Greetings. Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a 37 year old dude from Houston, finally dipping my toes in to the endless rabbit hole of audiophile headphones. It all started from my living room last year. Dove in with a Panny 65VT50, Pioneer Elite receiver and B&Ws all around. Been chasing the carrot of perfection since.
Now here's where I'm going back and forth. Last week, I picked up the Sony MDR1RBTs, which I love. First real headphones I've ever had. Barring Astro A50s, but those don't count. Picked these up at Best Buy, price matched Amazon for $299.99. But, I'm sure most of you understand, now I'm having the, "Well, what else could I have gotten for around this price?"
While the bluetooth is nice, I really don't need it. I mainly listen at my desk, wired. The only thing I use the BT for is my Vita late at night. So, a little cable between my cans and that isn't a big deal. And while these do sound wonderful, I made the mistake of listening to the B&W P7s, and fell in love. So now I present my situation to you that know more than I. Are the P7s as good as I think they are? Are they worth $100 more than I paid for my 1RBTs? While the build quality on the Sony is really good, it is flat out sublime on the P7s.
At this time, I do not own an amp. I'll look in to that a bit later on. I simply plugged the P7s in to my Note 2, fired up Spotify Premium, tuned to Ozzy's No More Tears and almost cried, lol. It was that good.
So, what do you guys think? What would you do in my situation. Anything I'm not thinking of? Sorry for the rant and thank you in advance.