Although I have a main pair of in-ear headphones that were pretty expensive I do like to have a cheaper pair for when I am on the move. I don't expect the sound quality to be up to the standard of my Diddy Beats, but the Philips SH9950's pack enough punch for less than a quarter of the price.
I can be quite fussy when it comes to earphones as the fitting is a huge part of the experience. The biggest consideration though is the sound quality. When I am out and about I don't mind as much about quality, but the SHE9550's offer a well-balanced sound, giving both a rich treble and deep bass. I am not suggesting they are up to the standard of some of the high-end earphones out there, but they are great for everyday listening on the bus or walking to town.
The fit of these earphones is comfortable enough for me. Three sizes of earbuds are supplied in the package so you should find something to fit. Fit is important to sound quality and experience, as if they fit loosely you won't benefit fully as the sound will escape and not resonate as it should. AS they are noise-isolating earphones this also helps and in general they have all the things you would expect from a better product. The design is simple and it has to be said a bit basic. Sometimes you find earphones can feel and look better quality than they are, but the SHE9550's look like a £20 pair of earphones unfortunately.
Overall, other than the dull styling they do punch above their weight in the sound stakes. They are available from WWW.HMV.COM for just £17.99 so are a value purchase for everyday use.
I have an Apple iPod but have never like the headphone that came with it. I'm quite fussy about headphones and have gone through a few sets recently as I've been unhappy with their performance or comfort. But I love these and would say they are the best I have tried so far, I prefer them to Apple headphones that come with iPods.
The headphones are well built and are of a high quality. I like the way they fit in my ear and they do a good job of blocking out any outside sound and don't keep falling out like some in-ear headphones and look good with the orange bits. Sound wise they are well balanced, good bass and treble. Good for everyday listening.
Although it is possible to get cheaper alternatives , so it depends on whether you want to spend an extra few quid.
All in all, definitely a decent pair of earplugsI would recommend to anyone looking for headphones.
Ok, I'm really not the techie in the family, but have to take the opportunity to rave about these great little headphones. My boyfriend is into Sennheiser etc and is always up to date with the latest products out in the marketplace, I would normally take advise from him before buying anything vaguely technical, but was working away from home and spotted these in the window of a shop . . . . . . they really caught my eye and are a very attractive pair of headphones. Look aside I was really pleased with the sound that came out of them. I mostly listen to pop and chart music, noisettes, girls aloud, take that, razorlite, amy winehouse, that sort of stuff - they are fantastic for this sort of music. When I got home I nervously told my man what I had bought and he was really really surprised at how good they are . . . he listens to heavier music than me, metal, punk etc and they were just as good for this gendre. Would defintely recommend them.
These will certainly first strike you as a pair of good- looking, cheap earphones. Another attractive prospect is that they are made by Philips, a well renown company you can be sure will deliver results.
As with all speakers, I tested them over five tracks of varying audio: classical, spoken word, pop, metal and electronic- these provide a good range of pitch types and dynamic changes. These earphones were surprisingly good for the £25 price tag. The classical piece showed how the bass gave a great response and was quite powerful for such lightweight earphones. Spoken word was also good, but not enough bass on the voice, so words could seem a little harsh- with too much treble. The other tracks were above average quality.
The orange and black colour scheme is a good choice for Philips, a very sleek and professional look. The in- ear system is very comfortable and is secure in your ear (it won't fall out!).
The cord length is 1.2 metres- long enough for all purposes. They work on a 3.5 mm audio jack- this will fit almost all MP3 players.
Overall, these earphones provide a good sound quality at an even better price.