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Updated January 10, 2024·

The 7hz Timeless earbuds offer excellent music quality and are well-suited for a variety of music genres. They feature a premium build and planar magnetic drivers known for their superior sound reproduction but come at a higher cost. The Philips SHP9500 headphones have an open-back design, providing a more expansive soundstage, making them ideal for immersive TV and video experiences, as well as gaming. They are also praised for their remarkable comfort. If budget is a concern and you value a broad soundscape for multimedia and gaming, the Philips SHP9500 will give you great performance for less money. On the other hand, if you prioritize music listening and prefer in-ear monitors with a secure fit for activities, the 7hz Timeless might be worth the investment for their audio fidelity. Neither option has a built-in microphone, so if calls are important, you may need an additional mic. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the Philips SHP9500.
Advantages of the Philips SHP9500
  • Excellent for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
SHP9500
9.2
The Philips SHP9500 is excellent for music, while the 7hz Timeless is very good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
SHP9500
7.2
The Philips SHP9500 is good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
SHP9500
4.9
The Philips SHP9500 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for phone calls, though the Philips SHP9500 is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
SHP9500
8.0
The Philips SHP9500 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
SHP9500
9.0
The Philips SHP9500 is excellent for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
SHP9500
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and Philips SHP9500 are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Cost

$200
Timeless
SHP9500
$80
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Philips SHP9500 costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
SHP9500
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and Philips SHP9500 both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Philips SHP9500 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessPhilips SHP9500
7hz TimelessPhilips SHP9500

GENERAL

Price
$200
$80
Brand
7hzPhilips
Release Date
August 1, 2021August 1, 2013
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/109.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/105/10
Gaming Score
6.7/107.3/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/109.1/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/1010/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams294.8 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Philips SHP9500

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Brian Stone | April 2020
"You can’t go wrong with the Philips SHP9500 for their price. Their audio quality is superb, and the fact that you can use them for just about anything you can think of makes them well worth your money"

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About Philips

Philips is a Dutch conglomerate and electronics manufacturer with over 130 years of history. Philips makes the Fidelio audio line which includes several models of full-sized wired and wireless headphones, true wireless earbuds. soundbars and wireless speakers.

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