We have previously reviewed one of Philips line of dock speakers, the Philips – MFI Apple Certified Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. Now we have another dock speaker from Philips that we want to introduce to you. This is the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker.

We really are a fan of dock speakers. It is perfect on our office desks or even on table tops in our homes. This kind of portable speaker is great when you just want your iPhones/iPods to play your favorite music loudly in your place, without it having to drain its battery. Just like the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker, this one is absolutely a perfect choice for you.

Fidelio Premium Dock



This dock speaker from Philips features a compact and extremely portable build, elegant and sleek design, and powerful sound and bass performance. In addition to that, it is also made to be crushproof and shockproof so when you decide to bring it in anywhere you go, you’ll not be worried of getting it easily damaged. To add more fun into it, the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker also functions as an Internet Radio as well as an Alarm Clock!

Read on to know more about this great speaker, here’s our Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker Review.


Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker Review – Performance

This dock speaker performs really well thanks to its wOOx technology and Dynamic Bass Boost features. Because of these features, the sound performance and the bass response are superb.

The sound it delivers is very rich, detailed, and loud. This makes it impressive considering the size is compact and slim. The main speaker driver and tweeter also produce smooth and dynamic sound from low-mid to highs. For the bass response, the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker does not compromise. The bass is very powerful and balanced even at higher volume levels. No distortions were observed during our testing as well.

The Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker packs a built-in rechargeable battery that gives it a battery life of up to 8 hours. For us, this battery life is already pretty decent for its kind.




Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker Review – Design

We appreciate how the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker is designed to look and feel very elegant and sleek.

It has a dimension of 5.9 x 3.1 x 15.6 inches and a weight of 2.4 pounds. This makes this dock speaker to be portable and lightweight, perfect for both indoors and outdoors use. Speaking of outdoors use, take note that this portable speaker is also made to be crushproof and shockproof so if you intend to bring it in your travels, then accidentally drops it, you don’t have to worry about getting it easily damaged. The Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker is also very easy to fit in any briefcase or carrying bag due to its slim design. Convenience and portability are a plus point for this.

For the compatibility, this one has a 30-pin connector that is why it can work with your iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th generations, iPod touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations as well as your iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S. It also has a dedicated app, called the DockStudio app, helpful in controlling functions such as the Internet Radio and Alarm.





Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker Review – Connectivity

Since this is a dock speaker, you can mainly connect your device via its 30-pin connector which is placed in front of its speaker grille. So while playing your music with it, you don’t have to worry getting your device drained because this one also charges it.

If in any case you do not have an Apple device or just prefers to use other music player, you can make use of the Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker’s Aux/Audio input using a 3.5mm Aux/Audio cable.

Summary

 PROS  CONS
  Superb sound quality and bass response   Better if designed with a lightning pin connector
  Elegant and sleek design/Crushproof and Shockproof
  Doubles as Internet Radio and Alarm clock


The Philips Fidelio Premium Compact 30-Pin Charging Dock Speaker has many good features to consider. It has amazing performance, elegant and sleek design, crushproof and shockproof build, and other fun features such as being an Internet Radio and an Alarm Clock. What’s better is that you can also get it at a discounted price of $34.99 only.