Philips Neckband Headphones SHQ4000
Best Workout Earphones
For people who do intense workouts or a lot running you will not beat these headphones for functionality because they will never pop out. They also have very good sound isolation (if you need that). I just purchased my second pair because on the first pair the left ear broke away from the band itself. I was able to easily fix it with super glue but at the same time the left ear volume went out and shortly after the right ear. Both make a small amount of sound.
Keep in mind, if you get them wet or extremely sweaty the sound sometimes gets dampened and you may think they are broken. They just need to be rinsed and allowed to dry for a few days. The design is perfect...please never change them Philips, if you are listening. The build quality and materials has room for improvement.
22 September 2012
Don't expect them to last a year
I was bought these earphones as a Christmas present last year. I didn't use them while jogging, just while using a computer at work, so I can't vouch for the waterproofness. They haven't been treated roughly.
Around 6 months after I bought them, cracks started developing where the plastic sleeve connecting the earbuds to the headband. By the time I'd used them for 9 months, the plastic had cracked completely, with the earbuds dangling by the cable only, making the headphones unusable.
This is incredibly poor manufacturing quality, I won't be buying any other Philips products ever again.
14 November 2011
Great Fit - Poor reliability - NOT waterproof
These are by far the most comfortable behind-the-neck sport headphones I have found. Lightweight, comfortable and the sound quality is fine for sport headphones. The quality and reliability is very poor. My first pair lost sound to the right earbud after one use; when sweat got into it. I returned them for a second pair, hoping it was a one time problem. After two weeks the exact same problem happened again. I have read many other reviews (on other sites) stating this same problem. I hope Phillips is on their way to fixing this problem. I would definitely buy them again if quality improves. But until then it's a gamble and I have been burned twice, so I will pass...
15 October 2011
So far, so good. But only used the headphones for one week
I need headphones that stay in place when I run, and won't break down when exposed to sweat. After one week's use, these headphones are working fine. The key question is how they hold up over months of use.
11 October 2011
Best for Workout
I just bought this headphones and I love them already, they are light weigth, waterproof, they fit perfect in my ears so it keeps all the outside noise out.
26 September 2011