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Agreed, I would not want to use this amp with a really fast headphone, it's best when mated with a forgiving headphone or something maybe a little laid back or warm sounding. It sounds great with my Momentum, P7, HD600 and even HE-500, but is just too much with my Grado and HD800. I'd love to hear this with some LCD cans...
There's nothing wrong with his P7, when are people gonna learn that we all hear things differently. Although I enjoy and use the P7 more now, I think the Momentum is clearly a more neutral headphone. The P7 has a more lively and open sound, but no way it's more neutral than the Momentum, my ears and measurements both agree on this.
I've been comparing them both for a few days now, and honestly I can't do much better than that for an answer.  The one thing I'll add is they compliment the P7 nicely since they have a more laid back sound.  I'll be keeping both because they're different enough, but if you can only keep one the best advice I can give is buy one and see how you like the treble - if it's perfect for you then the other headphone likely won't be and if you don't like the treble then the other...
With the Theorem compared to the iPod Classic directly the difference with the P7 is quite significant.  With a lesser amp like a Fiio or the Schiit Modi that difference is marginal, with a solution like the Theorem you're clearly in a different league and the difference is obvious.
Price lowered to $150
Funny, because I totally disagree, a better amp yields much more difference than the cable swap...
I won't argue with you preferring the P5 over the P7, as I said before you like what you like.  However, I do take issue with your statement that "the P7 does not benefit from extra amplification", as I feel that needs better clarification for those reading this thread.     The P7 doesn't NEED extra amplification, and it's such an efficient headphone that it doesn't really benefit from MORE power (so extra volume alone isn't really needed).  However, it's a revealing...
I must admit it's shocking to hear someone prefer the P5. To each his own but the P5 is a very colored headphone, but hey you like what you like.
They're pretty different. The NAD is laid back and I could listen to it for hours with no fatigue. The P7 is more exciting and has more sparkle on the high end, it's not bright overall but on some recordings the treble can be a bit harsh. I've heard people say that the P7 is never harsh or sibilant but I'd encourage If I had to choose only one it would be the P7, but they're different enough that I'll probably keep both.
I have both the NAD and P7 on hand and they're very different headphones.  The NAD have a more laid back sound, the P7 are more engaging.  I JUST got the NAD, so will share more thoughts when I do a full comparison of the two.
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