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Should You Buy a Philips Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 02 November 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 52,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 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 SHE3550 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 $175 for the SHB3175 which has a driver size of 40mm, is an on-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Philips headphones is $42.

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. 8 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 8th best headphones brand out there.

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JayBird
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Urbanears
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Bowers & Wilkins
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1More
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Focal
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Steelseries
76%
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814 reviews
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Monster
76%
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441 reviews
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Samsung
South Korea
76%
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793 reviews
#23
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#24
RHA
75%
75%
67 reviews
#25
Jabra
75%
75%
1,110 reviews
#26
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
0 reviews
#27
Beyerdynamic
74%
74%
104 reviews
#28
Razer
73%
73%
870 reviews
#29
Apple
73%
73%
1,299 reviews
#30
Bang & Olufsen
73%
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251 reviews
#31
Shure
73%
73%
727 reviews
#32
Audiofly
73%
73%
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FiiO
72%
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31 reviews
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Huawei
71%
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#35
Koss
71%
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Fitbit
71%
71%
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#37
70%
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#38
Denon
70%
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#39
SOL REPUBLIC
69%
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11 reviews
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Soundcore
69%
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564 reviews
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Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
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JLab Audio
69%
69%
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YURBUDS
68%
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476 reviews
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Braven
68%
68%
6 reviews
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67%
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10 reviews
#46
Accutone
67%
67%
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Edifier
66%
66%
12 reviews
#48
KRK
65%
65%
64 reviews
#49
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#50
Nuheara
65%
65%
19 reviews
#51
Yamaha
65%
65%
44 reviews
#52
Veho
65%
65%
3 reviews
#53
Marshall
64%
64%
19 reviews
#54
Audeze
64%
64%
79 reviews
#55
Master & Dynamic
63%
63%
171 reviews
#56
NAD
63%
63%
26 reviews
#57
Happy Plugs
63%
63%
3 reviews
#58
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
3 reviews
#59
Aftershokz
63%
63%
102 reviews
#60
HyperX
62%
62%
10 reviews
#61
Scosche
62%
62%
1 review
#62
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#63
CAD Audio
61%
61%
0 reviews
#64
Teufel
61%
61%
41 reviews
#65
Cyber Acoustics
61%
61%
0 reviews
#66
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
#67
Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
#68
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#69
FIIL
60%
60%
31 reviews
#70
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#71
Definitive Technology
60%
60%
9 reviews
#72
KitSound
60%
60%
9 reviews
#73
Google
60%
60%
78 reviews
#74
ifrogz
59%
59%
25 reviews
#75
Supersonic
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#76
Cygnett
59%
59%
7 reviews
#77
Volkano
59%
59%
0 reviews
#78
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#79
JAM
59%
59%
2 reviews
#80
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#81
Sephia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#82
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#83
Moki
57%
57%
19 reviews
#84
Belkin
57%
57%
0 reviews
#85
57%
57%
6 reviews
#86
Tascam
57%
57%
0 reviews
#87
Adidas
57%
57%
0 reviews
#88
Logitech
Switzerland
56%
56%
191 reviews
#89
Kensington
56%
56%
0 reviews
#90
Harman Kardon
56%
56%
2 reviews
#91
Adesso
56%
56%
0 reviews
#92
Bragi
56%
56%
64 reviews
#93
Rockville
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Kingston
56%
56%
858 reviews
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Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
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OnePlus
56%
56%
86 reviews
#97
Microsoft
56%
56%
35 reviews
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Corsair
56%
56%
966 reviews
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Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
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Libratone
55%
55%
106 reviews
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Monoprice
55%
55%
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Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
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Groov-e
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55%
0 reviews
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55%
0 reviews
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Direct Sound
54%
54%
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Plantronic
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Turtle Beach
54%
54%
938 reviews
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Tracer
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54%
0 reviews
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Senso
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54%
0 reviews
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AIAIAI
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Numark
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Dynamode
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54%
0 reviews
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Kygo
54%
54%
1 review
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Westone
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54%
3 reviews
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iLuv
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
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JAYS
54%
54%
56 reviews
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Betron
53%
53%
571 reviews
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Verbatim
53%
53%
0 reviews
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Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
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Coloud
53%
53%
2 reviews
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Cowin
53%
53%
5 reviews
#123
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#124
VisionTek
53%
53%
0 reviews
#125
HiFiMAN
53%
53%
17 reviews
#126
Wraps
53%
53%
0 reviews
#127
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#128
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
BuddyPhones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#131
DEFUNC
52%
52%
2 reviews
#132
Motorola
52%
52%
3 reviews
#133
Ultrasone
52%
52%
3 reviews
#134
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Crazybaby
51%
51%
17 reviews
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Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
PureGear
51%
51%
1 review
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Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Anker
51%
51%
13 reviews
#145
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
Asus
Taiwan
51%
51%
1 review
#147
Lenovo
China
51%
51%
0 reviews
#148
Xqisit
51%
51%
0 reviews
#149
Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
#150
Waverly Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#151
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews
#152
B&O
50%
50%
0 reviews
#153
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#154
Honor
50%
50%
1 review

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 also have better reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Philips headphones being 58%.

Philips headphones tend to be cheaper than most other headphones brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,649
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$42
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,849
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
4
4 stars
10
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
24
4 stars
7
3 stars
4
2 stars
6
1 star
6
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 66% of user reviews for Philips headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 84% 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 Beats Jabra Philips
CNET.com logo
77%
23 reviews
82%
28 reviews
76%
11 reviews
77%
27 reviews
75%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
77%
24 reviews
77%
18 reviews
72%
6 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
80%
7 reviews
80%
5 reviews
70%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
68%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
91%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
74%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
58%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
83%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
88%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
kopfhoerer.com logo
80%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
3 reviews
81%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
88%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
77%
217 reviews
79%
213 reviews
74%
141 reviews
69%
108 reviews
70%
125 reviews
47%
6 reviews
Average
82%
355 reviews
83%
336 reviews
77%
203 reviews
73%
203 reviews
77%
178 reviews
69%
16 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 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 8 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Beats Jabra Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
7
3
6
5
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
1
3
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
digitallife.se logo
2
2
2
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
1
1
avforums.com logo
5
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
1
2
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
1
4
tek.no logo
1
2
1
Other Expert Sites
47
33
24
13
26
5
Total
99
77
46
27
48
8

How Reliable Are Philips Headphones?

We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips headphones. 0% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Philips headphones owners and reviewers thought the product wasn't reliable.

Only 0% of reviewers think Philips headphones are reliable.

So, most people think that Philips headphones aren't good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Philips headphones that mention reliability:

NOT RELIABLE

The build quality is not good
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Headphones?

Philips TAUH202BK

$43.19
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195mm
DRIVER
40g
160h
BATTERY LIFE

A great mid range choice, priced at $43.19 is the Philips TAUH202BK, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Huge driver size (195mm)
Supports Bluetooth
Long battery life (160h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction

A critically acclaimed and driver size 40g Bluetooth headphones, with a good spec. It is foldable, supports noise reduction and has a battery life of 160h.

87
Reviews
2 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
69
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips TAUH202BK has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 71%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the TAUH202BK in the US is $43.19 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Headphones?

Philips TAUT102BK

$110.99
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10mm
DRIVER
27.2g
12h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Philips headphones then the Philips TAUT102BK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $110.99.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Noise canceling

A fully featured and top-rated 27.2g, 10mm driver earphone. It supports Bluetooth and is noise canceling.

93
Reviews
5 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips TAUT102BK has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this earphone to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the TAUT102BK in the US is $110.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Philips Headphones?
Is Philips the Best Headphones Brand?
What Do the Philips Headphones Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Headphones Received?
How Reliable Are Philips Headphones?
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Headphones?
What is the Best High End Philips Headphones?

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