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Philips SBCHC8440 Wireless HiFi Headphones

Released on 17 April 2008

Manufacturer: Philips

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Just imagine it, no hassles with cables and the freedom to move around and enjoy your music with a quality FM wireless stereo headphone. Enjoy a comfortable fit and experience better bass performance thanks to the three-way adjustable ear shells that fit naturally around your ears. The durable, lightweight quality materials enhance comfort for extended wearing.


  • Lightweight design improves comfort for prolonged use
  • Automatic Level Control(ALC) helps prevent audible distortion of input signals
  • 32mm speaker driver delivers high performance sound
  • FM Wireless transmission for freedom of movement
  • Choose from 2 channels to minimize interference
  • Reduces costs by using rechargeable batteries
  • Specifications:

    • Acoustic system: Closed
    • Frequency response: 10 - 20 000 Hz
    • Magnet type: Neodymium
    • Sensitivity: 100 dB
    • Speaker diameter: 32 mm
    • Channel separation: > 30 dB
    • Pilot tone frequency: 19 kHz
    • Effective range: 100 m
    • Carrier frequency range: 863.0 - 865.0 MHz
    • Modulation: FM
    • Number of channels: 2
    • Automatic power off
    • Battery charging indication
    • Battery low indication
    • Double PLL
    • Operating time: +/- 15 hours
    • Power supply headphone: 2 x 1.5 V NiMH R03/AAA
    • Power supply transmitter: AC/DC adapter 12V/200mA

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (3 reviews)

     Pleasantly Surprised!

    | | See all Dastardly9's reviews (4)

    I ordered these not expecting a great deal, having read reviews of other models, some a lot more expensive. I could afford these and, on paper, they looked good. When I received them, they were easy to connect and I was very pleased with the sound quality. Good volume, good bass, clear treble and no hiss or distortion. I had some clicking, but switching to the second channel sorted that out easily. They are comfortable to wear and quite light. I have worn them for about three hours at a stretch with no discomfort. I am very pleased with these headphones and would recommend them to anyone.

     Good but not particularly attractive

    | | See all RichClio's reviews (21)

    Had these for Christmas a couple of years and they are great for using around the house. As it has a transmitter you are able to go up to 100m away from it meaning you can easily go anywhere around the house and in the garden as I often do. Decent battery life with rechargeable batteries included as well as being decently loud. My main problem with these tho is the ridiculous plastic head band which is huge. the rubber one keeps the set on your head fine but you look stupid with the band around an inch off the top of your head. (depends on the size of your head tho) Given 3 stars because i find them very practical, just not particularly flattering.

     do the job

    | | See all amun82's reviews (8)

    I bought these headphones by chance and have to say I am quite satisfied with them.
    +No wires (I had to put that although that's what you would normally expect from wireless headphones)
    +well build, good quality product
    +volume control at the earcup
    +decent sound quality
    -the quality of sound is OK but not excellent (I tested them against Creative Aurvana Live headphones which were producing crispier and clearer sounds)
    -they leak a lot of noise out
    -they are fairly comfortable but if you are used to Bose (or Creative Aurvana Live) silky soft pads then you might be slightly disappointed.
    -slight whisper in the background which could be solved (to some extent) by turning the volume down on headphones and turning up at the receiver/unit.

    Overall despite a few cons I really like these headphones. They are my first wireless headphones and I love the fact they are giving you the freedom of movement and taking away wires. Regarding the range I have not tested this aspect thoroughly as I just use them in my room. I think I should mention that I am not an audiophile and I mostly use them for playing games/occasionally listening to music but I suppose that audiophiles would not consider these anyway.

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