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I have both the 9500 and 9500S. For comparison sake, everyone should know :

SHP9500 = Less Clamp. Thicker Pads. Identical sound.
Translates to : Not as loud and less secure on head, but less head pressure buildup.
SHP9500S = More Clamp. Thinner Pads. Identical sound.
Translates to : Louder and more secure on head, but more head pressure buildup.

I personally found the SHP9500S an unusable replacement for the original, but that's because my favorite feature of the headphone was the lack of clamp force -- contributing more easily to 24 hours of use without fatigue. I've found some individuals do prefer the S clamp so it's likely a matter of preference.

Both use thinly covered mesh cloth ear pads as opposed to velour or pleather. They breathe extremely well, but wick moisture easily. That said, I've gone through a slew of earpad tests (on other headphones) from HM5 flavors, DT880/DT990, HI2050, HIFIMAN, as well as dozens of assorted others and still find these to be my favorite. This is not only due to the cloth covering, but the actual foam padding density and retention qualities.


No. These are open-back headphones (and some of the most open out there). It's like someone holding small desktop speakers an inch from your ear. At loud volumes, they can hear your music. If nothing is playing, you can hear them as if you were wearing no headphones at all.
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I have. Use it with a vmoda mic and I like it better than the kingston hyperx gaming headset or the senheiser hd series equivalents
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I replaced the pads on mine with Brainwavz HM5 angled pads, there's a YouTube video on how to do it. I didn't find it too hard, no special parts or tooling needed, just a little patience and persistence. The replacement pads bring in all the bass and I like the sound far better than original pads, highly recommend swapping them
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Somebody has this headphone?
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I have. Use it with a vmoda mic and I like it better than the kingston hyperx gaming headset or the senheiser hd series equivalents
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Yes, I have a couple in the house. Highly recommend and currently a good price.
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I have the non-S version and use them when watching tv. They are very comfortable headphones and sound decent too. They are open headphones though so sound gets in and out. I just wish my apt. was quieter as I can't hear much when the air conditioning is running 15ft. from my head and the refrigerator is right behind me. I would use my M50's but they are hot and the padding is wore down where the speakers touch my ears and cause pain. I love both sets though.

Edit: If you want more input search the forum for Philips SHP9500S to and there are a couple of large topics on these headphones.
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good headphone... I use them almost daily on my laptop. When the audio is low, enough for you to hear it, the sound leak is minimal... however, sometimes I play at what I would call normal volume and my wife gets annoyed. So beware... these are open back headphones.

Can anyone find a place where I can get a cheap mod to block the back of this to avoid sound leaking? I look every now and again, but turn up with items that are slightly expensive.
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They are decent enough headphones. I find the earpads to be just ok. Unfortunately, the pads aren't easy to replace. Not at all easy.

The response charts for these show they fall off on the lower end of the bass pretty fast, and using them I can attest to that. Other than that, they sound fine and a little bit of a bass boost from an EQ or something fixes the bass drop off prob.

They are a decent build quality too and if taken care of should last for a long time.
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vs the sony mdr 7506?
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Now showing 54.99 here.
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vs the sony mdr 7506?
Open to close comparison. Open in general sounds better. But if you use in an environment require isolation, close is your only choice. I own both 9500 definitely sounds better and comfort.
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are these good to block out loud conversation and music say on a school bus?
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I have both the 9500 and 9500S. For comparison sake, everyone should know :

SHP9500 = Less Clamp. Thicker Pads. Identical sound.
Translates to : Not as loud and less secure on head, but less head pressure buildup.
SHP9500S = More Clamp. Thinner Pads. Identical sound.
Translates to : Louder and more secure on head, but more head pressure buildup.

I personally found the SHP9500S an unusable replacement for the original, but that's because my favorite feature of the headphone was the lack of clamp force -- contributing more easily to 24 hours of use without fatigue. I've found some individuals do prefer the S clamp so it's likely a matter of preference.

Both use thinly covered mesh cloth ear pads as opposed to velour or pleather. They breathe extremely well, but wick moisture easily. That said, I've gone through a slew of earpad tests (on other headphones) from HM5 flavors, DT880/DT990, HI2050, HIFIMAN, as well as dozens of assorted others and still find these to be my favorite. This is not only due to the cloth covering, but the actual foam padding density and retention qualities.

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are these good to block out loud conversation and music say on a school bus?
No. These are open-back headphones (and some of the most open out there). It's like someone holding small desktop speakers an inch from your ear. At loud volumes, they can hear your music. If nothing is playing, you can hear them as if you were wearing no headphones at all.
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Good deal, i use mine daily with vmoda boom pro for gaming and active listening.
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