Philips Fidelio L1 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Philips Model Fidelio L1
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 270 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Aluminium Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 26 Cable Length (cm) 120
Frequency Response (Hz) 12 - 25000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$299
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 9.0 Bass Impact 9.0
Bass Quality 7.0 Mids Quality 8.0
Highs Quality 8.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 8.0 Portability 9.0
Isolation 4.0 Comfort 7.0
Durability 8.0 Improvement With Amplification 7.0
Value for Money 9.0    
Overall Score 8.0 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member dalethorn on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension9
Bass Impact9
Bass Quality7
Mids Quality8
Highs Quality8
Detail8
Comfort7
Durability8
Value9

The L1 is peculiar, described by Philips as semi-open, and while it does not have the best of either world in soundstage or isolation, if offers something that makes it a bargain at the price in my opinion. The L1 played flat has big bass and very good mids and highs, but with bass reduction becomes one of the best hi-fi headphones under $900 USD or so. The very strong bass even with bass reduction may mask less-than-ideal mids or highs, but all I listened for was the overall sound flat and bass-reduced. And that sound is exceptional (albeit somewhat dark) for $300, and still a good value at twice the price I think. It's full sized, yet totally portable and wearable around the neck all day without any bother.