Philips clarity really sucks. It lacks punch .. You cannot hear clear or tight bass from any philips speakers.You will hear boomy or muddy bass and a narrow or cacaphonic treble sounds. Sony is competing with onkyo , yamaha and Denon.
I am not telling that the sony is best.
Atleast he is race or atleast participating.
Philips is no where..
You can also check its reputation in CNET reviews...
Ofcourse sony brands are known for its quality and reliability..
Ofcourse every coin has 2 sides...
Ofcouse Your ears are going to be ur judge
Check with the sound clarity and buy is my kind advice