The 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products was unveiled this week, featuring four headphones – the Fidelio M2L, M2BT, NC1 and X2 and the Surround on Demand Fidelio B5 soundbar. They would be available in Singapore soon. The Philips Fidelio range is crafted with high-grade components and premium materials, and will be looking to offer a mix of high fidelity sound and premium craftsmanship.
The Philips NC1 ranks well among other noise cancelling headphones, such as the Bose QC25. The Fidelio NC1 uses Active Noise Cancellation to block out ambient noise. There are four microphones detecting ambient noise which it will invert the signal to cancel out and convert the background noise to silence.
Here’s details from the press release.
Philips Fidelio M2L
The Philips Fidelio M2L was unveiled at CES 2015 recently. As one of the first headphones in the market with an optimized Lightning™ connector, the Fidelio M2L kicks off a revolution for high resolution, distortion-free audio for iOS users. Integrated with high-quality 24-bit Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC) and 40mm high definition drivers, the M2L produces a wide dynamic range and a more natural sound experience. Its acoustic seal eliminates sound leakage while its plush memory foam gives long-lasting comfort.
The Philips Fidelio M2L will be available in March 2015 with a recommended retail price of S$469.
Philips Fidelio M2BT
Building on the legacy of the award-winning M1BT Bluetooth® headphone, the Fidelio M2BT boasts a more refined design and even greater convenience in the form of Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing. A simple tap of the headphone with an NFC device is all it takes to enjoy high-fidelity audio, wirelessly. The ear pad’s dual microphones allow hands-free, better call quality calls to be made easily, while integrated controls in the right ear pad enable quick track selection.
The Philips Fidelio M2BT will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price of S$449.
Philips Fidelio NC1
The voyage to sound excellence continues with the Fidelio NC1, the first headphone in the Philips Fidelio range with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature. A combination of high-quality sound, sophisticated design and advanced technology, the NC1 redefines what a noise cancelling headphone can be. Compact, foldable multi-way and lightweight, the NC1 packs a 30-hour battery life, making it the ideal headphone for daily commutes or long trips.
The Philips Fidelio NC1 will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price of S$499.
Philips Fidelio X2
With its Layered Motion Control (LMC) diaphragm and sensitive frequency response, the Fidelio X2 is crafted for listeners seeking an authentic, listening experience featuring rich bass and warm sound. Its acoustic open-backed architecture eliminates air pressure build-up behind the powerful 50mm high-definition neodymium drivers, giving it more freedom to produce a more precise and pristine sound. Its high quality lightweight frame and deluxe memory foam ear pads keep sound in and undesirable ambient noise out.
The Philips Fidelio X2 will be available in March 2015 with a recommended retail price of S$499.
Philips Fidelio B5
Wrapping up the 2015 range is the Philips Fidelio B5 wireless surround soundbar, an ultra-smart and highly versatile audiophile-grade device delivering crystal clear sound performance for TV, movies and music. A major innovation in the Philips Fidelio Surround on Demand range, the soundbar features two wireless detachable Bluetooth® rear speakers and subwoofers, making it the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic home cinema experience. Regardless of where the speakers are placed in the room, the soundbar’s embedded advanced calibration algorithm ensures a perfectly-balanced surround sound experience.
The Philips Fidelio B5 will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price of S$1,699.