Originally Posted by starfly
Originally Posted by Beagle
If I had one tiny criticism of the P7, it is that at times I find there to be a very slight coldness/stiffness characteristic to the sound.....a bit unfriendly if you will.....like if the P7 was a person, it would be a lawyer? Articulate, to the point, but not totally humane? But maybe the P7 is just telling the truth and not glossing over anything.
Haha, I like the analogy with a lawyer. I guess I need to be careful what I say to my P7 as well then...
This is probably the best analogy I've read for the P7
I had the opportunity to try these out for a couple of days, they are extremely comfortable and isolate very well but I definitely found them cold / dark sounding, although much improved on the P5s.
I currently own the KEF M500s and have previously owned the Momentums, I wouldn't say the P7s are better sounding than these and personally don't think they justify the additional $80 + increase.
Personally, I much prefer the M500's, they are definitely brighter than the P7s and more neutral than the Momentums. However, the P7s and Momentums isolate better, although the latter may cause comfort issues depending on the size of your ears. In fact, I would say P7s probably have the best design and comfort out of the three, but in the end they couldn't convince me to part company with my M500s.
I think all three headphones have their own characteristics, not necessarily better than each other, but it I think it comes down to personal taste.
I would strongly recommend a demo before purchasing these cans and also comparing to other cans, you might find they either suit you or that a cheaper pair (such as the M500s or Momentums) will suit your listening needs. Also, if you have a portable device (such as an iPod) you are probably best using an amp to ensure you get the most out these headphones.