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Philips L1/28 Fidelio Over-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.2 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
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  • High-definition vented neodymium speaker drivers
  • Acoustic semi-open back for natural sound
  • Speakers tilted to the ear's natural angle
  • Excellent noise isolation
  • Oxygen-free, fabric-lined cable for optimal signal
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Product Description

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Product Description

The Philips Fidelio L1 headphones meet the highest standards of sound and comfort, so you can have a truly authentic listening experience. Expertly engineered for natural sound as faithful to the original as possible. And carefully built for enduring comfort.

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy natural, high-fidelity sound wherever you go with the Fidelio L1 Headphones from Philips. Compatible with iPods, iPhones, and iPads, these over-ear, headband-style headphones feature neodymium speakers that are tilted to the ear's natural angle for optimal clarity. A semi-open-back design offers spacious acoustics, while memory-foam ear pads adapt to the shape of your ear for greater comfort. The headphones also have an oxygen-free, fabric-lined cable to ensure a high-quality signal.

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L1 headphones contain 40-millimeter drivers for balanced, natural sound.
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Hi-tech design for optimal audio.
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Tilted, High-Definition Speakers for Balanced Sound

The Fidelio L1 headphones contain optimally vented 40-millimeter neodymium speaker drivers that have been carefully tuned and tested to ensure balanced, natural sound. A vent in the center of the driver emphasizes the middle and low frequencies for extended-yet-controlled bass and a transparent midrange. In addition, the speakers are tilted to the ear's natural angle to direct sound straight into the ear canal for greater clarity.

Aluminum Ear Shells to Reduce Resonance

The Fidelio L1's aluminum ear shells are made to reduce resonance and dampen vibrations, resulting in accurate and incisive sound. The ear shells include hand-selected speakers and are mounted on a layer of engineering plastics to make the headphones more stable. The fine-stitched headband is made of real leather.

Semi-Open Back for Spacious Acoustics

The semi-open-back design of these headphones combines the transparent sound of an open back with the deep bass and noise isolation of a fully closed back for a balanced, natural sound. In addition, a finely woven, acoustically resistant fabric built into the acoustic grills minimizes sound leaks and reduces ambient noise for improved performance.

Tuned Frequency Response

Philips acoustics engineers have tuned the Fidelio L1 headphones to achieve an optimal audio balance based on how listeners discern sound. This careful engineering ensures that the headphones reproduce sound that is as faithful as possible to the original recording, using a frequency-response range of 12,000 - 25,000 Hz.

Ear Pads with Memory Foam

The Fidelio L1 headphones come equipped with memory-foam ear pads that adapt to the shape of your ear to seal in bass sounds and keep out ambient noise. As a result, you can achieve a comfortable, ergonomic fit and wear the headphones for long periods of time.

Includes Convenient In-Line Remote

With the Apple-compatible in-line remote and microphone, you can switch tracks, adjust volume, and take calls without taking off your headphones or taking your mobile device out of your pocket. The oxygen-free, fabric-lined cable ensures a high-quality signal, while the included 6.3-millimeter adapter plug lets you use the headphones with a greater range of devices. The included storage pouch holds the headphones and their accessories.

Product and Warranty Information

These headphones are compatible with the iPhone (3GS and 4), iPod classic (120 GB and 160 GB), iPod nano (4th, 5th, and 6th generations), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations), iPod shuffle (3rd and 4th generations), the iPad, and the iPad 2. They measure 8.0 by 6.8 by 3.1 inches (H x W x D) and weigh 0.6 pounds.

The Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

About Philips

With a proud history in technology, including the invention of the compact audio tape cassette and the CD, Philips is committed to understanding and meeting the needs and desires of consumers.  With over 50,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, receiving numerous international design and acoustics awards every year.

What's in the Box

Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones, in-line remote, 6.3-millimeter adapter plug, and storage pouch.

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Fidelio L1 Headphones
At a Glance:
  • 40-millimeter drivers with neodymium magnets
  • Speakers are tilted to ear's natural angle for optimal clarity
  • Semi-open-back design for spacious sound
  • Memory-foam ear pads adapt to your ear shape
  • Oxygen-free, fabric-lined cable ensures high-quality signal
  • One-year limited warranty
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Speakers are tilted to ear's natural angle for optimal clarity. View larger.

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Shell Design Sealed Semi-open
Drivers 40mm Neodymium 40mm Neodymium
Ideal For Outdoor Listening Indoor Listening

Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 4 x 9.8 x 7.7 inches
Item Weight 9.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Manufacturer Philips Peripherals and Accessories
Item model number L1/28
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,600 in Electronics > Headphones > Over-Ear Headphones
#30,252 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#31,865 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
Date first available at October 1, 2012

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I'm gonna write a quick impression since there isn't too many information and/or reviews on this headphone, especially from a basshead.
This is just my opinion and is based on my preference. I'm a basshead but my demand for bass is not what it used to be. Bass is still my top criteria when purchasing headphones followed by curiosity. Other headphones I've owned are, AKG K550, Audio Technica M50, Sennheiser HD428, HD238, Beats PRO, V-Moda Crossfade, and many more.

To start, these are great looking headphones, they're built really good and it's one of the more durable headphones I've ever had. They are also very comfortable and are not too bulky.

I listen to mostly edm, rap, than indie rock and country. To my ears this headphone works great with all these genre of music. For rap I just turn up the bass on my FiiO E11 to 2 and it gives me enough bass and impact. Bass hits hard when the track calls for it and behaves when it don't. The bass quantity is probably a couple of notches above entry level bass for bassheads. If you're new or is still in the "Beats phase" where you want a huge amount of bass this is not the headphone for you. The bass on this headphone is more for the seasoned basshead who has learned to appreciate good controlled bass while sacrificing a little bit of quantity for quality.

The mids are pretty good for me, vocals are great and forward, but sometime it does get a bit shouty at high volume, but only on some track.

The highs could use some sparkle and this will probably be the reason why some might not like this headphone. I like warm/dark sounding headphones so this don't really bother me.
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I have recently spent a great deal of time trying to get the best pair of headphones I can for under £200. After extensive research I went through the following headphones before settling on the Philips Fidelio L1 headphones. You may find some of my comments useful regarding how the other headphones fared:

Philips Fidelio X1 - Absolutely superb sounding headphones! Build quality is incredible for the price. They made my music sound great and I have very eclectic taste. It was with huge regret that I sent them back due to the non-replaceable velour pads being too itchy for me. I tried over a number of days to get used to them but to no avail. I'd buy them again in a heartbeat if they had softer material for the earpads, such as that used by Beyerdynamic. To anyone who may not have sensitive skin like me, these should DEFINITELY be on your check list! Note: these are considered to be a dark headphone (one that has less treble presence than a strictly flat headphone). This is an evaluation I would agree with.

Audio Technica AT-M50X - A very good sounding headphone with tremendous detail and superb bass reproduction. Their presentation was very different to that offered by the Fidelio X1 and is a much more forward, brighter sound. Bass goes surprisingly low on these things given the size of their driver. I played some dubstep and was truly wowed by the quality of bass produced. The presentation of the sound is also more immediate due to the closed back nature of the design. I thought they were very well designed and made and had a nice studio headphone look to them. However, a slightly sibilant treble and smallish opening to the earpads that squashed the edges of my ears causing pain ended the deal. A pity, as generally they were very good.
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Background: I previously owned the Bose AE2s and Sony MDR7506s. I gave the MDR7506s to my wife because the clamping was so severe that I could only listen to them for approximately 30 minutes before my head was throbbing. I picked up the AE2s because after the MDR7506s I wanted something comfortable and flexible. I wanted something I could just as easily listen to at work, on the plane, at home, for music, for games, and that had a mic and remote. The Fidelio L1s fit the bill nicely.

Fit and Finish: The fit and finish of these cans are among the best I have seen. Compared to the AE2s these are on another planet. The aluminum is beautiful, the housings are understated and classy, and the construction is solid. Nothing moves, nothing creaks, nothing stretches in any way it shouldn't. The construction on the MDR7506s was also good but they have more of a studio look (and sound) than the Fidelio L1s. The Fidelio L1s are extremely comfortable. I am still working on breaking them in so there is some minor clamping, nothing compared to the MDR7506s but not as comfortable as the AE2s. That being said, they provide a very good seal; I get very little leakage - I don't disrupt others at work. Also, the tangle-free braided cable is a nice touch.

Sound: The bass is good and punchy. The bass could probably be slightly tighter and deeper, but I am not too enamored with heavy bass. The bass that I get out of these headphones is great for all types of music from any source. If you are looking for headphones for heavy dubstep these may not satisfy you. The sound is somewhat dark in general; the treble is somewhat subdued (not fatiguing) while the bass is slightly more prominent (slightly loose). That being said the reproduction is very pure, similar to the MDR7506s.
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