Unfortunately, it seems like Philips bit off more than they could chew when designing the PH805. While it is physically well built and boasts a large list of features, many of the features are mediocre at best in their implementation and the fundamental function of the headset is compromised.
|Sturdy construction||Audio quality is very inconsistent|
|Folds up for travel||The microphone has serious feedback issues|
|Comes with carrying case||Shallow ear cups|
|Less expensive than other noise-canceling headsets||Unintuitive touch controls|
I am going to be very blunt here. I do not recommend buying the Philips PH805. It has a number of good things going for it, but Philips needs to fix its glaring reliability and audio quality problems before I can even consider recommending this headset. The PH805’s performance is far too inconsistent for a $200 headset, and no amount of bonus features can make up for that. While the PH805 is one of the cheaper noise-canceling headsets available, there are still alternatives available from the likes of Sennheiser, Sony, and JBL for the same price or less.
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