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post #391 of 1172

Wow, now I REALLY want to listen to them :D

post #392 of 1172

Does the Alpha Dogs have tighter bass than the P7's? Another one of the downsides of the P7 including the thin mids IMO is the average-to-small soundstage.


Edited by leadbythemelody - 11/6/13 at 5:29am
post #393 of 1172
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Does the Alpha Dogs have tighter bass than the P7's? Another one of the downsides of the P7 including the thin mids IMO is the average-to-small soundstage.


The Alpha Dog's bass doesn't have the punch or presence of the P7's, but it is tight and accurate.

 

When you say the P7 has average-to-small soundstage, are you comparing to open or closed headphones?

 

In terms of closed headphones, I would consider their soundstage above average.

post #394 of 1172

Oops! Sorry for making too broad of a statement. I think I said that taking into account open phones as well. Yes, for a closed-headphone they have a soundstage that is above average. (Facepalm) -_-

post #395 of 1172

I actually think the P7's outperform the overpriced $1500 Ultrasone Edition 8's in terms of well...everything except soundstage. I didn't realize how overpriced the Edition 8's are until now -_-


Edited by leadbythemelody - 11/6/13 at 3:00pm
post #396 of 1172

I also questioned some of my most expensive purchases after getting the P7. ;)

post #397 of 1172
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I actually think the P7's outperform the overpriced $1500 Ultrasone Edition 8's in terms of well...everything. I didn't realize how overpriced the Edition 8's are until now -_-


If that is what you hear and you can save $1,000, then sincere congratulations!

post #398 of 1172
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I discovered the P7 at the UK meet when an Alpha Dog was present. I did listen to it but it did nothing to me and moved on after a 5mn listen, although many people were raving about it at the meet.

In comparison I kept coming back to the P7 table to make sure what I was hearing was right and bought one the next day.

So don't get fooled by comment such as "the Alpha Dog walks all over the p7 in every way".

 

Indeed..

post #399 of 1172
Listening to P7's right now. Not sure what they hype is all about. The upper treble is rather aggressive and the mids are somewhat thin which can make the headphones sound tiny.
post #400 of 1172
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Listening to P7's right now. Not sure what they hype is all about. The upper treble is rather aggressive and the mids are somewhat thin which can make the headphones sound tiny.

 

I hear the aggressive treble as well.  I would, however, rate the P7 ahead of Momentum and MDR-1R, but below HP50.

post #401 of 1172
I have HP50 on the way. Should get them in a couple of days. I would rate P7's above the Momentums as well.
post #402 of 1172

You need to get a tighter seal when your wearing them, otherwise it will sound somewhat tinny. That was also my initial impression. It's kind of like IEMS where you need to get a good seal otherwise...bleh.

post #403 of 1172
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I hear the aggressive treble as well.  I would, however, rate the P7 ahead of Momentum and MDR-1R, but below HP50.

 

I did notice a bit of smoothing out of the top over time, as I used them. Might be a gradual softening of the pads in play.

 

For those who like a smooth but full measure bass/lower mid, smooth midrange and smooth top, but with an open/spacious sound, I highly recommend the Furutech ADL H118.

post #404 of 1172
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I did notice a bit of smoothing out of the top over time, as I used them. Might be a gradual softening of the pads in play.

 

For those who like a smooth but full measure bass/lower mid, smooth midrange and smooth top, but with an open/spacious sound, I highly recommend the Furutech ADL H118.

 

Those Furutech.. I tried contacting the company for a review unit, but they never responded.. I'd love to see how those compare to a lot of the newer $300+ headphones. They look GREAT.

post #405 of 1172
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

 

I did notice a bit of smoothing out of the top over time, as I used them. Might be a gradual softening of the pads in play.

 

For those who like a smooth but full measure bass/lower mid, smooth midrange and smooth top, but with an open/spacious sound, I highly recommend the Furutech ADL H118.


It looks like they are only available as an import to the US.  Do you feel they are worth the price?  Furutech amps seem overpriced to me based on features and specs and I am wondering if this extends to their headphone.

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