Philips UpBeat SHB2505 Wireless Earbuds Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: No
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Philips UpBeat SHB2505 Wireless Earbuds
  • Charging Cable
  • 3 X Rubber Ear Caps (2 Pairs)
  • Charging Case
  • Philips SHB2505 Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 7.6

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Philips UpBeat SHB2505 wireless earbuds are water resistant; you can take them on a sweaty trip to the gym, without fear for their safety
  • They provide up to 3 hours of reasonable battery life on a single charge and 9 hours of extra power with the charging case
  • Three different sizes of silicone tips and a soft rubberized wing tip to comfortably and securely lock the buds into the ears
  • 6 mm drivers deliver balanced, neutral sound quality with deep and solid bass, natural mid-range, slightly boosted treble to keep the energy up at the gym
  • On-board microphone and multi-function control commands to answer calls, skip tracks, music play/pause, Bluetooth pairing and connect with Google Assistant or Siri
  • The hands-free calling feature allows you to make outgoing calls from the earbuds, including performing a last redial number and activating voice dialing on your phone while exercising or cooking
  • Smart pairing with Android and iPhone, just pair with your phone once, the next time you open the charging box and remove the earbuds they automatically paired with the device
  • Each bud receives its own Bluetooth data, so can be used in mono mode alone for music or calls
  • The oval-shaped design of Philips upbeat shb2505 wireless earbuds with silicone tips does an excellent job in blocking ambient noise
  • Bluetooth 5.0 allows stable connection and decreased battery consumption

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • Loss of connection is quite common between the left and right earbud, which can be annoying
  • Bass lacks a bit compared to other true wireless models; these Philips Upbeat earphones are not for those who like a bit of boom
  • Bluetooth pairing is fine if you only use it with one device, but with multiple devices, it seems to forget everything but the last connected device
  • When using the SHB2505 in a quiet room, the amplifier has a faint hissing sound may be the result of a lack of superior codec like aptX
  • The quality of the call is below average, thin and fuzzy, and the microphone sounds far away
  • Silicone earbuds are designed to penetrate deep into the ear canal to provide great sound isolation, but some people find it less convenient
  • Sometimes, during phone calls, the sound comes out in one ear or it comes and goes for a while between each ear
  • No app support means Philips SHB2505bk TWS won't be customizable, like some of the new true wireless headphones from competitors
  • The micro USB charging cable instead of a lightning or USB Type-C means an additional cable to carry when traveling
  • There is no fast charging feature, so you will have to wait to listen to your tunes for a good chunk of time. It's a bit inconvenient if you're in a hurry and your earbuds are running low on power
  • The plastic charging case of Philips SHB2505 Upbeat is of poor quality, feels brittle and the lid seems to break easily
  • No support for superior Bluetooth codec like aptX and aptX HD (only SBC codec support) for better audio quality

Highlights

  • 6mm speaker drivers with powerful neodymium driver for powerful sound and excellent bass performance
  • Designed to fit the geometry of the ear comfortably and safely with wing tips for maximum stability
  • 3 hours playback per charge, with the case holding an additional 9 hours of playback
  • Total wireless freedom to enjoy favorite music and make phone calls
  • Smart pairing with Bluetooth 5.0 allows the earbuds to instantly connect to your phone the moment they are removed from the charging case
  • On-board controls to skip tracks, music play/pause, Bluetooth pairing and connect with voice assistant
  • Philips Upbeat SHB2505bk/10 support Mono Mode to leave one ear free for the world around you
  • Support Mono Mode to leave one ear free for the world around you

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Size In/Cm : 2.55 in (6.5 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 46 g (1.60 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Call, Pair, Mute, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : No
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : Yes
  • Sound Mode : Mono

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up To 3 Hours (Up To 12 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : No

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 6 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : No
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : No
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : No

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Microphone

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 2 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Micro-USB Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 5°F - 131°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited

Xbox

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

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Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (888) 381-0749
  • Contact : Click Here


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