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Should You Buy a Philips Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 14 January 2020
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should you buy a Philips Headphones?

Philips is well known for its TVs, irons, PC monitors and fryers.

We've collated all the key information on Philips headphones in this handy guide. We've analysed over 40,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 headphones to impartially compare each headphones brand.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular headphones and start at $7 for the SHE7000 which has a driver size of 8.6mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $304 for the SHS8100 which has a driver size of 15mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an ear-hook style. The average price of a new Philips headphones is $28.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular headphones.

Is Philips the Best Headphones Brand?

So are Philips headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.

Philips is ranked the No. 6 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 6th best headphones brand out there.

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JLab
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Steelseries
77%
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814 reviews
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Beyerdynamic
76%
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Audeze
76%
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Logitech
Switzerland
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Aftershokz
76%
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RHA
76%
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Bang & Olufsen
75%
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169 reviews
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1More
75%
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Shure
75%
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727 reviews
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Urbanista
75%
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Monster
75%
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441 reviews
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Bowers & Wilkins
75%
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431 reviews
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Audiofly
74%
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Wicked Audio
74%
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FiiO
74%
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74%
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KitSound
73%
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Japan
73%
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Apple
73%
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73%
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Denon
73%
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Master & Dynamic
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Marshall
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Fitbit
72%
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26 reviews
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Libratone
72%
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Koss
71%
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Samsung
South Korea
71%
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#47
71%
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27 reviews
#48
Moki
70%
70%
19 reviews
#49
SOL REPUBLIC
70%
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10 reviews
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NAD
70%
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26 reviews
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Betron
69%
69%
596 reviews
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HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#53
ifrogz
69%
69%
96 reviews
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Yamaha
68%
68%
4 reviews
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Edifier
68%
68%
12 reviews
#56
JAM
68%
68%
1 review
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Braven
68%
68%
5 reviews
#58
Brainwavz
68%
68%
23 reviews
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Anker
68%
68%
79 reviews
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Microsoft
67%
67%
34 reviews
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OnePlus
67%
67%
85 reviews
#62
Bragi
67%
67%
50 reviews
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KRK
66%
66%
64 reviews
#64
Definitive Technology
66%
66%
9 reviews
#65
Westone
65%
65%
3 reviews
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Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
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Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#68
YURBUDS
64%
64%
60 reviews
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EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#70
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#71
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#72
JAYS
63%
63%
14 reviews
#73
Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
#74
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#75
Corsair
61%
61%
980 reviews
#76
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
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Cyber Acoustics
60%
60%
0 reviews
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Klipsch
60%
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0 reviews
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Sudio
60%
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35 reviews
#80
Motorola
59%
59%
5 reviews
#81
Scosche
59%
59%
1 review
#82
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
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Cowin
59%
59%
5 reviews
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DEFUNC
58%
58%
2 reviews
#85
Verbatim
58%
58%
0 reviews
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SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#87
Kensington
58%
58%
0 reviews
#88
Cygnett
58%
58%
7 reviews
#89
LG
South Korea
58%
58%
0 reviews
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Supersonic
United States
58%
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0 reviews
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Happy Plugs
57%
57%
1 review
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Veho
57%
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0 reviews
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Aluratek
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Adesso
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B&O
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5 reviews
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Power Acoustik
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Stax
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Hamilton Buhl
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Noontec
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DearEar
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Numark
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onanoff
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Wraps
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Vivitar
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Avid
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VisionTek
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Inland
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Kenu
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Hello Kitty
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Dynamode
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Tascam
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Xblitz
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Reloop
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HP
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BuddyPhones
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Rockville
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Cord Cruncher
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Vivanco
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0 reviews
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Grado
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Let's look at how Philips headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All headphones Brands
Philips Headphones

There's a wide selection of Philips headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with over 40 Philips headphones currently on the market in the US.

Philips headphones tend to be cheaper than most other headphones brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. Philips also have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Philips headphones being 58%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$93
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,649
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$28
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,949
Price Distribution of Philips Headphones

What Do the Philips Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Philips headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for Philips and then compared this to the other headphones brands.

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
10
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
13
4 stars
4
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
5
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 87% of expert reviews and 63% of user reviews for Philips headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Headphones brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Philips
CNET.com logo
77%
20 reviews
81%
25 reviews
76%
10 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
84%
27 reviews
84%
14 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
8 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
84%
10 reviews
100%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
8 reviews
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
81%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
76%
4 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
kopfhoerer.com logo
78%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
hifitest.de logo
82%
6 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
75%
212 reviews
79%
200 reviews
74%
116 reviews
71%
122 reviews
73%
91 reviews
51%
6 reviews
Average
83%
353 reviews
87%
304 reviews
79%
177 reviews
77%
173 reviews
76%
169 reviews
71%
15 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 industry awards for Philips headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 6 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
2
3
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
3
3
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
4
2
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
tek.no logo
1
2
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
54
33
17
25
7
3
Total
114
79
43
47
19
6

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Headphones?

Philips SHL500000

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32mm
DRIVER
119g

A great mid range choice, priced at $27.99 is the Philips SHL500000, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
Noise canceling
Foldable
Supports noise reduction
Big headphone sensitivity (106dB)

An award winning and fully featured 119g, 32mm driver headphones, with a reasonable price. It is noise canceling and foldable and supports noise reduction. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's quiet, good-looking and comfortable to wear.

90
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Philips SHL500000 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 15 reviews.

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What is the Best High End Philips Headphones?

Philips SHB3175WT

$63.21
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40mm
DRIVER
190g
12h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Philips headphones then the Philips SHB3175WT takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $63.21.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Foldable
Supports noise reduction
Detachable cable

A good spec and positively reviewed 190g, 40mm driver headphones. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction, is foldable and has a detachable cable.

83
Reviews
4 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips SHB3175WT has fantastic user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 63%.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Headphones?

Philips SHL3070BK

$13.99
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32mm
DRIVER
132g

At only $13.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Philips SHL3070BK makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Foldable

A low cost and fully featured 132g, 32mm driver headphones.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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