Since this is a portable headphone, i had it plugged into the dacport to a macbook.
The P5 has clarity without being sibilant..smooth sounding without fatigue.
(quite surprised how the sound can travel thru tat thick foam without being compromised ..nice job! )
vocals are beautiful, bass is not weak or muddy, James Ingram sounds smooth n sonorous, beautiful...soaring too.
The soundstage is not congested, or funneled.. the presentation is very slightly hallish in a NICE manner. BIG sounding.
I have rotated thru more than ten songs, over many genres, all very enjoyable. Nothing annoying, i will consider this a great pair of portable.
It is not a lean analytical cold type of headfone.
I like this very much.
Edited by Lorspeaker - 4/6/11 at 7:38pm