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Philips HTL1510 is a budget Bluetooth soundbar with wireless sub

Philips HTL1510 is a budget Bluetooth soundbar with wireless sub

Philips is in the process of announcing a whole host of new products at its annual European convention, and this year that includes a new soundbar.

The Philips brand has been absent from audio products since the acquisition of the brand by TP Vision, with the new owners instead focusing on TVs. But it seems the Philips name will return to audio products in 2019.

The first new soundbar is the Philips HTL1510, which seems to be part of Philip's Essential range. It's a 2.1-channel soundbar, which comes with a wireless subwoofer.

There's wireless Bluetooth on board so you can stream music from your phone, tablet or laptop, as well as optical and audio inputs. 

The soundbar promises 70 watts of power and support for 'virtual surround sound'. There's no mention of HDMI, however.

That missing HDMI may well be due to the budget price tag: the HTL1510 is set to cost just €129. And with Philips previously capable of turning out Award-winning soundbars, we look forward to hearing what this one can do...

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.