Pros: well refined signature, spatial sound orientation, pleasant warmth of tone, compact and durable build, color choice, unprecedently solid cord
Cons: not very fashionable by default, overly domesticated sound, "plastic" feel, pastel colors not suitable for anybody, often declassed to intro new model
For starters: I first knew about those from this exact spot in the int3rwebs. It's astonishing how they were put on pedestal and praised on a world-range audiophile board (yet as already inaccessible 3580's) with their outlook and lack of predatory fashion qualities normal for asserted "bang 4 the buck", "pleasure" and "*hit*" 'phones. Such as beats. Overly compared to even audiophile stuff for hundreds, drew they my attention.
A nice, but not very decorate, package, an me quickly wrapped off to test them already seem meaningless in context of $10 canals. It would be overtly expectant to suppose anything but protective plastic and a pair of silicone, whose provision skips my thought. Myself I have far ago replaced them with Sony's adaptive silicons from one of their product (white M's), for better sound muffling and quality, which is already a good DIY idea, as they synnergize with the better foams seemingly. The special sony one-flanges boast sound of the budget Philips' into better depth, not accusing the original silicons of any lack in quality, though putting them in expected "better mediocre" quality range with potential to better fulfill their sign. with any fitted component of the only moddable attribute.
That given, let's say next to anything about the mentioned signature. It's surprisingly listenable and exquisite for what a "cheap" Philips canal-earphone would normally look to the eye, lets the listener shortly develop fresh musical feelings related to their special, spatial yet bassy nature with a cultured aspect, but can also, in a wider gaze, appear modestly tedious to origin of the also modest nature of their melodicity, after all exponated as the main pro, discreetly and straight to listener's ears. Unless they explicitly enjoy warm, quietly noisy, delicately "sanded" characteristics with a touch of notch. Might they be *too* cultured with their spectatory, spatial, V-curved response and lack of exponation of dynamics, probably archetypical to likers of cheaper-end Philips stuff. To somebody to enjoy explicitly the technical or dark sounding of available equipment, certainly could they prove insufficient as only gear to wear, hence be warned that in spite of their social boom might these prove lacking in musical fulfillment bringing qualities *if* you overlook comparing their natural qualities to your tastes. Nonetheless, viewed in heuristic complicity, SHE3590s' sound seem decent in all ways and all the way plesant, yet demanding constant attention to listen.
As for other characteristics, it's important to note that their looks might be a quality factor decisive to some, as SHE's have a specific sense of fashion all over them that might be to liking or sarcastic denial. Myself I got used. They look flimsy and fragile, but after 'bout 2 years of perpetual use with, normal to me, tendencies to ruin cable, I'm still very happy with their shape, deciding that the isolatory plastic on wire is a decisive factor towards their really well durability. The earpieces themselves also seem difficult to break, which sounds like a sacrifice of attractivity towards sturdiness, at this budget being definitely well-decided by producer. Comfort is great, with built never letting them fall out of ear or itch them. Sparkled with a choice of color for expression. Notably, better suited by sound definition to listen at home than on the street.
Very well made overall, not surprisingly they already start to disappear, as I reckon for another modification of series 3595.