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.
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.
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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
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $151
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 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.
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.