Originally Posted by miumius
Well after many many decisions I've narrowed it down to the B&W P7 and the B&O H6... anybody got any suggestions? Are the P7's really that uncomfortable? I found the Momentums difficult so comfort (and portability and sound of course) are pretty important to me. Also I go ampless from an iPhone 5S.
The last two HPs I demoed side by side (or as close to it as possible) were the H6s and P7s. Now, I did have more of a portable / airplane use in mind when I auditioned them. For that, I really wanted the bass on the P7s. I felt the H6 was too bass-light for the situation that I will be using these. I still want to get the H6 for home use eventually because of its comfort, #1, and its neutrality.
However, I'm pretty happy with my P7 purchase and use them at home as well on a regular basis.
The P7 can be adjusted to reduce clamping force. At least, that's what I did in my case. Also, once I was able to fit my ears in them, I thought they were comfortable. I do only listen for 2-3 hours straight at most, and usually only for about an hour at a time.