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Philips X2-27 Fidelio Premium Headphones Black by Review Summary ,  Aug 19, 2015

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Philips X2/27 Fidelio Premium Headphones, Black
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 246 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 8.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Audio5.0   above average
Design5.0   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Heavy4.7   above average
Range4.7   above average
Video4.6   above average
Fit4.4   average
Gaming4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Price4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Vocal4.3   average
Listening4.1   average
Music4.0   average
Cable3.9   above average
Treble3.2   below average
Size3.0   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"I was sent a pair that seemed really unbalanced at first (the right side was louder than the left), but was able to fix the problem quickly and easily through Amazon."
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"It's now well known on Amazon, Hi-Fi and Reddit that there was a huge batch of Gibson labeled & manufactured X2s, many from Mexico that are defective and or not to manufacture specs."
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"Once Amazon gets this mess figured out these phones are an amazing deal and will not disappoint sound-wise."
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"They are glowingly reviewed, were a good deal from Amazon at 199, pretty to look at and easy to drive."
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"I want to thank Amazon for making these the special of the day as it really amazed me and I don't get amazed often."
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"There have been a rash of bad reviews on this product perhaps there was a bad batch produced and that's a shame really and this product is under review by amazon....that's a shame too...honestly this is the best headphone I ever heard and really thought audio technical ath 50X was great as I bought a 2nd pair when it became special of the day...now I've heard this...what makes it so good is the sheer power of the music now by the way of loudness you do get this analog feel and you don't get distortion, you can feel and tell separation and the comfort is amazing."
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Audio

Audio:
"There have been a rash of bad reviews on this product perhaps there was a bad batch produced and that's a shame really and this product is under review by amazon....that's a shame too...honestly this is the best headphone I ever heard and really thought audio technical ath 50X was great as I bought a 2nd pair when it became special of the day...now I've heard this...what makes it so good is the sheer power of the music now by the way of loudness you do get this analog feel and you don't get distortion, you can feel and tell separation and the comfort is amazing."
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"I have experience with other very good headphones such as the Sennheiser HD598 & Audio Technica AD900X, but after hearing the hype around these I had to try them."
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"I have well over $15,000 invested in my home audio system."
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"I have not been this uncomfortable wearing since Audio Technica ATHM50X which are known to have plenty of clamping force."
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"While you will notice a small difference in audio quality with a good entry level amp DAC combo (like the Fiio Olympus 2 for example), it wouldn't be enough for it to be an absolute need to anyone but the most fussy of audiophiles."
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Cable

Cable:
"the microphone cable is terrible."
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"I hate buying headphones and having to replace them because the cord breaks."
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"Not the best source amp dac cable but I just don't care a dime about HD800's sound signature."
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"Only thing I can complain about is that the cable is about a million feet long... but some people might like that (probably 8ft, not sure)."
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"comfort: largely comfortable its not light and not heavy less heat build up after hours of listening clamping force is goodsound: not quite an all-rounder bass: full, slightly mid bass heavy for example, waka flocka ' cant do gold ' on a Samsung [ sounds good high volume ] ipad 4 [ sounds bad high volume ] imac [ sounds bad high volume ] more bass-reliant than treble high energy and impact, tight [ bit basshead-like ] midrange: well balanced neutral tone >>TREBLE<<<<<<<<: grainy upper range [ this is why you got to play most songs in low volume ] I DID NOT LIKE THIS I am guessing they will improve this on the next model like Philips X3 this fall I consider treble for X2 to be a ear fatigue TREBLE IS NOT clean let me repeat >>>>WARNING<<<< treble is NOT clean treble is agitated and GRAINY this gives treble an artificial shimmer amping: least recommended plays well high volume on Android CANNOT play high volume on Apple devicesFinal Affect: it is NOT an improved X1 less V-shaped sound less smoothness, slightly different tone ear piercing fatigue at high volumes depends on devices, amp, youtube, recording quality WARNING treble fatiguePros: bass is full basshead level mids are clean good soundstageCons: TREBLE is NOT refined as I like check it out before you buy I am still waiting for the drivers to burn in maybe the grainy trEble may adjustConclusion: my Sony XB sounds better for bass, mids, and treble and XB plays high volume on all devices imac, ipad 4, android just funny Sony XB does it Sony XB does not have the high power as X2 at first I was thinking of returning the X2 I need another headphone thats close to an all-rounder so I may keep the X2 because no other headphones come close to the quality, sound, and fun Philips Fidelio X2 is a better buy compared to lot of OVER priced headphones, poor quality headphones sometimes good treble on the other hand its hard to get an all-rounder at a LOW price I have checked several headphones likeSennheiser Momentum 2.0 = [ vocal sibilance problems, midrange is linear ]HD 650 = [ needs an amp, super high-impedance ]urbanite XL = [ no vocals, muffled; I am waiting for fall release of XL 2 ]Audio-Technica m50x = [ does NOT have tight bass, mids missing ]Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 = [ ear pieces not good and feel hot, poor cables made in China ]"
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"The cord is probably the only part that had me slightly disappointed."
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"10 is a bit long, but MOST of the headphones I buy now have standard removable cables as a rule so it would be amazing to be able to use these cables on the go."
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"About a year ago I got the Philips SHP9500s on a whim mostly because they had a replaceable 3.5mm cable and I was looking for something that would pair well with the V-Moda Boom Mic for gaming."
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"They also have one of the most amazing headphone cables I've ever used."
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"Good comfort for long periods of use, compact storage, nice that cable is removable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"It places the perfect combination of pressure, and is also in my top three for comfort (behind HD555 as well).Unfortunately, I am left with a relatively unwearable set of cans."
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"I changed the earcup pads to the XL memory foam size and it was better, but not as good as for example the Sony or KEF in comfort level."
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"Unfortunately, they lose slightly in comfort over the HD-555s (aka HD-595, HD 558)."
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"They're comfortable, feel very well made, and sound excellent."
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"The comfort is off the charts, they work great for all sized heads."
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"The overall comfort isn't terrible."
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"Doesn't even compare to my audio technica m50 (better in every way imo) compare to my sennheiser 598 this is also much better overall especially bass and separation, but the hd598 beats this in terms of comfort and easy listening."
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"There have been a rash of bad reviews on this product perhaps there was a bad batch produced and that's a shame really and this product is under review by amazon....that's a shame too...honestly this is the best headphone I ever heard and really thought audio technical ath 50X was great as I bought a 2nd pair when it became special of the day...now I've heard this...what makes it so good is the sheer power of the music now by the way of loudness you do get this analog feel and you don't get distortion, you can feel and tell separation and the comfort is amazing."
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Design

Design:
"To me, totally subjective and my personal opinion only, this headphone is designed to be mostly accurate, balanced and transparent."
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"Build Quality .5 pointI must say Phillips did design and construct a beautiful pair of headphones."
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"It's lightweight due to even distribution design and increased comfort from large circumaural velour pads (less sweating and heat build up compared to leather)."
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"Even the cheaper DT 770 and ATH-M50 have nicer screw-on adapters that match and make a seamless connection with good design."
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"Pros:- Excellent sound quality- Sounds realistic (3d effect)- Eye candy- Awesome build quality- Open back designs- Detachable cables- Comfortable velour ear padsCons- Bulky even for around ear designs- Lack of replacement ear pads- Long auxiliary cable- No case"
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Fit

Fit:
"Fit and finish is a little unfortunately."
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"So, first of all, as many reviews point out, the ear cup is small and my ears didn't fit well inside, bundled up and so it hurt."
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"Fits my large head very comfortably, and his 9 year old head (no complaints)."
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"Great fit."
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"As it is, I do like these headphones, and they fit and sound good to me."
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"The one size fits all design seemed suspicious to me, but i find it to be very comfortable."
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"The elastic headband design allows for the perfect fit without the hassle of adjusting the size."
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Frequency

Frequency:
"Overall, with their solid bass, great soundstage, and a frequency response that leaves no area recessed, movies, games, and music are superbly presented."
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"The treble is fantastic except for very specific sounds at a certain frequency."
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"They reproduce higher frequencies very well with an open, spacious sound that never gets tinny or fatiguing."
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"In terms of the absolute level of articulation, the X2 is still soft and not quite as tight and sharp as a planar magnetic or well-designed closed back, but due to the beautiful rendition of the bass in relation to the other frequencies its a presentation that just screams luxury."
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"Philips X2 27 Fidelio - this match Yamaha's bass well, but exceed in mid-high high frequencies, with more feeling of space, separation, bass is almost as good, deeper, but not as quick as 500 PRO, rather flowing with mids and highs, there Yamaha is producing lightning bouncing bass strikes, Philips just flows."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"+ Fantastic range and sound quality+ Impeccable build quality+ Not too heavy+ Comfortable!"
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"The headphone is a bit heavy but it is comfortable to wear."
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"They are very comfortable and I don't find them heavy at all as some people have said."
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"Too heavy but sound is good."
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"Ok, these headphones sound is amazing but they are too heavy, they are comfortable but the heavy weight kinda make that useless i prefer the hd600 overall , i wanted to like them"
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Level

Level:
"Not these, they are so clear you can listen to them at low levels and still love your music!"
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"I changed the earcup pads to the XL memory foam size and it was better, but not as good as for example the Sony or KEF in comfort level."
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"I was using FLAC files on my FIIO X1 and at 50 volume level it was playing at a comfortable listening level."
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"While you will notice a small difference in audio quality with a good entry level amp DAC combo (like the Fiio Olympus 2 for example), it wouldn't be enough for it to be an absolute need to anyone but the most fussy of audiophiles."
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"Folks, go buy a pair 3.5mm phone plugs, 12+ feet 22awg pure silver wire and make yourself a good headphone cable and your music on the go is on the highest level available in below $1200 pair headphone market."
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"Its easy to narrow things down when you have CIA levels of intelligence on the subject, as I do."
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Listening

Listening:
"Whether you are a hi-fi audiophile or just an average person, like myself, who listens to music every so often while working, the Philips X2 will make you realize how much you have been missing out when listening to high definition music."
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"I like Sennheiser HD 8, which has more bass and added flavor (but not good in comfort) but at the same listening music or movies with Philips X2 27 is very pleasant and the sound clarity is crisp."
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"If you have good source, dac and amp (doesn't have to be expensive, just decent equipment) each headphone will have it's unique signature so listening to headphones is always important to judge that sound signature."
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"There's always some part of my body moving when listening to music through these headphones, it's hard not to with the pleasing bass that comes out."
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"I'm no audiophile but I do enjoy having higher quality sound for my gaming and listening habits."
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"Whilst listening to John Waite's Missing You, at loud volume guitar riffs can feel slightly uncomfortable (kind of harsh, but not totally harsh) with L2."
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"They don't handle bass that well though if your listening to them at higher volumes."
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"Doesn't even compare to my audio technica m50 (better in every way imo) compare to my sennheiser 598 this is also much better overall especially bass and separation, but the hd598 beats this in terms of comfort and easy listening."
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"the highs are clear but a little grainy, although non-fatiguing which is very nice for longer listening sessions."
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"Clamp pressure was very minimal and can easily be forgotten when listening."
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"I can dare to say that listening to my FLAC files with these earphones are more enjoyable than listening via my B&W CM9 S2 floor standers that cost me 15 times what these earphones cost me ($200 during Amazon's deal of the day).The bass could be a little tighter for people who listen to a lot of hip hop or other genres with heavy bass."
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Metal

Metal:
"BUT, two issues: they are not very comfortable; sure, they are solid metal and very sturdy, but not comfortable."
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"They did have slight cosmetic issues as well regarding lifting metal trim lifting off but weren't as bad as the next ones I have received."
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"You need to be careful about the plastic surrounding the metal grates though, those can easily scratch."
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"These are perfect for metal music."
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"They are very comfortable, as well, and have a sturdy metal construction without being too heavy."
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"The clamping force is created by the two metal headbands that can easily be stretched open to lessen the clamping force."
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Music

Music:
"Try to download your favorite songs for Offline Use to prevent streaming hiccups and keep your music quality consistent.3."
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"I tried all manner of music on these and basically they gave no advantage beyond my tried and true DT770Pro."
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"Whether you are a hi-fi audiophile or just an average person, like myself, who listens to music every so often while working, the Philips X2 will make you realize how much you have been missing out when listening to high definition music."
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"I will say that I was disappointed with a lot of the music, but not because of the headphones themselves -- in fact, they made it obvious when music was poorly mixed."
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"I listen to a vast ocean of different musics and I have yet to encounter a genre I couldn't enjoy on these headphones."
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"I have to admit I only got thru about 4 8 on the golden ears timbre seciton on Philips golden ears challenge and I'm not an avid audiophile but I am a music lover of almost all genres."
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"For people who are simply casual music listeners, these are merely a luxury, but for those who love music, they are a necessity."
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"There have been a rash of bad reviews on this product perhaps there was a bad batch produced and that's a shame really and this product is under review by amazon....that's a shame too...honestly this is the best headphone I ever heard and really thought audio technical ath 50X was great as I bought a 2nd pair when it became special of the day...now I've heard this...what makes it so good is the sheer power of the music now by the way of loudness you do get this analog feel and you don't get distortion, you can feel and tell separation and the comfort is amazing."
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"They are extremely comfortable and you will get hours upon hours of enjoyment from your music with these."
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"This head phone is perfect to enjoy music at home."
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Portable

Portable:
"They only fail outdoors, not because of power, they are VERY EFFICIENT and do sound great w o any amp (portable or otherwise), but, they make a whizzing noise in the wind."
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"I just can't imagine ANYONE being upset with these headphones- except if you are looking for something portable for outside."
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"This is fine for at home use, but these are certainly not for portable use, and might not be the best in a crowded work environment."
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"My HD650's are still my favourite headphones but these are a good headphone to use on portable devices like your phone as they are easy to drive."
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"This is a low-impedance headphone, easily driven directly by portable electronics -- no headphone amp required."
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"But if you are going to use it with a portable music player I recommend using a shorter cord (luckily it's just a standard 3.5mm plug on both ends)."
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"However, for direct plugin to portable DSD players, Ipads or even w solid state portable headphone amps, this one is unbeatable with its well balanced sounds, especially after cable modification."
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"They are easily driven from your portable device."
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Price

Price:
"These are GREAT headphones, but they're not worth half the price you'll pay for them when they're being shipped out damaged."
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"Without any doubt, they're the best sounding headphones of their price range."
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"I wold have given these a 5 out of 5 for their sound quality to price ratio, but they aren't the most comfortable headphones."
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"The AKGs were uncomfortable and disappointing in sound quality for the price."
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"I started missing the sound and was able to score these for a good price."
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"comfort: largely comfortable its not light and not heavy less heat build up after hours of listening clamping force is goodsound: not quite an all-rounder bass: full, slightly mid bass heavy for example, waka flocka ' cant do gold ' on a Samsung [ sounds good high volume ] ipad 4 [ sounds bad high volume ] imac [ sounds bad high volume ] more bass-reliant than treble high energy and impact, tight [ bit basshead-like ] midrange: well balanced neutral tone >>TREBLE<<<<<<<<: grainy upper range [ this is why you got to play most songs in low volume ] I DID NOT LIKE THIS I am guessing they will improve this on the next model like Philips X3 this fall I consider treble for X2 to be a ear fatigue TREBLE IS NOT clean let me repeat >>>>WARNING<<<< treble is NOT clean treble is agitated and GRAINY this gives treble an artificial shimmer amping: least recommended plays well high volume on Android CANNOT play high volume on Apple devicesFinal Affect: it is NOT an improved X1 less V-shaped sound less smoothness, slightly different tone ear piercing fatigue at high volumes depends on devices, amp, youtube, recording quality WARNING treble fatiguePros: bass is full basshead level mids are clean good soundstageCons: TREBLE is NOT refined as I like check it out before you buy I am still waiting for the drivers to burn in maybe the grainy trEble may adjustConclusion: my Sony XB sounds better for bass, mids, and treble and XB plays high volume on all devices imac, ipad 4, android just funny Sony XB does it Sony XB does not have the high power as X2 at first I was thinking of returning the X2 I need another headphone thats close to an all-rounder so I may keep the X2 because no other headphones come close to the quality, sound, and fun Philips Fidelio X2 is a better buy compared to lot of OVER priced headphones, poor quality headphones sometimes good treble on the other hand its hard to get an all-rounder at a LOW price I have checked several headphones likeSennheiser Momentum 2.0 = [ vocal sibilance problems, midrange is linear ]HD 650 = [ needs an amp, super high-impedance ]urbanite XL = [ no vocals, muffled; I am waiting for fall release of XL 2 ]Audio-Technica m50x = [ does NOT have tight bass, mids missing ]Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 = [ ear pieces not good and feel hot, poor cables made in China ]"
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"These are GREAT headphones, but they're not worth half the price you'll pay for them when they're being shipped out damaged."
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"Sound quality is pretty great, especially for the price of $215; however, the build quality seems to have suffered."
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"Really great headphones for the price."
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"These sound great, BTW, really fantastic for the price."
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"Amazing product for the money."
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Quality

Quality:
"Try to download your favorite songs for Offline Use to prevent streaming hiccups and keep your music quality consistent.3."
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"Also I haven't compared these two X2s head to head, because as soon as I found these glue, I put them right back into the box, so I haven't had the time to really listen to them, thus cannot say if the glue, in my case, has a negative effect on the headphone's sound quality."
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"With the build quality and cost of these headphones, it seems like an oversight."
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"Even at that quality, it doesn't translate all too well through mediocre headphones or a car stereo in most cases."
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"I wold have given these a 5 out of 5 for their sound quality to price ratio, but they aren't the most comfortable headphones."
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"The AKGs were uncomfortable and disappointing in sound quality for the price."
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"Sound quality is pretty great, especially for the price of $215; however, the build quality seems to have suffered."
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"Superior construction with quality materials."
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"Excellent build quality."
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"The sound quality is very good, rich bass and solid mids."
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Range

Range:
"Without any doubt, they're the best sounding headphones of their price range."
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"The sound stage is wide, the vocal is at suitable range, X2 produce pretty immersive experience."
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"Best headphones in its price range in my opinion."
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"If you are not using an amp, these are arguably the best headphones you can buy at the this price range."
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"In short, if you are looking for a headphone in the $250-$500 range that is comfortable and all around fun you can't do better than these."
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"The best part is the mid range."
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Size

Size:
"The only small downside is that the velvet padding attracts a bit of dust but it's the small price I pay for comfort (it is easily cleaned by wiping it off)."
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"its a shame they made them so big cause you cant even consider taking them outside - so its kind of ok if youre gonna use em indoor .i personally felt disappointed about the size and uncomfortable feeling but as i said - excellent sound with an amp."
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"I have done tests with an amp and high quality music than back to no amp and streaming music and I will say obviously the amp sounds better but the difference is small enough that I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything without the amp."
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"The firmness though doesn't effect the comfort much because of the small amount of clamping on these."
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"I changed the earcup pads to the XL memory foam size and it was better, but not as good as for example the Sony or KEF in comfort level."
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"So, first of all, as many reviews point out, the ear cup is small and my ears didn't fit well inside, bundled up and so it hurt."
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"The X2 ear pads feel amazing, but again are ever so slightly small for my head ears and I end up touching the sides to make them less comfortable than the Sennheisers."
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"Aside from an extremely small number of blemishes on the product, it works perfectly."
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"The only small downside is that the velvet padding attracts a bit of dust but it's the small price I pay for comfort (it is easily cleaned by wiping it off)."
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"its a shame they made them so big cause you cant even consider taking them outside - so its kind of ok if youre gonna use em indoor .i personally felt disappointed about the size and uncomfortable feeling but as i said - excellent sound with an amp."
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"The elastic headband design allows for the perfect fit without the hassle of adjusting the size."
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Sound

Sound:
"Nothing to complaint except the hissing sound produced by light touches of the cable with the cloth, and zero isolation of outside noise."
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"Amazing headphone for $300 or less and doesn't need an amplifier to sound its full potential is amazing and hard to beat."
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"They reminded me a lot of the sound of HiFiMan 400S, a set I also tried hard to love (but didn't).It is completely a matter of taste."
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"Also I haven't compared these two X2s head to head, because as soon as I found these glue, I put them right back into the box, so I haven't had the time to really listen to them, thus cannot say if the glue, in my case, has a negative effect on the headphone's sound quality."
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"But I'm gonna keep this one since it's only cosmetic now, and also I'm not sure if it's my ear acting weird or else but this headphone doesn't sound good like the last one, it's less fun and more muffled."
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"My only caveat with these headphones, *and this is a taste preference*, is the wide sound stage for the music I listen to."
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"Sound quality is pretty great, especially for the price of $215; however, the build quality seems to have suffered."
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"Sounds great but when I tried removing the earpads, I had to use a LOT of force and ended up discovering that they were glued on."
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"Compared to my Sennheiser HD600 they offer more bass, and are much easier to drive (the 300ohm Senns really need an amplifier to sound their best)."
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"They do not require an amp to sound good."
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"They're comfortable, feel very well made, and sound excellent."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"This is true in many full-size speakers too, and I just hate that: if you have a large woofer and a tweeter, you reproduce the bass and the highs, but WHERE is the mid frequency, like 250 Hz to 3 KHz, the one that represent human voices and most instruments?"
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"It felt like sounds were coming from all around me as if I had surround speakers, it was awesome & really showed off the soundstage & accuracy these have."
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"Of course the soundstage won't be equal to a speaker system, but it's still fantastic."
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"I also have a set of 7.1 speakers Creative S750."
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"Also included are a quarter inch adapter and a 3 meter cable with a 3.5mm termination on both ends as well as a significantly reduced impedance allowing greater dampening of the speaker resulting in a more controlled overall sound."
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"TL;DR: The X2 competes on many fronts with my many $k home stereo, and in my opinion, really outclasses the Hifiman He-400 as far as sounding like a good stereo speaker setup intimate concert."
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Treble

Treble:
"The downside of this clarity is the upper midrange and lower treble of the HD600 can become a bit harsh at times, the X2 never gets harsh."
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"The treble is very prominent and the bass is pretty weak."
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"But sometimes, some songs (especially recent ones, with lots of loudness and compression) have a harsh treble with the X2, a slightly annoying sibilance that I've never found on Sennheisers."
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"comfort: largely comfortable its not light and not heavy less heat build up after hours of listening clamping force is goodsound: not quite an all-rounder bass: full, slightly mid bass heavy for example, waka flocka ' cant do gold ' on a Samsung [ sounds good high volume ] ipad 4 [ sounds bad high volume ] imac [ sounds bad high volume ] more bass-reliant than treble high energy and impact, tight [ bit basshead-like ] midrange: well balanced neutral tone >>TREBLE<<<<<<<<: grainy upper range [ this is why you got to play most songs in low volume ] I DID NOT LIKE THIS I am guessing they will improve this on the next model like Philips X3 this fall I consider treble for X2 to be a ear fatigue TREBLE IS NOT clean let me repeat >>>>WARNING<<<< treble is NOT clean treble is agitated and GRAINY this gives treble an artificial shimmer amping: least recommended plays well high volume on Android CANNOT play high volume on Apple devicesFinal Affect: it is NOT an improved X1 less V-shaped sound less smoothness, slightly different tone ear piercing fatigue at high volumes depends on devices, amp, youtube, recording quality WARNING treble fatiguePros: bass is full basshead level mids are clean good soundstageCons: TREBLE is NOT refined as I like check it out before you buy I am still waiting for the drivers to burn in maybe the grainy trEble may adjustConclusion: my Sony XB sounds better for bass, mids, and treble and XB plays high volume on all devices imac, ipad 4, android just funny Sony XB does it Sony XB does not have the high power as X2 at first I was thinking of returning the X2 I need another headphone thats close to an all-rounder so I may keep the X2 because no other headphones come close to the quality, sound, and fun Philips Fidelio X2 is a better buy compared to lot of OVER priced headphones, poor quality headphones sometimes good treble on the other hand its hard to get an all-rounder at a LOW price I have checked several headphones likeSennheiser Momentum 2.0 = [ vocal sibilance problems, midrange is linear ]HD 650 = [ needs an amp, super high-impedance ]urbanite XL = [ no vocals, muffled; I am waiting for fall release of XL 2 ]Audio-Technica m50x = [ does NOT have tight bass, mids missing ]Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 = [ ear pieces not good and feel hot, poor cables made in China ]"
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"I am happy to report that all these little complaints about the X1 have been improved in the X2.The treble is much more refined now."
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"The treble is weak and not sharp."
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"The treble is very prominent and the bass is pretty weak."
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"Far too many headphones that are alleged to deliver great bass are also tuned to have high treble peaks."
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"The treble gets pretty close to piercy for me, but never quite breaks the threshold."
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"Treble also sounds great, but it can be a SLIGHTLY bit sibilant harsh if you're treble-sensitive like I am."
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"The Philips actually do have good treble and mid-range, but it's overshadowed by the bass."
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Video

Video:
"I like Sennheiser HD 8, which has more bass and added flavor (but not good in comfort) but at the same listening music or movies with Philips X2 27 is very pleasant and the sound clarity is crisp."
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"Perfect for any type of music and movies."
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"As for the sound, I am pushing 70 years old and would not presume to make statements about any frequencies over about 10K - The bass, however, is a bit exaggerated, but I use them for movies - so no problem for me."
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"If you are watching this wondering if theyre a worthwhile upgrade to the Fidelio X1, please stop this video now and get a pair of these immediately."
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"Perfect for movies, YouTube, gaming, and even ear lobe UV protection."
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"TL; DR: If you have the money and want a well made, fun, immersive headphone that excels at movies, gaming, and all modern music...look no further...you have stumbled upon audio nirvana!"
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Volume

Volume:
"Other users have complained of mis-matched volume and issues with bass."
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"Strangely, with higher volumes, sometimes it didn't sound as good and it could become harsher sounding."
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"Whilst listening to John Waite's Missing You, at loud volume guitar riffs can feel slightly uncomfortable (kind of harsh, but not totally harsh) with L2."
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"They don't handle bass that well though if your listening to them at higher volumes."
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"The high-end is 'sometimes' a tad sharp, but whatever, it's less sharp than the 880s on higher volumes so I'm happy."
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"Now I listen at maybe 75-78db and I've found that that's the perfect volume for these headphones."
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"So for detail lovers like me you can happily turn down the volume without worrying about sacrificing detail or being able to understand voices or sounds."
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"Have been using them for few months and they are great with plenty of volume."
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Weight

Weight:
"The slight drawback to the high build quality is the weight."
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"These headphones have a great weight to them, they look super sleek and elegant in black, they are EXTREMELY comfortable to wear, and they are well-built."
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"Ok, these headphones sound is amazing but they are too heavy, they are comfortable but the heavy weight kinda make that useless i prefer the hd600 overall , i wanted to like them"
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"Combined with the weight it can easily shift if I tilt my head down or backwards."
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"- Slightly heavy, but the weight is very well distributed by the headbandThe X2 is a stunning headphone, regardless of cost."
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"Now, this is highly subjective given that there are millions of different head shapes, ear sizes, positions, etc, but the self-tensioning band does a very effective job and distributing weight on my head."
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