Forget About Gaming Headsets! THIS Is What You Need!


good people for $100 this is the best
gaming headset experience you can get and treat yourself with and if you’ve
come here with a similar budget in mind well look no further we have received so
many requests to check out the Philips SHP9500 and see what all the fuss is
about and thank you to everyone who has pointed us towards this wonderful
inexpensive gem based on countless user reviews it’s like the best 69 dollars
you can spend on a pair of open-back headphones but combine that with the
boom pro microphone from V-moda you have yourself incredible sound for your ears
and for your voice to the new cooler master master mouth 710 a weird name but
damn this thing is good with an ultra lightweight body at only 53 grams for
excellent flick control and aim correction the ultra weave cable is
awesome for Wireless like feel the ambidextrous shape for me personally is
super comfortable and then like the shorter body plus the glide is smooth
thanks to white PTFE feet enjoy the domination with an excellent optical
sensor and despite the funky name the cooler master mm 710 is legit check it
out the low all right let’s run down the basics for the headphones first the SHP9500 is a lightweight at 320 grams it is size adjustable to fit all head sizes
with numbers on the headband to remember your profile the build quality is mainly
plastic with metal mesh covering the driver with a good amount of resistance
on those swivel joints they’re not playing around and conform to the shape
of your head the pattern here is enough for my preference I don’t make contact
with the driver wall and the clamping force is pretty light there’s no way
you’d have any pressure or fatigue after hours of use but some might feel this
thing is a bit too light clamping force wise the cable is removable it’s too
long in my opinion tow at 3 meters but at least it’s rubber so the cable noise
is not that significant and it’s because of the removable cable we’re able to
convert this into a headset so meet the $35 boompro by V-moda one of the best
microphones I’ve tested in its class which is why it’s so easy to recommend
so as long as your headphone has a 3.5 millimeter jack you’ll be able to use
the blue bro with it it carries both the
headphone and microphone signals there’s an inline remote for volume and mic mute
plus the low profile nature of the mic is just a bonus I initially wanted to
run this pair with the mod mic Wireless and that is a great microphone but that
would just skyrocket our total value for this contraption that we’re creating and
then boom Pro is just a better value overall plus it replaces the default
cable therefore we’re not adding any bulk and that’s for the microphone test
this is what the boomPro sounds like we have done a full comprehensive analysis
and comparison with this mic and many other gaming headsets make sure to check
it out and that will give you an idea of how this thing compares and just how
good of a value it is for $30 now the clarity is there it sounds natural and
doesn’t sound nasally it has beautiful bass and fullness to the vocals
unfortunately or fortunately it does not have any noise compression and noise
cancellation of the background so you can say it’s kind of negative if you’re
typing on the keyboard it will pick that up if you’re using a mouse it will pick
that up if you can hear Michael typing from a different dimension it will pick
it up as well and the reason why this thing sounds so good is because we don’t
have any noise compression characteristics and no noise
cancellation built into the microphone capsule and for me that is a positive
but let me know what you think now in terms of sound quality I can describe it
in three terms open sound clear detail and smooth playback the open nature of
the drivers plus light clamping force delivers a type of mellow and non
aggressive listening experience the clarity is impressive especially with
any vocal playback but at the same time pushing through with that smooth high
end it really interesting combination that keeps the detail without any harsh
elements the low end is present so the signature is a bit fuller but just don’t
expect anything too deep with regards to the bass my only complaint with the
sound signature would be the mid-range as it’s not so forward making some
elements sound a bit too distant and this is already an open-back headset
therefore the mid-range is like little bit too far now in the gaming
environment like red that too it gives me nice environmental expansion
so the sound is open with good definition of raindrops mosquitoes in
the forest and the of the wind the footsteps and the speech
all come through very well the mid-range could be slightly more forward to give
you even more definition in the entire spectrum but this thing is fantastic for
competitive genres so like in modern warfare 2 it’s a great example where
audio cues are crucial as those footsteps are just so loud and help with
directionality the open style and good clarity is that perfect combination for
shooters like COD and having that quality mic in there is just a massive
bonus for online play I do have a few complaints about this pair and even
though it’s $69 let’s still mention them the clamping force for users who prefer
a tighter seal even with an open back design like the HD58X or 650 or
whatever from Sennheiser you might be disappointed because these are quiet
light on the clamping force the cable well note this one but the original
cable is 3 meters which is way too long for mobile use the left and right
distinction on the ear cups is just a bit obnoxious sure it’s part of the
design element but we already have the left and right distinction inside the
headband so why are they repeated and number 4 the little confusion that is
caused by the 9500 versus the newer 9500s which is significantly more expensive
at $99 and that also comes with a 1.5 millimeter cable instead of 3 meter
cable so that’s a positive and a slightly different frequency tuned on
the drivers and that is the main difference but it’s like they’re
practically an identical pair let’s get some more opinion Sieber what are your
first impressions first impressions I am actually really impressed with the
Philips 9500 I mean for 70 bucks this thing when I when I just had this I I do
not expect you to be $70 because you I didn’t know the price was so as soon as
I tried them on for the first time I’m like wow this it’s great really oh thank
you I appreciate that it picks up your hair every time when I when I when we
when we switch headsets good I mean I can still see your hair on it because
the material is yeah it’s definitely difficult to keep clean so that’s
something to keep note of but other than that I can’t really complain anything
about this headset especially since it cost $70 that’s that’s my take
on it peace out mics in the hot seat working first
impressions when it comes to comfort comfort I find that they’re nice and
light the only problem that I have is that the clamping force for my head just
isn’t enough they feel like they’re moving around a little bit too much and
even if I go to the smallest setting they do feel a little bit like they’re
actually writing on the top of my ears so the mic I absolutely love the quality
my issue is that it’s a little bit too malleable so if you bump it it’s gonna
get all bent out of sorts and you’re gonna have to reposition it the cable
itself the braiding is well done enough that you don’t have to worry about
inking or anything else but I do like the rubberized cable on the original
headset a lot better well from a price per force perspective I can’t think of
anything else that comes anywhere close to it especially in the gaming headset
market that’s considerably overpriced these days and having said all that this
is a great combination for around $100 that gives you fantastic vocal clarity
and a really nice sounding headphone to that will make a killer gaming combo
I’ll leave links for all types of headsets including this and the
microphone and other options that you might consider in the description below
thanks much for watching let me know if you’ve experienced this pair and what
are your thoughts is it worth the hype and the $69 price point I mean that’s a
that’s a really good price point thanks for watching make sure to check out this
other relevant content I’ll talk to you next

100 thoughts on “Forget About Gaming Headsets! THIS Is What You Need!

  1. Idiot here: For xbox one use. When you plug these into the controller, will it still provide surround sound for games/movies?

  2. I think the mid-range is at a good level and tonality, but the highs are just a tad boosted from neutral. This is great for gaming, however, it can be picky for what music will sound good depending on the genre and mastering. The comfort of these is excellent! The price is also hard to beat for under 100 but the Philips X2 did just drop to $120 and may be worth the upgrade if you can afford it.

  3. $55 at Amazon for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    Purchased Alphas and these on Black Friday. Tested both out for a few hours each. Alphas are being returned and its not even close.

  4. I've had these for years in this same set up you have, you could get them for like 55$. Legit how do people not know this???

  5. Can anyone tell me if this will work with an Xbox? I currently use a PC and Xbox so ideally I would have a headset that works with both.

  6. Some people was complaining about the aggressive treble or something like that? Is it tiring for long gaming/music sessions?

  7. Zeos don't call them "fuck you Philips" for nothing. I, however, like the sound signature of the (S) variant better. I'm not sure how long these cans need to break in before sounding optimal.

  8. Idk who Zeos is but I bought these after selling my AKG Q701s and Schiit Magni/Modi stack. Honestly these sound just as good and were 1000% more comfortable.

  9. Ugh, everything is fine but that pad on the head is a no for me. I often use headphones when my hair is wet, so it will smell awful after a few months. I prefer leather or plastic material.

  10. Man! I had to rewind the video to discern between the main mic and the boom mic attachment. That's a really good mic!

  11. The ear pads are the worst part of these headphones, my advice is to just rip them off and buy some brainwavez hybrids!

  12. I have a few questions. Wouldn't the boompro detect the open ear headset? And if it does how bad would it be? So in the end if you were gaming and trying to talk to people would they be annoyed by the mic detecting every keystroke? Should i just get a logitech g pro?

  13. You got to check out the Audio-Technica ATH-WS 1100iS, its $230 USD but is always on a perpetual sale going for $127. it's beautiful and sounds absolutely amazing and I think it deserves more attention. I own the 770iS version for almost 2 years and I've given it a heck of a time with a bit of abusive treatment, I can say these last, you may want to change the pads though but other than that it's worth the time. don't worry about the word "BASS" being thrown all over the box, it's not overpowering and it's not absent, it's right there when needed. the microphone is acceptable and I think it makes really great gaming headphones. so please give it a try and let others know about this wonderful headset.

  14. will audio bleed be a problem? i plan on buying the phillips X2HR paired with this and my only concern is the mic will pick up audio from the headset? by the way im switching to this setup from a razer nari wireless. so im guessing its gonna be an upgrade but i do not know how much. i wont need an amp because i have sensitive ears but is there something i should be aware of?

  15. I got this combo after watching this video. I was disappointed. My steelseries arctis 3 sound about the same and they were about 30 dollars cheaper. The only advantages are the comfort and the mic quality. Other than that, they are an average headset.

  16. Have SHP9500 ( great for music ) but I rate Audio Technica's AD700X better for gaming, it's a lot clearer, more dynamic and better with subtle background noises.

  17. I have a brand new pair for $80 shipped if anyone wants it. Perfect condition Phillips SHP9500 with the original box and less than 5 hours of use

  18. Hi there, will V-Moda Boom Pro work with Bluetooth headphones (which has a 3.5mm jack port)? I want to use it with my xbox one controller for game audio and chat. Someone let me know, please.

  19. Zeos recommend these and I tried getting a pair and they weren't available at the time. So I got Sivga instead and they are amazing. Now it's time to get the ships seeing how much people like them.

  20. Does anyone have issues with the mic picking up sound leak? If so, what’s your solution to fix the issue? I have a stand alone condenser mic I plan on pairing with this for online play and I don’t want to bother other players with excess noise.

  21. I'm planning to buy this setup or Corsair HS70. In my country Corsair HS70 is about $40 cheaper (SHP9500+V-Moda about $130 and Corsair HS70 about $85). Which one would you recommend for critical listening and gaming on PC and/or PS4? Thx in advance

  22. Dimitri, would you recommend me to switch from the Sennheiser Game One to the Philips Shp9500 with the v moda boom pro? I'm using the game one on my Xbox controller, but I can never feel truely satisfied with the volume even at 80.

  23. Why didn’t you put a link of the Fnatic React in the bio above? Isn’t it supposed to be one of the best under 100$ ?

  24. Should I get the Massdrop PC37X / Philips SHP5900 (2020) ? Having troubles choosing between the two. I have a slightly smaller head, so the Philips pair may be too big for me. Also, which one has better bass and build quality?

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