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post #496 of 824

Just got a pair of PHILIPS SHE3590(Since the 3580 is out of the market) last saturday, and when I first use it, I really don't like how it sounds, it is not full bodied unlike my previous IEM (that is not worth mentioning Haha) and then I discovered that I didn't push it a little bit more to get inside my ear. After pushing it a little bit more to get inside my ear. I was blown away how a 12$ IEM sounded like that.

 

BASS: I really like the quantity of bass in this IEM. It's a punhy bass IMO but not overpowered, it is controlled. And I really like the bass on these.

 

MIDS: I really like how to vocals sounds on these IEM especially female vocals.

 

HIGHS: The highs on this IEM is crisp and really clear, but a little harsh on some songs. It hurts like it bore holes on my ears. But by reducing the volume the harshness reduced too. I'm still hoping that the highs on this IEM become smoother as I use it. If not, I will try to replace the stock tips on these.

 

MICROPHONICS: The cable is really noisy but I don't mint it at all haha.

 

CONCLUSION: At the 12$ Price range you really can't expect it to be flawless regarding the build quality and the microphonics, but at its price I never expect it to sound very impressive. Still hoping that the HIGHS becomes smoother by using it again and again or by trying other tips.

 

Here's my impression to my first IEM. Hope you enjoy reading and sorry for my english.

post #497 of 824
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

I got mine 3595 week ago. This IEM has very nice sound and good bass, but i don't like the stock tips (they are not comfortable for me) and the cable is horrible. The cable is very stiff and very microphonic, it is almost unusable for me on the go. I believe most of the happy owners here are using them at home lying on the bed and trying not to move. Still it is a good IEM for the money and sounds very good (if you are not moving).

 

I would invest in a $1 shirt clip.  Makes all the difference in the world in the microphonics and handling of all IEMs.  That or wear the cable over the ear.

post #498 of 824

I have found the problem regarding the siblance of the treble, really need to replace the stock tips with a bi-flange or tri-flange tips. The problem is where to buy locally confused_face.gif. As much as possible, I don't want to buy internationally because of the custom tax (a real killer).

post #499 of 824

Spratly,here where i live custom tax duties are much worse than Canada or Australia,and normally whenever i can i ask to the seller to declare a much lower value on the declaration form,because otherwise i would not be able to pay those idiotic exaggerated Brazilian taxes,which here in my country would be more or less 60 percent of the sum of the product and the shipping cost altogether,more federal taxes.

Anyway,i don't think that buying a pair of earphone tips you would be paying enormous tax duties,even the cost of shipping should be much more than an half-dozen bucks.

 

I am a few days ago from receiving a pair of SHE3590 for myself from Honk Kong too,would you mind tell me which bi-flanges and tri-flanges are you looking for?

post #500 of 824
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Spratly View Post

I have found the problem regarding the siblance of the treble, really need to replace the stock tips with a bi-flange or tri-flange tips. The problem is where to buy locally confused_face.gif. As much as possible, I don't want to buy internationally because of the custom tax (a real killer).

 

I think comply tips would work much better to tame sibilance?

 

Otherwise have you thought of trying parametric EQ as per the opening post?  It worked wonders for me.

post #501 of 824
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

 

I think comply tips would work much better to tame sibilance?

 

Otherwise have you thought of trying parametric EQ as per the opening post?  It worked wonders for me.

 

As far as I want to try Comply Tips, the lifespan of that tips is my problem, since it's a foam. May I ask how long does it takes for your comply tips to wore out?. I haven't tried parametric EQ.

 

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Originally Posted by antberg View Post

Spratly,here where i live custom tax duties are much worse than Canada or Australia,and normally whenever i can i ask to the seller to declare a much lower value on the declaration form,because otherwise i would not be able to pay those idiotic exaggerated Brazilian taxes,which here in my country would be more or less 60 percent of the sum of the product and the shipping cost altogether,more federal taxes.

Anyway,i don't think that buying a pair of earphone tips you would be paying enormous tax duties,even the cost of shipping should be much more than an half-dozen bucks.

 

I am a few days ago from receiving a pair of SHE3590 for myself from Honk Kong too,would you mind tell me which bi-flanges and tri-flanges are you looking for?

 

I'm about to try shure triple flange tips or maybe Meelec Tips.


Edited by Spratly - 1/28/13 at 4:38pm
post #502 of 824

Should i go for the Philips SHE3580 or the Philips SHE3590 ?

 

Where is the difference if there is any?

 

I can get both of them around the same price.

 

thx

post #503 of 824
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Originally Posted by EAPOCS View Post

Should i go for the Philips SHE3580 or the Philips SHE3590 ?

 

Where is the difference if there is any?

 

I can get both of them around the same price.

 

thx



She3590 is the batch production, perhaps different boxing or colors.

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post #504 of 824
Quote:
Originally Posted by EAPOCS View Post

Should i go for the Philips SHE3580 or the Philips SHE3590 ?

 

Where is the difference if there is any?

 

I can get both of them around the same price.

 

thx

I'm afraid SHE3580 has been discontinued, and replaced by SHE3590.

post #505 of 824
Thread Starter 
eapocs,
if you can still get the 3580 for the same price I would go for that. Sound is identical but from what I've seen the 3580 were better constructed and had better fit and finish than the 3590.
post #506 of 824
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

eapocs,
if you can still get the 3580 for the same price I would go for that. Sound is identical but from what I've seen the 3580 were better constructed and had better fit and finish than the 3590.

SO SHE3580 is still available in the market, but in specific areas only. I really wish 3580 was still available in my country. T_T

post #507 of 824

Sound signature is really strange on the 3590. Maybe its just me but I find the highs really quite sharp.

post #508 of 824
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Originally Posted by Michael172 View Post

Sound signature is really strange on the 3590. Maybe its just me but I find the highs really quite sharp.

 

It's not just you. My ears do not like these phones without equalisation. I think there is an almost painful spike somewhere around 4 - 6 kHz.

post #509 of 824

The Postman just arrived 5 minutes ago,and finally i have a pair of this cheap earphone.Already connected to my ODac-O2 combo i can say for the price is totally worth.Well ,i don't know if those need some burn-in time,but Pearl Jam coming out those Phillips are not that bad.

The only worth listening earphone to compare them whit are my day-to-day HF5,which clearly have more detail and resolution,soundstage seem more wide.The bass on the phillips are more pronounced ,but noticeably less refined and less tight.Very superficial comparison,i wan't to see i well they performed with some equalization of yours.Take care!Satisfied for the purchase!

post #510 of 824

I'm in doubt about getting VSONIC GR02 Bass Edition from Ebay. I was going to order Vsonics when i saw this thread and bought 3590.

Any suggestion would very appreciated.

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