Review Philips SHE9550 / 00 Phone

One of the biggest complaints of iPod users is the quality of the headphones that come with the gadget.In fact, most do not really like it’s (lack of) ergonomics, although the sound reproduced is very good.Therefore, it is important to search for equipment that offers comfort, sound fidelity, and that does not let the external noise disturb.

One of the biggest complaints of iPod users is the quality of the headphones that come with the gadget.In fact, most do not really like it’s (lack of) ergonomics, although the sound reproduced is very good.Therefore, it is important to search for equipment that offers comfort, sound fidelity, and that does not let the external noise disturb.

A good choice may be the Philips SHE9550/00, which is above average for value for money. Unlike the SHE2550 , it is inexpensive but offers no comfort and sound quality; and the SHE6000/10 , which offers similar performance, but with a little ergonomic design, the SHE9550 appears as an alternative to the headphones offered along with some cell phones or portable media players (PMPs).

Design

Whoever is behind an in-ear earphone knows that among its greatest benefits is the best sound insulation.Of course, it’s not a noise cancellation, but adding the fence to the volume of the music (which, similarly, does not have to be as loud as in ordinary accessories), you may even forget about the world around.

The SHE9550 features the Angled Acoustic Pipe system which, in practice, explains the curved design of the handset at 15 °. The angular position accompanies the curvature of the ear canal “so that the sound waves of the speaker are directed precisely to the eardrum at the highest definition,” as the manufacturer says. In fact, the sound is good, but you do not notice that much difference compared to ordinary earbuds .The curvature does not interfere with the part that is actually inserted into the ear, which is normally straight.

They can be changed (the phone comes with two more spare sizes) to test the one that best suits your ear.But the task of changing these rubbers requires some patience, since the small accessory fits tightly in the speaker.It is good to be careful also not to tear them when it takes to take.

Philips claims that the body material of the handset and the 1.2 meter cable are flexi-grip, as in the case of SHE6000 .Likewise, the finish of the connector is gold plated to prevent oxidation.It even comes with a cable winder, to aid in durability, when storing it (folding them too much can break the wire, rendering it unusable on one side).

Comfort

Depending on the chosen rubber, the SHE9550 can bring relative comfort in extended use.Even if it is an unpleasant task, testing the different types allows finding the ideal point, combining acoustic insulation and comfortable position.A rubber that is too small can leak sound and, consequently, loss of the most severe frequencies.Whether it is too big or pointed, you may feel uncomfortable.

In our long-term use tests, the larger connector proved to be more suitable, with a firm fit, external noise seal, without going too far into the ear. But really, it goes a lot of the physical type and opinion of each one. That’s why Philips has made three different sizes of rubber available, pleasing most users.

Audio quality

It’s no use if the equipment is comfortable if the sound fidelity is not there.Especially when it comes to small headphones, it is common to have a high-pitched sound and no bass frequencies, which makes many people mistakenly think that it is a MP3 or PMP problem.

Fortunately, the SHE9550 delivers full-bodied, well-delineated audio including bass.Compared to more expensive headphones, one can perceive a somewhat muffled sound, but one must take into consideration its price in relation to the competition.And, in his band, he is one of the best by both the low bass and the medium and treble fidelity.

Because it is intra-auricular, it is advisable to choose an equalization that adjusts to the natural bass gain.That is: compensate for the exaggeration and do not put the “extra bass” type presets, as this will only make the audio more distorted.But, of course … We fall back on personal taste.