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Should You Buy a Philips Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 12 January 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 5,800 user and expert reviews and 270+ 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 $134 for the HTL which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $194 for the HTL3310 which is a 2.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Philips soundbar is $164.

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. 17 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 17th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
974 reviews
#2
South Korea
92%
92%
438 reviews
#3
Sonos
90%
90%
1,227 reviews
#4
Bose
86%
86%
77 reviews
#5
85%
85%
393 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
83%
83%
35 reviews
#7
JBL
81%
81%
53 reviews
#8
Denon
80%
80%
184 reviews
#9
Bluesound
76%
76%
59 reviews
#10
Razer
76%
76%
313 reviews
#11
Anker
75%
75%
7 reviews
#12
Klipsch
74%
74%
20 reviews
#13
Harman Kardon
74%
74%
8 reviews
#14
Audioengine
72%
72%
10 reviews
#15
Canton
72%
72%
59 reviews
#16
Trust
71%
71%
3 reviews
#17
Netherlands
70%
70%
39 reviews
#18
VIZIO
United States
69%
69%
0 reviews
#19
Monitor Audio
69%
69%
2 reviews
#20
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#21
Q Acoustics
67%
67%
32 reviews
#22
AVerMedia
66%
66%
14 reviews
#23
Supersonic
United States
65%
65%
0 reviews
#24
QFX
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
DELL
United States
62%
62%
2 reviews
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Lenovo
China
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
Creative
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Naim
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Creative Labs
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Dali
54%
54%
1 review
#32
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
TCL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Bang & Olufsen
53%
53%
1 review
#35
Hama
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 $164, 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 63%.

There's a smaller selection of Philips soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 2 Philips soundbars 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 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$164
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,399
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
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
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 67% of user reviews for Philips soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 87% 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 Yamaha Denon Philips
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
76%
14 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
4 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
65%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
70%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
84%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
40%
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
Other Expert Sites
79%
143 reviews
77%
25 reviews
60%
54 reviews
77%
19 reviews
70%
17 reviews
68%
8 reviews
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
110 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
51 reviews
73%
39 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 Yamaha Denon Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
3
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
CNET.com logo
3
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
lite-magazin.de logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
16
4
37
3
3
3
Total
49
22
43
19
13
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 ($194).

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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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