Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by audioguy1
Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium Over-Ear Headphones Review
Phillips has always made pretty impressive headphones and speakers (and other pieces of consumer sound equipment), but they haven’t put out a true game changing piece of hardware in a while.
That all changed the moment that the Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium headphones hit the market.
Designed and developed from the ground up with one purpose in mind – to give serious audio enthusiasts and professionals high fidelity headphones at an affordable price point – these headphones blow away the competition on multiple fronts.
But are they the perfect set of headphones for you?
Let’s find out!
As far as sound quality is concerned, these premium over ear headphones are capable of near modern miracles.
Taking advantage of advanced audio reproduction hardware that has been compressed into a ridiculously tight footprint, these headphones are going to stone you when you listen to your favorite music.
Using advanced pre-tilted drivers, open back architecture, and finely tuned ear shells that reduce residents and vibration to reproduce flawless sound (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), it’s easy to understand why so many professionals are turning to these headphones when they want to make sure that they get the music right.
Consumers are going to be absolutely over the moon with everything that these headphones break to the table!
The overall fit on the new Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium headphones is quite comfortable, thanks in large part to the acoustic open back architecture of the actual cups themselves.
Rather than completely and totally encapsulate the ear, these open architecture cups are going to provide a bit of predictability on the back-end without ever threatening to compromise sound quality. This really increases the overall comfort level of these headphones, especially for individuals that intend to wear them for longer periods of time.
Sticking to a pretty clean and modern design aesthetic, these headphones aren’t going to grab all that much attention on the street (like a set of Beats might), but they certainly aren’t “Plain Jane”, either.
Very much looking like the studio quality headphones that they are, they are a little bit over-sized, a little bit chunky, and very much attractive. You are going to absolutely love the look and feel of these headphones!
- Takes advantage of acoustic open back architecture for improved audio quality and fidelity
- Leverages pre-tilted drivers for next to no sound reflection
- Ear cups were created to reduce residents and vibration while at the same time canceling out ambient noise
- Not the cheapest set of studio headphones on the block
- Don’t carry the same cachet as a set of Beats, for example
- Aren’t quite as lightweight or as flexible as other options on the market right now
Philips definitely pulled out all of the stops when they created the brand-new Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium headphones. Next generation studio quality premium headphones through and through, the odds are pretty good that you’re going to fall in love with these new headphones.