- Brand Name: Philips
- Model Number: DS9800W/37
- Item Display Weight: 35.00 pounds
- Remote Control Description: remote_control
- Color: Black
Philips DS9800W/37 Fidelio SoundSphere Docking Speaker with AirPlay (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Compatible with: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
- Fullsound to bring your CD listening experience to life
- Real hand-crafted wood speaker enclosure for fidelity sound
- Stream music with AirPlay wireless technology
- Remote control complements speaker design and finishing
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Enjoy rich, full sound with the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers. These elegant speakers let you wirelessly stream music from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad via AirPlay. Offering 100 watts RMS total output power, the speakers also let you stream audio from your Wi-Fi-enabled PC or Mac installed with iTunes 10 and play audio from other devices via the aux-in jack. You can also charge your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad via the included standalone docking charger. This system features real, handcrafted wood speaker enclosures that deliver incredibly lifelike, natural sound, and the curved design is precisely engineered for crystal-clear audio free of distortion or vibrations. The speakers come with a remote control and work with the free Fidelio app that gives you access to a range of music and other features.
Stream Music with AirPlay Wireless Technology
AirPlay technology lets you stream your entire iTunes music collection from the iTunes program on your computer, or your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers using your existing Wi-Fi connection. AirPlay also lets you enjoy enhanced sound from games, music-making apps, YouTube videos, Internet TV, and iTunes movies.
Whether you're hosting a party or simply want to enjoy a full-on sound experience, this technology will play sound simultaneously on every AirPlay-enabled speaker in every room so rich, full sound can fill your home.
SoundSphere Technology for Lifelike Audio
Equipped with SoundSphere technology, these speakers let you experience music in its clearest, most lifelike form. A free-floating tweeter design creates a wider sound stage and much more natural audio experience than traditional speakers. By centering the tweeter directly above the woofer, a single sound path is created, delivering more detailed and authentic audio.
Stylish Wood Construction Enhances Acoustics
Wood has natural acoustic properties that make it the material of choice for the best instruments and sound equipment. The Fidelio SoundSphere's enclosure is handcrafted in wood for lifelike audio.
FullSound and SoundCurve for Distortion-Free Sound
For additional sound enhancement, these speakers utilize Philips's FullSound technology, which restores sonic details to compressed music, dramatically enriching and enhancing sound quality while reducing distortion. FullSound combines Philips's knowledge of music reproduction with the power of the latest generation digital signal processor (DSP). The result is fuller bass with more depth and impact, voice and instrument clarity, and rich detail.
The clean curve design of the speakers dramatically reduces internal resonance and eliminates vibrations and distortion for sharp, detailed sound quality.
Easy Operation with Remote Control
For straightforward operation, the speakers come with a remote control that complements their design and an aux-in jack for fast and easy connection to virtually any electronic device, including MP3 players and stereo components.
The speakers are handcrafted from 70 separate pieces of real wood, precisely shaped to maximize the acoustic properties of the cabinets and provide a natural experience so authentic, it's like the artist is in the room with you. They have a sleek, modern design with a polished black lacquer finish.
Free Fidelio App for Music, Alarm, and Other Fun Features
If you own an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, you can unlock even more features for this wireless speaker using the complementary Fidelio app. The Philips Fidelio app gives you access to over 7,000 free Internet radio stations. It also lets you share your favorite music with friends via Facebook and Twitter, set customized alarms to wake up to your favorite music, and enjoy detailed weather reports.
The speaker set is compatible with iPod touch; iPod touch 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation; iPhone; iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4; iPad, and iPad 2nd generation. The Fidelio app requires a Fidelio speaker and iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad iOS 4.3 or later. It also works with a Wi-Fi-enabled PC or Mac installed with iTunes 10.
Dimensions and Warranty
Each speaker measures 10.3 inches in diameter by 16.1 inches high. The SoundSphere is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Two Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers DS9800W/37, speaker connection cable, remote control with batteries, AC power cord, 3.5-millimeter aux-in cable, docking charger, AC power adapter, user manual, and quick start guide.
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Top Customer Reviews
"Dear Mr/Ms. Kaya
We have received the proof of purchase for your DS9800W/37. However, it does not meet the required criteria and is considered invalid. Our policy for this seller is to return back to the point of purchase for any warranty exchange.
If you have any questions please contact our customer service center at 1-888-744-5477 with the following reference number: INC1113518. Thank you for choosing Philips.
Have a great day!
Philips Entitlement Department
This was a product Sold by: Dave Parkers.
When I was checking for the serial number of the product I noticed that the actual model number on the product is different than the one advertised here. The advertised model number is DS9800W/37 but the one on product is DS9800W/10!
If I realized this sooner I would have never accepted the product at all because this is a typical bait and switch case. The Philips representative told me on the phone that DS9800W/10 is not sold and supported in US!
I will never buy any product from Dave Parkers in the future. Obviously I should also be more careful about bait & switch methods used by such sellers. I don't know what else would be considered an act of fraud. I feel like I'm being penalized for shopping at Amazon.com and victimized by a seller who is practicing bait and switch in their sales.
The seller of the product is still an active vendor at Amazon. Shouldn't Amazon stand with their customers and obtain a reasonable settlement for them. In this case this would be either a full refund for the payment or an exchange of the faulty product with a brand new one of the exact model I've paid for, not the inferior model I was tricked to buy.
Do not buy this product ever if you value your time and your sanity. $700 down the drain. Now they go for 300 here. I just spent 2 hours on the phone with Philips pleading my case because I owned two pairs and they will not replace them because I am few months out of warranty. Now they are just trash. A gorgeous high end speaker... just done.
First - iHome's WL1 - I liked the mobility and battery life but HORRIBLE sound quality, sounds like a pillow was on it, it tries to over emphasize the bass to the point where it flopped the speakers at 1/2 volume.. went back in 2 days. (also went back because if iPhone 4S issues of dropout which later was identified as an Apple defect that's still not fixed, so note that the 4S is not compatible with ANY, AirPlay devices at all... not until they release iOS 5.1 some time in Feb 2012 or beyond)
Second - Bose - OK sound but weak and not real AirPlay (didn't realize when I purchased) - went strait back
Third - Philips sound ring - far better sounding then the iHome, but battery life was short 1-2 hours depending on volume, much less then iHome, and the bass was awkward...
Fourth - Philips 8800 sound curve - I gave up on battery power and decided that I needed a plugin and focus more on sound quality. I was extremely happy with this unit, it had great sound, look, and fit in all the places I wanted to put it... I planned on keeping this unit and most people may want to stop here... it's a fantastic speaker.
Fifth - However, Amazon had a huge 30% discount on this 9800 & 6800 units, so I couldn't resist and ordered both...Read more ›
It's a good looking with nice sound, but the quality does not match the look and price tag.
Sent the speakers to Philips authorized repair center, and the center could not repair it, and suggested to sent back to Manufacturer for warranty repair.
So I called the Philips Service Hotline for the shipping address, and they just told me they could not repair the speakers because the speakers had been repaired by their authorized repair center, also they don't have repairing facility for this type of repair service. So my $699 speakers just become a junk.
It's a very bad service and product from a well know brand company! Never buy anything from this company again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horrible sound quality. Great look and interesting idea, but doesn't play half the time (over a hardwired AUX cable), and airplay never worked. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased my speakers at BIC Camera in Tokyo (and I live in Tokyo), a large electronics shop. If I could do a negative rating for this product, I would. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard Strinchcombe
This is a faulty product by design. When it fails it costs you £128 to fix it.
The date it fails is not sure so it might well be one year and 2 days but this is happening all... Read more
Gorgeous looking and awesome sounding speakers which will last you anywhere between 6-12 months, at which point they stop working altogether. No Airplay, no input. just DEAD. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eduardo I Marquez
The speaker part is beautifully made, solid feeling aluminum tweeter arm and beautiful black lacquered book enclosure. Read morePublished on June 1, 2014 by Marshall D.
These are beautifully crafted and stylish speakers. I have owned for just over 2 years and admired the sound and have put up with annoying dropout of the sound which we have... Read morePublished on May 17, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Sounds great!!! But,it doesn't work by airplay occasionally. I play it by cable now. I'm really worried it will break down in the months follow.Published on December 29, 2013 by Chen Jun
Only barely used about 10 months and then it got broken! Suddenly Stopped to work!
Don't ignore the customer reviews as I did!
Do Not Buy This Product!
I've searched all over for Airplay speakers to match my remodel. Tried the Bowers and Wilkens Zepplin and A7, Poineer (A series), Klipsch G-17, and even McIntosh McAire. Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Schoolbus