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Philips Fidelio X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 599

7.48 in
9.06 in
Philips Fidelio X2HR Headphones
Philips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 599
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Editiorial reviews
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5 editorial reviews
Philips Fidelio X2: A Review By Headfonia - The Headphone Enthusiast's WebsiteRead more
If you're looking for unrivalled comfort, an eye-pleasing design and impressive sound quality, the X2s deliver in spades...Read more
The Philips Fidelio X2HR are a great pair of wired open-back headphones for neutral sound listening. Their sound profile is very well-balanced, making them suita...Read more
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A while back, I posted a Sennheiser HD 559 review. I left a little bit… cold. They felt muffled. I was disappointed with them, to say the least. But now we're back. We've raised the stakes by a couple model numbers and a few dollars for a sort of rematch. We're looking at the open-back, over-ear Sennheiser 599s. The sticker on these is $199 – about double that of the 559s. The 559s (...Read more
In 1960 Sennheiser presented the MD421 to the world and it put the Sennheiser name on the world wide map. Now there is the Sennheiser HD599, a new classic?Read more
Let the music flow. Sennheiser’s always been in the forefront of audio peripherals for several years, and their current flagship, the HD 599 is no exception. The Sennheiser HD 599 is mostly plastic, though its sturdy build is something that should make survive everyday usage. The padded headband also helps you wear the headphones for …Read more
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Full Comparison

Technical details

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleOver-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWiredWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)nono

Design

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Colour of productBlackBrown,Ivory
Acoustic designOpenOpen
Attachment typeHeadbandHeadband

Dimensions

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Weight13.4 oz8.82 oz

Sound

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Impedance30.0 Ω50.0 Ω
Frequency range5 - 4000012 - 38500
Driver technologyDynamicDynamic
Driver size1.97 in1.5 in
Total harmonic distortion (THD)0.1 %0.1 %

Connectivity

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Cable length31.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includedyesyes
Type of connector3.5mm
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
USBnono
Detachable cableyesyes

Power

Philips Fidelio X2HRPhilips Fidelio X2HR
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Battery operatednono

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          Philips Fidelio X2HR vs Sennheiser HD 599 - User Opinions

          • kenia_trantow
            4 months ago
            The Philips Fidelio X2HR are slightly better open-back headphones for neutral sound than the Sennheiser HD 599. The X2HR look and feel slightly better-built, and have a slightly better-balanced sound profile. On the other hand, the Sennheiser are more comfortable and feel slightly more stable on the head.
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