What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Philips SHP9500S 50mm drivers HiFi Stereo Headphones SHP9500S?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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10th Apr 2018

the same seller is also them selling a “silver” version of the non “S” on german amazon link

I would not put too much trust into them

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26th Oct 2019

Fantastic budget “Hi-Fi”, the SHP9500 headphones have been loved for a long time for their comfort and high value for the money.

This is a pretty good price according to CCC, although for those interested in the slightly updated SHP9500S model, it’s only about $12 more on Amazon as well.

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30th Nov 2019

this one? I checked them but they’re open back and I’m still undecided whtmether I want open back since I plan on using them while on commute for games or music.

Edit: wow that is cheap, compared to other recommendations I’m seeing, I think it’s on sale

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28th Nov 2017

Sorry for the long post but I hope it is helpful.

If your not opposed to an open back set of headphones then I’d suggest looking at the Philips SHP9500s along with a vmoda boompro microphone. I recently upgraded from those myself and I really loved them, I do have to admit that you lose a bit of audio quality using the vmoda boompro microphone compared to just using a straight audio cable to them. However I felt they were still far superior to conventional “gaming” headsets.

I just upgraded from the shp9500s to the Philips fidelio x2s myself which you can find used sometimes for around $150. They are really bass but definitely better sounding than the shp9500s.

The SHP9500s tend to go on sale quite often for around $45-50 which is a great price for what you get I think.


https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-drivers-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B01N3LM3J5/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1511900182&sr=8-3&keywords=philips+shp9500


https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_bxgy_23_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CQDEX3BN148T7JZG5CV9

My thoughts on my current 3 headsets

Sennheiser GameOne Gaming Headsets: Smallest sound stage of the three. Midrange to me is clearer but when going back and forth between the shp9500s the Sennheisers sound “muddy” in a way. Also seem to have the least amount of bass. They aren’t bad but I prefer a little more bass.

Philips shp9500s with vmoda boompro: Good sound stage with what seems like a very neutral sound. Bass is better than the Sennheisers.

Philips Fidelio x2s: Largest sound stage of the three. VERY BASSY. Overall audio quality (without vmoda boompro since this DRASTICALLY cripples the x2s) is superior to the shp9500s and the GameOnes in my mind.

Again this is all subjective in my mind as I prefer open back headsets as the sound stage is better and I feel like my ears dont get as hot. Some people don’t like it though (my wife for example) because everyone around you can hear it also.

If it was me I would look for the shp9500s on sale for $45-50 on either amazon or newegg (pops up on the /r/buildapcsales) every now and then. If I had to do it again knowing what I know now I would have gone with a modmic over the vmoda boompro just because of the audio degradation that happens with the vmoda boompro. This was way longer than I wanted but again I hope you find it helpful, if you have Amazon Prime I’d pick up the shp9500s and try them out, if you don’t like them then return them.