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Philips Fidelio XS1

Philips Fidelio XS1
alaScore 92

58 reviews

Dec, 2018

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 feedback.

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 92/100 = 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 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size, and there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, design, price


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

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio XS1/12 Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Slim Subwoofer - BlackPhilips Fidelio XS1/12 Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Slim Subwoofer - Black

Dec, 2018

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,...

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS Digital Surround / DTS Digital Surround,Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:3.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround / DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital
RMS rated power:320
Sound enhancement:

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):20


Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Other Features

Package depth:15.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):31.5 x 15.7 x 10.9
Package height:10.9
Package width:31.5
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):28.7 x 13 x 3.54
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):28.7 x 3.54 x 13

Outer Carton

Height (cm) outer carton:10.9
Length (cm) outer carton:31.5
Quantity outer carton:1
Width (cm) outer carton:15.7

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:37.7

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI in:1
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):20


FM radio: No


Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Number of woofer drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.5
Woofer Size:6.5


Bass adjustment: Yes
Subwoofer driver size:2
Subwoofer frequency range:45 - 200
Subwoofer impedance:2
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer RMS power:200
Subwoofer type:
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Compatible products:iPod/iPhone
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Handheld remote control: Yes
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):28.7 x 13 x 1.57
Main unit weight:11.7
Night mode: Yes
Number of products included:1
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black
Recommended usage:TV
Virtual surround: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Main unit weight:11.7
Package depth:15.7
Package height:10.9
Package weight:36.8 / 37.7
Package width:31.5
Subwoofer depth:13
Subwoofer height:3.54
Subwoofer weight:16.5
Subwoofer width:28.7