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Should You Buy a Philips Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 06 May 2020
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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 43,000 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 SHE1405 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 $160 for the SHD8850 which has a driver size of 40mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Philips headphones is $34.

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. 7 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 7th best headphones brand out there.

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JLab
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Audeze
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1More
76%
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Logitech
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Urbanista
76%
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Apple
76%
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Razer
75%
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RHA
75%
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67 reviews
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Audiofly
75%
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Steelseries
75%
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814 reviews
#31
Wicked Audio
74%
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Shure
74%
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74%
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72%
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NAD
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SOL REPUBLIC
70%
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10 reviews
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HiFiMAN
70%
70%
17 reviews
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Yamaha
69%
69%
4 reviews
#47
Japan
69%
69%
3 reviews
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KitSound
69%
69%
8 reviews
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FiiO
69%
69%
31 reviews
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Denon
68%
68%
12 reviews
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ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
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Moki
68%
68%
19 reviews
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Betron
68%
68%
585 reviews
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Anker
68%
68%
79 reviews
#55
Westone
68%
68%
3 reviews
#56
Braven
67%
67%
6 reviews
#57
Brainwavz
67%
67%
23 reviews
#58
Turtle Beach
67%
67%
940 reviews
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Samsung
South Korea
67%
67%
789 reviews
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Huawei
67%
67%
25 reviews
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67%
67%
13 reviews
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Accutone
66%
66%
6 reviews
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JAM
66%
66%
2 reviews
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YURBUDS
65%
65%
478 reviews
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Microsoft
65%
65%
34 reviews
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KRK
65%
65%
64 reviews
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EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
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Definitive Technology
65%
65%
9 reviews
#69
Cygnett
64%
64%
7 reviews
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Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
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Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
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Crazybaby
63%
63%
17 reviews
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JAYS
62%
62%
54 reviews
#74
Bragi
62%
62%
50 reviews
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Nuheara
62%
62%
19 reviews
#76
Happy Plugs
62%
62%
1 review
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Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
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Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
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Klipsch
61%
61%
0 reviews
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Scosche
60%
60%
1 review
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Cowin
60%
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5 reviews
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Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
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Trust
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38 reviews
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DEFUNC
59%
59%
2 reviews
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SOUL
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4 reviews
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Motorola
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5 reviews
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Veho
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iHip
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Ultrasone
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3 reviews
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Avid
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Power Acoustik
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57%
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PureGear
57%
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LG
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Sephia
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Kensington
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Rockville
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Senso
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Tracer
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Adesso
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Verbatim
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Xblitz
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Grado
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Quad
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50%
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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 30 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 57%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$101
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,999
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$34
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,449
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 83% 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%
21 reviews
82%
28 reviews
74%
11 reviews
77%
21 reviews
75%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
30 reviews
78%
17 reviews
71%
12 reviews
80%
11 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
4 reviews
75%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
91%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
72%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
58%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
84%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
53%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
86%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
87%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
kopfhoerer.com logo
78%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
72%
3 reviews
74%
4 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
87%
5 reviews
91%
2 reviews
92%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
225 reviews
79%
210 reviews
75%
110 reviews
72%
92 reviews
71%
123 reviews
48%
5 reviews
Average
83%
371 reviews
85%
326 reviews
78%
182 reviews
76%
175 reviews
77%
173 reviews
70%
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 Beats Jabra Philips
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
5
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
4
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
3
3
1
1
1
Techradar logo
4
2
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
4
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
3
3
2
innerfidelity.com logo
3
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
avforums.com logo
5
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
tek.no logo
2
2
2
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
54
31
19
7
26
3
Total
120
76
43
20
47
6

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Headphones?

Philips SHB3075

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A great mid range choice, priced at $17.99 is the Philips SHB3075, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Supports Bluetooth
Foldable

A low cost and good spec 131g, 40mm driver headphones, with average reviews. It supports Bluetooth and is foldable.

79
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Headphones?

Philips SHL500000

$27.99
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32mm
DRIVER
119g

At only $27.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the Philips SHL500000 makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and award winning 119g, 32mm driver headphones, with an affordable price. It is noise canceling and foldable and supports noise reduction. Our review analysis indicates that it's quiet, good-looking and comfortable to wear.

89
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned 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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