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Philips O'Neil SHO 8803

Philips O'Neil SHO 8803
alaScore 80

165 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the bass quality and design are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money also get good views, but there are some mixed opinions about the build quality. Many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, design, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips O'Neil SHO 8803 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 165 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Philips O'Neil SHO 8803


alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Philips O'Neil SHO 8803 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, portability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips O'Neill SHO8803/28 On-Ear Headphones (Rebel Red)

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Truly amazing!


Buy it when Newegg has a discount on it (I got mine for around $12 with free shipping) And as always, a huge thank you to the reviewers at Newegg and at countless other tech forums.

Sound is very good! Bass heavy ; It does fit snugly on my head, keeps ears warm in winter ; I love the braided cord ; The design where the cord splits near the earcup to prevent snagging cord from ripping off the headphones is nice, but I have not...

None so far

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The only regret i have is... bought just one pair :\

Wow..big upgrade from earbuds..plenty loud too ; 13 bucks shipped

None that i can think of


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Sound very good


Nice full range from bass to tweeter. I did EQ them out a touch but that was for my own ears lacking in freq range ; Price was great, free shipping that got here in two days on the free three day shipping

The cord is too short, but I have a 3.5 mm coupler and a 3.5 mm cord to extend its length ; Too bad it is discontinued, I would buy another pair as a backup

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PHILIPS O'Neill SHO8803/28 3.5 mm Stereo Connector Circumaural THE SNUG Headband Headphone


Was looking for something with decent noise isolation to replace my SHS5200's, which were more portable but had less base and no noise isolation whatsoever. If you're an audiophile, you will not like these. Otherwise, if you find these for a good...

Okay sound quality for this price range. Above average base. Good noise isolation, no noticeable noise leakage at reasonable volumes, and very comfortable to wear. Surprisingly little distortion at higher volumes

Range seems to be lower and not as crisp as other headphones I've tried at lower prices. Cord is too short for some uses (ie connected to a desktop sound card under a table). Material feels and looks cheap. Color appears more pink than red. Not very...

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We shall see


I hope these work well, but if they don't it's not a huge financial loss :)

I ordered one yesterday before they sold out

I see today that it is deactivated and may not be restocked

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Great sound


Wish I bought another pair for my office, but Newegg says they are no longer for sale.

Bought them for my musician son, but he did not like the garish colors and snug fit, so I took them. I have been using small earbuds for years, these sound great by comparison. Comfortable, easy to wear, and great sound. I like the cord, and the quick...


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Great sound!


Bought three pair and am totally happy with the sound and fit of all of them. My kids love them. Would highly recommend.

Great sound, great price, nice swivel to store flat

Folding flat is nice, but i wish they could fold up smaller or come with a protective case

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Awesome Sound


All around a great item.

Great Highs and Deep Bass. I am pretty impressed for a Phillips Product

Colors not the best

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PHILIPS O'Neill SHO8803/28 3.5 mm Stereo Connector Circumaural THE SNUG Headband Headphone


They're worth the buy

They have great bass and sound quality to them. The bass isn't too overpowering that it takes away from the actual music ; I have no issues of discomfort when i wear them. and they seem to block out sound pretty nicely

None i can find just yet


Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone