• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Philips Fidelio Sound Ring

    • Written by from North Vancouver

    Have had one for about a year now and would like to share the following:

    Good sound in mid and highs - could be a bit better in the bass;
    Nice look and feel;
    Good quality mechanical build.

    Would give it four out of five stars if not for the following:

    Complicated wireless setup and lousy connection stability in general, in particular does not work on my 802.11n router when in N-only mode;
    Confusing statements by Philips support about capabilities of the device in general and availability of firmware upgrades.

    Philips needs to deliver more considering the [$$$] price point.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    • Written by

    It has one really good feature. The sound is dispersed through the room evenly and fully. It really fills the room because of the multi-directional setup of the drivers.

    However, it took about 20 minutes to setup through my phone. It required me to turn off my 3G. It seemed very messy.

    For $299, I expected a decent bass response - there is literally nothing. The mids and highs are clear, but it has a very flat sound.

    For $300, pick yourself up a Big Jambox - you'll be much happier.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well with iPhones/iPads

    • Written by from Cupertino

    If you stick this really close to the wireless router, it works. Else it will drop constantly and not work for the most part. Needs a firmware update from Philips. I ended up using this with an AirPort Express.

    122 of 137 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay constantly disconnects

    • Written by from Roxton Pond

    The reviewer that says it constantly drops connections is correct. It is a beautiful speaker that sounds very good for the size BUT it drops the Airplay connection every time you put it on its base station or, even worse, every time you pause the music (which is infuriating). I would not be lazy, I would definitely return this product.

    51 of 58 people found this useful