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post #436 of 1119
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Originally Posted by Jazz1 View Post
 

Okay, these cans are settling in nicely both on my ears, and sound wise. There were a couple of days where I thought the bass might be a little loose. Maybe I'm acclimating or the the individual music files were off. I don't know maybe burn in isn't a myth? But the bass punch doesn't sound flabby to me.

 

Jeff Golub, Susan Tedeschi, Vargas Blues Band, Joe Beck bring it on! I'm dialing in Genius mixes on iTunes and these headphones sound great to me.

 

I've never been much of a closed headphone fan, but I've got to tell you blocking out the family and/or coffee shop background noise sure allows me to enjoy the music more. They've even earned a spot next to my HD-650 for desktop play with my PSAudio amplifier and Musical Fidelity M1 DAC. I just wish there were longer cables available for desktop use.

 

I'm going to get a tube Schiit soon and see how these sound. Anyone out there already done this?

 

Bowers & Wilkins, after the P5 and P7 it is time to step up to a full sized P8 headphone if your listening. Don't let the Beats flood the streets!

 

This is going to be a great winter hibernation in the cold, cold, snowy midwest.

Update: Tonight's music is Keith Richards "Vintage Vinos"` The bass is kicking and the vocals are a little out front of the rest of the music, but isn't that the way it should be? This is a live recording so I'm cutting the recording a little slack, as I do love live, but sometimes I find live not as rich as studio recordings. I'm also ripping some blues and jazz albums on iTunes and the P7's are keeping the CD player's ripping sounds at bay. "Happy" song kicks butt on these headphones with some sweet guitar. Yes, these phones are making me Happy on my desktop rig! It's just not the Cab in the glass ;)


Edited by Jazz1 - 11/12/13 at 5:26pm
post #437 of 1119

I briefly demo these at the local Apple store and I am very pleased with the sound coming out of these even driven by the iphone5 on display....

I have to now decide between these and the nad viso hp50..... I really like the design and build quality of P7 but it seems the nad hp50 has replaceable cable... I suspect the SQ will be on par between the two.... decision decision decision

post #438 of 1119
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I briefly demo these at the local Apple store and I am very pleased with the sound coming out of these even driven by the iphone5 on display....

I have to now decide between these and the nad viso hp50..... I really like the design and build quality of P7 but it seems the nad hp50 has replaceable cable... I suspect the SQ will be on par between the two.... decision decision decision

The P7 has a replaceable cable as well.  Do you mean one that you can upgrade?  If so, I'm sure that someone will make an upgraded cable for the P7 in the not too distant future.  It has been quite popular thus far.    

post #439 of 1119
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

The P7 has a replaceable cable as well.  Do you mean one that you can upgrade?  If so, I'm sure that someone will make an upgraded cable for the P7 in the not too distant future.  It has been quite popular thus far.    


really..........?  it does not look that way at the apple store... weird... If so, I may pull the trigger on these already... apparently, the NAD hp50 will not be available in Hong Kong until late December...

 

I may also upgrade the cable using Double Helix 24awg stranded OCC copper and get it locally done ..... it sounds fantastic on my HD650...

 

Anyway, I really like the design of these phones... I think they look better than my KEF M500..

post #440 of 1119
Yep, the cable attaches inside the cup so is replaceable, the trick for a while will be finding aftermarket cables.
post #441 of 1119
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really..........?  it does not look that way at the apple store... weird... If so, I may pull the trigger on these already... apparently, the NAD hp50 will not be available in Hong Kong until late December...

 

I may also upgrade the cable using Double Helix 24awg stranded OCC copper and get it locally done ..... it sounds fantastic on my HD650...

 

Anyway, I really like the design of these phones... I think they look better than my KEF M500.

I couldn't find the NAD HP50 in HK so I went to the B&W showroom in Central to try out the P7 instead. Was really impressed with the sound when I was trying it out with the AK120 so ended up buying them there. If you do upgrade the cable, let us know how it sounds. 

post #442 of 1119
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I couldn't find the NAD HP50 in HK so I went to the B&W showroom in Central to try out the P7 instead. Was really impressed with the sound when I was trying it out with the AK120 so ended up buying them there. If you do upgrade the cable, let us know how it sounds. 

NAD HP50 will be displayed for demo in Central showroom starting from 20 Dec, the price is yet to be confirmed....
post #443 of 1119
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NAD HP50 will be displayed for demo in Central showroom starting from 20 Dec, the price is yet to be confirmed....

Thanks for the info, might go try them out after they're on display. 

post #444 of 1119
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Thanks for the info, might go try them out after they're on display. 


how do you like the P7 so far? AK120 that you are using is a TOTL source... what impressed me the most was the mid-bass coming out of these and they do feel more roomy than the DT1350 I am using now.... and maybe more spacious than the KEF M500...but the mid-bass seems to be a bit slower?

 

I am trying to refrain from further iem purchases and start to buy portable headphones since it is getting cooler...

post #445 of 1119
^ Global warming isn't affecting your part of the world? ;-)
post #446 of 1119
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


how do you like the P7 so far? AK120 that you are using is a TOTL source... what impressed me the most was the mid-bass coming out of these and they do feel more roomy than the DT1350 I am using now.... and maybe more spacious than the KEF M500...but the mid-bass seems to be a bit slower?

 

I am trying to refrain from further iem purchases and start to buy portable headphones since it is getting cooler...

I actually like it a lot but as I was previously using Tralucent 1+2,I found the P7 to be a bit darker sounding. However once I got used to them, I really liked them a lot more then the Sony MDR 1R which I got last year. 

 

I share the same reason with you as to why I was looking for portable headphones...hahaha. 

post #447 of 1119
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^ Global warming isn't affecting your part of the world? ;-)

Our winters are probably more like your summers. :)

post #448 of 1119

My P7's are coming today!  I can't wait to try these out.  It's my first time getting anything on this level, so my expectations are high.  I tried the C5's last weekend.  The sound was outstanding.  Slightly better bass and cleaner highs compared to my Sennheiser HD 380's I've been using.  But they hurt my ears so I took them back and ordered the P7's.  I don't have money coming out my ears, so if they don't wow me compared to the HD380's I'll probably return them to save some points with the wife.  If I really like them, I'll cash in a few "You're the best" points for the musical enjoyment. "But honey, look at my last.fm profile.  I listen to music for over 5 hours per day!"  :)

post #449 of 1119
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Originally Posted by Decreate View Post

I actually like it a lot but as I was previously using Tralucent 1+2,I found the P7 to be a bit darker sounding. However once I got used to them, I really liked them a lot more then the Sony MDR 1R which I got last year. 

I share the same reason with you as to why I was looking for portable headphones...hahaha. 

Just went to the cable/mod shop and was informed that the b&w are not easy to mod and use aftermarket cable since the design cannot accomodate thick cable...
Anyway, its up to me to decide if use them in stock form....
post #450 of 1119
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

I briefly demo these at the local Apple store and I am very pleased with the sound coming out of these even driven by the iphone5 on display....

I have to now decide between these and the nad viso hp50..... I really like the design and build quality of P7 but it seems the nad hp50 has replaceable cable... I suspect the SQ will be on par between the two.... decision decision decision

IMO, there are distinct sonic differences between the two and it comes down to a preference for a brighter sound (P7) or more neutral highs (HP50).  Of course, there are other considerations such as price and build quality, but they are both excellent headphones.

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