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Philips Fidelio DS8500

Philips Fidelio DS8500
alaScore 86

117 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Philips Fidelio DS8500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 Fidelio DS8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Speakers on Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good opinions.

design, usability, price, size, reliability

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

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

Jun, 2018

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

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Philips DS8500


Can rock a house party. music can be played in the kitchen and you can hear music clearly around the house. Design is clean and simple.

could have more settings on the remote. Phillips fidelo app is basic.

Nov, 2014

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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.

Jan, 2012

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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...

Jan, 2012

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Excellent sound quality, especially for the price!

Jan, 2012

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quality product


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

Jan, 2012

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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...

Jan, 2012

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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

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docking unit


I bought this item for my daughter's christmas and she is really happy with it.

Jan, 2012

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Very pleased!


Awesome sound, very loud with no distortion, also looks very good. I would definitely recommend this!!!

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:2.0
RMS rated power:30


Color of product:Silver, White / White
Volume Control:Digital

Energy Management

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

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Compatible products:iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS;\niPod, iPod mini, iPod G5, iPod nano G2, iPod nano G3, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano G1, iPod nano G4, iPod nano G5, iPod touch G2 8/16/32 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.6 x 5.47 x 6.22 / 16.6 x 6.22 x 5.47
Gross weight:6.83
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 6.22 x 8.66

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Alarm clock: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod, iPod Nano 2, iPod Nano 3, iPod Nano 4, iPod Nano 5, iPod Touch 2 / iPhone, iPod
Bass reflex: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Flat, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple 30-pin docking connector:Y
Apple Lightning docking connector:N
AUX in: Yes
Bluetooth: No
DC-in jack: Yes


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


FM radio: No

Technical Details

Gross weight:3100

Weight & Dimensions

Height:6.22 / 8.66
Package depth:6.22
Package height:8.66
Package weight:6.83
Package width:19.1
Width:16.6 / 19.1