The Chapel Radio. The compact cassette. The CD player. Since 1920, landmark inventions have been a hallmark of Philips' dedication to innovation and the ultimate listening experience.

We know that we are not alone in this obsession with sound, which is why we are inviting you to take our Golden Ears challenge.

Our unique Golden Ears training program was designed to develop the listening skills of our audio engineers. Their listening expertise ensures we create products of superior sound quality that highlight every musical detail.

Graduates of the Golden Ears program can reliably detect subtle differences in sound based on the following five key attributes.


Differences in tone or the frequency of content of music


The lack of treble, distortion, or noise that can mask the fine details

Spatial impression

The depth and spaciousness of the soundfield


The quality of low frequencies


The perception of sound power, from quiet to loud

This online challenge contains the essential elements of our professional Golden Ears training program. There are four difficulty levels: Basic, Bronze, Silver and ultimately, Golden Ears. Each level is divided into short challenges that are designed to develop and test your listening skills. Experience it yourself and see how far you can go!

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Before you begin, check out our setup guide to learn how to optimize your audio experience.

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