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post #526 of 901

I tried the radians kit also, but not with the philips headphones (I tried the MP 8320).  The kit from the earplug store comes with a foam plug that you put in your ear and a syringe to inject the silicon into your ear.  With this, you get a tip that goes deep into the canal.  With the radians kit, you can't always be sure that the earphone is perfectly aimed at your ear canal.  This is the problem I kept having.  By using the casting/mold method, I drilled a hole and used the heatshrink to make sure the earphone was pointed directly at my ear canal.  

post #527 of 901
Anyone have sansa clip zip rockboxed eq config equal to joe postpofit eq settings? Please share...
This earphone was good with default eq, but the cable is sucks...
post #528 of 901

For those who are interested in getting these, here are a list of places and prices I've found these:

 

CVS (B&M and online): $15

Office Max (B&M and online): $15

Target (B&M only): $15

TJ Maxx (B&M only, only some locations): $7

 

I got mine at Office Max when I had a $5 off coupon because the closest TJ Maxx didn't have them.  I was in a different TJ Maxx the other day and saw them for $7.  Almost bought a second pair!

post #529 of 901
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Originally Posted by johnnycr View Post

For those who are interested in getting these, here are a list of places and prices I've found these:

 

CVS (B&M and online): $15

Office Max (B&M and online): $15

Target (B&M only): $15

TJ Maxx (B&M only, only some locations): $7

 

I got mine at Office Max when I had a $5 off coupon because the closest TJ Maxx didn't have them.  I was in a different TJ Maxx the other day and saw them for $7.  Almost bought a second pair!

 

I got 2 pairs for $6.95 each shipped on EBay last week. Fast shipping too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221096693722?var=520103920613&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

post #530 of 901
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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post

I got 2 pairs for $6.95 each shipped on EBay last week. Fast shipping too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221096693722?var=520103920613&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
Wow that's a good deal
post #531 of 901

Did any of you ever try the Philips SHS8000/100?

 

I have these and I think they are pretty good. As you can see on my signature, I have a Sennheiser HD555, and while the Sennheiser is better (more detailed across the whole range, more neutral), they are definitely not ~10x better than the SHS8000 as the price would imply. Heck, I'd have a hard time saying they are 3x better. (I know, these are completely arbitrary units, but you get the idea tongue.gif).

 

Now my father wants some cheap in-ears, and I'm considering getting him these SHE3570/80/90. Can anyone compare them against the SHS8000/100?

post #532 of 901
Thread Starter 
I have the SHE8005 (mic'd version of 8000 I think?) and don't think they are anything special. More bloated midbass than 35xx
post #533 of 901
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

I have the SHE8005 (mic'd version of 8000 I think?) and don't think they are anything special. More bloated midbass than 35xx

No, I said SHS8000, they are completely different. wink.gif

 

This mini-review pretty much nails it...

 

EDIT:

So, I tried the SHE3500 today (black with blue tips, in case you're wondering). I didn't test extensively, though I did some equalization by ear (and it turned out pretty similar to your Android EQ - which is a good sign I guess, I wasn't aiming for it at all).

 

It sounded okay, but I honestly think my SHS8000 is better. I thought the SHE3500 sounded a bit harsh and sibilant, especially without EQ (but then again, I'm usually very sensible to harsh treble). The SHS8000 sounds closer to my reference (HD555) out of the box, and I can get it even closer with EQ.

 

I'm not a huge believer of burn-in but maybe, just maybe, that's the reason the SHE3500 sounded harsh... If my opinion changes in the future, I'll report back.

I mean, I guess it's good for a $10 IEM, but I didn't find it as impressive as some of you do, sadly (I really really wanted to)...


Edited by Vitor Machado - 3/4/13 at 7:07pm
post #534 of 901
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Originally Posted by Vitor Machado View Post

No, I said SHS8000, they are completely different. wink.gif

 

EDIT:

So, I tried the SHE3500 today (black with blue tips, in case you're wondering). I didn't test extensively, though I did some equalization by ear (and it turned out pretty similar to your Android EQ - which is a good sign I guess, I wasn't aiming for it at all).

 

It sounded okay, but I honestly think my SHS8000 is better. I thought the SHE3500 sounded a bit harsh and sibilant, especially without EQ (but then again, I'm usually very sensible to harsh treble).

Sorry to seem pedantic - but you wrote about the Philips SHE3500 - when this thread is about the SHE3580 -

are you sure they are the same? - they do look very, very similar in pictures -

but by doing a bit of googling I found the pdf leaflets (links given) for both:

 

Philips SHE3580
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/she3580_28/she3580_28_pss_aen.pdf


Sound
• Frequency response: 12 - 23 500 Hz
•Impedance: 16 ohm
• Maximum power input: 50 mW
• Sensitivity: 102 dB
•Type: Dynamic

Philips SHE3500
http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/she3500bl_00/she3500bl_00_pss_eng.pdf


Sound
•Impedance: 16 ohm
• Maximum power input: 50 mW
• Sensitivity: 100 dB
•Type: Dynamic
• Frequency response: 12 - 22,500 Hz

 

It seems the specs say they are different both in frequency response, and sensitivity -

the two areas that do make significant and noticeable sonic differences.

--

Vincent


Edited by UnknownVT - 3/11/13 at 11:06am
post #535 of 901
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Originally Posted by UnknownVT View Post

Sorry to seem pedantic - but you wrote about the Philips SHE3500 - when this thread is about the SHE3580 -

are you sure they are the same? - they do look very, very similar in pictures -

but by doing a bit of googling I found the pdf leaflets (links given) for both

I don't know, from what I gathered here the whole 35xx series was supposed to sound the same.

 

So maybe that's the reason... (though I really doubt they sound that different)

post #536 of 901
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Originally Posted by Vitor Machado View Post

I don't know, from what I gathered here the whole 35xx series was supposed to sound the same.

 

So maybe that's the reason... (though I really doubt they sound that different)

Really?

 

The spec's of the SHE3800 actually are different from those of the SHE3580 -

Frequency response: 12 - 22,500 Hz (SHE3500) vs 12 - 23 500 Hz (SHE3580)

Sensitivity: 100 dB (SHE3500) vs 102 dB (SHE3580)

so they ARE different IEMs.

 

Do you have a pair of SHE3580 to compare, please?

 

Thanks,

--

Vincent


Edited by UnknownVT - 3/12/13 at 10:37am
post #537 of 901

Waiting for my SHE3590 to come. Excited!

post #538 of 901
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Originally Posted by thearcher4 View Post

Waiting for my SHE3590 to come. Excited!


does it have the same spec and sound with 3580?

post #539 of 901

Having trawled though this thread and forum in general, I would say yes. From what I have gathered, the SHE3590 is the sucessor to the now discontinued (?) SHE3580. The difference between them is only cosmetic, with the newer SHE3590 coming in more colors.

 

Sound-wise - they are same smily_headphones1.gif

post #540 of 901

Just got my pair of SHEs, I can only thank Joe Bloggs for the discovery! The bass blows me off, everytime. The music quality is just awesome, love it to bits!

 

My fav IEM ever. beyersmile.png

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