5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Bargain of the century,
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This review is from: Philips Fidelio X1/00 Hi-Fi Stereo Indoor Headphones (Electronics)
I got these last week for £151. I see they've increased to £183 but they are still a steal at that price!
These just sound so 'right' the moment you put them on your head and press play.
There really is nothing to complain about at this price point (aside from the open backs).
Comments about changing the cable and comparisons to £650 - £1000+ headphones should be taken with pinches of salt. It's just Audiophile nerdiness spilling over into the 'budget' sector. Whilst sound quality is entirely subjective, most of the negative criticism I've seen directed at the X1 really is just nitpicking.
Probably one of the best all rounders ever made and handsome to boot. High end Sennheisers are among the ugliest things I've ever seen, let alone headphones. How Philips have combined excellent sound quality, good looks, good build quality and high comforts levels, for £150-£180 is a mystery, but one you should take advantage of immediately :-)