Philips SHB9000 review

They're simple enough to use, but we found the sound from these Philips cans to be woefully substandard Tested at £99.00

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Our Verdict

Poor perfomance lets these cans down

For

  • Simple to use

Against

  • Cluttered and muffled sound

Complete with responsive touch controls on the two earphones for skipping tracks and an easy rotating wheel for adjusting the volume, the Philips SHB9000s prove simple enough to pair and get working.

Sadly we're less enamoured by the quality of the sound that's revealed.

Sounding cluttered and muffled, with a fair amount of background interference noise, these headphones are disappointing.

Jack-of-all-trades it may be, but Philips hasn't yet mastered Bluetooth headphones.

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Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.philips.co.uk
Brand NamePhilips
Product TypeHeadset
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Manufacturer Part NumberSHB 9000/10
Product NamePhilips SHB9000
Product ModelSHB9000

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response15 Hz
Wireless Operating Distance15 m
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Wireless TechnologyBluetooth
Maximum Frequency Response24 kHz

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • SHB9000 Headset
  • Soft Travel Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide and User Manual CD
  • Audio Cable 1.5 m
  • Charger

Earpiece

Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size40 mm

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorEar-cup
Width149 mm
Depth70 mm
Weight Approximate155 g
Height178 mm
Dimensions178 mm (H): 149 mm (W): 70 mm (D)

Interfaces-Ports

Host InterfaceMini-phone