Has anyone tried the X5 with Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones? I'm wondering how good a pairing that would be.
I'm very impressed by the way these obviously quality-built phones are able to collapse into a very portable condition, while supplying what I have read to be very quality sound and excellent build quality. I am thinking of getting a pair of these after I get my X5 in about a month, so I'd appreciate if anybody here has experience with the phones or the pairing with the X5.
Just as a reminder for those who don't know, I'm quite partial to classical symphony music, though not exclusively.
P7 pairs up well with anything, X5 is not an exception. Hope you had a chance to read Tyll's review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sumptuous-and-sonorous-bowers-wilkins-p7 since he really nailed it, especially with "withdrawn mids" comment. P7 looks very classy, and it has a top notch build and materials. But the bass is a bit too strong, and overall sound is v-shaped. I'm EDM semi-basshead, so these were up my valley. But while using these when watching movies, it wasn't my cup of tea because of bass being a little exaggerated and drowning some speech details. You might have some issues with classical music using P7 where I would think a preference to have a more balanced sound, maybe with some extra bass. But v-shaped fun signature might not be as desirable for your style of music, though YMMV. But hey, paired up with X5 it sound great!