Philips CitiScape Downtown headphone review
When it comes to headphones it’s important they sound great and look good too and the Philips CitiScape Downtown headphones can tick both of these boxes.
The attractive headphones have adopted a New York casual street style with a soft fabric headphone cover and leather-like earcups.
They are available in three colours – brown, purple and off white – and have a subtle design that would suit users of all ages including older listeners.
There’s also a tangle-free cable so you’re not going to get tied up in knots while listening to your music on the go.
Also on the cable are a built-in microphone and a button to easily switch between your music and your calls.
And in terms of comfort the Philips CitiScape Downtown delivers in spades thanks to the on-ear cushions made of memory foam that shape themselves to your ears.
These make them easy to wear for hours but also create a seal around your ear to create a surprisingly effective noise cancelling effect to allow users to focus on the music.
Speaking of the music, the CitiScape Downtown has finely tuned 40mm drivers which are effective across the entire music range.
Philips has a long heritage when it comes to sound quality and it can be heard quite clearly here.
So not only do you get all the subtleties of the music, you also get crisp representation of all the midrange and solid bass as well.
We found the CitiScape headphones delivered a finely balanced and consistent sound that was not far off the quality of headphones that cost three times as much.
Another feature that also helps achieve this high quality output is the double layered walls within the earshell so ambient noise won’t spoil the music.
The Philips CitiScape downtown headphones deliver across the board in design, sound quality and price.
Philips CitiScape Downtown headphones