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Philips Accessories SHL5605BK/28 CitiScape Downtown Headphones (Black) Reviews

Positive Reviews

amdenis

Best buy

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Pros: Design; comfort; mids

Cons: Slight lack of bass; ears are getting hot

Pretty surprised by these cans - never though about Philips as of serious player. I wasn't lucky enough to hear something remarkable in the [previous] ranges of this manufacturer.   But these guys are absolutely stunning, gorgeously looking well-balanced on-ear-phones.   Being an active Senn PX-100 (Ist gen) user I got pretty used to their bass, which is considered by the majority of people as "overboosted", - surely, I noticed a lack of those in Citiscape Downtown. But the rest of the band.. very very nice mids with crystal clear highs. If you play a bit with EQ on your phone (as i dont think these ears are designed for something different than these devices..) you...
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Negative Reviews

tdockweiler

Very colored sound with shouty mids and lack of treble

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Pros: comfortable, cheap

Cons: too dark, very shouty mids, slightly bloated (sounding) bass

I found these brand new at a local thrift store brand new for $30! To me due to them being very colored to my ears, they're not worth that. Their sound signature just doesn't play well with my ears.   They do feel like the bass is a bit excessive. I think it seems worse than it is due to a severe lack of treble. These aren't as dark as the TMA-1, but maybe close. Some of my favorite tracks seem to sound a bit murky and almost congested. Total lack of sound clarity, but some other tracks are fine.   I was shocked at how fatiguing the mids are on this thing. It's not only the upper mids, but also the lower mids. I never had a headphone this fatiguing in the mids. This is...
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More Reviews

Defiant00

Remarkably good for the price

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Pros: Good sound quality, well built and quite good for portable use

Cons: Somewhat uncomfortable, doesn't sound as good as some more expensive cans

  Listened to these for a few hours yesterday straight out of the box, these are my current thoughts:   Straight out of a Clip+, my phone, and a Kindle Fire these sound quite good. Not as good as my other cans, but good enough that I wouldn't immediately start missing my other cans if I just brought them as a portable solution while on a vacation or something.   Now with the Bifrost + Asgard they actually have a bit of an odd low whine, not sure if it's my 1/8 to 1/4 adapter or what, but it's low enough that I don't think it had any real effect on my listening impressions. Honestly with these I don't think there's any need for anything beyond a Clip+ or...
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