Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones, Three Stars

Cons: the battery and signal cable that runs through the bands will break after less then a year.

Lightweight and portable, good battery life, very convenient wireless headphones. Bluetooth sounds ok but nothing outstanding, hooked up with the included cable sounds horrendous however.

Great sound quality and supper comfortable. To be honest i don’t know what you people do to these headphones as i’ve had mine for a year now and i’ve used them every day and even taken them on holiday and they’ve never broken, they still look like new.

Key specs for Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone:

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  • 40mm premium neodymium drivers for uncompromised clarity
  • Bluetooth 3.0 for unwired music enjoyment and call switching
  • Closed acoustic design for greater bass and noise isolation
  • On-ear soft cushions for added comfort
  • Handcrafted headband inspired by urban bike handle bars

Comments from buyers

Great and nice, but bluetooth not so much

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decent wireless portable headphones

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Three Stars

Very good sound quality either wired or through bluetooth. Good bass, treble and mids though the sound does tend to lean on the warmer side of the spectrum (slightly pronounced bass). Usually get about 8 hours of use per charge. Extremely portable due to folding design. Good quality materials considering the price. Provides decent seal from outside noise due to ample ear cushions. Earphone adjustment a little bit too loose for my liking. Clamping force a little tight at first but will eventually loosen. Final thoughts: i am a music enthusiast and musician who appreciates good quality audio. I usually use higher end equipment at home (sennheiser hd600 and akg q701 through epiphany acoustics ehp-o2 headphone amplifier). While this pair of headphones obviously cannot match the sound quality of the equipment i have mentioned, they provide decent sound while i am out and about and the freedom of not having wires tethered to my music player is a very liberating experience. The cheaper price also means i do not have to worry too much about the unit getting damaged or being misplaced.

I love the design and the build quality, however the bluetooth seems to be an old chip as it keeps dropping and forgetting some devices (i’m aware it remembers only 2). It also connects quite slowly. We use it with an ipad for skype and some android phones so i can confirm it is cross platform compatible.

Great item, definitely worth the money (for the cheap price).

Great quality & fantastic sound, good wireless range. I had absolutely no trouble connecting them with my phone (htc one), they actually connect faster than my previous pair. The battery holds for as long as promised. Controls are intuitive and easy to use, i like the way they fold snugily into something you can put into a bag without much hassle – lightweight & compact, perfect for commuting. I must also say, they are a very good-looking pair – stylish in an understated way.

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One Response to Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones, Three Stars

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars and no warranty so a complete waste of money says:
    The quality of these headphones is atrocious, they broke within 6 months. Definitely not worth 69 pounds. Awful product, and no warranty so a complete waste of money.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      The quality of these headphones is atrocious, they broke within 6 months. Definitely not worth 69 pounds. Awful product, and no warranty so a complete waste of money.
  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars terrible durability says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Nice design and decent sound quality, but the functionality of these headphones are completely null and void as its material is extremely delicate, causing it to break very easily. Broke within 2 months of purchase and had to get it replaced, and now the replacement has also broken. I’m very unhappy with this product.
  3. Colour Name: black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Nice design and decent sound quality, but the functionality of these headphones are completely null and void as its material is extremely delicate, causing it to break very easily. Broke within 2 months of purchase and had to get it replaced, and now the replacement has also broken. I’m very unhappy with this product.
  4. 2.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality is really good but built quality is poor says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Sound quality is really good but built quality is poor. The joint where the headphones fold worn out and broke after 4 months of use and the tape around the arm starts to peel off.
  5. Colour Name: black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Sound quality is really good but built quality is poor. The joint where the headphones fold worn out and broke after 4 months of use and the tape around the arm starts to peel off.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars The build quality really lets these down says:
      The bluetooth worked better than my previous bluetooth headphones, the connection was re-established very quickly and worked well with all of the devices i used with it. I specifically chose these because of the ability to connect an audio cable to them. I used them on flights with the power off and the cable. I love that they use a standard micro-usb to charge. The problem is that after just 4 months of use, they have broken. The left earpiece now doesn’t work. It sometimes cuts in if i fiddle with the little wire that feeds it.
      • Verified Purchase says:
        The bluetooth worked better than my previous bluetooth headphones, the connection was re-established very quickly and worked well with all of the devices i used with it. I specifically chose these because of the ability to connect an audio cable to them. I used them on flights with the power off and the cable. I love that they use a standard micro-usb to charge. The problem is that after just 4 months of use, they have broken. The left earpiece now doesn’t work. It sometimes cuts in if i fiddle with the little wire that feeds it.
  6. 1.0 out of 5 stars Great features, but very fragile; they didn't last me very long. says:
    Great sound, great functionality, great battery, lots of great things to say about these but i would absolutely avoid and would recommend getting a better pair. The small bit of exposed cable on each side is very flimsy, after only 3 months of owning these, the left earpiece has stopped working, it kind of returns when i move around the cable but is very infuriating. I use these for my walk to work and home, they’re either on my head or on a desk and have been looked after very well. The most annoying thing is i threw out the box during xmas so i can’t return them, and now have to fork out for another set.
    • Colour Name: black says:
      Great sound, great functionality, great battery, lots of great things to say about these but i would absolutely avoid and would recommend getting a better pair. The small bit of exposed cable on each side is very flimsy, after only 3 months of owning these, the left earpiece has stopped working, it kind of returns when i move around the cable but is very infuriating. I use these for my walk to work and home, they’re either on my head or on a desk and have been looked after very well. The most annoying thing is i threw out the box during xmas so i can’t return them, and now have to fork out for another set.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars Happy with the sound quality and the style says:
        Happy with the sound quality and the style, however they are not made so well. The pin kept falling out where the head p[eice connects to the ear peice and after just 4 months the very thin plastic around where pin goes has essentially crumbled.
  7. Colour Name: black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Happy with the sound quality and the style, however they are not made so well. The pin kept falling out where the head p[eice connects to the ear peice and after just 4 months the very thin plastic around where pin goes has essentially crumbled.
  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars Good sound. Crap built quality says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Sound quality and features are good enough. Built quality though is crap at best. After two months of indoor use a hinge broke beyond repair.
  9. Colour Name: black says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Sound quality and features are good enough. Built quality though is crap at best. After two months of indoor use a hinge broke beyond repair.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars cant pair with phone says:
      My samsung galaxy s4 can’t connect to this headphones. I’ll probably return it it if i can’t make it to work. If it will work, i’ll come back with an update.
      • Colour Name: black Verified Purchase says:
        My samsung galaxy s4 can’t connect to this headphones. I’ll probably return it it if i can’t make it to work. If it will work, i’ll come back with an update.
  10. 1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish when corded says:
    Bluetooth works fine, but when you listen corded, the sound is appalling. Sounds like you’re listening underwater. Thought it was a dodgy pair, but a brand new pair did exactly the same thing.
  11. Colour Name: black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Philips SHB8000BK/00 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone

    Bluetooth works fine, but when you listen corded, the sound is appalling. Sounds like you’re listening underwater. Thought it was a dodgy pair, but a brand new pair did exactly the same thing.

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