Not long ago, a big news spread in the hifi headset circle, which is affecting the hearts of all music enthusiasts. Philips, the world's leading manufacturer of earphones, has finally released the latest flagship hifi headset Fidelio X3. As the apple of Philips audio and video family, Fidelio X3 has made radical improvement and evolution in many aspects, which can be described as amazing return with a new attitude. The author is also lucky to have a close contact with this latest flagship earphone, a thousand words, let's open the box while chatting.
The packaging of the new Philips Fidelio X3 has changed the previous black style and adopted a younger and fashionable blue gray packaging to meet the aesthetic preferences of young consumers. On the front of the package there is the English standard for earphone. Yes, the Philips Fidelio X3 still uses the open structure that is commonly used by flagship headphones. Who can't say that the sound is better~
On the back and side of the package, there are detailed earphone parameters and accessories, which will not be explained here. From the external packaging point of view, the appearance of the whole series of Philips Fidelio X3 is basically as shown in the figure. Compared with previous generations of flagship, the appearance changes can be described as earth shaking, which is very surprising.
So, let's open the box and see what's different about this Philips Fidelio X3.
Philips Fidelio X3 is quietly lying on its back in a sponge wrapped package. The package is large enough to hold a large full pack open headset without any pressure The packaging of X3 is not complicated. If you lift it directly, you can see the contents inside. Fortunately, there is sponge on the cover plate, which can effectively avoid bumping. Everything is familiar with the formula, or the original flavor. Philips really doesn't like to pay too much attention to the packaging.
Headphones and accessories:
Philips Fidelio X3 accessories are very simple, in addition to the headset body, two headphone cables, a 3.5 to 6.35 adapter, a wire storage device, and a simple storage bag constitute the whole of this new machine. Careful friends may have found that Philips Fidelio X3 adopts the design of two-sided detachable earphone cable. What are the advantages of doing so? Let's sell it first.
Unlike most serious HiFi headphones, Philips Fidelio X3 uses new design elements and looks avant-garde. A simple circular, dark gray fabric wrapped in earmuffs fabric wrapped in earmuffs, and a Fidelio family's proud double-layer leather headband that makes up its unique shape full of technology. From the first contact, Philips Fidelio X3 appearance is really bright, really very recognizable. For example
The Philips Fidelio X3, which pays attention to material matching, also continues the design of metal frame. The flat frame balances the lightweight and firmness well, so you don't have to worry about the weight of the earphone. The use of metal materials, one is to make the earphone more resistant to pressure, the daily life and durability will be higher, and it is not easy to be damaged; the second is that the unique texture of metal texture, as well as the delicate and smooth touch, can never be replaced by cheaper plastic, so this is also an important step to improve the appearance and quality of earphones.
Double skin headband:
Leather is also an iconic element of Philips' Fidelio X3 machine. Pure hand-made leather produced by Scottish Muirhead tightly wraps Philips' Fidelio X3 double-layer head. And leather surface is not easy to stain fingerprints, greasy stains can be easily erased, very easy to take care of. Top of headband
Open back cover:
Again, we look at the side Fidelio X3 Philips headphones. The earmuff under the metal frame is very novel. In fact, it also uses an open acoustic back cover, but it is now covered with a mysterious veil. Dark gray and comfortable tactile fabric, Philips Fidelio X3 more life, more approachable, in fact, deep in the heart also hidden work and name. Branded by Danish National Treasure
Double line combination:
The above mentioned Philips Fidelio X3 uses bilateral switchable headphone holes and two headphone lines, which is exactly Fidelio X3 the first Philips headset to support bilateral switch over the years. There are many benefits to doing so, the most important of which is to greatly improve the playability of headphones. For the time being, Philips Fidelio X3 introduced the familiar 3.5-mm stereo
Head beam details:
Humanization has been one of Philips' ideas for many years, and easy-to-use products are more popular. Hidden inside Fidelio X3 Philips head beam
Do you think Philips Fidelio X3 is just a good material? It can only be said that the surprise has yet to be explored, such as the detachable earmuff that makes people smile. Velvet based built-in ear memory foam has excellent performance in resilience and breathability, and it is quite comfortable to wear. The earmuff equipped with dust screen is fixed by four clasps, which can be separated from the earphone shell with a little force. This small bonus point is too practical for many players who love to toss about. If the earmuffs are dirty, they can be removed and cleaned directly. There is no need to worry about the dust in the earphones. After years of use, the earmuffs can be replaced directly. In Philips Fidelio X3, the interaction between people and earphones becomes more profound and meaningful.
Tilting the unit toward the human ear is also one of the traditions of the Philips Fidelio family. The 15 degree pretilt unit placement is similar to the natural tilt angle of the human ear, so the sound can be more directly transmitted to both ears and enhance the expression of sound. In the process of experiencing Philips Fidelio X3, the author also found another beauty of the tilt unit, that is, it further improves the comfort of both ears, and pressing the ear muff will not reach the unit. Philips Fidelio X3 adopts a 50 mm diameter multi-layer driving unit diaphragm, which has a wide frequency response range. It has a strong performance in the dynamic and analytical power of music. After the specific sound quality evaluation, the paper will find out.
After the earmuffs of Fidelio X3 are removed, the slim fuselage can be seen at a glance, and the integration and space utilization rate are extremely high. People have to sigh about the product design and manufacturing ability of Philips, and at the same time throw away the old concept of thick and fat hifi earphones. The brand-new Philips Fidelio X3 is breaking everyone's perception of fever and big ears from all aspects. What's important is that this cognition is still constantly updated in the evaluation process.
Philips Fidelio X3 double-layer headband structure, is it not familiar? This classic design, which continues from the previous generations of Fidelio's flagship, is also well inherited by X3. The inner headband is thick and soft to the touch, and the surface is also covered with Muirhead leather. The stitching of the hem is also neat and has good support. It can effectively disperse the pressure from the top of the head. The headband with adaptive length can also match different head types to ensure that everyone can get comfortable wearing feeling. According to the author's personal test, Philips Fidelio X3 is relatively light compared with the same type of headphones. There is no obvious compression on both sides of the cheek and there is a little pressure on the top of the head. However, the overall comfort is very good, and the air permeability is excellent. Even in summer, there is no stuffy heat feeling when using it indoors, so the experience is great.
Prior to audio evaluation, let's first understand the specific parameters of Philips Fidelio X3, which is positioned as a HiFI headset that can be pushed directly, so the impedance is only 30 ohms, the sensitivity is as high as 100 dB, and the frequency response range is 5-40000 Hz, which meets the requirements
Front end and matching:
As a flagship headset that can be pushed directly, the following sound quality evaluation only provides the listening experience when the portable player is used as the front end, and does not use the desktop system as a comparison. Interested players may as well squeeze the sound potential of Philips Fidelio X3. In terms of portable front-end, the author chooses Feiao M15 with high thrust and high quality as the reference level front-end. The sound of this player is relatively neutral and straightforward, which can well reflect the voice and style of the headset. At the same time, the thrust is strong enough to drive the Philips Fidelio X3 without pressure. So, let's go.
The three frequencies of Philips Fidelio X3 are very balanced. In terms of energy distribution, high frequency, medium frequency and low frequency are very symmetrical. The overall performance is very strong, among which high frequency is the most amazing. The high frequency of Philips Fidelio X3 has good glossiness, and it is very beautiful in extension. When playing guitar and other string music, overtones are fully distributed without losing sharpness and line feeling. It is very bright, melodious and extremely beautiful. After a period of time, the mid frequency voice has been greatly improved. It can not only control the clear female voice, but also deduce the emotional voice such as Cai Qin and Zhang Xueyou. It can also present a full and delicate vocal texture. The clarity and density of the intermediate frequency do not lose quality and charm, which is very charming. In the low-frequency part, Philips Fidelio X3 is relatively introverted. It does not emphasize the sense of quantity of low-frequency, so the atmosphere of low-frequency is not strong, but the transient and elastic performance are commendable, which has little impact on music appreciation. In short, the sound trend of Philips Fidelio X3 is inclined to the middle and upper wall, which is very amazing in the processing of medium frequency and high frequency, while the low frequency part is relatively conservative. The overall listening feeling is clear and natural, with high transparency, and loose and durable. It has a very mature and healthy sound foundation. In fact, the sound style of Philips Fidelio X3 is very distinctive, but it is also quite omnivorous. The high degree of completion of the tuning allows it to give full play to its due strength, and can retain its personality when performing different types of music. Take classical instrumental music as an example, Philips Fidelio X3 is quite suitable. However, it is popular in vocal music. It is not afraid of tuning. Philips is experienced in tuning.
Resolution and resolution:
Philips Fidelio X3 has a very high analytical power. It can easily separate all the music elements of a song. No matter the subtle changes of background music or human voice, they can not escape its capture, with rich and accurate information presentation. I like to use Philips Fidelio X3 to listen to some songs with rich expression of details, such as ferry, Hotel California, crying sand and so on. Whether it is the depiction of musical instruments or the restoration of human voice, Philips Fidelio X3 can be done with ease, do not let go of any details of the change, can be immersed in the ocean of music again and again, between the relaxed and happy is difficult to extricate themselves. It must be admitted that Philips Fidelio X3 has the resolution and separation that is rare at this level, and the sound is very infectious and unforgettable.
Sound field and image:
In the sound field, the performance of Philips Fidelio X3 is also excellent. When listening with headphones, you can hardly feel any sense of spatial repression. Whether it is the extension of high frequency upward or the diffusion of low frequency from inside to outside, it is very comfortable, as if there is no barrier. Compared with Fidelio's flagship, the brand-new X3 is obviously superior in the breadth and breadth of sound field and the sense of openness in space. The improvement is very exaggerated. Excellent sound field is inseparable from accurate image. Philips Fidelio X3's instruments and vocal positioning pay attention to high restoration, so the sense of distance and depth are created very naturally. The human voice distance is not far or near, and the instruments do not emphasize too much. The response of each frequency band is harmonious and natural. The rigorous voice of Philips Fidelio X3 is incisively and vividly expressed in its sound field and image. It has good compatibility with large-scale compilation or pop songs, which is worthy of careful consideration and consideration. Good sound layout can really enhance the earphone's hearing tolerance and the durability of your love for it, which may also be the pleasure of seeking hifi's essence.
Philips Fidelio flagship series, after years of market and consumer baptism, has finally evolved to a new height. The new flagship Fidelio X3 not only has superior materials and technology, but also ensures the consistent excellent quality, and continues the superior user experience. In addition, the design of changeable balance line and the balance playing method supporting portable player make Fidelio become a brand-new product The road ahead of X3 becomes smooth and bright. In addition, the most important aspect of sound quality, Philips Fidelio X3 has also given us a surprise. It is outstanding and distinctive. I think waiting is not in vain. It finally appears in front of us with the best posture! This is Philips's flagship Fidelio X3, which is a return of surprise everywhere!