Philips Fidelio M2L: The First of the Lightning Can Class

Apple’s decision to do away with the standard headphone port from the new iPhone 7 has caused a stir amongst the users. The absence of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 has left users thinking about how they are going to play music on their smartphone. The Lighting Headphones from Apple support both the phones and the Apple watches. The Headphone might be better, even more digital, but its use in the Philips Fidelio M2L, however, disaffects all users of Android phones. It is a headphone that comes with a built-in Lightning connector and an HD audio.

The Whole Package

Wrapped up in a stitched leather headband coupled with the mottled outers to soft inner ear-cups, the headphones themselves look great. The Philips Fidelio M2L has a premium on-ear design, memory foam cushions, a stitched leather headband and aluminum construction on the earcups. Fidelio M2L review

There is also a carry bag having a pull string included in the package. They lighting cable headphones deliver high sound quality, though not spectacularly, therefore, the music has lots of mid-range, plenty of punch, and bags of detail, although it lacks warmth. That is not a great deal to most of its users, yet all travelers do need a low frequency. It helps to remove the noise of aircraft, and the hum in airports and there are not plenty of that here.

Technical Overview

Impedance and sensitivity can add to the wattage that is required to generate a certain volume level. Low impedance and high sensitivity earphones make use of less power, and they are more suitable for smaller output devices like smartphones or MP3 players. (*If you still don’t understand what impedance is and why it’s so important for headphone lovers, you can read this more logical overview) The Philips Fidelio M2L is one particular headphone with a slightly less than average impedance. As such, to prevent damage, we recommend that you do not use it with an amp. The headphones are built with neodymium magnetic which is the most common magnet materials for headphones.

The weight of a headphone doesn’t correlate to higher quality as some headphone brands add heavier parts on purpose. It is only a matter of what feels better to the end user. With that in mind, know that the Philips Fidelio M2L is usually slightly heavier than the typical headphone. The lighting connector is a specific Apple input that charges products like the iPhone 7, although not very common for headphones.

Hi-Res Audio & Convenient Smart Controls

philips affordable lightning headphonesAdditionally, it is important to note that there are simply no in-line volume controls. This is because the M2Ls have a higher resolution (24-bit/192kHz) DAC constructed into the right earcup on the headphone. This makes the volume and audio playback controls to be placed on the right ear-cup. This is not an issue at all, and it means that a mic is excluded from the build.

From the plug upwards, they look like any other high-quality on-ear headphones. The steel band is covered in a soft hand-stitched leather, and the earcups contain memory foam that cuddles your ears.

Apple’s 8-pin Lightning connector separates the Philips Fidelio M2L from every other set of headphones that are in the market, and this means that there is no way that an analog signal can be inputted. It also means the connector, volume dial, and one-metre cable are not affected by crosstalk and audio jitter that weaken an analog signal.