These headphones are a real treat for the price. They should sell at a significantly higher price than they do now I love it
Please understand I'm no expert in sound but I have listened to all types of music for over 50 years and I can normally hear a difference. There may be better cans out there but this is just good enough for my taste.
I'll makes this simple, THEY ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE HEADPHONES I'VE EVER USED!
quite fantastic in that they are very revealing in terms of detail retrieval without being harsh or sibilant (piercing). I would consider them to be warmer/smoother than most headphones in the $100-200 category with Sennheiser being the only exception. In general, the highs are consistent across all genres of music in that they're there to say hello and be present, but not overbearing and fatiguing like some headphones are.
I own 15 closed back bluetooth headphones, some of them top dollar units. Not one of any of them can compare to the clarity you get from the Philips SHP9500. Don't keep researching, trust your gut and buy these. I do not think I could go back to my other cans now unless I have to get on a plane and need noise cancelling.
The bass is here and nice and clean, the mids are strong and the highs are bright but not sharp. I really feel like I have not properly heard good clean music in years because we get so pre-programmed with today's std Bluetooth headphones and their compressed sounds.