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post #151 of 173
I was thinking about grabbing one of these soon. Should I wait for an upgrade from b&w since its already 2.5 years old? Any others to consider?
post #152 of 173

I have heard of "P5 Pad V2" 

 

Is this true? How can I find them if there is a better pad than factory defaults?

post #153 of 173
I had mine P5's for nearly two years now and have only just recently paired them with a Fiio amp, this has improved upper frequency and lower extension no end and improved imaging. I highly recommend them and have never had any build quality issues after using them virtually every day!
post #154 of 173

How do these sound in comparison to the Logitech UE6000? Comfort?

I've never used headphones that have ear pads like these.

post #155 of 173

Does anyone know if there are any fake P5s out there?

Just wondering. It doesn't sound very possible to me as these headphones are made by very expensive materials and therefore I can''t see any point in producing counterfelts. I would be interested to hear your opinions.

 

B&W claims there are fake products but doesn't specify which of their models have been ''copied'' if any.


Edited by G_T_J - 9/7/13 at 12:39am
post #156 of 173

Aren`t those magnets with their magnetic field kind of dangerous in long terms because  of magnetic field exposuring on the ears and the head?Just curious...

post #157 of 173
^some studies suggest, though it is mostly alternating magnetic fields that pose a problem. If you care about that buy ultrasone or Stax.
The field strength can actually be very strong with headphones, 10 times stronger than the upper limit of say your computer monitor
post #158 of 173
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^some studies suggest, though it is mostly alternating magnetic fields that pose a problem. If you care about that buy ultrasone or Stax.
The field strength can actually be very strong with headphones, 10 times stronger than the upper limit of say your computer monitor

Now,mentioning this,I thought about the magnets of the speakers themselves - they are also very close to our heads,so probably it`s ony my doubt that this can be dangerous.

I really like B&W , but P3 (because of the price tag,you know).Enjoy listening them!

post #159 of 173
No studies I have heArd about suggest it is dangerous. Only side effects
post #160 of 173
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No studies I have heArd about suggest it is dangerous. Only side effects

Side effects are also kind of dangers, literally.

Anyway,I think the side effects come from intensity and time of exposure.

post #161 of 173
Of course. I have not found any difference after using one of ultrasones mu shielded models exclusively compared to my he-500 though. Oth I seem to get fatigued especially when tired by the he-500
post #162 of 173

Ok, so i have had the P5 for two years now.  The cable really sucks.  Within the first month, the cover to the volume control came off.  And I don't even use it because I don't have any apple products.  Recently the right driver seems to stop delivering any low end note.  All the mid to high frequency can be heard, but no bass.  Is this a driver issue?  or cable?  Anybody have this problem?

post #163 of 173
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Ok, so i have had the P5 for two years now.  The cable really sucks.  Within the first month, the cover to the volume control came off.  And I don't even use it because I don't have any apple products.  Recently the right driver seems to stop delivering any low end note.  All the mid to high frequency can be heard, but no bass.  Is this a driver issue?  or cable?  Anybody have this problem?

 

Are you sure you don't have earwax buildup? My IEM's were not sitting in my ear fully yesterday and I tried getting rid of some of the wax around the ear canal by using some ear drops that are supposed to help. That is what did the trick in my case.

post #164 of 173
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Ok, so i have had the P5 for two years now.  The cable really sucks.  Within the first month, the cover to the volume control came off.  And I don't even use it because I don't have any apple products.  Recently the right driver seems to stop delivering any low end note.  All the mid to high frequency can be heard, but no bass.  Is this a driver issue?  or cable?  Anybody have this problem?

Are you sure you don't have earwax buildup? My IEM's were not sitting in my ear fully yesterday and I tried getting rid of some of the wax around the ear canal by using some ear drops that are supposed to help. That is what did the trick in my case.
Improper seal will kill the bass with iems.
Impacted ear wax will muffle the sound.
post #165 of 173
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Improper seal will kill the bass with iems.
Impacted ear wax will muffle the sound.

 

I have had the later on occasion, usually during a spring cold or ear infection.

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