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Philips SHS8105A-28 Ear-Hook Headset for Android (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 11, 2015

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Philips SHS8105A/28 Ear-Hook Headset for Android (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 213 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 3.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Microphone4.6   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Fit4.3   average
Sound4.2   average
Music4.1   average
Price4.0   below average
Hook3.8   average
Size3.4   below average
Android3.3   below average
Button3.2   average
Volume2.9   below average


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Android

Android:
"Also, the android controller is miserable."
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"It works just fine, but the fault is with the programming on android devices for responding to headphone audio commands."
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"Sound quality was noticeably inferior to my previous android earphones, &qid;=1403037682Worst purchase I have made in quite a while."
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"So naturally when I just switched to an android phone I ordered these and WHAT a disappointment!"
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"First the good: - the headphones are pretty confortable - the price is rightThe bad: - the button doesn't work well with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), more below - the sound is just ok - the button is too close to the left ear, it should be a little further down the cord to be easily accessibleI bought these because I wanted decent sounding headphones with volume and play pause control for music along with a built-in mic."
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"Perfect for Android."
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"You are going to have a bad time.. not the headphones fault, its androids fault."
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"I had a pair of these without the Android controller button, and they were great."
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"It works great with the app on my android to program the button on the mic."
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"I downloaded the Philips App for Android and is able to customise the remote button and tune the sound output."
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Button

Button:
"Only complaint is lack of skip forward and backward buttons."
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"after a while:still work well, The ipod button works well as a pause and play button, but doesn't do much beyond that (probably my only disappointment)."
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"First the good: - the headphones are pretty confortable - the price is rightThe bad: - the button doesn't work well with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), more below - the sound is just ok - the button is too close to the left ear, it should be a little further down the cord to be easily accessibleI bought these because I wanted decent sounding headphones with volume and play pause control for music along with a built-in mic."
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"Unfortunately the only thing that the button works for is play pause control."
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"The actual ear pieces are really soft and you can't even tell they are there (much better than either of my bluetooths, which pinch my ear cartilage).The only reason I dropped off a star is because of the irritating little mic button that snags on my collar whenever I move."
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"Only one button: - For calls, it is talk end button - Other times, it acts as play pause button (for ipods iphone music) - A double click while playing acts as 'next track' - MISSING: a volume up down button (both for music and for phone calls)2."
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"The button works well and if you pair with an app, you can get assign multiple commands."
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"While the product information states this is compatible with Androd 2.3 and above, I can confirm that the answer call button does NOT work with my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini."
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"I had a pair of these without the Android controller button, and they were great."
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"As far as the puse play function, its great....I just wish it had the forward and back buttons like the white ear bud set that comes with androids has."
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"It works great with the app on my android to program the button on the mic."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"He complains that the curve over the ear isn't comfortable and that the wire is already bending."
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"Otherwise it's a nice headphone, great sound, and comfort, the only drawback being you have to install an app for it to work to 100%."
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"The price was amazing and the comfort is right on."
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"I wanted something comfortable for walking and in bed and this is great."
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"Now works very well with comfortable ear buds."
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"the ear loops are comfortable and keep them well positioned in your ears even during vigorous lengthy exercise."
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"The ear pieces are pretty comfortable and seem to stay fairly tight in my ear"
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Fit

Fit:
"I have used blue tooth headphones, but have not had good luck with fit or life span."
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"I am not too particular about the sound of my headphones...I am more concerned to how they fit because this is usually a problem for me."
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"They do not sound as good as my old cheaper pair that broke and they also do not fit as well."
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"Unfortunately, they don't fit in my average-sized ears."
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"Now it doesn't fit as well but it still works great."
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"I usually have a problem with in ear headphones fitting comfortably but I have to give it to Philips they fit great."
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"I love that they fit over my ear instead of into it."
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"Quality sound and great fit."
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"I need to frequently readjust to get them to fit comfortably in ear."
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"The sound is good, but the fit isn't quite right."
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"The earphones fit really well when I go running and just generally listening to music."
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Hook

Hook:
"The only problem is that the hook slips off from one side."
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"The ear-hook piece is sort of flimsy in my opinion and I have small ears so the hooks are important, so I don't use them often."
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"I'm usually one to not enjoy earbuds that have the hook style that go around the ear."
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"Great sound quality and like how they hook over the ear."
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"The hooks are well built and keep the headphones on your ear comfortably."
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"These earphones sound great and I love the ear hooks that keep them in place."
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"The ear hooks are great for any working out and is one of my favorite features."
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"The ear hook fits nicely, not painful and keeps the buds in my ears well."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I've tried to use it in the gym and that was a big mistake, the sweat will go in the small part that contains the mic and the phone will go crazy; skipping tracks and lowering and raising the volume at its own"
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"The actual ear pieces are really soft and you can't even tell they are there (much better than either of my bluetooths, which pinch my ear cartilage).The only reason I dropped off a star is because of the irritating little mic button that snags on my collar whenever I move."
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"This headset is excellent, with a great sound, mic works decent, works for music playback and calls very well."
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"The microphone pairs well with phone calls also without using any sort of software I've been reading about in other reviews."
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"Sound is good and mic works well, though people tell me it sounds a little muffled."
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"they're just ok. mic works well... people can hear me clearly and they work well for phone calls, but the music volume is kinda low."
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"Sound quality is just ok. Mic works well."
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Music

Music:
"People and music sound far away and sometimes hard to hear."
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"This meant it was hard to hear music in noisy environments."
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"Only one button: - For calls, it is talk end button - Other times, it acts as play pause button (for ipods iphone music) - A double click while playing acts as 'next track' - MISSING: a volume up down button (both for music and for phone calls)2."
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"This headset is excellent, with a great sound, mic works decent, works for music playback and calls very well."
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"There's only one button that you can press one to toggle music, answer disconnect calls, and cycle through music, so I bought this for when I ride my motorcycle and listen to music (through one ear only) and it's been perfect for me."
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"The earphones fit really well when I go running and just generally listening to music."
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"Felt well with classical music."
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"they're just ok. mic works well... people can hear me clearly and they work well for phone calls, but the music volume is kinda low."
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Price

Price:
"Started failing after 3 uses, don't waste your money."
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"Overall, it's a cheap and decent option, but not recommended for audiophiles."
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"Unfortunately it's not as bass heavy as I expected, but for the price it's fairly loud and clear once the proper fitting ear piece is installed."
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"i would not recommend them to anyone, waste of money."
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"you get what you pay for... and these are cheap and not very good!"
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"Last 2 weeks I was busy so I could not deal with that till today, and today I found out that 2 days ago return policy has expired as it is 30 days only - means I just lost my money for a piece of junk."
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"cheap and decent headset."
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"Well worth the price."
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"Good headset for money"
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"About two years ago I bought the older model of these and they were great, the fit perfectly, never fell off while I was on the move and gave great sound for the price."
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"Decent earphones for the money I suppose."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is not great."
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"This causes 3 problems:1) Sounds quality obviously takes a huge dive, especially in the low range.2) Volume becomes more difficult to maintain since the distance the positioning of the earbud keeps changing.3) Inner ear discomfort, bordering on pain."
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"Note that this is NOT a way to adjust the volume with these headphonesWhile the quality of the sound is great I would not recommend these to anyone who looks to use these while working out."
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"The sound quality on these is not very good but at least it stays close to my ear."
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"After searching, I had purchased an $80 pair of PUMA's but the sound quality during cell usage was horrible."
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"The sound quality is great without the phillips app,I had installed the phillips app and the sound quality and volume was terrible so I uninstall it and it worked perfect."
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"The sound quality is pretty good."
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"Sound quality is ok. Cords tangle very easy and are very fragile."
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"Quality sound and great fit."
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"If you are used to and like the in ear headphones, these sound great, quality sound, good bass, pretty clear high end, and good mids."
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"Great sound quality and like how they hook over the ear."
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Size

Size:
"I've tried to use it in the gym and that was a big mistake, the sweat will go in the small part that contains the mic and the phone will go crazy; skipping tracks and lowering and raising the volume at its own"
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"The ear-hook piece is sort of flimsy in my opinion and I have small ears so the hooks are important, so I don't use them often."
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"I think i might just need to change the ear piece size but that is my only complaint so far."
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"The problem i had is that the ear-hook is too small from the ear canal to the top of the ear, so it doesn't feet well, I tried the different earbuds it comes with, but i could not keep the headphones in place, not even when walking."
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"Also missing: A small bag to keep it safe when not in use3."
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"the ear hooks are a memory foam, a soft foam that retains its shape but flexes well to accommodate small or big ears alike."
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"The wires seem to be durable and it comes with different size earbuds for you to pick the size that fits the best."
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"They came with different sizes of ear ma jigs that fit perfectly into my ears."
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"For the size they have great sound quality and sufficient bass where so many other headsets are lacking."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is quite nice too, and when mine broke, the manufacturer happily replaced it for me."
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"Sound quality is not great."
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"This causes 3 problems:1) Sounds quality obviously takes a huge dive, especially in the low range.2) Volume becomes more difficult to maintain since the distance the positioning of the earbud keeps changing.3) Inner ear discomfort, bordering on pain."
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"I am not too particular about the sound of my headphones...I am more concerned to how they fit because this is usually a problem for me."
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"Note that this is NOT a way to adjust the volume with these headphonesWhile the quality of the sound is great I would not recommend these to anyone who looks to use these while working out."
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"Unlike the previous version, I do not feel the clear, clean sound with this headset."
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"This headset is excellent, with a great sound, mic works decent, works for music playback and calls very well."
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"The sound quality is pretty good."
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"Sound quality is ok. Cords tangle very easy and are very fragile."
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"Quality sound and great fit."
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"A couple of flaws -1. while using with mobile, sound comes pretty low, even after installing its software.2."
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Volume

Volume:
"The configuration of the use of volume and 'next' is the most ridiculous design I have encountered."
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"These have ok bass but the overall clarity is not the best at higher volume the experience some distortion."
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"The sound quality is great without the phillips app,I had installed the phillips app and the sound quality and volume was terrible so I uninstall it and it worked perfect."
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"It doesn't work as advertised and, even if it did, it's weird system for adjusting volume, track direction etc through a use of morse code style short and long presses is ridiculously cumbersome and dumb."
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"Only one button: - For calls, it is talk end button - Other times, it acts as play pause button (for ipods iphone music) - A double click while playing acts as 'next track' - MISSING: a volume up down button (both for music and for phone calls)2."
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"they're just ok. mic works well... people can hear me clearly and they work well for phone calls, but the music volume is kinda low."
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"I'm impressed with them but I wish they had other features such as answering the phone call or adjusting the volume of music playback but still very good for the price."
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"Volume goes pretty high but not quiet high enough if you happen to be sitting in the noiser areas of an airplane -- had to turn closed captioning on a few times just to get past certain parts in the movies I watched."
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"The sound quality is great without the phillips app,I had installed the phillips app and the sound quality and volume was terrible so I uninstall it and it worked perfect."
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"Just add a volume dial, please."
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