Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones, Sound better than they look.

Lasted about 3 months before they stopped charging.

I was very keen on writing review on this headphone. It’s extremely light and nice good looking headphone. Looking at the price this is one of the best wireless headphone. Don’t think just go for it if you are looking something under £30.

These headphones are lightweight, with a decent battery life, and, as someone who has never used a bluetooth headset before, i was truly impressed by the added sense of mobility it gave me, going about my business, listening to music, answering calls, etc. Without having to deal with a tangle of wires. I was, however, quite disappointed by the sound quality, which seems quite tinny and not what you would expect from a headset of this size.

Key specs for Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones for Wireless Music with Call Control:

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  • Enjoy balanced, natural sound via 32-mm neodymium drivers
  • Bluetooth-enabled wireless music and call control convenience
  • Advanced echo and noise reduction for crystal clear calls
  • Soft leatherette cushions for best fit
  • Handy 0.6m USB cable for easy recharging via your PC

Comments from buyers

nice good sound VERY LIGHT and simple elegance

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Really good but charger jack has broken after 4 months

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Very happy!

They matched all my expectations.

The price i paid was cheaper than currently listed but i stil lthink these headphones are fantastic for what tehy are. They sounds great and feel light. I dont use the micophone and using them for phone calls isnt great but for music they are great. I’ve tried more expensive beasts headphones which hurts my head and ears after nearly an hours used but i can ware these filips headphones most of my work day with little discomfort.

The headphones have great sound, fast connectivity and good battery life.

Fantastic sturdy headphones. They look great and the sound quality is good. Very easy to pair them with my iphone and ipad.

Been using them for about two weeks. Firstly, they was delivered fast, and easy to set up. They arent the loudest, they probably dont have the best sound (i usually use earphones, but fancied something wireless – and these are decent enough) by no means is the sound bad, they go to a decent volume. They arent great at blocking out sound, but i suppose it depends on how much you concentrate on whats around you, and at what volume. For a decent pair of wireless headphones that probably last 10-15hours on a charge which is plenty (takes about two hours to charge) i would recommend these. **few month down the line edit**still use them, primairaly sat in the office and theyre fine. Only slight nag is the low battery warning is when its at about 3% so youre listening away then beep beep beep in your ear which happens intermittently for about 5 mins then they shut down waiting for a re-charge. Yes the light probably does change colour, but while youre listening to music you cant see it. Still, its not the biggest issue.

Have had several pairs of different wireless headphones over the last few months, all have broken or stopped working, that’s why i gave these a try. These are strong and simple and are not a bad sound. Easy to connect and easy to charge.

Thank you for efficient service. Grandson delighted with cordless earphones. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Quality product,better than expected. Hope to deal with you again.

Works well, but technology lacks on making bluetooth and wi-fi frequencies compatible, so even though this headphones works pretty well, you might expect audio disruptions when streaming videos in a tablet.

Really good head phones i was surprised how good the sound was,very comfortable and light,would recommend.

Bought these for the grandson for christmas. I haven’t had any complaints or comments so can only assume the are fine.

Great headphones good sound very comfortable – very easy to set up with bluetooth devices; love being ‘wireless’ from player.

Sound quality is muffled with hi end quite suppressed. Very light and easy to dislodge, and use with mobile phone can be difficult if in environment with background noise.

Nice headphones but have to keep charging even when not in use.

It does look flimsey, but is not, yes you could scratch the matt paint off easily, speakers do not turn as in 5000 to allow to be folded up flat. But these fixes are in the next models up 5000 and 9000 series, so this 4000 series model is cheaper. Got mine for £24 so a bargin as the rrp is £45 an now the current price is up to £37 on here. 4000 series is standard bluetooth only (not apx , nor 3. 5mm), lightweight and quite good sound for mp3 and tv/video use, ie computers, gaming, mobiles and andriod use. If you need folding and bluetooth with 3. 5mm jack then buy 5000 seriesif you need as 5000 but better build then 9000 seriesif you need bluetooth apt then buy flagship ones by philips at £150 on amazon.

Good value for money, just wish it also had an audio cord for times when the battery ran out.

Very handy and functional headphone.

However, it more so fits into the category of those cheap £15 headphones. I mean yeah okay it is philips and they are light and 9 hours play + 200 hours standby. But: **read all for info on actual battery life**and this is a big but,it is not great quality, it’s kinda cheap feeling, although you can throw it around and for the price use it on the beach for example but being philips i expected better. Though actually philips has gone down hill. When it comes to china and japan i prefer to stick to sony and panasonic but that’s just my preference. I have returned these and bought better quality one’s with much longer play and standby times. Oh and the philips paint came off after a week of light use (shocked) but like i said, factoring in the price, lightness, and sturdiness (considering their weight) they aren’t half bad. Just not for me, and honestly i wanted to give 3 stars but i try not to be objective. Right most importantly here are two aspects now: a: tech and b battery lifea: can be a bit jerky, auto switch off is annoying also (why have standby battery life if it does that??) and also my set could have been faulty but, they started beeping in the ear continuously (i presume to indicate low battery) but its not supposed to beep it is supposed to flash white** and this was extra annoying because the battery life was actually above 50% (you can check with light flashes). Anyway, overall it was that which made me return it but i am glad i did because i mostly use these for the pc, youtube/movies etc.

Tablet in lounge and listening in the kitchen without any break up and not being tethered to the tablet is brilliant. Little sound leakage but that isnt for me to worry about.

These headphones were brilliant. I had originally bought the infinity bluetooth headphones and found them to be really uncomfortable, and ended up purchasing these instead. Comfort wise they are brilliant. Sound wise they are pretty great too (though i’ll admit to not being a huge expert on sound quality. They feel a little bit flimsy (so might say they are lightweight). Battery life is good – with heavy use i’d have to charge every couple of days. After 4 months use (pretty heavy – i use them everyday), the charging jack has broken, so now they are completely useless.

Very light, almost too light if that is such a thing with headphones. Nice feel and well thought out, the ear pads are angles forward to remove earlobe strain and really works, the braille on the left ear to easily identify in the dark. A well thought out design all around. Sound is good with a solid bass, but not dj heavy bass. Good strong bluetooth and the buttons work for play/pause, etc. Overall for the price very nice, only negative is that the cups have foam covers and i really am not a fan as they could rip. We will see as i know foam pads are cheap to buy third party should that be the case. Over all not s good as my dr dre’s but a very simply elegant functional and light set of headphones for every day use.

These headphones are, in a word awesome. I paid £25 from amazon and at that price they are a steal. I’ve tested them on an iphone 4s, ipod touch 3, windows 7 and xp. They work fantastically (with the exception of xp, bt 2, dongle) and you can forward, back and pause tracks on spotify. The iphone integration is excellent. If you don’t read any further these are worth buying. Xp doesn’t work well with bt headsets, there are work arounds but that’s not why you’re here and life is too shorton the whole these phones give pretty good sound reproduction. Certainly on a par with entry level wired headphones. There is good (enough) bass and treble. The midtones can be a little muddle if you are listening to dance music.

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One Response to Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones, Sound better than they look.

  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars Poor audio quality even for a cheap headset says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones for Wireless Music with Call Control

    I have a wireless headset that i use at work for listening to music and also for conferences. However i wanted one for my macbook pro that wouldn’t require a dongle sticking out so looked for one that that worked off of bluetooth. I read all the reviews on here which mostly seemed quite positive. At first i couldn’t get it setup correctly with the macbook pro – the bluetooth just wouldn’t find it. Perseverance paid off and after about 15 mins it suddenly appeared. The build quality of them is quite low but the thing that lets the down is the audio quality of the audio – it doesn’t match my really cheap (~£15) ones that i have already. Also, when i used it for conferences nobody could hear what i was saying.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      I have a wireless headset that i use at work for listening to music and also for conferences. However i wanted one for my macbook pro that wouldn’t require a dongle sticking out so looked for one that that worked off of bluetooth. I read all the reviews on here which mostly seemed quite positive. At first i couldn’t get it setup correctly with the macbook pro – the bluetooth just wouldn’t find it. Perseverance paid off and after about 15 mins it suddenly appeared. The build quality of them is quite low but the thing that lets the down is the audio quality of the audio – it doesn’t match my really cheap (~£15) ones that i have already. Also, when i used it for conferences nobody could hear what i was saying.
  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones for Wireless Music with Call Control

    Am wondering if anyone know, how to connect this headphones to iphone 6.
    • Anonymous says:
      Am wondering if anyone know, how to connect this headphones to iphone 6.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for says:
        These are decent enough for occasional use as they’re easy to use and the battery is relatively long lasting. However, these only lasted a few months with me (everyday commute) before the foam pads began to rip off. I also found they leak sound, which was less than ideal for my fellow commuters who were equally peturbed my the incessant flashing light when in use. When listening to spoken word, and phone calls, these were fine. After just a few months, i’m having to purchase new headphones. I’m sticking with phillips but going for a more expensive model. Uk/gp/product/b00bp627f4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1ease of use – 5*sound quality(music) -*2sound quality (phone) – *3endurance – *2value for money – *3.
  3. Verified Purchase says:
    These are decent enough for occasional use as they’re easy to use and the battery is relatively long lasting. However, these only lasted a few months with me (everyday commute) before the foam pads began to rip off. I also found they leak sound, which was less than ideal for my fellow commuters who were equally peturbed my the incessant flashing light when in use. When listening to spoken word, and phone calls, these were fine. After just a few months, i’m having to purchase new headphones. I’m sticking with phillips but going for a more expensive model. Uk/gp/product/b00bp627f4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1ease of use – 5*sound quality(music) -*2sound quality (phone) – *3endurance – *2value for money – *3.
  4. 1.0 out of 5 stars Get the nice white ones I forget the make but they are ... says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB4000/00 Bluetooth Headphones for Wireless Music with Call Control

    I bought these headphones for £20 the price that they were showing at the time when the product arrived they had put them upto 26. 99 so when they arrived they took the money out of my account 26. I didn’t want to pay £20 but i thought i would try them. They have no umphhh at all just treble not worth the money. Get the nice white ones i forget the make but they are 16.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      I bought these headphones for £20 the price that they were showing at the time when the product arrived they had put them upto 26. 99 so when they arrived they took the money out of my account 26. I didn’t want to pay £20 but i thought i would try them. They have no umphhh at all just treble not worth the money. Get the nice white ones i forget the make but they are 16.
      • 3.0 out of 5 stars bluetooth works great.. says:
        Comfy and lightweight, bluetooth works great. . But sound quality is pretty bad, leaves some ringing in your ears after some songs.
  5. Anonymous says:
    Comfy and lightweight, bluetooth works great. . But sound quality is pretty bad, leaves some ringing in your ears after some songs.

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