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