Summary: I have to say, as introduction: I'm not an audiophile, just an "enhanced" user with more than 20 years of analogic and digital listen. I use mainly portable devices, some Fii amplifier, and I listen pop-rock-ethnic (50%) classic (20%) and jazz (30%) mainly lossless.
Pros: superb build quality, low-mid frequencies, scene rendering.
Cons: the prominence of the high frequencies, sometimes confused. Not for noisy environment use. Shallow ear insertion.
Summary: As for any 'flat EQ' speakers these IEMs lacks a bit of energy and sparkle (not definition, they have plenty of it!), not everything is rendered precisely since they try to do everything (in particular I do not like the rendition of cymbals), so they do not excel in any particular area except for...
Pros: 'Flat EQ', wide soundstage, good isolation, good build quality, hard case, microphone included
Cons: Unforgiving on badly mastered tracks, a bit hard to drive (need good amplification), not really the bassiest set, no volume slider
Excerpt: Philips Fidelio S1 ($99) & S2 ($149) Philips is far from the first brand that comes to mind when I think "headphone Hi-Fi," but the Dutch electronics giant has been designing and manufacturing headphones since the 1960s - longer than many of its current competitors have been in business.
Summary: Hvis du vil have et par lækre hovedtelefoner med attitude, som er ivrige efter at levere musik i alle genrer med spilleglæde og nysgerrighed, så tror jeg ikke, Philips Fidelio S1 vil skuffe dig.
Conclusion: Vill du ha en läcker hörlur med attityd som är pigg på att leverera musik från alla möjliga genrer med spelglädje och nyfikenhet så tror jag inte Philips Fidelio S1 kommer att göra dig besviken.