Philips SHC5100/05 On-ear Wireless Headphones System

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About this product


  • On-ear, closed design for isolation and comfort
  • Self adjusting inner headband for comfort and ease of use
  • Huge 100 metre range means you can be anywhere and still enjoy great audio

Product overview

• On-ear, closed design for isolation and comfort
• Self adjusting inner headband for comfort and ease of use
• Huge 100 metre range means you can be anywhere and still enjoy great audio
• 32mm speaker drivers ensure top quality sound and are balanced excellently
• Two channels to find the best reception for you

Are these headphones easy to set up?
To set these headphones up, all you have to do is connect the transmitter to the sound source of your choice (whether that's your TV, computer, or smartphone), then select the same channel on the headphones as the transmitter and you're good to go! It couldn't be easier.

How far can I go with them before I lose signal?
With a maximum range of up to 100m, you can go anywhere in your home and not have to worry about the signal dropping. This is not restricted to line of sight, as these headphones work on a radio frequency as opposed to infrared.

Will they hurt my ears after long periods of time?
Thanks to the self-adjusting inner headband and the lightweight design, these headphones are designed for prolonged use. You'll be able to sit back and relax in comfort, without the fear of your ears and head aching from the session.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I have used these headphones for almost a decade. I have bad hearing, so I use them to listen at a higher volume without disturbing my neighbours. I connect them to my TV, laptop or phone. I have not experienced the distortion that other users have mentioned. I have found it best to have a high volume output from the TV/laptop/phone, and use the headphones to obtain the correct volume. There is a poor connection from the mains power to the base unit, and after a few years this becomes damaged and stops working. I am about to buy my third set of headphones. Overall I'm very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound I wanted to listen to Internet Radio throughout the house without the rest of my family moaning about my music! These headphones are the perfect solution. Simple to set up. no interference and a great range, ie even into the garden.
Date published: 2011-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from these headphones are the best,and i have had,headphones before these headphones R the business , comterful and a pleasure to use.....
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad background noise I wanted wireless head phones for ages and picked these because of the good value and I always thought phillips were a good make,there a constant hiss in the background which is very disappointing as I listen to a lot of music with quieter passages in(pink Floyd),I don't know if this is the same in all wireless headphones but I won't be buying again to find out.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I had all my old LPS and singles in the loft. My sons bought me a cheap record deck but the speakers were terrible. They then bought me a set of Philips headphones. Wow! I could put a record on in my study, go out and do the gardening listening to all my old records with a better quality than I'd ever heard them before!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Overall these headphones are good the only issue I had was putting the batteries in.... The diagram didn't explain properly that there is a switch on the side of the headphones to install the batteries and as my eye sight isn't the best it was a bit of a pain. Otherwise great sound and light weight.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Background transmission noisy The background "wireless" noise from this headset is appalling. If used with with a musical instrument they heavily compress the signal. Absolute rubbish, avoid.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phillips Wireless Headphones At first wasn't pleased with the product but now I know that I must have the volume on my TV much higher the headphones work perfectly.
Date published: 2016-01-21
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Acoustic System Closed
Colour Black/grey
Folding No
Microphone / Remote No
Noise Cancelling No
Noise Isolating Yes
Rotatable Cups No
Water Resistant No
Requires charging Yes
Requires batteries Yes
Weight 178 g
Connector 3.5 mm jack plug
Gold-plated Connector N/A
Cable length N/A
Detachable cable N/A
Single-sided cable N/A
Wi-Fi enabled No
Wireless Yes
NFC enabled No
Device compatibility
Smartphones Yes
Tablets Yes
Computers Yes
Aeroplanes No
Frequency response 20 - 20000 Hz
Driver type Dynamic
Driver diameter 32 mm
Maximum input power N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Package contents
SHC5100 Headphones
2 AAA rehcargeable batteries
Power supply

can i buy the charging unit as mine wont charge the headphones from the base

Asked by: paul
Sorry it is not sold separately.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-12

Do you have to remove batteries to recharge or separate charger to plug into headphones?

Asked by: Adams Dave 1
No the batteries do not need to be removed. This unit is charged via the included base station. Please see the product manual in our downloads tab to view the full charging instructions.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-02-18

my father in law has these to listen to the tv as he is deaf, it looks like to connect these headphones we need a double connecter (one in and one out) to enable these to work. we cannot get them to work currently? Advice please?

Asked by: jazzlight
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-28

Can other people listen to the TV at the same time 

Asked by: mags
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is down to the TV in use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-02

I am looking for headphones so I can patch live recordings; latency can be a problem here; is there much latency?

Asked by: TomF
No this will be fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-19

Can you use ordinary AAA batteries or do they need to be rechargeable Thanks

Asked by: Aleman
They need to be rechargeable
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-15

I want to connect to a modern tv without cutting out the TVs speakers

Asked by: Griffo
This will depend on the TV and if it allows this to happen.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-27

Which band and how many channels?

Asked by: Brian36
Tuner/Reception/Transmission • 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
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-03
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