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Philips Fidelio DS8550 30-Pin iPod/iPhone/iPad Speaker Dock

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  • Compatible with all iPod products with a 30-pin connector (except iPod shuffle)
  • Superb gaming sound effects via Bluetooth; PureDigital for unsurpassed sound clarity;
  • Precisely tuned bass pipes for deep, tight bass reproduction; SoundCurve for superb crystal-clear sound
  • Great look with or without iPhone/iPod/iPad docked; dock any iPhone/iPod, even in its case
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for even better portability; comfortable hand grip for easy relocation
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight6.5 pounds
Product Dimensions19.1 x 6.2 x 8.7 inches
Item model numberDS8550/37
Number of Items1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #71,734 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 8, 2010

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Philips
  • Model: DS8550/37
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Tuner Technology: N
  • Color Name: silver/black

Product Description


Delivering exceptional sound performance in a compact package, the Philips Fidelio DS8550 Docking Speaker plays music from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad in stunning detail and enables wireless Bluetooth streaming for undocked music playback. Designed for audiophiles, this speaker is engineered with PureDigital technology and a curved profile to provide tight, precise sound, and its built-in rechargeable battery provides up to eight hours of playback on a single charge. Unlock additional features using the complementary Fidelio app, which gives you access to custom alarms, equalizer settings, and more.

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Fidelio DS8550 Docking Speaker:
Obsessed with Sound

  • PureDigital sound processing technology offers audio clarity and balance
  • Precisely tuned bass pipes provide deep, tight bass reproduction
  • Midrange driver volume matches acoustic requirements for strong, rich bass
  • Curved back reduces internal resonance for precise, natural audio reproduction

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Get more out of your music, games, and video from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. View larger.
Bluetooth Streaming for Undocked Playback

The DS8550 supports stereo Bluetooth, which means you'll be able to stream your music remotely--even when your device isn't docked to the speaker. Simply establish a Bluetooth connection with your iPad or iPhone and enjoy your music, videos, and games without the inconvenience of docking. You'll be able to operate your device while simultaneously enjoying crisp speaker playback.

PureDigital Processing for Unsurpassed Fidelity

Unlike traditional iPod docks, the DS8550 processes sound digitally. The result is far clearer audio performance. Using PureDigital, the DS8550 collects the digital output of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad and processes it at each stage of the circuit, resulting in a much higher signal-to-noise ratio. This allows the speaker to reproduce the audio files on your mobile device with greater clarity and fidelity.

Optimized Drivers Add Precision

If a speaker's drivers aren't optimized to match its acoustic requirements, it will produce distorted sound. Fortunately, the DS8550's drivers have been fine-tuned to provide clear performance at all frequencies. High tones are precise and distinct, while low tones come out deep and tight. Bass reproduction is particularly rich: the mid- and low-range drivers have been specially engineered to create crisp, penetrating audio reproduction.

Curved Design Creates an Ideal Acoustic Environment

Chic and elegant, the DS8550's curved design is not only an eye catcher--it's also an effective structure for acoustics. The concave architecture of the speaker creates an ideal acoustic environment for your music: it dramatically reduces distortion and resonance, resulting in more precise and natural sound.

Inluces a Bonus iPad Stand
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Free Fidelio App Unlocks Additional Features

If you own an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, you can unlock even more features for your docking speaker using the complementary Fidelio app. The Philips Fidelio app lets you control your speaker dock's acoustic properties, access 7000+ free internet radio stations, share music you are listening to with friends via facebook and twitter, set alarms to wake to your favorite music, photo or weather conditions and much more using your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Dock Any iPhone or iPod, Even in Its Case

The speaker's spring-loaded docking port accommodates any iPhone or iPod, without special adaptors. What's more, it works even when most protective cases are on--just dock your iPhone or iPod as is for fuss-free enjoyment of your music.

Made for iPhone iPod iPad
Compatible with iPad, iPods, and iPhones

The DS8550 is compatible with iPad and iPad 2 and includes an iPad stand. It is also compatible with most iPod and iPhone models, including: iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod (5th Generation), iPod Classic, iPod mini, iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generations), iPod Shuffle, and iPod Touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generations).

What's in the Box

DS8550 Docking Speaker, iPad stand, AC power supply, remote control, 3.5-millimeter auxiliary cable, and user manual.

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Customer Reviews

This one was for my parents for Christmas 2013. The sound is absolutely amazing and its very easy to sync with device. I highly recommend it. Read more ›
I also love how I can stream my Pandora from 3 rooms over. The sound quality is superb! I've used it for several events as well as personal use. Read more ›
Sound is great,but this one came with defecting battery,called Philips for exchange but they said they didn't have In stock!!,took me like 6 week to get my refund from… Read more ›
You can feel its quality. The sound is excellent. The compatibility with iPhone iPad is good enough. Read more ›
I am thoroughly impressed and satisfied with this system. The sound quality is great. Bluetooth pairing with the iPad is flawless. Read more ›
Setup…Sound fills my room beautifully, and I could take BT device anywhere in my 3 level home without interruption. iPod, Pandora, even movie sound was fantastic. In… Read more ›
Bluetooth connects fast and delivers clear, precise sound. Bass is strong but does not overpower high and mid ranges. Overall I am very pleased... Philips has a product… Read more ›
I downloaded the app on the spot, placed the iPad into the docking station and away it went. The bass was deep and the high tones were crystal clear. The app comes with a… Read more ›
Awesome sound, Great Bass and battery life! Read more ›
Am very surprised how good the speakers are. Great bass. Would recommend this highly. Read more ›
This unit works great with the iPad2 allowing it to charge while being used. Sound is very good with dynamic range and satisfying bass for a small unit. Have not used the… Read more ›
Whether the speakers are plugged in or running on battery, the sound is the same. It sounds crisp and has great bass. The Bluetooth audio connectivity is great so I can be… Read more ›
This was a FANTASTIC purchase! Quality sound at a great price, and I'm very happy that it has Bluetooth capability as well. The transaction was easy and it arrived in 2… Read more ›
Mine is arriving soon, so will update review once I get it. I am paying $145, which is quite a good price. Read more ›
I've had a few different models of iPod docks over the years but this ds8550 seems to be THE one…The sound is awesome and the price I got it for is 1/3 the price of a Bose. Read more ›
I received the product 10 days late, I was really upset because of this,…It has excelent audio quality, excelent volume, and excelent price (I bought a refurbished one). Read more ›
Another…I got this dock for a really incredible price of one hundred bucks but I would have certainly considered the asking price even though it is a bit on the high side. Read more ›
This speaker system is one of the best accessories I've…If you are in the market for something that sounds good, is reasonably priced and is super easy ... this is it! Read more ›
Good sound. Good volume. Easy to carry from here to their. Read more ›
I received the product 10 days late, I was really upset because of this,…It has excelent audio quality, excelent volume, and excelent price (I bought a refurbished one). Read more ›
This one,…What's even more infuriating, and what ended up being my reason for its return, is that it would come on by itself in the middle of the night at full volume. I… Read more ›
The…I didn't really care about the remote but the combination of short battery life and coming on by itself at full volume really made me decide to just return it. I've… Read more ›
Now, there is room for improvement. When the volume is turned up (I like it loud at bath time), the sound is muffled. The base and the hi's are only fairly acceptable. Read more ›
- bluetooth connection Once setup, bluetooth is well integrated on the iPad. On the other hand, as soon as the connection is severed (power off, or docking the iPad), we… Read more ›
It sounds great, the bluetooth streaming is easy to set up and use (and sounds great), and - what I didn't realize until I got it - it has an internal rechargeable battery… Read more ›
As a battery-powered bluetooth speaker, this thing is excellent. BT pairing with my ipad was painless and easy to set up. While the sound isn't world-class spectacular or… Read more ›
Right out of the box, this speaker is so easy to set up- just plug it in and start. You can either dock your iPod/iPhone/iPad to the speaker, or you can use bluetooth to… Read more ›
And it features portability and blue tooth connectivity, which makes it a multiuse speaker. It is great looking and with a perfect size. Very recommended product. Read more ›
I got this as a present for my wife and we were initially quite impressed with the unit. The sound is great, and the size and weight make it easily portable. Read more ›
I was able to purchase a floor model at 50% when retail was still $300 so…Battery is amazing, Size is great, portabiity top notch, Just wish the bluetooth was stronger. Read more ›
3/. The control application is a good idea, but works more like a prototype. It is never going to compete with other music players. Read more ›
While the sound isn't…The treble and midrange presentation were remarkably good, with some of that audio sparkle that's painfully missing from most cheaper components. T… Read more ›
I purchased the black speaker which is pretty and shiney. It has a fun-filled space ship-like design. Two other features incouraged me to keep this speaker: 1) there is a… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By T Rose on November 23, 2010
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I have the older model (DS8500) and I was absolutely thrilled with it until I got this model. The sound on this model is just as amazing as the old one and this one has features that blows the older model away.

Here are the reasons I feel the DS8550 is worth the higher price:
+ Bluetooth capability: I can keep my phone right next to me while using the docking station so I get the best sound possible but I still have the ability to keep my phone close (texting, calendar, etc.) The sound will be interrupted for calls and such but I won't have to get up to look at the docking station to see who is calling or texting or to use any other function of my phone).
+ Portability: The docking station can be charged and taken anywhere. I can easily bring it into another room/outside without having to unplug it and find another outlet. The carrying cutout on the back makes it easy to move around too.
+ The older version had a mesh type fabric over the speakers which wasn't sturdy. I was always afraid something would bump into it and rip it. This model has a metal frame which I find much more attractive and durable.
+ Controls: The controls on the station are sturdier than the older model. The older model had a thin strip of metal that ran across the bottom of the station. Over time it bent a little bit. Not a huge issue at all, just something that now seems 'cheap' in comparison to the new model.

This model is ipad compatible and comes with a separate stand if you want to use the bluetooth capability. I keep the stand next to the docking station and use it to hold the remote.

The Fidelio ap works OK but I don't see the need for it.

Overall the sound is AMAZING and the new features make this docking station by far the best I have ever used.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Juniorverse1 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 12, 2010
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I am really becoming a fan of Phillips because of products like this. The sound is fantastic, even better than many computer speakers. Whether the speakers are plugged in or running on battery, the sound is the same. It sounds crisp and has great bass. The Bluetooth audio connectivity is great so I can be across the room and change songs from any of my devices. In addition to my iPad, I am also able to stream music from my computer and my Droid via Bluetooth.

The build quality is excellent, and seems quite tough (although I am very careful with my electronics so I won't put this product through any torture tests). The hidden handle in the rear makes it easy to pick up and move to another location. It is almost surreal when you unplug the speakers and they keep playing with the same quality without a hiccup.

The only thing I really dislike is that these speakers automatically power off and cannot be turned back on without the remote. I wish there was some sort of standby option so as soon as it detects audio again that they power back up.

If you are picky about your speakers and how they sound, I highly recommend these... especially if you are looking for a set with Bluetooth connectivity.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Michael Smith VINE VOICE on December 14, 2010
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There are some great things (device durability, rechargeable battery) and some mediocre things (bluetooth, remote, price) about this device. At the MSRP, I suggest looking elsewhere.

You've got a multitude of connection options -- Apple dock connector, 3.5mm audio jack, and bluetooth (though more on that later.) The rechargeable battery is probably the most redeeming feature of this device -- giving you a truly cord free speaker option. The speaker system is hefty -- I think about 6lbs/3kg -- reasonable for portability, but not that lightweight either.

The sound quality is good -- it is well balanced and the same whether plugged in or not. However, with my unit, I'm getting the occasional sound crackle -- and it doesn't matter what connection method I use. You need a discerning ear to tell, but nonetheless, in quiet songs, it can be annoying. Powering up and using the device is also straightforward. I did not install any Fidelio app on any of my iDevices, not sure why I would need another useless app...

I had difficulties with the bluetooth -- I cannot get my iPhone or iPad to sync with it or even see it. I have not performed extensive troubleshooting, and in the interest of saving battery life and better sound quality, plugging devices is the better option and not much trouble. You can dock the iPad right on the device (as well as a smaller device like the iPhone) -- a nice touch. For what it's worth, my MacBook Pro synced right away and sounded good. However, every subsequent try provides terrible, skipping audio -- like a scratched record even when the device is right next to the source. In my opinion, bluetooth audio is overhyped -- especially when you're talking short cable runs anyways.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By mel on September 15, 2011
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Let me just address the iPad 2 charging question here. I did an extensive research prior to my purchase, and I can assure you that the newer models do charge iPad 2. I spoke with Philips' customer service twice. One of them told me that installing the Fidelio app would solve this problem, which I didn't quite believe her since I got the feeling that she didn't really know what she was talking about. The other one told me with confidence that the units that are manufactured after March 28, 2011 would not have problems charging iPad 2, she took a long time finding me this very specific answer, so I believed her much more. Though I couldn't get a manufactured date from Amazon's customer service prior to my purchase, I ordered this directly from Amazon in early September anyway... figured I can return it if the charging doesn't work with my iPad 2. Now that I got it, I can assure you that my unit charges iPad 2 without the Fidelio app installed. So if you have an iPad 2 and want to get this unit, definitely make sure the seller got his/her inventory at a recent date, Hope this info help the iPad 2 owners out there!
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