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On- ears vs over-ears (first post, but not a complete noob)

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So I'm looking to make my entry to high end audio for headphones, as I've already done some with IEM's. I have done some researching and very minor self testing and am fixed on the bowers and wilkins P5. Now the question comes to getting the P5's, an on ear pair,which sounded great to me, or digging out my wallet for the P7's, an over ear and supposedly better sounding pair which I haven't personally tried. Now the reason I ask is because I currently own some rather unflattering skullcandy aviators which provide great comfort, but my larger ears which stick out from my head causes discomfort with these. The very outer rim of my ears press on the inside of the ear cups (not the ear pads) and cause them to get sore in about an hour. I'm wondering if anyone else can relate to this issue and can tell me how they feel about long term comfort of on ear headphones and the P5's vs over ears and whether or not anyone can testify for the P7's.
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Is there an Apple store nearby where you live? Most of the Apple stores have P7 as demo unit.

 

P7, by soundwise (and pretty much a lot of anything else) will be a massive upgrade from P5, which really isn't great sounding can to begin with.

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I didn't see a P7 the last time I went. I figure they sound much better, but my main concern is the long term comfort if my ear presses against the metal inside the ear cup. I liked the P5's sound in the sense that it provided a strong bass with still good desperation and clarity. I think they were the best sounding in the apple store when I went, even slightly compared to the bose headphones. It doesn't say much from the rest of the competition though, being mostly beats headphones. I've seen some talk about the sennheiser momentum, but again, I wonder if on ears are for me with my kind of ears.
Edited by curtisngl - 12/1/13 at 7:08am
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My ear would be pressing on the metal right there. Probably on the outer edge of it. They would be comfortable for short term, but I don't know if they would stay on my head for more than an hour without hurting my ears.
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