Review: Philips SHE9501 Ultra Sound In-Ear Headphones

[Editors’ Note: On November 1, 2006, iLounge published The 2007 iPod Buyers’ Guide, with more than 30 brand new, capsule-sized product reviews – only for products we considered to be amongst the very best we’ve seen throughout the year.

The short review below is excerpted from the Guide, which you can download here.

Review: Philips SHE9501 Ultra Sound In-Ear Headphones


If clean, powerful sound is what you’re after, and Sony’s excellent MDR-EX81s don’t look right for your ears, the SHE9501s offer a cheaper and less ear-intrusive alternative.

Designed with long plastic stalks and a neck cable that’s decidedly longer on the right side than the left, the SHE9501s don’t go as snugly into your ear canals as the Sonys, or as loosely around your neck as most earphones, a combination which some will like and others won’t.