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post #421 of 1546

Oh my, complaints, complaints, complaints. Finally a headphone that is affordable and sounds great. I buy on sound quality everytime. If they made these to look better and used carbon fiber, then you would complain that they cost too much. These headphones are great and in my opinion trounce the new B & W P7  headphones is sound quality.

post #422 of 1546
Nobody really complained about the price of the P7, and nobody is asking that they make them out of carbon fiber. Hell, make them out of the same plastic just make them with a better design, that doesn't cost a thing.

I don't agree that they trounce the P7, each headphone has advantages and it comes down to which sound signature you prefer. The more I listen to the HP50 actually the less I like it, but it's still a very good headphone.
post #423 of 1546
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

 

sound: same SS, M4U  has a bigger sound stage (very slight) and seems to have better detail retrieval when using HM-901 as source... In a way, I like the M4U 1 better because music sounds more engaging...

 

Please take with grain of salt bcos I only A/B them for one hour and using one portable source...

 

comfort: same

 

build quality: same plastic-ish but sturdy

 

M4U 1 design is a bit "unique" because from the look of it, you would not expect them as "audiophile neutral" sounding phones.....

 

The reason of getting HP50 is to get that M4U 1 sound on the go.... but the headband really sticks out too much and looks weird on the head... (just my personal feelings).

 

I will send them for balance mod and upgrade better cable after the holidays.... (not sure if it is possible yet, fingers crossed) I am hoping it will become less "polite" and more engaging...

Are the HP50 now available in HK?

post #424 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Decreate View Post
 

Are the HP50 now available in HK?


Not yet. I got a friend to buy in U.S. According to the last info I received, it should be tomorrow....

post #425 of 1546

I couldn't get into the P7 sound.  The mids just seemed super recessed to me.  Build-wise, the P7 is clearly a lot more luxurious.  B&W has that down pat as does B&O and Philips (believe it or not) just to name a couple.

 

Sound is going to come down to personal preference.  I know Tyll over at innerfidelity.com loves the NAD HP50 and I seem to like everything he likes so I'm really interested in these and the whole entire room feel experience.

 

Keep those reviews and impressions coming in.  

 

I actually might take a side trip to World Wide Stereo to demo the HP50 this weekend while on my holiday ski trip in PA this weekend!  Will throw in my 2 cents for what it's worth if I get a chance to listen to them.

 

 (supposed to rain this weekend so will probably not be able to ski :P)

post #426 of 1546
If it matters WWstereo has a Music Hall 25.2 (?) tubed amp for the headphone area and an iPad in a dock, so if that's not what you want as a demo system, maybe bring your own source / amp too. Just FYI. They're pretty low key about it too.
And yeah, high of 60 on Sunday means no snow.
If you get totally rained out, I can also recommend Overture Audio in Wilmington. Super high end, but pretty welcoming, just to try some crazy expensive stuff. No idea what headphones they carry.
Good luck.
Edited by EtymoticFtW - 12/18/13 at 6:40pm
post #427 of 1546
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If it matters WWstereo has a Music Hall 25.2 (?) tubed amp for the headphone area and an iPad in a dock, so if that's not what you want as a demo system, maybe bring your own source / amp too. Just FYI. They're pretty low key about it too.
And yeah, high of 60 on Sunday means no snow.
If you get totally rained out, I can also recommend Overture Audio in Wilmington. Super high end, but pretty welcoming, just to try some crazy expensive stuff. No idea what headphones they carry.
Good luck.

I always bring my own source and amp/dac!  :biggrin:  

Looking at the map, it's 4 hours 1 way from 7 Springs to WWstereo.....  Hmmmm.....

post #428 of 1546

The HP50's are among the best closed headphones I've heard in this price range,

I also find them to be very comfortable, with thick, soft earpads which seal quite well.

 

(makes me think that perhaps something is wrong

with the set described above in the post by "halcyon")

 

 

And when I bought them, with one look I knew I'd never be wearing them outdoors

post #429 of 1546
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The HP50's are among the best closed headphones I've heard in this price range,

I also find them to be very comfortable, with thick, soft earpads which seal quite well.

 

(makes me think that perhaps something is wrong

with the set described above in the post by "halcyon")

 

 

And when I bought them, with one look I knew I'd never be wearing them outdoors

Why?  Who cares?  As long as it sounds good  Don't be petty!!

post #430 of 1546
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Why?  Who cares?  As long as it sounds good  Don't be petty!!

 

Yes, that's essentially what I was saying - I don't understand your point

post #431 of 1546
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Yes, that's essentially what I was saying - I don't understand your point

He was kidding.
post #432 of 1546
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


Not yet. I got a friend to buy in U.S. According to the last info I received, it should be tomorrow....
oh well i guess i won't be trying them out until next year...
post #433 of 1546

I am trying to find better than my AKG k550 which lacks a bit of punch and warmth. So I tried the Nad Viso... but I did not like. I understand however why some people can love it; but the sound is really VERY special. To my taste it is too warm (it reminds me very much the focal I do not like) and especially soundtage does not sound natural to me, I did not recognize my music ! I will try the momentum now...

post #434 of 1546
If you find the NAD too warm then I'd suggest trying the P7
post #435 of 1546
While I haven't tried it yet, the k545 may have the sound you want from the reports on here.
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