Philips Fidelio Fidelio Headphones with lightning connector M2L 40mm drivers/closed-back On-ear Deluxe memory foam cushions Flat folding is rated
Rated 5 out of
Just the best, rediscover your music now!
At last I can listen to 48kHz high-resolution audio files from my iPhone for the first time. The sonic advantage of bypassing a flaky analogue headphone port are clear, crystal clear, in fact the clearest I have ever heard.
The design is superb from the plug upwards. It's Apple's Lightning connector that separates these Philips Fidelio M2L’s from every other pair of headphones I have tried, however it means there's no way of inputting an analogue signal. It also means the connector, cable and volume dial are unaffected by crosstalk and audio noise that can degrade an analogue signal.
The volume dial and playback controls are located on the right ear cup and you can also pause your music or answer a call by tapping the right ear cup as well.
The soundstage is open and revealing with a particularly detailed dynamic bass response that has improved with each hours listening, through my first week of using these beauties. There's no hiss, or noise from the cable or headphone controls at all, so the sound is really clean and crisp with a superb bass response.
The only negatives are that these headphones are locked to the Apple Lightning connector and can only be used on Apple devices. They are not wireless and do not have any noise cancelling, but for me this is a small sacrifice for such superb sound quality, go ahead try them, you will not regret it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-03-24