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post #856 of 1094
The Theorem 720 is a great pairing and huge improvement over iPod alone.
post #857 of 1094
I could see the 720 getting the job done.

These P7s open up surprisingly well for closed cans!
post #858 of 1094




Edited by PolkManiac - 1/13/14 at 8:05pm
post #859 of 1094
That's my portable gear...
post #860 of 1094

Can anyone else comment about the sound leakage on these at medium-to-medium high volumes (50% to 75% volume on an unamped Galaxy S III)? I have read multiple reviews from legit websites/people, and almost all of them listed the sound leakage as an issue with these headphones. That leads me to believe that it may be a real problem with these headphones.

 

Thanks.

post #861 of 1094

I'm usually using the P7 on 70% volume and sound leakage is very slight, shouldn't be a major issue.

post #862 of 1094
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Originally Posted by Illustrator76 View Post
 

Can anyone else comment about the sound leakage on these at medium-to-medium high volumes (50% to 75% volume on an unamped Galaxy S III)? I have read multiple reviews from legit websites/people, and almost all of them listed the sound leakage as an issue with these headphones. That leads me to believe that it may be a real problem with these headphones.

 

Thanks.


MMMmmm bizarre I lay next to my partner listening at 60% - 80% on my S3 and there is VERY little bleed and she can sleep without hearing what i'm listening to.

post #863 of 1094

Truth is, there is no sound leakage at all. My brother put on the headphone right beside me and its silent. You can hear a pin drop, the seal is very good IMO. So unless the person has a irregular shaped head and cant get a tight seal then yea you are going to have sound leakage if not the room is going to be perfectly silent when you use them.

post #864 of 1094

Thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it. I am not really able to test sound leakage myself right now, and I was just afraid of getting in to a setting where leakage will be a problem, but then having it end up being too late for me to return or exchange the headphones.

 

Just so that people don't think I'm crazy (or trolling), I posted links below to some reviews that either stated bad isolation or sound leakage (or both) as an issue with the B&W P7s.

 

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/bowers-wilkins-p7-1200293/review

 

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/125056-bowers-and-wilkins-p7-review

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/bowers-wilkins-p7_Headphones_review

 

http://www.t3.com/reviews/b-and-w-p7-review


Edited by Illustrator76 - 1/14/14 at 5:07pm
post #865 of 1094
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
 

OK, but doesn't the sound quality always get better when you improve the hardware and source? Why would something "scale well "?

I doubt $20 throwaway earbuds will sound any different with a high quality DAC+amp vs straight out of an iPod. Something that scales "well" has a much bigger improvement with better gear, whereas something that doesn't scale well is has its own technical limitations that prevent it from performing better after a certain point.

post #866 of 1094
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Originally Posted by Illustrator76 View Post
 

Thanks for the info guys, I really appreciate it. I am not really able to test sound leakage myself right now, and I was just afraid of getting in to a setting where leakage will be a problem, but then having it end up being too late for me to return or exchange the headphones.

 

Just so that people don't think I'm crazy (or trolling), I posted links below to some reviews that either stated bad isolation or sound leakage (or both) as an issue with the B&W P7s.

 

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/headphones/bowers-wilkins-p7-1200293/review

 

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/125056-bowers-and-wilkins-p7-review

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/bowers-wilkins-p7_Headphones_review

 

http://www.t3.com/reviews/b-and-w-p7-review

In my experience leakage is minimal, but isolation is just about average or slightly better than average for a closed headphone. I'm totally spoiled after demoing the Bose QC20 lol

post #867 of 1094
I have experienced leakage from P7 when my friend was listening to it nex to me in a quiet room. The volume was about 70% on an iPod Classic. It was certainly noticable. However I wonder whether it was because she wasnt wearing it property and did not have a good fit.
post #868 of 1094

Just bought a pair of these for university after saving up for a while (and joined head-fi as a result!). I am no audio enthusiast but there is a huge amount of detail that I can suddenly hear over the XB500's they are replacing. I have a feeling that I am still used to the Sonys though as the P7's are sounding flat at times to me, is this expected or is that because I am only listening to music from youtube on a laptop and am used to heavy bass coming through my headphones? 

post #869 of 1094
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Originally Posted by AM4N18 View Post
 

Just bought a pair of these for university after saving up for a while (and joined head-fi as a result!). I am no audio enthusiast but there is a huge amount of detail that I can suddenly hear over the XB500's they are replacing. I have a feeling that I am still used to the Sonys though as the P7's are sounding flat at times to me, is this expected or is that because I am only listening to music from youtube on a laptop and am used to heavy bass coming through my headphones?

I think the latter is true......

post #870 of 1094

Anyone know whether anyone is doing a custom cable for these headphones?

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