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post #946 of 1120

I was about to do that (contact B&W) and then thought that someone here may already know and wasn't sure how long it would take to get a reply from B&W. 

 

Man, these things sounded incredible with the FiiO X3 this morning....I'm sure a lot depends on your mood at the time and if you're listening to music that you love but either way I was VERY impressed with the sound I was getting from a (non-super expensive) portable setup without my E12 in the mix. I can hardly wait until the price drops on the SanDisk Ultra 128 GB MicroSD card. 


Edited by KLJTech - 3/5/14 at 1:33pm
post #947 of 1120
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Originally Posted by JHC76 View Post
 

Same here, and it really has nothing to do with looks.  I like to hear what's going on around me.  I don't like being oblivious.  Plane ride or something, sure.  But just walking around?  Lol, no.  I'd actually feel like an idiot.  Seriously, you can't just go to the store without listening to music?

 

You're obviously not a music fanatic lol! I wear my iems out and about quite a bit, including at the store - adds some fun to grocery shopping :)

post #948 of 1120
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

You're obviously not a music fanatic lol! I wear my iems out and about quite a bit, including at the store - adds some fun to grocery shopping :)

You're right.  I've only been playing guitar for 31 years.  But you have to walk around with cans on all the time to be a real fanatic.  

post #949 of 1120

I've yet to wear my P7's outside the home or office.

 

I use IEM's all the time when I have to pick stuff up at the grocery store, waiting to pick my son up from school or just out and about. I've become addicted to audiobooks (The Song of Ice and Fire series) and its cutting into my music listening while out. 

post #950 of 1120

I decided to walk over to the neighbourhood plaza yesterday (Just got the P7s yesterday as well, and WOW, with the E18 and the 24/96 files these headphones sound amazing. I have yet to try out the NAD HP50 headphones but unless they sound thaaat much better looks like i've finally found the headphones i'm keeping) anyways sorry got off track there, but i ended up using these headphones walking around and i don't think anyone really noticed cause they just thought i was Mr. Fancy with leather earmuffs :-) lol

post #951 of 1120

How do these sound in comparison to the Shure SE846 and Shure SE535? 

post #952 of 1120

I would need to get over the feeling that they'd stand out so much more than IEM's using them out and about, but they're certainly worth an odd look now and then. I don't have nearly as many pairs of headphones as some do here, but I have a few and since I bought  the P7's they've been the only ones that have seen any use. I find them to be very light, comfortable, and they improve when used with better gear.

 

My wife couldn't care less about headphones, speakers, DAC's, amps...anything other than the music itself YET she tried out the P7's the night I bought them (she listened to them before I did...which I'm not sure but I think may be a crime in some states) and I wasn't sure that I was going to get them back. I've told her that what she really needs is a pair of the NAD Viso HP-50's (she really likes that closed can's block out everything else) rather than buying yet another pair of P7's for the same household. 

post #953 of 1120
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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post

How do these sound in comparison to the Shure SE846 and Shure SE535? 
They definitely sound better than the SE535s. They have a warmer, richer sound. I use the 535s for travel, and really look forward to the P7s when I return. I don't know about the 846s.
post #954 of 1120
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Originally Posted by thekash View Post

I decided to walk over to the neighbourhood plaza yesterday (Just got the P7s yesterday as well, and WOW, with the E18 and the 24/96 files these headphones sound amazing. I have yet to try out the NAD HP50 headphones but unless they sound thaaat much better looks like i've finally found the headphones i'm keeping) anyways sorry got off track there, but i ended up using these headphones walking around and i don't think anyone really noticed cause they just thought i was Mr. Fancy with leather earmuffs :-) lol

I bought these just to eliminate them from my list of HPs to try. I ended up loving them and keeping them. My biggest complaint at first when just demoing in the stores was the fit. They were more on-ears than over-ears. However, after adjusting how they positioned on my head, my ears just suddenly sank into the earcups. That made a huge difference in comfort (of course), but also overall sound quality.
post #955 of 1120
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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post

I bought these just to eliminate them from my list of HPs to try. I ended up loving them and keeping them. My biggest complaint at first when just demoing in the stores was the fit. They were more on-ears than over-ears. However, after adjusting how they positioned on my head, my ears just suddenly sank into the earcups. That made a huge difference in comfort (of course), but also overall sound quality.

One thing im still trying to figure out is why the noise isolation is so bad in comparison to say the m4u or Harmon even though there doesn't seem to be any ports that would allow sound to come in, even though they fit perfectly and much better than the momentum or Harmon...
post #956 of 1120
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Originally Posted by JHC76 View Post
 

Same here, and it really has nothing to do with looks.  I like to hear what's going on around me.  I don't like being oblivious.  Plane ride or something, sure.  But just walking around?  Lol, no.  I'd actually feel like an idiot.  Seriously, you can't just go to the store without listening to music?

 

Seriously, why do you care if someone think you are an idiot?

post #957 of 1120
He didn't say he cared about someone else thinking he's an idiot. He said HE would feel like an idiot. Two very different things.
post #958 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Mikey99 View Post


They definitely sound better than the SE535s. They have a warmer, richer sound. I use the 535s for travel, and really look forward to the P7s when I return. I don't know about the 846s.

 

Wouldn't agree on that, the SE535 is certainly warmer sounding than the P7. The P7 is the better sounding overall though with superior clarity, frequency extension and imaging. 

post #959 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Roadtrip View Post
 

I am enjoying these cans a lot. The sound is incredible. I have one issue though.

 

Do any of you wear them outside? I feel quite embarrassed walking round town whilst wearing them. They are huge, especially coming from IEM’s. Furthermore they look expensive, like a luxury product.

 

I constantly feel like people are watching me.

 

I've worn them on the NYC subway quite a few times.  No funny looks at all.  Well, no funnier than usual, anyway. 

post #960 of 1120
Anyone else having fitting difficulty with the p7s? I don't think I have big ears or head but I find myself having to readjust to get the fit proper and even then I have been told people can hear the music until I adjust them again... mind you this is in a library setting so very quite surroundings.

Never seemed to have that problem with the Harmon nc's...
Edited by thekash - 3/8/14 at 8:48pm
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