65points

Philips Fidelio L1

54points

Philips Fidelio M1

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Philips Fidelio L1 vs Philips Fidelio M1

Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

Why is Philips Fidelio L1 better than Philips Fidelio M1?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs15Hz
  • 178g lighter
    272gvs450g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Philips Fidelio M1 better than Philips Fidelio L1?

  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs26 Ohms
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    106dB/mWvs105dB/mW
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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

3.weight

272g

450g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.travel bag is included
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

5.has a straight plug
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

6.has an on-ear form
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

24000Hz

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

12Hz

15Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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

4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

106dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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

6.impedance

26 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

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Philips Fidelio L1
Philips Fidelio M1

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

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