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Still curious about what you guys think of these with the pads off. :ears

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Still curious about what you guys think of these with the pads off. :ears

I'll give that a try and report back. If it does sound a lot better, perhaps someone creative can make some custom pads for sale.
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post #153 of 163
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Still curious about what you guys think of these with the pads off. :ears

 

A hell of a lot brighter and shrill sounding. Less weight (and bass) in the sound as well. I think it's horrible

And it hurts! Thanks Tyll ;)

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I'll give that a try and report back. If it does sound a lot better, perhaps someone creative can make some custom pads for sale.


I would do that, I just need to get my hands on a pair

post #155 of 163

They sound more neutral, but due to the lack of the resonator the bass almost completely goes away unless you press them down onto your ears a bit.  The P5 sound awesome and I find them quite revealing.

 

Here are a few charts Tyll has up for the P5 and some for the P3:

 

P5 test 1:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BowersandWilkinsP5.pdf

 

P5 test 2:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BowersandWilkinsP5Test2.pdf

 

P3:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BowersWilkinsP3.pdf

 

Judging by the almost +15dB rise near 110 Hz as well as almost +10dB near 90 Hz it is a wonder we can hear the treble at all.  Perhaps the treble is extremely headphone position sensitive.  Both sets deliver a very comfortable headphone with some excellent design choices.

post #156 of 163

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know if folks from the land 'down-under' (Australia) can purchase these anywhere yet?  If so where?

 

Cheers!

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Hi All,

 

Does anyone know if folks from the land 'down-under' (Australia) can purchase these anywhere yet?  If so where?

 

Cheers!



Nothing I've come across here in Oz unfortunately. I imported mine from Custom Cable in the UK: http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/bowers-and-wilkins-p3-headphones.html

post #158 of 163

Thanks alchemical do you know how much they weigh for shipping purposes?  

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Thanks alchemical do you know how much they weigh for shipping purposes?  



I chose the 'International Signed For' option, which cost £28.99, but because it's shipping outside the EU you can get the VAT tax deducted by adding VATFREE into the coupon code field at the checkout, which pretty much negates the shipping price. Ordered a few things from Custom Cable before - they're a great company and their customer service is exceptional.

post #160 of 163

Fantastic and thanks again!  I assume their products are all legit?  

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No worries. Absolutely - they're an authorised B&W seller. B&W's official distributor, Convoy, here in Oz confirmed to me that they'd carry out any warranty repairs on products bought from Custom Cable. I bought my C5s and P3s from CC.

post #162 of 163
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Originally Posted by pixil8 View Post

Hi All,

 

Does anyone know if folks from the land 'down-under' (Australia) can purchase these anywhere yet?  If so where?

 

Cheers!

Here's another option pixil8,

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One thing I can say for sure: the soundstage on the p3s is much wider than the P5s.
 

 

 

I think the 'soundstage' improvement is just improved 'air' due to it being slightly more 'open' as they don't isolate much at all.

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