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Philips SHE9005A-28 In-Ear Headset for Android (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 11, 2015

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Philips SHE9005A/28 In-Ear Headset for Android (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 95 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 2.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.7   above average
Sound4.3   average
Quality4.1   average
Android4.0   below average
Price3.9   below average
Cable3.8   average
Music3.5   below average
Microphone3.0   below average


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Android

Android:
"The android app does not work well on Android Jelly Bean because of the annoying Google voice search that prevents button long presses to work properly in the app."
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"I am happy with this purchase and despite what others may say about the optional software that is available for these on the Android market not working well I simply disagree."
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"I use headphones for running, and I was pleasantly surpised after downloading the accompanying Android app, that I could use the microphone to advance or go back tracks using my music player, change the volume, or control calls all without having to pull my phone out of the armband."
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"I was able to control both android devices and iPhone."
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"I would highly recommend getting that app if you use Android, what a significant improvement it provided."
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"Audio sound quality is quite good (I use the default Music Player on my Android) when Dolby Mobile + Philips Headset app are turned on."
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"I'm not an audiophile, but I listen to all types of music -- classical, hard rock, jazz, pop -- and podcasts on my Android phone, and these sound as good as any earbuds I've ever ownwed."
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Button

Button:
"The android app does not work well on Android Jelly Bean because of the annoying Google voice search that prevents button long presses to work properly in the app."
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"You have to figure out by trial and error what button presses do what, especially with regard to the phone vs. music."
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")The big benefit is the additional volume for phone calls and functional mic music button, something that was hard to find for my Droid 4.I got these ear buds for when big over-the-ear headphones won't work... such as wired into my ScottEVest SeV Revolution Plus."
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"The main goal was that the button work; I HATE earbuds."
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"There is also a functionality problem with the control button."
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"The app allows you to customize the sound to your liking using the simple interface, and there are options to customize the 1 button control as well."
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"The app that goes with them is very good--easy to use equalizer, and driver for the function button on the wire."
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"The mic is crap, and the button is pretty lame as well."
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"The mic works well with the button."
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"The android app allows the one button to start and stop music as well as select the next or previous song and control the volume."
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Cable

Cable:
"The thick part of the cord has a nice durable coating, but I'm a little worried about whether the two thin lines to the earbuds will hold up to continued use."
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"My only complaint would be that they carry noise VERY well from the cord to your ears."
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"The pros include:-- Good microphone-- Comfortable-- Cloth cord (very nice)The cons include, unfortunately:-- Poor sound."
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"The thick part of the cord has a nice durable coating, but I'm a little worried about whether the two thin lines to the earbuds will hold up to continued use."
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"It prevents tangles, but it would have been nice to have the same effect after the cord split."
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"My only complaint would be that they carry noise VERY well from the cord to your ears."
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"i like the cord on these, it's much easier to untangle than the regular headphone cord styles."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The good: I found the sound OK and the fit comfortable."
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"Mine are comfortable, stay in place, and have a sound quality which for me is adequate and about what you would expect."
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"Really comfortable, nice sound, and pretty durable."
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"You won't get the bass of professional large headphones, but are clearly the best in-ear headphones I've ever had from both comfort and sound bass perspectives."
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"the sound is pretty nice and they are really really comfortable."
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Fit

Fit:
"The fit is uncomfortable."
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"The good: I found the sound OK and the fit comfortable."
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"I should also mention the ear buds fit my ears perfectly."
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"I really like the earbuds as the largest fit perfect and basically act as an earplug as well."
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"The earpieces fit incredibly well for in-ear buds."
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"They fit nicely and have the extra tips to assist fitting snug with different sized ears."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I've had trouble looking for phones with microphones, because a lot of them are incompatible with Microsoft phones."
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"Sound quality of the microphone isn't so great but it's does the trick."
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")The big benefit is the additional volume for phone calls and functional mic music button, something that was hard to find for my Droid 4.I got these ear buds for when big over-the-ear headphones won't work... such as wired into my ScottEVest SeV Revolution Plus."
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"I have Bose over the ear, Sony over the ear & Beats over the ear headphones along with Skullcandy w o mic(tin can junk), Panasonic, and Apple earbuds."
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"Unfortunately, the mic performs much worse than the stock Incredible mic, which is quite disappointing at this price range."
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"They are certainly very attractive and the microphone works well."
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"I usually do not use ear bus for a long time and so far I feel the ear buds are comfortable in ear, the Mic works fine, the length of the wires is also pretty good."
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"It is not cheapest you can get but it is pretty cheap for a headset with Mic."
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"The mic is crap, and the button is pretty lame as well."
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"I don't have the same problem with a Body Glove pair with a mic on them."
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Music

Music:
"They are not quite good enough to listen to music over the din of my [B000NJTFPE], so when I mow, I groove to music I'm familiar with."
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"I found the quality of music to be considerably degraded after using the Phillips app."
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")The big benefit is the additional volume for phone calls and functional mic music button, something that was hard to find for my Droid 4.I got these ear buds for when big over-the-ear headphones won't work... such as wired into my ScottEVest SeV Revolution Plus."
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"Higher volume music when out on a walk is very good, it is that annoying hiss that brothers me to the point of a headache."
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"I enjoy listening to piano music turned down low when I am reading and was unable to do this with these ear buds due to the background noise."
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"I've tried 4 or 5 headsets in the past year, trying to find something that will work for music and the occasional phone call, unfortunately, I have yet to find anything that really works well for both."
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"Love to listen music with this."
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"Also, those who like to hear nothing but their music will be pleased to know that after taking these out a number of times in the streets and subways of New York, I couldn't hear any external noise."
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"Works great for listening to music or talking on the phone hands free."
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"If I am reading, I really don't like to hear other people talking, so if I put on instrumental music I can easily tune out the surrounding chatter and focus on what I want to be focused on."
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"And, no more inadvertent phone calls when I'm enjoying music."
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Noise

Noise:
"If you're in a perfectly quiet area, it's fine, but add any type of background noise and it just doesn't isolate well enough."
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"My only complaint would be that they carry noise VERY well from the cord to your ears."
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"I enjoy listening to piano music turned down low when I am reading and was unable to do this with these ear buds due to the background noise."
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".minimal wire noise, balanced sharp sound, and good sound blocking."
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"Sound is very clear, great noise isolation."
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"The main reason I like them though is that they can really block out surrounding noise well without having to have the volume too high."
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"I have been happy to use them at work, where the ambient noise level is 55 decibels or so."
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"My only complaint would be that they carry noise VERY well from the cord to your ears."
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Price

Price:
"I left them at work over the weekend and really missed them as I was stuck with some crappy cheap earbuds."
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"As for the packaging, it's a bit weak for this price range."
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"Unfortunately, the mic performs much worse than the stock Incredible mic, which is quite disappointing at this price range."
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"The mic and hands-free capability is attractive and justifies the price as many combo units I have used are cheap and flimsy and break too easily."
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"The quality is amazing for the price."
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"Ear phones look great and sound great for the price your paying, but, and hear comes the big but!"
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"The best sound quality you can get for this price."
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"performance wise, it's very good with the bass considering the price."
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"It is not cheapest you can get but it is pretty cheap for a headset with Mic."
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Quality

Quality:
"Initially when plugging these earbuds into my phone (before installing the Philips headphone app), I was extremely disappointed with the sound quality as my $11 Sony earbuds sounded far better."
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"I found the quality of music to be considerably degraded after using the Phillips app."
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"Sound quality of the microphone isn't so great but it's does the trick."
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"The downside is the audio quality for your caller."
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"There is definitely a quality problem if removing a silicon ear cap breaks the speaker from its housing."
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"The quality is amazing for the price."
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"The sound quality is very good assuming you can get a good seal."
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"The best sound quality you can get for this price."
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"as i said, i still use it because the sound quality is just that good although with just one ear piece."
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"Its quality is very good."
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Sound

Sound:
"these headphones are not comfortable, however the sound is very good and the app that goes along with it works very well but you can use the app with any pair of headphones that has a button on the wire."
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"Initially when plugging these earbuds into my phone (before installing the Philips headphone app), I was extremely disappointed with the sound quality as my $11 Sony earbuds sounded far better."
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"The EQ function does work with other headphones, but anything outside of Philips might not sound as good."
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"My phone has beats by dre on it & these still do not sound well at all."
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"Sound quality of the microphone isn't so great but it's does the trick."
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"Okay, these sound fine but are not exceptional."
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"very good sound"
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"5 stars would have been for good sound as well, but functionally, they have everything I want in them! "
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"The good: I found the sound OK and the fit comfortable."
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".minimal wire noise, balanced sharp sound, and good sound blocking."
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