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post #16 of 1172

i liked the P5....i hope this fone will be clearer sounding. 

Are the drivers angled?

post #17 of 1172
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They are not.

 

 

OK, are the earpieces bigger than the P5 or same size?

post #18 of 1172

I was never a huge fan of the P5, but that was mostly due to comfort. Maybe if the P7's wow me in terms of both sound and comfort I'll spring for them, but I've also been looking at open 'phones of a similar price (got my eyes on the HE-400's :D ) 

post #19 of 1172
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OK, are the earpieces bigger than the P5 or same size?

 

They are an around-the-ear model, so yes.  

post #20 of 1172

Will they better the Hifiman He-400s ? Same price and at this level there is a lot of competion

post #21 of 1172
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Will they better the Hifiman He-400s ? Same price and at this level there is a lot of competion

 

Better is always subjective.

post #22 of 1172

Better may also be perception of your ears

post #23 of 1172

Don't you loose portability since they are over the ear?

post #24 of 1172
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Don't you loose portability since they are over the ear?

 

No

post #25 of 1172
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Better may also be perception of your ears

 

... hence the word subjective.

post #26 of 1172

The HE-400 would be considerably less portable to a majority of the population.  They also are a little more power hungry, which may or may not be an issue for some.   

post #27 of 1172

I can’t help but roll my eyes when reading stuff like this from the P7 page:

 

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"we have created a headphone driver that works more like the drive unit in a hi-fi speaker, with a diaphragm focussed purely on the job it’s supposed to do: generate sound."

 

What is that supposed to mean? what do other drivers do aside form generate sound? pack your lunch? It’s odd and confusing ad-copy.

post #28 of 1172
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I can’t help but roll my eyes when reading stuff like this from the P7 page:

 

 

What is that supposed to mean? what do other drivers do aside form generate sound? pack your lunch? It’s odd and confusing ad-copy.

 

Probably their previous drivers generate only noise. :D 

post #29 of 1172
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

I can’t help but roll my eyes when reading stuff like this from the P7 page:

 

 

What is that supposed to mean? what do other drivers do aside form generate sound? pack your lunch? It’s odd and confusing ad-copy.

 

 

Uh, generate resonance, distortion...stuff you don't want to hear?

post #30 of 1172

I heard that the P5 was mainly designed for portable music players, meaning that they sound in iPods but cant get the full potential of an amp. Hopefully the P7 will be a true 'hi-fi' headphone.

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