Philips Fidelio SoundBar Soundbar speaker B5 4.1 CH wireless surround sound Bluetooth® aptX ,AAC and NFC 2 HDMI In & HDMI out ARC Spatial calibration is rated
Rated 3 out of
Philips B5 Soundbar Has Been Returned
The promise of wireless surround sound in an attractive package was very enticing. The reality was a little different.
Setting it up was straightforward and the sound from the front speakers was above average, but the problems started from here. Well one problem in fact: the rear speakers would not charge properly when docked with the front unit and they lost any charge they had when left in standby mode overnight, still docked.
The forum chatter told me that this could be a problem with some units.
I returned it to the retailer who had no more units in stock, but in any event' I was not confident that a replacement unit would be any better, as a display unit in another retailer's shop was having the same problem as the one I had returned. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-07-01