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I didn't realize you meant under the pad.  I don't know how anything could get there.

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I recently got a pair of the p5 s2 and I'm v v happy with them. I'm now considering the p7. How do they compare? Is the p7 much better?
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I recently got a pair of the p5 s2 and I'm v v happy with them. I'm now considering the p7. How do they compare? Is the p7 much better?


I think they're better.  My biggest issue with the P5 is you can get 5 different sound signatures out of them depending on where you place them on your ear.  The P7 has better bass than the P5.  

 

Earlier this year I said the P7 was the best sounding headphone around $400 dollars.  I do not believe this any longer.  

 

The HE 400 has fallen into this range, so has the HD 650 (if you're willing to do a bit of digging for a deal).  My current favorite headphone in this range is the Fostex TH-X00-- a Massdrop exclusive headphone-- not currently available, but you can request it the next time they crank out their next batch.  All of these headphones exceed the performance of the P7, in my opinion, of course.

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I think they're better.  My biggest issue with the P5 is you can get 5 different sound signatures out of them depending on where you place them on your ear.  The P7 has better bass than the P5.  

Earlier this year I said the P7 was the best sounding headphone around $400 dollars.  I do not believe this any longer.  

The HE 400 has fallen into this range, so has the HD 650 (if you're willing to do a bit of digging for a deal).  My current favorite headphone in this range is the Fostex TH-X00-- a Massdrop exclusive headphone-- not currently available, but you can request it the next time they crank out their next batch.  All of these headphones exceed the performance of the P7, in my opinion, of course.
Thanks for your response. Those headphones do have great reputations but I'm after a closed can. I bit the bullet and ordered a P7 at $350 aud. I hope they're not fakes.
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I recently got a pair of the p5 s2 and I'm v v happy with them. I'm now considering the p7. How do they compare? Is the p7 much better?


I found the p7 more V shaped sounding than the p5. I owned the p5 but sold them as i thought the bass lacked the impact i like and the top end was a bit too subdued for my tastes. I was considering getting the p7 but couldn't find them on sale anywhere so i ended up getting the momentum 2.0 which are tuned a bit different but i think are on par with the p7.

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I ordered these through Verizon Wireless. If you are a customer of them and have enough reward points, you can get these for $280 (plus tax)!

 

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Thanks for your response. Those headphones do have great reputations but I'm after a closed can. I bit the bullet and ordered a P7 at $350 aud. I hope they're not fakes.

 

The Fostex's he mentioned are closed. I have them. According to people they do leak a bit of sound.

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I recently got a pair of the p5 s2 and I'm v v happy with them. I'm now considering the p7. How do they compare? Is the p7 much better?


Check out the HP50. It sounds better than the B&W P7 and it's cheaper too. It sounds more fuller and balanced than the P7.


Edited by ubs28 - 1/13/16 at 2:20pm
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If you enjoy the fun sound of the P5 then pass on the P7. I have both versions of the P5, the P3 and the P7 but of the bunch I only listen to the P5 V2 now.
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Thanks for your response. Those headphones do have great reputations but I'm after a closed can. I bit the bullet and ordered a P7 at $350 aud. I hope they're not fakes.

I doubt you will be sorry...the P7's are a very well made, and very nice sounding headphone.  I also went from the P5 to the P7 and was not disappointed.

post #1420 of 1423

All,

 

I am considering getting these for listening at home and moderate travel.

 

I mainly use my Shure Se535's for travel but want to get a pair of over the ears.

 

Will use these with iphone6 , retina macbook, Schiit Modi/magni uber combo for my pc. Will these be good for both gaming and computer listening as well as travel and easy to drive when not at home?

 

Thanks!

freitz

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All,

 

I am considering getting these for listening at home and moderate travel.

 

I mainly use my Shure Se535's for travel but want to get a pair of over the ears.

 

Will use these with iphone6 , retina macbook, Schiit Modi/magni uber combo for my pc. Will these be good for both gaming and computer listening as well as travel and easy to drive when not at home?

 

Thanks!

freitz


Super easy to drive from a phone, tablet or computer.  

 

They still benefit from a small amp like the Pico Slim, or consider a Chord Mojo (after your wallet has cooled off).  

 

The P7 is my favorite portable (they fold up nicely-- though not exactly compact).  These used to be my favorite headphone at this price point.  That is no longer the case.  There are several models out there with better sound quality, most notably the stellar Fostex Massdrop TH-X00 (even less portable than the P7) and the HE-400 (open back- not good for airplanes or private listening).  There are many quality cans out there now under $500, it's a good time to be an enthusiast!

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Super easy to drive from a phone, tablet or computer.  

 

They still benefit from a small amp like the Pico Slim, or consider a Chord Mojo (after your wallet has cooled off).  

 

The P7 is my favorite portable (they fold up nicely-- though not exactly compact).  These used to be my favorite headphone at this price point.  That is no longer the case.  There are several models out there with better sound quality, most notably the stellar Fostex Massdrop TH-X00 (even less portable than the P7) and the HE-400 (open back- not good for airplanes or private listening).  There are many quality cans out there now under $500, it's a good time to be an enthusiast!

How do they compare to the MH40's?

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How do they compare to the MH40's?


Don't know!  I've never heard them.

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