Philips announce sub-£90 active noise cancelling & Bluetooth headphones

philips-shb8850nc-wireless-bluetooth-noise-cancelling-headphonesThe Philips SHB8850NC; more music, less noise, no wires. Well, that’s what the press release says.

Typically, if you’re looking for a trusted brand of headphone that packs both Bluetooth wireless connectivity and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), you are generally going to be paying north of a £100.

Even the recently reviewed Lindy Cromo noise cancelling headphones were almost £100.

Philips is bucking that trend with their newly announced Philips SHB8850NC.

The SHB8850NC features ActiveShieldTM ANC – which can eliminate up to 97% of background noise – this breakthrough product makes cutting edge ANC technology available for anyone and for any situation, whether in the office or on a long haul flight. Whilst Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity enables users to enjoy all of their music from phones, tablets or laptops, in high quality and free from any wires. More music, less noise and with complete freedom of movement, all in an attractive, compact, closed back design.

The Philips SHB8850NC also boasts high-quality 32mm neodymium drivers, delivering rich and clear music at any volume. The wireless Bluetooth operation and 16-hour battery life gives users comfortable, continuous entertainment, even during the longest trips.

shb8850nc sidePhilips has also ensured that the SHB8850 NC’s are particularly easy-to-use. The built-in mic and user friendly smart controls on the right earshell allows users to take calls, control music and activate Siri or Google Now.

NFC one-tap pairing allows easy connection to any Bluetooth enabled device as well as featuring multi-pair which allows music playback and calls from two devices at once. An extra audio cable is also included giving the option to continue to use the headphones without battery power.

The Philips Active Noise Cancelling SHB8850NC are available right now from Currys for £89.99 – just thing to block out noisy relatives over Christmas 😉

Philips SHB8850NC specs at a glance:

  • ActiveShieldTM technology actively monitors ambient sound using two microphones, reducing 97 percent of noise by up to -20 Db
  • High quality wireless operation via Bluetooth
  • Simple NFC on-tap pairing
  • Smart controls allow users to control music playback and accept calls
  • Multi-pairing lets you play music and receive calls from two devices at once
  • 32mm neodymium drivers for rich, precise sound
  • Long life rechargeable battery offers 16 hours of continuous music playback even with Bluetooth and active noise-cancelling on, 28 hours when only Bluetooth is on and 33 hours when only ANC is on
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls
  • Ergonomic cushions for long wearing comfort and a tight seal
  • Compact, foldable construction
  • Includes an extra audio cable meaning music can continue without power
  • In-flight adapter included