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Philips-shl5605.33393045
8.6 out of 10

Philips SHL5605

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Reviews and Problems with Philips SHL5605

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

tdockweiler, head-fi.org
4 August 2012
  • Summary: I found these brand new at a local thrift store brand new for $30! To me due to them being very colored to my ears, they're not worth that. Their sound signature just doesn't play well with my ears.   They do feel like the bass is a bit excessive. I think it seems worse than it is due to a severe lack of treble. These aren't as dark as the TMA-1, but maybe close. Some of my favorite tracks seem to sound a bit murky and almost congested.
  • Pros: comfortable, cheap
  • Cons: too dark, very shouty mids, slightly bloated (sounding) bass
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Kamal Haria, Amazon
27 August 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Sound quality ok but noticeably worse than top end headphones

cpgc, Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Sound quality ok but noticeably worse than top end headphones. The brown padding has now split. Also not as comfortable as my previous (cheaper) headphones as the pad rests on your ear which is warm and annoying. This fitting to the ear is not particularly noise cancelling either.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broken after just 5 Months.

ross, Amazon
29 June 2014
  • Summary: They look and Sound great, don't get me wrong. Very satisfied with them, sound is clear and loud, noise prevention works perfectly too. However, having them since only 29th January this year. Discovered they went from perfect working order, to completely broken overnight just 5 months later. Absolutely ZERO external damage. No pulled wiring or frays anywhere. Not even a scuff or scratch. But put them on and suddenly, no sound.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good at all

sej321, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: I convinced myself that I needed a new pair of headphones, as I spend a lot of time in my car waiting on my kids and listen to my music while I wait. For some reason I thought that I was missing out on good sound quality even though I enjoyed my music through my Android phone + Koss Sporta Pro headphones. I wanted good sound, smallish, one sided cable (if possible), remote + microphone (if possible).
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Overall 4
4.0

Not great

Kevin Hall, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • Summary: In 20 years I don't think I've ever had an impressive pair of Philips headphones and these continue that disappointing tradition. I didn't find the sound particularly rich or impressive I have an old pair of Sennheiser HD 408 headphones that are far superior to these. The bass wasn't very rich or well detailed and the higher treble noises were pretty flat and poorly nuanced.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice but poor sound quality kills it for me.

marcoscu "marcoscu", Amazon
17 November 2013
  • Summary: These are certainly nice looking headphones, well presented in quality packaging and from a premium manufacturer and so I was hoping for good things from this pair of over the ears headphones. This proved not to be the case and I have to say this product turned out to be something of a washout for me. At the end of the day if you look for one thing from headphones then it is good sound quality and this is what these simply lack.
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Overall 4
4.0

Style over substance

Max, Amazon
17 November 2013
  • Summary: These headphones are designed to be stylish - and although I was surprised by the idea of denim headphones, they do actually look pretty good. Unfortunately, they don't sound good. By comparison to a (much cheaper and much older) set of Sennheiser cans, the sound is dull and lifeless, and much of the depth and complexity of the tunes I listen to is lost. I can't recommend these at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

Style (and comfort) over substance

Another Weasley, Amazon
10 November 2013
  • Summary: The first thing I noticed about these headphones was how light they were. They really have no weight in them at all and are really comfortable to wear. One of the major marketing points is the "denim style". Whilst the headphones look nice I wouldn't say the denim is particularly noticeable from afar and they look just like standard headphones.
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Overall 4
4.0

Neither Style nor Substance

Jack Percival, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: Since the era of "big headphones" was resurrected with the increasing popularity of the Beats brand, many manufacturers have been looking to get in on the action with similar fashion conscious products. With big cans and denim headband styling these certainly look different but the question is - have they delivered style over substance? Unfortunately from what I've seen (and heard) they successfully deliver neither particularly well.
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