Philips In-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones with Mic (SHB5850BK/27) - Black

  • Model #: SHB5850BK/27
  • Web Code: 10392494
$79.99
Philips Portable Audio Overview

Philips Portable Audio Overview

Sweet sounds abound with Philips Portable Audio—whether its Bluetooth speakers or wireless headphones, the convenience is ubiquitous & the quality is legendary!

Overview

Enjoy all your favourite beats wherever life takes you with these Philips wireless earbuds. Enjoy the freedom of wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the option to physically hook up to your audio player with tangle-free flat cables. These comfy earbuds feature a comfortable fit and sound isolation for immersive listening.

More Information

  • 8.6mm drivers deliver crisp highs and rich bass, while oval sound tube inserts seal out ambient noise so you can fully immerse in your audio
  • Ergonomic oval sound tube ensure a comfortable fit
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity frees you from messy cables so you can move around with ease
  • Tangle-free flat cables give you the option to hook up to your audio player
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life for extended listening

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  • Headphone Style
    In-Ear/Ear Bud
  • Band Style
    None
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
    No
  • Sound Isolating
    Yes
  • Noise Cancelling
    No
  • Echo Reduction
    Yes
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes - Bluetooth 4.1
  • RF Wireless
    No
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Wireless Talk Time
    7 hrs
  • Wireless Standby Time
    150 hrs
  • Charge Time
    2 hrs
  • Effective Wireless Range
    10 m
  • Designed for Sports
    No
  • Designed for Kids
    No
  • DJ Style
    No
  • Professional Grade
    No
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
    No
  • Inline Volume Control
    Yes
  • iPod/iPhone Control
    Yes
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Folding
    No
  • Cord Length
    55 cm
  • Plug Material
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Size
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Shape
    Not Applicable
  • Ear Cushion Material
    Rubber
  • Driver Unit Size
    8 mm
  • Power Source
    Battery Type: LI-Polymer
  • Frequency Response
    10 -21 000Hz
  • Impedance
    16 ohm
  • Magnet Type
    Neodymium
  • Sensitivity
    107 dB
  • Colour
    Black
  • Weight
    10 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

3.1 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 61%

51 Reviews

Critical 38%

32 Reviews

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  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

can't work

it doesn't work...waste time and money


  • from montreal
3.0

Good price but the ear buds are easy to fell off

battery time can last for 6 to 7 hours. sound is good. the ear bus are easy to fell off


  • from Ajax
1.0

Philips earbuds review

They don't connect to my iPhone after 2 hours of charging


  • from Ottawa, ON
3.0

Good quality,,, for 1 year.

I ordered these May 10, 2016 - one year ago - and they can no longer hold a charge. I got about 100-120 cycles from them. I confirmed with the friend who recommended them that his were dead now too. No way to open and replace the battery, Which is a real shame, they were pretty good headphones. Sound was good, attachments fit the ear, great for podcasts or the gym. Just don't expect them to last more than a year.


  • from Port Coquitlam, BC
5.0

Great for the price

Comfortable, good range and clean sound. Thumbs up!


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

She can sing~

Well-balanced earbuds, if a little too boosted in the mid and high range. An energetic listening experience. While difficult to pair with your device at first, this is a solid set of earbuds. Great for dance and rock music. If you're a basshead, look elsewhere, as this thing isn't about bass (although if you EQ, it has great representation). While plain, it's light and powerful. It has great audio fidelity and snare drums are so full and present, that you feel like you're really there. Fantastic for hip hop, rock, EDM, whatever. It's lively and lovely, if a little fatiguing. A warning - it's very small and easy to lose. I put mine through the wash twice, and it's very easy to screw up this way. BUY IT, and for your sake, don't put it in the wash. /!\There is a chance it will ask you to enter a password to connect via Bluetooth. The password is "0000", just in case you threw out the manual./!\


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Decent earbuds with few drawbacks

This is my second set (got whites this time, they look pretty cool). For sale price they are great. Have blacks for some 6 months, wear them in the gym. Here are my observations. PROS: 1. Sound is good with great deep bass. I'm ok with the it - you just need to get the right earbud size, as they have to be fully inserted for you to have full sound. Pretty loud for wireless. 2. Battery life is good also, and I see the charge indicator on my iphone. 3. Fairly light and do not protrude from the ears like some others CONS: 1. After some 6 months I got that 'cannot pair' issue as described by many others. I managed to fix the problem - you just need to 'forget device' on bluetooth settings, and then pair again. Hope that will not happen too often. 2. When jogging for a while, buds start sliding out of the ears, need realignment. 3. High frequencies are a little too synthesized to my taste, but to me it's less of importance then having no bass


  • from Calgary
2.0

Dead battery at after 2.5 months

I loved these headphones for 2.5 months and then they died and will not hold a charge. I will charge all night and go to use them and instantly it says "battery low". I have tried many different chargers too. They are unresponsive now.


  • from Montreal
1.0

Incredible until they die

The sound quality and functionality of these earphones are great, however I bought them boxing day 2016 and its now January 2017 and they won't charge, won't turn on, are completely unresponsive.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Tough headphone

I have this for 1 year now and I like it a lot. It stays in my ears even during work out with minor adjustments once in a while. It blocks noise pretty good and sound quality is very good considering its wireless. I like that it shows the battery life on my iphone and I could go 3 days without charging, but I only use it for maybe 4-5 hours per day. I left this in my jeans pocket and it was washed and dried and I thought that's the end of it. I left it in a bowl of rice overnight and the next morning it worked again! No damage, no difference in sound performance, worked like new.


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

Don't waste your money

Bought this last year. It never works on none of my devices. Don't waste your money, get something else. Giving one star just because you can't give zero.


  • from Sarnia
2.0

Great sound terrible fit

Unfortunately can't return opened headphones and sadly these don't stay in my ear unless I sit completely still. They sound great however but when I get headphones I want them so I can move about and not have to worry about the cord. This may not be true for everyone, my brother has these and recommended them to me and they fit him great.


  • from BC
4.0

Very Impressed

I purchased these for use at work. I do an active job that requires lots of movement. They fit nicely in the ears and can be easily tucked away. Sound is great and they are very comfortable. The range seems half decent and the battery life isn't to shabby. The only real cons I have with this device is its difficult to tell when the device is off and the voice playback is really annoying. Overall though a very impressive product that I would certainly recommend. The challenge of determining when its off will come with time. It is just the "battery is low notification" is nice to have but the voice doing it is really annoying. Pros: Great sound, very comfortable, 3 sizes, and has decent range. Cons: Voice playback bad, device turn off.


  • from Montreal
5.0

Pretty Great

Great sound quality and isolation. Clear, sharp sound, full range. Super practical, great for listening to music while moving around a lot. 3 sizes of buds to choose from. Microphone is great quality. Long battery life, I spent two and a half days without charging them. The only downside is that I'm afraid to lose them.


  • from Burnaby, BC
4.0

good at that price

good battery life, except the ear plug is a big loose


  • from Châteauguay, QC
2.0

terrible design

Sound quality is fine, you can't say anything with such price. But the battery keeps dragging your ear plug. You can't wear it when you move.


  • from Victoria
1.0

Did Not Last a Year

Although the sound was pretty good, the controls were confusing and turning the unit off was nearly impossible. Earbuds do not stay in when you are walking or exercising. Bought them in January of 2016 and now, in December, they do not work at all.


  • from Deux-montagnes, QC
5.0

I don't normally post reviews

For the price point this is the little engine that could in terms of bluetooth ear phones. the sound is amazing! i listen to a lot of bass intensive music and these things are absolutely awesome. I'm so happy that i decided to post my first review.


  • from Scarborough
2.0

I don't use titles

Got them as a gift but they were defective within a month. One of the buds stopped working. They were amazing otherwise so exchanged them but then they stopped working altogether within 3 months. This was the 2nd pair, mind you so got a different brand instead.


  • from Vancouver BC
2.0

photographer

Not good at all. I returned it after one hour of use. unfortunately, they can only give me store credit because they said they cannot sell it anymore for hygiene reasons.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Hesitant

I thought I'd take a gamble buying these earbuds because I was sick and tired of my old plug in earbuds get entangled around my neck, scarf and coat. I am very pleased with the frequency response and ease of use of these earbuds. The music was very comparable to my high end plug in sony earbuds. I made a number of calls and the microphone was also very good. For the value and exceeding my expectations I am awarding 5 stars.


  • from Surrey, BC
4.0

A decent buy when it is on sale.

Bought them to use in the gym, I've had mine for a year now. I've paired it with Iphone 5, nexus 5, and a oneplus2, without any pairing issues like what a others have had. As for the battery, I still get 6-7 hours (3-4 workouts) with no problems. Fit can be an issue for some, but that can be an issue for any in-ear headphones as everyone's ear canel is different. I use the smallest size and like I mentioned earlier I use it for the gym; deadlifts, squats, bench etc. and it usually stays in place. Sound is ok, could use a bit more bass and mids but I'm not really complaining cause its good for what I paid for it (bought on Black Friday 2015). I don't recommend buying it at full price, but when it is on sale it worth the try for a cheap bluetooth headset.


  • from Sept-îles, QC
4.0

Bon produit

Bon produit. Bonne qualité sonore. Seul point négatif a date, la petite porte pour recharger les écouteurs a brisée apres seulement quelques jours.


  • from Vancouver
5.0

Very decent for price

I paid less than what is currently listed. These sound great for the price. People that say there is no bass maybe don't understand their phone well enough. Using my Sony Z5C's stock music player which has no equalizer, yes, everything sounded tinny. Using PowerAmp which has preamp and 10 band EQ down to 31 Hz, these sound amazing. Very crisp highs and decent lows. You also have to seat them in your ears properly. The battery lasts all day for me. That's listening to them on transit to work, a couple hours at work, transit home, and even a jog at.night. Haven't run outta juice yet. Only annoying thing is the battery doesn't necessarily sit center on my neck and as with all in ear buds the more you move, the more you hear the device rubbing on things. Still my first Bluetooth buds and I'm using everyday.


  • from Montreal
4.0

Mr

Had these for almost a year until I lost them about a.month ago. Averaged 2-3 hrs of use, Monday through Fridays. If you get a good seal, no shortage of bass. Very good for the money and being Bluetooth.


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

Very short shelf life

It paired very easily with my phone the first time using it. It worked great for about 6 weeks. The mic made it very easy for hands free calling while driving. Then one day it just stopped working. It won't pair with any device what so ever. Very disappointing since it was very comfortable to wear for work and when driving.


  • from Calgary, AB
2.0

hard to connect my iPhone after a few of months

Don't know whats wrong with this product, hard to pair my iPhone after 2 or 3 months using, I tried to charge it full and reset my phone, I can find it in my devices, just could not connect it. Occasionally it could be connected then dropped off quickly... tired to try to connect it again and again...


  • from Sarnia, ON
1.0

Worst ever

These head phones are the worst ever. The battery at the back of them drags them out of your ear and swings anytime you move, This is a bad design since there is nothing that holds them into your ears.


  • from Montréal, QC
1.0

Worst

Don't buy this please.. worst sound quality and absolutely no bass..


  • from Toronto
5.0

Good product

Good product with a decent battery life.. I have been using it since 6 mths and I kinda love the product..


  • from Ajax, ON
2.0

Worked great, until they didn't - Avoid this product

Picked them up on sale Boxing Week of 2015. Worked great until April 2016 when charging issues began. Since then, it quickly went from "7 hours of wireless music enjoyment" to zero. Not impressed Philips, not impressed.


  • from Vancouver
1.0

Stay away

Absolute garbage, won't hold a charge unless plugged in then stops pairing all together. Useless except forntheost casual user.


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

Bluetooth signal malfunction

They are decent headphones, however the bluetooth signal on mine died after about 6 months. I've followed the directions to turn off and on and also tried connecting to multiple different devices, nothing works. Now my [price] headphones are useless. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING ELSE.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Not happy at all

I was amazed by the product until it completely stopped working 3 weeks after I purchased it


  • from Vancouver, BC
4.0

Very good

Bought these during Boxing day and these fit great and sound quality is good as well. The only gripe I have with this product is the interference, when I go outside for a walk and play music the audio just gets distorted.


  • from Edmonton, AB
1.0

Broken after 2 months

I bought these in March 2016 in Edmonton. They worked well for 2 months and suddenly ceased pairing or charging altogether. Basically, it turned its been bricked. Don't waste your money.


  • from Calgary, AB
1.0

never worked

Picked these up on sale, plugged in to charge, and they would not. So never was able to listen to them, or anything else. Waste of time and effort.


  • from St. Catharines
1.0

Pure Trash

I bought one of these and it died on me. It got so hot when I plugged it in that it was too hot to touch. I bought another one, thinking I just got a lemon, but it died too. It won't switch off so it is always running out of power. Take my advice, stay away from this product.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Stopped working in 3 months

I got this during boxing week 2015 and it stopped working by April 2016. Even if i plug it in charging, the LED does not switch ON. Don't waste your money.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Amazing quality!

I am giving this a 5-star because it is very worth the [price] sale price. Great battery life, great bass and very nice build. In the future, all Bluetooth headphones like this one should have an optional tiny clips that one can use to secure the headphones when not in use. It can easily fall off your neck without noticing it.


  • from Theodore, SK
1.0

not working after 3 months

bought from the boxing day sale last year. worked well for about 3 months. but stopped working after that. Now it will pair but no sound.


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
4.0

Very smart desigh, long battery life

Use it for three months already and I am very satisfied with this product. Amazingly good battery performance - I usually use it for a whole day listening podcasts on my smartphone and it lasts without a need to re-charge in the middle of the day. An unique feature of this set - the battery is located the middlе of the wire, which apparently allowed to make the earpeaces smaller and lighter. So they actually stay in your ears, unlike all others wirelles earplugs. The sound quality is average, bit not horrible at all even for listening music. Works great for the handsfree phone calls as well.


  • from Sarnia, ON
1.0

Didn't take long

Ear buds worked great for about one week. Now they won't pair with anything. Crap!


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

El Buyola

If you are reading this go out and buy these earphones and stop being a big baby!


  • from Vancouver, BC
4.0

pretty good

does stay in ears but sound is good and looks good.


  • from Kelowna, BC
5.0

EXCELLETNT

NO WORDS .. JUST WOW


  • from Waterloo, ON
5.0

High Quality In-ear Headphones

They're very comfortable and they stay in your ear. They come with 3 different sizes of cushions, so there are options if the standard ones don't fit your ear. The headphones are also very loud and lightweight. The best part is that they are wireless, so they are super convenient (No more tangled wires!). I would highly recommend them.


  • from Montreal, QC
2.0

Not worth that much money

I purchased 2 during Boxing Day for me and my husband. At first it worked great! His refuses to start so it can sync.. yes it is fully charged. You have to plug it and quickly try to turn it back on to sync. Mine.. let's just say I would have to strap on my ipod to the ear closest to the pack to have a seamless connection. It works well on my ipad. As you can see, it's not even 2 months and we are having issues. Not worth it!


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Terrible - No Bass whatsoever

Sound quality is atrocious, it's like the sound was coming out of a tiny tin can, no bass whatsoever and phone calls are atrociously bad quality for the listener on the other end, literally had to put the mic right up to my mouth for the listener to make out what I was saying. I'm going to return it, hopefully BB doesn't disappoint with their return policy.


  • from Burnaby
5.0

Entry Level Value

Compared to all those expensive Bluetooth headphones; the Phillips brand headphones are perfect for those who are buying their first set. I've had no connectivity issues with them and their comfortable in my ears. The only thing I can point out is when you run or sweat at the gym; the headphones tend to loosen in your ears due to the battery jumping around behind your neck. Still worth a try based on the simple design and price.


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