I had the opportunity to test the Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones last week thanks to Philips and their agency. Here’s a quick review.
What I liked
Aesthetically, The Fidelio X1 is classic luxury with the velour and leather finish. It’s well-crafted and feels very premium.
The sound quality is definitely worth its S$499 price tag. The treble is crisp and clear, and the bass has just the right balance with it. No club-like booming sounds, but not overpowered by a clear treble either. And all this is without my usually meddling with the equalizer.
What I didn’t like
There is one drawback though: weight. Perhaps I’ve become too used to earphones and my Bose headphones (which are, admittedly, plastic-y) but the weight was something I couldn’t help noticing. After about 2 hours of listening, my neck started to feel a little tired.
Who’s it for?
This is a must consider for any audiophile who cares about high-fidelity audio. The sound quality is really quite astounding.
However, given the weight, I don’t think this is something meant for sitting up all day, while you work or play your favorite RPGs. It’s better used while lounging on a couch, listening to some lossless music with a book in hand and coffee within arm’s reach.