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Philips DS8530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Philips DS8530. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated.

design, usability, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Philips DS8530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DS8530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Philips DS8530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size. The usability also gets good reviews.

design, usability, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DS8530 Docking SpeakerPhilips DS8530 Docking Speaker

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips DS8530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Philips DS8530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

design, usability, price, size, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio DS8530/37 30-Pin iPod/iPhone/iPad Speaker DockPhilips Fidelio DS8530/37 30-Pin iPod/iPhone/iPad Speaker Dock

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Adrian (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Superb sound, easy application of iPhone stunning looks.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Allison (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Set up quickly and ready to play music

Not quite got Internet radio sorted properly yet

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Jem (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Loooks good and has a great sound. The Philips App is a very clever.

Not that I have found

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Alistair (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

plays music

nane

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Sleek design and good sound

Bit expensive. It's a bit awkward to connect up in a rush

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: rachel (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

It plays the music loud, looks nice.

You can't turn the docking system off without unplugging it; no standby mode.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Ruth (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Very good sound reproduction, very pleased with its performance.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: MB (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Using for Ipad2. Excellent, clear sound. Fast recharging.

The Philips Fidelio App does not really provide any benefit. Already had TuneIn radio, clock, weather etc APPs. So deleted App, but then found it had to be reinstalled for recharging purposes.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Ruth (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

sound is excellent looks fantastic

other smart phones cannot be docked

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Helen (reevoo.com)

Philips DS8530

 

Really thrilled with this - the quality of sound is amazing. Worth every penny.

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Driver diameter:3
Driver size:3
RMS rated power:30

Design

Color of product:Black
Volume Control:Digital
Woofer Diameter:3
Woofer Size:3

Display

Clock function: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Built-in charger: Yes
Power source type:AC

Other Features

Alarms:Multiple alarms, Sleep timer
Audio system:FullSound
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Cassette deck: No
CD player: No
CD-R playback: No
CD-RW playback: No
Clock/Date display: Yes
Compatible products:iPhone\niPhone 3G\niPhone 3GS\niPhone 4\niPod touch\niPod touch 2e generatie\niPod touch 3e generatie\niPod touch 4e generatie\niPad / iPhone\niPhone 3G\niPhone 3GS\niPhone 4\niPod touch\niPod touch 2nd generation\niPod touch 3rd generation\niPod touch 4th generation\niPad / iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod touch 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th gen\niPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 \niPad
Cradle playback mode:Charging iPhone, Charging iPod, Charging iPad
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.1 x 16.9 x 5.2
MP3 playback: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):8.78 x 20.1 x 8.86
Package length:20.1
Sound Type:Stereo
Speaker drivers:2 / 2 x 3" full range woofers
Weight:4.43
Wireless connection:N
Wireless connections: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Audio (3.5mm)
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Alarm clock: Yes
Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod / Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Compatible memory cards: No
Equalizer:No / Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Classic, Flat, Jazz, Pop
Mobile operating systems supported: / iOS 4.3, iOS 5.0, iOS 6.0, iOS 7.0
Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Wi-Fi: No

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Built-in charger:Y
Power source type:AC

Radio

FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:7000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9
Height:5.2
Package depth:20.1
Package height:8.86
Package weight:9.48
Package width:8.78 / 9.17
Weight:4.43
Width:6.1