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Philips SHN2500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 reviews of Philips SHN2500. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and noise isolation. The comfort and price also get good comments, but the durability and reliability get critical comments. There are mixed reviews on the treble quality and design.

sound, price, comfort, noise isolation, usability

portability, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips SHN2500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips SHN2500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Philips SHN2500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the reliability and comfort. The price and noise isolation are also mentioned favorably. The treble quality and durability get negative reviews. Opinions about the bass quality and design are different.

sound, noise isolation, price, comfort, reliability

portability, usability, size, durability, treble quality

45% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SHN2500/00 Noise-Cancelling In-Ear HeadphonesPhilips SHN2500/00 Noise Canceling HeadphonePhilips SHN 2500

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips SHN2500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 user reviews of Philips SHN2500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the noise isolation and usability. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the durability and design are mixed, and there are some critical views about the reliability and portability.

price, sound, comfort, usability, noise isolation

portability, reliability

58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SHN2500/37 Noise-Canceling EarbudsPhilips SHN2500/27 In-Ear Noise Canceling Earphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips SHN2500/27 In-Ear Noise Canceling Earphones (Black)

Feb, 2016

Editor Choice

Expert review by: jerdei (

Philips In-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones SHN2500


Made by Philips, a major producer of electronics, so the R&D is well-intended, or at least well funded. They give plenty of slack, are somewhat comfortable and sound half-decent

The “noise reduction” is actually noise replacement. The noise reduction unit and battery casing are an in-line box that can't be removed

noise canceling.” Maybe if the audio was superb and the comfort wasn't comparable to an earwig boring into the side of my head, the SHM2500 would be passable.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (

Philips SHN2500 Noise Canceling Earphones


Rs 1995 is the price, so that makes it one of the cheapest active noise cancellation earphones. It has some good points, besides, so this one goes squarely in the middle. I would recommend it to those who aren't too particular about frequency response,...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Abhijit Ahaskar (

Philips SHN2500


SHN2500 cancels noise well but misses out on sound and build quality.

noise cancelling ; noise isolation ; long cable ; comfortable ; airplane adapter ; affordable

wobbly build ; ordinary sound ; no sound control

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Ames100 (

Noise isolating, but not much noise canceling


The Philips SHN2500 earbuds provide a fair degree of external noise isolation as long as you get a tight fit in your ear canal, like most in-ear headphones of similar design. The 3 sizes of soft rubber cuffs provided should ensure a good fit for most ...

Decent sound, good noise isolation

Not much active noise canceling effect

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick (

Cant stop any noise!


This is a horible product. it dose not stop any noise at all, and they are super cheap. the chaneable earplugs cant fit in your ear and will fall out!!!!! cheapo crap!! horible design! don not buy if you are smart.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: A1 (

Not worth the price


These head phones are OK at best, the noise canceling feature just adds hiss and it adds extra weight which causes the ear buds to slip out of the ears. But that is not the main reason why I took these back, it was the sound quality, the bass is great,...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: pottercraig "cman" (

sound great!


I decided to invest in a little higher grade headphone because I haven't been happy with my apple ear buds or sony's bottom line series... these sound excellent even without the noise cancelation and to be honest I wonder if that might be a gimmick...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Kingboy (

Sound is only so-so


I was looking for a pair of in-ear, noise cancelling headphones for my iPod Classic. Did some research and picked these up. Pretty disappointed with the sound quality --kind of tinny and not much bass. The white noise that some people complained about...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Big Poppa (

Not bad.......


I've been shopping noise canceling headsets for awhile and I'm satisfied with my purchase. These ear buds have comfortable soft rubber inserts in 3 different sizes and sound great on My Zen mp3/video player. I cant normally tolerate in ear headphones...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: happy shopper (

Great earbuds, good price


I have these Philips Noise Canceling Earbuds for more than a year and they work great. I use them almost every day in the office without any problems and they did a great job at airplanes, too. They have a nice long cord, so you do not tear them out of...

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Switch on to switch off, with these in-ear noise-canceling headphones that actively reduce irritating external noise by up to 70%. Ideal for planes and trains. PRODUCT FEATURES: Compact electronics eliminate unwanted external noise by 70%; Creates a perfect seal for perfect sound; Hang the headphones around your neck for convenience; 3 interchangeable rubber ear caps for optimal fit in all ear; Small control box avoids bulky control boxes; Adapter for in-flight entertainment system connection; 3.5 - 6.35mm adaptor connects to all types of audio devices; A 1.2m long cable that is ideal for outdoor use.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:40 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Country Kits:Canada / United States/Canada / Taiwan / United States/Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

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