It's dead-horse beating time!
So I've auditioned the M500 and P7 for the fifth or sixth time last night, and I'm satisfied with my conclusions.
♦ M500 is brilliant. Easily worth it's price tag. What it doesn't have in sound stage it easily makes up for in instrument separation, placement, texture and resolution. If I had the money, I would own this beside my Momentum, as it would complement it very well as a more excitable sound against the Momentums laid back smoother sound.
♦ P7 is just not my cup of tea. The mids are a tad coloured, just slightly too forward and with a slightly unnatural timbre (doesn't decay well). It does so so much very well. Resolution and texture are top notch, but it just fails at rock music, specifically electric guitars. I love Grados for their forward mids in rock music, but it keeps the timbre natural and the decal is phenomenally realistic. The P7's just simply fail at this. Most other instruments, voices and genres are reproduced effortlessly, but as more than 70% of my collection is various types of rock music it doesn't make sense to my ears.
if you've not gotten the m500 or the momentum, which one will you buy?