Philips Fidelio X2 Headphones  - Back to £129 @ Amazon
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Philips Fidelio X2 Headphones - Back to £129 @ Amazon

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Found 19th Mar
Another chance to grab these excellent cans at a very reasonable price.

  • Acoustic open-back architecture for pristine audio fidelity. Frequency response- 5 - 40 000 Hz
  • Dedicated Cable management clip for tangle-free ease
  • Deluxe memory foam earpads for long-wearing comfort
  • Breathable velour cushions to help dispel pressure and heat
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If you want to buy pair of superb quality audiophile headphones now is the time. Absolute bargain.
Approx £93 from Warehouse for "very good", £98 for "like new" with 20% discount.
Edited by: "LeeA" 19th Mar
£116. in warehouse deals as well.

I bought a pair of FidelioL2's on a warehouse deal the other year, thanks to an alert on this site and they are brilliant.
Remember they aren’t the same quality anymore since Marshall took over. The sound characteristics are very different to the first set that were released. Still a good price. I love my X1 but was disappointed when I tested the x2 which I did return to Amazon.
Holgmaster49 m ago

Remember they aren’t the same quality anymore since Marshall took over. T …Remember they aren’t the same quality anymore since Marshall took over. The sound characteristics are very different to the first set that were released. Still a good price. I love my X1 but was disappointed when I tested the x2 which I did return to Amazon.



Really? Marshall are a tiny company compared to Phillips and I don't think Marshall made headphones in house in the first place.
There's no 20% discount on these in the Warehouse deal.
mikeyfive29 m ago

There's no 20% discount on these in the Warehouse deal.


Yeah these aren't eligible for some reason. Really disappointing...
I just went for the new ones. Still a great price.
mikeyfive4 m ago

I just went for the new ones. Still a great price.


I'm really tempted. But I already bought a set of senheisser hd597s about 4 months ago...can I justify another set hmm
SavB49 s ago

I'm really tempted. But I already bought a set of senheisser hd597s about …I'm really tempted. But I already bought a set of senheisser hd597s about 4 months ago...can I justify another set hmm


Course you can, flog your old ones on eBay!

this or dt990?
mikeyfive1 h, 1 m ago

There's no 20% discount on these in the Warehouse deal.


Odd. There certainly was earlier.
SavB1 h, 47 m ago

I'm really tempted. But I already bought a set of senheisser hd597s about …I'm really tempted. But I already bought a set of senheisser hd597s about 4 months ago...can I justify another set hmm


Treat yourself to something decent this time.....

Note: I've not heard these so tread with caution.
Does anyone think these compare to any Grado headphones, if so which ones?
Favourite pair I've owned. My daily driver for work and play. Doesn't need an amp, comfy, and sound great.

I bought for this price late last year.

Pro-tip: Grab a lint roller, too.
Edited by: "mackashworth" 19th Mar
The sound is good, amongst the best for this price (if you dont receive a duff one - there seems problems with quality control), but they are only suitable for indoor listening or walking in the street.

These are very leaky - they are open back and the foam does not help. Please dont wear these on your commute as they are really annoying to other people.

There are plenty of competing headpones at this price range (once you factor in discounts) so it depends on the type of music you listen to. They are certainly in the top 5 so will be worth a listen.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 19th Mar
Which would be batter for gaming? These or SHP9500?
Stubee25 m ago

Which would be batter for gaming? These or SHP9500?


These.
Bargain!!!!
Holgmaster8 h, 14 m ago

Remember they aren’t the same quality anymore since Marshall took over. T …Remember they aren’t the same quality anymore since Marshall took over. The sound characteristics are very different to the first set that were released. Still a good price. I love my X1 but was disappointed when I tested the x2 which I did return to Amazon.


Gibson, not Marshall.

And no, the sound characteristics are not 'very different'. They are using the same drivers and same general construction as before.

Changing owners is what scared people and got a whole bunch of nonsense placebo bad impressions as a result because people are silly like that. There was apparently one batch that went out with glued on earpads, which people complained about and said hurt the sound, but that was fixed.

There's no need to fear with buying these. They are just as highly praised as before and there's no 'quality' issues at all.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 19th Mar
Seanspeed10 h, 2 m ago

Gibson, not Marshall. And no, the sound characteristics are not 'very …Gibson, not Marshall. And no, the sound characteristics are not 'very different'. They are using the same drivers and same general construction as before. Changing owners is what scared people and got a whole bunch of nonsense placebo bad impressions as a result because people are silly like that. There was apparently one batch that went out with glued on earpads, which people complained about and said hurt the sound, but that was fixed. There's no need to fear with buying these. They are just as highly praised as before and there's no 'quality' issues at all.


I have the glued on version, they sound great to me.
samyboy1316 h, 26 m ago

this or dt990?


I went for the 990's a good while ago cos I couldn't stretch the extra money for the X2's, but then I ended up buying a portable amp anyway because I wanted to beef up the sound...
I love my 990's, but I'd have rather got the X2's if they were this price. In theory, they shouldn't need an amp either.

P.S. I've never heard the X2's tho, so can't compare the actual sound. But going from the extensive research I've done on both, I'd lean towards the X2's.



Seanspeed10 h, 43 m ago

Gibson, not Marshall. And no, the sound characteristics are not 'very …Gibson, not Marshall. And no, the sound characteristics are not 'very different'. They are using the same drivers and same general construction as before. Changing owners is what scared people and got a whole bunch of nonsense placebo bad impressions as a result because people are silly like that. There was apparently one batch that went out with glued on earpads, which people complained about and said hurt the sound, but that was fixed. There's no need to fear with buying these. They are just as highly praised as before and there's no 'quality' issues at all.


Really want to believe/glad to hear this.
I've heard so many conflicting stories about this issue, that it put me off shelling out that kind of money on what I felt was a gamble.
But at this price, I think it's the tipping point to finally go get a pair!
Reading some reviews, I think there probably was a brief period where they had some interim quality issues after changing manufacturers, but that was in 2016 and is definitely sorted now. These were rated 5* by What Hifi magazine and that was when they were reviewed at £230. I got a pair when they were about this price last year and they are phenomenal headphones; I find them incredibly comfortable and the sound is just delicious with about as much bass as any open backed headphone. Note that they are open backed, so perfect for sitting back in your living room and enjoying high quality music, but lousy for using on the move or with others in the room with you - if you want something closed back of similar quality that you can use on your commute, your next flight or just without annoying the missus, then try the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0.
Buy them and then play Why So Serious by Hans Zimmer, you'll not be disappointed...
Is there any indication when this deal will run out? (assuming it hasn't sold out by then..)
Do Amazon usually tip when a deal will end or anything??

Had this on alert for so long and it's turned up at the worst time for me! Been desperately roaming around the house seeing what I've got that's worth selling off at the local pawn brokers so I can buy these cans!
I think it only lasted for a day or so last time unfortunately. This is however the third or so time they've been down at this price (or lower, lowest price was £116 on 22 Sep 17), so I'm sure you won't have to wait too long if you miss this time.
ukflyboy6 m ago

I think it only lasted for a day or so last time unfortunately. This is …I think it only lasted for a day or so last time unfortunately. This is however the third or so time they've been down at this price (or lower, lowest price was £116 on 22 Sep 17), so I'm sure you won't have to wait too long if you miss this time.


Fair enough. Guess I will just have to be a bit more patient..

Was willing to trade in my DT990's amongst other things, but ideally I'd like to keep those too.
I'm sure your patience will be rewarded. Keeping the DT990s will also give you a good frame of reference when you get the X2s. You might then decide you only need one or the other; I geek out a bit on music (it's my 'thing') so find a good pair of closed backs are also useful to have.
Edited by: "ukflyboy" 20th Mar
mikeyfive22 h, 34 m ago

Course you can, flog your old ones on eBay!


I went for it. Although I already suspect it'll be returned...I got the HD578s for about 45 quid on sale (they're usually close to 100 quid I believe)... Im not surr these will be almost thrice as good at 130 quid...
Who knows though, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
ukflyboy3 h, 5 m ago

I'm sure your patience will be rewarded. Keeping the DT990s will also …I'm sure your patience will be rewarded. Keeping the DT990s will also give you a good frame of reference when you get the X2s. You might then decide you only need one or the other; I geek out a bit on music (it's my 'thing') so find a good pair of closed backs are also useful to have.


Yes that was my thinking, no point trading in the 990's on the off-chance I actually prefer them after listening to both.
Bit of a music lover myself, been Dj'ing for over 20 years. I can get a bit obsessive over these kind of things - I originally started off looking for a decent pair of gaming headsets for around 50 quid or so for my PS4, before going down a huge rabbit hole for weeks learning about audiophile-grade headphones until my brain felt frazzled.. lol.
These are the nicest headphones I've ever listened to.
Stubee19th Mar

Which would be batter for gaming? These or SHP9500?


I'd go for something completely different like cod. Goes well with batter!
These sound fantastic......but the noise leakage is significant so couldn't wear them at home with family around or in the office.

I have a set of Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 and Bose Quiet Comfort 25s and these beat them both with crystal clear, rich sound.

So now I need some that sound just as good but have closed back!
There isn't a huge amount of X2 beating options that are closed back to be honest. Most people recommend either the Momentum 2.0s or the Oppo PM-3s, but neither sound quite as good to me. I you've got an enormous budget, there are the Sony MDZ-Z1R, but they are apparently best described as semi-sealed and are over a grand!
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