The Philips Fidelio FB1 is a high-end 7.1.2 channel wireless speaker that promises to deliver an exceptional audio experience. The new model from Philips has got a sleek design with powerful drivers and advanced audio technologies, making it an attractive choice for all audiophiles. In this review, we will explore the various features and capabilities of the latest Philips Fidelio FB1 speaker and evaluate its overall performance.
Design and Build Quality:
The Philips Fidelio FB1 comes with a premium build quality with a sleek, modern design that will blend well with any interior decor. The speaker has got a solid aluminum frame, which provides rigidity and durability while also giving it a premium look. Thanks to its dark grey color and fabric grille that adds to its elegance. This speaker is also compact in size, measuring only 32.6cm x 18.2cm x 13.2cm, gives a perfect decor under the TV.
The Philips Fidelio FB1 7.1.2-channel soundbar comes with 620 Watt max power (310 W RMS @ only 1% THD), which is quite impressive for a speaker of this size.
The Fidelio FB1’s audio performance is exceptional, with clear and detailed highs, mids and lows. The soundstage is wide and expansive. Also the speaker’s imaging is precise, giving you a sense of where each instrument is placed in the mix. The bass response is also quite impressive, with deep and punchy lows that will get your feet tapping.
The Philips Fidelio FB1 is a versatile soundbar that supports multiple connectivity options. With its inbuilt Wi-Fi technology, you can connect the Fidelio FB1 to Alexa or Google Assistant, and control the playback with just voice commands.
You can also use 3.5mm auxiliary cable or digital optical cable to connect the soundbar with your television. You will also get a USB port on this speaker that you can use to playback media files stored in thumb drives, also charge your phone or other devices.
Ease of Use:
The Philips Fidelio FB1 is incredibly easy to set up and use. You can connect to this wireless soundbar using Bluetooth, Apple Airplay or Chromecast. One of the very useful feature we liked is its intuitive touch interface on the top of the soundbar, which will allow you to control volume, skip tracks and play / pause music.
You will also get a remote control with the soundbar, nothing much to say about that. You can also turn your smartphone as remote by downloading the Philips Sound app from GooglePlay or AppStore. The app allows you to customize the speaker’s sound and access various features such as internet radio and Spotify Connect.
The Philips Fidelio FB1 is a high-end 7.1.2-Channel Surround Sound Soundbar that delivers exceptional audio performance and comes with a sleek, modern looking design. It is versatile in terms of connectivity options it offers and its incredibly easy to set up features. If this model fits in your budget, there should be no second thought.