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post #16 of 57
No pricing yet?
post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
No pricing yet?
250 GBP:

Hifi Gear ~ ~ B&W P5 headphones
post #18 of 57
I'm looking forward to hearing a set, they have been designed with the ipod in mind and even have a microphone built in. I can't see why though! Not overly keen on the design, but knowing B&W they will sound pretty good. They don't do things half hearted!
post #19 of 57
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These look so incredibly uncomfortable. I think Grado has been one upped this time, and that's saying something.
I wouldn't go that far, at least these look like they have cushy padding. Grado padding is just brutal...
post #20 of 57
looks like surgical equipment from the 19th century
post #21 of 57
If they are voiced anything like their speakers, be prepared for a decidedly upward tilt. B&W is a widely known name, but when it comes to audiophile quality it is much more reputation than reality. The old saying... "you don't know what you don't know" applies to buzz about B&W.
post #22 of 57
Thread Starter 
The B&W P-5 headphones will be $299 when they come to the USA.
B&W's new P5 headphones, MM-1 PC speakers available soon | Crave - CNET

They are already available for sale at the Apple Store in the UK.
post #23 of 57
As much as I love my B&W speakers, I will probably give these a try.
post #24 of 57
Hey Rob, they are cool. I got to demo them a few weeks ago. David Baker of B & W Group had them. 20db of Isolation with no electronics, just the pads. They are built like a tank. Very sturdy.
post #25 of 57
Yes, I too dislike the oval shape inside the square, but maybe, just maybe the shape was found to reduce unwanted resonances...
post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by BIG POPPA View Post
Hey Rob, they are cool. I got to demo them a few weeks ago. David Baker of B & W Group had them. 20db of Isolation with no electronics, just the pads. They are built like a tank. Very sturdy.
Sweet. Sounds like it could be a nice travel headphone for me. Looking forward to trying them.
post #27 of 57
I tried these for a quick second in the Apple Store. I didn't hook it up with my iPod but it was with an iPod nano playing 256kbps. Uhh...I didn't like it. It reminded me of Bose or Monster Beats to my ears. Quite congested and a bit muddy to my ears.
post #28 of 57
Well that's not encouraging, but an iPod Nano playing 256kbps is not going to be the best test...
post #29 of 57
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Well that's not encouraging, but an iPod Nano playing 256kbps is not going to be the best test...
Nor was my iPod touch 1st gen going to be any good, but it shouldn't have made much difference and I got to know the sound signature from it. Not the best, but sound isolating was good I think?
post #30 of 57
Someone did mention in earlier posts that these would be along the lines of bose,that is the case then its a shame.
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