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Philips Fidelio L1

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  • User Score (245)
    9.1 9.1 from 245 reviewers
  • Expert Score (16)
    8.4 8.4 from 16 reviewers
  • Design (29)
    9.1 9.1 from 29 reviewers
  • Value for money (12)
    7.3 7.3 from 12 reviewers
  • Ease of use (9)
    9.0 9.0 from 9 reviewers
  • Sound quality (72)
    9.4 9.4 from 72 reviewers
  • Comfort (2)
    7.4 7.4 from 2 reviewers
  • Durability (29)
    9.1 9.1 from 29 reviewers
  • Overall quality (3)
    9.2 9.2 from 3 reviewers
  • Appearance (3)
    9.8 9.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Bass quality (2)
    7.4 7.4 from 2 reviewers
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  1. Testfreaks.33053966
    11 April 2013

    For years I’ve listened to my music at work with those little in-ear headphones. And I was perfectly happy with them. Until I got my hands on the Philips Fidelio L1 a few weeks ago. A world of difference! The clear sounds blew me away. Big pro is that even with the volume down, you can still enjoy all aspects of your music.
    The quality of the sound is excellent and crystal clear, thanks to the High Definition neodymium- drivers. Each music variety displays well and with subtle music such as jazz all minute details are audible. When listening to Dance music, the bass drums ‘vibrated’ less than they did with my old in-ears, but only with a windows application. When combined with an Apple product, bass intensity is easier to adapt.
    Design and use
    The design is elegant and minimalistic, very sophisticated. The headphones features can be adapted in every little detail to perfectly fit your head. The over-ear ear shells are very comfortable, even after a long while, with minimal sweating. The materials are durable, but the headphone is still light in weight. There are 3 cords, which can be couples, so the length of the cord is adaptable. One of the cords comes with a remote for an I Phone. It works like a charm, but only combined with Apple.
    According to Philips, the Fidelio L1 is the ideal headphone for on the road, but for me, it is too big for that. The chocks of for example stepping disturb the music. The carrier bag is very pretty, but seems a little poor as protection.
    Interaction with your surroundings
    Despite the semi-open back architecture of the ear shells, a passer-by will not notice any music escaping the Fidelio L1. Even with big bass drums, the isolation is perfect. For the listener, the isolation to the environment is perfectly balanced. Little to no noise enters, except for loud noises such as a phone ringing or your boss yelling.

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    • high quality, High Performance, amazing noise isolation, Comfortable and easy to use
    • pricey, quite robust, bass drums tends to get lost
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