Philips SHP9500

Philips SHP9500
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  • Great for gaming
  • Comfortable, sturdy build
  • Good sound quality
  • Not good outdoors
  • Twice as expensive as the price


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The 7 Best Audiophile Headphones - Spring 2022

If you're looking for even more affordable audiophile headphones, the Philips SHP9500 are the best headphones under $100 that we've tested. Thanks to their open-back design, their passive soundstage seems large, open, and spacious, which can make your audio feel more immersive. Their very comfortable fit is well-padded and doesn't clamp very tightly on your head

13 days ago

I've tried more sturdy but the most sturdy I've owned are the Philips SHP9500. No creaking or squeaking it feels like one solid piece even though it's an assembly.


Philips SHP9500

The Phillips SHP9500 are a great pair of budget critical listening headphones. They're incredibly comfortable and have a sturdy yet lightweight build that feels durable. They're not casual headphones that can be used outdoors, but they deliver a good, well-balanced sound, on par with much pricier open-back models.

Sam Vafaei
1 month ago

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So right quick these are NOT SHP9500 take 2.. These are like a brother to SHP9500 and a warm, slightly more clampy and a bit heavier brother at that. I enjoy the original 9500 and with these "updates" to the styling and fitment I think philips did well. BUT calling them 9600 as if they sound ANYTHIN...

2 years ago

I've had these but would highly recommend spending the extra 30 bucks or so for the philips shp9500.

Its a world of difference for not a lot of money

Great Headphones.

Not much to say really. Excellent sounding cans. Great headband up top. Very large ear cups with just the right amount of clamp force make these the most comfortable headphones I've ever used.

The only downside really is that the overall visual design could've been a little more streamlined. For ...

5 years ago

Philips Shp9500 + modmic, hard to beat for the $!


Phillips SHP9500 Review, ANY GOOD FOR GAMING?

It's an absolute steal and it is some gorgeous sound.

The Techne
1 month ago

Don't buy these

Boosted bass, muted highs, pushed back mids, and twice as expensive as the price the 9500 regularly dips to? What was Philips thinking? The SHP9500s were a bit grainy, so for the 9600s they got rid of this by tuning out the highs. The SHP9500s were a bit bass lacking, so they boosted the bass so har...

2 years ago

I really enjoy my Schitt Fulla and Philips SHP9500. Added a mic similar to the V-Moda Boom Pro when gaming and love the option to unplug and use a regular cable during normal use.



6.7 in


3.9 in


7.9 in


11.29 oz