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Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y)

Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y)
alaScore 91

301 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 reviews of Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

price, design

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips CSS7235Y/12 Fidelio E5 4.1 Channel Wireless Surround On Demand SpeakersPhilips CSS7235Y/12 Fidelio E5 4.1 Channel Wireless Surround On Demand Speakers

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips Fidelio E5 (CSS7235Y) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews are divided on the size.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround on Demand SpeakersPhilips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround on Demand Speakers

Aug, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Fidelio E5

 

Get Surround on Demand with Philips clutter-busting 2.1-channel system

Offers true surround sound without clutter ; Stylish design and solid build quality ; Big soundstage and superb detail clarity ; Generous features and connections

Thin-sounding surround speakers ; No HD audio decoding, USB port or 4K passthrough ; Relatively expensive

Polished performance, classy looks and wireless surround speakers make Philips’ ingenious 2.1 system money well spent, despite some minor shortcomings.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips Fidelio E5 review

 

The E5 is a lovely idea, but there are limitations to its application and it's quite pricey

Easy-going, likeable sound Decent detail, punch and dynamics Great design and finish

Needs more attack, precision and subtlety No centre channel Requires stands

The Philips Fidelio starts out as a great idea, but the novelty of the detachable speakers wears off when it comes to practical application. They’re beautifully made and their laid-back presentation is easy to get along with, but the £600 price tag...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Philips Fidelio E5 review

 

The Philips Fidelio E5 is like the Transformer of home cinema. A solution that works as a compact 2.1 stereo system and can easily convert into a 5.1 surround system for when you want it. The Philips Fidelio E5 is an attractive and powerful system that...

Compact, versatile with 2.1 and 5.1 options, attractive, well-balanced sound, wireless rear speaker solution

Fairly expensive, Auto Volume feature no good, NFC issues with review sample

The Philips Fidelio E5 is an attractive and powerful system that can transform from a 2.1 stereo system into a full 5.1 surround sound system with ease. No need for a separate amplifier or loads of wires, it's an out-of-the-box multiple solution for...

Oct, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Mark Craven (homecinemachoice.com)

Philips Fidelio E5 review

 

Philips has always been a company known for its innovative ethos. And that still remains, despite the CE aspects of the brand now being split between two separate entities (TP Vision for TVs, Woox Innovations for audio, recently acquired by Gibson)....

Flexible functionality; impressively punchy audio performance; simple installation; neat styling

Operation can be a bit tricksy; speakers are quite large; surround channels lack body

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Hugh Langley (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio E5 review

 

Speaker system meets Lego

Excellent concept ; Satellites produce pleasing sound

Distracting lights ; Some slight design quirks

The E5 is a promising idea, delivering decent, hassle-free surround sound in rooms where normal surround sound systems aren't practical. It isn't cheap, though, and its status lights are distracting.

Sep, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Philips Fidelio E5

 

EUROPEAN HT SOLUTION 2014-2015 - Philips Fidelio E5: With its detachable wireless speakers, the Philips Fidelio E5 goes a step beyond a traditional home theatre solution, offering consumers the ability to switch effortlessly between normal stereo and a...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device included: No
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):30

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Digital Surround
Audio output channels:4.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Recommended usage:Home theatre
RMS rated power:210

Front speakers

Front speaker woofer diameter:7.62
Front speaker woofer diameter (imperial):7.62
Front speaker woofer size:7.62

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Carton
Package weight:16

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI In:2
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI Version:1.4
Line-in: Yes
Line-in connectivity:3.5

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:110-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM radio: No

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:8
Satellite speaker sensitivity:3
Satellite speaker tweeter diameter:2.54
Satellite speaker tweeter size:2.54
Satellite speaker tweeters quantity:1
Satellite speaker woofer diameter:16.5 / 7.62
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):16.5 / 7.62
Satellite speaker woofer size:16.5 / 7.62
Satellite speaker woofers quantity:1
Satellite speakers RMS power:120
Wireless satellite speakers: No

Subwoofer

Bass adjustment: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter:16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer driver size:16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer RMS power:90
Subwoofer sensitivity:3
Subwoofer Type:Passive
Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Digital Surround
Bass reflex: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Grey
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Depth:22
Dimensions (WxDxH):160 x 160 x 400
Gross weight of outer carton:13.5
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Height :44
Height (cm) outer carton:30.4
Karaoke: No
Length (cm) outer carton:66.4
Main unit weight:4
Net weight of outer carton:9.4
Night mode: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):664 x 278 x 524
Package Type:Carton
Package weight:16
Packaging net weight:9.4
Packaging tare weight:3.47 / 4.14
Quantity:1
Quantity outer carton:1
Remotely operated: Yes
Sound enhancement technology:Y
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):200 x 200 x 440
Surround speaker drivers:2.5
Tare weight outer carton:4.14
Treble adjustment: Yes
Type of shelf-placement:Laying
Volume Control:Digital
Width (cm) outer carton:50.6
Wireless Connection: Yes

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):160 x 160 x 400
Main unit weight:4
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):220 x 220 x 440 / 220 x 440 x 220
Subwoofer weight:5.4