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post #736 of 955

When I was on the Officeworks site, I came across the SHE3590 for $12.88. Pretty good considering another store sells them for $25. 

http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/Audio/Headphones/In-Ear-Headphones/PHHE3590BK

post #737 of 955
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

When I was on the Officeworks site, I came across the SHE3590 for $12.88. Pretty good considering another store sells them for $25. 

http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/Audio/Headphones/In-Ear-Headphones/PHHE3590BK

 

 

Same deal here in Canada. Target at 25 bucks Wal Mart, literally 1 block away 12 bucks. Makes one want to scracth their extremities in wonder.

post #738 of 955

Ok so i went back to the shop where i bought the 3590 for a replacement. They gave me a new pair and they have the same problem. The left driver has a slightly lower and distorted sound compared to the right one. But when i plug the jack halfway through, the sound on the left driver is proper. What causes that?


Despite this problem, those IEMs have a much better sound than the sennheiser HD201

post #739 of 955

You have had a similar problem with three different IEMs. That don't make sense. Your music source is faulty. Probably the jack socket.

post #740 of 955
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Originally Posted by Sleep Mode zZ View Post
 

You have had a similar problem with three different IEMs. That don't make sense. Your music source is faulty. Probably the jack socket.

You said it all.

post #741 of 955

but i tested with both my PC and my smartphone, i don't understand what the problem might be

 

Could it be possible that the phone's socket is also faulty? I'm at loss here. Because my HD201 don't have that problem so i don't know whats going on.

post #742 of 955

That's weird. You did not in your previous post tell that you tested with two sources so I assumed that you only used one source and that the fault must have been in it.

 

 

Getting three similarly defective earphones is not impossible but so unlikely that you should check other possibilities. Could you loan your earphones to a friend or a relative and ask them to tell if they notice the same problem? (Wash the tips if needed.) Try to get to the bottom of the issue by experimenting with every possible combination of ears, headphones, source and music.

post #743 of 955

Tested with another computer and the problem is still there. Well, the likelihood that i get two defective IEM's from one stock is very low, i think the stock of SHE3590 sold by the shop might be defective. They only had like 8 on the stall, they have to be all from the same batch. Now i need to find something that sounds at least as good, has better build quality, and that isn't prohibitively expansive. Or buy a 3580 online hoping it wouldn't be a defect.

post #744 of 955
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Originally Posted by mahmoud View Post
 

Tested with another computer and the problem is still there. Well, the likelihood that i get two defective IEM's from one stock is very low, i think the stock of SHE3590 sold by the shop might be defective. They only had like 8 on the stall, they have to be all from the same batch. Now i need to find something that sounds at least as good, has better build quality, and that isn't prohibitively expansive. Or buy a 3580 online hoping it wouldn't be a defect.

 

The sennheiser CX150 was also similarly defective? I trust that you have not  listened to the same track every time when testing the phones? :smile: You could also let a friend to listen in case you have a mental disorder. :tongue_smile:  It seems that your situation is indeed against the odds and the best course of action is to order more phones for testing purposes.:smile: 

 

(You wrote: " But when i plug the jack halfway through, the sound on the left driver is proper. What causes that?" When I plug the jack in halfway through on my dap, I get mono sound, the stereo separation disappers. Do that happen with your phones? Otherwise you could listen with the phones plugged halfway through.)

post #745 of 955

Yeah the half way plugged part is still the case. It's halfway through, and the sound is clear on the left driver (no sound on the right driver as the plug is halfway through), then when fully plugged, the sound gets distorded

 

maybe the problem doesn't come from the driver, but then i have no idea where it could come from

the plug itself? i have no idea how these things work

post #746 of 955

 

Lower volume and distortion could be a driver problem but  it would not disappear when toying with the plug. That makes me suspect that maybe the plug could be somehow slightly too small, or too big, or disproportioned in some other way and that results in contact problems. But I don't reallly know anything about these things so your guess is as good as mine.:smile:

post #747 of 955
Thread Starter 
Try wiping the plug clean with some tissue. I've seen / heard many cases where oxidation on the plug causes something like this. Also try twisting yhe plug around inside the socket.
post #748 of 955

Hi guys

 

 What can be the difference between SHE 3580/3590 and SHE 9700/98 ? The latter ones are twice the price of the previous  ones.

post #749 of 955
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Originally Posted by vishpt View Post
 

Hi guys

 

 What can be the difference between SHE 3580/3590 and SHE 9700/98 ? The latter ones are twice the price of the previous  ones.

 

Read here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-monster-gratitudes-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/3195#post_8671306

 

SHE9800 isn't as good as 9700.


SHE5101 is a better version of 9700:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-monster-gratitudes-kef-m200-pg835-philips-fidelio-s2-pg-724/1125#post_8230540

post #750 of 955

These sounded terrible with default tips. Shrill, harsh, terrible isolation, no bass at ALL! It wasn't until I put on some comply t400 I felt the music.

 

Anyone else feel this way?? 

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