First Look: Philips Streamium Hi-Fi System with SoundSphere MCi900

Had a first look at the Philips Streamium Hi-Fi System with SoundSphere MCi900 recently.

The thing that stands out the most is the speakers. The Philips SoundSphere speakers feature unique free-floating tweeters. Traditional speakers have their tweeters on the box itself. But the SoundSphere speaker’s tweeters is on top of the box to deliver sound in all directions, the same way an actual instrument emits sound when played. This produces a deeper and wider sound impression, just like a live performance.

Streamium comes with a built in 160GB harddisk to store your music. Or you can stream music wirelessly from your PC using UPnP. Or listen to internet radio. This thing got Ethernet and WIFI lor. And it’s 802.11n.

The output power is 2x50W RMS music output power and Class “D” Digital Amplifier.. Not sure if that number means anything to you. Honestly, it means nothing to me. All I know is that I like what I’m hearing from the Philips SoundSphere speakers.

Seriously, I don’t know how to do a first look on this product. This shouldn’t be a “First Look”. Instead, it should be a “First hear”. But then, I can’t reproduce the amazing sound even if I record it on video. So you just have to trust me on this one. The sound quality is amazing. Really amazing. The Philips Streamium Hi-Fi System with SoundSphere MCi900 retails at S$1299. And I want it! (PS: My birthday is on 3rd Oct)

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