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Philips Fidelio DS8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability.

value for money, design, usability, size


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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Philips Fidelio DS8500 iPod Speaker Dock


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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...

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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...


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Review: Philips Fidelio DS8500


This speaker dock offers plenty of bang for the buck by delivering quality audio and a good feature set.

Exceptional audio quality for the price; full-feature remote; proximity-sensitive lights; iOS app with integrated control over hardware's sound enhancement technology

Bulky design; power adapter brick isn't pretty; mediocre remote control range; nagged into downloading free Fidelio app

The Philips Fidelio speaker dock is good value with impressive sound and a solid, attractive design.

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Amazon review summary for Philips Fidelio DS8500


alaTest has collected and analysed 46 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 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on

design, value for money, usability, size


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

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Philip Fidelio DS8500


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

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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...

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quality product


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

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Excellent sound quality, especially for the price!

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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...

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
Speaker Type:Active