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The Philips SHE9850/97 is designed with sound quality in mind.

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Excellent overall sound quality at the price point - frequencies are clear and well-balanced with rich overtones

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Boxed unit packaging is sleek and easy to open - excellent alternative to hard plastic/vaccum-sealed units that require box-cutters to open

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Angled design provides a natural, ergonomic fit - allows the earbuds to sit deeply andy firmly within the ear canal

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Integrated cord clip significantly reduces likelihood of cable tangling - component is easy to use and is small enough to stay out of the way when not in use

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Metal carrying case ensures durability when travelling - pleasantly surprising feature for a set of headphones at the sub-$100 price point

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Multiple ear-tip options ensure optimal user fit - silicone and memory foam sleeves provide versatility for listeners who prefer a hard or soft fit

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Reinforced cable design is prone to "wire noise" - may cause frustration amongst users who are on-the-go or exercising, with the cord frequently moving around

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Not recommended for environments requiring peripheral noise awareness - unit blocks out virtually all local sound when properly inserted

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The Philips SHE9850/97 is designed with sound quality in mind. The receiver has a motor made up of a coil, a metal u-shaped armature, a pair of magnets, a drive rod, and a diaphragm. This enables electomagnetic currents to alter the armature's polarity which in turn moves the drive rod and the diaphragm to generate the sound. The Philips team claims that their fine-tuning of the over all device produces a greater output at lower frequencies, meaning the consumer can get crisper sound quality without having to damage their ears with a louder volume. The earbuds are angled with a 15-degree tilt which follows the average anatomy of the human ear, giving a better fit and comfort. It is important to take this claim with a grain of salt, as the shape of ears vary between people and even vary within the span of a person's life.

  • 12 Ohm at 1kHz impedance
  • 115 dB SPL/mW at 1 kHz sensitivity
  • Max power input: 3mW
  • Frequency Response: 20k Hz
  • Cable Length: 1.2 m
  • 15-degree angle tilt
  • 3 sizes of silicon caps for better fit
  • Foam sleeves
  • Metal housing
  • Metal carrying case
  • Symmetrical cables
  • Flexi-grip material on body of headphone
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