Philips SHP8900 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Philips Model SHP8900
Headphone Type Open Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 382 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 400
Frequency Response (Hz) 5 - 30000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$120
Buy from Amazon.com  
Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.0 Bass Impact 7.0
Bass Quality 6.0 Mids Quality 6.0
Highs Quality 7.0 Soundstage 6.0
Detail 6.0 Portability 3.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 6.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 9.0    
Overall Score 6.7 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Member Thai Fighter on 19 Feb 08  03:00
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact7
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality7
Detail6
Comfort8
Durability6
Value9

I'm afraid that I couldn't find a store in the USA where these are available. The price at amazon.co.uk is 59 pounds, which is approximately 120 dollars. That's a lot, especially considering that I bought them for close to 65 dollars. Therefore, I based my value rating on that price (9).
The SHP8900 is the successor of the flawed SHP895. I compared both models and came up with several conclusions:
The SHP8900's sound is brighter, has better resolution, is deprived of the coloration that its predecessor had. It offers more clarity, which is especially easy to hear in the higher frequencies. SHP8900's bass is tighter and has considerably more impact. However, it still suffers from slight boominess, which gets worse when it's boosted substancially. These are excellent cans if you can withstand their brightness.
If the SHP895 is in the same league with the HD555 as some say, the SHP8900 might very well be almost as good as the HD595, who knows...

Philips SHP8900