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Philips Fidelio L1 Reviews

Positive Reviews


Good to see, great to hear


Pros: Great sound experience; Comfortable and easy to use; Nice and solid finish; Everything seems to be just correct; 3 button usage mounted in the cable;

Cons: Maybe leather is not the best material if you are using this device on your bike, in the pouring rain.; The soft travelbag might not be the best prot

  I was given the chance to test the new Philips Fidelio L1 For "The Insiders". I had been looking for a new headphone set to replace my old In-ears. It needed to comply with a few demands: 1) I do not want to be disturbed by the chatter noise of my colleagues when I'm being all focussed at work and 2) I don't want toe disturb my colleagues with my music when I’m listening to noise they don’t like. 3) I also don’t want to have that fatigue feeling, which one sometimes can have after using those in-ears for a long period. And 4) the headphone set has to fit within my backpack, along with all my other stuff.   The L1 looks great, it really does and has...
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From a basshead's point of view


Pros: Durable, not too bulky, great all arounder

Cons: Could use a little sparkle in the highs and needs to be amped to shine

I'm gonna write a quick impression since there isn't too many information and/or reviews on this headphone, especially from a basshead. This is just my opinion and is based on my preference. I'm a basshead but my demand for bass is not what it used to be. Bass is still my top criteria when purchasing headphones followed by curiosity.           To start, these are great looking headphones, they're built really good and it's one of the more durable headphones I've ever had. They are also very comfortable and are not too bulky.   I listen to mostly edm, rap, than indie rock and country. To my ears this headphone works great with all...
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Negative Reviews


Great Design, OK Overall


Pros: Excellent SQ, beautiful design, very affordable (for some)

Cons: Bass can at times creep up on the mids, Isolation

Here Goes My First Head-Fi Review!   Just to let you know what your getting into, these don’t NEED an amp, but they do like em’.  Don’t worry about amping because you don’t need it, it’ll be a little quiet though.  They are semi-open. 26ohms Emphasize the bass (don’t all portable cans do that?)     Build- 7/7- Absolutely fantastic build.  The headband is real leather (or at least the top that is pressed with Philips on top of it), and the build is conposed mostly of metal.  The wire is covered in fabric.  I actually pulled the earcups to a 180° angle to both test the build and improve clamping pressure.   Comfort- 9/12- The first...
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Very disappointed by the Fidelio L1




    A picture taken on just a normal Headphones-Testing-Day™   The L1 is in the second row, the third can from the left, between the D5000 and DT770 Edition.   . . .   About the L1:   THE GOOD:   + very tight seductive bass   + really enjoyable wearing comfort (memory foam pads)   + relatively good build quality and materials (metal, leather)   + good isolation for a semi-open can   + no piercing highs     THE NEUTRAL:   o nice and classy design with kind of an aggressive optical approach   o for some too much bass   o not balanced sounding ...
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More Reviews


Outstanding build quality, good overall sound


Pros: excellent build quality, detachable cable, comfortable, good bass,

Cons: parts not changeable, carpet in lower highs, too low clamping force (moves on head)

I bought this cans because I needed a pair of headphones for outside mobile use with a normal phone/mp3-player. As such, the design and build quality were the most important factors to decide.   In this regards, the Fidelio L1 is an excellenct choice, as they are beautiful and have a very solid feel to it - everything on this headphone consists of either metal or leather. The leather ear feels very soft and plushy, but not as plushy and comfortable as for example the Beyerdynamic DT series' velour pads - they do get warm on the ears after some while, but that is a general disadvantage of non-pervorated leather materials. The clamping force is quite nice after some time, but it...
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Marcus Tam

Best headphone I ever had


Pros: very transparent sound, good finishing and premium packaging

Philips Fidelio L1 headphone is the best headphone I ever had. it can re-produce the original sound which the producer did in studio. the product finish is really good. the metail earshell and leather headband shows the good finishing. the packaging is cool and stylish. i really love this headphone.
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