Thursday, January 12, 2012

Consumer Corner: Philips In-Ear Headphones

There's nothing like drifting away from the rest of the world than slapping on earphones and let good music take you elsewhere. That's how I make lemonade out of lemons when taking the bus or the train or when flight attendants play a game onboard when all I really want to do is sleep. So when my Philips earphones broke the other day, I was so pissed. I only had them for 5 months. That was my second pair. The first one also broke after a few months of use. Same problem. Some wires close to the jack probably snapped and only one earphone worked. It could also be my fault as I like to put my tiny, old school iPod in my pocket where it's tight and gets beaten up when I move around and I store it in this small compartment of my backpack with the wire wrapped around it. Still, at P800+, I expected more. It's too bad because the sound quality was really good.

Being the mild hoarder that I am, I've been keeping the original packaging of both earphones complete with receipts and plastic bags. Partly because there's a warranty not that it still matters now as I'm pretty sure it's no longer covered.

Anyway, I'm done with those Philips earphones. I'm now trying Urbanears, a Swedish brand.

It's partly mostly because of it's aesthetic appeal (neat packaging!) but we'll see if it starts and ends there.


  1. I know exactly what you mean... Sometimes, it's ALL about the packaging, right? Hahaha! And besides, I tend to trust all things Swedish. :)

  2. Of course! Aesthetics matter. :) The fact that it's a Swedish brand helped me decide.