This is a thread for discussion concerning Philips' new headphone, the Fidelio X1, which first appeared at the 2012 Hong Kong High End AV Show and shortly after at IFA 2012 in Germany. The X1 will be the new flagship of Philips' Fidelio line. Unlike the M1 and L1, it is designed primarily for at home use.
-Drivers: 50mm, Neodymium
-Freq. Response: 10Hz - 40kHz
-Maximum Power Input: 500mW
-THD: <0.1% (No context. Would like to see measurements. L1 also claims <0.1% THD, but Inner Fidelity measurements suggest otherwise.)
-Cable: 3m OFC copper, gold-plated 6.3mm plug, 3.5mm adapter
-Velour memory foam earpads (non-removable)
MSRP: 299€ / $390
Street Price: >= 183€
Release Date: Europe - September 2012, Australia - Early 2013, USA - ???
Pics from IFA taken by pocket-lint.com (Click to show)
Pics of the X1 being worn (Click to show)
Official video from Philips featuring an exploded view of the cups (Click to show)
Initial very brief show impressions:
Edited by manveru - 12/22/12 at 3:00pm