Philips Fidelio B97 soundbar review: Home cinema stalwart?

The big sell for this soundbar are its two detachable speakers which can be positioned for 7.1.2 surround sound. (image credit: Philips)
HDMI ports ensure proper connections, with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG high dynamic range formats. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Controls on the soundbar are always available, while the simple included remote handles everything from the comfort of your sofa. (image credit: Philips)
The design is very elegant, with an almost mirrored finish to those end speakers. (image credit: Philips)
The included subwoofer ensures chunky bass -- and we've found the low-end here to be up there among the best we've heard (and felt!). (image credit: Samsung)
Detachable rear speakers ensure this soundbar offers authentic surround sound, although its Dolby Atmos output lacks stature despite a plethora of drivers. (image credit: Philips)