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Philips O' Neill SHO2200WT

The Tread Series In-Ear Headphones/Earbuds with Metal Housing


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Among one of the most popular branded headphone series, the Philips O'Neill, is one of the strongest, and most durable earbud available on the market. The Philips O'Neill SHO2200 The TREAD series in ear headphones are made with a "Tread-Proof" design, and metal housing with a premium rubber casing. The idea behind this ingenious design was to allow these earphones to withstand being stepped on, tripped over, thrown in the bag, and not show any signs of it. Practically indestructible, The TREAD SHO2200 series headphone can withstand up to 308 Pounds (140KG) of pressure. Equally as impressive as the build, is the dynamic performance of the 9mm Drivers. Capable of producing lifelike imagery, with a natural warmth and clarity, and a thumping bass, the SHO2200 series headphones are built for performance, and durability. Pick your favorite colors, and love what you listen to!

What's In The Box?
  1. Philips O'Neill The TREAD Earphones (White & Pink)
  2. 3-Pairs of Noise Isolating Ear Sleeves/Eartips (S/M/L)
  3. Owners Manual/Users Guide
  4. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • The Tread Series In-Ear Headphones
  • Treadproof with Metal Housing: The design mirrors that of a footprint, simply because it can go there and back withstanding over 300 Pounds of pressure
  • Tough, Rugged 5 Layer Earbud Design:
    1. Flexible Rubber Outer Housing
    2. Brass Alloy Chassis for Dual Driver Protection
    3. 9 mm Neodymium Driver
    4. Aluminum 6063 Chassis (with Magnesium and Silicon as the alloying elements) Provide Driver Protection with a Smooth Surface Finish
    5. Soft Ear-Cap for Comfort
  • Powerful Sound: Precisely tuned 9mm Drivers power deep, earth shattering bass levels, with full mids and highs
  • Smart Reinforcement: Thanks to the tough tangle-free fabric cable and reinforced connectors these headphones are built to stand up to the wear and tear of your active lifestyle
  • Comfortable for Long Wear: The deluxe ear sleeves enable you to wear your headphones for as long as you like without discomfort
  • Clear Signal Transfer: Gold-Plated 3.5mm Connector delivers a smooth, clear signal from the premium grade Oxygen Free Copper Cable (OFC)
  • Sound isolating soft ear sleeves
  • Philips O'Neill The TREAD Edition: Pink Ice
  • Primary Color: White
  • Accent Colors: Pink
  • Also Found As: SHO2200WT/10, SHO2200WT/28
  • Also Available In: Bold Blue/Black , Red/Black , and Black
  • Also Available with In-Line Mic/Remote In: Black (SHO2205BK) , and [[sho2205wt,White (SHO2205WT)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Diaphragm: Mylar Dome
  • Voice Coil: Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire (CCAW)
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium (Neo-dymium)
  • Driver Size: 9mm
  • Frequency Response: 6 - 23,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 50 mW
  • Cable:
    • Type: Oxygen Free Copper (OFC), Wrapped in Fabric
    • Connection: Symmetrical
    • Cord Length: 3.96 Feet (1.2 Meters)
  • Plug Size: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Gold Plated

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Fashion Enthusiast
Music Lover
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
6 - 23500 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
105 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
9 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
16 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating


St. Louis, MO

she really likes them

October 23, 2013

very nice. certainly strong, but actually comfortable. sound is awesome, bass is good, instruments are detailed. I think it would be nicer if it came with a little pouch, but good nontheless. I bought these for my girlfriend, she loves them. normally, she doesnt care for this stuff, but the white and pink she really liked! I bought the blue ones for me first, I liked them so I got these for her. we mainly use them casually, or at the gym. nice

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