Our Verdict Ill-sorted sound makes for an unhappy listening experience For Dynamic and go loud Against Barely controlled bass treble insubstantial Reviewed on 16th January 2012 There’s nothing wrong with the look or feel of the SHE9000s – the bevelled metal is a tactile treat – and they’re a snug fit. The cable is a mixture of rubber and cloth; the rubber bit tangles, the cloth section doesn’t. The most notable aspect of the Philips’ performance concerns the low frequencies: they’re miserably overstated and barely controlled. At the opposite end, treble sounds are splashy and insubstantial. Perversely the SHE9000s sound quite poised in the midrange, and other pluses include dynamism and outright volume. But the oppressive bass and rather mechanical overall sound means they can be safely ruled out. More after the break See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - March Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones Philips SHE9000 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.