“Philips Fidelio is obsessed with taking sound excellence to the next level,” as mentioned by Jason Chang, Sales Leader for WOOX Innovations, APAC. Indeed, the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products are set to create an impeccable experience for your listening pleasures. We take a look at some of the exciting products launched and their key features:
1) Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Surround Soundbar
Design and utilization are some of the most important factors when it comes to technological devices. The Philips Fidelio B5 Wireless Surround Soundbar, a new major innovation for the Demand range is going to impress audiophiles with its versatility in design and sound performance.
Comes with wireless and detachable speakers, you can place them around the house for an immersive sound performance, or use it as a separate portable speaker for leisure. From stereo to surround sound, the soundbar is newly embedded with an advanced calibration feature that fine-tunes to the locale of the speakers within 2 clicks. Regardless of where the speakers are placed, it produces crystal-clear and surround sound experience.
The rechargeable batteries can last up to 5 hours for music and up to 10 hours in movie mode with a full charge. These powerful speakers produce a thorough sound. You can have a surround-sound experience in the comfort of your own home now, with quality on par with the theatres.
Philips Fidelio B5 will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price S$1,699
2) Philips Fidelio M2L Headphones
Philips unveiled its first – and one of the firsts on the market – headphones with a direct ditigal connection to an iOS device via the Lightning connector. iPhone users like myself certainly welcome the M2L, which effectively eliminates the potential for cross-talk and interference with the lightning connector, producing a distortion-free musical experience. We managed to pick out some of the finest details in songs, accompanied by a dynamic bass that is not too overpowering.
Philips Fidelio M2L Headphones will be available in March 2015 with a recommended retail price S$469
3) Philips Fidelio M2BT
With the large expectation of the award-winning M1BT Bluetooth headphone to fulfill, we can expect more with the M2BT, providing even greater convenience under the Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing. The ear pads comes with microphones and integrated controls, allowing you to enjoy wireless, hands-free audio experience, as well as to make quick track selections.
Philips Fidelio M2BT Headphones will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price S$449
4) Philips Fidelio NC1
The Fidelio NC1 is the first headphone in the range to have the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature. Our favourite feature of the NC1 is that it is foldable, very light, and has a 30-hour battery life – making it a compact and brilliant choice for long distancing and travel. This will make a perfect gift for frequent travellers!
Philips Fidelio NC1 Headphones will be available in February 2015 with a recommended retail price S$499
5) Philips Fidelio X2
With Layered Motion Control (LMC) diaphragm and sensitive frequency response, X2 is designed for listeners with a year for rich bass and a warm sound. The headphones come with a deluxe memory foam ear pad that keep sound in and block out noises, and also making the experience of wearing headphones more comfortable, without squashing and pressurizing your ears from time to time.
Philips Fidelio X2 Headphones will be available in March 2015 with a recommended retail price S$499
For a fun challenge, you can try out Philips’ Golden Ear Challenge, a test on your skills in discerning different types of sounds. This test will certainly bring out some sensitivity in you the next time you pick an audio gadget. At least you will be able to tell a warm sound like we did!
Philips has been one of the frontrunners in audio innovations and for the right reasons. With a polished ear for sounds and composition, and an eye for brilliant designs, Philips Fidelio rolls out some of the most exquisite audio products in the market.
Writer: Leong Chee Sheng