Originally Posted by chefboyarlee
I am finding that I like my P7's okay. Not the best but what do you expect for the price. What seems to bother me the most is the isolation isn't the greatest especially for my left ear, but not much I can do about that.
I used the box trick to lessen the tension. I also found that the sound improved greatly after the burn in period.
I was looking to improve the overall sound quality, and I've read that these scale up pretty well. So, I'm considering the Fiio E12 or Cayin C5. Thoughts one way or the other?
Also has anyone upgraded the cables? I've only been able to find these:
Does anyone have any experience with this cable?
I haven't tried that cable with the P7's, but I can tell you that they sound wonderful with the FiiO E12A. The E12 is a great amp for the money and for harder to drive phones like Planar's, yet the E12A works great with IEM's and most full-size headphones. It also has a quieter background than the E12 when used with more sensitive IEM's/headphone's, and in my opinion it simply sounds better. It has sweeter highs, is more spacious sounding and has more presence in the midrange all with a blacker background.
If you do plan to use Planar headphones or simply less efficient ones you can't go wrong with the original E12.
The P7's do scale very well, they sound great with the FiiO X5 II or X5II & E12A (IMO) yet better still when hooked up to the Schiit Audio Gungnir and Asgard 2, though I too found that truly breaking them in (while not listening to them) made a difference for the better. The drivers for the P7's have rubber surrounds like a regular speaker and I assume that the surround does indeed break in with use.
What are you using as your source component? The P7's aren't noise cancellation headphones so they only block out noise via physically covering your ears...yet not as well in your left ear? Do they fit you less well on the left side?
Good luck, I hope you find the setup that works best for you!
Edited by KLJTech - 7/21/15 at 8:36pm