Philips Fidelio SoundRing

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  • Philips Fidelio SoundRing
  • Philips Fidelio SoundRing
  • Philips Fidelio SoundRing
  • Philips Fidelio SoundRing

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Specification

Brand Philips
Model DS3881W/37
Size 36 x 24 cm (14.2 x 9.5 in)

Reviews (5.5/10 Avg. rating)


Distorts at high volumes, and generally behaves like a far less expensive speaker

from PC Magazine

The good-looking Philips Fidelio SoundRing offers decent audio quality at moderate levels, but it doesn't perform like a $300 speaker system.

The good-looking Philips Fidelio SoundRing offers decent audio quality at moderate levels, but it doesn't perform like a $300 speaker system.

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Offers superior sound

from Cnet

While it's a bit overpriced, Philips Fidelio SoundRing is one of the better compact AirPlay speakers we've tested -- and it has a battery-powered option to boot.

While it's a bit overpriced, Philips Fidelio SoundRing is one of the better compact AirPlay speakers we've tested -- and it has a battery-powered option to boot.

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Good sound quality, nice design

from TechRadar

We can safely say that we weren't disappointed with the sound quality however. It's especially good if you're watching films on an iPad, adding so much more warmth to speech, and depth to the sound overall. It can actually kick out a surprising amount of bass, too, and really go quite loud, witho... More

We can safely say that we weren't disappointed with the sound quality however. It's especially good if you're watching films on an iPad, adding so much more warmth to speech, and depth to the sound overall. It can actually kick out a surprising amount of bass, too, and really go quite loud, without distortion. It's a nicely balanced sound overall, with a punch that you wouldn't expect of a speaker this size.

Sadly, while the general quality of AirPlay audio might be very good, it suffered from reliability problems, dropping out at least once every time we used the speaker. When watching films or TV, you're left to desperately try to lip read until the audio kicks back in, a few seconds later.

On the plus side, getting AirPlay set up in the first place was fairly painless. Not great on battery life but there's a lot to like here.

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Pretty good speaker system

from iLounge

All in all, we’d call SoundRing a “pretty good” speaker system—an option for users who value distinctive industrial design enough to sacrifice sonic performance in its service. Like iW1, it rests squarely on the edges of our general and limited recommendation levels, here... More

All in all, we’d call SoundRing a “pretty good” speaker system—an option for users who value distinctive industrial design enough to sacrifice sonic performance in its service. Like iW1, it rests squarely on the edges of our general and limited recommendation levels, here falling into the former category because the ring-shaped enclosure has such strong visual and tactile appeal, inviting users to sample and enjoy the portability Philips is offering. There are better $300 speaker systems out there for iPod, iPhone, and iPad users, but as stylish wireless rechargeable options go, this is a very solid option, and one that would be even easier to recommend if AirPlay setup and performance were as simple and reliable as they could be.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

4 from Amazon.com

4 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Philips Fidelio SoundRing. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

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Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

1 from Amazon.ca

1 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Philips Fidelio SoundRing. Ratings are generally negative, averaging 1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

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