Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best headphones I have heard so far, 25 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Philips Fidelio X1/00 Hi-Fi Stereo Indoor Headphones (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I own or have owned several headphones (Among them Sennheiser HD 570 which these replaces, Bose AE (Triport), JVC HA-NC250, Soundmagic E10) but these are by FAR the best but also the most expensive by a small margin.
They are definitely worth the price in my opinion as none of the others I have come close to the performance of these.
I literately said wow when i first heard them. My wife had the same reaction even though she's not the kind to just sit around and listen to music. She is now.

The clarity, soundstage and separation of the different instruments blows all else I have had or tried out of the water.
There's a richness to the music that is hard to explain but is very addictive. It makes it hard to leave these headphones at home when going out.

The bass goes deep and has impact even at low listening levels when playing through my Titanium HD sound card. I find myself enjoying music and tapping my toes at listening levels where none of my other headphones are "alive".
They leak a fair amount of sound but nothing I consider a problem. I listen to them in the bedroom while my wife and 6 months old son are asleep 2m. away. I wouldn't take them with me on a bus ride due to the leakage (both in and out) though.

They sound great out of my Macbook Air and iPhone, but the latter needs to up the volume a bit before they open up. But when I plug them into my home computer with a good sound card the soundstage becomes noticeably broader and instruments sounds more full.

I had read around the web that the supplied cable is not up to par. I didn't think about it at first as they sounded great out of the box but decided to try and swap the cable for a cheap one I had lying around. I must say that the difference is noticeable. After trying out both I would say that the stock cable has a harshness to it compared to the other which sounds a bit softer in the treble and more airy in the bass. I definitely prefer the latter. So if you buy these I would recommend you to try it with another (cheapish) cable as it did make a small but noticeable difference to me with almost no extra cost.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]