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Philips ActionFit SHQ1017/28 Sports In-Ear Headset (Black/Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Philips
50 customer reviews

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  • Designed with a water resistant seal to protect your headphones from sweat related damage.
  • Acoustics finely tuned to enhance the sporting experience - fuel for your workout and 3 sizes of ultra-soft silicon caps sit comfortably in your ears without adding pressure to them whilst blocking out unwanted noise.
  • The 60cm short cable is design for armband use. You may also find your perfect fit by using the 60cm extension cable. The ideal cable length to give you the freedom to put your audio device where you want and a clip helps fix cable securely.
  • The super sleek microphone and controller allows you to talk, listen and control your iPod/iPhone/iPad remotely. And since it is constructed of waterproof materials you never have to worry about it getting damaged from sweat or rain.

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Technical Details

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Product Description

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Product Description

Constructed with antimicrobial and water resistant materials, these sweatproof headphones have been designed for the fitness enthusiast. The cable, with iPhone remote control and mic, length is also customizable making them ideal for use with a sports armband or general use.

Designed with fitness enthusiasts in mind, the Philips ActionFit In-ear headset offers the high-quality sound and innovative features you need to push your workout to the next level. Three sizes of interchangeable silicone ear caps ensure a comfortable, secure fit while you move. Made with antimicrobial and water-resistant materials, this headset features a water-resistant seal that prevents sweat-related damage and allows for convenient washing. Compatible with iPhone, ActionFit allows you to receive calls and control your music remotely.

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ActionFit In-ear headset, SHQ1017/28
At a Glance:
  • Made of water-resistant and antimicrobial materials
  • Sweatproof materials
  • Bass-thumping stereo sound
  • Interchangeable ear caps ensure a secure fit
  • Take calls and change tracks remotely from your iPhone
  • Customizable headphone cable length
Philips ActionFit In-ear headset, SHQ1017/28 Product Shot

Sleek microphone and control system allow you to talk, listen, and control your iPod, iPhone, or iPad remotely.
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Philips ActionFit In-ear headset, SHQ1017/28 Product Shot

Water-resistant seal protects headset from sweat-related damage. View larger.


The headset is constructed from antimicrobial and water-resistant materials, and a water-resistant seal protects the headset from sweat-related damage.

Immerse Yourself in the Music

Philips ActionFit In-ear headset features superbly isolated earbuds that deliver bass-thumping stereo sound, giving you extra fuel for your workout.

Music and Mic Control

ActionFit's sleek microphone and control system allow you to talk, listen, and control your iPod, iPhone, or iPad remotely. Accept and reject calls, change tracks, and adjust volume without having to take out your music device.

Interchangeable Ear Caps for a Secure Fit
Philips ActionFit In-ear headset, SHQ1017/28 Product Shot

This headset features three sizes of ultra-soft silicone ear caps to ensure the speakers sit snugly and comfortably in your ears, blocking out unwanted outside noise without adding pressure.

Customizable Cable Length

ActionFit lets you choose the ideal length for your headphone cable. A standard 60-centimeter (23.6 inches) short cable is included for armband use while exercising. It also comes with a 60-centimeter (23.6 inches) extension cable that gives you the freedom to put your audio device wherever you want.

For added convenience, a cable clip allows you to fasten the cord to your clothes in an unobtrusive location, so you can stay in the zone.

About Philips 

Philips has a brand promise of "sense and simplicity" that encapsulates their commitment to understanding and catering to the desires and needs of consumers and customers. By putting end users front and center, Philips creates innovative products that are designed around people's needs and aspirations, and are both advanced and easy to use. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, and receives numerous international design awards every year.

What's in the Box

Philips ActionFit In-ear headset (SHQ1017/28), three sets of interchangeable ear caps, carrying pouch, 60-centimeter extension cable (23.6 inches), cable clip, and instructions.

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ActionFit Headphones & Headsets

Philips ActionFit In-ear headphones, SHQ1000/28Philips ActionFit In-ear headset, SHQ1017/28Philips ActionFit Earhook headphones, SHQ3000/28Philips ActionFit Earhook universal headset, SHQ3005/28Philips ActionFit Earhook headset, SHQ3017/28Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones, SHQ4000/28Philips ActionFit Neckband headset, SHQ4017/28 Philips ActionFit Bluetooth neckband headset SHB6017/28
In-ear headphones SHQ1000/28In-ear headset SHQ1017/28Earhook headphones SHQ3000/28Earhook universal headset SHQ3005/28Earhook headset SHQ3017/28Neckband headphones SHQ4000/28Neckband headset SHQ4017/28 Bluetooth neckband headset SHB6017/28
Sound and Comfort Technology
Wearing StyleIn-earIn-earEarhookEarhookEarhookNeckbandNeckbandNeckband
Speaker Driver13.4mm13.4mm8.6mm8.6mm8.6mm8.6mm8.6mm8mm
Customizable Fit
Bass Thumping Sound  
Noise Isolation  
Wireless (Bluetooth)       
Designed for Active Use
Antibacterial earcaps
Free ActionFit App
In-line Controls & Mic   
Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad    
3 Sizes of Ear Caps
Breathable carrying pouch
Cable Clip
Extension Cable    

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 2.5 x 7.7 inches ; 2.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004JU0E4O
  • Item model number: SHQ1017/28
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at April 1, 2010

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on July 8, 2011
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I rounded up to 3 stars, if Amazon gave half stars, this would be a solid 2.5.

A little background on me and my reason for purchasing these buds:
I jog/run about 10mi/wk. Recently, I've started toting my old iPhone 3GS with me in order to track my workouts via the RunKeeper app. Being summer in New Orleans and running outside, I sweat profusely. I didn't get a mile before my sweat on the remote of the pack-in iPhone headphones caused the iPhone to start wigging out. Voice control would kick in every 5 seconds, songs would skip forward/back, etc. No music for me for the rest of THAT run. So, upon getting home, I dried out the iPhone buds and tried a few things, covering remote in packing tape (lasted about 2 miles on the next run before flipping out) and using this tweak on my jailbroken phne to disable Voice Control (can you believe Apple doesn't have a toggle to turn this BS feature off???) : [...]

So I'd fixed the Voice Control issue, but my buds were still useless. I tried using my old Zune buds, which worked fine, but not having the remote and no physical buttons on the iPhone became a big drag quickly. Off I went to Amazon to find a decent pair of cheap, water/sweat resistant buds with an iPhone-compatible remote. Easy, right? I mean, I see zillions of people exercising with iPhones every day, they can't all be using the pack-in buds and listening to their music in FF or Voice Dialing grandma and leaving her messages of heavy breathing, right?

After a day's research, it came down to the Philips and the following buds:

Jabras (wasn't sure about the quality of buds from a manufacturer really known for their headsets):
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bill on September 5, 2012
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Although not generally recommended in the Bicycling world, I listen to an Ipod when I am distance cycling on remote country roads; not in city traffic.
The Philips ActionFit ear buds are perfect for the following reasons:
* Designed to fit ear without falling out while exercising
* Moisture resistant mainly when sweating or cooling my face with a squirt from my water bottle.
* Extra length extension cord allows me to place the Ipod in one of my back jersey pockets.
* Volume control and Ipod control on upper cord near my neck is handy while riding.
* Does not entirely block sounds like cars or conversation noise, so that I can still hear around me.
* Good sound quality
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BU on December 26, 2012
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Initially got this for my android phone hoping that the controls would work but it doesn't (my earbuds w/remote for android works with my ipods). Now using it with my Touch and Nano. The reasons for my 3-star rating are: I don't really care for the placement of the remote (on an ear bud line; my other one is on the main line), the remote is on the larger side, the extension connection is pretty heavy since it's big too (but i'm hoping size translates to quality), and the sound is just decent (I have a hard time getting it in the "exact" optimal position for the best sound and if it's not in the perfect position, it loses a lot of bass and sounds muffled).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam on June 14, 2012
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These have been great. I was able to find a set of inserts that fit my ear comfortably without any trouble. They stay in place and dry which was the main issue with the apple headphones that kept getting damaged by too much sweat. I love the short cord as I use it with an arm band. The in line remote seemed a little big at first, but it doesn't get in the way and I use it all the time. It's great how I can keep my nano locked (so the screen doesn't keep rotating and use up the battery) and control it from the remote. I can adjust the volume, pause/play, and even go to the next song with a double press of the button.

The only issue I had was the connector appears to be gold and reacted with my sweat and the contacts in the ipod (two different metals plus salty sweat equals chemical reaction). After only one day, there was a bunch of corrosion on the plug and some of the remote functions stopped working. I was able to clean off the corrosion and regain my remote functions with a little bit of work. I now wear my ipod with the plug coming out of the top of the arm band and it's help prevent too much sweat from collecting in the headphone jack and causing issues. I've used it about every day for another month without the corrosion issues.

4 stars instead of 5 only because of the corrosion issues.
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I've never written an Amazon review before, but I feel I have a responsibility to warn people away from this product. I purchased these despite the middling reviews because they seemed to have all the features I wanted, Extra long cable (when using the extension), volume controls on the cord, and the design that sits in your outer ear instead of the kind that get shoved into your ear canal. The sweat proof covers only sweetened the deal.

Two weeks after I got the headphones, I was walking my a door and the cord got caught on the handle. This caused the cord on the extension cable to completely disconnect from the jack, rendering the extension useless. I feel that the cord should have been able to withstand that though, but I just figured I had screwed up and moved on. It wasn't until another two weeks had passed (one month after purchase) that I noticed the next defect with these headphones. The little plastic "sticks" coming out of the buds (which the wires go through) both started cracking and within a day or two disconnected from the earbuds entirely. The wires are still connected, but the buds are nearly impossible to place in your ears now because there is nothing to hold on to. I'm not hard on my headphones or anything, so this is when I realized that the quality of the construction of these earbuds is nowhere near where it should be. It's a shame really, because I like their design, but I'm not going to have to put up with replacing them every month.

I should also note that volume controls worked on my iPod Shuffle, but would not work on my iPod Touch 4G or my Nexus 4.
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