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post #301 of 1472
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Originally Posted by jmkarthi View Post

Noob question... I am using P7 with iPod and Fiio E11 with Fiio LOD .. it gets too loud at volume position 2. Does this mean E11 is too powerful for P7? I like the bass with amping .. Will it damage the headphones? Thanks.


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Make sure the gain switch on your E11 is set to Low.

post #302 of 1472

Headfonia say the bass is loose on these. Is it? I don't think it is. Are my ears loose?

post #303 of 1472
The bass is a bit loose when compared to more neutral headphones, but it's not bad.
post #304 of 1472
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

Headfonia say the bass is loose on these. Is it? I don't think it is. Are my ears loose?

 

I can't speak for your ears, but I think the bass is pretty controlled on these.  It's not an Amperior or HD-25, but I wouldn't characterize it as "loose".

post #305 of 1472
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

 

I can't speak for your ears, but I think the bass is pretty controlled on these.  It's not an Amperior or HD-25, but I wouldn't characterize it as "loose".

Agreed. The Momentum for instance is a bit looser than the P7.

post #306 of 1472
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

Headfonia say the bass is loose on these. Is it? I don't think it is. Are my ears loose?

 

Headphonia is loose.

post #307 of 1472

Listening to Tron soundtrack via Nexus 4, cannot fault

 

Need to sort my mess of a sig out, ugh

post #308 of 1472
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Headphonia is loose.

Agreed. 

post #309 of 1472
Was thinking about getting these as a Christmas present for a best friend.

How does the sound isolation compare with these P7 to the P5s?
post #310 of 1472
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Originally Posted by duotone View Post

Was thinking about getting these as a Christmas present for a best friend.

How does the sound isolation compare with these P7 to the P5s?

The P7 are over-ear so less variability in isolation, whereas for the on-ear P5 it really depends on the fit and how you wear it. Overall P7 is better.

post #311 of 1472
Thanks Blueangel. Considering my friend uses his Ipad to listen to most of his music unamped, I think they will be a good match. I would really like to give them a try before I buy though, am sure I can find somewhere that stocks them.
Edited by duotone - 10/27/13 at 3:15pm
post #312 of 1472
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Originally Posted by duotone View Post

Thanks Blueangel. Considering my friend uses his Ipad to listen to most of his music unmapped, I think they will be a good match. I would really like to give them a try before I buy though, am sure I can find somewhere that stocks them.

They do sound good with the iPad. I have an iPad2, so I don't know if subsequent iPad releases will make any difference. I'll know next Friday if I can get my hands on one at the launch. BTW I did listen to the iPad2 with a Headroom Total Bithead amplifier. It sounded great, but without amp it still sounded good. I also use the P7 with an iPhone 5 with no amplifier. It sounds as good as the iPad2 with the P7. The ability to go without an amplifier is something I was really looking for in a closed headphone, and the P7 meets the need. It does scale up nicely with a desktop amplifier and DAC, or as I've said with a mobile amplifier. I expect I'll go without amplifier most of the time I'm using this headphone mobile. On a plane or hotel room I'll probably employ the Bithead.

post #313 of 1472
I just picked up a Theorem 720 and will hopefully have it next week and will post my thoughts on how a decent dac and amp does or does not improve the sound...
post #314 of 1472
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Originally Posted by duotone View Post

Was thinking about getting these as a Christmas present for a best friend.

How does the sound isolation compare with these P7 to the P5s?

 

 

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

The P7 are over-ear so less variability in isolation, whereas for the on-ear P5 it really depends on the fit and how you wear it. Overall P7 is better.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, it depends on what you want out of isolation. They were bad sitting over an engine on a plane. Had nothing to do with fit - I got a good seal. It would arguably be much better than the P3/5, but if your isolation needs are much less, they're perfectly fine.

post #315 of 1472

Once you used the P7 you won't go back to P5 or P3. :(  

 

P7 is much improved, but still not Hi-Fi.


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 10/30/13 at 7:19am
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