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Philips SHB8850NC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 856 reviews of Philips SHB8850NC. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the noise isolation and usability. The comfort and price also get good reviews.

sound, price, comfort, usability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Philips SHB8850NC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Philips SHB8850NC


Active noise-cancelling (ANC) technology in headphones often comes at a premium price, but not with Philips' SHB8850NC Bluetooth on-ears. These headphones are less than a third of the price of the Bose QuietComfort 35s at £90, but the low price is...

Unfortunately for the Philips SHB8850NC, the budget price equates to budget ANC performance.

Aug, 2016

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The Philips SHB8850NC headphones are packed with features. They're wireless, have noise cancelling and controls for playback, as well as answering calls. There's plenty to play with here, but for all the toys, how do they sound? Find out in our full...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

Philips SHB8850NC Active Noise Cancelling Headphones review - no wires, no noise


The notion that decent active noise cancelling headphones have to be expensive has been shattered by Philips who has come up with a quality wireless pair for less than $200. Active noise cancelling headphones can set you back up to $500 and they are...

The Philips SHB8850NC Active Noise Cancelling headphones are great value and offer respectable performance to hear your music without wires and without that annoying ambient noise. They don’t quite have the same audio quality as the more expensive...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jez Ford (

Philips SHB8850NC noise-cancelling headphones REVIEW


From our group test of noise-cancelling headphones this issue, the Philips designs lack executive appeal, but are usefully small, nicely balanced and affordable.

Consumer review (

Decent pair of headphones


This was the first noise cancelling headphones I've ever bought after using cheap, crappy earphones for most of my life. I'm very satisfied with its quality and have been using it non-stop. It's also great on flights which blocks nearly all of the...

Feb, 2018

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Philips SHB8850NC


Comfy and fit a small head

Sound quality during a call was awful

Dec, 2017

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PHILIPS SHB8850NC Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Black


Comfy and fit a small head

Sound quality during a call was awful

Dec, 2017

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Clarity was exceptional. Comfortable and flexible


I wanted a reasonable priced headphones and the reviews were very good .i have been impressed with the quality and sound .

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Does the job.


I bought these to use on a long haul flight, to reduce background noise. They certainly work. They are quite tight on the head, and I have a small head. I haven't tried to widen the clamp as I think it is plastic and would probably break. The actual...

Nov, 2017

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Good quality at a sensible pruce


Exactly what I was looking for, noise cancelling cordless headphones at a reasonable price. These do exactly what I expected of them.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:16
Standby Time:45
Talk Time:15


Color of product:Black
Headset type:Binaural
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black
Volume Control: / Digital
Wearing style:Head-band

Energy Management

Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Rechargeable: Yes
Standby Time:45


Acoustic system:Closed
Brand compatibility:Universal
Diaphragm material:Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Driver unit:1.26
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:10 - 22000
Headphone sensitivity:105
Magnet type:Neodymium
Maximum input power:30
Noise-canceling: Yes
Wearing style:Head-band

Other Features

Depth (imperial):1.7
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.606 x 0.173 x 0.28
Frequency range:10 - 22
Gross weight:0.661
Gross weight (imperial):0.661
Gross weight (outer carton):2.65
Height (cm) outer carton:9.84
Height (imperial):7.1
Height outer carton:9.8
Height outer carton (imperial):9.8
Length (cm) outer carton:8.15
Length outer carton:8.1
Length outer carton (imperial):8.1
Net weight (outer carton):1.19
Package dimensions (WxDxH):0.303 x 0.0866 x 0.35
Quantity outer carton:3
Tare weight:0.265
Tare weight (imperial):0.265
Tare weight (outer carton):1.46
Tare weight outer carton (imperial):1.46
Width (cm) outer carton:7.2
Width (imperial):6.1
Width outer carton:7.2
Width outer carton (imperial):7.2

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included: / Audio (3.5mm), USB
Package depth:7.83
Package height:1.97
Package weight:11.8
Package width:7.64
Packaging type:
Quick start guide: / Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired/NFC/Bluetooth
Maximum input power:30
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Operating keys:Bluetooth pairing, Track <, Track >, Volume +, Volume -
Wireless technologies:Wired/NFC/Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cable Length:47.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Device interface:Bluetooth
Extension cable length:47.2
Interface Type:3.5 mm (1/8")
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wireless range:393.7
Wireless technologies:Wireless


Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby Time:45

Technical Details

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:7.83
Package height:1.97
Package weight:11.8
Package width:7.64