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Philips SHB8850NC

Philips SHB8850NC
alaScore 86

856 reviews

Jun, 2023

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 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise isolation and usability. The comfort and price also get good comments, but many are negative about the soundstage.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips SHB8850NC


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips SHB8850NC from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The size and comfort also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise isolation.

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noise isolation

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2023

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

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips SHB8850NC review


Cheap, portable, wireless and noise-cancelling, these Philips headphones are fantastic value for money...

Well organised sound ; Surprisingly detailed ; Powerful dynamics

Not enough bass ; Won't be comfortable to everyone ; Others deliver a more spacious soundstage

These wireless, noise-cancelling cans are compact, cheap, and sound great for their price point

Mar, 2018

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Philips SHB8850NC review

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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 : Leigh D. Stark (

Review: Philips SHB8850NC Wireless ANC headphones


Making a good headphone these days is more than just building a good can with solid audio recreation, as you also need modern features like wireless and noise cancellation. The latest pair from Philips has both of those, and it even has a low price to...

Bright sound; Collapsible; Relatively inexpensive for wireless active noise cancellation;

Very little bottom end, leaving the headphones sounding shallow; Active noise cancellation appears geared only for flights, doing very little with everyday noise; Patchy Bluetooth reception; Controls are a little all over shop; No case or soft...

Feb, 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.

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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

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