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post #331 of 1472
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Just wondered if anybody here uses the P7's to listen in bed and if so how comfortable are they? I do a lot of my listenening with my head on the pillow and have found that some headphones are just too uncomfortable to use for any length of time. Had the P5's and like some people have mentioned they were very comfortable but not the best in sound quality so I sold them. My ciem's are good for bed time listenening but they are somewhat lacking in the bass region. I have a pair of DT1350's which I alternate between them and my ciem's but get the impression that the P7's might be a step up.

 

Not meaning to go OT, but the M500's are good with head on pillow. Quite comfortable (especially for on-ears), great SQ (and bass).

 

Btw, this is a great thread comparing various higher end portables.


Edited by waynes world - 10/31/13 at 9:40am
post #332 of 1472
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So the P7 is not too large for you outside? Looks classier than Beats, that's for sure.
P7 are great in daily commute and do well to drown out traffic noise. As cups surround ears no need to turn up volume to overly high levels either. P7 large but light. My IMO

Actually my weird head, I wear right cup two notches longer. Maybe to do with left cup being wired
post #333 of 1472
Pls. don't get my wrong, the P7 is not a bad headphone. It's much better than the P5 and let's not talk about the P3 (disappointment). It's just not transparent enough to be considered Hi-Fi. I guess I'm expecting more from B&W since I'm accustomed to their Nautilus line. At the same price, the B&O H6 is slightly more transparent and closer to the Hi-Fi sound. It also feels lighter on the head and more portable than the P7. I like the H6 more.
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post #334 of 1472

I think you are confusing transparency with brightness....happens all the time. The H6 is definitely brighter on top and leaner on the bottom.

post #335 of 1472
And some people confuse warm and organic sounding with dull and veiled...
post #336 of 1472
Too bad the metal thing near the connector has come off.. Have been using it for less than 3 weeks

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Update [01/Feb/2014]: Excellent service from B&W .. they replaced the cable. I have been careful with the new one and don't plug/un-plug too much smily_headphones1.gif
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post #337 of 1472
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So the P7 is not too large for you outside? Looks classier than Beats, that's for sure.

Not at all. The PSB M4U 2's now those were H-U-G-E!

post #338 of 1472
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I think you are confusing transparency with brightness....happens all the time. The H6 is definitely brighter on top and leaner on the bottom.

 

Nope, not confused.

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post #339 of 1472

yeeeeees, you are! :p

post #340 of 1472
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I think you are confusing transparency with brightness....happens all the time. The H6 is definitely brighter on top and leaner on the bottom.

More neutral headphones tend to sound more transparent than more coloured headphones because they don't impart their own sound on the music, and hence "disappear" more easily. In terms of sound signature the H6 is definitely more neutral than the warmer and more fun P7. That's not to say it's better, but it is more transparent.

post #341 of 1472

The P7 can no doubt deliver serious amount of bass when required and of an incredible quality for its size but the great thing about this headphone is it cannot be said to be  warm.

post #342 of 1472
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Not at all. The PSB M4U 2's now those were H-U-G-E!

 

Yup, but I wouldn't wear those outdoors! Too self conscious! :D

 

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More neutral headphones tend to sound more transparent than more coloured headphones because they don't impart their own sound on the music, and hence "disappear" more easily. In terms of sound signature the H6 is definitely more neutral than the warmer and more fun P7. That's not to say it's better, but it is more transparent.

 

I don't find the P7 warm, but I do find the H6 thin in the upper bass/lower midrange area...where the soul of music resides. So it sounds smooth, open, clean "transparent" for a while, then becomes a bit cold and analytical. I could not listen to loudspeakers with this sound balance for very long. I can listen to the H6 for about an hour at low volume. I do enjoy the lack of boom and bloat but it does need a touch of warmth IMO.

post #343 of 1472
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Yup, but I wouldn't wear those outdoors! Too self conscious! :D

 

 

I don't find the P7 warm, but I do find the H6 thin in the upper bass/lower midrange area...where the soul of music resides. So it sounds smooth, open, clean "transparent" for a while, then becomes a bit cold and analytical. I could not listen to loudspeakers with this sound balance for very long. I can listen to the H6 for about an hour at low volume. I do enjoy the lack of boom and bloat but it does need a touch of warmth IMO.

Agreed on both headphones.

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Warranty claim?
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Warranty claim?

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