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9.4 out of 10

Philips Fidelio L1

Fidelio L1 headphones combine the highest standards in sound and Read more

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Overall 9
9.0

a true journey into sound!

liesebees, CNET
11 April 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Stable and comfortable ear shells, great sound quality, no noise outside the ear shells
  • Cons: Quite pricy (+-250 euro), quite large, bass drums tend to get a bit lost
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Overall 9
9.0

Nice to see, Good to hear

abmannetje, CNET
25 March 2013
  • Summary: I was given the chance to test the new Philips Fidelio L1 For "The Insiders".
  • Pros: - Great sound experience, - Comfortable and easy to use, - Nice and solid finish, - Everything seems to be just correct, - 3 button usage mounted in the cable, - Very complete set
  • Cons: - Maybe leather is not the best material if you are using this device on your bike, in the pouring rain., - The soft travelbag might not be the best protection
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

AlfredKeppler, head-fi.org
31 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this cans because I needed a pair of headphones for outside mobile use with a normal phone/mp3-player. As such, the design and build quality were the most important factors to decide.   In this regards, the Fidelio L1 is an excellenct choice, as they are beautiful and have a very solid feel to it - everything on this headphone consists of either metal or leather.
  • Pros: excellent build quality, detachable cable, comfortable, good bass,
  • Cons: parts not changeable, carpet in lower highs, too low clamping force (moves on head)
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Nordwestlicht, head-fi.org
28 May 2012
  • Summary: A picture taken on just a normal Headphones-Testing-Day™   The L1 is in the second row, the third can from the left, between the D5000 and DT770 Edition.   . . .   About the L1:   THE GOOD:   + very tight seductive bass   + really enjoyable wearing comfort (memory foam pads)   + relatively good build quality and materials (metal, leather)   + good isolation for a semi-open can   + no piercing highs     THE NEUTRAL:   o nice and classy design with kind of an aggressive...
  • Pros: COMFORT
  • Cons: SOUND, VALUE, PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Marcus Tam, head-fi.org
28 May 2012
  • Summary: Philips Fidelio L1 headphone is the best headphone I ever had. it can re-produce the original sound which the producer did in studio. the product finish is really good. the metail earshell and leather headband shows the good finishing. the packaging is cool and stylish. i really love this headphone.
  • Pros: very transparent sound, good finishing and premium packaging
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

abmannetje, head-fi.org
28 May 2012
  • Summary: I was given the chance to test the new Philips Fidelio L1 For "The Insiders". I had been looking for a new headphone set to replace my old In-ears. It needed to comply with a few demands: 1) I do not want to be disturbed by the chatter noise of my colleagues when I'm being all focussed at work and 2) I don't want toe disturb my colleagues with my music when I’m listening to noise they don’t like.
  • Pros: Great sound experience; Comfortable and easy to use; Nice and solid finish; Everything seems to be just correct; 3 button usage mounted in the cable;
  • Cons: Maybe leather is not the best material if you are using this device on your bike, in the pouring rain.; The soft travelbag might not be the best prot
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

RoMee, head-fi.org
28 May 2012
  • Summary: I'm gonna write a quick impression since there isn't too many information and/or reviews on this headphone, especially from a basshead. This is just my opinion and is based on my preference. I'm a basshead but my demand for bass is not what it used to be. Bass is still my top criteria when purchasing headphones followed by curiosity.
  • Pros: Durable, not too bulky, great all arounder
  • Cons: Could use a little sparkle in the highs and needs to be amped to shine
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Trunks159, head-fi.org
11 May 2012
  • Summary: Here Goes My First Head-Fi Review!   Just to let you know what your getting into, these don’t NEED an amp, but they do like em’.  Don’t worry about amping because you don’t need it, it’ll be a little quiet though.  They are semi-open. 26ohms Emphasize the bass (don’t all portable cans do that?)     Build- 7/7- Absolutely fantastic build.
  • Pros: Excellent SQ, beautiful design, very affordable (for some)
  • Cons: Bass can at times creep up on the mids, Isolation
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

dalethorn, Headphone Reviews
30 April 2012
  • Summary: The L1 is peculiar, described by Philips as semi-open, and while it does not have the best of either world in soundstage or isolation, if offers something that makes it a bargain at the price in my opinion. The L1 played flat has big bass and very good mids and highs, but with bass reduction becomes one of the best hi-fi headphones under $900 USD or so.
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Overall 10
10

L1s + Fiio E11 + Sony X series Walkman = phenomenal!

HIFIchicano, CNET
4 April 2012
  • Summary: Great bargain for the price!
  • Pros: The build quality is 2nd to none and the sound is very flat, but can be adjusted with an amp just in case you are a bass head. You get the best of hip-hop, rock, folk and electronic indie rock!
  • Cons: The only thing I can think of that I wish was a little different was the cup size. But I have real big ears so this is a problem that only a few would have. But even with my ears smashed a little, I can still wear them for hours at a time.
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