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Should You Buy a Philips Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 04 March 2021
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should you buy a Philips Soundbar?

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

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 5,900 user and expert reviews and 220+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

The average price of a new Philips soundbar is $130.

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. 23 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 23rd best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,973 reviews
#2
South Korea
92%
92%
177 reviews
#3
Sonos
90%
90%
1,227 reviews
#4
87%
87%
398 reviews
#5
Bose
84%
84%
77 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
82%
82%
35 reviews
#7
Denon
78%
78%
184 reviews
#8
Klipsch
77%
77%
20 reviews
#9
Razer
75%
75%
313 reviews
#10
JBL
75%
75%
53 reviews
#11
Bluesound
75%
75%
61 reviews
#12
Canton
74%
74%
59 reviews
#13
Anker
74%
74%
7 reviews
#14
Harman Kardon
73%
73%
8 reviews
#15
Audioengine
72%
72%
10 reviews
#16
Trust
70%
70%
3 reviews
#17
VIZIO
United States
68%
68%
0 reviews
#18
Supersonic
United States
65%
65%
0 reviews
#19
Q Acoustics
65%
65%
32 reviews
#20
AVerMedia
65%
65%
14 reviews
#21
DELL
United States
64%
64%
2 reviews
#22
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Netherlands
63%
63%
43 reviews
#24
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
TCL
62%
62%
4 reviews
#26
Monitor Audio
61%
61%
2 reviews
#27
Logik
United Kingdom
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Lenovo
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Creative
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Naim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#32
Goodmans
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Creative Labs
52%
52%
0 reviews
#35
Bang & Olufsen
52%
52%
1 review

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 $130, Philips soundbars tend to be cheaper than most other soundbar brands. Philips also have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Philips soundbar being 60%.

There's a smaller selection of Philips soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 1 Philips soundbar currently on the market in the US. 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 $1,949
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$130
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,449
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
2
4 stars
20
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
2
3 stars
2
2 stars
4
1 star
0
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 45% of user reviews for Philips soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 88% 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 Razer Denon Bose Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
83%
8 reviews
76%
14 reviews
75%
6 reviews
50%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
10 reviews
75%
13 reviews
83%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
78%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
83%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
83%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
90%
2 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
84%
1 review
PC Mag logo
80%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
100%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
dday.it logo
84%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
78%
1 review
79%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
91 reviews
76%
24 reviews
60%
54 reviews
71%
18 reviews
55%
6 reviews
68%
8 reviews
Average
81%
139 reviews
77%
108 reviews
75%
62 reviews
75%
50 reviews
70%
27 reviews
73%
22 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 Razer Denon Bose Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
3
avforums.com logo
1
5
1
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
hardware.info logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
whatnext.pl logo
1
1
tugareviews.pt logo
1
Other Expert Sites
13
1
35
4
2
Total
33
21
43
13
3
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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