Philips SHP9500 Review and Specs

I will start my Philips SHP9500 review with the fact that it is a great pair of over ear open back wired headphones. Due to their open design, they are mostly intended for home and studio critical listening. I will share with you further my impressions of their quality sound and build.

Philips SHP9500 review

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Features

As for the Philips SHP9500 specs, with quite a low impedance of 32 Ohm they deliver a good amount of sound of a decent quality with low impedance mobile devices and players. The frequency response is above average of 12Hz-35KHz wide range. A great sensitivity of 101 dB provides quality sound at loud volumes.

Philips SHP9500 review

Sound

I like these open back headphones for their spacious soundstage that places instruments distinctly and in balance on the stage. The clarity of trebles and mids is exceptional and well balanced with low ranges. They sound pretty well with most genres of music except for heavy bass. Here is the weakness of this model. It is definitely not for bassheads. But still very nice headphones for neutral critical listening.

Connectivity

It is natural for the open back headphones to be supplied with a wire and have a wired connection only. Philips SHP9500 is intended for home or studio use. There is a detachable 3 m/10 ft long cable.

Comfort and design

The headband allows you to adjust it to fit your head comfortably. The headband and cups are well padded and feel comfy. But the fabric is not the most comfy to touch. The cups do not fold for a more compact size. However, they are not intended to carry with so that is not a problem for the type. I find that the most important are large ear cups and not tight fit for long hours of critical listening. 320 g/11.3 oz of weight feels light on the head. They look premium built.

Pros and cons

Philips SHP9500 pros and cons

Pros

  • Smart but not flashy look with metal elements and sturdy built
  • Feel very comfortable on the head even for long listening sessions
  • Deliver a balanced, neutral sound of great quality

Cons

  • Bulky design with large cups that do not fold
  • It is not to be used out of home/studio for the leaky sound and absence of noise cancelling and long wire connection

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Overall
7

Common features

Product

Philips SHP9500

Model

SHP9500

Brand

Philips

Reviews

2126

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

50/1.9

Impedance, Ohm

32

Frequency response, Hz

12Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

101

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

320/11.2

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Philips SHP9500
Philips SHP9500

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