Philips Fidelio X2 Hi-Res Headphones £129.99 @   Amazon
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Philips Fidelio X2 Hi-Res Headphones £129.99 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"jonb2412"Found 25th Aug 2017
Philips Fidelio X2 Hi-Res Headphones, better than the sennheisers?
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Great headphones. Great price.
Best value true audiophile grade headphone IMO.
Very good price for great headphones . I paid £160 for them a while ago and thought that was a great deal! I have listened to couple of sennheisers and to my ears X2's are superior. Hot!
Hot
Just looking at the comparison on that Amazon page - interesting that the L2 is the only pair of headphones that has a high definition Neodymium driver.

While this is classed as hi-res, it doesn't appear reflected in the driver...

Although it's certainly got a wider frequency range.
Always wanted these but gave up my personal space to my kids. Only place open back cans could have been used. Sad face
Banned
good price.
Fantastic headphones. I got them on Prime Day for the same price and they're much better than the Audio Technica M50X I was using before. Have some heat!
See the weight of the M50X is stated at 950 gms, thats heavy.
Fantastic deal, ordered a set last night
I used to own the Fidelio M1 (on ear version) of these, and the bass response was much deeper. External sounds weren't as isolated as the M2, but I flipping loved that deep bass. The cover of one cushion started coming off after one year so I upgraded to M2s. Although the sound is excellent overall, I still miss the M1s. That being said, I do think the M2s are superb. I chose them over the twice as expensive Bose QC25's - the noise cancelling made me feel unbalanced/nauseous after an hour of listening.
Any sound pros on here?

Would i need a sound card in my PC to get the most out of these or is onboard sound good enough these days?
That's a stupid good deal. Been sitting in my wishlist for quite a while hoping to find them on sale at some point and this is much better than I was hoping for!
seanmorris10037 m ago

Any sound pros on here?Would i need a sound card in my PC to get the most …Any sound pros on here?Would i need a sound card in my PC to get the most out of these or is onboard sound good enough these days?


These are only 32 Ohms, so very easy to drive. Onboard audio will likely be ok if you've got a half decent motherboard.

But you will still likely be somewhat volume-limited there, so it depends on how loud you like to go. At moderate volumes, onboard is more than fine. If you want to push higher, you'll still probably want a bit of amplification. But you dont need it to get the proper sound from them like higher ohm headphones.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 25th Aug 2017
seanmorris10036 m ago

Any sound pros on here?Would i need a sound card in my PC to get the most …Any sound pros on here?Would i need a sound card in my PC to get the most out of these or is onboard sound good enough these days?


I have these and use them with my laptop, phone, PS4 controller, etc. all the time and they give great sound and enough volume, you don't need any extra equipment to drive them. Highly recommended
I just read they are open back, i dont really wanna be blasting my music so other people can hear it, i need a closed pair, i have £200 to spend, very hard to pick :\
Bigfootpete4 h, 7 m ago

Just looking at the comparison on that Amazon page - interesting that the …Just looking at the comparison on that Amazon page - interesting that the L2 is the only pair of headphones that has a high definition Neodymium driver. While this is classed as hi-res, it doesn't appear reflected in the driver...Although it's certainly got a wider frequency range.




It's just marketing. These are better.
I'm also looking for a closed option. Any suggestions / well priced options?
I bought these about a year ago and think I paid more than this from warehouse deals. Really happy with them, with or without a dac. I use them with a headset cable too with the ps4 and they do a fantastic job at that too.
seanmorris10035 m ago

I just read they are open back, i dont really wanna be blasting my music …I just read they are open back, i dont really wanna be blasting my music so other people can hear it, i need a closed pair, i have £200 to spend, very hard to pick :\


These are very open. Closed choices aren't great.


_pierce16 m ago

I bought these about a year ago and think I paid more than this from …I bought these about a year ago and think I paid more than this from warehouse deals. Really happy with them, with or without a dac. I use them with a headset cable too with the ps4 and they do a fantastic job at that too.


Without a DAC? So analog sources?
@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use case would be the office, so I'd have to settle with closed - still looking for a solution which has great sound for <£150 ideally too. Bought some MX50s for a relative last xmas for £90 - and they've been nowhere near that price since unfortunately!
feiufhe97f88 m ago

@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use …@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use case would be the office, so I'd have to settle with closed - still looking for a solution which has great sound for <£150 ideally too. Bought some MX50s for a relative last xmas for £90 - and they've been nowhere near that price since unfortunately!


No that's not what I meant. Choices lack in the closed space around £200.

DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm perhaps? 250 Ohm if you have decent gear.
Edited by: "rev6" 25th Aug 2017
rev66 m ago

No that's not what I meant. Choices lack in the closed space around …No that's not what I meant. Choices lack in the closed space around £200.DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm perhaps? 250 Ohm if you have decent gear.


Thanks - I looked at those last week, look to be very highly rated. Not sure if current Amazon price of £125 is decent. Looks like (CCC) they've been cheaper this year, though not <100 for a couple of years.
Ordered, cheers
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Chart if anyone is interested
feiufhe97f822 m ago

@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use …@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use case would be the office, so I'd have to settle with closed - still looking for a solution which has great sound for <£150 ideally too. Bought some MX50s for a relative last xmas for £90 - and they've been nowhere near that price since unfortunately!


You can still find another pair of ATH-M50X's(I'm guessing what you meant?) for less than £150 very easily.

Those would definitely be my recommended choice for closed back in that price range. Comfortable, plus a very warm and balanced sound signature that's good for just about anything except for super precise monitoring. Plus, like these Fidelio X2's, they are low ohm(38), which means you dont necessarily need extra hardware to power them properly.
M50x is so over-hyped and currently equally over priced headphone.
I agree there aren't any really good closed back good value offerings in this price range.
basergorkobal20 m ago

M50x is so over-hyped and currently equally over priced headphone.I agree …M50x is so over-hyped and currently equally over priced headphone.I agree there aren't any really good closed back good value offerings in this price range.


I swear there's a circle jerk going around hating on the M50X's simply because they've become so popular. Heard people saying they are overpriced like Beats or Bose or whatever. Nah. They are popular for a reason. It's not hype, it's not marketing, it's because they're super solid headphones that beat pretty much anything in the price range and even beats many higher priced sets. Something being popular doesn't mean it is overhyped.

If you dont think the value is there, well....I'd say you'd be hard pressed to argue the value of any £100+ headphone. Diminishing returns on value are just unavoidable once you get into the high quality audio sector.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 25th Aug 2017
feiufhe97f81 h, 5 m ago

@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use …@rev6 I understand that open choices are quite possibly better, but my use case would be the office, so I'd have to settle with closed - still looking for a solution which has great sound for <£150 ideally too. Bought some MX50s for a relative last xmas for £90 - and they've been nowhere near that price since unfortunately!


I've bought loads of sub £150 headphones and the best by far were the Audio Technica ATH-ES700, although they cost nearer to £180 when I got them.
I currently have the Philips Fidelio M1MKII and they're also very good headphones so tempted by these for home use as they seem a bit large for on the go.
Great price, which is why I posted this deal after I bought a pair at 1.30am.
Apparently, mine needed moderating so yeah, great site. Thanks HUKD.
I have these, this is an amazing price for what you're getting
Seanspeed2 h, 18 m ago

I swear there's a circle jerk going around hating on the M50X's simply …I swear there's a circle jerk going around hating on the M50X's simply because they've become so popular. Heard people saying they are overpriced like Beats or Bose or whatever. Nah. They are popular for a reason. It's not hype, it's not marketing, it's because they're super solid headphones that beat pretty much anything in the price range and even beats many higher priced sets. Something being popular doesn't mean it is overhyped.If you dont think the value is there, well....I'd say you'd be hard pressed to argue the value of any £100+ headphone. Diminishing returns on value are just unavoidable once you get into the high quality audio sector.


And have you owned them and compared them to many other headphones?
Over-hyped is exactly what they are. They are popular because people think they are. Like most celebrities.
Most people don't have a clue. If this is the first decent pair of headphones they buy they'll be praising them.
basergorkobal3 h, 18 m ago

And have you owned them and compared them to many other …And have you owned them and compared them to many other headphones?Over-hyped is exactly what they are. They are popular because people think they are. Like most celebrities. Most people don't have a clue. If this is the first decent pair of headphones they buy they'll be praising them.


It's not hype in this case my fidelio x1 keep my sennheiser hd650 in the cupboard
cant recommend these enough
morrig9 h, 56 m ago

See the weight of the M50X is stated at 950 gms, thats heavy.


they really dont feel heavy at all on the head and are super comfortable
i own x1's and thinking of buying these just for future use
Edited by: "C64" 25th Aug 2017
C6420 m ago

It's not hype in this case my fidelio x1 keep my sennheiser hd650 in the …It's not hype in this case my fidelio x1 keep my sennheiser hd650 in the cupboardcant recommend these enough


I think they're talking about the M50X's.
basergorkobal5 h, 47 m ago

And have you owned them and compared them to many other …And have you owned them and compared them to many other headphones?Over-hyped is exactly what they are. They are popular because people think they are. Like most celebrities. Most people don't have a clue. If this is the first decent pair of headphones they buy they'll be praising them.


I haven't owned them, but have used them on a number of occasions. They really are quite good. I have a proper 'overhyped' closed back headphone in the Bose AE2(got them for free a while back) and the M50X's absolutely smash them. If I wasn't such a big disciple of open-backed headphones, I'd order some M50X's in a heartbeat.

You really sound like some generic cynic here who thinks that something being popular means it's obviously overhyped. Your 'celebrity' analogy is another strong tell of that.
C642 h, 42 m ago

It's not hype in this case my fidelio x1 keep my sennheiser hd650 in the …It's not hype in this case my fidelio x1 keep my sennheiser hd650 in the cupboardcant recommend these enough


I'm not referring to x2 but m50x.
I also own a pair of x1 and couldn't be happier with them. Only downside compared to hd650 is the weight.
Just ordered a set based on reviews and people's feedback!! 🏼
Hmm, is this worth the extra £50 premium over the HD598 SR...?
Ulti55 m ago

Hmm, is this worth the extra £50 premium over the HD598 SR...?


Yes. Personally. These are a step up. HD600/650 level.
Edited by: "rev6" 26th Aug 2017
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