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better than half price Philips Wireless Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones was £89.99 now £34.99 at Argos

£34.99 @ Argos
Had my eye on these for my teenage son and the price has just plummeted today. Was£89.99 now £34.99 No wires, no noise and no compromise. Immerse yourself in music with advanced active noise ca… Read More
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5m, 3d agoFound 5 months, 3 days ago
Had my eye on these for my teenage son and the price has just plummeted today.

Was£89.99 now £34.99

No wires, no noise and no compromise. Immerse yourself in music with advanced active noise canceling technology. Connect wirelessly with NFC one-tap pairing, enjoy music and manage calls with smart control on earpads.

Active noise cancelling reduces noise by up to 97%.

Wireless but also a cable is included for extra usage.

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Damn... bought these last week from Argos for £60. Mini review:

I pull these off charge (micro USB) at 6am to leave the house. Play audio books for my walk and train commute for an hour each way, then music about half the time I'm in the office. Turn them off when I get home about 7pm. I've not had a low battery warning yet, so I've got no idea how long they last. There's a detachable analogue audio cable in the box, so I guess you can use them unpowered, but I've not tried.

They are pretty comfortable and not too hot. I wear glasses, so sometimes they start to pinch the top of my ear against the arm, but I just have to lift my glasses a little. They fold flat, so I'm not worried about putting them in my rucksack. I don't think they'd take a serious beating, but I'm not being delicate with them.

Noise cancellation isn't Bose "I've gone deaf!" standard, but it's not bad. It cuts out much of the low thrum of the train and the higher pitched rushing noise of the air conditioning. General background chatter in my open office is less distracting, but the cancellation isn't as strong on the mid-range. Turning the cancellation on isn't massively impressive, you just get a mild hiss. It's more noticeable when you've had it on for a while, but no audio playing and you switch it off. It doesn't kill outside noise, but it definitely takes the edge off.

Audio quality is perfectly acceptable. Far better than the cheap in-ear Bluetooth headphones I had before. It's pretty balanced, so don't expect thumping bass. They aren't particularly bright or particularly warm, just middling.

I've not had any issues with the Bluetooth either. Connection with my S6 has been perfectly reliable and predictable. Certainly better than my car! The controls generally work well. Volume, on/off, noise cancellation and the play/pause buttons are easy to use. Only the next/previous track buttons are hard to work. The microphone appears to be OK too.

If they were wired passive headphones, I'd expect to pay £40 for them. For them to be £35 and Bluetooth, it's a bargain!
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Hi everyone, it's the Argos team here.

Please note that the "previously been on sale at" price for this product is displaying incorrectly on the product page. We can 100% confirm that £34.99 is the lowest price we have ever sold this particular product for.

**Edit. Additional information: The lowest ever previous price was £69.99.

Many thanks for reading.

Edited By: ArgosTeam on Nov 23, 2016 10:23: Additional info
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Just ordered a pair.

Guys, remember to use the £10 Quidco bonus! So potentially down to £24.99!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-quidco-cashback-bonus-argos-game-zaavi-toysrus-cdkeys-lego-25-00-2553688
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To clear up some confusion, the Argos headphones are SHB8750NC, not the SHB8850NC sold by Currys and reviewed by What Hifi. They apparently have 32mm drivers as opposed to larger 40mm drivers on the 8850's.
I bought some from Argos last week for £69.99 but will be returning them as I couldn't resist the draw of the Sony MDR-1000X, which are considerably more expensive, although £60 cheaper than the high street if purchased at Dixons Tax Free at an airport.
The Philips are a bargain at this lower price, but the Noise Cancellation is poor compared to Bose and Sony top of the range models, and in particular seems to amplify voices rather than reducing them. Also, as they are on ear, they are not as comfortable as over ear headphones.
To the poster asking if their dad could use them to listen to the TV; that will only work if you have a Bluetooth TV that can output sound to external Bluetooth speakers or headphones, and not many TVs will do that.
As for sound quality, for the price they are fine, but my main wired headphones are Sennheiser HD600's, and the Philips clearly can't compete. Having said that, for most people, the sound will be more than enough, with nice firm bass and reasonable detail retrieval.
For £35 though, these are a bargain, as long as you can resist the draw of Bose QC35s or the Sonys.

Edited By: gazcarts on Nov 23, 2016 14:22: Corrections
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Well for anybody concerned, I've had these since yesterday morning and have listened to them with a wide variety of music for about 8 hours. The build quality is good for the price and the comfort level is high providing a reassuring grip to the head. Sound quality is very impressive with flac files. Bass is taught, with a good sense of rhythm to complicated basslines, soundstage is relatively broad with instruments well arranged, never sounding muddled. Midrange is clear without being excessively pronounced. Highs are also well presented without becoming edgy or uncontrolled. They have great timing and energy and have yet to become uncomfortable for long periods of listening. The noise cancelling copes well with low frequency interference. Bluetooth connection is rock solid. All in all I'm extremely impressed with them :D

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#1
I have reserved these. I have been looking for decent wireless headphones for my daughter, thanks op
1 Like #2
Reserved thanks. Great deal!
#3
Are these any good from an noise cancelling perspective? How do they compare to Bose queit35?
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Damn... bought these last week from Argos for £60. Mini review:

I pull these off charge (micro USB) at 6am to leave the house. Play audio books for my walk and train commute for an hour each way, then music about half the time I'm in the office. Turn them off when I get home about 7pm. I've not had a low battery warning yet, so I've got no idea how long they last. There's a detachable analogue audio cable in the box, so I guess you can use them unpowered, but I've not tried.

They are pretty comfortable and not too hot. I wear glasses, so sometimes they start to pinch the top of my ear against the arm, but I just have to lift my glasses a little. They fold flat, so I'm not worried about putting them in my rucksack. I don't think they'd take a serious beating, but I'm not being delicate with them.

Noise cancellation isn't Bose "I've gone deaf!" standard, but it's not bad. It cuts out much of the low thrum of the train and the higher pitched rushing noise of the air conditioning. General background chatter in my open office is less distracting, but the cancellation isn't as strong on the mid-range. Turning the cancellation on isn't massively impressive, you just get a mild hiss. It's more noticeable when you've had it on for a while, but no audio playing and you switch it off. It doesn't kill outside noise, but it definitely takes the edge off.

Audio quality is perfectly acceptable. Far better than the cheap in-ear Bluetooth headphones I had before. It's pretty balanced, so don't expect thumping bass. They aren't particularly bright or particularly warm, just middling.

I've not had any issues with the Bluetooth either. Connection with my S6 has been perfectly reliable and predictable. Certainly better than my car! The controls generally work well. Volume, on/off, noise cancellation and the play/pause buttons are easy to use. Only the next/previous track buttons are hard to work. The microphone appears to be OK too.

If they were wired passive headphones, I'd expect to pay £40 for them. For them to be £35 and Bluetooth, it's a bargain!
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Thanks, what with a £5 code I had and the Quidco deal I've just picked these up for £20.
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GuigsyUK
Damn... bought these last week from Argos for £60. Mini review:

I pull these off charge (micro USB) at 6am to leave the house. Play audio books for my walk and train commute for an hour each way, then music about half the time I'm in the office. Turn them off when I get home about 7pm. I've not had a low battery warning yet, so I've got no idea how long they last. There's a detachable analogue audio cable in the box, so I guess you can use them unpowered, but I've not tried.

They are pretty comfortable and not too hot. I wear glasses, so sometimes they start to pinch the top of my ear against the arm, but I just have to lift my glasses a little. They fold flat, so I'm not worried about putting them in my rucksack. I don't think they'd take a serious beating, but I'm not being delicate with them.

Noise cancellation isn't Bose "I've gone deaf!" standard, but it's not bad. It cuts out much of the low thrum of the train and the higher pitched rushing noise of the air conditioning. General background chatter in my open office is less distracting, but the cancellation isn't as strong on the mid-range. Turning the cancellation on isn't massively impressive, you just get a mild hiss. It's more noticeable when you've had it on for a while, but no audio playing and you switch it off. It doesn't kill outside noise, but it definitely takes the edge off.

Audio quality is perfectly acceptable. Far better than the cheap in-ear Bluetooth headphones I had before. It's pretty balanced, so don't expect thumping bass. They aren't particularly bright or particularly warm, just middling.

I've not had any issues with the Bluetooth either. Connection with my S6 has been perfectly reliable and predictable. Certainly better than my car! The controls generally work well. Volume, on/off, noise cancellation and the play/pause buttons are easy to use. Only the next/previous track buttons are hard to work. The microphone appears to be OK too.

If they were wired passive headphones, I'd expect to pay £40 for them. For them to be £35 and Bluetooth, it's a bargain!


Thanks for taking the time to write that :3
#7
kipster
Thanks, what with a £5 code I had and the Quidco deal I've just picked these up for £20.


code please or was it unique. got the quidco deal
#8
These don't have a mic do they? I am looking for some for listening to music but also to take and make phone calls.
1 Like #9
Looks a bargain to me. What hi fi give the Philips SHB8850NC 5 stars These Argos headphones appear to be SHB8750NC which as far as I can tell are the same the model just newer? Ordered either way, just gutted I went with Topcashback without seeing the quidco £10 offer! DOH!
1 Like #10
SandPeopleChoir
These don't have a mic do they? I am looking for some for listening to music but also to take and make phone calls.

It says "handfree calls" so maybe :D
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SandPeopleChoir
These don't have a mic do they? I am looking for some for listening to music but also to take and make phone calls.

It appears they do... or rather my wife didn't notice that she couldn't hear me, but that might be because she never seems to anyway. :p

Seriously, I have no idea where the microphone is. There are a couple of ports on the top of each cup, but I think these are used for the cancellation. There's a small hole near one of the buttons??? The phone certainly thinks it's a Bluetooth headset. I've only used them for calls a couple of times, one time I was at a busy station and the person on the other end didn't seem to have any issues hearing me.
#12
great review
1 Like #13
GuigsyUK
SandPeopleChoir
These don't have a mic do they? I am looking for some for listening to music but also to take and make phone calls.
It appears they do... or rather my wife didn't notice that she couldn't hear me, but that might be because she never seems to anyway. :p
Seriously, I have no idea where the microphone is. There are a couple of ports on the top of each cup, but I think these are used for the cancellation. There's a small hole near one of the buttons??? The phone certainly thinks it's a Bluetooth headset. I've only used them for calls a couple of times, one time I was at a busy station and the person on the other end didn't seem to have any issues hearing me.

Cheers for that.

http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/SHB8850NC_00/wireless-noise-cancelling-headphones/specifications

Argos site buries the model number so this looks more interesting. Works with Google Now / Siri so I'm buying a pair. Thanks OP!
10 Likes #14
Just ordered a pair.

Guys, remember to use the £10 Quidco bonus! So potentially down to £24.99!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-quidco-cashback-bonus-argos-game-zaavi-toysrus-cdkeys-lego-25-00-2553688
1 Like #15
i have sony noise cancelling 750narm earphones a deal that went code on hear As long as ur listening to music or have them plugged in to tv or even use for xbox they blocks out noise from nutty below and even upstairs blaring music The one below clatters bangs drops drags thumps stomps scratches creaks rattles any sound you can think of all the time all night and day when ever I'm in I cant even explain the noises . Don't forgets constant dragging and sounds like him putting on weights on and of constantly . So looking for some headphones so can play xbox in peace the earphones work but want something wireless Think I try these out . Blaring music doesn't bother himi have me subs on floor so loud even his neighbour can hear but it doesn't bother him one bit .
#16
hot, just reserved <3
#17
hot just ordered
#18
by way saying I'm not eligible for this offer with the cash back . anyone else having issue
1 Like #19
Can't load any other pictures due to bad signal, but can someone tell me if these are over ear headphones or not?
#20
Can someone help at all with this please?

Dad wants some wireless headphones for Xmas. Solely for watching tv whilst moms in bed (they work different hours so he doesn't want noise waking her).

Would these do the job? If so. How would they go about connecting to the TV? Possibly the laptop too.

Thanks in advance.
1 Like #21
Will these stop others being able to hear what you are listening to?
1 Like #22
ordered with quidco £25 got to be worth it
2 Likes #23
Another temptation proven too strong for me. I am weak.
#24
Great find, reserved one for my Christmas present. Thanks.
1 Like #25
B1gFatCat
Another temptation proven too strong for me. I am weak.
LOL
#26
for quidco offer does i have to pay online or i can reserve and pay instore?
#27
Price plummeted? Usual argos 'sale' deal
*Prices correct as displayed but are subject to change.

Please note item 5529445 has previously been on sale at £34.99
#28
alexijordan
Can't load any other pictures due to bad signal, but can someone tell me if these are over ear headphones or not?


According to PDF manual that are on ear
1 Like #29
hotukdeal92
Will these stop others being able to hear what you are listening to?


manual says they are closed back so in theory they should reduce sound leakage.
1 Like #30
hotukdeal92
Will these stop others being able to hear what you are listening to?

Only because you will not have to turn them up as loud to clearly hear the music - there is no "cancellation" of the sound leaking. I use Nokia NC headphones a bit like these and you can listen at lower volumes... so sort of is the answer to your question.

Noise cancellation only really works up to a few kHz - any noise cancellation above this is usually due to the ear pads - hence the comment above about not cancelling mid-range. This is true of all NC headphones. Those with bigger earpieces that completely encose the ear will provide better noise reduction, but it is not "cancellation"
#31
amaranaveed1986
for quidco offer does i have to pay online or i can reserve and pay instore?
Have to pay online
1 Like #32
so fast track should b fine?
#33
Was looking for a pair of wireless headphones but didn't want to pay silly money, great spot. Went via Quidco and paid online to collect in store. Cheers OP
#35
Brilliant price for what could be a hidden 5 star what hi fi reviewed product..heat!
#36
Am confused. I went to quidco website signed up, click Argos link through quidco , purchased headphones and paid for click and collect. How do I get my £10 back??
#37
davek
Price plummeted? Usual argos 'sale' deal
*Prices correct as displayed but are subject to change.
Please note item 5529445 has previously been on sale at £34.99
maybe not but they're £90 at Currys and £117 at Amazon at the minute.
1 Like #38
This offer are active noise cancelling, the curry link are non noise cancelling
1 Like #39
Thanks, just ordered. I'm weak for good deals :). Below is link to PDF specs document found on Argos site.

http://argos.scene7.com/is/content/Argos/5529445_R_D001pdf
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Hi everyone, it's the Argos team here.

Please note that the "previously been on sale at" price for this product is displaying incorrectly on the product page. We can 100% confirm that £34.99 is the lowest price we have ever sold this particular product for.

**Edit. Additional information: The lowest ever previous price was £69.99.

Many thanks for reading.

Edited By: ArgosTeam on Nov 23, 2016 10:23: Additional info

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