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Philips Fidelio XS1

Philips Fidelio XS1
alaScore 91

58 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Philips Fidelio XS1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and design also get good opinions.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Fidelio XS1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Philips Fidelio XS1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, design, price


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Philips Fidelio XS1


The XS1 is a soundbase from Philips' Fidelio range, which also includes such stunning soundbars as the HTL9100 and E5. This time round the speaker sits under your TV, working in tandem with a wireless subwoofer to deliver room-filling sound – without...

Elegant design and robust build quality ; Big soundstage with lots of bass and detail ; Attractive feature list

Slightly brash at high volumes ; Awkwardly shaped sub ; Expensive

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Aug, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips Fidelio XS1 review


Plenty of features in this innovative split-design soundbase...

Seamless integration ; Plenty of inputs ; Innovative design

Could do with greater subtlety and dynamics

An innovative design that gets the soundbase basics right

Mar, 2016

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Philips Fidelio XS1 Soundstage review


The Philips Fidelio XS1 is one of the best looking soundbases available and its sound quality matches its looks

Between the incredibly classy design, fantastic sound quality and bountiful connections, there’s a lot to like about the Fidelio XS1. At £400, it’s very good value too. We’ve tested soundbars that cost much more, but sound worse and have fewer...

Oct, 2015

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Philips Fidelio XS1 SoundStage Review


The Philips Fidelio XS1 SoundStage delivers classy looks and great sound in a well designed package.

Open and detailed sound ; Well defined dialogue ; Loads of bass energy ; Plenty of features ; Attractive design ; Great build quality

Can lose sense of stereo separation ; Can be a little heavy handed

That very much depends on what kind of stand your TV uses but assuming the Philips Fidelio XS1 SoundStage fits then it should certainly be on short list of potential soundbases. The design of the main unit is gorgeous and the build quality excellent,...