I've been following most of the threads here on these new headphones, and I watched Tyll's review where he praises the design and build quality but is disappointed with the sound due to a perceived muffled top end. I've also read other reviews online that haven't really mentioned this sonic quality.
I am interested in these headphones, but I'm confused by the disparate opinions. I did read one post by an owner who suggested there is a difference in sound between the two supplied cables, the one without the remote sounding better. Anyway, I was hoping that since the P3s have been out for a little while, whether burn-in or going back and forth between the supplied cables or anything else has improved the lack of high frequency detail reported by some of the members here.
I find it improbable that B&W would design a headphone with no top end detail given its legacy of loudspeaker design. I don't know if anyone would ever refer to a B&W speaker as dark sounding. I understand that portable headphone design has to take into account the intended use and likely source material, but still, with a heritage of attention towards upper frequency performance, B&W releasing a product with no high frequency extension seems puzzling to me ...
Edited by jwbrent - 8/14/12 at 11:38am