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The first thing you notice about the Philips DS9010 speaker dock is that it's huge, in part because it works with iPads as well as iPhones and iPods. The second thing you notice is that it sounds glorious – there really isn't any other word for it.The third thing you notice is that it costs around £350 online.Ah. That is a lot of money to consider spending on a speaker dock. And yet, we're about to convince you that you really should.We start with that sound. It's spectacular. It will make you sit down for hours, going through your music collection, relistening to old favourites and falling in love with them all over again.Unlike many speakers, there are no obvious gaps in the Philips Fidelio dock's audio spectrum; everything from sharp treble to gutsy bass is very well reproduced. Also unlike most speakers, it's all kept wonderfully distinct; there's none of the mushiness and homogenisation that you hear with cheaper (and, reprehensibly, similarly-priced) speakers. Vocals sit beautifully on top of the melody, and you can lose yourself for hours in complex music – everything from Beethoven to The Beach Boys – just focusing your attention on first-this-then-this-instrument or vocal.The Philips DS9010's bass deserves special mention, though.
Philips is updating its classy Fidelio range of speaker docks in the hope of rivalling market leaders like Bose and Bowers & Wilkins. Get ready for a rumble in the jungle, as the DS9010 is hoping to pack a serious punch! The DS9010 is minimalist to the extreme. That certainly makes the dock very nice to look at, but it also means there aren't many connections (just an auxiliary line in) and there are no real controls or buttons. In fact, everything is piloted directly in iOS—the operating system of the Apple device you hook up to the dock. Philips has developed an iOS application called Fidelio, which allows users to access audio sources like Internet radio stations, shared files etc. All of this is dressed up in an attractive new graphic package that's relatively original, and which certainly makes a change from the basic iPod interface. You'll really notice the lack of physical controls when you start using the product but, thankfully, a function-packed remote control is supplied, which is similar to the kind of remotes that come with Philips TVs. This remote control is much classier than the usual cheap plastic mini-remotes that often come with this kind of product. Note that the dock is bulky and heavy.