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Philips Fidelio L1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 reviews of Philips Fidelio L1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The comfort and sound also get good comments. There are some negative views about the price. Comments about the portability and size are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips Fidelio L1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones review: Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones


Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones

The ; are full-size, over-the-ear headphones with a top-grade build, user-replaceable headphone cables, and an inline remote with a microphone and volume controls.

The Fidelio L1s can't fold for compact storage and the soft travel pouch doesn't offer much protection.

The beautifully built Philips Fidelio L1 headphones are truly an audiophile's set, sounding sweet with portable speakers and home hi-fi systems.

Mar, 2012

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PHILIPS Fidelio L1 Headphones


Built with high definition speakers, luxurious components and aluminum housing, the new Fidelio Headphones L1 offer you an authentic listening experience, either at home or whilst out and about, so you can listen to the true details of your favorite...

Aug, 2012

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Philips Fidelio L1 – We are on a roll here…


Ok so back we go to Philips again and fresh from my fun filled budget journey with the Citiscape Downtown I am turning now to the more serious, and more expensive, flagship, the Fidelio L1.

These headphones, being mostly metal in construct are not the lightest in their class but they feel pretty darn sturdy and the fine engineering gives a very balanced and comfortable wearing experience. Isolation wise they are semi-open but isolate...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Chip Chick (

Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones Review – The Bentley of Headphones?


When a pair of headphones are styled to capture the beauty of a Bentley automobile, then you know you have just put something special on your head. Philips ...

Great sound reproduction that shows its loves of the mids and highs. Solid construction. Very comfortable to wear, and quite simply a beautiful looking pair of headphones

Not easily portable. Those who love their bass may not be easily impressed

May, 2012


Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Philips Fidelio L1


Serious semi-open back headphones, and the best Philips ones we've heard in ages.

Great design ; Excellent clarity ; Versatile

Need amp for best results

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones review


Do the Philips Fidelio L1 headphones offer enough substance to back up the style?

Retro design and sturdy build ; Excellent audio ; Non-tangle cable

Expensive ; Could do with longer TV cable

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips Fidelio L1 review


Comfortable, easy-going headphones with a refined sound

A refined yet engaging sound that’s easy to listen to over long periods ; fine build and finish ; comfortable ; low levels of sound leakage

Some rivals sound more dramatic

Want a pair of comfortable, easy-going headphones? Give these Philips Fidelio L1s a go and you won’t be disappointed

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones


Philips told us it considers itself to be, first and foremost, a high-end audio brand. We've seen some evidence of this in its TVs, to be honest. It's one of few firms that takes TV sound seriously, and the results are always impressive. Its iPod and...

Comfortable to wear, sound terrific, excellent build quality, iPod and standard cables provided

Expensive, bass can be a little weak, pop can sound crushed

These headphones might not have the greatest bass response in the world, but with a bit of EQ from your device, you can almost certainly boost that. We used an iPod Touch with "bass boost" turned on for most of our listening. This is because we favour...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : James Rivington (

Philips Fidelio L1 review


Philips aims for audio accuracy with its new premium L1 headphones

Sparkling clarity ; Premium build ; Lightweight

Inconsistent bass

Mar, 2012

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Philips Fidelio L1 Headphones


The beautifully built Philips Fidelio L1 headphones are truly an audiophile's set, sounding sweet with portable speakers and home hi-fi systems.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black
Waterproof: No
Wearing style:Head-band


Acoustic system:Closed / Semi-open
Driver unit:1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Supraaural
Headphone frequency:12 - 25000
Headphone sensitivity:105
Impedance:26 / 32
Magnet type:Neodymium
Maximum input power:200
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
Wearing style:Head-band

Other Features

Compatibility:iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod classic 120GB, iPod classic 160GB, iPod nano 4th Generation, iPod nano 5th Generation, iPod nano 6th generation, iPod shuffle 3rd Generation, iPod shuffle 4th Generation, iPod touch 2nd generation, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation, iPad, iPad 2
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.77 x 3.15 x 7.95
EAN/UPC/GTIN (outer carton):1 06 09585 22098 7
EAN/UPC/GTIN (packaging):6 09585 22098 0
Gross weight of outer carton:4.53
Gross weight outer carton:4.53
Headphone connectivity:6.3 mm
Height outer carton:10.2
Length outer carton:8.62
Net weight of outer carton:1.6
Net weight outer carton:1.6
Number of products included:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):7.68 x 40.2 x 94.5
Package length:40.2
Packaging net weight:0.802
Packaging tare weight:1.24
Quantity outer carton:2
Storage pouch:
Tare weight outer carton:2.93
Width outer carton:8.03

Packaging Content

Plug adapter:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:0.402
Package height:9.84 / 94.5
Package type:Blister / Box
Package weight:32.7
Package width:0.768 / 7.68
Packaging type:Blister / Box
Plug adapter: Yes

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Cable Length:43.3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:3.5 mm (1/8")
Wireless technologies:Wired

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:0.402
Package height:9.84 / 94.5
Package weight:32.7
Package width:0.768 / 7.68