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post #1471 of 1480
Anyone owns these and the audeze sine and can compare?
post #1472 of 1480
These flared up my tinnitus after one hour of normal listening levels. This morning was hell and still feeling it. I listen to my in ear Bluetooth headphones every day and they don't hurt one bit.
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Just got these last night.  Listening to 320K MP3 via Slacker Premium streaming or 256kbps AAC iTunes

 

They need burn in.  Sounded veiled last night, burned in overnight (14 hours now) with high volume mix of things using my iPhone6 as source.  Much better now.

 

I have Chord Mojo (2 weeks old) and 4 or 5 year old JH Audio 11Pro IEMs.  No surprise that these B&W P7 don't sound as good as the IEMs, but they're still very good.  Not going to AB compare the 11Pro to the P7 yet.  The P7 might still need some burn in and the price difference is significant.

 

At first I'd thought there was no difference between using iPhone6 and using Mojo.  There is, but it is very slight.  The vocal-forward part of the Mojo is noticeable and the clarity is a notch up, but the difference isn't as noticeable with the P7 as it is with the IEMs.  Since I have the Mojo I'd use it but I wouldn't recommend getting the Mojo for these headphones since the price/performance change isn't huge.  On the other hand, the iPhone6 is supposed to be a very good playback device, so if your playback device sucks (like my laptop) then the Mojo is recommended for anything. 

 

Side note: using iTunes versions of the Kaytranada song "Your're the one" and Train song "Hey, Soul Sister" as the comparisons and just switching back and forth between iPhone out and Mojo out. 

 

So I'm not regretting the choice after burn in, they sound very nice and work great with or without a specialized amp. 


Edited by sarge7359 - 2/3/17 at 11:57am
post #1474 of 1480
I never truly enjoyed my P7s until I connected them to my Hugo a few weeks ago.
post #1475 of 1480
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Originally Posted by xeroian View Post

I never truly enjoyed my P7s until I connected them to my Hugo a few weeks ago.

post #1476 of 1480

Hello everyone,

Is anyone here EQ their P7's?

 

If so please post your parametric equalizer settings here, I'd appreciate it.

 

Thanks!

post #1477 of 1480
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Originally Posted by sarge7359 View Post

Just got these last night.  Listening to 320K MP3 via Slacker Premium streaming or 256kbps AAC iTunes

They need burn in.  Sounded veiled last night, burned in overnight (14 hours now) with high volume mix of things using my iPhone6 as source.  Much better now.

I have Chord Mojo (2 weeks old) and 4 or 5 year old JH Audio 11Pro IEMs.  No surprise that these B&W P7 don't sound as good as the IEMs, but they're still very good.  Not going to AB compare the 11Pro to the P7 yet.  The P7 might still need some burn in and the price difference is significant.

At first I'd thought there was no difference between using iPhone6 and using Mojo.  There is, but it is very slight.  The vocal-forward part of the Mojo is noticeable and the clarity is a notch up, but the difference isn't as noticeable with the P7 as it is with the IEMs.  Since I have the Mojo I'd use it but I wouldn't recommend getting the Mojo for these headphones since the price/performance change isn't huge.  On the other hand, the iPhone6 is supposed to be a very good playback device, so if your playback device sucks (like my laptop) then the Mojo is recommended for anything. 

Side note: using iTunes versions of the Kaytranada song "Your're the one" and Train song "Hey, Soul Sister" as the comparisons and just switching back and forth between iPhone out and Mojo out. 


So I'm not regretting the choice after burn in, they sound very nice and work great with or without a specialized amp. 

I find the mojo to simply suck with just an iPhone. Have you tried connecting via USB to computer or to slink in any way? I find it opens up the mojo much more.
post #1478 of 1480

Hello all :-)

 

I'm a happy P7 user. I have a Sony NW-WM1A and I'd like to know if a cable for the P7 with balanced output for the NW-WM1A balanced input exists (4.4mm jack IIRC) ?

 

Thanks !

 

Nad

post #1479 of 1480
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I find the mojo to simply suck with just an iPhone. Have you tried connecting via USB to computer or to slink in any way? I find it opens up the mojo much more.

 

Just been doing some A/B testing with that today. At first there was a difference; the computer was sub-par... BUT... turns out computer had 128kbps set on while iPhone has 320kbps set. Once both on 320 they sound the same using the Mojo. Either way I'm using the USB to drive the Mojo.

Starting to enjoy the P7 more though. The Mojo does open them up quite a bit.
post #1480 of 1480
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Originally Posted by nadstaky View Post

Hello all :-)

I'm a happy P7 user. I have a Sony NW-WM1A and I'd like to know if a cable for the P7 with balanced output for the NW-WM1A balanced input exists (4.4mm jack IIRC) ?

Thanks !

Nad

The P7 headphone is not balanced. The left and right sides share a common ground which passes through the headband. You could only achieve "balanced" by running separate cables to each ear.

Edited: to say P7 rather than P9
Edited by xeroian - 3/23/17 at 10:57am
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