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Should You Buy a Philips Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 07 September 2021
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should you buy a Philips Soundbar?

Philips is well known for its TVs, irons, PC monitors and blenders.

If you are thinking about buying a Philips soundbar then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of soundbar brands is compiled by analysing over 10,000 user and expert reviews and 390+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular soundbars and start at $55 for the HTL1508 which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to $312 for the TAB5305 which is a 2.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Philips soundbar is $151.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular soundbars.

Is Philips the Best Soundbar Brand?

So are Philips soundbars any good? We give every soundbar a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all soundbars we are able to impartially rank all the soundbar brands.

Philips is ranked the No. 9 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 9th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
2,279 reviews
#2
Sonos
89%
89%
1,319 reviews
#3
89%
89%
435 reviews
#4
South Korea
88%
88%
348 reviews
#5
Bose
86%
86%
1,117 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
84%
84%
979 reviews
#7
Japan
83%
83%
594 reviews
#8
JBL
79%
79%
61 reviews
#9
Netherlands
78%
78%
80 reviews
#10
Klipsch
78%
78%
9 reviews
#11
TCL
76%
76%
6 reviews
#12
Razer
76%
76%
316 reviews
#13
Denon
75%
75%
131 reviews
#14
DELL
United States
75%
75%
101 reviews
#15
Anker
74%
74%
19 reviews
#16
Bluesound
73%
73%
68 reviews
#17
Audioengine
70%
70%
11 reviews
#18
Trust
70%
70%
4 reviews
#19
Dali
68%
68%
21 reviews
#20
VIZIO
United States
67%
67%
0 reviews
#21
Bang & Olufsen
66%
66%
25 reviews
#22
Q Acoustics
66%
66%
33 reviews
#23
Supersonic
United States
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
Harman Kardon
63%
63%
50 reviews
#25
Monitor Audio
62%
62%
2 reviews
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
QFX
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Lenovo
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#29
Naim
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Majority
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Toshiba
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Thomson
France
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Trevi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Hisense
China
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Creative
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Philips soundbars compare to the other soundbar brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All soundbar Brands
Philips Soundbars

At an average purchase price of $151, Philips soundbars tend to be cheaper than most other soundbar brands.

There's a smaller selection of Philips soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 5 Philips soundbars currently on the market in the US. Philips also have worse reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Philips soundbar being 63%.

Whilst Philips have a number of interesting features including Multiroom, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$336
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$151
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of Philips Soundbars

What Do the Philips Soundbar Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Philips soundbar to work out the average distribution of reviews for Philips and then compared this to the other soundbar brands.

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
19
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
18
4 stars
15
3 stars
6
2 stars
3
1 star
8
Philips has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its soundbars than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 96% of expert reviews and 66% of user reviews for Philips soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Soundbar brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips soundbars by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other soundbar brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
72%
17 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
74%
11 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
79%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
88%
4 reviews
81%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
85%
4 reviews
73%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
60%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
85%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
95%
2 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
84%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
91%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
01net.com logo
83%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
80%
148 reviews
76%
45 reviews
78%
27 reviews
61%
56 reviews
73%
21 reviews
69%
8 reviews
Average
83%
217 reviews
77%
149 reviews
79%
69 reviews
72%
62 reviews
75%
59 reviews
72%
20 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Philips soundbars. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 4 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Philips
avforums.com logo
1
7
3
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
3
3
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
1
1
areadvd.de logo
2
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
lite-magazin.de logo
2
1
in.pcmag.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
01net.com logo
1
1
1
whathifi.com logo
2
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
3
datormagazin.se logo
2
Other Expert Sites
16
9
5
37
4
3
Total
53
34
23
42
16
4

Features to Look Out For On Philips Soundbars

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Philips soundbars that set them apart from the competition. These include Multiroom.

Philips Multiroom

Philips soundbars that support Multiroom include the Philips 3000 series HTL331037 ($120).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Philips Soundbar?
Is Philips the Best Soundbar Brand?
What Do the Philips Soundbar Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Soundbars Received?
Features to Look Out For On Philips Soundbars
Philips Multiroom

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