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Philips SHN9500 noise cancelling headphones

These Philips SHN9500 Active Noise Canceling Headphones remove up to 85% of the background noise associated with airline, train travel and dorm life and allow you to enjoy your music more at lower volumes.

Overall Rating:   4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

The ear-cup of the headphone is provided with an ultra soft ear cushion that helps to form a perfect seal around your ear to isolate you from external sounds. The headphones can easily be adjusted for a perfect fit using the adjustable headband provided, and as the headphones only weigh in at approx 7oz, you are guaranteed a comfortable listening experience.

Premium quality sound is achieved by using the very best Neodymium Drivers and technology. There is also a mute button on the headphones that also allows you to converse without taking the headphones off, and an adapter is also provided that enables you to connect easily to in-flight entertainment systems.

Finally, they also come complete with a hard carry case that protects them when they are not being used. This is a great set of headphones. The excellent build quality, together with the superb sound reproduction achieved at this price point, marks them out as a must have product.

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Philips SHN9500 Features

  • Provide 85% Noise Canceling
  • Superb sound quality due to speaker drivers manufactured with Neodymium magnets
  • Mute button allowing conversations without removing headphones
  • Ultra soft ear cushions giving excellent comfort
  • Protective carry case
  • Battery included
  • Headphones continue to operate as normal headphones even if battery runs out of power

Philips SHN9500 Technical Specifications

  • Design: Premium ear cup over the head noise canceling
  • Magnet: Neodymium Plug: 3.5 – 6.3mm stereo
  • Cord length: 1.2M anti-tangle
  • Weight (approx): 200grams/7oz
  • Battery type: DC 1.5V R03/AAA
  • Battery life: 16 Hours
  • Driver unit: 40mm diameter mylar dome
  • Frequency response: 20 – 22000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Noise level: on/off switch on housing
  • Sensitivity (db): 102dB/mW


  • Excellent noise canceling circuitry
  • Can mute headphone audio using button
  • Great build quality
  • Headphones still work without Noise Canceling even after the battery power runs out
  • Uses standard AAA battery
  • Ultra soft ear cups


  1. Sound quality not as good as Bose but the Philips SHN9500 are only 25% of the price
  2. Battery life at 16 – 22 hours may not be as good as some makes

What else is in the Box with the Headphones?

  1. Adaptor plug: 3.5-6.3 mm
  2. Airplane plug: 2 x 3.5 mm
  3. 1.5V Battery R03/AAA
  4. Protective carry case
  5. Detachable cable

Here’s a review from one very satisfied owner

I’ve had two other noise canceling pairs in the past, and neither could hold a finger to these. These are incredibly comfortable. The foam pads feel like pillows, and seal out almost all of the mid-range ambient noise. The interior of the earcups are tilted, angling away from the back of the ear for extra comfort. The sound quality is awesome in passive mode, and once the noise cancelation is turned on, it becomes unbelievable. (Sputnik)

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Overall a great set of headphones and don’t forget that the SHN9500’s are also supplied with a quality hard case to protect your investment.