They may be smart – but not that trendy. However, these are very practical and simply work. The power button is separate, which is a bonus – along with a back-up auxillary jack for a wired headphone connection. They charge quickly and have a bright white ‘iron man’ light that is lit when charging and goes out when done. The blue flashing light when using the headphones is fairly discreet and has different function flashing patterns for pairing/not paired, etc. Bluetooth pairing is a breeze (has nfc too if you like using it) and they ‘announce’ when connected and disconnected. They are a little ‘old-fashioned’ in the style/feel – but really this is a bonus – as it makes them squishy and comfortable, but they are not the lightest of headsets. Although the function buttons are well laid out and separated – they are somewhat fiddly and small to operate when wearing the headphones. The usb socket is hidden under a flap – and i had to get directions to find it, from the instructions. The sound is excellent; not tinny or too much bass.
Wanted some bluetooth headphones mainly for use with my phone’s music channel. Didn’t want to go too overboard on price and saw these redeuced from £90 down to £49. I was extremely pleased when they came, they are really light but very good quality. They pair up easily and have a great quality sound yo them. I was a little dubious about getting over ear ones as all i’ve had before had hurt my ears after about half an hour. I had no need to worry though, i had them on for two hour’s solid and almost forgot i was wearing them they were so comfortable. They also have a noise cancelling mode and a audio wire to connect them directly to your device if your battery is low. They get a definitely strong recommendation from me.
Fantastic for going to work bc i can’t hear a thing and v good noise cancelling with good quality sound. Used to be £90 and got it with £10 off a few weeks ago. Philips always have the best quality stuff in my opinion. Here are the specifications for the Philips SHB8750NC Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – 32mm Drivers:
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- ActiveShield noise cancelling reduces noise by up to 97%
- Convenient hands-free calling with mic and Bluetooth 4.0
- 32mm neodymium speaker drivers deliver precision sound
- Control calls, music and volume with ear-shell switches
- Extra audio cable means music can continue without power
I was very disappointed as it was a gift.
I’ve bought scores of fairly cheap bluetooth headphones and i simply cannot find a set that will match or exceed the features of this set around this price point. It will connect to two devices simultaneously and seemlessly switch between them easily, it actually handles phone call audio better than my phone, music audio quality is exactly what i need while traveling or at home – not too bassy with manageable volume controls. The noise canceling works great with calls and music but you’d need over-ear cups if you were trying to achieve complete sound isolation – which i’d never attempt to do especially while traveling. By far the most comfortable headphones i’ve ever owned and i’ve even fallen asleep with them on in bed, the button placement takes some getting used to especially the track skip/repeat button which is flush in-between the volume buttons – very hard to feel for when wearing the headphones. The noise cancelling button below needs some kind of audible beep when its pressed as well. Overall, a great set of headphones for what i want to do with them.
Reviews from purchasers :
top notch . worthy hifi cans
First pair of bluetooth headphones. Needed to pair with my iphone 7. Had them paired in 5 seconds. I’m a bit tech naive so pleased it was so easy. Impressed by sound quality, especially the mid-range. (compares well with my wired sennheiser hd 202’s) clear instrument separation and good tone. I find them to have good rather than excellent comfort – hence 4 stars rather than 5 – but haven’t really found any headphones that are truly comfortable (must have a funny shaped head) good noise cancelling. Like the functionality to control music tracks (volume and skip) plus call interruption feature. Purchased off ebay for £35 so reckon a bargain at that price.
Can only say , the are superb, shame the batteries never last long , about 16 hours & bout 2 days standby, but the sound, noice cancelling are top notch.
A little lightweight, but more compact and wearable than a lot on the market.
I’d previously tried a sony pair of nc headphones and returned them, as they weren’t worth the £200 price tag. The phillips are just as good at a fraction of the price. Solid noise cancelling with good sound quality.
Came in good condition except the stitching on the ear padding had come undone slightly.
Over the last year i have tried loads of noise cancelling headphone. But i don’t find the audio quality very good on nc headphones (i am very fussy about audio quality). I find the sound from most noise cancelling headphones has lots of white noise and sounds like a metallic distorsion and can give me a bit of a headache. The best sounding were bose but are very expensive and you are unable to turn off the noise cancelling. I tried sennheiser momentum 2s didn’t like the sound the bass was to exaggerated and sounded to false to me. I tried sennheiser pxc250 headphones very uncomfortable. I tried audio technica atm-anc7b but didn’t like the sound quality with nc on and when turned off sounded really bad. Nice and small but didnt fit very well and sound quality was a bit congested. In the end i bought some oppo pm3 headphones which sound lovely but don’t have noise cancelling.
Fantastic audiophile quality , especially for the price.
Noise cancelling works well. Only issue is a plasticy sound when walking if your head is in a certain position.
Amazing head phones i bought my self some and also got some for my wife who is now bed bound due to ill health and she uses them for audio books ect with no wires to get in the way if she falls asleep with them on lol :).
Surprisingly-effective at noise cancellation, both passive and active (my previous headphones were bulkier and pricier but worse at both types of nc), and the sound quality is good. Having the cable to bypass bluetooth when they aren’t charged or when the connection gets buggy is very useful. The controls are a bit complicated and i leave them on by mistake a lot as it’s not quick to turn them off. Also, the headband is not tight enough, and the plastic gets floppy in the sun so they fall off when it’s sunny. But for this price, with these features, and the quality of the sound, i would definitely buy again.