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post #1021 of 1034

P7 wins best over ear headphone over at Toms Hardware

 

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-headphones,review-1988.html

 

I'd say that there are better products but maybe out of production or for a much higher price.

 

Well done B&W.

 

Sceptre

post #1022 of 1034

hey guys, Need some helps for my p7. I received mine about a week ago from amazon. It sound great all songs, except fews songs I will list below. I can heard distortions when deep bass come in, but only happen on my right side driver. is it normal or I am having a pair with defective driver on right side?

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - track 21 - Procession (Apple lossless)

 

The dark knight rise - track 18 time 0:55 - The end (AAC, 256Kbps)

 

Skyrim - track 1 - dragon born (Apple lossless)

 

I test with my other headphones senheiser IE8 and apple earbud , and b&w mm1 speaker. I cannot heard any distortion from those's playback.

post #1023 of 1034

I think i am the unlucky one.

 

My p7's right side driver have fizzle noise when playing this song both on youtube version and apple loseless version from my mac.

 

Harry potter track procession 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmJGReXqEpU 

 

YES, only right side driver! because I edit the apple lossless version in audacity and swap left and right channels and test still found the noise from right driver only......

 

My p7 only 1 week old and it got shipped from amazon US to asia ... I wonder if it has warrenty under cover by US's B&W and how I send them for repair or exchange. 

post #1024 of 1034
I believe amazon would arrange for an exchange without hassle. I have never had any trouble with them taking care of any product I wanted to exchange/replace...

good luck!

p.s. contact them asap.
post #1025 of 1034
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Originally Posted by vinjeman View Post

I believe amazon would arrange for an exchange without hassle. I have never had any trouble with them taking care of any product I wanted to exchange/replace...

good luck!

p.s. contact them asap.

Thanks for your advice.

I just contact them and they arranged an exchange for me immediately and my new p7 would deliver to me by next wednesday!

This is actually a golden service for oversea purchaser...

post #1026 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Kermy View Post

For those with a pair of the P7s, does the back and the sides of your ear cups (the leatherish part) have very shallow dips and ridges? I don't mean the leather grain, but what looks like impressions. On my pair, I see some barely perceptible indentations on the back of the headphones/ear cups.

I did aswell, those imperfections were driving me crazy sometimes, also I had a smugde of glue in the grill that encloses the driver, I sent them back and still waiting for a replacement hopwfully they will be perfect this time.

post #1027 of 1034
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I did aswell, those imperfections were driving me crazy sometimes, also I had a smugde of glue in the grill that encloses the driver, I sent them back and still waiting for a replacement hopwfully they will be perfect this time.

Hmm, mine are, for lack of a better word, perfect. They look well put together. Hope you get yours back soon!
post #1028 of 1034
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Hmm, mine are, for lack of a better word, perfect. They look well put together. Hope you get yours back soon!

no imperfections in the earcup whatsoever? mine had like ridges in one of the earcup edges where they meet the chrome which I find unaceptable for a luxury product, plus a smudge of glue in the grill.

post #1029 of 1034
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no imperfections in the earcup whatsoever? mine had like ridges in one of the earcup edges where they meet the chrome which I find unaceptable for a luxury product, plus a smudge of glue in the grill.

Yeah, just inspected it after reading you guys' accounts. Everything's just put in right and no glue residue anywhere.
post #1030 of 1034
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post


Yeah, just inspected it after reading you guys' accounts. Everything's just put in right and no glue residue anywhere.

:triportsad:

post #1031 of 1034
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Originally Posted by xriddler View Post
 

Was there ever a updated p5 or p3? 

 

I don't think the p7s need an update anyways. 

 

Anyone paired them with audioengine d1 or any fiio products?

i have the p7 and tried pairing it with e07, e17, e17+e09, e17+superlux ha3d and e07 Ha3d.  I love the e17+e09 combo best then e17+superlux ha3d.  the e17+09 combo makes a versatile combo for this headphones - you will be amazed specially if you try some binaural tracks.  Been comparing it with my shure 1540 - although they have very different sound sig in my opinion - i find that the shure has wider sound stage and more airy - the alcantara pads on that one may have played a major role on that.   Unfortunately, I find the p7 to be a bit more clamping on my head - and the leather pads tend to get warmer and less comfortable compared to the alcantara pads of the shure.  Both are really well-rounded cans even when un-amped, but from experience, the shure scales more readily than the p7 with better driver and amp.   

now trying the p7 with my ifi-chain setup (with itube).  I am not sure about this but at slightly higher volumes with the +6db buffer turned on, i am noticing very slight sibilance. But i have to listen more to be sure - it may just very well be the shots of whisky i had 30 minutes back. lol.   

overall, if you have the e17, try to drive the p7 from usb or optical - go with optical if you dont have good quality usb cable as you will more likely to notice some noise - however slight - with a cheapo one. and if you have the e09 or a better amp - bypass the e17 built-in amp and you will hear the p7 to open up noticeably.   Still, I think the AKG550 has bigger sound stage for a closed-back headphone compared to it, but the amount, speed and detail of bass on the P7 is better than the 550.  I'd say the AKG 550 sounds like you are having a date while there is a live performance going on - the p7 on the other hand is more intimate - it's like your date is singing at you! :D  I may try comparing it with the hd800 just for kicks - but the dac-amp to use is to be determined.

all that being said, im a new at trying to be critical/analytical of how cans sound - so i may have messed up some terms here and there - so please be forgiving ;)  

post #1032 of 1034
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Originally Posted by randy98mtu View Post

Still loving my P7 as well. I am new to higher end headphones so take this with a grain of salt. But I just added a pair of HD650 and to me the sound signature isn't that different. The 650 pulls a lot more detail but to my ears they compliment each other perfectly as a closed portable can and an open home studio can. I'm very happy with them both.

which amp are you using to power the hd650? I am also considering them to complement my p7 but I went to test it out and I wasn't really that impressed

post #1033 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Juandv9307 View Post
 

which amp are you using to power the hd650? I am also considering them to complement my p7 but I went to test it out and I wasn't really that impressed

I am listening to the HD650 with just a Dragonfly.  I can't justify much more at this time.  I don't get much time to listen to the 650's.  The Dragonfly drives them pretty well, though I haven't heard them with better.

 

My P7's have a crease now right at the top of my headband.  I'm not sure if a coworker pulled them too far when putting them on, if I did it without noticing, or if it just happened over time.  Does anyone else see anything like this?  I bought mine from Best Buy with the warranty, so I'm sure i can just get them swapped out.  I'm just wondering if something in my headband snapped or if this is just normal after extended use (4 hours give or take per day for about 6 months.)

post #1034 of 1034

is it just the leather creasing? I think creasing on the leather is normal with extended usage (4 hours a day for 6 months is quite heavy usage).

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