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Philips SHL5605PP/28 CitiScape Downtown Headphones (Purple) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Immerse yourself in clear, natural sound through finely tuned 40mm drivers
- Innovative MusicSeal feature prevents your sound from leaking out for complete music privacy
- On Ear noise-isolating cushions allow you to be part of the city's buzz, but not it's noise
- Enjoy long-lasting comfort with the customized headband and memory foam cushions
- Easily switch from music to phone calls with the volume control and built-in microphone
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|Item Dimensions||7.7 x 3.1 x 7.9 in||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in||2 x 6.81 x 8.94 in||6.69 x 3.15 x 7.48 in||7.7 x 3.1 x 7.9 in|
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|Additional Features||universal-phone-control, volume-control||Non-foldable||foldable, lightweight||foldable||tangle-free-cord|
A refined interpretation of New York's iconic vibrancy, the Downtown headset exudes authenticity and easy listening comfort, enhanced by 40mm speaker drivers and carefully engineered, lightweight, spring-steel construction that's wrapped in heat-sealed soft foam.
The Philips CitiScape Downtown headset combines premium sound quality and minimalist style with a comfortable, durable build to deliver an immersive sound experience. Inspired by New York street apparel, these headphones feature noise-isolating memory foam ear cushions and MusicSeal technology to provide complete musical privacy. A cushioned headband makes for comfortable long-term wear, and the headphones' in-line mic is compatible with most mobile phones for easy switching between music and calls.
High-Definition Drivers for Full-Range Sound
The Downtown headset provides a balanced sound experience. Powerful 40-millimeter drivers produce crystal-clear highs and mids and deep, rich bass without distortion. A closed-back design ensures good bass response and keeps you absorbed in the music.
MusicSeal Technology to Provide Complete Music Privacy
Whether you're listening to the guitar riffs of a funk metal band or the lifting soprano of an opera singer, Philips' MusicSeal technology allows you to keep your favorite music all to yourself. This design includes double-layer walls inside the ear shells and a firm seal between the edge of the ear cushion and ear cup housing to seal in beats and prevent ambient noise from disrupting your sound.
Comfortable Foam Ear Cushions Isolate Sound
The Downtown's deluxe, noise-isolating ear cushions are made of memory foam, which molds itself to the shape of your ear for hours of comfort. The foam also forms a seal that preserves bass response while blocking out external noise so you can focus on the music.
Comfortable Headband and Durable Metal Construction
The Downtown features lightweight spring-steel construction in the ear shell frame and headband, which is covered with cushy, heat-sealed fabric to make it even more comfortable. The headphones' flat, anti-tangle cable won't knot up, improving both your listening experience and their durability.
Convenient In-Line Mic for Phone Calls
For easy operation, the Downtown includes a sleek, in-line mic for use with your mobile phone so you can switch seamlessly from listening to chatting.
The in-line mic is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson mobile phones.
Product and Warranty Information
The Downtown headphones have a 1.2-meter (3.93-foot) cable. They carry a one-year limited warranty.
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.
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Philips CitiScape Downtown headset, purple (SHL5605PP/28).
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LOOKS: 9.0 -These headsets are very, very pretty. The earpieces are big but nicely rounded and simple. The headband is metal but it’s covered by a nice piece of clothing and looks like a silk wrapping. This gives it a certain elegance. The cord is really nice and does not come with bends and kinks that take too long to smooth out. Having said that, I do have an issue; these headphones could be “too pretty”. I mean, I like classy headsets but wearing these in public makes me feel a bit too self-conscious. Some people may definitely like this, however.
BUILD: 8.0 -Right away you’d think they are kind of delicate. The ear cushions are made of soft memory padding and a thin cloth covers the drivers. I already noticed some slight scratching on the cushions. The earpad hinges seem a bit weak, but held steady so far. However, I wouldn’t want to step on them for sure. The headband is made of a thin metal strip that I am not planning on bending too much any time soon. The cable seems of very sturdy stuff. Only time will tell if they can survive the treatment I give my other headsets.
COMFORT: 10.0 -This is where the CitiScape shine. These babies feel like soft pillows are pressing against your ears. They are incredibly comfortable and light, in my opinion. I’ve worn them for more 2 hours a session and have yet to feel fatigued. My usual problem with on-ear headsets is that I wear glasses and after a short while, it can be even painful. Not with these guys. They also stay on my head while moving around and I don’t have to re-adjust every 2 minutes.
SOUND: 9.0 – I am happy to report that these cans produce decent sound. I will be honest, though, they are not on par with, say, Audiotechnica, Sennheiser or even Sony (at this price range). However, these do have very clear sound all-around. The highs aren’t too bright, the mids are distinctive enough and the low is pretty warm. They do seem to have a bit of a bass effect but it’s not overwhelming at all.
FUNCTIONALITY: 8.0 – The “Musicseal” feature is impressive. There’s very little ambient noise heard and there is virtually no leakage at 70%-80% volumes (I don’t do higher). While these may be very comfortable to wear and walk around with, they are not very portable. They do not fold in any way. The ear cups are so big that placing them in a bag can be a challenge. So they either have to be worn around your neck or carry them in your hands. It would have been nice for Philips to provide a carrying bag or case.
OVERALL: 8.8 The Philips CitiScape Downtown Headset is a very classy, decent sounding and incredibly comfortable set. Although the construction and ease of transportation leaves a lot to be desired, the pros outweigh the cons. These have become my go-to headsets for late-night listening while my better-half is asleep, since the Musicseal ear cups do their job so well. I recommend these guys just for that alone.
Now, these are the headphones and first purpose is to make sound. Not the best for that. First I thought these would be the best for communication, voice, not music. While frequency response is full and wide - it is a bit accentuated on the mids. With some EQ you can get much better results. They can be driven pretty hard without obvious distortions. After a while, with right EQ I'm really enjoying these cans.
Metal construction meant to to last, but pads so soft and thin and so unusually shaped - once worn out, most likely you wont be able to replace them.
One star off for non-flat response. Otherwise excellent all around.
Great phones to add to collection.
Comfort: With memory foam, these things are so comfortable. I have had them on for hours doing homework, listening to music, trying to block out some noise, and I have yet to feel any discomfort. Even when walking to classes, they stay on my head at all times and sometimes even block out the wind (almost like earmuffs).
Quality: The quality build is quite amazing, I have dropped it many times already (by accident of course), and it is still as if it were brand new.
Sound: As I stated before, I am not an audiophile so I may not be able to pick up the little details that some people who are really into can pick up, but I can definitely hear the bass in the songs that have bass. Compared to some more expensive headphones, the bass on the citiscape isn't great, but those headphones are $100 more.
Price: I would say that the price set for these headphones is perfect, you get exactly what you pay for.
The other thing that I really like much about these headphones is the microphone, I have used it for a lot of calls, and yes I do seem weird sometimes when people pass me and it seems like I'm talking to myself, but who cares, my hands are warm in my pocket. As for the downside, the only thing that I can see that is bad are their color selections and the "grey" one that I got isn't very "grey."