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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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|Sold By||jonmusic||Triplenet Pricing||Daily Household Enterprises||Shekinah Stuff|
|Color||silver/black||Black||Black||Information not provided|
|Connectivity Technology||bluetooth||bluetooth||Wired & Wireless||bluetooth|
|Dimensions||8.7 inches x 19.1 inches x 6.2 inches||9.3 inches x 18.7 inches x 6.6 inches||9 inches x 3.9 inches x 12.8 inches||18.3 inches x 8.5 inches x 7.4 inches|
|Item Package Weight||9.1 pounds||7.35 pounds||4.25 pounds||7.55 pounds|
|Power Source||Battery||Input Voltage: DC Out 5 V, Max 1 A||Battery||AC|
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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
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.
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.
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sound system wise, this is a great speaker. However within just a few months of purchasing, it started to malfunction - it turns itself off within about 2-5 minutes of turning it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jelliss
Worked for 4 months, now it shuts off after about 5 minutes.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great item. Great price. Great sound. Just all around greatPublished 7 months ago by brunilda andino
Bought this for an old iPod touch that couldn't hold a charge anymore. Love it! Great sound!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Owned one before, my son kept borrowing it so I gave it to him. Got this fabulous new one for me, it's sturdy metal casing I take it camping and it really takes a lot of abuse. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barbara Maulding
Looks great, Sounds great, but….Poor Bluetooth connectivity (computer right next to unit) , very choppy. Audio in/out seems to also not working. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jason Larsen
Have had it for about 5 months now and it is still working great. The range for the remote sucks, as mentioned in previous reviews, but the bluetooth range is amazing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynn
No way to adjust the bass...too strong when volume is a bit elevated. Sound Must be kept so soft that it can only be heard in my den. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dorothy Woessner