Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones review

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The Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are the perfect present for anyone who loves music. The headsets have a fairly slick and lightweight design offering the perfect blend of style and class, modern-looking enough to appeal to younger buyers. The frame of the M1s is metal and much of it is covered by leather-effect padding. Philips appears to have used a mixture of real leather and synthetic stuff in these on-ear headphones. However, their fake leather is so high-grade that it’s hard to tell the difference. Additionally, the headband is easy to adjust while each earcup rotates horizontally by around 90 degrees, so the Philips Fidelio M1s are capable of fitting on the most massive of heads. The leather cups also create a comfortable seal around your ears, keeping sound out and keeping your audio in. They help block out noise across the frequency spectrum very effectively, dealing with noisy streets and trains like a pro. Apart from the excellent noise isolation, the well-designed Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones come with a thick, fabric-covered cable that is removable. It doesn't detach at the cup, rather around 10cm down, so you can switch to a longer cable if you want to use them at home. The cable is complete with its in-line remote which is a one button affair. You can play and pause with one press, move forward with a double tap or backwards with three taps. The Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones are available for $119.99.

Philips Fidelio M1 headphones

The Philips Fidelio M1 on-ear headphones have a slightly retro look to them, courtesy of a stylish speaker grill and angular brushed metal details, along with the understated black leather headband.

Philips Fidelio M1

The Philips Fidelio M1s feel good in your hands and your ears. The fine leather earpads feature memory foam and a fabric covering in the centre, aiming at creating a decent seal without the cans feeling too tight on your bonce.

Specifically designed for mobile use, the devices have an inline one-button remote/microphone for making cell phone calls.

Specifically designed for mobile use, the devices have an inline one-button remote/microphone for making cell phone calls.

The M1s, which retail for $119.99, feature the ridged 40mm neodymium drivers like their predecessor - the Philips Fidelio L1s.

The M1s, which retail for $119.99, feature the ridged 40mm neodymium drivers like their predecessor - the Philips Fidelio L1s.

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The sponge-padded headphone fits snugly on your ears, acting to both cushion and reduce noise.

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This article was published on 2013/05/23