If you’ve never heard a high-end pair of headphones before, the Philips Fidelio X3 is going to blow you away – there’s no doubt about it. We can say that about very few headphones these days and only a handful of those products cost under $500 / £500.
And yet, the Philips Fidelio X3 is among them.
It’s a great buy, not just for first-time critical listeners but also for audiophiles constantly chasing that perfect sound. It offers a robust, full mid-range and low-end sound with vibrant treble that can feel a bit over-excited at times, but nonetheless sounds warm and rich.