Philips ActionFit SHQ1017 - Gray/Yellow

In-Ear Active Sports Fit Earphones with In-Line iPhone/iPad/iPod Mic/Remote Control & Carrying Pouch


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Philips ActionFit Stereo Earphones Sports Earbuds

The Philips ActionFit (Action Fit) Headphone and Earbud series were designed for a very specific purpose. The goal was to provide fitness enthusiasts, "Gym Rats", and people with active lifestyles a whole new level of performance, power, endurance and motivation. In order to deliver on these expectations, Philips engineered each model with the highest grade materials. Requiring products to maintain an extremely lightweight design, while maintaining extreme durability so athletes could continue their relentless workouts, and tiresome routines without strain. The sound had to be engineered to provide extra emphasis on specific frequencies so no matter where they were being used, and what the surrounding conditions and noises may be, users will have the best opportunities for maximum performance. Even the very color combinations chosen were intended to light the fire inside of you, and bring out the animal within. Equipped with an In-Line Microphone & Remote for use with iPod, iPhone, and iPad as well as a reflective cable stopper, the Philips SHQ1017GY is the safe choice, the smart choice, the Right choice.

What's In The Box?
  1. Philips ActionFit Earbuds Headset (Grey/Yellow)
  2. Cable Clip
  3. Eartips/Ear Caps (2x Sm/Med/Lg)
  4. Portable Carrying Pouch
  5. Users Guide
  6. Warranty Policy

General Features:

  • Phillips ActionFit In-Ear Headphones Headset with in line controls
  • In-Line Microphone/Remote designed for use with Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad
    • Easily control volume, track adjustments, Pause or Play Music, Answer & End Calls
  • Specifically Engineered 13.5mm Neodymium Magnets Deliver Full Vibrant & Motivating Sound
  • Tough enough for any workout routine, any athletes standards, in any weather conditions
    • Kevlar-Reinforced Cable designed to withstand harsh environments and conditions
    • Crafted with Antimicrobial, Sweat Resistant, Rain Proof Materials
  • Water-Proof Microphone, Remote Control and Driver Design:
    • Finally, a pair of headphones that can be washed clean after use, eliminating dirt, and grime
    • Simply Rinse Build-Up off in the sink, or spay it off with a hose
  • Featherlight Profile weighing in at a mere four grams
  • Free ActionFit App available for download at iTunes store for added features
  • Three Different Size Anti-slip, rubber ear cap pairs for ideal comfort
  • Custom 60cm Cable provides ideal cable slack for armband use
  • Cable clip restraint and protective pouch included
  • Primary Color Tone: Gray and Yellow
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Philips SHQ1017 (SHQ1017GY, SHQ1017GY/28)
  • Philips ActionFit Earphones Standard In-Ear Headphones Are Available:
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Driver Size: 13.5 mm Diameter
  • Voice Coil: CCAW
  • Diaphragm: Mylar Dome
  • Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 110 dB
  • Maximum Power Input: 10 mW
  • Frequency Response: 30 - 20,000 Hz
  • Cable:
    • Type: Kevlar Reinforced Cable
    • Connection: Two-parallel, Symmetric
    • Material: OFC (Oxygen Free Copper)
    • Length: 4.96 Feet (Approx.)
  • Cable Connector: Gold Chromed 3.5 mm "L" Shaped Plug (1/8" Mini Jack)
  • Product Weight: 4 Grams (0.15 Ounces)

Also Found As: Philips SHQ1017 Grey/Yellow (SHQ1017/28), Phillips Action Fit Earbuds Headset, Philips SHQ1017GY

Product History:

Philips SHQ1017GY/28 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Philips SHQ1007/28 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Philips ActionFit SHQ1017 - Gray/Yellow)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

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.

Headband 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.

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.
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

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.
Device Controls & Compatibility
Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
Apple 3 Button (Volume, Track Up/Down, Play/Pause)
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.
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.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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

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.
Connector Type
The type of connection the headphones use to connect to receive the audio signal from a music source. Traditional headphones use an analog 3.5mm headphone jack. Newer technology has allowed digital signals to be sent directly to the headphone using an Apple Lightning or USB-C cable.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.

Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.

Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Angled Jack
Detachable Cable
Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
16 ohms
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".
110 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
13.5 mm
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).
30 - 20000 Hz
Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
Built-in Amplifier
This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.

What is in the Box?

Main Product
The main product in the box.
Philips ActionFit SHQ1017 Headphones
Paperwork included with the product.
User manual
Warranty/Registration card

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating



Good Value!

October 1, 2014

All around, a good price for the item. Earpiece fits nicely and sound quality is great considering the price. The only issue is the microphone which hangs a bit too low, in which i would recommend Philips SHQ1007, which is a great alternative

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Manhattan, NY

very solid quality

October 2, 2013

Much better build than I expected from a headphone at this price. I guess I expected the kind that came with my iPhone. They are cool, very nice that they can be cleaned. Sound is great too!

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San Diego, CA

Great iPhone Functions, Great Sound Quality

September 21, 2013

They are incredible! The fit ... I cant even begin to explain it. They look just like the Sony MDR-ED12LP, which I loved, but they certainly dont withstand the sweat. I know, ive gone through 3 of them. Super lightweight, and again, incredible fit. Normal earbuds always irritate after a few hours. Not these. They can sit for days without causing strain. Built well, love them!!!!

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Miami, FL

Great product

October 10, 2014

The product is great and I will buy again as gifts for family and friends.

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Bakersfield CA


July 9, 2014

Great items. Excellent for active or on the go individuals. Must have . Great sound.

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Klamathfalls Oregon

Phillips actionfit shq1017

August 8, 2014

Great headphones! I have a hard time finding ear bud headphones that are comfortable and stay in my ear. These happen to be the best pair i have ever purchased they stay planted in your ear nice and securely they are extremely comfortable they also have a handy clip on the cord so nothing is tugging on your cord would totally recomend these to all of my friends thanks

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Worth the $20

July 30, 2014

I bought this from sonic about a month or so ago and I have no regrets. it has good SQ for its size and price. This small speaker puts out good volume, but can distort on really high volume situations. The battery can actually last all day which is a plus when you are far from an outlet and want to enjoy some tunes. Overall I am happy.

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Tarzana, CA

9 Out of 10

October 9, 2013

Pretty good buds overall. Obviously an upgrade from what came with the iPhone, that goes without saying. I just wish they were universal with the Mic. I wanted to get the new Galaxy, but I want to keep these. the last 2 months they have been great.

-Sounds Great
-Rinse-able in the Sink
-Mic Works Great on the phone

-Fit seems a little lose ... but in all defense of the product, I have this problem with most earbuds. I guess I have Dumbo ears
-Mic doesn't say it works on Galaxy, or anything other than Apple

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Philadelphia, PA

Pretty good headphones for the price

November 3, 2013

Good sound quality, but the headphones do not stay in as tightly as I thought they would. Not a bad alternative to the more high-end sports headphones, but definitely not as good.

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Not so good.

October 2, 2013

The earbuds fall out of the ear, no matter what size ear piece used.

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Mesa Az

comfortable ear buds

May 12, 2015

This is the second pair of earphones I have ordered. They have a little curve in them so they stay in my ears when I run. I don't care for the kind that go over the ear. This newer pair has a button that sits in the middle of my chest which I tend to bump when working out at the gym. The plug that goesvinto my Ipod would be better if it plugged directly in instead of a bend. Like an L. Anyway, overall I would buy them again because of the earpiece and they were not too expensive either.

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Product Name: Philips ActionFit SHQ1017 - Gray/Yellow