Mini ReviewPhilips' Bluetooth headphones give satisfying service but can't fulfil premium expectations.
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These headphones have a refined, stylish appeal to them - but does the price tag buy you perfection?
The Philips Fidelio L1 headphones represent the famous Dutch company's latest offering in the world of premium headphones.
The single-driver Philips SHE9850 earphones definitely offer impressive audio performance considering the price. Previous pairs of earphones from Philips have failed to live up to the benchmarks set by the likes of Shure and Denon. So we were rather pleased to discover that a corner has been turned in that respect.
If you've got £200 to burn, then there are probably better things to spend it on than wireless headphones. But if your heart's set, then the Philips SHD9100s are sleek and lightweight for your bonce.
The idea is simply that a microphone built into the outside of the earpiece picks up ambient sound which is then added, in inverse phase, into the signal applied to the driver of each channel, reducing the level of outside noise