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Philips ActionFit SHQ4000/28 Neckband Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Philips
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  • Philips SHQ4000/28 Neckband Headphones Tuned for Sports
  • Tuned for sports with lightweight fit Constructed with water resistant materials coupled with an anti bacterial agent
  • Flexible lightweight neck ban A 1.2m long cable that is ideal for outdoor use
  • Designed for active use Washable Sweat proof Cable clip
  • Bass thumping stereo sound - fuel for your workout
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Technical Details

Color: Grey, Orange
  • Sports-Style

Product Details

Color: Grey, Orange
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004477D0K
  • Item model number: SHQ4000/28
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at September 8, 2010

Product Description

Color: Grey, Orange

Designed with fitness enthusiasts in mind, the Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones offer 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, ActionFit headphones feature a water-resistant seal that prevents sweat-related damage and makes them easy to clean. Featuring bass-thumping stereo sound and a lightweight, flexible design, these headphones were created for those who take their music as seriously as their workout.

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Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones, SHQ4000/28
At a Glance:
  • Made of water-resistant and antimicrobial materials
  • Can be washed under a running faucet
  • Bass-thumping stereo sound
  • Flexible neckband and interchangeable ear caps ensure a secure fit
  • Cable clip supports unencumbered movement
Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones, SHQ4000/28 Product Shot

Lightweight design with bass-thumping stereo sound. View larger.

Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones, SHQ4000/28 Product Shot

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


The headphones are constructed from antimicrobial and water-resistant materials, and a water-resistant seal protects them from sweat-related damage.

Immerse Yourself in the Music

Philips ActionFit Neckband headphones feature superbly isolated earbuds that deliver bass-thumping stereo sound, giving you extra fuel for your workout.

Flexible Neckband and Interchangeable Ear Caps for a Secure Fit

These headphones feature a flexible, lightweight neckband for an enhanced fit. Three sizes of ultra-soft silicone ear caps ensure the speakers sit snugly and comfortably in your ears, blocking out unwanted outside noise without adding pressure.

1.2-Meter Cable with Clip

A 1.2-meter (3.94 feet) cable gives you the freedom to place your audio device wherever you want while you exercise. 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 Neckband headphones (SHQ4000/28), three sets of interchangeable ear caps, carrying pouch, cable clip, and instructions.

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ActionFit Headphones & Headsets

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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 Description

These headphones are designed to be sweat-resistant and are even made with antimicrobial materials that will help prevent any funky smells or germs from taking hold of your headphones.  They are even washable, which makes them perfect for working out.  As far as sound quality, the bass response from these headphones is very good and over-emphasized a bit to really let you feel the beat of your favorite tunes.  Although you won’t mistake these for high-end, “audiophile” headphones, the music is quite clear and not overly harsh or tinny sounding, as many headphones in this price range can be.  Anyone who is into rock, hip-hop or electronic music will appreciate the dynamics these headphones offer.  These headphones are also good at blocking out outside noise, so you won’t have to be subjected to the awful music playing at the gym and can listen to your own tunes instead.  Be careful, though, if your are running outside with these headphones as they will also block a lot of traffic noise.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great sound quality.
Karen S
The cord gets in the way a bit if you wear your phone/mp3 on your arm but there is clip that helps keeps it out of the way.
It stays in the ear when running and keeps a decent seal around the earbud even when I sweat a lot... and I sweat a LOT !!
Atif A. Khan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

168 of 170 people found the following review helpful By Matthew P. Rodgers on December 20, 2010
Color Name: Grey, Orange Verified Purchase
I am forever in search of the perfect running headphones. I run 3-4 times/week in all sorts of weather, so my headphones take a beating. I've only had these a few weeks, so the jury is still out, but I think I'm going to like them.

-The anchor point of the cord to the neckband is behind the left ear. This keeps the cord out of the way, especially if you run the cord down your back, but also holds true if you connect to your iPod on your arm or have the cord run across your chest.

-The earbuds are the round, soft rubber type, as opposed to the more common circular, hard type (like standard iPod earbuds). This is far superior for staying in your ear and for hearing the music.

-The neckband is sturdy and shaped well.

-Having a clip is great. Some people don't use them, but I think it's essential for running.

-The price is right. There are more expensive headphones out there, but I've found that running headphones WILL develop issues after prolonged use, so it's nice if they're relatively inexepensive to replace. If these last a year they will have met my expectations and I will have gotten my money's worth.

-The only downside is that the connection point to the iPod is straight, as opposed to angled 90 degrees. This makes for a less compact connection, and I'm afraid jeopardizes the longevity of the wires.

The sound is fine. I'm not a huge audiophile to begin with, and I'm not looking for perfect sound when I'm running.

I'll update this review after a few months, but it looks like these might be a winner, especially for the price.

Update: 16 months and still going strong. I love them and would buy them again in a hearbeat. Rating updated to 5 stars.
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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful By rodrigo on March 4, 2011
Color Name: Grey, Orange Verified Purchase
The "Philips SHQ4000/28 Neckband Headphones Tuned for Sports" are the best i've found for running.

- they stay well inside your ear
- the sound quality is good. i haven't seen a big diff between these phillips and a pair of Monster Turbine High-Performance In-Ear Speakers i've purchased recently. i got the monsters for 60 in gold box, originally priced at 120-130.
- they come with a little clip that can help you get the cable to stay where you want it to stay. pretty handy
- the neckband makes it easy to pull them out of your ear without them hanging around (as happens with normal in ear headphones). if somebody comes to speak to you you can just pull them off ,let them rest on your neck, and not worry abour them wobbling around.


- if you want to wear them on a plane, or while sitting where you may want to rest your head against something (a bed, a good chair, etc) the neckband will touch the seat before your head, and pop the headphones out of your ear. they're made for sports, not for lying around ;)

- for a bike they aren't the best, if your riding really bent forward the neckband may touch your back and shift the headphones around.

the neckband phillips are the best i've tried when it comes to running. i have no regrets.

hope this helps!

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Timmy P. on September 1, 2011
Color Name: Black, Red Verified Purchase
I have about 6 different headsets from factory Apple headsets, Nike, Seinheisser, and a few cheapies. This is the best one for me. I'm using this on my Ipod Nano 4th generation and Iphone 4.

- Does not move or fall out of ear. This is the biggest reason why I got it. It fits nicely over my ears without falling out when I jog or jump. Apple headset buds just dont stay in my ears.
- I can control volume and skip to next song with the controller thats located about 8 inches from headset. Yes, just like the Apple headset.
- I can pick up and talk with the built-in mic. Yes, just like the Apple headset.
- Waterproof and sweatproof. The is great because a few of my other headsets soaked up my sweat and the ear pads deteriorated or fell off completely.
- Washable. I haven't done it yet but that would be helpful because I sweat a lot.
- Great sound. The bass is better than most. In some cases, I have to turn down the bass.
- Tight ear canal seal. It comes with 3 different size buds. The medium one fits perfectly. So good it actually lowers external ambient noise, much like ear plugs.
- Quick removal and insert. This is very convenient because at times I talk to people at the gym and continue to work out or jog. All I have to do is remove 1 side or both sides and it rests around my neck. When I want music again, I can quickly pop it back into my ears. You can't do that with Apple's headset because you have to hold the buds or wrap it around something.

- Can't find anything this headset can improve on so perfect 5 stars. Great job Phillips engineer!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By runner4life on March 25, 2011
Color Name: Grey, Orange Verified Purchase
I rarely review items online, but I feel these are worth it. I spend A LOT of time running (5k, 10k 1/2 and full marathons) and I have spent a ton of money on headphones that are "made for sports". I have at least 10 pairs of sports headphones ranging from $30 to $180 and none have ever worked for running...until now. I have put in 130 miles in the last 3 weeks (training for the Boston marathon) and absolutely love these headphones! I can run for 3+ hours at a time and never have to touch them. They don't move or bounce around, they don't hurt your ears like typical in ear headphones do, and they are super light. Sound quality is as good or better than any other sports headphones I have tried. If youare a runner, then I assure you that you will be happy with these. The only down side (if you can really call it that) is that if you spend a lot of time in the gym lifting weights, then they will get in the way sometimes if you are trying to lay down on the bench. Other than that, I consider them flawless!!
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