The Philips Fidelio L3 looks so good, it already won the Red Dot 2020 Award for Design.
Of course, it matters what they can do.
Well, looking at the specs it’s easy to see why the “premium” tag is justified.
They’re fitted with bespoke 40 mm drivers dampened with a three-layer construction TPU and PEEK, a polymer that, as Philips puts it, is “more commonly used for very-high end headphones).
The Philips Fidelio L3 also seems to have what it takes for those looking for active noise cancellation.
They feature a four-mic Hybrid ANC system, offering as much noise cancellation as possible without affecting music playback quality.
Just like the previous Fidelio headphones, they have open aluminum frames and use sustainable Muirhead leather for the cups.
The touch controls make it easy to control playback, calls or Google Assistant.
They have Hi-Res Audio playback with the included, detachable cable, Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm’s aptX HD.
What about battery life?
The new Philips Fidelio 3 boasts 35 hours of playtime or 30 hours with ANC continually on, plus the ability to get six hours of use in just 15 minutes of charging on USB-C.
All of this will be available this December for £300 / €350, so this holiday season might see some competition for the current best-buy, the Sony WH-1000XM4.