Product Type: Philips headphones
Newest Review: ... time. At this time I had not yet come across in ear earphones but I did find these Philips SHS3200 earphones and decided to give them a go... more
Over-ear ear phones...Just not mine...
Member Name: -michelle-
Date: 31/05/12, updated on 31/05/12 (172 review reads)
Advantages: None really for me
Disadvantages: They fall off
Whilst searching through my many sets of earphones I came across these Philips SHS3200 I've had them for a couple of years now, and I remember I did try to get along with them as best as I could, before I came across the in ear style earphones.
What they look like...
These particular earphones are designed to sit comfortably over the ear whilst still allowing the full effects of whatever it is you may be listening too. To look at these earphones, they look like little ears made from soft flexible plastic, they have the actual part you hear from which about 1cm round with a soft silver mesh like material in the middle. Attached to that is a bendy plastic piece which like I already said looks like an ear, this is the part that fits around your ear, it is extremely soft and flexible and wearing them is quite comfortable at first. The wire to connect the earphones to whichever device you're using is about a metre long which then separates into two equal parts which are each about a foot long to each ear piece. The jack end of the earphone wire is different to other sets of earphones that I have because it isn't straight, it's bent into an L shape, which I hadn't really noticed until I decided to review them. The colours of these earphones are black and silver.
I was looking for comfort...
I remember having a lot of trouble keeping normal earphones in my ears and I had looked for something that was comfortable but would stay in my ears at the same time. At this time I had not yet come across in ear earphones but I did find these Philips SHS3200 earphones and decided to give them a go. They cost around £10.00 at the time but I have seen them on Amazon, currently for £7.68. They did take a bit of getting used to and when first placed around my ear they did feel quite comfortable but unfortunately I could never get them to sit that well for very long on my ears. They did tend to fall off my ears quite often. I did attempt trying to squeeze and mould them around my ears but this didn't have any positive effect for me. The sound quality through the earphones was okay nothing too spectacular, but I guess that might have been because I just couldn't get them to sit right on my ears.
A problem for me...
So with the problem I was facing with these earphones I couldn't really get on with them, they seem to me to be designed for a particular ear shape which unfortunately isn't mine. I guess if they had fit on my ears without falling off I would have been happy to continue using them, like I already mentioned the sound quality from them was okay and I could have quite happily lived with wearing them more often. They by no means cut out all outside noise in my experience of using them and whatever I had been listening too could sort of be heard by others close to me.
So to sum up these Philips SHS3200 earphones, they look quite nice a little different to the usual earphones you can buy, the sound quality is just okay in my opinion but in the long run I don't find them comfortable at all, they are somewhat irritating to me. It's a shame you can't try earphones out before you buy them, but for obvious reasons this is not possible, it's just a case of hoping for the best. I don't think I would entertain this style earphones again, but there must be some people who are happy enough to wear them who also find they fit and are comfortable, but they are just not for me I'm afraid.
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Summary: A set of earphones designed for ears not like mine
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