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Philips B1
B112

Philips B1
87
Reviews
22 Reviews + 3 Awards
90
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
78
Age
2 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A top of the range and award winning 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included, a handheld remote control and a power of 320W and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's quiet, compact and well designed.
Features We Love:
Big power (320W)
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
benchmark.pl Good Product tek.no Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended
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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Philips B1 number 213 across all soundbars.

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Kagoo Score
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Reviews
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Features
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

customers report that it has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%, based on 22 reviews. This soundbar has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Tek.no plus one other site and an industry award from Benchmark.pl.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer soundbars with better features are available. However this Philips soundbar has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The B1 has some great features:
Big power
Is 5.1 channels
Has a subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each soundbar by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the soundbar is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec soundbars come to market, the older soundbars will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

87
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.8 stars (22 reviews)

9%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Recommended Awards

The Philips B1 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites M3.idg.se and tek.no.
Recommended from M3.idg.se Recommended from tek.no

Good Product Award

It's received a Good Product Award from benchmark.pl.
Good Product from benchmark.pl

What Are People Saying About the Philips B1?

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Some People Thought the Philips B1 Was a Bit Expensive
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One Person Thought the Philips B1 Was Robust
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Five People Thought the Philips B1 Was a Good Size

Four people thought that the Philips B1 was compact.

  • ... you can shrink without impacting so... This good-looking compact 2.1 soundbar system is too heavy-handed for music but packs plenty of slam for movies ...
    homecinemachoice.com 17 May 2017
  • ... defy the laws of physics and produce crowd-pleasing sound fr... With its compact design, space-saving subwoofer, and better-than-you-might-imagine audio ...
    devontechsupport.com 8 May 2017
  • ... least when it comes to TV and movies...Wide, dynamic soundstage. Ultra, compact design. Powerful slimline subwoofer. Better for movies than music. Doesn't ...
    Techradar 7 Dec 2016
  • ... the price.For £450, we'd expect...Wide spread of sound. Goes loud. Great compact design. Flexible positioning. Easy to use. Needs more detail and rhythmic ...
    whathifi.com 18 Sep 2016
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Four people thought that the Philips B1 was well designed.

  • ... defy the laws of physics and produce crowd-pleasing sound fr... With its compact design, space-saving subwoofer, and better-than-you-might-imagine audio ...
    devontechsupport.com 8 May 2017
  • ... least when it comes to TV and movies...Wide, dynamic soundstage. Ultra, compact design. Powerful slimline subwoofer. Better for movies than music. Doesn't ...
    Techradar 7 Dec 2016
  • ... soundbar is let down by a hard tone and an overpowering subwoofer...Stylish design and impressive build quality. Versatile installation. Good feature list. ...
    Trusted Reviews 25 Jan 2017
  • ... the price.For £450, we'd expect...Wide spread of sound. Goes loud. Great compact design. Flexible positioning. Easy to use. Needs more detail and rhythmic ...
    whathifi.com 18 Sep 2016
  • One Customer Thought This Soundbar Was Easy to Use
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    One Person Thought This Soundbar Has Useful Technical Features
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    One Person Thought it Was Easy to Connect to Other Devices
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Five people thought that the Philips B1 was quiet.

  • ... its centre and two at its sides; this gives you a great, compact and dynamic sound, especially for mov... The Philips Fidelio B1 is affordably priced for ...
    liveatpc.com 9 Jun 2017
  • ... separate subwoofer to achieve its cinematic spread of sound. The sound dispersion itself is great. The high retail price buys you high quality aptX Bluetooth ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 1 Dec 2016
  • ... treble, so dialogue is always clear. Surprising spread of sound from such a small speaker thanks to the Microbeam technology. Both the soundbar and the ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 1 Dec 2016
  • ... build quality. Versatile installation. Good feature list. Expansive sound with room-filling volume. Hard midrange. Boomy, overpowering bass. No HDCP 2.2 ...
    Trusted Reviews 25 Jan 2017
  • One Person Thought it Had Strong Base Notes
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big power
    Is 5.1 channels
    Has a subwoofer included
    Supports Bluetooth
    Has a handheld remote control
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Not wall mountable
    Big Power
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    The Philips B1's power of 320W is in the biggest 24% of all soundbars when ordered by this feature. Soundbars have power of between 1W and 8,000W, and the average power is 220W.

    What does "power" mean? Less Edit
    Is 5.1 Channels

    The number of audio output channels supported by the Philips B1 is more than most soundbars. The most frequently supported audio output is 2.1 channels, but this audio output is not supported by this Philips soundbar. The audio output 5.1 are also supported by this Philips soundbar.

    A soundbar with 5 channel support.

    What does "audio output" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Subwoofer Included
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    The Philips B1 has a subwoofer included. 67% of soundbars also have a subwoofer included.

    What is a subwoofer included? Less Edit
    Supports Bluetooth
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    The Philips B1 supports Bluetooth. 93% of soundbars also support Bluetooth.

    What is Bluetooth? Less Edit
    Has a Handheld Remote Control
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    The Philips B1 has a handheld remote control. 68% of soundbars also have a handheld remote control.

    What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit
    Not Wall Mountable

    The Philips B1 is not wall mountable, unlike 61% of soundbars which are wall mountable.

    What does "wall mountable" mean? Less Edit
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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    The Philips B1 features Audio Return Channel (ARC), unlike 53% of soundbars which do not feature Audio Return Channel (ARC).

    What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)? Less Edit
    78
    Age

    Philips B1 Release Date

    July 2017

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    Philips B1 Manuals and Brochures

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Philips B1

    QWhat is the audio output of the Philips B1?
    AThe Philips B1 is a 5.1 soundbar.
    QWhat is the power of the Philips B1?
    AThe Philips B1 is a 320 Watts soundbar.
    QDoes the Philips B1 support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the Philips B1 supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the Philips B1 feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)?
    AYes, the Philips B1 features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
    QDoes the Philips B1 have a wireless subwoofer?
    AYes, the Philips B1 has a wireless subwoofer.
    QDoes the Philips B1 have a subwoofer included?
    AYes, the Philips B1 has a subwoofer included.
    QDoes the Philips B1 support FM radio?
    ANo, the Philips B1 does not support FM radio.
    QDoes the Philips B1 have a handheld remote control?
    AYes, the Philips B1 has a handheld remote control.
    QIs the Philips B1 wall mountable?
    ANo, the Philips B1 is not wall mountable.
    QDoes the Philips B1 feature Surround Sound?
    AYes, the Philips B1 features Surround Sound.
    QWhat connection does the Philips B1 have?
    AThe Philips B1 is a wired & wireless soundbar.
    QDoes the Philips B1 have a USB port?
    AYes, the Philips B1 is a soundbar with a USB port.
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    3 Awards

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    Philips B1 Specification

    Key Features
    Audio Output
    Power
    Bluetooth
    Other Features
    Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Audio
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Decoder
    Soundbar Speaker
    Tweeter Driver
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    RMS Power
    Subwoofer
    Wireless Subwoofer
    RMS Power (Subwoofer)
    Subwoofer Included
    Radio
    FM Radio
    Technical Details
    Handheld Remote Control
    Packaging Net Weight
    TV Stands
    Docking Connector
    Quantity
    Wall Mountable
    Weight
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Apple Docking Compatibility
    Colour
    Outer Carton Dimensions (W X D X H)
    Height (Cm) Outer Carton
    Gross Weight of Outer Carton
    Tare Weight Outer Carton
    Length (Cm) Outer Carton
    Width (Cm) Outer Carton
    Packaging Tare Weight
    Outer Carton Gross Weight
    Net Weight of Outer Carton
    Quantity Outer Carton
    EAN/UPC/GTIN (Packaging)
    LED Indicators
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Surround Sound
    Subwoofer Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Package Tare Weight
    Speaker Drivers
    Wireless Connection
    Ports & Interfaces
    Digital Audio Optical in
    Connection
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI in
    HDMI Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    USB Port
    Headphone Outputs
    HDMI Version
    Network
    Bluetooth Profile
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Weight & Dimensions
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Width
    Height
    Package Height
    Depth
    Package Weight
    Packaging Content
    Warranty Card
    Batteries Included
    Cables Included
    Manual
    Battery
    Number of Batteries Supported

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    philips 320w, philips b112

    Barcodes

     04895185622163,  04895185626567

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