Philips B5/37 Fidelio Soundbar Speaker Review

The Philips B5/37 Fidelio Soundbar Speaker can be a great addition to your home entertainment system since it incorporates an innovative, multi-solution system that can transform from stereo to surround on demand. The Philips B5/37 Fidelio comes with wireless detachable speakers and subwoofer that allow surround sound.

This soundbar offers a Philips proprietary ‘airfoil design’ that looks like a teardrop when you see it from the side. Except for the middle, which has a curved chrome panel, the soundbar is covered in high quality black mesh cloth. It delivers crystal clear, dynamic and balanced sound.

Key features of the Philips B5/37 Fidelio

  • Rear detachable and fully independent speakers
  • Excellent surround sound quality (Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II surround sound)
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) technology
  • Speakers with long battery life
  • Excellent 3D playback

Two Detachable Speakers

The unit comes with 2 detachable rear speakers and they have Bluetooth module to make each of them independent. You can place the speaker anywhere far from the soundbar and still function. The soundbar has a range of in built sound settings for any situation. For instance, it has ‘Voice mode’ which helps in emphasizing of dialogue while watching movies or shows. The ‘Movie mode’ allows you to experience classic surround.

Surround on Demand

All you have to do is just detach the 2 portable speakers from the left and right of the main unit and put them in the rear of the room to gain multi-channel surround sound. It’s a great experience for those who want to enjoy their favorite movies and games. If you want to listen to your favorite music, then simply reattach the speakers.  Philips utilizes its own propriety wireless audio technology to ensure there will be no network interference.

Spatial Calibration

An advanced spatial calibration has been developed by Philips’ innovation lab that will function to achieve the highest quality sound balance. In this case this technology makes use of a specially designed tonal signal to locate each of the standalone portable speakers’ distance from the main speaker unit. This information is then utilized to get the best sound-balance wherever the standalone portable speakers are placed.

The Bottom Line

Tthe Philips B5/37 Fidelio Soundbar is sure to appeal to modern home owners since space becoming a constraint in today’s homes. Comes in elegant, low profile and modern design, the sound bar will suit any décor. The unit also comes with exceptional connection options such as Bluetooth, HDMI, stereo and Toslink digital. The wireless subwoofer that comes with the soundbar is perfect for clutter free placement.