this is a good product

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Phillips Fidelio SoundSphere Dock With Airplay


good speakers

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere review


The Philips Fidelio SoundSphere is one of the best-looking Airplay speaker systems we've ever seen – and, we're extremely happy to report, its beauty is far from skin-deep.

So should you buy the Fidelio SoundSphere? If you love music, the answer is definitely

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800 with AirPlay hands-on


We first heard about the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800 with its Apple AirPlay music streaming fun back in March but, despite the promised May release date, this home music system is now just about ready for sale. And, in case you were looking to...

Ultimately, none of this really matters. The SoundSphere looks sexy, sounds exciting and you can just imagine it having some serious retro chic once design has moved on in 20 years time - provided it still works by the, of course. We\'re very much...

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800W Review


A novel design and a cracking sound – what's not to like?

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800W review – intro Business not your thing? Then these speakers, which look like the 'Yip Yip' aliens from Sesame Street, might be more to your taste. A

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Philips SoundSphere review


Philips' new SoundSphere is pretty pricey, but it's more than just a conventional speaker dock. Rather than a single dock unit, the SoundSphere consists of two separate stereo speakers. The egg-shaped base of each unit houses a woofer, with a separate...

That £699 price tag is steep, but the SoundSphere sounds great, and the fact that it provides a powerful set of stereo speakers means that you can use it as your main speaker system. Read more:

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Preview: Philips latest high-end dock speaker systems


Both the D9 and the D9010 were overshadowed by the day\'s real star: the Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800. It won\'t be in the shops until next month, but the DS9800\'s speakers both look and sound extraordinary. The tweeters have been removed from the main...


Product Specifications


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


PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue / Digital

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active