Philips Fidelio X2HR High Resolution Headphones with Sound Isolation and Velvet Cushions £109.99 Amazon
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Philips Fidelio X2HR High Resolution Headphones with Sound Isolation and Velvet Cushions £109.99 Amazon

£109.99£17537%Amazon Deals
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Posted 8th Oct
Lowest price ever according to the three camels.
Open box deals under a ton as well.

  • High Resolution audio reproduces music in its purest form
  • Double-layered ear shells engineered for sound precision
  • Deluxe memory foam ear pads for long-wearing comfort
  • Dedicated cable management clip for tangle-free ease. Frequency response - 5 - 40 000 Hz. Impedance - 30 Ohm
  • Included is 3.5 - 6.3 mm adapter, cable clip. Magnet type is neodymium. Speaker diameter is 50 mm
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Intuitive and enjoyable ease of use Philips Fidelio X2HR With the Fidelio X2HR headphones, you’re in for an authentic listening experience in exquisite sound and comfort, in your very own home. Immerse in pristine sound details and custom-fit design that’s crafted for your total enjoyment.

  • Full immersion in pristine details
  • Crafted for comfort
  • 3.5mm to 6.3mm adaptor included
  • Dedicated cable management clip for tangle-free ease
Features:
  • High Resolution audio reproduces music in its purest form
  • Acoustic open-back architecture for pristine audio fidelity
  • Double-layered earshells engineered for sound precision

Breathable velour cushions Crafting the Philips Fidelio X2HR starts with meticulously choosing each material for its functionality and ergonomic comfort. Deluxe memory foam ear-pads are matched with a velour material of optimized density with high breathability, to dissipate pressure and heat for longer-wearing comfort.

Self-adjustable hammock The self-adjustable lightweight hammock features an airy 3D mesh, which is not only breathable, but is flexible enough to ensure a perfect fit – always.

Acoustic open back design An acoustic open-back architecture eliminates air pressure build-up behind the driver, allowing the diaphragm ample free movement, greatly enhancing sound transparency and smoothening extended high frequencies.

High resolution audio High Resolution Audio offers the best in audio performance, reproducing original studio master recordings more faithfully than 16bit/44.1kHz CD formats. This uncompromising quality makes High Resolution Audio the best sound companion for the music lover. Fidelio headphones meet the stringent standards required for the Hi-Res Audio stamp of quality.

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Probably best you can get for that money. Delightfgul sound, very comfortable for long time. Also they are open back, so not best if you wanna use them around others
Had a pair for gaming for about 12 months, highly recommended.
This guy likes them and he really knows his stuff.
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Probably best you can get for that money. Delightfgul sound, very comfortable for long time. Also they are open back, so not best if you wanna use them around others
Had a pair for gaming for about 12 months, highly recommended.
Anyone know if they sound better than a pair of DT990s? Looking for an excuse to upgrade
Incredible price for amazing headphones!
What an amazing price.
This guy likes them and he really knows his stuff.
38625910-kOugt.jpgCheapest ever too. Bought 2 pairs!
Brilliant deal, ordered, cheers OP!
I loved these until the headband snapped, I was using them pretty much daily for gaming/pc use for 4+ years though. I bought these as a replacement:

aliexpress.com/ite…tml (well regarded on headfi etc)

I'd say they are probably not as good as the philips, but I think that is personal preference. The philips do some things better, but the Takstar do other things better.

I'd say the philips at this price point are pretty much unbeatable.
I didn't need another pair of headphones but at this price... bought Cheers OP!
Edited by: "PaulLFC" 8th Oct
guy_good08/10/2019 08:12

Probably best you can get for that money. Delightfgul sound, very …Probably best you can get for that money. Delightfgul sound, very comfortable for long time. Also they are open back, so not best if you wanna use them around others


AKG K702 disagrees.

These are easy to drive but technically inferior to HD600 and HD650 too.

It's a good all rounder and good starting point. Especially if you don't have a decent amp.
Not Bluetooth
Amazing for the price...
Thanks what a great deal for these wonderful headphones
Was tempted but doesn’t seem to have a mic
Edited by: "3ak" 8th Oct
Lukester08/10/2019 08:25

Anyone know if they sound better than a pair of DT990s? Looking for an …Anyone know if they sound better than a pair of DT990s? Looking for an excuse to upgrade


No- so no excuse to upgrade for sound! Upgrade to get a different experience
Now that's a good deal! It would be rude not to buy them really.
Wow I thought I did well getting these at £124.99. Can’t see you getting headphones anywhere near this performance for less than this. Or in fact many times more.
Edited by: "funkymonkeyboy" 8th Oct
Are these worth it over a 5 year old pair of B&O H6?
RockstarRobbo08/10/2019 11:10

Are these worth it over a 5 year old pair of B&O H6?


They're a better sounding pair of headphones, but they're open back so only suitable for indoor use and really benefit from amplification, even if it's just something inexpensive like the Fiio E10K for £60.
Cool cheers will use them with an av receiver... Onkyo 636.
RockstarRobbo08/10/2019 11:32

Cool cheers will use them with an av receiver... Onkyo 636.


I would jump on these then! Also look at the AKG K702 mentioned earlier in the thread, another very similar headphone at nearly the same price point that is also excellent and used to cost more just like the Fidelios did. It's been a while since I was super invested in the headphone hobby, but if my memory serves the X2s are notably bassy for an open back headphone of this style (not in a bad way, it's just how they've been tuned) while the K702s offer a more "reference" tonality.
ElGofre08/10/2019 11:38

I would jump on these then! Also look at the AKG K702 mentioned earlier in …I would jump on these then! Also look at the AKG K702 mentioned earlier in the thread, another very similar headphone at nearly the same price point that is also excellent and used to cost more just like the Fidelios did. It's been a while since I was super invested in the headphone hobby, but if my memory serves the X2s are notably bassy for an open back headphone of this style (not in a bad way, it's just how they've been tuned) while the K702s offer a more "reference" tonality.


Thanks mate
Great headphones.
I'll stick with my Stax.
Will this be a good upgrade over hd 579?
shahidali4708/10/2019 10:00

Not Bluetooth


No, they're not but I'm considering a FiiO BTR3 or EarStudio ES100 to convert them.
Ordered, thanks.
playstak08/10/2019 12:53

Will this be a good upgrade over hd 579?


Yes, but they're close enough that I personally wouldn't bother upgrading and instead put the cash towards making a more meaningful jump further down the line.
3ak08/10/2019 10:07

Was tempted but doesn’t seem to have a mic


If you want them for gaming or streaming etc, add a modmic or VModa BoomPro cable for cheap. If you want them for use with your phone on the go, you're looking at the wrong headphones.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 8th Oct
ElGofre08/10/2019 14:17

Yes, but they're close enough that I personally wouldn't bother upgrading …Yes, but they're close enough that I personally wouldn't bother upgrading and instead put the cash towards making a more meaningful jump further down the line.


Thanks, I'll keep using the hd579 for now as I don't really have many issues with it.
playstak08/10/2019 14:21

Thanks, I'll keep using the hd579 for now as I don't really have many …Thanks, I'll keep using the hd579 for now as I don't really have many issues with it.




Good plan, I wasted so much money when I first got into the hobby chasing down marginal improvements over the first couple of years, when with the same money and a little patience I could have made a killer upgrade at the end of that same time period.
shahidali4708/10/2019 10:00

Not Bluetooth

Not intended to be bluetooth, they're open back too so not really suitable for public use
ElGofre08/10/2019 14:25

Good plan, I wasted so much money when I first got into the hobby chasing …Good plan, I wasted so much money when I first got into the hobby chasing down marginal improvements over the first couple of years, when with the same money and a little patience I could have made a killer upgrade at the end of that same time period.


What do you currently use?
playstak08/10/2019 15:35

What do you currently use?


I have the HD600s for my home setup, I plan on upgrading to the Focal Clear but I currently live at sea for 10+ months per year so it doesn't make sense for me to drop the cash right now. Next upgrade for me is my portable setup, my B&W P7s are finally on the verge of kicking the budget after 6 years of abuse.
Sonny_A08/10/2019 09:55

AKG K702 disagrees.These are easy to drive but technically inferior to …AKG K702 disagrees.These are easy to drive but technically inferior to HD600 and HD650 too.It's a good all rounder and good starting point. Especially if you don't have a decent amp.


600s and 650s are 100 quid?
steven.bill08/10/2019 15:56

600s and 650s are 100 quid?


No but K702 has been around that price. Q701 been cheaper through import. HD600 were around £150 a few years back and the 650 around £175. They have went up a lot since then.

However the AKG are technically a lot better however you need decent equipment to drive them which adds to the cost. I've already got a creative x7 and a schiit vali amp so I'm sorted.

I've had these and they are great but I found the bass too much for competitive gaming they suit immersion and single player more. They aren't bass heavy but the best competitive sets tend to have low bass so it doesn't drown out the other sounds.

Also the akg has the widest soundstage of any headphone.
Edited by: "Sonny_A" 8th Oct
Sonny_A08/10/2019 16:30

No but K702 has been around that price. Q701 been cheaper through import. …No but K702 has been around that price. Q701 been cheaper through import. HD600 were around £150 a few years back and the 650 around £175. They have went up a lot since then.However the AKG are technically a lot better however you need decent equipment to drive them which adds to the cost. I've already got a creative x7 and a schiit vali amp so I'm sorted.I've had these and they are great but I found the bass too much for competitive gaming they suit immersion and single player more. They aren't bass heavy but the best competitive sets tend to have low bass so it doesn't drown out the other sounds.Also the akg has the widest soundstage of any headphone.


Hmmm the k702 are alright, a little too bright....step up over the k701 though

The hd 600s and 650a at one point went down to 80 quid on play.com when it was around, I went with the hd800s

Plenty of decent tube amps for the Philips and of course they are a great little set of cans, k702.....well it depends if you want your music for classical or if your a bit of a rock/basshead go with the Philip's

Or of course pay double for an amp to bring the k702s out
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