Philips Fidelio XS1/12 Soundbar Speaker, great sounding solution to home entertainment

Top bit of kit, highly recommended. This is a seriously good bit of kit. I bought this to replace an older philips 2. 1 wired unit and did quite a bit of research before i bought it. I haven’t been disappointed. I found it very easy to set-up out of the box. I have it underneath a 42′ lcd tv which isn’t light and it is a very sturdy unit – would certainly take a much larger tv without any problem – it looks nice too, very shiny. I put the wireless sub behind the tv as bass is non-directional and it works perfectly. The sound is brilliant and is much better than my old system, although it is quite heavy on the bass, which can make it seem very loud at times if you’re watching a film on bueray or something with big sound effects. I’ve not dared to see how loud it will really go, as i didn’t want to annoy the neighbours too much but even at about 40-50%, it is loud enough to rock the house.

Great sounding solution to home entertainment. The first unit i received from amazon was faulty, the ‘pairing’ of the main unit to the sub-woofer was unreliable. However, it was returned/replaced by amazon very efficiently. I have connected the fidelio xs1/12 to my panasonic t. Using an hdmi cable in the arc input. I also have a blu ray player connected to the hdmi in connection. I use this to play blu ray/dvd,s and also for cd,s through the soundbar when the t. I also have a humax freesat boxvia an optical connection which i use as a radio source again for when the t. I have found the replacement unit works well and ‘pairing’ is now not an issue. The sound is warm and immersive with stacks of bass if neededunlike some modern sound products it is not harsh or bright sounding. It does what i wanted it to do,gives a great sound to the t. But is also a home entertainment unit all in one. The addition of a usb input/bluetooth adds to the multi use of the unit. The subwoofer is quite large,check to see if it will fit in your room. Mine is behind the sofa, vertically on its stand some 5 metres away from main unit. The remote is logically laid out,my only annoyance is the base is half rounded and when put on a table rocks from side to side (whats wrong with a flat bottom?.The power leads supplied are 1 metre long so positioning the sub woofer can be difficult.

Philips Fidelio XS1/12 Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Slim Subwoofer – Black

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  • Dedicated centre-channel Speakers for superior voice clarity
  • Dolby Digital and DTS for great surround sound
  • Minimalistic chic design to suit a modern decor
  • Bluetooth (aptX and AAC) for wireless music streaming
  • Connect to one HDMI in for great picture and sound quality

Nice system for flexibility. Nice system for flexibility. Had it shipped to japan because it was one it the only systems i found that would fit into a smaller shelf space under a 32-inch tv. It could use a tad bit more mid-range, but overall the sound is good and it’s pleasing to the eye. The various connectivity is great as well. I’m running multiple sources into my tv using the hdmi arc channel, airplay into the optical, and the bluetooth has been convenient in a pinch. The only complaint i have is that there was some trouble pairing when the sub was placed between the end of the couch and the wall. It’s since been moved to a location above the main unit and pairs with few problems, only sometimes losing connection after putting the main unit on standby and then powering up again. Overall, it’s a nice little package for a 3.

1 seperate system with morduant short and tannoy subwoofer which was great, so wasn’t sure what to expect. When i received the soundbase, the first thing that struck me was how heavy it was, which is a good indicator of quality. On opening the package, i was reassured as the base and sub and both well made and nicely finished. The soundbase is very slender with a thick black glass top and grey speaker grill, it looks very sleek. More importantly the sound is surprisingly good with everything from music, tv, films and video games. Everything you need to adjust the sound is on an easy to use well laid out remote. The subwoofer is excellent and probably the star of the show.

Nice sound, not thrilling but nice and easy to. Nice sound, not thrilling but nice and easy to get a good sound. Very good design – sleek and unobtrusive, works very well. A bit slow to start producing sound after you turn the tv on but that’s not a problem. I was attracted by the concept of sliding the sub woofer under the sofa and it being hidden away but still make its contribution. That is both a strength and a weakness. Our unit did not always pair up with the base unit so down on the floor (not too hard getting down but getting up can be a challenge) to slide it out to check whether or not my ears deceive me. The signal light and connect button are on the underside so you can’t tell by just looking you have to get it out. Once out it paired easily but would not always do it automatically. The sub woofer is too large to have it out on show so i reluctantly returned the unit, not willing to try another one.

Philips Fidelio XS1/12 Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Slim Subwoofer – Black : Top bit of kit, highly recommended. This is a seriously good bit of kit. I bought this to replace an older philips 2. 1 wired unit and did quite a bit of research before i bought it. I haven’t been disappointed. I found it very easy to set-up out of the box. I have it underneath a 42″ lcd tv which isn’t light and it is a very sturdy unit – would certainly take a much larger tv without any problem – it looks nice too, very shiny. I put the wireless sub behind the tv as bass is non-directional and it works perfectly. The sound is brilliant and is much better than my old system, although it is quite heavy on the bass, which can make it seem very loud at times if you’re watching a film on bueray or something with big sound effects. I’ve not dared to see how loud it will really go, as i didn’t want to annoy the neighbours too much but even at about 40-50%, it is loud enough to rock the house.

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