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Philips Fidelio X2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Philips Fidelio X2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and bass quality. The comfort and durability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the size, while the noise isolation and treble quality get negative comments.

usability, durability, comfort, bass quality, sound

portability, treble quality, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips Fidelio X2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Philips Fidelio X2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips Fidelio X2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Techradar Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio X2 review

 

Brilliant headphones for a brilliant price

Brilliant sound ; Superb value ; Premium build ; Very comfortable

Lacks extras

The Philips Fidelio X2's are a superb pair of headphones offering premium comfort and build quality with a sound that rivals even the most vaunted audiophile cans. These headphones are so good. It says a lot that with multiple pairs of far more...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio X2 review

 

Fantastic sound quality for the price, but the open-back design means you can't take the Fidelio X2 out of the house

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Robbie Khan (neowin.net)

Philips Fidelio X2 headphones review

 

Released in early 2013 the Fidelio X1 offered excellent sonic performance with outstanding build quality. Let's find out if the X2 lives up to the name and how it compares to the competition.

I had an idea of what to expect with the Fidelio X2 having previously owned the X1, both headphones output a smooth and fun sound. The X1 is slightly less refined though it makes up for that with slightly meatier bass. The sound output by both of them...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Fidelio X2, a unique blend of warmth and open back spaciousness

 

This review won't be too detailed, just a vote of respect for such a fine pair of headphones. I tend to like warm toned headphones, rather than purely neutral sets, and the Philips Fidelio X2 has met my expectations in its ability to bring some bass...

Good bass response for open back, excellent build quality, comfortable, removable cord

Slightly recessed mids, highs are sometimes sharp edged

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Very Fine Open Headphones...Yet Fun

 

At $225, I can't imagine anything better. The build quality would do a $1000 headphone justice. Fit is very comfortable and snuggly on the head. Sound is VERY dynamic and full bodied. Mids are slightly recessed but overall balance very good. Bass is...

Value, Voluminous Base, Good Balance/Tone, Damn Fun, Good with any Genre Music

Bass can get a shade wooley at times like many open headphones.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

My favourite headphones!

 

A short review comparing these to a few other headphones that I own: NAD HP50, Bose QC25, and Sennheiser HD595. Listening via Dragonfly Red and Aune X1s. These are the only headphones I own that will survive a nuclear apocalypse. They're built so well...

Build, comfort, forward sound, strong and clean bass, just everything!

Sound leakage and isolation, large size, not fashion cans.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

MEh..

 

So, I did a lot of reading when it came to this purchase, however, no amount of reviewing can objectively explain what you are actually going to hear when you plug them in - so I said 'screw it!' and purchased my X2's from a retailer overseas for an...

quality of build, curb appeal

lack of clarity, unrefined mids/highs

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Best headphones around £200 for modern music enjoyment

 

I own these for almost a year, so I thought they deserve my positive opinion in written form (I wouldn't call it a review). At the beginning I have to make clear I am not a professional audiophile, not even an audiophile. I just like my music in the...

Awesome bass, thick sound, comfort, price, fun

not for neutral fans, not for monitoring

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

BASS, and yet not useless in other frequencies!

 

This particular pair of X2 appear to have glue only on the pegs, not anywhere else. Sound like all other good X2. So I get the box in the mail, and upon first inspection I notice that you might have to run over these with a car to destroy them. Plenty...

BASS, build quality, overall package.

pads a bit stiff, a bit clampy.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Fun and colored - flavor of the year?

 

This is one popular set of headphones in 2016 pretty much everywhere. The X2 have often been compared to the top-class models of "mid-fi" headphones (Sennheiser HD600, HD650 etc.), but I must say, they don't quite get to that level in pure sound...

Nice bass for an open can, well built, non-fatiguing sound signature

Very colored highs, recessed mids, hard earpads

Feb, 2016