Philips Fidelio L3 review: Seriously sophisticated sound?

Comfort is top-notch with these over-ear headphones. You can wear them for hours on end like a cloud atop the head. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's active noise-cancelling (ANC) which adds to the sound profile, although it's less capable at removing all ambient external noise than some. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
A subdued black and satin metallic combination keeps things subtle and classy. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There are tap/swipe controls on the right earcup to pause/play/skip/volume control. It's a bit over sensitive, but great when you get the knack of it. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's an included carry case, with carry pouch within, that's trapezoidal in shape and firm enough to offer some protection. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Fidelio L3 delivers distinctive high-end delivery that's rhythmic and musical, while bass is taut and capable, making for a sonically superior output. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Fidelio L3 delivers extremely sophisticated sound, masterfully articulated, with only its active noise-cancelling level being behind the competition. (image credit: Pocket-lint)