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post #76 of 83

Oh my!! That (tight) bass!

 

To anyone considering this, do it! As above the boomy bass on mine has tightened up significantly, and the highs are more defined too. Well worth it.

post #77 of 83
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Originally Posted by devoker View Post

What kind of scissors did you use for cutting? I tried but foam was too soft to cut.

I just used the first pair I saw in the office to be fair, your standard, run-of-the-mill scissors. It helped a bit to press the pad on the desk and compress the sponge to make some initial cuts but it wasn't too hard at all. 

post #78 of 83

I modded today. Just pulled the sponges out save the short upper line of the rectangle. The result is just like I love after getting accustomed to armature based iems. Fast and puchy basses and high clarity.The only probable issue is vocals getting closer, almost in my face atm

Lack of sponges did not have a negative effect on the comfort even though I am wearing glasses :)

post #79 of 83
Noob question: cable on p5 goes only to right ear, so I think replacing cable only make right speaker sound better, since there is another stock cable from right ear to left ear. Am I right?
post #80 of 83

Sorry to bump a really old thread but i just got a pair of P5s and not that impressed, out the box sounded just like all the reviews here muddy and not what i expected reading all the website reviews.  I checked the pads and they seem to be the newer version i have put some filler into the top, just some rolled up vet wrap i had and again seems a little better but again not what i expected.

 

They are burning in and have been since Friday, 48 hours with noise and sweeps (i think) and they will have another 48 with music.  I did try after the first 48 hours and they sounded better but not as good as the CALs they are replacing. 

 

Im hoping the extra hours burn will help as i really want to like these.

 

Im also looking at cables and can see two available for a relatively low price, the black sheep from custom cable already discussed and this one.  I know knothing about cabling is this better / any good at all?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2m-New-Silver-Plated-Audio-upgrade-Cable-For-B-W-Bowers-Wilkins-P5-Headphone-/221655946147?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item339bb953a3

post #81 of 83

HI! I have the cable with iPod remote, and unfortunately I have run over that cable with my office chair and destroyed the "remote" part of that cable. Where can I get a close to original cable as possible? It does not have to be original, but a high quality cable to suite the cans. Thanks! 

 

edit: wow what a bump! Return to the threads of the living! 

 

edit2: the cable in question can be bought here for around 17£

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/b-and-w-p5-replacement-1.2-metre-lead-including-mic.html


Edited by paulkemp - 7/20/16 at 1:37am
post #82 of 83

SLIGHTLY off- topic.....but....

 

I just bought a used pair of B&W P5, Series2..........with the new, completely redesigned drivers.

 

The SQ, when playing lossless files, through a Fiio E17 headphone amp/DAC............is FABULOUS!

 

A definite audible improvement over my Senn HD 598's......for the gendre of music I listen to (blues).

 

I feel that this is an important consideration. The "best" phones for a (say) classical listener, are probably NOT "the best" for (say) a rock listener.

 

Cheers, del Sol

post #83 of 83
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Originally Posted by michaelgordon View Post
 

Sorry to bump a really old thread but i just got a pair of P5s and not that impressed, out the box sounded just like all the reviews here muddy and not what i expected reading all the website reviews.  I checked the pads and they seem to be the newer version i have put some filler into the top, just some rolled up vet wrap i had and again seems a little better but again not what i expected.

 

They are burning in and have been since Friday, 48 hours with noise and sweeps (i think) and they will have another 48 with music.  I did try after the first 48 hours and they sounded better but not as good as the CALs they are replacing. 

 

Im hoping the extra hours burn will help as i really want to like these.

 

Im also looking at cables and can see two available for a relatively low price, the black sheep from custom cable already discussed and this one.  I know knothing about cabling is this better / any good at all?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2m-New-Silver-Plated-Audio-upgrade-Cable-For-B-W-Bowers-Wilkins-P5-Headphone-/221655946147?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item339bb953a3


So how's the P5 sound now?

They're my best portable headphones, but at the beginning I hated them exactly like you, unimpressed at the point I was asking myself how B&W could sell this crap!

 

Don't mess filling pads the first days, they need to memorize your ear shape, just let them play a lot, and maybe later do the mod only if bass is too boomy.

My last pair of pads were OK from start and don't need any mod. I believe B&W made its own mod in the meantime.

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