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Should You Buy a Philips Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 18 May 2021
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should you buy a Philips Headphones?

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

We've collated all the key information on Philips headphones in this handy guide. We've analysed over 68,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,700 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 award winning headphones. Their headphones start at $7 for the SHE3855SG 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 $505 for the Fidelio X3 which has a driver size of 50mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has an Over-Ear style. The average price of a new Philips headphones is $59.

Philips are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning 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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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 67%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$59
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,299
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
20
4 stars
16
3 stars
4
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
86
4 stars
58
3 stars
22
2 stars
21
1 star
26
Philips has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its headphones than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 68% of user reviews for Philips headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% 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 Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
88%
21 reviews
78%
31 reviews
73%
22 reviews
70%
12 reviews
72%
23 reviews
83%
6 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
16 reviews
78%
25 reviews
82%
35 reviews
75%
16 reviews
72%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
10 reviews
83%
15 reviews
80%
7 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
18 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
83%
8 reviews
90%
9 reviews
80%
5 reviews
76%
8 reviews
83%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
78%
10 reviews
77%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
82%
7 reviews
74%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
60%
3 reviews
82%
12 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
88%
5 reviews
65%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
8 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
68%
4 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
75%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
73%
6 reviews
77%
3 reviews
100%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
80%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
72%
3 reviews
78%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
78%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
01net.com logo
86%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
94%
1 review
ereviews.dk logo
89%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
4 reviews
85%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
digit.in logo
76%
7 reviews
66%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
stuff.tv logo
85%
4 reviews
100%
4 reviews
90%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
100%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
55%
1 review
Mobil.se logo
71%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
5 reviews
tek.no logo
85%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
82%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
88%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
72%
306 reviews
75%
280 reviews
79%
248 reviews
74%
191 reviews
69%
146 reviews
52%
26 reviews
Average
79%
448 reviews
82%
442 reviews
83%
383 reviews
78%
283 reviews
74%
251 reviews
77%
40 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 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 23 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
14
14
6
4
5
4
altomdata.dk logo
5
5
2
5
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
7
4
1
2
2
tek.no logo
4
1
2
2
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
4
3
4
1
Mobil.se logo
5
3
1
3
Techradar logo
2
4
2
1
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
3
3
1
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
3
1
CNET.com logo
4
3
4
tomsguide.com logo
4
4
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
3
1
nikktech.com logo
6
1
2
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
areadvd.de logo
2
6
Chip.de logo
3
2
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
2
1
1
1
avforums.com logo
5
1
1
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
2
2
dinside.no/data logo
6
1
Other Expert Sites
68
76
48
30
21
13
Total
141
137
96
55
56
23

How Reliable Are Philips Headphones?

We checked over 68,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips headphones. 17% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Philips headphones owners and reviewers thought the product wasn't reliable.

Only 17% 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:

RELIABLE

durable design
Techradar

NOT RELIABLE

The build quality is not good
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Headphones?

Philips TAUH202BK

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A great mid range choice, priced at $90.99 is the Philips TAUH202BK, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Long battery life (160h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction

A critically acclaimed and good spec 195g, 32mm driver earphone. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction, is foldable and has a battery life of 160h.

93
Reviews
7 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips TAUH202BK has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the TAUH202BK in the US is $90.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Headphones?

Philips TAPH805BK

$70.00
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40mm
DRIVER
235g
200h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Philips headphones then the Philips TAPH805BK takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $70.

Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Supports Bluetooth
Noise canceling
Long battery life (200h)
Foldable

A good spec and award winning 235g, 40mm driver earphone. It is noise canceling and foldable, supports Bluetooth and has a detachable cable.

90
Reviews
17 Reviews + 3 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Philips TAPH805BK has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 17 reviews.

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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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