Quick Review: Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones

August 12, 2013 / Reviews / 0 Comments

I had the opportunity to test the Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones last week thanks to Philips and their agency. Here’s a quick review.

Philips Fidelio X1 Headphones

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. You will need to find budget earbuds for running if you only have these ones at home. You do not want to be running with these ones, trust me.

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.