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The P7's scale very well with better gear in my opinion...they sound great with the Schiit Audio Gungnir and Asgard 2 that I use with them in my office.

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That's great equipment. I have a Bifrost pumping deezer thru my Sonos /living room gear. Great DAC for the money! The P 7's were built to be efficient enough to play through an iPhone. You have to hear them with better gear. The first time I did an a/b comparison I was amazed:beerchug:
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Originally Posted by vinjeman View Post

That's great equipment. I have a Bifrost pumping deezer thru my Sonos /living room gear. Great DAC for the money! The P 7's were built to be efficient enough to play through an iPhone. You have to hear them with better gear. The first time I did an a/b comparison I was amazed:beerchug:

 

I really enjoy these headphones, I find that I reach for them more often than my more expensive planar headphones. Not because they sound better, but they're lighter, more comfortable and still sound wonderful to my ears. I enjoy them more than any other closed headphone I've heard in their price range. I think the key to their sound is the use of an in-house built speaker with a surround rather than the typical mylar type driver that many headphones use that has to flex around the edge when moving. 

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the curious thing is there newish fst midrange(,in there speakers is made to have no surround. strange contradiction . my B&W speaker do not use fst  they do pleeae me often enough more so then my headphones well in there own way of course. I love my original P5s though haven't herd these yet.  waiting for the p8D :) yeah I was using my t1 headphones brought them to the store and as soon as I through the p5s over my head it was like sitting in a leather couch  and the sounds  ahhhhhhhhh mmmmmm B&W !  they also scale up very well  and prefer them in quite indoor environments.

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I've seen and heard the newer FST midrange drivers and the speakers as a whole sound great. If I recall correctly, the thought behind the FST driver is that the midrange isn't required to move as much as a bass/full range driver. I believe they're looking to have better control over the midrange by not having a surround...I could be wrong as its been a while since I checked them out.

 

I must admit that I'm a fan of B&W speakers (Magnepan's too...B&W's in my office and Maggies in the Den) so I'm not surprised that I enjoy their headphones. I love companies that put a lot of work and money into their R&D rather than spending most of their money on advertising...though B&W does drop serious cash on ads they have a tremendous facility for R&D. 

 

I've heard headphones with standard fixed surround drivers that I love, I just think B&W got it right in this case...I enjoy them a lot. There are several great sounding headphones in that $400 price range right now.

 

I look forward to seeing if B&W comes out with a statement headphone. If not, I'll just keep reaching for the P7's more often than not...though I have been giving serious thought about getting a pair of LCD-X's.

Take care.

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After searching for that full bodied bass, good soundstage, clear detailing and wading through diff low to hi priced headphones, I have finally ended up with the P7. No other headphone can match it basing on price to performance ratio.

Granted it's more expensive than the Momentums, h6 (really? They're okay only), Hp50(good but can get harsh and not full bodied as they said)
People talk about amps and such, well, what's the point if the headphone can't deliver without one in the first place?
I use amps too but it has to be good enough without one else it's a bit of a fluff.
Lcd's bass goes way deeper though,(this one still tops my list, but they're not portable) Oppo pm1 and pm2 is not so bad as well though still far from audezes' supremacy...grado? Pfft. Same with sennheiser.. (For all the raves I'm surprised they were quite sub par from my expectations) At those prices they never delivered properly without amps to tame or boost them up (Lcd's excluded). But comparing to these higher priced models p7 kicks their ass!

Try a seasoned p7 with an ak240 or a chord hugo you'd be set smily_headphones1.gif

I know this has been asked already but I can't wade through the hundreds of comments, I need a case!
Anybody got recommendations as I'm paranoid my gear will get crushed.
So far slappa case seems the most hardy.. I don't mind any brand as long as it protects my gear and looks nice smily_headphones1.gif
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I carry a UKG case purchased from amazon.  It stores the P7, JDS Labs C5D, cables and snacks.

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