Philips SHP9500 great sounding headphones £59.95 Sold by West Audio UK and Fulfilled by Amazon. the best Philips headphone until the Fidelio X1
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Philips SHP9500 great sounding headphones £59.95 Sold by West Audio UK and Fulfilled by Amazon. the best Philips headphone until the Fidelio X1

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Found 24th Sep 2014
Hi these are great for the money and sound similar to many good headphones I've heard. Similar sound or better than the highly rated Grado SR60i/SR60E headphones but Grados are typically uncomfortable for anything over about an hours worth of listening. These are very comfortable.

These must be about as good as the £180-ish Fidelio X1 as they use similar drivers and were the top of the range headphone until the Fidelio X1 launched. For £59.95 now.
Chart here:
en.goldenears.net/31990
Now ignore me and buy Beats instead.

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Are most the comments on the review pages of Golden Ears pasted text from erotic novels and training shoe magazines?

However the graph's seem to be on topic at least showing the SHP9500 to have clear and punchy sounds with moderate low end bias. My kind of sound, I would never of thought about these cans till I saw the graphs. Would prefer something with a greater power handling though, at 200mW these fall well short for use with headphone amps, my Sony MDR XB700's being 3000mW for example,
and the 101dB sensitivity is a little low too, with 102-106dB bracketing the moderate to high sensitivity range, But maybe good for portable use, and don't worry what others think of your look with larges cans on your head, remember what others think of you is non of your business.

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djvivid

Are most the comments on the review pages of Golden Ears pasted text from … Are most the comments on the review pages of Golden Ears pasted text from erotic novels and training shoe magazines?However the graph's seem to be on topic at least showing the SHP9500 to have clear and punchy sounds with moderate low end bias. My kind of sound, I would never of thought about these cans till I saw the graphs. Would prefer something with a greater power handling though, at 200mW these fall well short for use with headphone amps, my Sony MDR XB700's being 3000mW for example,and the 101dB sensitivity is a little low too, with 102-106dB bracketing the moderate to high sensitivity range, But maybe good for portable use, and don't worry what others think of your look with larges cans on your head, remember what others think of you is non of your business.


I have no idea why you think power handling or sensitivity is relevant to sound quality?! I'm confused by your use of the numbers as well and if all the portable amplifiers I've tried work fine with it, it should sound fine with almost any built in amplifier?! It's only a 32ohm headphone and it doesn't need much voltage to drive it, regardless of small differences in efficiency.
Is this a wind up?!
It's a good headphone anyway.
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