PHILIPS FIDELIO HTL9100
When it comes to audio products, sound quality is a musthave. Simply put, none of the sound bars in this round-up were able to provide the same level of audio performance as the HTL9100, which came closest to a neutral tone. The versatile trebles were able to represent warmth, soul and emotion for tracks such as Adele’s Melt My Heart To Stone, and convey the clean, crystalline quality of Buckethead’s guitar on Sail On Soothsayer as well. Bass frequencies were also tastefully rendered, though the mids were slightly flat. The HTL9100 also sports detachable wireless speakers, with battery life of up to 10 hours, converting the Philips product’s soundstage from great stereo to proper surround sound. What’s more, access to internet streaming services such as Spotify make a great package even better.