The new headphones from Philips, Fidelio L2, cost approximately 250 dollars online. Even if they are not mentioned among other models like Sennheisser, V-Moda, Sony, Bose, Beats and Audio-Technica, they are really good headphones. Philips Fidelio L2 were available on the market for several months, but now they will start to become available at additional retailers.
These headphones come with a semi-open design, meaning that probably they will leak some sound, but not as much as open-back headphones, such as Fidelio X2. The new headphones feature two cloth-covered cables, one of which has an inline remote and microphone, perfect for cell-phone use. With this feature, the Fidelio L2 is good for home, but also for mobility. The one-button remote that is built in on the wire is designed to work with both Apple and Android phones. A very useful feature, even if it doesn’t have volume controls, but owners will have the possibility to pause/play tracks or skip them forward and back. However, they can also answer and end calls.
The headphones seem sturdily built, they have a headband made out of aluminum, which is very comfortable to wear, featuring leather-covered ear cushions with memory foam. The sound isolation is very good and feat snugly on user’s ears. Well, they may not be seen as comfortable as Sony MDR-1A, which are lighter at 225 grams. However, this kind of headphones are not very recommended to be worn around summer, because the ears will get steamy. Philips Fidelio L2 comes packed with a basic cloth carrying pouch, for storing the headphones. At this price range, other headphones feature better carrying cases.
Philips Fidelio L2 delivers a very likable-sound, with a lot of clarity and the bass is plentiful, which never crosses over the line. Compared with other headphones in its price range, the Fidelio L2 sounds more spacious and open. Although, there are plenty of great headphones in the 250-300 dollars price class, including the V-Moda Crossfade, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, Audio Technica ATH-MSR7, NAD Visco HP50 and Sony MDR-1A, the Fidelio L2 does its work very well. These new headphones from Philips must be mentioned among other great brands.