Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ripley62 Attractive and with great sound but horrible build quality
I have two of these, First the dock is a waste and noting but a overly large charger. The remote has never worked well and is pretty much useless. The first set worked great for just over a year then went dead. I liked the first one so much, it sounded great, that a bought another few months after buying the first. Now maybe a year and half after buying the second set its also having problem. There it appears a new model, DS9860W, becoming available in Europe, that "solves" WiFi connection issue. Who knows if we in the US will be able to purchase this new model. The concept and wood enclosure are great ideas just why would any company go to the lengths of making a product that seems so solid, the wood and metal and yet so poorly source the electronics that permit the speaker to operate. To be honest it makes me question why I would ever buy another Philips consumer electronics product. The Philips Hue for example looks very interesting but its it would be a much worse problem if the build quality of the Wifi portion was as bad as with these speakers. I really do wonder if anyone has these speaker working correctly after a few years?
1 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJCAM48 I have three pairs of this product.
A wonderful sound experience with a touch of aesthetic harmony and a simple ease of use that is practical.
30 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Patman Would not buy again
We bought a set of these and loved them for about 4 months till they went dead, Philips replaced them with new ones and a few months later they went dead to. Now they are discontinued and they cannot get fixed. Very dissapointed with this, these were alot of money and now there garbage.
24 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NeverBuyAgain Sounds and looks great, but shoddy tech and unreliable
The speakers sound and look great—the set of speakers is unique for an Airplay dock system, most are soundbar type designs but this has two separate units, which means better soundstage when setup in a room, and they have a very polished unique design.
But, the hardware used for Airplay connectivity has issues, disconnecting randomly. After a few months of use, I decided to just connect to the speakers through direct audio input (negating one of the speaker set's main features). A year later, the speakers have stopped working altogether, and are just days outside the warranty period.
This was my first time buying a Philips product, and after this experience probably last. For the money spent, I could have just booked live concerts for a year instead. Needless to say, a very disappointing product, with Philips basically cheating me out of my hard earned money with this product.
17 August 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Karlborg Cant use them since i got android
Got android trying to use the app airstudio from philips but obviously doesnt work well since it always lagg and crashes
12 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharlesC Works great!
Great sound, Airplay works well.
A periodic problem not playing on first play from the iPad prevents me from giving this a 5 star performance (iPad tries to connect and fails sometimes the first time I play). But this is a minor issue. Once I try again it works.
Since it's so easy to disconnect a single speaker and bring it somewhere else, I WISH the single speaker would play mono once disconnected from the other speaker.
But, these are the best airplay speakers I've used, and they look and sound great. Highly recommended.
3 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great separation
Difficult to set up. Great stero separation nice sound sometimes the airplay drops out.
24 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Keith61 Very Good sound quality
Very good build and sound quality, needs light in front and auto bypass mode when not in use.
17 June 2012