Philips unveils premium ANC headphones for 2020

Philips ANC models sure to make a noise

by Andy Bassett
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Philips unveils premium ANC headphones for 2020

Philips introduces three models in its premium performance ANC headphone range, which includes the H9505 over ear model and two TWS in-ear buds, the T8505 and T5505.

The latest headphone models from Philips bring together high quality audio using large high-grade drive units, advanced Philips developed Hybrid ANC, extended battery life on all models and fine tuning via the Philips Headphones App which allows access to ANC pre-set modes.

H9505 over-ear ANC headphones

Featuring large, high-quality, 40 mm neodymium acoustic drivers, the H9505 headphone offers detailed, wide band wireless sound with the option of Hi-Res sound quality (HRA accredited 24bit /96kHz) via the supplied detachable line-in audio cable. 

The carefully designed ear cushions and driver enclosures ensure excellent passive noise isolation which combines with the advanced ANC system to keep the outside world at bay,  while Bluetooth 5.0 technology combines with Google Fast Pair to offer easy connection to any Android device.

Control of music and incoming calls is easy thanks to touch controls with swipe, tap, and press actions and if you want a hands free approach, a Push-to-talk facility grants voice assistance via either Google Assistant or Siri.

Overall, a lightweight and foldable design with adjustable headband and large soft ear-cup cushions means the H9505 is comfortable for long listening sessions which are easily managed due to the 20 hours playtime, regardless of whether the ANC is activated. However, should you run low during a marathon session, a 15 minute quick charge gives an extra one-hour of use via the supplied USB-C cable.

T8505 TWS ANC earbuds

The higher performance TWS earbuds on offer in the ANC range combine high-quality tuned 13mm neodymium drivers along with Philips’s advanced ANC technology, which also benefits from a background Awareness feature.

The T8505 combines a circular body with angled oval acoustic tubes and a choice of three sizes of interchangeable ear tips to provide a constantly comfortable fit throughout the 6 hour playback (5 hours with ANC active). And if that’s not enough, an 18 additional hours from the charging case is always possible, and if even that is not enough, a 15 mins charge via the USB-C charging cable is enough for an extra one hour boost.

T5505 TWS ANC earbuds

Offering a mid market blend of sound quality and comfort, the T5505 combines its ANC system with high-quality 8mm neodymium speakers and uses a round acoustic tube and three sizes of interchangeable ear tips for comfort and passive isolation. It too has access to a background Awareness feature when the ANC is active.

Playback on a single charge comes in at 5 hours, or 4.5 if the ANC is constantly switched on, and the charging/carry case can impart another 15 hours. A quick charge boost is also available.

Both the T8505 and T5505 use Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology, with Google Fast Pair which makes it easy to automatically find and reliably pair with Android devices. Control over the TWS models is also straight forward thanks to convenient, touch or tap controls to play, skip and pause tracks and a Push-to-talk facility allows hands-free, voice assistance via either Google Assistant or Siri.

A dual built-in microphone solution in both pairs ensures that receiving or making calls is always crystal clear, and an IR function detects when the ear buds are in-place, while a role switch allows either bud to be used on their own in mono.

And for use outdoors, both the T8505 and T5505 are splash proof. 

Benoit Burette, Director of product strategy and planning at TP Vision comments, “The new ANC range represents classic Philips products in offering excellent performance, design and build quality, all together in a package with exceptional value. Our new ANC products will allow music lovers to enjoy a clear step-up in all-round quality without requiring them to break their budget.”

The whole range is available in black and the T8505 and T5505 true wireless models will be on sale in October while the H9505 over-ear model will be available in November.

Source: Press Release

Image Source: Philips TP Vision

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