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post #871 of 961
The Philips are way better than the CX 200 or CX 475 IMO. I don't think it's really all that close. CX 475 in particular is artificial sounding with sibilance galore. Bass extension also better on the Philips. Sennheiser makes good headphones but man their cheaper in ears are disappointing.
post #872 of 961

The 475 bass is over done and not detailed. But back to back for me both sound better. The MH1c sound much better than all of these. But I can't keep them in at all.

 

Many suggest you need to change the tips to get the best out of the philips. Maybe I haven't found the right combination. For me they are ok. But no more than that. 

post #873 of 961
It's tough to make a definitive statement about sound signature. There are too many variables involved: w or w/out an amp, listening level, the DAP, bit rate, among others.

I have found a combination and EQ setting that works well for me:


1. Sansa Clip

2. Pop EQ setting

3. Fiio E6

4. Philips 3575


They're still a little brighter than neutral, which works well for older, treble lite recordings. I'll be happy with this setup for a long time.
post #874 of 961

I found these for $4.99 and order one.  My old monoprice 8320 keeps tangling, and I hope these can replace them.

 

http://www.macmall.com/s?rch&q=philips%203590&removedLicenseFilter=false&includeLicenseFilter=true&includeImage=true&ssrc=box

post #875 of 961

So I looked all over my house for my pair of SHE3590 to go running with today. I gave up, went to get my clothes out the dryer, and out they popped. The cable strain reliefs became detached (I'll just superglue it back) but they're otherwise fine. Sound quality seems to be unaffected. Pleasantly surprised at how durable these are!

post #876 of 961
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Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post
 

So I looked all over my house for my pair of SHE3590 to go running with today. I gave up, went to get my clothes out the dryer, and out they popped. The cable strain reliefs became detached (I'll just superglue it back) but they're otherwise fine. Sound quality seems to be unaffected. Pleasantly surprised at how durable these are!

very much so, here are some pictures of mine its totally nasty feeling but again still alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

u might not be able to see it but its been through a lot (lots of sweating in the gym and pulls and tugs) theres a cut in the cable (exposing the wires but it still works) even though i paid more than probably most people here, i'm actually okay with it, seeing how long their lasting so far

post #877 of 961
So, I bought the 3590s. I think I had 3580s before, because I don't remember them having oval nozzles. The question is, what about Comply foams on them? Are there some that fit? Do they leak out because the tip's plastic core is round and doesn't fit perfectly?
post #878 of 961

The newer 2013 or 2014 3590s have the oval nozzles for a more "ergonomic comfort fit" as they put it. The older 3590s had round nozzles. Anyway, the comply T400s fit fine on them and I can't tell of any leaks although it does make the core oval shaped. I think it muffles the sound too much and I prefer silicone tips in terms of both bass and treble, FWIW.


Edited by ZapX629 - 7/10/14 at 4:23pm
post #879 of 961
Yeah, I heard that the T series foams muffles the sound. Supposedly the S series is better in that regard (on cost of isolation, which usually is more or less similar to rubber tips). Even the Ts series should be, although not as much.
Edited by Accoun - 7/10/14 at 4:33pm
post #880 of 961

I'm sure the S400 would work fine if the T400 fit. The stock tips are round too, so they just form to fit the oval shape of the nozzle. The S series may sound better, but I don't have them to test, unfortunately. Maybe someone else can chime in. 

post #881 of 961

I just thought I'd give a little update on how I feel about these little guys. At first I was unsure about them. I found the treble harsh, and it wasn't until I messed with a sine wave generator that I noticed there are two resonance peaks in the treble around 5.5k and 7.7k. After taming them with EQ as well as tweaking the overall curve I ended up with this (image from EQu):

 

 

I enjoyed that for about a month. These were the settings I had when I showed them to my Klipsch s4 owning friend who thought these had better sound and assumed they were more expensive.

 

Eventually though, after listening to a bit more raw sounding music like the Killers, I found this EQ to be too restricting. I felt I was missing out on the "fun" people mention when they talk about the 3590s. After more tweaking I ended up with this:

 

 

As you can see, I raised the bass and treble almost to stock. I tweaked those two peaks a bit by narrowing the frequencies I was correcting and dropping them down even more. I'm happy with this EQ, though I do sometimes go back to my original EQ for some more mellow music.

 

I still see my EQ as a work in progress. I might go back to the sine wave at some point to try to zero in on precisely what frequencies are giving me trouble. I think there might be one more even higher that I can pick out in some songs.

 

In the end, I'm very impressed by these $5 IEMs. Great sound after some TLC. I'm thinking about buying a couple and giving them to friends.

post #882 of 961
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Originally Posted by Accoun View Post

So, I bought the 3590s. I think I had 3580s before, because I don't remember them having oval nozzles. The question is, what about Comply foams on them? Are there some that fit? Do they leak out because the tip's plastic core is round and doesn't fit perfectly?

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Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post

The newer 2013 or 2014 3590s have the oval nozzles for a more "ergonomic comfort fit" as they put it. The older 3590s had round nozzles. Anyway, the comply T400s fit fine on them and I can't tell of any leaks although it does make the core oval shaped. I think it muffles the sound too much and I prefer silicone tips in terms of both bass and treble, FWIW.

Oval nozzles? eek.gif I've bought 3590s this year and don't see no oval nozzles eek.gif Could you guys post a picture?
post #883 of 961

I'm pretty sure there are two versions, one called "clear sound" and one called "dynamic bass" or something like that. I bought both to test the difference, but both had oval nozzles and sounded exactly alike. The older model blue (2013, round nozzle) was a dark or royal blue, where the newer (oval, 2014) was the more vibrant blue. I think they updated the colors a bit when they redesigned the nozzle. I actually like the feel of the oval nozzle, and it doesn't change the sound quality. Anyway, here's some pics of how they look with and without tips.

 

 

 

 


Edited by ZapX629 - 7/20/14 at 5:46pm
post #884 of 961
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZapX629 View Post

I'm pretty sure there are two versions, one called "clear sound" and one called "dynamic bass" or something like that. I bought both to test the difference, but both had oval nozzles and sounded exactly alike. The older model blue (2013, round nozzle) was a dark or royal blue, where the newer (oval, 2014) was the more vibrant blue. I think they updated the colors a bit when they redesigned the nozzle. I actually like the feel of the oval nozzle, and it doesn't change the sound quality. Anyway, here's some pics of how they look with and without tips.

Yeah, like pan hje120s.....Thx for the pictures.....
post #885 of 961

Hi all, I'm interested in buying a pair of Philips SHE3590. These earphones are discontinued right? http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHE3590PP-10-Headphone-Purple/dp/B007BOL77S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1406494596&sr=1-1&keywords=Philips+SHE3590 Is this the correct one?

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