Philips SHP2500 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Philips Model SHP2500
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 440 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 610
Frequency Response (Hz) 15 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$20
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 5.5 Bass Impact 5.5
Bass Quality 5.0 Mids Quality 4.0
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 4.5
Detail 3.0 Portability 1.5
Isolation 4.5 Comfort 7.0
Durability 3.0 Improvement With Amplification 2.0
Value for Money 5.0    
Overall Score 4.4 Total Reviews 2

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Review by Senior Member qazwsx on 07 Jun 07  14:05
Individual review
Bass Extension3
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality5
Mids Quality3
Highs Quality4
Detail2
Comfort7
Durability1
Value1

I have to edit this review to write a short one. These cans sound good for the price, decent bass and overall decent presentation, with nasaly mids and lack of detail. But break very fast. Had to take ratings down.

Review by Member kloug on 24 Oct 09  22:34
Individual review
Bass Extension8
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality5
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality6
Detail4
Comfort7
Durability5
Value9

I have these for more than 2 years and they are still like new. I use them almost everyday exclusively for watching TV and playing console games, and I have no durability issues. The volume control is great and very well made.

They are light and comfortable, but the armature makes a lot of creaking noises since build quality is very cheap. It's all cheap plastic, but it works.

The sound is surprisingly good for the price. Very smooth and relax, laid-back type of sound. Bass is deep but somewhat uncontrolled, with some resonances in the mid-upper bass. Midrange is recessed and a bit nasal. Treble is very good, but not as extended or crisp as an audiophile set.

Overall, it's a fantastic value for the price and certainly one of the best sounding headphones in its price range.