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Philips SHL5200BK

Philips SHL5200BK
alaScore 80

118 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and bass quality. The value for money and sound also get good feedback, but comments about the mids quality and portability are different.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips SHL5200BK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Philips SHL5200BK 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, usability

reliability, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips SHL5200BK/28 CitiScape Metro Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips SHL5200BK/28 CitiScape Metro Headphones (Black)

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Philips Citiscape Metro Headphones (Black)


The Philips Metro headphones are the company's entry-level model in the sartorial Citiscape line. Priced appropriately for their build and sound quality at $49.99, their Euro-inspired looks are contemporary and clean with availability in black, white,...

The Philips Citiscape Metro on-ear headphones exhibit a sleek, Euro design with a warm balance of sound.

The headphones are missing smartphone-friendly features like a foldable headband, an inline mic, and volume controls.

The Citiscape Metro on-ear headphones have a great sense of style for a budget-priced headphone, but the sound lacks clarity.

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Great headphones on a budget


I would recommend it to a friend. It has a good fit. It made a great gift.This product has... Perfect fitAbout me... Budget Conscious, Frequent traveler

Good comfort, sound, price

Bass a bit light


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Okay for limited usage.


These headphones have a good sound for the price. The length of the cable (about 4') is great. So many headphones have cables that are so long they get tangled or catch on things. The main drawback is the terrible fit. I have a very small head and they...

The length of the cable is great

Terrible fit

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Great Headphones


I have been a studio engineer and a musician. The sound quality is great and has excellent base response. For the money you can't go wrong. Puts Sony to shame.This product has... Perfect fit

Great Price

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Horribly uncomfortable headphones... returned!


got these so that i'd have my own set at work for my job... sales person highly recommended them after i explained what i was needing them for.... HORRIBLY uncomfortable for more than 10min use.. cord to plug in thin, flimsy, worried the whole day of...


uncomfortable, flimsy, cheap cable

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Just OK


I had to get these after my Sony XB500 were knocked off my head and broke. I thought that since I had my paid for extended warranty that I was protected but Best Buy decided to stop carrying the great sounding Sonys . These are nowhere near the sound...

Comfort, Fit

Mids and highs, Muddled Bass

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I took these headphones back. They did not adjust


I was not pleased with these headphones. There was no way to adjust them to make them fit my head. I normally don't have a problem b/c my head tends to be on the large side. They kept slipping off and were not at all comfortable on my ears. I was glad...

easy to return

not adjustable

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pretty good


Sound is decent for the money. Liked the brown trim along the top when it was in the box. Once I opened it, turns out it's just some basic foam that's barely attached... my only gripe. If your looking for headphones solely for listening to your mp3,...

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Good (Not Great)


I ordered this on 3rd n got it on 6th. Pretty good delivery service. Build quality and the looks are OK (I prefer it for indoor use) The wire given is a flat wire, so as said by Philips its tangle free. Wire length is 1.2m The noise isolation is good....

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Pretty awesome !!!


I ordered this headset on 29th Sept and got it on 1st Oct; swift delivery by Flipkart. Kudos !! Coming to the headset, the sound quality is just awesome :) very good bass and treble. Excellent choice for music buffs and gamers alike. Build isn't that...