Summary: I'm not usually a review writer, but these speakers have motivated me to highlight some concerns to other potential buyers. Firstly, the positives. They look beautiful, and in the hand, are exquisitely made and are quite unique. Secondly, the sound quality is above peers, in my opinion. I did pretty extensive listening research prior to purchase, and B&W, Loewe, B&O etc. can't compare, either from a sound or aesthetic perspective.
Summary: i didnt buy from Amazon but thought i might share my experience with these speakers. They look and sound great, quite easy to setup with wifi. The 1st set i had worked perfectly for 11 months then the power failed, just wouldnt switch on, i sent them back to my retailer who said they couldnt repair them so sent me a shiny brand new set.
Summary: Very impressed by the sound. Great clarity and bass. Airplay is so, so. 80% of the time it seems to hold the connection but the other 20% get multiple drops which can be annoying. Aesthetically they look great but the biggest issue with these is the internal build quality. After 10 months they packed in on me. The blinking red light of death. Unable to reset or get any sound to play from them. Even if you connect via the 3.5 mil lead. Nothing.
Summary: Bought mine they look great , sound great , a bit annoying if not tech savvy like me to set up but when completed work fine . After two months my lights on the back like so many others have just decided to turn to red which leads to reading forums and finding out there are huge issues with them. Then writing reviews like this and making people aware .
Summary: You woke up one day and you find out that the speakers have died. All of a sudden. The led behind blinks red, and there is nothing you can do but send them to service. I have searched for a forum and I have been surprised to see how many customers have the same problem. They are so many that I think all the products are wrongly build. I don't recommend this product, despite it's great design. One would expect more at this huge price.
Summary: Wifi stopped working after a few months. Other experts also tested it a few days without result. Red blinking light whatever we tried. Impossible to connect wirelessly. After a few internet searches I found that hundreds of people around the planet experienced the same. Sent it back and got my money back. Bought a B&W A7. Not nearly as good a sound, but it works! Give Fidelio aw5000 a chance.
Summary: Purchased these for my consulting room. Set up was a nightmare, and the speakers repeatedly jammed our WiFi and interfered with our firewall. Phillips could offer no solution and the speakers had to be returned.