Summary: If you love acoustic unplugged smooth jazz, blues rock and classical music, go with this beauty from Philips. Fidelio X1 is perfect. So comfortable to wear. When I hear John Mayer strumming his guitars, I get goose pimples over and over again.
The cable is unusually long. However, the cable is detachable and a shorter cable be used. This makes it convenient for outdoor use.
Pros: Detailed, clear differentiation of classy acoustic music like those of John Meyer, no overpowering bass to mask the details, cable is removable.
Cons: Need an amplifier to power up the headphones. Ipod or iphone is too weak for them.
I no longer have this can and am posting a copy of a reply to a thread. I figured after writing it it would be somewhat useful since there is no rating here and people like me come here a lot to see direct reviews of an item before purchasing it. This headphone is a weird one to nail and should have some warnings before purchasing it.
However I think my memory of this can is trustworthy.
Summary: well i am new into this but you don't need to be an expert to judge a good headphone
1. extreme comfort, you can wear it for many hours with no fatigue at all, no sweating, your ear doesn't touch driver grill or the surrounding pad and the only complain sometimes you feel the need to itch because of the pad fabric
2. good cable built quality and nice packaging, and the headphone built is prestigious
Pros: extreme comfort, superb bass, detachable cable, good space and frequency range
Summary: I'm slowly going to add more and more to the review! The reason I make this short review is that the few info it has might be meaningfull to someone!
Still burning in, somehow and without noticing it first the voices became very much in your face. Still checking whether gear makes a difference. They also started to sound less closed later on.
Probably not a good match with e10.
These are NOT an outdoor headphone.
Pros: Nice sound, sound good out of everything!, Good beginners headphone, Comfort, Design, very easy to eq
Cons: Audiojack seems fragile, Voices are too upfront/close by/
Was looking for the best sound that I could afford
1 week ago
Summary: Like the other reviewer 'Pof Roger Ellis' I listened to a fair number of headphones that I could get my hands on, which I demo'ed in the shops. Only these were more mainstream, but came to the same conclusion as 'Pof Roger Ellis'. I knew this compared favourably to mass market headphones, but was not aware they also compare favourably to higher end headphones.
Summary: Great, focused bass and crystal highs. Using with Aune T1 DAC / headphone amp and Mullard tube – beautifully matched. Like listening to vinyl again but hearing things I've never heard before. Love these headphones.
Summary: I own or have owned several headphones (Among them Sennheiser HD 570 which these replaces, Bose AE (Triport), JVC HA-NC250, Soundmagic E10) but these are by FAR the best but also the most expensive by a small margin. They are definitely worth the price in my opinion as none of the others I have come close to the performance of these. I literately said wow when i first heard them.
Summary: These excellent headphones employ a similar `hammock' style adjustment headband to the AKG 702's, that I have recently owned and reviewed. The difference is that the Philips Fidelio X1's hammock is made of soft spongy goodness, and the AKG's hammock is made of the stuff they use for the soles of football boots. They even retain the studs, or something akin to studs, which I am informed AKG has omitted since it moved its manufacturing operation to China.
Summary: Thoroughly satisfied with the performance of these excellent headphones! Really well built, attractive and comfortable to use, with detachable cable (a big plus to me), and very enjoyable sound experience! Slight increase in the lower sound spectrum, but low notes, mids and higher frequencies still perfectly audible and not overpowered or drowned by the lower notes at all.
Summary: X1 fidelio .. well.. advantages: 1 great sound 2 very comfortable 3 good bass 4 you can hear multiple sounds and instruments in the same time cons: 1 treble a bit high 2 well from one used to closed headphones i feel sound a bit weird 3 well if you have a room mate forget it let's talk about the deal breaker to me .. i used the headphones with no problems apparent at all even at high volume and normal content ..