We have currently reviewed 2 Philips headphones. They're a big brand that makes a bit of everything including headphones for casual and professional use.
Overall, Philips makes a wide variety of headphones that cover most use cases. They offer comfortable and cheap earbuds as well as pricier active noise-cancelling or professional DJ headphones. We have yet to test their full lineup but the headphones we have tested delivered a good sound quality at a decent price. However, Philips has some lineups and models that feel overpriced when compared to other brands, especially, for the number of features they provide.
Philips does not have a clear lineup naming strategy for most of their headphones. They tend to let the name explain what the headphones are best used for, like Professional DJ headphones or Wireless noise canceling headphones.
The best Philips headphones for audio quality are the SHP 9500. They have an almost unmatched sound quality to price ratio, and they're on par with some of the best and priciest headphones from other brands. They're also incredibly comfortable and lightweight for their size. If you're looking for a great pair of open, over-ear headphones for critical listening, then the SHP 9500 are a great recommendation.
The Fidelio NC1 are the best-mixed usage headphones from Philips that we've tested so far. They're a well built and compact on-ear headset with decent noise cancellation. That makes them above average for commuting especially thanks to their easy to use design and portable but sturdy build. Unfortunately, they're surprisingly pricey, especially compared to similar headphones from other brands. If you have the budget and want a stylish but compact pair of portable headphones from Philips, then the Fidelio NC1 would be a good option.
Philips has a whole range of headphones geared towards casual and/or professional listeners. They deliver in the sound department with some of their budget models sounding better than more expensive headphones from other brands. They also have a vast library headphone types so you can find what fits best for you. However, they have a slightly inconsistent pricing strategy that makes some of their Fidelio headphones comparatively more expensive than better-known brands like Sennheiser and Bose for the same amount or less active features.
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