Rated 3 out of
Very good product
this is a very good product I recommend thsi to all my fireds
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of
I tried many pairs of headphones at this same price point before choosing the X2. Everything from games to lossless high-definition audio sounds pristine. The headphones feel so rock solid, but the weight and balance make them extraordinarily comfortable and I can wear them for hours without fatigue. Highly recommended to all my friends and family.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic sounding headphone
The Fidelio X2 is simply amazing. The build quality is superb, with a lot of metal and quality plastics. Braided cable is awesome and is 3.5mm stereo. Comfort is great with the velour memory foam pads (were removable with no glue). Sound quality is fantastic.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of
With its second iteration of the Fidelio X series Philips have further refined the model and proven that they are serious in their quest to melt the hearts of music lovers.
Frequency response: 5-40,000 Hz
Impedance: 30 Ohm
Sensitivity: 100 dB @ 1mW
Speaker diameter: 50 mm
Acoustic system: Open
Cable: 3 m, detachable
1. These are among of the best-sounding headphones that I have owned. Being of the open type Philips X2 offer a sweet combination of spacial sound, warmth and surprisingly articulate bass. It is difficult not to fall in love with them.
2. They are extremely comfortable, because they sit around the years (as opposed to pressing on them). Your ears will not heat up in the open cups even in warm weather.
3. They are built like a tank: headband and cups are made of steel and it is difficult to imagine that they could break, when bumped or dropped, or fall apart on their own with the passing of time (See picture 1 below).
4. Detachable oxygen-free high-quality braided cable upgraded from the X1 model. No proprietary connections means that you could buy your own cable, if you wish.
5. With their low impedance of just 30 Ohm and sensitivity of 100 dB @ 1mW Fidelio X2 are easily driven even by a smartphone.
6. Memory foam cushions, wrapped in soft black velour (See picture 2 below). Since the outer material is not faux leather, it will not start flaking off 12 months after the purchase. Moreover, the cushions are removable which means that you can clean or exchange them.
1. At 380 g Fidelio X2 are not exactly light, so using steel has its drawbacks. However, for me personally, solid construction is more important than weight. Sony MDR 1A for example are as light as a feather, but they are still uncomfortable to wear over long periods of time, they sometimes make creaking sounds and your ears will get sweaty. This needs to be considered carefully.
2. Fidelio X2 are enormous (height: 23 cm, width: 20 cm) and do not fold. For the price, Philips should have included a hard case or a soft pouch in the package. Since the headphones are so big, you may find out that they do not fit in your desk drawer. To make matters worse, it is very difficult to find a headphone case (from any manufacturer) that they can fit in. I had to make my own soft pouch in the end! (See picture 4 below). The front and back are made of felt (you can buy some from a store selling fabric) and the brown sides are actually cut from a woman’s purse, so it is not difficult or expensive to put together!
3. Because of the fact that X2 are of the open type (the cups are in essence made of metal mesh, not solid material – see picture 1 below) everyone in the room will know what you are listening to. It is a bit like having small-size speakers attached to your head! Therefore, these are not suitable for the office or even the living room if your family members are easily disturbed.
4. Because of their size, weight, the fact that they do not fold, the 3 m cable, the open cups and the type of materials used Fidelio X2 are clearly not engineered with road warriors in mind. Exposing them to wind, rain and dust will not necessarily break them, but it would ruin them nevertheless.
5. Aesthetic considerations: Although the headband is covered in real leather, the latter looks more like plastic (See picture 3 below). The soft velour used as outer layer of the cushions is a magnet for dust (See picture 2 below). The cups are made of metal, but the edges do not meet perfectly (See picture 1 below).
6. There have been multiple reports of quality issues: dulled sound, glued cushions, the problem with metal edges mentioned above. Apparently, production of X2 has been entrusted to several producers some of which are not up to the task. The pair reviewed here has been made by WOOX Innovations Netherlands B. V. and is not affected by sound reproduction problems or the glued cushions gate, hence the five-star rating.
1. Fidelio X2 are probably the best sounding and most comfortable headphones in this price range. There are more expensive and arguably, better sounding headphones on the market, but those are usually priced exuberantly and require amplification.
2. I have never held a sturdier pair of headphones in my hands. Real steel in the headband and cups, real leather in the headband, no corner cutting.
3. They cost a considerable amount of money. I had to think long and hard before buying them. That said, they are actually cheaper than premium headphones of comparable quality.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of
I've owned these headphones for 3 months now and I'm very pleased with them. To me they have a very warm sound, I use mine with an oppo ha-2 DAC but they also sound great directly from my iPhone 6 or iPod classic with both devices able to drive the headphones plenty loud enough!
I find the bass response from these headphones to be sublime, I listen to rock music mostly and never find these headphones fatiguing, the open backed design giving a wider soundstage than my other closed back headphones. The downside to that being that these headphones are large and I wouldn't wear them out of the house, they also leak sound but not excessively, they are really meant for home use! I really feel that these headphones are built to last, being constructed with premium materials, they have a quality feel.
It would have been good if they came with a hard case to keep them dust free whilst stored or even a bag but that's just something you can add yourself, the design and sound are what counts and in that regard they are superb!!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of
This product cannot be beaten for comfort and for the sound quality
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 1 out of
Best Sound, Worst Quality Control
Amazing sound. Clear, accurate, deep, warm, and a little bassy. Highs are there, but the warmness and soundstage is it's strength.
The quality control of these headphones is very poor. The earpads on some batches are glued to the pad attachment pins. This is a mistake, as the pads are designed to hold to the earpiece via friction, so the glue is unnecessary, and is destructive to the plastic and earpad. This makes 3rd party replacement pads a less viable alternative, as the headphone is compromised (not to mention that this Philips should already offer a replacement pad for these headphones anyway -- it's a money maker for them, and investment protection for the end user).
Additionally, there is a thin metal ring that is glued onto the earcup, resting next to the earpad. This metal piece can come unglued on some batches of this headphone. Also, the pads may or may not leech dye onto delicate surfaces, such as paper, desks, and even human skin. Not cool.
If you buy this phone, keep in mind the shortcoming of the manufacture. The sound is there, the quality control isn't.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of
Oh my god. For this price I don't know how so much quality sound is just oosing outa these cans, they sound fantastic & are built like a brick out house. There is a bit of discomfort @ first due to clamping force & the angle they sit at( little extra pressure on your upper jaw. However, once you become acclimated to the fit ( about 10 to 15 minutes) they become invisible & poor pleasure into your ears. FANTASTIC CANS. Well done Philips!!!...
Date published: 2015-07-18