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post #346 of 367

Willing to post proof.

My Uptown, which came in today, doesn't have a volume silder. Only the mic + pause/resume etc. My girlfriend which has the same headphones, in a different color and bought a month or so ago, does have a volume slider. (mines are black)

It doesn't have removable earpads either. Well, only by screwdriver, which has also been mentioned in this thread. 
I guess Philips keeps on updating their headphones as time goes by? 

 

EDIT: did not read the last page. Seems like others have the same I have as well.


Edited by carlove - 1/9/14 at 9:45am
post #347 of 367

Just quickly auditioned a classmate's Uptown on my Lumia 920, really liked it. Soundstage was as said in the OP pretty good, comfort is decent. Design is ugly IMHO. But the sound was there, didn't really like how it sounded with some rock I had, but modern tracks sounded nice.

post #348 of 367
They're very laid back, very warm, very ambient. They're very comfortable, and they look great to me. That cable is annoying.
post #349 of 367
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Originally Posted by PoonMasterYo View Post

A seller on eBay has them for $50 shipped:



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philips-SHL5905BK-CitiScape-Collection-UPTOWN-Headband-Headphones-With-Mic-/370733628679?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item5651723d07



 



Just got mine yesterday, they sound great so far


 



I bought a pair from same seller for same $49 price. Seller said they are new in bulk packaging and sure they just came in a plastic bag all by themselves with no box, warranty card, or manual. Somehow i doubt they are genuine Philips. Maybe the band, cups, cord are OEM philips BUT the drivers probably not. I have not heard these before but just going by all the praise they have gotten on this thread, they don't hold a candle to even my 5 year old Denon D1000. I A/B them with the Denons and Denons blew them away - espacially in bass. Now my Denon definitely are broken in and these Philips are brand new but still. Mine also do not have the "Music seal" logo and they have thick black border around pads that are easily removable - not glued. Any thoughts?
Edited by MEJazz - 1/30/14 at 10:18am
post #350 of 367
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Originally Posted by PoonMasterYo View Post
 

A seller on eBay has them for $50 shipped:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Philips-SHL5905BK-CitiScape-Collection-UPTOWN-Headband-Headphones-With-Mic-/370733628679?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item5651723d07

 

 

 

Just got mine yesterday, they sound great so far

 



I bought a pair from same seller for same $49 price. Seller said they are new in bulk packaging and sure they just came in a plastic bag all by themselves with no box, warranty card, or manual. Somehow i doubt they are genuine Philips. Maybe the band, cups, cord are OEM philips BUT the drivers probably not. I have not heard these before but just going by all the praise they have gotten on this thread, they don't hold a candle to even my 5 year old Denon D1000. I A/B them with the Denons and Denons blew them away - espacially in bass. Now my Denon definitely are broken in and these Philips are brand new but still. Mine also do not have the "Music seal" logo and they have thick black border around pads that are easily removable - not glued. Any thoughts?

They aren't supposed to be glued.  They make have been the uptown.  Bass imo is not what the Uptown does well.

 

At $100, you've got better options:

 

Martin Logan Mikros 90 (100000000 times more detailed, better bass, mids, highs, almost everything except soundstage and ambience, comfort, styling.)  Somewhat  neutral.

 

UE6000 (better really everything, though the Uptown isn't too far in the miss/vocals, except the Uptown is more laid back, more ambient) Dark, gassy, better kids than you'd expect.

 

At $50  though, the Uptown absolutely trashes everything.

post #351 of 367
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Originally Posted by gaminos View Post


Hi,

seems like there are two different references of the Uptown :

SHL5905FB/10



SHL5905FB/28


Here is a quick comparison between them :
http://nsa34.casimages.com/img/2013/10/03/13100311470332428.jpg

Any thoughts?

(Hello all:)

This is interesting. Different specs so I am sure they sound different.

I want to ask something need suggestion, anyone tried PHILIPS SHL3300BK, could you please compare SHL3300 to Philips SHL5905? Which one would you suggest?
Edited by fttr - 2/15/14 at 2:35am
post #352 of 367

The uptown has a slightly warmer sound (more lower midrange) with just as much bass as the shl3300, but the main difference is that the uptown has more of an enveloping, echoey soundstage, whereas the shl3300 has sharper, punchier sound across the frequency spectrum.  Both headphones are good value.  The soundstage of the shl3300 is a bit in your face although the separation of instruments is good and clear.

post #353 of 367
Star2806 Thanks a lot!
post #354 of 367

Guys a quick question..... only the black ones have the remote with volume controler? Are there any other new units of the brown or grey versions without the volume slider?

 

Cheers....

post #355 of 367

I got a new brown/black set last week after returning the first set that had a volume control slider. The new pair only has a microphone button, no slider (thank god!). Amazon lists the brown/grey as discontinued...


Edited by ohsigmachi - 5/6/14 at 5:41am
post #356 of 367

Is there a way to turn these headphones into dj style on ear with earpads etc. any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

post #357 of 367
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Originally Posted by fttr View Post
 

Is there a way to turn these headphones into dj style on ear with earpads etc. any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

 

Well the downtown is the over ear version of these...

post #358 of 367
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Well the downtown is the over ear version of these...

You mean they all have same driver?

post #359 of 367
No...
post #360 of 367

They made an IEM, on ear and over ear for this series IIRC, all different drivers but converting a on ear to over ear for what reason? theyre meant to be on ear and cancel noise while creating a good seal for bass

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