This review is on the Philips SHP9500S headphones, not to be confused with the non-S version (SHP9500). This variation only comes with the headphones and a cable.

Falling under $100, these Philips SHP9500S headphones are relatively inexpensive considering their quality. I was able to get them on Newegg as an open box item for $37. The bottom line? These are a great pair of headphones and comparable to anything in the under $100 range.

The most surprising thing about these headphones are how comfortable and light they are. There’s no pressure on the side of your ears. They’re lightweight so there’s no fatigue from wearing them hours on end.

These don’t have as much bass due to the open back design. They’re not well suited for heavy bass music fans. If you listen to something with a lot of vocals, it’s very crispy. I tend to reach for these while I edit video because they’re comfortable and I can hear voices clearly and a lot of other detail.

Great Gaming Headphones

These headphones have a standard headphone jack which sets up them perfectly to be used as a gaming headset. One microphone you can use is the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for about $30.

I’m not a gamer but I asked a few of my friends who do game and their reactions were pretty similar. They remarked that they could clearly hear the direction and depth sounds were coming from, which is important when you’re gaming.

All in all, these headphones are perfect for anyone that wears them for long periods of time such as video editing, listening to vocal heavy music, watching a movie or playing games.

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