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Philips Fidelio HTL9100

Philips Fidelio HTL9100
alaScore 92

252 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The sound and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, sound, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the size and price.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

design, usability

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

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Philips sound bar has detachable rear speakers, gets you true surround sound


Philips announced at CES 2013 the Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, calling it the world's first sound bar with battery-powered detachable speakers that operate over Bluetooth.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Philips HTL9100


A clever soundbar solution with detachable wireless speakers

Crisp, detailed and immersive sound ; Clever, stylish design ; Good feature list

No HD audio decoding ; Cables stick upwards when wall mounted ; Hard to read front panel

As if that wasn’t enough, the system even comes with a wireless subwoofer, providing deep bass without a cable in sight – again making it easy to accommodate. It's unusually tall and slender enclosure is coated in a classy matt black finish, allowing...

Jul, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 review


Wireless 'surround on demand' soundbar

Effective surround sound ; Wireless subwoofer ; Automatic switch virtual to surround ; Easy to set up ; Uncompressed audio

Expensive ; Satellites need recharging ; Requires wide AV furniture

Philips' stab at an all-in-one wireless wonder is a well-timed, even long overdue, innovation. Good-looking and easy to live with, the detachable Surround On Demand mode works enough wonders to make this soundbar worth shelling out for. Hands up who...

Aug, 2013

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Philips HTL9100


Product of the Year, Awards 2013. If you want a shape-shifting soundbar with surround sound, make sure to seek this one out

Detailed sound ; Good integration ; Impressive power and scale ; Innovative design that works

Nothing at this price

We really like this soundbar. It sounds great, it’s versatile, and we think the surround-on-demand option is a really neat idea. If you want good sound without the hassle of trailing cables and fiddly set-ups, this is the way to go.

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review


Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where...

Sounds great, amps up TV sound, surround sound, plenty of volume, great as a Bluetooth speaker system, plenty of input types, easy satellite speaker recharge, easy setup, no on-screen menu faff

Very long and uses up space, satellite speakers need switching on and individual recharging, sounds thin without the sub, mid levels aren't as full as we'd like, no on-screen menu depth

It's hard to say a truly bad word about the Philips Fidelio Soundbar. It looks good, it sounds good, is super simple to set up and the modular satellite speaker experience is fun.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12


A superbly versatile sound bar that sounds superb in 2.1 or as a surround sound system

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar


The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is a soundbar/subwoofer combo with detachable surround speakers, Bluetooth support and HDMI switching for full home theatre control.

Real, effective surround sound ; Strong clean bass ; Effective system control and switching

Insufficient adjustment range to balance subwoofer ; Limited volume levels

The Philips Fidelio is a rare soundbar able to produce excellent surround sound and also act as a control centre for your home-entertainment system.

Dec, 2013

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Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar Review


It doesn't just look good.

Excellent controlled bass ; Proper surround sound with speakers detached ; A synch to set up ; Great connectivity ; Lovely styling

No OSD set up ; Some might consider expensive

Consumer review (

Great sound. Nice design. Bad quality electronics


Same issue as some other users. After a year or 2 the main unit doesn't give anymore sound. Only the tweeters of the wireless speakers. I also have to pay at least the halve of the price for repair. I'm from the Netherlands. But i saw that some others...

Apr, 2017

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one of the detachable speakers wont work anymore


the left speaker wont work at anytime the little red light is on so its obviously getting power but wont play music. is there something i can do to fix or somewhere to take it or get a new speaker whats the best option. i love the sound and quailty but...

Jan, 2017

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