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it is a pity that philips' "wireless" speakers still need all those wires. in fact sonos seems to be a better solution as each speaker only needs a power-plug, nothing else.
But the Sonos also needs a wired connection to your router for the first speaker
We’ve got the Philips Fidelio AW5000 and have been testing this product for around 4 weeks now. We give the AW5000 a massive thumbs up for sound, design and simplicity. Listening to Spotify is faultless and real music to your ears too, as the quality of sound is brilliant! However, this system can also be used for listening to your digital music on your computer, hard disk or mobile device such as your smartphone or tablet. The AirStudio App can be downloaded freely onto your mobile device and you can listen to a prefect sound while lying on the sofa, in the garden or wherever you happen to have your mobile device. We are very happy with the great sound and the sleek design of the A5. Granted, the system only has one speaker, but the quality of sound is so good it compensates the one speaker. The sound, design, simplicity of the total concept and the overall impression of the system are GREAT. Connect the A5 with your wifi network, listen to your music (stored on your hard disk, tablet, phone, etc), listen to Spotify, and listen to internet radio. Basically it's a system that covers all ways of listening to music! There's really only one thing we feel, needs to be addressed. The designated Airstudio App, that is developed for the AW series is slow and the App is unreliable. And even though this doesn't have a huge influence when listening to Spotify and Internet Radio, it is frustrating when listening to digital music from your hard disk, computer etc. And so we contacted Philips with this problem. Up to now we've had 2 firmware updates, and the stability of the system is a lot better then in the first week, so that's great! Philips is still developing the App though so that's good:-) And in the meantime, if you use the MyRemote App that was originally made for Philips TV's, the AW5000 works like a treat:-) So after getting uptight with the Fidelio at first, we now enjoy the AW5000 more and more, and we now take even more notice of the quality of sound. The sound is brilliant! Pretty good considering the price :-) We have tried the system intensively and are very happy with this sound. It sounds like all the separate parts of our current system have been cramped into this one A5 speaker. Ok granted, the music seems to still come into the room from 1 direction and with our current system we have multiple speakers. I still feel however, that this 1 speaker is pretty brilliant for providing us with such a pure, warm and clear sound. So, when scoring the system 1 to 5 stars : Sound 5 stars Design 5 stars Possibilities 5 stars Software 4 stars We can still send it back if were not happy:-) However, it’s getting more and more likely that the Fidelio A5 is staying here with us, up in our loft with loads of spare room due to the speakers and stereo parts that have left the building when keeping the Fidelio:-)
I am thinking of buying these but I am unsure how I would connect them to my TV? My TV runs through a router so I watch iplayer etc on the TV but am unsure how to tell the TV to have the sound coming from the wireless speakers. Will I need to have a cable running from the TV to one of the speakers? It seems like a bit of a shame as I'm trying to get away from cables... also, which cable would I need? Thanks
Yes, I believe you would need to have these speakers plugged into your TV. The wireless part of them is to stream music from your home network, not from your TV.
There are wireless speakers that I believe suit your purposes, though most are part of a 5.1 surround set and even then, some are only wireless for the rear two pair.
You might also consider a Soundbar. Here is our list of the Best Soundbars: http://www.trustedreviews.com/...
hi thereIs it possiblle to connect E5saround sistem with A5 and A9 speakers the way, they play at the same time, with wires or wifi streaming, maybe with airplay aplication_ Thanks
Curious to know how one would connect a subwoofer with these speakers over wifi?
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