^hmmm... so did you changed yours?
Did you mod your pads?
I did not mod them, but the fabric covering the pads would not have an effect like that. In my opinion, it has more to do with the foam they used. Both the density and the placement. Just an opinion.
I just recently received these and wanted to give some feedback on my impressions.
First off, build quality and aesthetics are really top notch. They look amazing, are comfortable and light.
The sound is quite interesting. I'm coming from a pair of DT990 600Ohm that I recently sold. I can tell you I was quite surprised by the small soundstage. It really is a big difference and something I don't think I'll ever be able to get used too. What is also quite different is the lows. My DT990s were excellent at reproducing the low frequencies. This headphone does a good job, but I find that it lacks some impact. Wishing there was a bit more "sub bass" but I'm sure this has more to do with the size of the driver than anything else. I find the mids to be excellent and vocals are quite crisp and clear. As for the treble, I find it quite enjoyable. It's still clean and crisp, although I do agree a bit "hidden" behind the mids. I wish they were a bit more forward.
Overall I like these headphones a lot. One thing it has made me realize, is that I much prefer open around the ear headphones with a bigger soundstage.
to all the p3 owners here...
there is a way of improving the sound / solution to the problem without modding the pads.
its the equalizer.
if you guys use ios - iphone/ipod touch as a dap, try to download the app ACCUDIO.
input your headphone BOWER AND WILKINS brand, then the model P3.
that way, it will help improve the HIGHS department.
i just tried it yesterday.
and the sound really really improved alot.
and im enjoying it now as a PLAYER APP than the stock music player.
the sound will be more FLAT, lively and youll feel the improvement.
if you want to hear the same as before P3, just use your stock Music Player app from ios.
its just that simple.
and using ACCUDIO makes me happy (somehow i didnt have to mod the pads).
its a FREE APP by the way.
you can choose a FREE one headphone brand. choose p3.
mids take a little step back.
treble a little more front than before.
bass is more quicker and defined.
seems like your music is a little cleaner.
before everything seems like natural yet a little muddy.
but i enjoy both sounds btw.