Philips announces three compact soundbars with support for Dolby and DTS standards

Mike Wheatley

Besides unveiling its latest OLED and Mini-LED TVs for this year, Philips also revealed it’s launching three new soundbars with low profiles, ensuring compatibility with most televisions.


The new soundbars include the Philips B6309, B5309 and B5109, and they come with a host of connectivity options including HDMI eARC, optical, aux-in and USB ports. There’s also wireless connectivity in the shape of Bluetooth 5.3 and LE Audio, which should ensure high sound quality with low latency.

They’re not the most premium models by any stretch. The most capable model is the 2.1-channel Philips B6309, which is pictured above alongside the accompanying wireless subwoofer. Philips said the bar is just 37mm tall and supports immersive Dolby Atmos sound without any risk of blocking the on-screen action. DTS Virtual:X is also supported by the soundbar, which can achieve 320-watts of power output. There’s also an onboard EasyLINK system that enables users to control both the soundbar and the TV with a single remote control.

As for the Philips B5309, this is a 2.1-channel soundbar that measures 76cm across. It provides 240-watts of power and comes with a wireless subwoofer. It has similar connectivity options and supports DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Digital Plus.

Finally, the Philips B5109 is said to be a 2.0-channel system of similar width. According to the company, it’s aimed at those who want cinema-like sound in smaller rooms, and it is compatible with DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Digital Plus. But because it’s only a 2.0-channel system, it does not come with a separate wireless subwoofer.

Just as with its TVs, Philips has yet to announce pricing or release dates.