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Philips Fidelio DS8500

Philips Fidelio DS8500
alaScore 80

123 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of Philips Fidelio DS8500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability also get good reviews.

design, usability, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Philips Fidelio DS8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Philips Fidelio DS8500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

design, usability, price, size, reliability

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: PHILIPS DS8500/05 Fidelio Docking Speaker for iPhone/iPod - White

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Lex Friedman, Macworld US (

Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500 review


The Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500 is a large but sleek docking speaker system that works with Apple iPhones, iPods, and - unlike most speaker docks - even Apple iPads.

Perhaps the greatest praise we can offer the Philips Fidelio 8500 is that we're surprised it doesn’t cost more. Although the remote could use some improvements, and the on-board controls are limited, the unit’s looks and audio are exceptional. If...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: darkbreed (

Philips Fidelio DS8500 iPod Speaker Dock

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: bourgp (

I like it


This product hit the nail on the head it is exactly what I was looking for.I'm not a "I" fan at all, but I aquired an Ipod and use it strictly for listening to music on my Phillips Fidelio.The sound is super clear, leaning to the bass which I like. It...

Consumer review by: mutacan (

Excellent speakers, great deal


I purchased this speaker dock after a long search, and I am very impressed.I am using this product with an iPhone 4 and as an external speaker for my laptop, which connects by plugging the supplied auxiliary cable into the laptop's headphone jack. The...

Consumer review by: Sarah (

Philip Fidelio DS8500


Good quality volume as required with no apparent vibration problems and reasonable quality. Sits square and steady. Would recommend.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Angie (

Good Product


I bought this item together with the ipod touch. It is a good itemand sound quality is great. My only gripe is that the bass on it is quite loud and you cant alter it. Apart from that it does have good quality sound which dosent go blurry once the...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: snappy (



Excellent sound quality, especially for the price!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: carl (

quality product


so much better than expected got it on special so even better very pleased

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (

Very Stylish - great sound


I work as a sound engineer and so this was not bought without research or experienced ears. For the money, it is the best on the market, in my opinion. The volume, spread and tone range are awesome for the size of speakers - in fact, it's almost too...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: trikester (

Fantastic speaker


This was bought as a Christmas present for m y grandaughter and she was delighted with it. The sound is fantastic and she said it is one of the best speakers for her i-pod she's ever had.

Jan, 2012

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