At a glance
- Exceptionally good sound
- Plenty of bass
- Great battery life
- Fully weatherized enclosure
- Very heavy for its size
- No aptX codec support
- No Aux input
- No app for EQ adjustment
The Philips S7807 only connects via Bluetooth, and it plays back your music just as it’s streamed from the source (there’s no way to tweak its EQ). But that’s not a problem, because it sounds fantastic just the way it is.
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Philips is one of the great legacy brands in the audiovisual world, pioneering radio manufacturing in Europe before WWII and television after the war. They invented the cassette tape in 1963 and later teamed with Sony to develop the compact disc. Philips owned the Mercury and PolyGram record labels until near the end of the 20th century and even produced a few well-regarded movies.
After deciding to concentrate on its healthcare business, Philips spun off its Philips Hue smart lighting business (an operation now doing business as Signify), sold its small appliance business to an investment firm, and inked a brand licensing deal with the Chinese manufacturer TPV (operating in the U.S. as TP Vision). The Philips audio brand finally returned to the U.S. in early 2022.
The Philips S7807 portable Bluetooth speaker is a solid rectangle that feels more substantial than most speakers its size. The build quality and excellent audio performance deliver a premium experience.