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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    Each to their own obviously. I had vmoda and byerdynamic and neither worked for me sound wise. PX hit a sweet spot... isolating enough to use outside and on the commute, flat enough to use for production (I prefer analytical to fun), styling enough that I'm ok wearing them with a blazer. On...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    Did anyone else notice a difference in SQ with NC off after the update? I do feel it's different but maybe psycho (acoustic). Still my favorite ANC headphones and daily driver! Kind of killed my headphone lust :astonished:
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    It does not remember across devices. I actually put in a request to BEO regarding this in hopes of the feature making it to a future update. My crappy JBL Everest can store EQ... but this $500 can can't? :\
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    SQ is subjective. Get 'em on your head and see how they compare... Having tried the 1000XM2 and PX, it's a world of difference (and the price is only $50 different). Even with ANC on PX is a great experience. The sound stage still bests 1000XM2.Sub bass and bass articulation are still better on...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    TMA2 is a really difficult headphone to compare with anything else because there are so many possible combinations of driver and earpads. After trying everything (well, anything that made sense to me) out, I'm really happy with the S02E06 combination. Poor isolation but love the sound stage and...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    The metal headband is a definite improvement on the XM2, hadn't noticed any issues with the plastic ear cups but haven't had them in heavy user either (hard to give them much love with PX around ;) When you say comfortably... do you mean physically? Because I haven't found that to be the case...
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    Yes, this I totally get. I got the most use out of them on 12+ hour flights where the sound was never fatiguing... but that hotspot was! Same problem on the PX, commented over in that thread... I'm starting to get the feeling that luxury headphone manufacturers care more about how the object...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    BT: I've got my PX paired with my macbook and android phone at the same time. Works well, nice to have a multipoint capable alternative to QC35. ANC: I've been leaving it off, not necessary for office use. But nice that it's there for travel. The passive isolation is good enough with these that...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    Yeah, I found them surprisingly leaky for an ANC HP... Could hear sound coming out when they were on my GF head. Guess they're good for keeping sound out but not sound in? Or we were listening too loud...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    Ha! Would be amazing, maybe once we have AI in our headphones. Until then all we can do is get frustrated with the "smart" features from headphone manufacturers and turn them off ;) But the ability to bake EQ presets into the headphone and switch between them would help a great deal here. As I...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    Encouraging! Also encouraging, I get drawn into accurate detail. Makes me feel better about my own crap productions when I can pick warts on well respected records Humor me with any more OPPO PM-3 comparisons? That's my (and my GFs ) favorite HP right now. Was my first planar, changed my...
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    Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise-Cancelling Over-ears

    I've tried both the Momentum 2, H9, and (earlier) mdr 1000x. Enjoyed bass of the H9 the most, could differentiate everything going on in the low end. But H9 are so bass heavy, especially after hearing and falling in love with the more balanced and detailed OPPO PM-3 (I know, not wireless, not...
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    Senn has better noise canceling and you don't have to deal with the finicky touch controls. On the other hand, I do prefer the h9 sound. Read through this thread and you'll see H9 isn't flawless. If you're OK with the Momentum 2 I'd stick with them to see what else drops. Especially in wireless...
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    Not so flattering H9 review who sounds like he knows what he's talking about: https://www.audiophileon.com/news/bo-beoplay-h9-review Hyped video reviewers that doesn't: And a hyped video reviewer that does =)
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    B&O H9 Discussion and Impressions thread

    Haven't tried ZMF Atticus or Senn HD800 but the AEON is amazing. I haven't done a side by side of AEON and H9, but as a fan of H9 sound the AEON really appealed to me. The AEON is flatter, has a better sound stage, has better detail, and is more comfortable than H9. I tried the MDR-1000x and I...
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