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Philips SHQ4000/10 Washable Sports Neckband Headphones with Anti-Bacterial Agent

by Philips
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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  • Washable sports neckband headphones with anti-bacterial agent
  • A 1.2m long cable that is ideal for outdoor use
  • Flexible lightweight neckband
  • Ultra-soft silicon caps sit comfortably in your ears
  • Sweat-proof and washable with cable clip
There is a newer model of this item:
Philips SHQ4200/10 ActionFit Washable Ultra Light Sports Headphones - Neckband (New for 2013) Philips SHQ4200/10 ActionFit Washable Ultra Light Sports Headphones - Neckband (New for 2013) 3.6 out of 5 stars (100)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 cm ; 36 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: SHQ4000/10
  • ASIN: B0038ALZN0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Jan 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Sweat resistant and washable
Sweat resistant and washable, the SHQ4000 headphones are designed for an active lifestyle.

Tuned for Sports

Constructed with waterproof materials coupled with an anti-bacterial agent that helps kill germs, these headphones have been designed for the fitness enthusiast.

Energise You

Bass Thumping Stereo Sound - Fuel for Your Workout

Acoustics finely tuned to enhance the sporting experience - fuel for your workout.

Water resistant design
The SHQ4000 headphones design includes a water resistant seal to prevent damage.

Designed for Active Use


Constructed with waterproof materials allowing you to wash your headphones under running tap water.

Sweat Proof

Designed with a water resistant seal to protect your headphones from sweat-related damage.

Cable Clip

A convenient clip helps to fix cable securely to your clothing, stopping if from moving about when you're working out.

Comes complete with a cable clip, 3 different earbud sizes, and a carry case.
Carry Case

A stylish carry case ensures your headphones are always at hand.

Innovation for Athletes

Flexible Lightweight Neckband

Flexible lightweight neckband for ultimate fit - designed for sports.

3-size Ultra-Soft Silicone Caps

3 sizes of ultra-soft silicone caps sit comfortably in your ears without adding pressure to them whilst blocking out unwanted noise.

A 1.2 m Long Cable that is Ideal for Outdoor Use

The ideal cable length to give you the freedom to put your audio device where you want. You can place your MP3 player on your table, without worrying that the slightest movement will drag it from its resting place.

Box Contains

  • Carry case and Headphones

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars big tick 17 Jun 2010
    By foxcylady TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I have never been a big lover of Philips headphones the sound just isnt to my liking, I prefer the more mellow Sennheiser.

    That having been said I purchased a pair of Sennheisers especially for the gym, I wasted a great deal of money on a pair of earphones which constantly annoyed me and to be frank I would have been better putting cash in the bin.

    These came along and to say I expected nothing would be an understatement.

    They are designed for comfort, big tick, they are washable, big big tick, they sound like all Philips more than acceptable but not my Sennheisers, smaller big tick. You can wash them, you can run in them, you can sweat in them, they are comfortable, they are well made, they have been well designed the list is endless.

    I gave them four stars I could have so easily given them five to be honest its just that the sound wasnt quite there for me.

    Whether for an ipod, for the gym for whatever you do in life these are really a reasonably priced well thought out pair of headphones so go on give them ago you wont be disappointed.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Headphones for running 11 July 2011
    By Nick
    Having tried many headphones over the years, I'd never been satisfied with the performance while using them for anything other than very gentle exercise. My problem was sweat.....a common effect when exercising. Every headphone I've ever had has failed to remain in my ear once the sweat begins to flow......except the Phillips SHQ4000. I'd read other reviews that made up my mind to try them, and I'm so glad that I did. The comfort of these headphones while in use is so good I barely noticed they were there at all. They remained fixed in place for an hour long run, without having to be adjusted once, coping admirably with both motion and sweat. The cable clip minimises pull on the headphones, preventing them being tugged by the natural motion of running. The shape of the neckband applies a slight inwards pressure towards the ear which keeps them firmly, but gently, in place. The earplugs come in three interchangeable sizes and fit snugly, preventing sweat entering the ear, and are also washable. The only negative aspect of these headphones that I found is the sound quality. While by no means bad, it's not one for audio afficionados. All depends what your requirements are for a set of running headphones, but mine was comfort and fit, and I'd definitely recommend on that basis.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Philips SHQ4000/10 11 Aug 2010
    I feel bad for giving this 3 stars but I feel I really could have gone down to 2 stars. The reason these are not 5 star headphones is because the sound stage is to narrow, bass is muddy, mids as so so, and the highs are at times painful. To be fair I didn't expect these headphones to be fantastic for the price and type. These headphone would have got 4 stars if they performed constantly as described, however they don't, hence the 3 stars. I found these headphones very comfortable. I really like the neckband design for running, training, and wearing while commuting. You never have to worry that these will fall off your head or come out of your ears completely. However even if these headphones become even slightly dislodged in your ear they sound very poor, and only when they achieve a proper seal with your ear do these perform almost as described. I've found it near impossible to get a snug fit in my right ear and just sitting still let alone jogging the fit will become loose, give a very unbalanced sound overall, let it more external noise and become very tinny. I find myself constantly repositioning the right earpiece. Now when your jogging I would never expect good quality sound to come out of these, I would be more focused on hearing for cars than anything else, but its the constant repositioning that gets annoying. If you have glasses it makes it very hard to position your glass arm's without compromising the headphones sound quality. If you position the arms between your head and the neckband if will push the earpieces away from your ears and give you poor sound, if you position you glasses arms outside the neckband it may become uncomfortable, and if you rest the arm's on top of the neckband it may alter your vision though your glasses. Though if you don't wear glasses you need not worry. Read more ›
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    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Sports Headphones 19 Jun 2010
    By A. Sinclair VINE VOICE
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    I got these headphones to use when cycling to work on a morning and they are superb.
    The have all the following plus points:

    -Excellent Sound
    -Nice Pouch to keep them in
    -Changeable ear inserts for confort and snug fit
    -Long Lead (unlike iPod headphones for example!) and lead clip to hold them in position

    These headphones are ideal for anyone who is sporty and looking for a good sounding, practical set of headphones. They are super comfortable, and excellent sounding for the price.
    And they wipe clean!
    Top headphones!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Running / Gym Headsets 12 Jun 2011
    2nd pair I have had. I find them very good for running, as the design keeps the plugs in the ear, and the cable well out of the way. 1st set lasted 900 miles of running before I lost sound in the left ear, but I suspect I did help matters by the way I handled them. Decent sound quality for fitness use, but not probably not the best choice for normal use.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but not very strong
    Good sound, but not very strong. Broke after a few months around the ear clip, which was a shame as these sounded very good and were perfect for wear. Read more
    Published 9 days ago by KM
    1.0 out of 5 stars very poor quality
    Pros: I liked the sound of it and it was comfortable and stable on my head and you can wash it under tap water is also a great thing. Read more
    Published 29 days ago by Norbi
    1.0 out of 5 stars Bend out of shape too easily
    Dont buy these - have now bought two pairs and regret both. They are meant to be "sturdy" for runners needs etc but if you wrap the wire round the earphones to keep the... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Tim J Pearson
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
    I bought these for listening to music while jogging. They work well and are a good product. Sound quality isn't a world beater, but they're ideal for jogging and I've had no... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by 1eddiemetal
    1.0 out of 5 stars Replacement but still s***
    Same thing happened within two months of using it - left hand speaker stopped working - no point in returning as I had used it about 10 times but surely it should have lasted... Read more
    Published 8 months ago by lynn achiro
    2.0 out of 5 stars Great whilst they worked - just 2 days out of warranty the left ear...
    if you can live with spending 40.00 and replacing them every year buy, sound/audio good, if you want something to last look for an alternative. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by Rod
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great for a short time
    I'm a little restricted as to the type of headphones I can use whilst running. None of the bud type earphones stay in my ear long enough and as soon as you begin to sweat, they... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Vincent Vega
    1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
    had 2 faulty pairs - returned for replacement/refund. dont waste money buying this crap as they will not last long
    Published 9 months ago by sdfbqiuvfiqwvf
    2.0 out of 5 stars Fell apart after one month's use
    The right earbud snapped away from the headband after just one month's regular use. Very disappointed as I was otherwise quite happy with this product.
    Published 9 months ago by ITS CAFOD
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb service
    Great speed of service and great sized packaging will recommend to others to use this company. Many Thanks keep up the good work
    Published 9 months ago by dave stone
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