[Lightning Review] Philips SHL9705A On-Ear Headphones With In-Line Controls And Control App
25 June 2014
Excerpt: While earbuds and wireless headsets are an ever-expanding consumer electronic market thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, on-ear cans remain something of a niche (unless you count Beats - I don't). Even more niche than that are smartphone-friendly on-ear headphones.
Summary: Got these for $20 on Woot. They're exceedingly comfortable on-ear headphones with memory foam that feels soft and cushioned. The cable is thick and just the right length for a portable device and only emerges from one side of the phones (too bad it's not detachable).
Pros: Really well balanced sound; Comfortable; Well made and designed; In-line mic with solid cable
Cons: Could be too quiet; Cable is not detachable; Sound leakage (but I'm OK with this as I wear them on the street), Philips app is a little clunky
Summary: I forgot my headphones so I bought these at an airport kiosk for my flight, to avoid having to use the airline ear buds. For the price, they're shockingly good. Heck, they're good for $100, at $30 they're a complete steal.
Pros: Great sound, feather light, low price, portable, smartphone controls w/ mic
Cons: I don't know, they don't come with free chips?