Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones Review
I am a headphone lover and own various headphones numerous of which are more costly than the Philips SHP9500. Including the age-old Sennheiser HD 518, I evaluate these 3 headphone designs are the finest, full-size, open headphones that can be had under $100 on the market now.
I would rank the SHP9500 a notch listed below them in regards to pure sonic balance. Unless you are an incredibly critical listener of classical music (which I am, regrettably), I would not advise those expensive items, whose costs, I believe, are rather above a sensible variety for a lot of individuals (other than lovers). Here I am sharing my experience as a lover who does not have typical sense.
Third, the majority of digital pianos have actually headphone jacks with high output resistance. Last, the headphones are delicate for any digital pianos to produce adequately loud noise.
If you have really critical ears however are on a budget plan, here is one method you can enhance the SHP9500’s audio balance. Do not be scared of utilizing EQ, particularly in this period of extremely reputable, digital signal processing. When correctly used, EQ provides definitely no sound destruction, just enhancement.
These headphones on very first impression noise fantastic. Coming from just listening to closed back in-ears and headphones, their sound quality is the finest I’ve heard. Comparing to the in ear Shure SE-215, the clearness of the mids and highs is much better while still supplying excellent crisp bass.
The guitars and vocals are extremely clear and the cymbals come through really good. The bass isn’t really boom-y however is extremely clear and still present. They actually shine when you pay attention to music that has a great deal of texture, where you can explain all the different aspects of the music.
The headphones are securely packaged in the box inside of a bag, along with a rather long 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm cable television. Still, at the rate these headphones are offering at, you can rapidly inform that the bulk of the rate is going into the system themselves, not the box and devices.3.
A fast search on different sources on the web will inform you that these headphones are mostly plastic, metal, and fabric. The plastic pieces, which vary from the structure of the ear cups, to the leading part of the headband, are strong and appear well produced. The ear cups turn somewhat up and down, as well as efficiently side to side, and the moving modification arms click sturdily into location.
If convenience is a concern when you look at headphones, you have to attempt these. I own some comfy headphones, most significantly (in my viewpoint) the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, however these blow them out of the water in terms of convenience.
Sound Quality: I’ll begin this area with the required disclaimer that I am not an audiophile, simply somebody who enjoys/is consumed with music. I have actually been playing bass guitar for the previous 19 years, and have actually been singing for almost as long, so I would state I have a good ear. Still, attempting to articulate precisely how a set of headphones sounds is not something I’m very proficient at, and exactly what I believe noises remarkable might eventually sound average to another person.
These headphones are light and provide a really comfy fit. The noise is roomy with extremely excellent precision.
The soundstage does not appear as broad as I had actually envisioned it would be, however they are still extremely airy and open sounding. Extremely natural noise throughout the entire noise spectrum.
The most excellent thing about the noise that I observed is that things simply sound “ideal” while listening to these headphones. Every mix I tossed at it, simply sounded complete and rich.
As far as the noise itself, I believe the bass is appropriate. (I have actually heard others state these headphones are bass doing not have, however I disagree). They may require an international EQ to turn the highs down, however as I stated, it’s extremely minor.
These are generally budget plan variations of those headphones. These speakers are big, and will likely take up the whole side of your face, however the sound quality is merely fantastic, and I discover myself observing audio that I never ever discovered prior to while using them.
There are some peoplewho have actually been modding these to accept various ear pads, so if you truly do not like the stock pads then that may be a choice for you. I can state that the headphones alone do not get hot, they appear to breathe well. The ear cups are really big however not really deep.
Bass, hmm well the bass is there BUT from all the cans that I own these are certainly the least bass heavy of the group. I attempted likewise to up the bass in equalizer and likewise on the bass setting of receiver however the bass appears quite picky when the level is jacked up after a couple of little notches.
My other 2 contrast can have great bass that I findextremely enjoyable. (although the Senn is a little bit delicate on very bass heavy noises so I would need to in fact lower the bass every now and then if required, however just when they are amped do I have this concern).
Midrange – Midrange to me sounds terrific on all the headphones. Naturally each would their own certain signature – however none are severe to trouble me at all.
Not in a bad method. These would be the cans that have the most treble that I own. This can be tamed a bit in an EQ.
Motion pictures – Yes, might have to increase bass a bit or reduce treble on audio receiver.
Music – depends upon the types. For traditional 70’s rock these are incredible!!! For other categories consisting of classical the bass has to be modified once again. My choice for Music would be the Senn 598’s.
No requirement for “Virtual Surround” tricks, simply get some open back headphone, especially these. The headphones are actually huge so they fit around my big ears perfectly.
I have actually attempted usingthem while doing some home DIY home jobs and I discover these have the tendency to fall of my head and have to be changed regularly. The cable it comes with is too long for utilizing with a phone in my pocket. I’ll stick to my ear buds for those usages.
One of my issues was the open headphones would leakage sound into my mic. If you desire to utilize these around individuals anticipate them to be able to hear exactly what you are listening to on a medium volume.
Moreover, highs are exceptional offered the rate of this headphone. If you like more of a sibilant noise (as some do think it or not), you can EQ that, and this headphone will shout.
My primary usage is for Gaming and seeing videos in the PC and they sound excellent for video gaming now I feel more the base sounds and the sound phase readies. (surround impact and range result).
, if you purchase one think about purchasing an additional high quality intertwined 3.5 mm 6Ft cable television.. I purchased a Sentey 3Ft cable television and although I can utilize it feels too brief for desktop PC video gaming. I will purchase a 6ft one and keep the 3ft one for other things.
The cable television that features the headphones is a 10ft rubber cable television that does not look or feel great. It does features a 6.5 mm adapter. it likewise features a lousy pouch so if you prepare to bring it around think about purchasing an excellent Headphone case.
To think about these are open back headphones so you can hear plainly exactly what other people’sstate. When my significant others or kid talks to me whenI am usingthe PC, I considerthis as I desired to understand.
The headphones feel well made and are comfy to use for long durations of time. I’d rather have them a little on the loose side then too tight to the point where you get a headache (I get headaches quickly so I invite the light securing force).
For those of you that may discover sound problems, check and ensure the plugs are plugged in correctly on each end. It looks like something so easy that cannot be messed up, however I’m evidence that it can.
Regardless, my Motorola Moto E can quickly manage this headphone. I can verify, that if you do not mind sound dripping due to them being open back, these are a much better headphone than the Audio Technica ATH-M50X, which I think to be more overrated than Beats.
I have actually attempted utilizing them while doing some home DIY home tasks and I discover these tend to fall of my head and require to be changed often. The cable it comes with is too long for utilizing with a phone in my pocket. I’ll stick with my ear buds for those usages.
If you desire to utilize these around individuals anticipate them to be able to hear exactly what you are listening to on a medium volume. I purchased a Sentey 3Ft cable television and although I can utilize it feels too brief for desktop PC video gaming.
These headphones score high marks in every department. Simply keep in mind this is an open headphone, which indicates they will leakage a lot of noise by design.
Ideally part of this long tirade has actually assisted you chose whether or not these are the ideal headphones for you. My other headphones will be collecting dust for a while.