Home Surround Systems and Soundbars have come a long way, now with advance features for that perfect audio for your precious home. Promising a big sound stage and detailed clarity for music, movies, television, gaming and even home karaoke, WOOX Innovations introduced their latest new home surround system Philips Fidelio E5 speakers and subwoofer as well as their Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar.
|WOOX Innovations Launch Philips Fidelio E5 Home Surround System & B5 Soundbar|
I had the opportunity to attend their small demo and showcase the other night along with fellow bloggers and media, where we were introduced to their latest series, the Philips Fidelio E5 Home Surround System & B5 Soundbar.
|Introducing the Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar|
What's the concept behind this top range sound system? We were informed by the good folks from Philips that there's a growing need for compact but powerful home theatre systems as there's a growing demand from home owners who dreams of theatre quality sound but it just cannot fit into the cramped living rooms. WOOX Innovation introduced the HTL9100 Soundbar in 2013 to overcome this problem, and it was a success. This is the upgraded more awesome version.
|We were given plenty of heart thumping music and video demos that evening to showcase the Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar|
|Ms Ginger Lee, Trade Shopper Manager of WOOX Innovations giving the opening speech|
Now, WOOX has upped the ante with advanced technology, sophisticated design and innovation through a slew of features for true 5.1 surround on demand sound with the introduction of the new home surround system Philips Fidelio E5 speakers and subwoofer as well as Philips Fidelio B5 soundbar.
|Play your favourite movies and listen to the awesomeness|
The latest additions to the Philips Fidelio premium range feature Philips' Crystal Clear sound, premium soft dome tweeters, that reproduce the sound source with utmost precision. This means you can discern and appreciate every sound detail without distortions. This feature preserves the purity of the sound, the way it was meant to be heard.
|The Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Soundbar|
The Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Soundbar
We were given a demo of the Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Soundbar first, and it is indeed a stylish piece of art. A major new innovation in the Philips Fidelio range, the soundbar and its two wireless detachable speakers can also be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. The Fidelio B5 delivers a crystal clear sound performance for TV, movies and music.
|Check out the detachable wireless speakers of the Fidelio B5|
|You can use it as independent bluetooth speakers as well|
Used in its standard configuration, the Fidelio B5 delivers very good sound for TV shows and movies day-to-day. When you need to fully immerse yourself in the action, simply detach the two wireless detachable speakers and place them behind you for a real surround sound experience. Thanks to its advanced calibration algorithm, we do not need to worry about the positioning of the detachable speakers as once we've placed them where we want them, just run the embedded calibration algorithm and enjoy the perfectly balanced surround sound.
|Place it anywhere behind you|
|It even works on sofas and couch|
Balanced, dynamic sound is delivered by the soundbar's audiophile grade 3 inch full range drivers and premium soft dome tweeters, with an immersive surround experience provided by Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II technology. I must say all this is good, but what's great is the minimalist design that includes a premium aluminium finish. Even the cloth covering the speaker is rather advanced: treated with a special coating that ensures resistance to dust and any accidental spills of liquid, but at the same time breathable, allowing sound waves to pass through freely.
|The subwoofer that comes together with the Philips Fidelio B5 Soundbar|
Every part of the soundbar, including the main bar and the two detachable speakers can be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. Versatile and powerful, the battery can last up to 5 hours for music and even up to 10 hours in movie mode with just one full charge. The main bar also includes Bluetooth aptX and AAC for high fidelity streaming, as well as NFC for easy and intuitive pairing.
|Moving on to the Philips Fidelio E5 Home Surround System|
The Philips Fidelio E5 Home Surround System with Subwoofer
Moving on to the next room, we were then given a demo of the other latest product, the Philips Fidelio E5 Home Surround System with Subwoofer. The Philips Fidelio E5 is a powerful system that can transform from a 2.1 stereo system into a full 5.1 surround system easily without a separate amplifier or cables. An ideal out-of-the-box solution for modern homes.
|Transform from a 2.1 stereo system into a full 5.1 surround system easily without a separate amplifier or cables|
Design wise, it incorporates a solid build of black mesh, metal, wood and brown leather for a strong, industrial vibe that looks and feels premium. It works as a Bluetooth speaker system with a wireless range of between 15 to 20 metres for music, a TV-boosting system for movies, gaming and even karaoke.
|Pair it with a Blueray player and enjoy!|
|Charge it when it's in the 2.1 configuration by placing it above, combining both|
The system can be configured as a bar, a 2.1 system with two detachable speakers around a freestanding subwoofer, or lift the leather handles on top of each speaker, remove the top section and depending where you place them, you have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround! This system is bound to impress with its sound clarity and depth, good looks and simplicity of use - clutter free.
|I do love how cute the detachable speakers look and feel|
|Place it behind you for that surround sound|
"Space is a constraint in many modern homes, but with the Philips Fidelio B5 and E5 sound quality, clarity and the cinematic experience will not be compromised. The innovative features on these products guarantee sound enjoyment and the design complements any decor", Ms Ginger Lee, Trade Shopper Manager of WOOX Innovations said.
Philips Fidelio B5 is available at Harvey Norman outlets at recommended retail price RM3,199 while the Philips Fidelio E5 will be in the market soon. For more information do check out their website at http://www.philips.com.my.