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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

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Poor perfomance lets these cans down


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    Simple to use


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    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 (opens in new tab) 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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