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Philips DS8550

Philips DS8550
alaScore 89

212 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Philips DS8550. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Philips DS8550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DS8550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Philips DS8550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Docking Speaker for iPad/iPhone/iPod with Bluetooth - Silver

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Philips DS8550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips DS8550 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DS8550 Bluetooth Speakerdock Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad with Motion-Sensitive Controls, wOOx speaker technology, 2 x 15WPhilips DS8550 Bluetooth Speakerdock Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad with Motion-Sensitive Controls, wOOx speaker technology, 2 x 15W

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: James Pikover (gadgetreview.com)

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 (t3.com)

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 (macworld.co.uk)

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 (t3.com.au)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

Excellent product

 

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

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dan (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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

Audio

Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:3
Driver size:3
RMS rated power:15 / 30

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Magnet type:Neodymium
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Battery life (max):5 / 8
Built-in battery: Yes
Built-in charger: Yes
Power source type:AC

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Compatible products:iPad\niPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4\niPod, iPod mini, iPod w/ CD, iPod 5G, iPod nano 2G, iPod nano 3G, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano 1G, iPod nano 4G, iPod nano 5G, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 2G 8/16/32 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.6 x 5.47 x 6.22
iPod connectivity: Yes
Package length:6.22

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / AC, Audio (3.5mm)
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Alarm clock: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPhone (1 gen), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod, iPod Classic 1, iPod Classic 2, iPod Classic 3, iPod Classic 4, iPod Classic 5, iPod Classic 6, iPod Mini 1, iPod Mini 2, iPod Nano 1, iPod Nano 2, iPod Nano 3, iPod Nano 4, iPod Nano 5, iPod Nano 6, iPod Touch 1, iPod Touch 2, iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4 / iPad, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod, iPod Classic 1, iPod Classic 2, iPod Classic 3, iPod Classic 4, iPod Classic 5, iPod Classic 6, iPod Mini 1, iPod Nano 1, iPod Nano 4, iPod Nano 5, iPod Touch 2 / iPhone, iPod
Bass adjustment: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Equalizer:No / Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Classic, Flat, Jazz, Pop, Rock

Ports & interfaces

Apple 30-pin docking connector:Y
Apple Lightning docking connector:N
AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth range:393.7

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Battery life (max):5
Built-in battery:Y
Built-in charger:Y
Power source type:AC

Radio

FM radio: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.47
Height:6.22
Package depth:6.22
Package height:8.66
Package width:19.1
Width:16.6