Philips Fidelio T1, two-way True Wireless earphones, Bluetooth LDAC and active noise cancellation

Unveiled as a preview at this week's Philips conference, the Philips Fidelio T1 True Wireless headphones are two-way models using Bluetooth LDAC technology.

Everyone can enjoy the Philips Fidelio T1 True Wireless earphones with the provision of three sizes of foam tips and six sizes of silicone tips. Noteworthy is an unparalleled finish with metal earphones and a Muirhead leather storage case.

Features and active noise reduction Advanced Hybrid Noise Canceling Pro +

Compatible with Bluetooth 5.2 LDAC (Hi-Res Audio file management), the Philips Fidelio T1s feature the Google Fast Pair function for automatic detection of compatible Android devices and quick connection. For its part, the Push-to-Talk function allows you to take advantage of hands-free mode and Google Assistant voice assistance.

Philips Fidelio T1 headphones offer high-quality passive isolation, which is very useful when Advanced Hybrid Noise Canceling Pro + active noise reduction is activated. The latter is announced to be very efficient, in particular via the presence of six microphones (three per earphones). Likewise, representatives of Philips announce automatic detection of wind noise and its elimination during telephone calls, for example for perfect clarity of voices.

Precision, an infrared sensor in the headphones detects their correct placement in the pinna of the ear and suspends the sound signal when one of the two is no longer in place. But be aware that it is possible, if desired by the user and through a switch, to operate either headset, independently. Finally, IPX4 certification is required for resistance to splashing water.

Autonomy of Philips Fidelio T1

The autonomy displays 9 hours with the noise reduction function engaged, the transport case granting 25 additional hours. In normal mode, these digits are 9 hours and 35 hours respectively. Namely, recharging the Philips Fidelio T1 battery fully requires two hours and 15 minutes of charging gives you an additional hour of listening.

Acoustic package

As stated at the start of this article, the Philips Fidelio T1 headphones are two-way specimens. There is thus a dynamic 10 mm speaker in charge of low and midrange frequencies and a balanced armature transducer, extremely compact, for the highs. There is no doubt that the partnership between Philips and B&W on the TV division finds an echo here too, the True Wireless B&W PI7 headphones showing really similar technical characteristics… We will come back to the Philips Fidelio 1 in more detail once all their specifications are known.

The word to Benoît Burette, audio strategy manager for TP Vision

“We are delighted to explore new worlds with our Fidelio range, thus continuing the success we have had with the general public and professionals. The T1, the first wireless headphones in the Fidelio series, perfectly illustrates the key values of the range: a sound signature all its own, a premium European design, and advanced performance. ”

Availability announced, in black or silver color, from October. Indicative price: 299 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Philips Fidelio T1:

• Type: two-way closed dynamic in-ear headphones

• Loudspeaker (s): dynamic tweeter + woofer-midrange driver

• Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2

• Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP / AVRCP / HFP

• Codecs: SBC, AAC, LDAC

• NFC: no

• Certification: IPX4

• Functions: Google Fast Pair, Push-to-Talk

• Active noise reduction: yes (3 microphones per earpiece), called Advanced Hybrid Noise Canceling Pro +

• Voice assistant: Google Assistant

• Autonomy: Active noise reduction off: 13 h (continuous connection including reading), 35 h with the storage box and its built-in battery; Active noise reduction engaged: 9 h (continuous connection including playback), 25 h with the storage box and its built-in battery

• Charging time: 60 minutes of listening for 15 minutes of charging