Philips Fidelio T1, the new headphones focus on audio quality

Fidelio T1 are the first wireless headphones from Philips that aim for the top of the range: the premises are all there, on the market from November

They are the first wireless headphones in the range, the Fidelio T1 by Philips. And like the other products in the Fidelio line, they focus first and foremost on listening quality, then on everything else that is still of a high level, as well as a price that places the new T1 in the highest segment of the true wireless headphones.

And besides, not only the technical prospectus of Philips Fidelio T1 but also the well-groomed aesthetics justify, in a certain sense, the investment necessary to purchase a pair. Each earbud has a brushed metal finish that can be black or silver in color, and even the case does nothing to hide the premium nature of the product with the Muirhead leather insert in black or tan embellishing the top. The new Philips earphones of the Fidelio line marries the in-ear concept, which already in itself ensures good insulation from the environment thanks to the grommets that adhere to the ear canal, and can boast active noise cancellation (ANC).

Fidelio T1, it's all in on the audio quality

First of all the audio quality, which as we said is the main aspect of the new Philips Fidelio T1. Sound performance comes through a two-way dynamic transducer system with a 10mm midwoofer and a second balanced-armature transducer for the treble, and the earbuds' compatibility with the Bluetooth (5.2) LDAC codec.

This last is a not insignificant aspect: the LDAC codec of Sony can guarantee a transmission at 990 kbps therefore streaming high-resolution audio up to 32 bits / 96 kHz, relegating to the past the belief that through Bluetooth you can't get a very high level of listening.

Many products capable of playing music such as smartphones are LDAC compatible, but to listen at high resolution requires that the entire "listening chain" supports the codec, especially the earphones: so technically the new Philips Fidelio T1 are ideal for those who want to exploit the potential of LDAC listening.

Fidelio T1, the autonomy is remarkable

Listening that can take place anywhere and in any condition, weather and environment: first of all thanks to IPX4 certification against splashes, which guarantees ample protection from rain and sweat, then for the presence of three microphones that achieve active noise cancellation. Philips summarizes the isolation capabilities of the Fidelio T1 with an acronym: Hybrid Noise Cancelling Pro +, where the hybrid is configured in the combination of ANC and in-ear conformation.

There's an infrared sensor in charge of stopping playback when the earbuds are removed from the ears, which can help the "careless" to extend the autonomy of the Fidelio T1: Philips claims 9 hours of listening time for the earbuds alone with ANC on with another 16 hours provided by the charging case, so a total of 25 hours of listening time with ANC on.

Philips Fidelio T1 will be available from November at a list price of 299.99 euros.