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Philips Fidelio NC1

Philips Fidelio NC1
alaScore 85

48 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Philips Fidelio NC1. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and noise isolation. The portability and comfort are also appreciated.

sound, comfort, portability, noise isolation, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips Fidelio NC1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips Fidelio NC1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Philips Fidelio NC1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and noise isolation are overall positive. The comfort and portability are also mentioned favorably.

sound, portability, comfort, noise isolation, usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2024

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Philips Fidelio NC1 review: One well-designed on-ear noise-canceling headphone

 

The Philips Fidelio NC1 is a compact, well-designed, and very comfortable on-ear headphone that features active noise-canceling powered by a rechargeable battery that offers an impressive 30 hours of battery life. The headphones have a folding design...

Fairly pricey; while the headphones offer a lot of detail, the sound is on the bright side, which may lead to some listening fatigue.

While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Philips Fidelio NC1

 

Active noise-canceling (NC), you'll recall, requires the headphones to counter external ambient noise -- most typically, the drone of jet engines while you're flying -- with an inverse sound wave, thus "canceling" the undesired environmental sound so...

The Philips Fidelio NC1 is a compact, well-designed, and very comfortable on-ear headphone that features active noise-canceling powered by a rechargeable battery that offers an impressive 30 hours of battery life. The headphones have a folding design...

Fairly pricey; while the headphones offer a lot of detail, the sound is on the bright side, which may lead to some listening fatigue.

While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney (rtings.com)

Philips NC1/27 Fidelio Noise Cancelling Premium HEADPHONES

 

The Philips Fidelio NC1 are surprisingly great "on-ear" headphones that have remarkably accurate audio reproduction. They lack a little in their build quality and noise isolation but are quite comfortable for an "on-ear" design.

Comfortable "on-ear" design. ; Great audio reproduction.

Lacking volume controls. ; Slim, potentially fragile build quality. ; Treble delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to positioning.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (techlicious.com)

Review of the Philips Fidelio NC1 Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

A few months ago, I went through an extensive testing process to find the very best active noise canceling (ANC) headphones and found the Bose QuietComfort 25 to have an unmatched combination of audio quality, noise reduction and comfort. So when I got...

For all the reasons above, if I had to choose between the Bose QC25s and the Philips NC1s, I'd go for the NC1s – they sound slightly better, they pack slightly thinner and they wear slightly lighter.

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Philips Fidelio NC1

 

The Philips Fidelio NC1 are noise-cancelling headphones that are part of Philips's premium headphone range. They're for people willing to pay a bit more for great sound, but who also want some style.

Good looks and comfort ; Smooth, fairly balanced sound ; Long battery life

Noise cancellation only OK ; Lack some high-frequency bite ; Not enough grip for runners

These comfortable headphones are great for noisy commutes, although the sound lacks a little bite.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio NC1 review

 

These impressive travel-friendly Fidelio NC1 headphones bring best-in-class noise-cancelling.

Brilliantly balanced sound Great build quality Decent ANC capabilities

Some sound leakage Occasionally you will forget that the ANC is turned on

One of the most comfortable pair of on-ear cans we've used that both look and sound great. The Philips Fidelio NC1 headphones offer up supreme comfort for those who regularly travel long distances.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips Fidelio NC1 review

 

There's a lot to look for in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones - can the Philips NC1s deliver?

Great portability ; Noise cancelling decent ; Plenty of bite and attack ; Decent detail levels ; Good battery life ; Passive playback

Bass lacks punch and depth ; Complex rhythms can sound disjointed ; Leading edges can sound coarse

Great for size and portability, but their sound quality can’t compete with the competition

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Philips Fidelio NC1 review: One well-designed on-ear noise-canceling headphone

 

Over the last few years, Philips has been making some very solid headphones, so we were intrigued to try out the Fidelio NC1 ($300, UK £250, AU$350), which is something of a rarity in today's headphone market -- a high-quality on-ear noise-canceling...

The Philips Fidelio NC1 is a compact, well-designed, and very comfortable on-ear headphone that features active noise-canceling powered by a rechargeable battery that offers an impressive 30 hours of battery life. The headphones have a folding design...

Fairly pricey; while the headphones offer a lot of detail, the sound is on the bright side, which may lead to some listening fatigue

While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio NC1 review

 

Over the last few years, Philips has been making some very solid headphones, so we were intrigued to try out the Fidelio NC1 ($300, UK £250, AU$350), which is something of a rarity in today's headphone market -- a high-quality on-ear noise-canceling...

The Philips Fidelio NC1 is a compact, well-designed, and very comfortable on-ear headphone that features active noise-canceling powered by a rechargeable battery that offers an impressive 30 hours of battery life. The headphones have a folding design...

Fairly pricey; while the headphones offer a lot of detail, the sound is on the bright side, which may lead to some listening fatigue.

While the Philips Fidelio NC1's sound may be a little too forward for some listeners, it does have an excellent design and decent noise-canceling.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Leigh D. Stark (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Philips Fidelio NC1 headphones (NC1/00)

 

Philips has been out of the headphone game for a while, but the company certainly knows a thing or two about audio, so we're keen to see what it can do with its first pair of noise cancelling cans, the NC1. Are these Bose beaters?

Relatively balanced; Decent mids and highs; Fabric cord; Rechargeable battery over microUSB; Works without the power switched on, and provides the same balanced sound when the power is off; Folding design makes the NC1 highly portable; Relies on a...

Bass might be a little weak for some; Not all will find the flat padding comfortable; Expensive;

Mar, 2015
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