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Philips DS8500 Fidelio Tabletop Speaker Dock Review

Chip Chick
17 January 2011
  • Excerpt: It’s rare when a sound system warms your cockles and is so delicious that you want to give it a hug and never let go. That is exactly ...
  • Pros: Great Apple’esque design aesthetic. Rich velvety sound equally compares to that of the Bose SoundDock II. There is an App for it! Neat back-lit proximity sensor for the volume buttons.
  • Cons: Lack of actual buttons may be frustrating when using the AUX IN for other music devices. Remote control didn’t always work easily and required me to often get up and manually skip a song etc… Since there is no ‘power button’, there is no way in knowing how much vampire power the Fidelio may use when not in use. Does not have an option to run on batteries.
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Overall 9
9.0

Playlist Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500/37

Macworld
10 January 2011
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Philips’s Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500/37 is a large-but-sleek docking speaker system that works with iPhones, iPods, and—unlike most speaker docks—even iPads. With a curved, white-plastic body and silver-fabric face, the Fidelio’s design is in keeping with classic iPods and newer iMacs—the device felt at home amongst my home’s numerous Apple objects. The 8500 weighs 5 pounds, and measures 17 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, and 6 inches tall.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality, Dock accommodates iPad, iPod, or iPhone, Dock accommodates many cases
  • Cons: Sub-par remote, Limited on-board controls
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Philips DS8500 Fidelio Dock – Better-than-expected sound quality

etechreviews.net
12 October 2010
  • Excerpt: When I first saw the Philips DS8500 Fidelio Dock in my labs, my expectations were pretty low. The cost of this product is $199 and from the looks, I thought that this would be the same Philips SBD7500 speaker that the manufacturer had sent me last year. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the audio quality was much better than the earlier Philips speaker. The rounded white design along with gray grille relates to refinement and not mediocrity.
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Philips DS8500 Fidelio Dock – Better-than-expected sound quality

etechreviews.net
12 October 2010
  • Excerpt: When I first saw the Philips DS8500 Fidelio Dock in my labs, my expectations were pretty low. The cost of this product is $199 and from the looks, I thought that this would be the same Philips SBD7500 speaker that the manufacturer had sent me last year. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the audio quality was much better than the earlier Philips speaker. The rounded white design along with gray grille relates to refinement and not mediocrity.
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Overall 9
9.0

Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500 review

PC Advisor
1 November 2011
  • Summary: The Philips Fidelio Docking speaker DS8500 is a large but sleek docking speaker system that works with iPhones, iPods, and - unlike most speaker docks - even iPads.
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Overall 7
7.3

Philips Fidelio DS8500: iPhone- und iPod-Dock mit massivem Klang

CNET
21 October 2010
  • Summary: Als die Lautsprecher-Dockingstation Philips Fidelio DS8500 im Testlabor unserer amerikanischen CNET-Kollegen landete, waren deren Erwartungen niedrig. Denn beim Anblick der Verpackung hüpft das Herz nicht gerade vor lauter Vorfreude im Dreieck. Zu ihrer Überraschung ist das im Karton verborgene Lautsprecher-Dock in Sachen Look und Klang aber auf allerhöchstem Niveau.
  • Pros: für den Preis außergewöhnliche Audio-Qualität, Fernbedienung mit vollem Funktionsumfang, Beleuchtung der Lautstärke-Buttons reagiert auf Bewegungen in der Nähe, iOS-App zur Kontrolle der integrierten Soundverbesserungstechnologie
  • Cons: zu groß für den mobilen Einsatz, unschöner Netzadapter, unterdurchschnittliche Reichweite der Fernbedienung, Download der Fidelio-App wird regelrecht erzwungen
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