Philips PH805 Review

Are you looking for a pair of wireless noise-cancelling on-ear headphones? Play games for only about $350 for the Bose, or Sony, or AKG, or Bowers & Wilkins, and the work is done, some of the guys, but perfect, the headphones are yours. But it can’t be that cavalier. Can you be a little more discerning – and, in the end, “more expensive” doesn’t necessarily mean “better”, and that is hardly the equal of the ‘best value’. Today, we are standing with our Philips PH805 Review.

So, what can you do if you want to get the best value for noise cancelling over the ear wireless headset without coming close to the ‘more expensive’? You should consider one of the latest Philips PH805s, it is what it is. In terms of value for money, they are not nearly as good as a new one at the moment.

Philips PH805 Review: Design

You know how some movies are “inspired” by a book or “inspired” by real events? Well, it seems that the Philips PH805s they are “inspired” by Sony, the critically acclaimed T-1000XM3 wireless noise cancellers. In fact, the over-the-ear headphones is often to look the same, and it’s a brave (or foolish) is the manufacturer who tries anything too radical in the design. However, there is a strong suggestion of the Sony’s over the PH805s, especially around the edges of the headphones, it seems that the Philips is not a very “inspired” by the T-1000XM3s as a tribute to them.

But, in any case, the PH805s is nice and quiet. All of which led to a movement that is just as good, and the quality of the materials used feel very high. It is acknowledged that it is not the design premium for $399/£350/AU$599.95 spent on a pair of Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones for the 700, but nothing about the way in which a Philips to look at, or feel that you are going to do what you wish you had spent twice as much money.


The headlines here are in the clear, right? These are the headphones wireless, using Bluetooth, 5.0 – connectivity- for high-resolution audio playback should be possible. They are powered by a battery, by using a single-cell Lithium-Ion battery with up to 30 hours of playback time on a single battery charge. They, too, are on the edge of the active noise cancellation, which is administered by a pair of microphones in each ear cup. There are three modes of noise cancellation: ‘no,’ and ‘off’ and ‘on the level of noise in the environment.’

The first two modes should be self-explanatory, while the “background noise” provides a dramatic cancellation in the volume of the music, giving it a gentle stimulus to the sounds from outside. Most of the interaction with the PH805 on the proper use of ear. There are also some touch controls on the face of the ‘cup’ – swipe up to increase volume, slide your finger downwards to decrease the volume level, and tap once on each of the three stages of the cancellation of the noise. There is also a push/slide control on the back of the ear cup you can press and hold to turn on/off the power, or give it a short press to initiate the Bluetooth pairing.

If you have already been paired, the same as short press will call up the voice assistant of choice (though, again, there are microphones in both headsets to make it easier for you). To the right of the headphone jack the same 3.5 mm input for use with a cord in case the worst happens, and the Philips is running out of power. On the left-hand side, there is only a single micro-USB port – Philips, do you think you could get a few hours of the game in the PH805 with just over five minutes to load.

It doesn’t matter how you get your music to the edge of the PH805s; it is provided with a pair of 40 mm of free-to-edge, full-range drivers. To keep the drivers at a comfortable distance from your head, your Philips headphones are generously lined with memory foam, while the head is not so generously covered both. It is not difficult to sit comfortably in the PH805 the weight of 235g, makes it possible – though it must be said that, those headphones seem to be heating up quite a bit faster than the majority of the projects, and competitive.

Philips PH805 Review: Performance

As noted, support for Bluetooth, a 5.0 can only be great. Not only will they provide you a longer service life of the battery, but it is also useful to obtain a full-MQA-controlled by the TIDES from the Master file, the on-board headphone jack – therefore, for the purpose of giving to the 805 every chance they get, and that it is as for our tests to begin. Stormzy-Heavy Is the Head (via the TIDAL app on your Sony Xperia 5 Android smartphone that has a little bit of everything. At the bottom, it is big and bold, which is precisely the way the Philips it makes the sound of the heavy low frequencies are well controlled, and full of details and textures, and not to crack any of the above information to them. Instead, they strike high and fast, and there are more of them.

On the other side of the frequency range, there is also some good news. Part of the function of the bite and crunch of this shot has been done by the 805, but it’s still more than enough offense to compensate for the slight lack of sharpness. In between these extremes, the middle is communicative, responsive, and full of the kind of detail that gives you singer in with a real personality. Each of the die, and sibilant, with each vertigo-inducing twist of the phrase, each and every snigger and a sneer, is fully delivered to you and clear your thoughts. The Philips is a very well-balanced and controlled, just enough to make this colossal level of communication in a free and easy-to-follow.

Philips PH805 Review

From these, rolled the high frequencies of the heavy low-end stuff, and the PH805s to incorporate the entire range of frequencies very well. It may seem obvious, however, that a single full-range driver to produce the entire frequency range, but they are not enough on headphones that don’t have such a well-balanced frequency of administration, the Philips sound is awesome in this regard. Only the top part is a little wary of the rest of it is solid and clear.

By firmly moving it away (in terms of both file size and the quality of the recording) of a Spotify stream, the Velvet Underground disturbed to Hear you Call My Name, PH805s you can double your points are strong, and, at the same time, revealing a few glitches from time to time. The low-energy, medium-fidelity, and high-end, taste is all in the evidence, even when the melodies are periodically collects it in a howl of noise from the power socket. However, for the best headphones to give a voice to the dynamic nature of the record, the PH805s seem to be able to do it.

This is a song that’s intended to lose control of it, and the best headphones you can make it sound really overwhelming and intimidating. The 805 isn’t exactly laid back when dealing with this music, but they do not have a wide dynamic talent to make the most of what the threat is. The Philips PH805 Review, the one area where the Philips seems to be arguably less than all the alternatives, which cost twice as much is that when it comes to their active noise-cancelling.

There is nothing that you can call for a great deal of difference between ‘off’ and ‘on’ – ‘in’ has some cancellation of the noise, yes, but it doesn’t come close to reducing the noise of a train or a plane by a significant amount. If your top priority is your privacy at the time of the fidelity of the audio, the PH805s it is certainly not for you. The rest of us, we should think about it, though. They don’t cost that much more than half of what a pair of Sony T-1000XM3s the cost, they are very similar, and they are not far behind when it comes to sound.

Pricing and Availability

Philips PH805 are available for purchase for only us $199/£160. This is approximately US$290 based on the current conversion rates are, but we’re still waiting for confirmation of Australian pricing. It is more expensive than the best noise-canceling headphones, in the year 2020, the Sony T-1000XM3, which, at launch cost $349/£300, AU$499. They are the closest to the JBL’s in the Living 650BTNC, which comes to $200/£180/US$250.

Philips PH805 Review: Conclusion

You get what you pay for ” is not always right, but in the case of the Philips PH805s, you will get a lot more. The quality of construction and the quality of the sound impressive and the battery life is also perfect. It is real only then, when you consider that the noise-cancellation is actually a more sensible way to spend much more than that. But when it comes down to the quality of the sound, you won’t be disappointed with these high-quality headphones, wi-fi. For more options, check out our list of the Best Noise-Canceling Headsets, by the year 2020.

8.5 The Total Score

In terms of material, construction and sound of these headphones from Philips are better than the price would suggest. The active noise cancellation, however, it lacks a little bit in your hand.


  • Well done
  • The good life of the battery
  • Energetic, driven, and detail of the sound


  • Noise-cancelling could be better
  • It is not the most dynamic of the sound