68points

Focal Spirit Classic

69points

Philips Fidelio F1

Focal Spirit Classic
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Focal Spirit Classic vs Philips Fidelio F1

Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1
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Why is Focal Spirit Classic better than Philips Fidelio F1?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs7Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Philips Fidelio F1 better than Focal Spirit Classic?

  • 18000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 155g lighter
    155gvs310g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    107dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

310g

155g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has a tangle free cable
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

7Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

107dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.impedance

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Focal Spirit Classic
Philips Fidelio F1

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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