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Should You Buy a Philips Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 27 March 2021
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should you buy a Philips Soundbar?

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

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 11,000 user and expert reviews and 370+ 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 £68 for the HTL1508 which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to £348 for the TAPB603 which is a 3.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Philips soundbar is £179.

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. 3 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 3rd best soundbar brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
337 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
3,069 reviews
#3
Netherlands
88%
88%
134 reviews
#4
85%
85%
466 reviews
#5
Japan
84%
84%
24 reviews
#6
TCL
82%
82%
6 reviews
#7
Canton
80%
80%
102 reviews
#8
Denon
79%
79%
215 reviews
#9
Sonos
79%
79%
2,220 reviews
#10
JBL
79%
79%
61 reviews
#11
Polk Audio
78%
78%
979 reviews
#12
Japan
77%
77%
0 reviews
#13
Bose
76%
76%
1,101 reviews
#14
Orbitsound
74%
74%
36 reviews
#15
Bluesound
72%
72%
95 reviews
#16
Edifier
72%
72%
5 reviews
#17
Monitor Audio
72%
72%
2 reviews
#18
Wharfedale
71%
71%
3 reviews
#19
Klipsch
70%
70%
24 reviews
#20
Trust
70%
70%
4 reviews
#21
AVerMedia
69%
69%
14 reviews
#22
Dali
68%
68%
21 reviews
#23
DELL
United States
68%
68%
101 reviews
#24
Harman Kardon
68%
68%
22 reviews
#25
Razer
68%
68%
317 reviews
#26
Bang & Olufsen
65%
65%
25 reviews
#27
Audioengine
65%
65%
10 reviews
#28
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Goodmans
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Grundig
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#32
Sharp
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Trevi
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
Vision
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Hisense
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Roku
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
ConXeasy
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Thomson
France
57%
57%
0 reviews
#39
Promethean
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Avtex
United Kingdom
56%
56%
1 review
#41
Creative
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Lenovo
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Xenta
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
Xoro
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Naim
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
M&K
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Hama
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Reflexion
Germany
52%
52%
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

Philips have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Philips soundbar being 59%. Philips also have a number of great features including Dolby Atmos, Multiroom and 4k passthrough which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Philips soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 15 Philips soundbars currently on the market in the UK. Philips soundbars also tend to be cheaper than most other soundbar brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
£337
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,399
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
£179
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,399
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
4
4 stars
19
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
31
4 stars
24
3 stars
15
2 stars
12
1 star
22
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 53% of user reviews for Philips soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 86% 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 Yamaha Razer Canton Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
8 reviews
72%
17 reviews
83%
6 reviews
92%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
77%
10 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
79%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
81%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
88%
4 reviews
81%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
60%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
88%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
87%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
84%
4 reviews
82%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
lite-magazin.de logo
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
96%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
93%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
70%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
97%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
73%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
pc-magazin.de logo
78%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
81%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
tek.no logo
82%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
146 reviews
74%
42 reviews
77%
29 reviews
61%
56 reviews
50%
6 reviews
69%
9 reviews
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
152 reviews
80%
69 reviews
72%
62 reviews
82%
56 reviews
71%
20 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 Yamaha Razer Canton Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
3
6
avforums.com logo
1
7
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
7
areadvd.de logo
2
1
6
lite-magazin.de logo
2
6
Techradar logo
1
3
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
1
i-fidelity.net logo
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
4
whathifi.com logo
2
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
1
CNET.com logo
4
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
audiovision.de logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
1
tek.no logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
23
8
5
37
3
Total
51
32
23
42
41
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 Dolby Atmos, Multiroom and 4k passthrough.

Philips Dolby Atmos

Philips soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Philips TAPB60310 (£353), the Philips HTL332510 (£117) and the Philips TAB880510 (£399).

Philips Multiroom

Philips soundbars that support Multiroom include the Philips TAPB60310 (£353), the Philips HTL332510 (£117) and the Philips 3000 series HTL331010 (£135).

Philips 4k Passthrough

Philips soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the Philips TAPB60310 (£353).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Soundbar?

Philips TAB6305

£199.00
AO
Philips TAB6305
Buy Now
Philips TAB6305
140W
5.9kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at £199 is the Philips TAB6305, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)

A newly released and top-rated 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

97
Reviews
3 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
9 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips TAB6305 has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the TAB6305 in the UK is £199.00 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Soundbar?

Philips TAPB60310

£353.44
SmartTeck
Philips TAPB60310
Buy Now
Philips TAPB60310
300W
DOLBY
ATMOS

If you're looking for a high end Philips soundbar then the Philips TAPB60310 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £353.44.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 3.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (300W)

Our review analysis indicates that this soundbar is very quiet, good-looking but it has a bad subwoofer sound. It's a critically acclaimed and fully loaded 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

90
Reviews
18 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Age
2 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Philips TAPB60310 has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.

Philips TAPB603 3 1 CH 320 W Dolby Atoms Sound bar Review || in Telugu
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Philips TAPB603 3.1-Channel Sound Bar Speaker ? (Review)

The cheapest price that we could find for the TAPB60310 in the UK is £353.44 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Soundbar?

Philips HTL332510

£116.95
eBay
Philips HTL332510
Buy Now
Philips HTL332510
300W
DOLBY
ATMOS
7.7kg
WEIGHT

At only £116.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Philips HTL332510 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 3.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth

A powerful but marginally out of date 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with good user reviews and a fair price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

80
Reviews
21 Reviews
92
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
20 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Philips HTL332510 has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 54%, based on 21 reviews.

Soundbar Wireless 3.1Ch Philips HTL3325/10 ~ Unboxing.
Soundbar Wireless 3.1Ch Philips HTL3325/10 ~ Unboxing.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HTL332510 in the UK is £116.95 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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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 Dolby Atmos
Philips Multiroom
Philips 4k Passthrough
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Soundbar?
What is the Best High End Philips Soundbar?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Soundbar?

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