Philips SHE9850 review

Now they've had £19 knocked off the retail price, we think these buds now offer good value for the money Tested at £70.00


Our Verdict

There’s better at this kind of money


  • Good detail in the presentation, good build, comfortable


  • Painfully trebly, sound is brittle and grinds after a short period

The Philips SHE9850s look and feel quite weighty, but they're comfortable enough in the ear – and they sound quite weighty too.

Warm and substantial, they bring real purpose to low frequency information – though that's not at the expense of speed or dexterity.

The midrange can sound a little intimidated by all the kerfuffle in the bass, though, and the finest details can go astray – particularly at enthusiastic volume levels.

On the whole, though, the SHE9850s are an involving listen.

There's not quite the bite or attack from the highest frequencies that some other rivals offer, but if you hanker after a generously proportioned, solid sound, you could do a lot worse


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NamePhilips
Product TypeEarphone
ManufacturerPhilips Electronics
Manufacturer Part NumberSHE9850/10
Packaged Quantity1
Product NamePhilips SHE9850
Product ModelSHE9850

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance12 Ohm
Cable Length1.20 m
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz


Earpiece DesignEarbud
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorOpen
Weight Approximate42 g


Host InterfaceMini-phone