Philips SHS391 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Philips Model SHS391
Headphone Type Street Style Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 58 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 24 Cable Length (cm) 120
Frequency Response (Hz) 12 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$13
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 2.0 Bass Impact 4.0
Bass Quality 4.0 Mids Quality 3.0
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 2.0
Detail 4.0 Portability 7.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 6.0
Durability 7.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 10.0    
Overall Score 4.7 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member qazwsx on 12 Jun 07  13:15
Individual review
Bass Extension2
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality4
Mids Quality3
Highs Quality5

The Philips SHS391 is one of the latest additions to Philips's growing street-style line. These 'phones are very, very inexpensive, and I was actually pretty suprised at how pleased I was with the sound quality.

Now, I'd probably give these an 8 for sound if these were based on a sound to price ratio. But, the ratings I give are if all headphones were priceless. The sound is not bad, actually I'd consider it "actually OK", which is pretty amazing for such a cheap headphone. I think the sound is not better nor worse than the KSC75, just a different sound signature. The bass is not bad, as a matter of fact, it is fairly well maintained. It does not give a very deep extension nor is it truly a shocking impact, but it does fair nicely. The impact it does give is nice as well, its just not spectacular. The mids are very upfront, maybe slightly aggressive at times, but sounds very nice on hip-hop if you include its bass impact. The highs are the best point of these pair of headphones. They do actually bring out some detail and sound nice and clear. Soundstage doesn't seem to go anywhere.

The headphones seem comfortable to me, but others may think definitely due to their interesting design. The headphones look decent and look cool along with the iPod with their white coloring. The headphones seem more durable than most, and could probably take a beating, though the plastic frame isn't the sturdiest nor weakest.

Overall, the SHS391 is a nice headphone if you need a cheap set of behind-the-neck headphones that actually sound alright. A big brake since most street styles have sucky sound.