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See a review of the HP50 here: http://stereos.about.com/od/accessoriesheadphones/fl/NAD-Viso-HP-50-Headphone-Review.htm

 

Apparently a similar sound signature to the M4U1 (same designer, as PSB Speakers and NAD are owned by the same company), but with slightly less bass and slightly more treble. Overall fairly neutral though.

 

Similar things have been mentioned on their thread here in head-fi... I found the M4U1s already bass lite (especially sub-bass), so if the NADs have even less presence, I'm definitely not interested.

post #617 of 2629
Very accurate presentation indeed, i am familiar with those headphone, thx for the review.
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Thought I'd share this here as well:

 

So after having these P7's for about a week now I can still say that they sound very good. Comfortwise I've run into the following caveat though. My left and right ear are approximately the same size, roughly 65mm long and roughly 40-45mm wide. When wearing the P7 for an extended period (> 2 hrs) I get quite a bit of discomfort on my left ear, but none on my right ear. On my right ear I don't even feel that I'm wearing a headphone, but my left ear gets a bit irritated on the edges, either the top edge of my ear or my earlobes get irritated. I also switched the earpads left<->right, but that didn't make a difference either. I'm hoping I'll eventually be able to find a fit that works as I otherwise really like these headphones and I'm honestly not in the mood to go searching for another pair of headphones (after having tried the Momentum and M500).

 

The internal space of the earcup (the space your ear needs to fit in) of the P7 measures about 57mm long and 37mm wide in the middle (~30mm at the upper and lower edge).

post #619 of 2629
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Well...it finally seems that the P7s have arrived here in Canada. So I picked up a pair from the Apple Store on the way home from work today.

 

Just settling down with them now...

 

Initial impressions....VERY impressive build quality!! Honestly, of all the headphones listed here, these are the best constructed...simply art IMO.

 

Sound wise, very clean and unlike the P5s, the treble extends quite well. Mids are quite lush and musical as well. Clamping force is a bit on the tighter side, but we'll see how that goes with more use. Noise isolation is quite good and on-par with the Momentums in that regard.

 

So, if anyone is interested, I've put up my Bose QC15s for sale...too many headphones around and I need to thin the herd down a bit. 

 

More to come....and after a week or so, I'll update my original post and add the P7s.

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Well...it finally seems that the P7s have arrived here in Canada. So I picked up a pair from the Apple Store on the way home from work today.

 

Just settling down with them now...

 

Initial impressions....VERY impressive build quality!! Honestly, of all the headphones listed here, these are the best constructed...simply art IMO.

 

Sound wise, very clean and unlike the P5s, the treble extends quite well. Mids are quite lush and musical as well. Clamping force is a bit on the tighter side, but we'll see how that goes with more use. Noise isolation is quite good and on-par with the Momentums in that regard.

 

So, if anyone is interested, I've put up my Bose QC15s for sale...too many headphones around and I need to thin the herd down a bit. 

 

More to come....and after a week or so, I'll update my original post and add the P7s.

 

That's interesting. DrSheep in the M-100 thread thinks the opposite of the treble, that it rolls off too soon... 

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That's interesting. DrSheep in the M-100 thread thinks the opposite of the treble, that it rolls off too soon... 

Could be that I'm using my main headphone rig right now (Cambridge Audio CDP - Bryston BDA-2 - GSX MK2)? But the treble is certainly more extended than the P5 as I mentioned....these are very early impressions though. I'll need to A-B them with my Momentums and M500s...but so far, so good. 

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Well I'm very happy to report that the P7s sound fantastic right out of my iPhone 5. So they're not as finicky as my HD800s or LCD-3s....that's a very good thing for mobile headphones that I don't need to drag around a 40lb rig. ;)

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Well I'm very happy to report that the P7s sound fantastic right out of my iPhone 5. So they're not as finicky as my HD800s or LCD-3s....that's a very good thing for mobile headphones that I don't need to drag around a 40lb rig. ;)

When is the review for them coming out MH?

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When is the review for them coming out MH?

Give me about a week or so to really put them through their paces and do some A-B-C-D comparisons with my other portable headphones.

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Give me about a week or so to really put them through their paces and do some A-B-C-D comparisons with my other portable headphones.

Looking forward to it :D

post #626 of 2629
Just tried the P7s, not impressed. The M500 is far better, and while I didn't have the momentum with me to compare, I'm pretty sure they are better as well.

They certainly don't sound at all like the P5, and they are much cleaner. But they just sounded thin to me, no body to vocals and instruments. They were also a little bright, with some sibilance present. Not a realistic sound at all.
post #627 of 2629
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Just tried the P7s, not impressed. The M500 is far better, and while I didn't have the momentum with me to compare, I'm pretty sure they are better as well.

They certainly don't sound at all like the P5, and they are much cleaner. But they just sounded thin to me, no body to vocals and instruments. They were also a little bright, with some sibilance present. Not a realistic sound at all.


Thanks for your impressions. Interesting that you found them to sound thin, did you have a good seal? I'd say the vocals are of a similar quality to the Momentum and from what I can recall listening to the M500, the P7 bests them when it comes to vocals (I found the vocals to sometimes sound kinda thin on the M500). But yeah, that was just my impression :)

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Thanks for your impressions. Interesting that you found them to sound thin, did you have a good seal? I'd say the vocals are of a similar quality to the Momentum and from what I can recall listening to the M500, the P7 bests them when it comes to vocals (I found the vocals to sometimes sound kinda thin on the M500). But yeah, that was just my impression smily_headphones1.gif

The midrange of the M500 is very, very neutral. If vocals sounded thin to you, then you are probably using a wrong headphone for reference smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah it's strange to me too, I had a good seal on the P7, but definitely a very different midrange sound to my ears compared to the Momentum.
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The midrange of the M500 is very, very neutral. If vocals sounded thin to you, then you are probably using a wrong headphone for reference smily_headphones1.gif

Yeah it's strange to me too, I had a good seal on the P7, but definitely a very different midrange sound to my ears compared to the Momentum.

 

Okay. Well I guess I've never really owned a neutral headphone before :)

 

Well I just went ahead and ordered the B&O H6, as I'm still not completely sold on the comfort the P7 offers me personally, my ears still aren't that comfortable after a while. Can hold on to the P7 for a few more days until I can return it for a full refund. Hopefully the H6 arrives on time so I can compare them back to bak. The H6 gets pretty good reviews and its sound signature is described as fairly neutral.


Edited by starfly - 10/19/13 at 8:24am
post #630 of 2629
Well the frequency that humans hear more easily is around 2-4khz so if its flat there, its natural for us to hear a more hollow/thin sound.
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