Philips SHS5200/28 Headphones Review

March 7, 2011 · Posted in Reviews 


  • Good Bass quality at its price range
  • Nylon wound cord means it is durable and won’t strip easy
  • Ear cushions provide comfort
  • Utilizes pull relief system to increase cable dependability


  • Neckband is not adjustable
  • High tones or pitches can be harsh if you have your volume cranked up
  • Not quite durable
  • Lets ambient noise in


Philips SHS5200If you are looking for a pair of running headphones that can easily fit in your budget but can still deliver good audio quality, the Philips Rich Bass Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28 should definitely be one of the items that you should consider.

This product cost around 10 to 15 dollars, which is a lot cheaper than what popular brands like Nike and Adidas has to offer. Its bass system is better than comparable earphone devices in its price range, and its physical design is certainly a lot more appealing than most products you will find in the market today.

The Philips Rich Bass Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28 comes with a nylon wound cord, that ensures it won’t easily strip and can last longer than what other running headphones have. It features ear pad cushions so that the user will be able to wear it for a long time without feeling any discomfort at all. This product is worn on your ears and not in them, that is why it will be able to fit anyone regardless of the size of their ear canals. Another notable feature that a lot of users like about this particular device, is that Philips has utilize a pull relief system on its cord, adding some elasticity to it, to prevent easy breakage from accidental tugs and pulls.

Perhaps one of the most significant complaints that some users have with the Philips Rich Bass Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28, is the fact that its neckband is not adjustable. If you are using this item as your running headphones, you might experience it bouncing at the back of your head especially if it doesn’t really fit you very well.  This can get pretty annoying and may eventually affect your training if it bothers you quite often.

Some users also claim that this device is not really built for durability. This is because  the headphone itself is made out of plastic materials,  and it can easily be damaged if dropped accidentally, or if a mishandling occurs.

The Philips Rich Bass Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28 does not feature ambient noise reduction. While this may be a bad thing for those looking to focus on their music while they workout, it is actually quite advantageous to those who do their runs outdoors. After all, it is necessary for you to hear what is happening in your surroundings so that you can ensure your safety even while you are in the middle of your run.

This Philips earphone is not exactly the best that you will find in your search for running headphones. But if you don’t have more than 30 dollars to spare, this is one of the products in the market that can give you good value for your money, especially if you want something that has a good enough audio quality to satisfy your need for music.

Bottom line: The Philips Rich Bass Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28 may not be the best, but it is one of the top earphones to look for in its price range when it comes to audio quality and design. The most significant problem that some people have with this product, is the fact that it is not adjustable.


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