When it comes to reception range, audio clarity, usability and the capacity to reduce interference with other digital wireless devices, the Philips AVENT DECT Sound Baby Monitor is definitely worth your second look, since there are few flaws complained by the parents.
We will walk you through the details of the basic model in this review. Additionally, Philips also offers you other similar choices that are equipped with some advanced and handy features.
- Easy to use and totally interference-free
- Best reception range and sound clarity available on the market
- It is pricey, and there is an extremely small possibility to get a defective unit with low-audio volume, which we will discussed later
What We Like About the Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor
Interference and reception range issues are probably what parents have complained most about sound infant monitoring devices. We used to do some simple tests with our own monitor and it turned out that the issues of interference, clarity and range tend to be tightly intertwined due to the fact that interference and static issues become more obvious once the signal is weak.
Long and effective range. With the Philips AVENT DECT sound monitor, you don’t need to worry much about those issues. According to the reviews from many parents, it delivers crystal clear sound indoors over 110 feet and through up to 7 doors. As far as we know, only the Angelcare Deluxe module can compete with it in this respect but the Deluxe includes a bit more static than it, either. Besides, it also offers static-free signal til the end of the reception range within 1,500 feet in the open air.
It is interfere-free. The AVENT seems to do a good damn job on its capacity of resisting disturbance from other wireless devices. We consider this feature as the biggest advantage you could get out of it as this is basically where many audio monitors may fail you. The Philips Avent DECT taps into the automatic frequency hopping technology to deliver a clear signal all the time. You can barely find any user bitching about interference issue associated with wireless routers, cell phones or cordless phones.
It filters out the noise. It has a handy sound activation mode which keeps the ‘clicking noise’ away from your ears when the infant is quiet. Another great feature that low-end modules don’t include is the adjustable microphone sensitivity which allows you to filter out background noise by setting the sensitivity level of sound.
This way you could enjoy the sleep-inducing silence while still being alerted once (a tiny little delay) he/she wakes up. It is not easy but also not tricky to set the sensitivity level. Just follow the instructions on the manual and you will be good. Additionally, you will find it much easier to get it done on another two higher-end AVENT DECT units, as you can do the configuration on the LCD screen using a separated menu button.
Talk back to your baby. One of the bells and whistles that works pretty well is the two-way talk feature. By pushing the talk button you are able to talk back to your little one or soothe him.
What We Don’t Like
As a quality high-end baby audio monitoring devices, it surprisingly doesn’t support the 2nd parent unit, though it used to do a few years ago. But again, this won’t make a deal breaker for most families.
We came across something interesting when reading about the negative reviews on this gadget. Very few parents did claim that it seems too quiet to hear their babies, though the similar problems were all solved right after a replacement. It seems way more like a quality control issue during manufacturing other than design flaw as most of parents leaving reviews on Amazon didn’t mention a damn thing about it.
Philips AVENT DECT Family of Baby Monitors
These two modules come with more advanced features while sharing the same impressive features on clarity, range and anti-interference.
Philips AVENT DECT with Temperature Sensor. You are able to read the temperature in the baby room and get alerts according to the alert levels you set up. Besides, the LCD display makes the entire operation way easier. Five lullaby songs are also included to soothe your infant to sleep, though it is more like bells and whistles.
Philips AVENT DECT with Temperature and Humidity Sensor. Basically, it is the same as the other unit. Apart from the humidity sensors, it provides a useful vibration alert. If you have enough budget, you can give it a try.
The Philips AVENT DECT unit is a quality sound baby monitoring gadget that will live up to its hypes. If you want a sound baby monitor that provides top rated sound clarity, reception range and anti-interference, this is just the one.