doobiedoob from Calgary, AB, Canada, Sonic Electronix
30 December 2014
Conclusion: These headphones were pretty comfortable, but started to hurt the tops of my ears after 1h 30 min of music. The sound is great for the price; 320 kbps music sounded good. The headband is made of metal, with decent padding. Sound isolation is very good.
Summary: Listened to these for a few hours yesterday straight out of the box, these are my current thoughts:
Straight out of a Clip+, my phone, and a Kindle Fire these sound quite good. Not as good as my other cans, but good enough that I wouldn't immediately start missing my other cans if I just brought them as a portable solution while on a vacation or something.
Pros: Good sound quality, well built and quite good for portable use
Cons: Somewhat uncomfortable, doesn't sound as good as some more expensive cans
Summary: Pretty surprised by these cans - never though about Philips as of serious player. I wasn't lucky enough to hear something remarkable in the [previous] ranges of this manufacturer.
But these guys are absolutely stunning, gorgeously looking well-balanced on-ear-phones.
Being an active Senn PX-100 (Ist gen) user I got pretty used to their bass, which is considered by the majority of people as "overboosted", - surely, I noticed a lack of those in Citiscape Downtown.
Summary: I found these brand new at a local thrift store brand new for $30! To me due to them being very colored to my ears, they're not worth that. Their sound signature just doesn't play well with my ears.
They do feel like the bass is a bit excessive. I think it seems worse than it is due to a severe lack of treble. These aren't as dark as the TMA-1, but maybe close. Some of my favorite tracks seem to sound a bit murky and almost congested.
Pros: comfortable, cheap
Cons: too dark, very shouty mids, slightly bloated (sounding) bass
Summary: Hello I have it since one day. My opinion is they have too tight clamp and I feel my ears hurts a bit after just an one hour of use. Yesterday I was listening to a music and made a phone call for about 6 hours and my ears was at the end red and achy. I hope the clamp will loosen in short time. Bass sounds mildly, sometimes it is a bit lack of it. I done a kind of test: turn a low frequency equalizer almost max. and listen how does drum bass sounds (on my smartphone).
Excerpt: There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to procure a good pair of headphones to use so that they can drown out the outside world and just bathe themselves in rich audio ecstasy, be it during work, rest or play. Pink Floyd’s final album, The Endless River, has found its way onto my iPhone permanently, and although it isn’t as good as their previous works, it still sounds great on my new pair of Philips Citiscape Downtown Headphones.
Pros: Great balance of sound, very confortable, stylish
Cons: Denim might clash with an outfit . . . I think?