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've found these to have fine sound. They are more comfortable to wear than earbuds, but of course much higher profile. However, they are much smaller than full-blown headphones. I found the mid and high range tones to have excellent sound, but the bass, as you might suspect, was inconsistent. On orchestral recordings it was satisfying but thin. On some rock albums I listened to it was surprisingly strong and nice.
Summary: It's been a while since I've purchased a product from the Philips company. I've been so caught-up in the other mega-expensive audio manufacturers that it has been a while since I went with the mainstream brands, such as this, Sony, and others, which have top-tier products, but more cater to the middle market. It has also been a while since I've went with over-the-ears. I've been experimenting with the ever-so-popular earbud genre, even though I hate earbuds.
Summary: COMFORT Philips CITISCAPE headphones achieve something few sealed ear headphones ever do. They fit comfortablely for hours at a time. Sealed ear headphones both block out external noice, while increasing the bass response from the headphone's drivers. These models tend to be the heavier headphones, so fatigue often sets in, after an hour or so of wear, pinching the ear, or putting uncomfortable pressure across the skull.
Summary: These headphones appeal to my fondness for superb sound quality and comfort for my devices. I originally found them to be an odd size, the ear pieces seemed to be on the small side for an on-ear headphone but even with that being said they fit in a manner that allows for noise cancelling and comfort. The head piece is strange as the metal is not fully attached to the fabric "pad" but it is still not enough to make it uncomfortable.
Summary: Comfort is the primary factor for me in choosing headphones. If I can't wear them, I can't listen to them. I wore these Philips headphones today for several hours. The stainless steel headband held them snugly, but not to the point of becoming uncomfortable. The well cushioned speakers covered my ears, shutting out a good deal of the extraneous noise in my environment, but never to the point of becoming even mildly painful. Score one big one for Philips!
Summary: Comfortable - that's what everyone in my house says the moment they try these on. They feel so much better on your ears than the usual little white ear-buds we all use here, although it took a little adjusting to get the band to feel comfortable on my head (although I've got a pretty big head). And the sound is great in all ranges and different kinds of music.
Summary: These are closed on-ear headphones. Closed means that they are designed to minimize the leakage of sound in and out (if you wear open headphones, not only do outside sounds leak in, but people in proximity to you are subjected to sound leaking out of your headphones). On-ear means that they rest on the ears as opposed to going over the ears - the difference between resting your palms against your ears and placing your cupped palms over your ears.
Summary: Acoustically, I must say wow! The balance between bass/mid/treble is spot on with excellent extension on both ends. No bass boom or crazy treble. Pleasantly accurate and not in the least fatiguing during long listening period. I use lots of headphones and I have to say that this is one of my favorite . . . but: The design seems very feminine. I have the brown color for review. Construction seems very good. There's a memory spring band that's comfortable, easy to adjust.
Summary: I feel that I'm really a lucky person. I got to try these headphones at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) last January in Las Vegas. They are only Ninety-Nine dollars and they sound fantastic. They really are an acoustic experience. Very deep bass that doesn't bottom out and crisp trebles. Actually the Philips booth had lots of other headphones.