I just did some A/Bing. I think the XePort 5010 is a great deal and for bass lovers even a better deal as you can tune the bass to your liking. I actually prefer the comfort and sound of the Philips better..The philips sound more musical to me. The 5010s mids are much more forward than the SHE3580..Bass levels on both are not too far off.
The black plates just put the bass on overdrive on the Xeports but the She3580 the bass is very satisfactory and I truly doubt anyone will complain of the lack of bass on the SHE3580. The overall music presentation of the Xeport 5010 is more in your face and thicker sounding. These are crazy as sound is indeed proper on them but a bit dry sounding compared to the lusher sounding SHE3580.
It might more or less come down to sound preference.. If bass is more your thing than the Xeport 5010 wins. They come in a box with 3 tips sizes..No case but if you buy one other earphone from their web site. They throw in a case I think. I ordered the 5010 and the 3010 and got a free case. They might throw in a case for one order but I am not sure.
If a more laid back balanced smoother presentation is more your thing the SHE3580 is the better phone.. Heck they both cost a total of $25. Get both. Lol!
Edited by Dsnuts - 1/11/12 at 5:20pm