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Philips Fidelio L2 Reviews

Brooko

Philips Fidelio L2 – Beautiful Sound, Beautiful Looking

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Pros: Balance, clarity, detail, form factor, build quality, aesthetics (looks), fit & comfort (for the most part)

Cons: Non removable pads, flimsy carry bag, pressure point with headband

\ For larger views of any of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual images PREFACE I guess everyone who has been around a while knows the Philips brand, but (for me anyway) it’s been a while since I’ve associated the brand with high end audio. My last foray with Philips was buying 2 pairs of Philips SHP2000 at NZD $20 each for my two (at the time) sub-teen children.  The SHP2000s actually sounded passably decent, they were cheap, and the kids pretty much loved them to death.  The kids are now tween and teen – and have a pair of Momentum on –ears, and UE6000s respectively – and to date I hadn’t heard another Philips headphone.   INTRODUCTION When...
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wolfjeanne

Excellent all-rounder

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Pros: Sturdy, quite good looking, balanced sound, good all-rounder, excellent layering, impactfull bass, clear mids, airy highs, seems to scale well

Cons: non-removable earpads, some comfort issues, (obviously) little sound isolation, not the retro-cool looks of the L1

Update 2: . I've been using these for over 2.5 years now, so an update might be appreciated by some of you. Let me first say some words on the durability, since most tests don't cover such a long period, and then comment on their sound and value for money.   The pads were what most people, including me, were most worried about in terms of durability, but the left one is only now showing some wear, and the right one is still completely fine. Moreover, some posts over on the L2 thread suggest that replacement is actually quite doable. The headband is showing some use marks though in two places. The first one is purely cosmetic, with the leather losing it's blackness near the ear cups...
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DJScope

Absolutely brilliant! – Clarity, beauty and balance

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Pros: Detail & clarity, beautifully designed, sturdy materials, balanced & natural sound signature, removable cable.

Cons: Non-removable pads.

Firstly, I'd like to thank @d marc0 for including me on this tour. It's always a great experience and privilege to be a part of such a great community which organises these tours for members like myself to try out new gear that we may not have a chance to audition. I do feel very lucky to be a part of it. Disclaimer: I did not purchase the Philips Fidelio L2 and do not own it. I've had 1 week with it and the thinksound rain2. So please take what I have to say with a grain of salt, or two.     Philips is one of those brands that I would always dismiss in the headphone game. In the early years I’ve tried one or two headphone from Philips which weren’t exactly...
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hawkeye3110

The Phillips Fidelio L2 is great for the right price

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Pros: Comfort, Build, Price

Cons: Very small gripes with cable and earpads

    This is a review of the Phillips Fidelio L2. I got these on Black Friday for $100 and in the 6 weeks I've had them it is a steal for the price. I wanted to finally get a decent pair of headphones that were affordable. I wanted something that was good all around. I wanted something unique since everyone has hd598 and m50x.      The packaging is nice with a large box with protective padding on the inside to protect the headphones. Other than the headphones, the box includes a fabric carrying pouch, 2 removable cables (one with a one button mic and one without), and some pamphlets.      The headphones have really nice build quality. Metal on the...
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Jackpot77

Crystal clear and down and dirty - Philips' Fidelio L2 over-ears provide the voice of an angel with a bassy face

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Pros: Great bass depth, crystal clear presentation, micro-details, conveys emotion in male and female vocals brilliantly

Cons: Headband could be more comfortable, sound leakage due to semi-open design, lack of hard case, midrange might be a bit lean for some

Philips Fidelio L2 – initial impressions I picked up the Fidelio L2s as part of a swap deal on Head-Fi as my first “proper” pair of middle-range over ear headphones. These were picked up as an experiment to dip my toes in the water with regards to over-ear ‘phones, and see what differences there are between a mid-fi IEM and a lower-tier over-ear for reference. About me: newly minted audiophile, late 30s, long time music fan and aspiring to be a reasonably inept drummer. Listen to at least 2 hours of music a day on my commute to work – prefer IEMs for out and about, and a large pair of headphones when I have the house to myself and a glass in my hand. Recently started converting my...
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White Lotus

Philips Fidelio L2 - semi-open bassheads dream

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Pros: BASS, build quality, overall clear and strong sound signature

Cons: Headband pressure

Foreword:   I'm a production manager, but focus mostly on sound engineering. I install and tune a lot of P.A equipment, and also mix live acts in : - live venues, - concert halls, - bars, and - nightclubs. I've taken a huge liking to headphones, and IEM's in particular. I like the idea of having my own personal PA system, that I can take with me anywhere. Especially with Rockbox being in such advanced stages, and such great low-impedance portable amps coming out, you can really seem to get any sound signature you wish out of a portable rig.   Phillips Fidelio L2 review.     Build quality: Absolutely superb. I've always enjoyed the build quality of...
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