IMHO the best Airplay speakers on the market...highly under rated
9 December 2013
Summary: I've searched all over for Airplay speakers to match my remodel. Tried the Bowers and Wilkens Zepplin and A7, Poineer (A series), Klipsch G-17, and even McIntosh McAire. The Philips 9800 look great and sound better (IMHO) than a single speaker putting out stereo sound especially at Amazon's discounted price. There's better separation and balance. I would rate this just above the Klipsch G-17 (4 stars) for sound. Note...
Summary: Nicely made, the sound quality is simply superb. No problems whit them thus far whatsoever, and I've been having them since March 2013. Sometimes I do encounter problems related to software rather than the speakers. The speakers so far didn't let me down one bit. And everybody loves the design.
Summary: This system is an Extreme balance between design and sound. I give this system My higeset rekommandations. It's easy to set up - and the finish of the product is also good. if you want quality this product is a good choice.
Summary: Whenever I saw mixed reviews here about the couple or six months lifetime of the speakers, those purchases were from the same seller and I decided to give it a try from amazon. I bought my first fidelio (the small white one) for my office and it sounds perfect, then I bought a bigger one for my home and couldn't be better, but not airplay, just bluetooth and I the bluetooth range is very short.
Excellent sound, but several possible improvements
the Little Trouble, Amazon
6 June 2012
Summary: Still very recommend, after 3 months experience Advantage( what you will have): # Perhaps the best sound( my ever heard) from an integrated airplay speaker, very Hi-Fi # On MAC OS, patch iTune( w/ Amarra + Airfoil) is helpful for further sound quality improvement Several possible improvements( hope some can be fixed in future firmware update): 1. Wi-Fi is not smart enough to rebuild the connection for each failure, so requires a robust Wi-Fi for each smooth operation 2.