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Philips Fidelio DS8550 30-Pin iPod/iPhone/iPad Speaker Dock
|Price:||$399.99 + $17.00 shipping|
- 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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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.
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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5/28/15: I am revising this review. It seems that the reason the docking station didn't work was because the Bluetooth connection was competing with another Bluetooth device. Once the other device was removed the connection worked. So, now that this issue is resolved I can give a much more favorable rating to the docking station. However, there was no mention in the owner manual suggesting that you can't have another Bluetooth device on when you're connecting to Bluetooth. This should be spelled out in the manual. Also, this doesn't change my opinion of either the seller or the manufacturer who failed to provide help/direction. I gave this 3 stars because of the inadequate operating instructions, The sound of the speaker is excellent and I would give the speaker sound quality 5 stars.
Well, I am re-editing this review as I bought a second unit, which came in perfect status and I love it. 15x2 total watts and with a deep bass the new baby sounds great! 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. Hooray for Philips!
I'm changing the rate to 5 stars.
New addition to previous review, first I'm changing the rate to 3 stars only, why, because 4 months after purchase, the internal battery died, thus the speaker dock is not portable any longer, and that's the only reason I bough it, otherwise I would've bought a Sony not portable but with a lot more power for some bucks more. Bad purchase after all.
In general, a large part of the rating I give to a product is based on its value.
This speaker really comes across as a premium product. The build quality seems to be excellent, it looks very good and most importantly it sounds great! A very good range, I was surprised by the clarity and treble, it also goes fairly loud with some decent bass.
I already own the DS8000, but am amazed at how much more useful this is with (I think) slightly better sound, bluetooth and rechargeable battery - all for $90!
It also comes with a sleek remote control.
The only 2 caveats I would have are 1) It does not have a "Next" & "Previous" buttons, (though I think the remote more than compensates), or a built in mic to take calls. It is in my opinion a great compromise between portability and premium ($150+) sound, not a hands free alternative. 2) It is an older product (3-4 years on the market) so I don't know how that might affect the internals or customer service. For me, I just felt the price was too good to pass up.