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post #406 of 1034
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

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 -_-

I would say that the P7s walk all over the Ed8s in EVERY way including sound staging. (I used to own the Ed.8LEs FWIW).

post #407 of 1034
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I would say that the P7s walk all over the Ed8s in EVERY way including sound staging. (I used to own the Ed.8LEs FWIW).

Even detail retrieval?

post #408 of 1034
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I would say that the P7s walk all over the Ed8s in EVERY way including sound staging. (I used to own the Ed.8LEs FWIW).

 

Wow!  That's high praise indeed.

 

I never bought the 8s but loved the 9s and now falling in love with the 10s (after a massive burn in improvement).

 

I'll be picking up a pair of the P7s  v soon.

 

Sceptre

post #409 of 1034

I'm spending even more time on the desktop headphone rig now that it is getting colder outside, and the sun goes down earlier. So I jacked in the P7 and decided to give it a try with Fidelia. Although I've owned the Mac application Fidelia for sometime I had given up on it as it could not seem to find my AIFF library on an external drive.

 

Well last night I got Fidelia to work with my music. The P7 never sounded so good! I'm so pleased I have a headphone that sounds good on my un-amped iOS devices, and sounds great on my desktop system.

 

I see Fidelia offers some kind of headphone software plug-in. I'm wondering if that is worth the $49.00 they are asking? I guess I'll research it on these forums.

post #410 of 1034

Hi Jazz1

 

I have the FXH add on for Fidelia and fin it replicates the crossfade functions of teh SPL Phonitor.

 

Crossfade is either something you like or not.  It's greatest use is to replicate mixing tracks using near field speakers.  It does that well.  I tend to only use FXH about 5% of teh time using my desktop system.  It's different but I could not suggest it was 'better' for my listening pleasure.  When listening to some Beatles tracks it puts the instruments in front of me rather than sitting in each ear.  To some that is a problem and others a feature of the recording.

 

I'm sure I was able to trial the FHX add-on before buying though.  Try downloading it and use a trial period.

 

If this doesn't work then pm me for more.

 

Glad you are enjoying the P7's in a 'pure' environment.  Carrying too much portable kit can get great sound but at what cost.  Lightweight bliss often wins.

 

Regards

 

Sceptre

post #411 of 1034
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Originally Posted by Sceptre View Post
 

Hi Jazz1

 

I have the FXH add on for Fidelia and fin it replicates the crossfade functions of teh SPL Phonitor.

 

Crossfade is either something you like or not.  It's greatest use is to replicate mixing tracks using near field speakers.  It does that well.  I tend to only use FXH about 5% of teh time using my desktop system.  It's different but I could not suggest it was 'better' for my listening pleasure.  When listening to some Beatles tracks it puts the instruments in front of me rather than sitting in each ear.  To some that is a problem and others a feature of the recording.

 

I'm sure I was able to trial the FHX add-on before buying though.  Try downloading it and use a trial period.

 

If this doesn't work then pm me for more.

 

Glad you are enjoying the P7's in a 'pure' environment.  Carrying too much portable kit can get great sound but at what cost.  Lightweight bliss often wins.

 

Regards

 

Sceptre

Thanks for the information. I'll see if I can get a demo. I had a crossfade feature on a Headroom Headphone amplifier. It did seem odd at first, but I liked it after getting used to it.

post #412 of 1034
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Even detail retrieval?

 

Yep.

 

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Originally Posted by Sceptre View Post
 

 

Wow!  That's high praise indeed.

 

I never bought the 8s but loved the 9s and now falling in love with the 10s (after a massive burn in improvement).

 

I'll be picking up a pair of the P7s  v soon.

 

Sceptre

 

Kinda...says a lot about the P7s, but also the Ed.8s. ;)

post #413 of 1034
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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.

 

It has a very unique fit (pad shape) and sound. The focus is on the mid but low bass is there, no peaks or valleys, sense of space is good, only problem for some would be that the upper treble is a bit rolled.

 

Best compliment I can give the H118 is that when I use them, I am enjoying the music, regardless of genre.

post #414 of 1034

I see that the P7 rank very high in MacedonianHero's highly informative review of 11 portable phones. I just wonder, OK the P7 are great portable, but at its asking price you could also buy some really good full sized phones like Mad Dogs and K712 Pro, what would the P7 miss compared to those full sized phones ?

post #415 of 1034

Probably a flatter frequency response and a fuller midrange.

post #416 of 1034
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Probably a flatter frequency response and a fuller midrange.

I haven't heard the MadDogs, but the K712s are open and not part of my portable headphone reviews. But yes, the P7s are pretty flat. The M500s do have a slightly fuller midrange, but the P7s seem a bit more natural across the spectrum.

post #417 of 1034

Yeah, the P7's sound buttery-smooth while still maintaining great speed and separation.


Edited by leadbythemelody - 11/7/13 at 8:14pm
post #418 of 1034
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post
 

Yeah, the P7's sound buttery-smooth while still maintaining great speed and separation.

 

Wow that is delicious

post #419 of 1034

Your profile picture and what you just said reminds me of the cookie monster XD


Edited by leadbythemelody - 11/8/13 at 8:21am
post #420 of 1034
These headphones are absolutely gorgeous in person, very light and comfortable. They completely covered my ears and are slightly smaller than my M100's.Had a brief listen at the apple store and was very impressed with the detail and way they produce vocals. Too bad the jack was hidden so I couldn't test them with my portable amp.
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