Philips SHE3580 / SHE3581
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? The Philips SHE3580 / SHE3581 are a budget line earphone with a mainstream brand backing them up. Philips is very famous as a brand of electronics, house appliances and even as a headphone and earphone manufacturer. The Philips SHE 3580 / SHE3581 have a very small size that can fit in any pocket or carrying bag without taking much space.
Although being tiny they are not as minuscule as the Sennheiser CX200, Somic MH403, JBL T110, Remax RM-565i or UiiSii Hi-705 but still they are smaller than many standard sized earphones (for example: KZ EDR2, Elephone E1 or Inpher FUQING B-2)
Housings are made of plastic but feel fairly tough to withstand some normal beating without falling apart.
Housings are made of plastic but feel fairly tough to withstand some normal beating without falling apart. On the other hand, cable is the very cheap usual type that has been used for decades with earphones (which is kind of dated for today standards), they do not offer much anti-tangle performance and feel fragile; the cable has the same quality as what is found on the Panasonic RP-HJE120 ErgoFit, Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125, Panasonic ErgoFit Plus RP-HJE190 or the JVC Gumy Plus HA-FX5.
The Philips SHE3580 / SHE3581 can be purchased in a large variety of colors and each will have a different model naming: black (SHE3580), white (SHE3581), blue (SHE3582), pink (SHE3583), purple (SHE3584). To be even more accurate these model names are usually followed by a “-” and/or a slash to identify the exact model (for example, the black version’s full model name is Philips SHE3580-BK/28) but let’s not be too picky about this.
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Accessories & Packaging
The Philips SHE3580 come inside a blister (damn!) with 2 extra pair of eartips.
Bass & Sub Bass
Overall bass of the Philips SHE3580 is conservative with sub-bass lacking depth and mid-bass not providing too much punch or energy. Some of the earphones that have showed a conservative type of bass sometimes fall short to provide enough warmth or fulfill bass required even on less bassier songs but the Philips SHE3580 are able to suffice the requirements for music types that are not bass intensive or for listeners that prefer less bass-prone earphones.
… the Philips SHE3580 are able to suffice the requirements for music types that are not bass intensive…
After applying an EQ, the SHE3580 become punchier and deeper but not a radical change and everything started to sound too muddy.
Under our extreme bass test (custom basshead EQ, amplification through a Fiio E12 set to high gain and bass boost on) the Philips SHE3580 managed 37% of Fiio’s maximum power and gained depth and punch but still they are not very bassy. Do not expect any type of basshead rumble or impact from them.
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Mids & Vocals
The Philips SHE3580 show some recession on lower mids but not that much as to sound muddy, higher mids and the higher middle mids get harsh but only with high peaks. An EQ clears up some of the lower mids but they start to sound boxy and higher mids become very harsh.
Highs & Treble
Highs of the SHE3580 are bright without much definition but some detail, they are very piercing and a bit sibilant. So, the resulting combination can be a bad choice for treble sensitive people. With an EQ a lot of detail is gained but they become way too piercing and sibilance is enhanced too.
The sound that leaks out of the Philips is a bit on the high side, you can expect a performance noticeably below many average earphones. Planning to use them in libraries or at bed with your partner nearby is not a smart idea.
Isolating from noises they do their job quite better than what they did with sound leakage, the Philips SH3580 are able to noticeably block noises but to achieve a better level of isolation they need higher volume levels applied.
The Philips SHE3580 are wonderfully comfortable, the small size and very light weight makes them easy to transport and wear. They can be used for prolonged time and will not generate any pain. Despite the small size they have a good enough housing length and form factor that allows them to be easily grabbed, put in/out and re-positioned; something that the Sennheiser CX200 struggle because of their tiny size and slippery back housing design.
Response to Equalization
On every audio frequency the Philips SHE3580 showed a similar kind of response to custom equalization, improving slightly their basal performances but not groundbreaking and introducing problems like mids harshness, boxy vocals, muddy sound and piercing highs.
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- Accessories - 5/105/10
- Design - 8/108/10
- Bass - 6.75/106.8/10
- Mids - 6.75/106.8/10
- Highs - 6.5/106.5/10
- Sound Leak - 5.75/105.8/10
- Sound Isolation - 7/107/10
- Comfort - 9/109/10
- Response to EQ - 6/106/10
- Value for Money - 6.5/106.5/10
- Cheap and accessible price
- Very comfortable and small
- The conservative bass performance can be a pro for some listeners
- Sound quality is mediocre
- The budget line of many big brands earphones are tending to have lousy performance, construction quality and do not excel in the sound quality department, the Philips SHE3580 are certainly on this line of tendency. We understand that mainstream brands want to lower costs on their cheaper earphones sacrificing some aspects but nowadays there are many other brands (most of them Chinese) that are offering good to outstanding products with extremely competitive prices.
You can buy the Philips SHE3580 if intending to have an extra pair of earphones to throw in your backpack and not worry much about what could happen to them.
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|Cord||Y-type, round cord|
|Plug||Stereo mini plug|
|Supplied Accessories||2x Earphone tips|
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