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Philips Fidelio B5 soundbar wins EISA Award

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Hong Kong – The Philips Fidelio B5 wireless surround soundbar speaker has today been awarded ‘European Home Theatre Solution 2015-2016’ by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). Our smartest and most versatile soundbar ever, the Fidelio B5 offers the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic cinema experience at home. The sleek soundbar features a unique design that allows each end to detach, creating two additional independent wireless speakers for a full surround sound experience. 

Award citation from the EISA jury: “Philips’ Fidelio B5 wireless surround sound system is a nifty update of its HTL9100 predecessor, with detachable, selfpowered side speakers that can easily switch the sound experience from stereo to multichannel when desired. Now revamped to work as portable Bluetooth models for music streaming flexibility, each side speaker has an internal battery lasting up to 10 hours, charged when connected to the main unit. The Fidelio B5 performs admirably in all modes, with the driver array and wireless subwoofer adding depth and clarity to music, TV and movie mixes. And the curved, ‘airfoil’ design and wide range of connections make it easy to integrate Philips’ innovative speaker system into any living room setup.” 

From stereo to surround sound in seconds

Used in its standard configuration, the Fidelio B5 delivers great sound for TV shows and movies day-to-day. And when it comes to fully immersing yourself in the action, simply place the two wireless detachable speakers behind you for a real surround sound experience. Thanks to its advanced calibration algorithm, you don’t need to worry about the positioning of the detachable speakers. Once you’ve placed them where you want them, run the embedded calibration algorithm to ensure perfectly balanced surround sound, regardless of where the speakers are placed in the room.

Balanced, dynamic sound is delivered by the soundbar’s audiophile-grade three inch full-range drivers and premium soft dome tweeters, with an immersive surround experienced provided by Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II technology. Thanks to the inclusion of proprietary wireless audio technology, there isn’t any risk of network interference between the wireless detachable speakers, no matter where you place them in the room. As well as high-quality sound, the Fidelio B5 also has great design, with a minimalist approach that includes a premium aluminum finish. Even the cloth covering the speaker is advanced: it’s treated with a special coating that ensures resistance to dust and any accidental spills of liquid, but at the same time it’s breathable, letting sound waves pass through freely.

Speakers that move with you

Every part of the soundbar, including the main bar and the two detachable speakers, can be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. Versatile and powerful, place the detachable speakers anywhere in your home or garden: their battery can last up to 5 hours for music and even up to 10 hours in movie mode with just one full charge, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite music and movies. The main bar also includes Bluetooth aptX® and AAC for high-fidelity streaming, as well as NFC for easy and intuitive pairing.

The Philips Fidelio B5 wireless surround soundbar speaker is available in the UK for £599.99. 

About Gibson Innovations

We’re Gibson Innovations, and we love music. We combine innovation, great sound and sophisticated design to create music and entertainment products across a dynamic portfolio of brands: Philips, Philips Fidelio, Gibson, GoGear, Onkyo and Trainer. We’re part of Gibson Brands, Inc., one of the fastest-growing music lifestyle companies in the world, with a portfolio of brands that spans the full journey of music: creation, performance and experience. For our latest news go to