Philips SHP9500

Philips SHP9500

Philips SHP9500

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.8
MUSIC: Excellent9.2/10
CALLS: Poor4.9/10
GAMING: Good7.2/10
TV: Excellent9.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.0/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.4/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor4.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The Philips SHP9500 headphones are a budget-friendly option with an open-back design, meaning they provide a natural and spacious soundstage, which is excellent for immersive listening at home. However, since they're open-back, they don't isolate noise well, making them less ideal for noisy environments or commuting. They're very comfortable, with cushioned over-ear cups, and the build quality is very good. These headphones are wired, with a long, detachable cable, and have a durable construction, but they lack built-in controls for adjusting volume or taking calls. The microphone quality is poor, so they aren't the best choice for phone calls or video meetings. They're best suited for music enthusiasts and home TV viewing, but not recommended for exercise, air travel, or outdoor use due to their size and open design. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent overall sound quality
  • Very good soundstage
  • Best comfort rating
  • Detachable cable included
  • Large and dynamic drivers
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation quality
  • Poor mic quality
  • No wireless option
  • Not suitable for exercise

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.8
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
TV & Video:
4.7
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
4.1
The Philips SHP9500 excels for gaming due to its wired connection, ensuring low latency which is crucial for timely reactions, and its very good soundstage/imaging that helps players accurately pinpoint sounds in a game environment; however, gamers considering this model should be aware that these headphones have poor mic quality, which might not be ideal for in-game communication. Additionally, their comfort is rated as the best, a significant factor for long gaming sessions.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$80
Brand
Philips
Release Date
August 1, 2013
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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9.3/10
Phone Calls Score
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5/10
Gaming Score
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7.3/10
TV and Video Score
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9.1/10
Exercise Score
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4.4/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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10/10
Weight
294.8 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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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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