Philips Fidelio T1: The sound you'll love

Philips Fidelio T1: The sound you'll love

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Completely wireless Philips Fidelio T1 headphones.

They begin with the package itself, which this time, in addition to headphones and chargers, includes a wide selection of earbuds in nine different variants. The maker is praised for producing six sizes in white and three times in black.

In terms of the headphones themselves, they appear to be quality plugs that can compete with the best in the market. Because of the aluminum construction, the headphones feature fine workmanship and are durable in the event of a fall. The IPX4 rating protects against splashing water.

However, you must bite through a greater body of plugs, which may already irritate someone. On the one hand, you can already feel it in your ears because of the increased weight, and they don't even look nice in your ears. However, this visual and profoundly individual shortcoming is compensated for by other benefits.

The headphones have a flat top with a distinguishing diode to indicate the connection, but the major feature is a raised circle for touch control. It recognizes single and repeated taps, as well as short and long holds.

Headphones place a premium on sound. They also fit two converters (10mm dynamic for bass + pressure for mids and highs) because of the wider body. The headphones offer a lot of basses, but they also have crisp mids and highs. Whether listening to Hip Hop, rock music, or spoken word, the sound was vibrantly alive.

The headphones also functioned admirably when listening to classical music. It also gets credit for having a high maximum volume that you imagine you will never have to use. Overall, the Philips Fidelio will satisfy even the most discerning audiophiles.

However, We were also curious about the noise cancellation quality, which was excellent and could still be fine-tuned in the phone's application settings. Deep tones, such as the sound of the engine in the car or the noise in the train, might be blocked out by the headphones.

The headphones generally have three settings. In addition to the previously described noise suppression, there is also a transparent mode for listening to the surroundings. You can activate it through the app or simply hold the headphones for an extended period of time. If you press your finger on the right earpiece for more than two seconds, the hearing aid mode activates, amplifying the surrounding voice and remaining active until you remove your finger from the handset. Holding the left handset, on the other hand, signifies that the microphone is muted.

The headphones, on the other hand, have an adaptive mode in which noise suppression or ambient sound transmission mode are automatically configured based on the situation. It is sometimes even easier if one does not intend to master all of the control motions. This contains, in addition to mode switching, stopping and playing music, song switching, and other standard functionality.

While the phone supports Google Assistant and Apple Siri, the headset may also be utilized to use voice assistants. In version 5.2, Bluetooth is used to connect the headphones. The chosen codec then has an impact on the sound quality. It supports basic SBC, AAC, and LDAC for high-resolution audio.

Charging case:

This is large for today's headphones, thus it takes up a lot of room in your pocket and is really inconvenient. On the other hand, it includes a huge battery that allows the headphones to play for an additional 35 hours with ANC switched off. It still offers a fantastic 25 hours with active noise cancellation.

On the contrary, the headphones themselves merit credit, as they can play for up to 9 hours with active noise cancellation, or up to an impressive 13 hours if you turn off the ANC. This is a very busy time, and it will easily be enough for a long train journey or a long voyage by plane. Charging the headphones alone takes less than 2 hours, and 15 minutes in the charger will provide you with enough energy for an hour of listening.

Technical parameters:

  • TWS headphones
  • Bluetooth: 5.2
  • Codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC
  • Frequency range: 7 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Converters: 10 mm + BA
  • Control: touch
  • Microphone: 4 × for ANC, 3 × for calls 
  • Degree of protection: IPX4
  • Rated endurance: 13 h headphones + 35 h case
  • Rated endurance with ANC: 9 h headphones + 25 h case
  • Charging: USB-C