Summary: Solid construction,with adjustable headband and found comfortable to wear and not ear straining over long listening. Sound quality was very good to all my types of music of Rock.Blues,Soul,Reggae,Ballads and Electroniics. Also very good in linking up to television to watch dvds or tv programmes and computers. I note the RPP is £73,even at that price I would give the same opinion and ratings Definate value for money.
Summary: I love a good bit of bass, but these headphones are not only too bass-ey, but generally unbalanced. Higher frequencies are very dull, resulting in a muffled overall sound. Guitar-heavy music seems to suffer more than other types. Would not recommend.
Summary: These are quite bassy but still sound very clear. I've also got some more expensive headphones like GRADO SR 80i and AKG K702 and I think that these Philips SHP8000/10 sound very good. The sound from them may be not a 100% neutral but they are really pleasure to listen. They are over ear but if you have got big ears like me then they may be a little too small but still comfortable.
Summary: I wanted another pair of headphones but with an open or semi open back for an increased soundstage and, importantly a comfortable fit. It doesn't matter how good a pair of 'phones sound if you can only wear them for 20 or so minutes a time. Having experience of Philips Fidelio X1 phones but not the deep pockets required, I decided to give their SHP8000's a try...I was not disappointed! The 8000's are a semi open set which physically are quite large.
Summary: The fit is very cosy and have a well made feel to them. They sound very good too but my 61 year old ears probably can't hear the full richness :) The extension cable which comes with the headphones didn't work and the only way Philips could rectify this was for me to post the whole lot back to them for replacement, they couldn't simply send a replacement cable which would have been much more cost effective for all. I decided to hang on to them anyway.
Summary: Very comfortable in a lush kind of way with the soft padded pvc ear cushions. They are quite bassy and mids are slightly recessed and highs are equally clear as the bass. These are semi-open headphones and have excellent soundstage, most notably the bass is well defined and gives a nice bit of bouncy rumble sometimes. Although they are semi-open they do not leak much sound, there is an opening around the swivel area of the ear cups.
Summary: These headphones are as hoped for. I mainly listen to Choral and Orchestral music so wanting the best full sound range reproduction in the price bracket. Note that they are semi-open so there is some leakage either way, but I use them at home so this is not a problem. Also good for TV with its modern poor sound for speech.