Philips Fidelio X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 599

Philips Fidelio X2HR review
vs
Sennheiser HD 599 review

The open back wired headphones Philips Fidelio X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 599 have a lot to conquer being two professional, both very quality audio devices and comfortable with their over ear wearing style.

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Features

The model of Philips has a lower impedance vs Sennheiser’s one, 30 vs 50 Ohm. The frequency response of Philips Fidelio X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 599 is wider with 5Hz-40KHz vs 12Hz-38KHz. But the latter wins in sensitivity of 106 vs 100 dB of Philips.

Sound

The sound of Philips Fidelio X2HR is very crisp, detailed, with a boomy and diversified bass that still leaves space and strength for highs and mids. All the ranges are clear and not overshadowing one another.

Sennheiser HD 599 seems to reproduce a so-called V-pitched sound with distinct lows and highs and a little recessed mids. It has not a very wide soundstage, but a really strong bass.

Comfort and design

Philips Fidelio X2HR is 130 g heavier vs Sennheiser HD 599 with 380 vs 250 g. The headbands are foldable and have a very soft padding. They seem very light and comfortable for long wear. Both headphones have an adjustable headband. The cups are very large and tightly padded with a soft microfiber fabric. Unfortunately, they are unfoldable for a more compact size to carry and store. The cables are detachable.

Philips Fidelio X2HR pros and cons

Philips Fidelio X2HR pros and cons

Pros

  • Great neutral sound with no emphasis and sharpness
  • Light, soft and comfortable to wear for well-padded headband and cups
  • Detachable cable for more mobility, interchange, and safety in use once it tangles over something

Cons

  • Bulky, unfoldable design and no noise suppression makes its use comfy at home/studio only and not very appropriate to carry with and use out

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • Very light and comfortable for long listening sessions
  • Clear and engaging sound with most genres with a powerful bass and crystal vocals and instruments
  • Smart look in beige-brown pattern and durable built

Cons

  • Leaky sound and a lot of ambient noise due to the open back cups design
  • Absence of a carry case, unfoldable and bulky design makes them uncomfortable to carry with and keep safe

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Philips Fidelio X2HR
7.5
Sennheiser HD 599
7.5
7
7
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Common

Product

Philips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599

Model

Fidelio X2HR
HD 599

Brand

Philips
Sennheiser

Reviews

1321
1550

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

50/1.9

Impedance, Ohm

30
50

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-40KHz
12Hz-38KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1
0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

100
106

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

380/13.4
250/8.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Philips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599
Philips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5Philips Fidelio X2HR
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 599

The Philips Fidelio X2HR is better headphones in this comparison. Check Philips Fidelio X2HR price