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Philips Sbchs 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of Philips Sbchs 500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips Sbchs 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 user reviews of Philips Sbchs 500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the portability and bass quality are overall positive. The comfort and price also get good views, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HS500 Behind-the-Head Sport Headphones with NeckbandPhilips HS500 Behind-the-Head Sport Headphones with Neckband (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: aniym (

Budget headphones for the modern student


You're in a bit of a pickle if you happen to be music obsessive and in college. To begin with, there's that tricky matter of balancing the oft-spirit-deadening workload with dishearteningly pedestrian recreation (throwing around a Frisbee while...

Sounds really good; well priced

Unfit for use in very loud environments

May, 2006

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Philips HS-500 Headphones - Cheap Way To Improve Sound Of iPod Or Other MP3 Player


The first thing one should do after getting an iPod or another MP3 or CD player is replace the stock headphones with something better. Although the headphones that come with iPods are not terrible, you can improve the sound significantly by spending...

Low price, sounds better than stock headphones of iPod and other MP3 players

Does not sound as good as 15-dollar Koss KSC75

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: guitarpete987 (

Excellent for the price!


Not that much to say, really. This is a great set for the price. The bass response is better than headphones I've tried that cost more than three times these. The mids are good and the treble really sparkles when it needs to. I recommend this set. The...

Phenomenal bass response, comfortable, great to replace iPod headphones

Nothing at all as far as functionality. Blue accents awkward, but it's minor

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: mevictor (

Very Nice


I was quiet surprised at how good these sound, they actually have bass. I was looking for a replacement for my Ipod. I purchased the Sony MDR-G73LP, but was not happy with them. Then I purchased these headphones.

Bass output is on par with the larger headphones

None so far

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Take a close look at Philips SBC HS500 lightweight headphone. It got style, class and performance to match. Try it on and notice how comfortable it feels. The super-lightweight neck-band and soft rubber ear-hooks are designed to give maximum comfort and a snug fit for your active lifestyle. And have you noticed the cable construction? That's the unique Pull-Relief System and it's designed to help protect the cord connection from any sharp pulling. It's when you connect it to your favorite music however and turn up the volume that the SBC HS500 really kicks into action. The innovative acoustic reflector system with its tiny perforations equalizes any pressure in the acoustic chamber so that the diaphragms can vibrate freely. The result is superb sound quality with powerful bass performance. Perfect for turning on and tuning in to today's music. At home, on the street, or wherever you go.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 24000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips SBC

Remote Control

Type: None