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post #16 of 31
No, if anything the exasperation of the lack of products in this category.
post #17 of 31
Read this review from trustedreviews, the reviewer really really likes it. Just like the reviewer, a few other bloggers like it when pairing with an ipod; I don't mean to insult anyone, this headphone seems color the plain sounding ipod well enough.
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones Review - MP3 Reviews - TrustedReviews
post #18 of 31
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Yes i have had them for a month and i love them more and more with ever listen.
its love or hate with these though
What have you compared them to? It seems that they are overpriced for what they offer, have you listened to other $300 headphones for a comparison?

 

I design and build sound quality car audio systems and have done quite a bit of work in recording studios so I know what good balanced transparent Hi-Fi sound is..  I dont just compare the P5s to other cans.. I Compare them to the great sound reproductions i have heard under live sound acoustic and studio settings.
 

post #19 of 31
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just got them today and boy! was i pleased with the quality. Fun overall sound. Lets wait for burn in

post #20 of 31

Great in comfort and very sturdy. But I can care less for its sound. In all honestly, go to an Apple Store and check it out yourself. Bring your own music player if you want to see how it does with your music.

 

post #21 of 31
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But there's nothing to compare these too. True portables (NOT dj phones or reference phones) around 300 are few and far between. I've personally heard an ESW9 but didn't find it much better just different, but didn't see it as equally portable. The wood was too attention grabbing if I'm being honest.

When the beyer portables come out there will be a legitimate comparison. Until then, all you need to compare these to is bose and dre, and they win.

Sure you could compare these to at-home phones with 300 dollars of sound quality and 50 cents of plastic, but that doesn't seem right. These are meant for crappy ipod inputs and make them sound better than they have any right to.



Actually, you're forgetting Phiaton's offerings. Which power very nicely from a portable, and they cost less, and at the very least, compete with the B&W's  And the Phiaton comfort is supreme. Haven't ever had the B&W's on my head for long, so can't comment on that part.  Finally, the Phiatons don't seem to need any more power than a portable, but still scale up when amped. 

post #22 of 31
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@ thesearch: how many hours do you have on them phiatons? are they good? cause i ordered one recently


Edited by 2rooi123 - 5/21/10 at 5:27am
post #23 of 31
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I design and build sound quality car audio systems and have done quite a bit of work in recording studios so I know what good balanced transparent Hi-Fi sound is..  I dont just compare the P5s to other cans.. I Compare them to the great sound reproductions i have heard under live sound acoustic and studio settings.
 


Back to ignored.......forum change lost my ignore list.

 

 

post #24 of 31
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@ thesearch: how many hours do you have on them phiatons? are they good? cause i ordered one recently



Been on my head 15 hours. From the moment they were delivered yesterday morning they've been running in. Listening to the subtle changes in the sonics. They are doing nicely so far. The sound is kind of unique. They have some of the intimacy and immediacy of iem's, and decent soundstage, but not up to open cans. This pair is the PS320......Far better than most, especially given it's easy to drive. I will be putting up a review in the next couple weeks.

post #25 of 31
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oh i thought you had the ms 400 haha

post #26 of 31
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oh i thought you had the ms 400 haha


If that's what you ordered, they have much high praise from many very well respected headfiers.

Described as a Monster beats, with better tighter bass, along with the entire spectrum being much better/cleaner. You should be pleased.
 

post #27 of 31
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i hope they can cope up with the es10's or at least p5's

post #28 of 31

Still haven't had a chance to hear the esw10's I would be very surprised if you don't think the MS 400's don't sound better than the P5's  Phiaton is working hard to make the best product for the money.

The PS 320's are for reviewing.

post #29 of 31
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do the 320's lack bass?

post #30 of 31
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do the 320's lack bass?



They are a little lean so far....but detail and speed are great. Not that they don't have bass, it's just not the focus, the PS320 are intended for listening critically and hearing all the micro details. It's jsut a taste that many like. Whle the MS400 have very authoritive bass, without screwing up the rest of the music.


Edited by the search never ends - 5/21/10 at 7:21am
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