Phillips Bluetooth Fidelio B5 Soundbar review: a near Perfect Bluetooth Surround Sound system

With the development of technology, we are tired of those complex and cumbersome wired system and try to get a tidy and simple wireless sound system.  And Bluetooth Soundbar is one such product. Which is Wireless, beautiful, easy to use, and can improve the sound quality of TV with its reasonable big size.

Even though Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar system is a bigger one compared with other similarities. It does not deliberately to be slim as a lot of competitors do. Because this Fidelio B5 intends to give a better performance. The most valuable part is the design is not bad.  Now, we take a look at its manifestations.

Phillips_Fidelio_B5_Soundbar_system Elegant design

Phillips Bluetooth Fidelio B5 Soundbar has a very low key design. Placed inside in the living room does not look overwhelming.  A pair of three-inch drivers which constitute two center channels, and two 1-inch tweeter responsible for the high-frequency details. A 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer can bring theater-like result.

Connecting Fidelio B5 is simple and practical.  apt-X codec is for Bluetooth music broadcasting.  Coaxial, optical, HDMI 1.4, and 3.5mm RCA input slots all locate on the back. An additional HDMI output is for easy connection of multiple devices.

The most valuable is Fidelio B5 has the ability to connect multiple speakers. You can use it as a traditional 2.1 wireless system or to separate the satellite speakers to form a 4.1 bluetooth surround music system. And each speaker can be used as a Bluetooth speaker independent, all of them have inherited a Bluetooth module, which is very interesting! Phillips_Fidelio_B5_Soundbar_system_audio_slots

When you disconnect the two small speakers it will automatically switch back into the traditional Bluetooth mode, All can be done with just a press the button, it is very simple. Fidelio B5 support apt-X Bluetooth technology, meaning it can transmit CD-quality wireless audio.

However, the sound of the speaker itself is not very surging. Each only 8W, require it to be so loud is unrealistic. Even so, their voices cannot say very little.


Fidelio B5 quality performance is impressive. 4.1 is not only the environment, even if the traditional 2.1 model as well. Whether it is action bombings, ramble or detail-rich HD theater music, Fidelio B5 could be able to handle them well. The sound will not paste into a ball. Phillips Fidelio B5 Soundbar make TV sound more structured and at the same time Philips’ Crystal Clear Sound processing technology can ensure you get the accurate details.

Simple Bluetooth Surround Sound

The reason we love it is because Soundbar simplicity, at this point Phillips bluetooth Fidelio B5 soundbar does really good.

To get into surround mode, you only need to disconnect the small speaker from the mothership, Soundbar will automatically recognize and switch into surround mode. You can gradually adjust the speaker position until get a satisfactory one. Objectively speaking Fidelio B5 surround mode is not amazing as Dolby Atmos, but it sounds okay, after all.

Of course, you can make holes in the walls and create a best viewing environment. But most of us just want to use the easiest way to get as close to the theater experience only, that Philips has done a terrific job.

If you want it more for music rather than the home movies, you can simply switch to music mode via remote control from the movie mode. So your room will be full of 2.1 ch music not surround channels.

And even more the remote control allows you to adjust the low and high frequencies.  It can also be useful when you encounter a the picture and sound synchronization issue. Phillips_Fidelio_B5_Bluetooth_surround_sound_system


Philips Fidelio B5 is an excellent Soundbar, even say almost perfect – of course, that is for the average user who wants a good quality sound not for audiophiles. Phillips Fidelio B5 Soundbar existence is to get quality and convenience combined, and Fidelio B5 in this regard achieve the ultimate level.

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1 Comment

  • Emily September 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I want to buy one but am concerned about the height obscuring the bottom of the TV as both will be placed on top of a table. TV probably will be an LG C8.

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