B&W P5 or Beyerdynamics T50p
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So guys which one and why? Just as thing I'll post later since I own a p5 ATM ! :)
 
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I've heard both, and I'd take T50p over the P5 any day.  I don't like the P5 at all to begin with, lol.
T50p boasts all-around better sound - bass, midrange, treble, and I've forgotten P5's soundstage.  It wouldn't surprise me if T50p beats it at that as well.  It needs a good deal of burn-in.  T50p has an interesting coloration, "ephemeral" seems to be the way to put it.  Not my cup of tea, I prefer HD25-1 II.  Otherwise, T50p is a good headphone.  I love T50p's look as well, my favorite in that aspect along with ESW9 and SR325is.
 
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hmmmmm.... Do you think you could enlighten me on the "ephemeral" coloration?  

I really want to listen to the T50p but havent found anywhere that sells them near cambridge ! and i dont really want to end up buying over the internet since i have heard the P5s.

I have also read a review and someone even said that  there isnt THAT much of a difference to the sound its more of a preference.
 
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I don't know how to put it.  "Otherworldly"?  It is artificial, but without ever being displeasing or sounding "wrong"..  It especially shines with female vocals.  Extraterrestrial sound!  No, I don't know.  Bass is kind of dry.
 
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Is vague a good word to use? Also does the T50p have good separation? i mean if i focused on one instrument will it be clear to hear? thank you  
 
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lol
Yes, good separation.  You can focus on any one instrument even in large bands/ensembles.
 
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Hmmmmm you may have changed my mind on the P5s but I really would prefer to hear some to be honest before to use any of my money especially since you said you never liked them, no offense :)
 
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I enjoy the t50p better, although the more relaxed p5 may appeal to some.  The separation quite good on the beyer. It exceeded my expectations for it, especially considering all the negative press in these forums.
 
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Well I really do enjoy the P5s very very neutral sound. Do you think the t50p has a natural sound?
 
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