Originally Posted by Saintkeat
....guys stop bringing beats in here. there isn't some fancy celebrity tagged to the P5s. to be relevant i expected someone to bring in B&O or Bose instead.
In my opinion the P5s beat the B&O Form 2 hands down. The P5s are far more comfortable, I suspect they will last longer as well (the foam pads on all B&O headphones wear badly) and the sound is better. I found the Form 2s had a very strong midrange with little else, the P5s have a better overall sound through out the frequency range. However, the Form 2s are £100, so less than half the price. But money no object, I would prefer the P5s.
It is much closer between Bose and the P5s sound wise at least IMO. I like the Bose sound and I understand many do not, but I have spent time with the on and around ear Bose headphones that sell for half (or less) the price that the P5s do. But the P5s make that back by using far higher quality build material. I suppose the best comparison is with the QC-15, which i have only demoed for a short time and I would go with the P5s, but for build not sound.
As for the Beats, I tried them recently as well and at £25 more than the P5s, they were shockingly bad IMO. I do not see anything design, build (similar to Shures for much less) or sound that justifies that price.