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Philips ONeill SHO9552-28 Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones (Royal Specked Blue) by Review Summary ,  Sep 11, 2015

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Philips O'Neill SHO9552/28 Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones (Royal Specked Blue)
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 255 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 3.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Durable4.7   average
Quality4.5   average
Fit4.4   average
Comfortable4.3   below average
Price4.3   average
Sound4.2   average
Music3.9   below average
Cord3.7   above average
Noise3.5   below average
Size3.4   below average
Cable3.2   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"Small price to pay for a cord that never tangles (love that! )"
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"Yes when you move you can hear the cord rubbing against you...not a great sound but the earpieces themselves are very comfortable (I haven't been able to find another pair that fit me as well as these do) and the sound is great."
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"Does not kink but as one person wrote, the sound of the cord rubbing on itself could be annoying if working out."
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"Very good sounding Headphones and the cord is wrapped in cloth so it very hard to mess them up very durable headphones"
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"I use them at work (sitting all day), so the noise from the cord is irritating but not enough to make me return these."
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"It's kind of hard to explain but if the cable moves AT ALL there is a noise feedback in the headphones."
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"The braided cable make them very durable."
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"Great braided cord."
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"I love the threaded cord and the build quality is great."
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"sound is good but alot of noise from the cables makes it difficult to listen to spoken words."
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"Noise travels through the cable pretty loudly and if it runs up agains your shirt, it can sound load and obnoxious."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Yes when you move you can hear the cord rubbing against you...not a great sound but the earpieces themselves are very comfortable (I haven't been able to find another pair that fit me as well as these do) and the sound is great."
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"They are not the most comfortable for me and seem to irritate my ears after wearing them for too long."
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"Not as comfortable or as amazing as a pair of Beats that cost 10 times as much."
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"My major complaint with these Philips is that I was unable to find a decently comfortable position for the left ear plug."
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"good sound and very comfortable (for me fit ideally it using in opposite of left and right channel)Cord looks very sturdy."
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"Great bass, clarity, sound isolation & comfortable."
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"Tl;dr, Get 5 stars for cable durability, sound quality, comfort and value."
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"The Philips In-Ear Headphones sounds great are are very comfortable to wear."
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"The ear buds are comfortable and the no tangle cords are great and have great sound, would reccomend to a friend"
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Cord

Cord:
"The only downside to these headphones is that you can hear the cords rubbing a little bit, I think because they are not rubber."
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"I can put them on while reading without the usual 2-minute topological challenge of disentangling cords."
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"The noise from the cords every time I move or breathe is absurd."
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"Those cords do have a problem, however, if while you are listening with it, the cord happens to brush against your clothes or collar, the listener hears a scraping noise."
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"The sound quality is crisp but not as good the iPhone earphones, and for some odd reason you can actually ear a muffling sound (very unpleasant) from the cables when you move your head or touch the cords."
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"They sound fantastic and look really cool, but I actually purchased them entirely because they claimed to be tangle-proof and durable and I have a tendency to roll over my cords with my computer chair."
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"The cords on these are great and I'm buying more to leave at work and in the car for times I didn't bring the backpack."
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"The cords are more durable than the regular earbuds sold out there."
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"The ear buds are comfortable and the no tangle cords are great and have great sound, would reccomend to a friend"
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"They can go through 12-13 cheap pairs a year, or one set of these, which are very well priced, and more durable, due to the cloth-like covering on the cords."
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Durable

Durable:
"Very good sounding Headphones and the cord is wrapped in cloth so it very hard to mess them up very durable headphones"
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"Headphones only last about 6 months to a year, but the sound is great and they're more durable than other models..."
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"Overall, these are very good ear-buds and are extremely durable, for a good price."
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"Good fit, good look & durable!"
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"These are the most durable, best sounding headphones you can buy for this price."
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"Good Earphones, durable, Survived laundry twice,I bought this pair because of the experience I had with the same ones (Until I lost them) I don't know why they're not on the market any more"
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Fit

Fit:
"Yes when you move you can hear the cord rubbing against you...not a great sound but the earpieces themselves are very comfortable (I haven't been able to find another pair that fit me as well as these do) and the sound is great."
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"Also, the silicone in the bud fitting is super flimsy, I can't see that it would last me very long as I train hard everyday and my earbuds get alot of use."
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"For these, the green didn't fit all that well (too big)."
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"I tried the red (which didn't fit all that well either; too small), which for the first time ever, was a hassle to change."
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"Fit well."
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"Good fit, good look & durable!"
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"good sound and very comfortable (for me fit ideally it using in opposite of left and right channel)Cord looks very sturdy."
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"Also, they fit in my ears perfect, they have 3 different sizes for different size ears, if you have freaky weird ear-insides."
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"Great sound quality and a nice fit in he ear."
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Music

Music:
"It's very annoying and impacts me hearing the music."
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"They drown out my annoying coworker and his music."
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"For the life of me I cannot fathom any of these reviews that give this more than one star; the point of headphones is to hear your music and these fail that simple task."
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"Also a huge plus is that when my son uses them with his ipod, the sound of his music (at normal volume) can't be heard by anyone else sitting beside him - great for when you hate their music!"
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"The cord becomes a nuisance and you won't be able to enjoy your music experience or what ever you need them for."
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"I thought I could live with these as they are very good at transmitting music clearly, but they also transmit noise of the cord rubbing on EVERYTHING."
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"Sound isolation amazing - not hear outside noise at all when music playing."
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"the music covers of the noise well."
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"Now, I love music, sound, podcasts etc but I am no means a sound guru."
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"If you listen to books or talk radio with these great but if you plan to listen to music dont buy these."
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Noise

Noise:
"The major drawback is the transmission of noise through the braided wires."
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"Other reviewers are correct, microphonic noise is excessive."
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"The only bad thing is that it's noisy when the wire rub, so these aren't good to wear while doesn't any vigorous activities."
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"I use them at work (sitting all day), so the noise from the cord is irritating but not enough to make me return these."
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"It's kind of hard to explain but if the cable moves AT ALL there is a noise feedback in the headphones."
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"Initially, the rustling noise was rather irritating, but eventually I stopped noticing it."
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"if you are looking for a solid feel, and comforting noise cancelation, these philips are a great option"
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"They have very good noise canceling and have very good sound quality."
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"I kill my buds quickly but these really hold up surprisingly well and have great sound and noise isolation!"
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"Sound isolation amazing - not hear outside noise at all when music playing."
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"The ear buds have decent noise canceling capabilities and the sound is crisp and clear."
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Price

Price:
"Too bad they're hard to find but well worth the price when you do find them...on Amazon of course! "
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"Small price to pay for a cord that never tangles (love that! )"
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"The bass is not that great, but what u can expect for this price? "
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"If you think it's not that good because it's cheap, you wrong!"
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"**Not good enough to knock out my radius atomicbass2's (beats tour's couldn't either) but they are a nice pair for the price."
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"The Walkman I usually use is very inexpensive and I'd hate to get mugged by some guy thinking they are getting an iPhone or ipod."
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"All in all a great buy for the price."
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"Great for the price."
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"Overall, these are very good ear-buds and are extremely durable, for a good price."
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"These are the most durable in-ear headphones that I've found that are also affordable."
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"These are the most durable, best sounding headphones you can buy for this price."
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Quality

Quality:
"My main problem was finding noise-cancelling ear buds with quality thumping BASS and smooth mid-tones with cords that won't tangle, bend, and eventually short out."
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"The sound quality from these headphones are not great."
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"I adjusted my sound card's EQ settings, but it still was not the best quality (and that's probably being nice!"
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"The tangle-free cord works great, but right off the bat, the sound quality was HORRIBLE."
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"The wire quality, connectors, and construction are generally to fault."
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"The sound quality is crisp but not as good the iPhone earphones, and for some odd reason you can actually ear a muffling sound (very unpleasant) from the cables when you move your head or touch the cords."
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"These headphones are the best, I don't understand why they've stopped manufacturing them because they are top notch quality, sturdy, water resistant, great quality sound, lasts forever, I only had one pair ever get a short in the cord, but I had that pair for over 2yrs and I used them almost every single day for 5+ hrs."
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"The replacement pair is just as great and the sound quality is fantastic as well."
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"They have very good noise canceling and have very good sound quality."
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"This little bastards are soft, will stay in place and still be able to give great sound quality at 120+ mph."
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Size

Size:
"Also, they fit in my ears perfect, they have 3 different sizes for different size ears, if you have freaky weird ear-insides."
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"But unfortunately you have to have either big or small ear sizes to enjoy the more happening colours."
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"I tried the red (which didn't fit all that well either; too small), which for the first time ever, was a hassle to change."
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"I also have tiny ears, and these come with a small bud size that's perfect."
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"Also, they fit in my ears perfect, they have 3 different sizes for different size ears, if you have freaky weird ear-insides."
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"The sounds is amazing, they don't get tangle as soft plastic earbuds do and the buds are perfect size."
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Sound

Sound:
"Yes when you move you can hear the cord rubbing against you...not a great sound but the earpieces themselves are very comfortable (I haven't been able to find another pair that fit me as well as these do) and the sound is great."
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"When you put your helmet on or take it off with other earphones they will scratch your face, move out of your ears or won't give good sound."
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"Does not kink but as one person wrote, the sound of the cord rubbing on itself could be annoying if working out."
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"The only downside is the rubbing sound you can hear in the headphones if you move and cord rubs on your clothing."
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"Nothing else has lasted longer than 3 months these lasted longer than 2 years (AKG's still going).That being said, the sound is not amazing when compared to earbuds over $50."
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"Very good sounding Headphones and the cord is wrapped in cloth so it very hard to mess them up very durable headphones"
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"Sounds great and is quite rugged."
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"The pair I have now I've had for 3yrs now and they still sound great."
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"These headphones are the best, I don't understand why they've stopped manufacturing them because they are top notch quality, sturdy, water resistant, great quality sound, lasts forever, I only had one pair ever get a short in the cord, but I had that pair for over 2yrs and I used them almost every single day for 5+ hrs."
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"The replacement pair is just as great and the sound quality is fantastic as well."
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"My son is really hard on earbuds, these are holding up really good for medium priced, sound is really good too."
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