Question need some new headphones (suggestions needed)

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    my current pair of b&w p5 series 2 wireless are on their way out, well technically..

    the left driver vibrates quite a bit or rattles making it annoying.

    eventually i feel it will get worse and get to the point even low volume will make it terrible..my old beats (back before i cared about sound) had the same problem but they was ruined completely, all i could hear was the basically broken driver rattling more than a rattle snake.

    what headphones should i be looking at? i want headphones that are comfy especially with glasses and a low end boost like mine have

    i have them paired with a oppo ha-2se
     
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    i have only seen 2 pairs that look good so far.

    the p7 version of b&w, are they much better than p5 series 2?
    sennheiser momentum 2.0

    how does the sennheiser compare to the p5 series 2?
     
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    P7 wireless if they are in your budget.

    You can't really compare the P5 Series 2 to the P7 as one is on ear and the other closed type over ear which is much heavier than the p5s. They sound completely different!

    You need to decide what is important. Weight/profile (i.e. portable) or sound quality etc.

    I have tried so many headphones including the P7 and P7 wireless and the P7 Wireless are by far the best headphones I have listened to. They are so much fun!.
    I also found the P7 Wireless much better than the P7.
     
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    I thought the two different types of p7 would sound the same? Or is the wireless version an upgrade on sound quality? Note I will not ever again use wireless headphones in that way. I will always use them wired.
     
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    I have had both; the p7 and p7 wireless sound considerably different. The wireless sound considerably better. I am not an audiophile and just an amateur user of headphones. But even to my ears the wireless sound much better. I also use the wireless ones wired!
     
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    you've sold me on the p7 wireless then!

    you dont happen to wear glasses do you? worth a shot in asking anyway. i have to wear glasses now for computer/tv and was wondering if they are comfortable in that department, even if you don't are they comfortable for long use times without any discomfort? i dont have any with my p5's
     
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    Glasses! I seriously wouldnt bother with the p7. The p7 are closed back type and are quite tight fitting. I suppose it depends on your head shape but mines is big and round and the fitting is quite tight.
     
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    If you can go to john lewis or selfridges, try them before buying
     
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    I owned the P7 wired until recently selling on the forum,

    And speaking about glasses and headphones generally,

    Much depends on your head size / shape and the style of the frames (arms) against the headphone fit (size of pads, clamping, heat with long wear).

    Headphones have never bothered me with presumably an average sized skull and wearing Oakley's (so quite flat/ minimalist arms)

    Thanks
     
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    The P7s are in a different league to the P5s. So much more bass presence without it impacting the sound of the music. Truly an excellent sound of headphones. I did find the treble to be a little to harsh for my liking, since I listen to my music a little louder than most, so it would become quite fatiguing. The Momentum Wireless are an excellent buy refurbished and come with the same 2 year warranty. They're the cans I finally settled on after going through 10+ pairs (Inc B&O, Bose, B&W etc)

    H7s are also mighty good sounding. If you don't need noise cancelling, they're great, and I love the touch controls. Battery life was stellar.

    The P7s, Momentum Wireless and H7s would be my top 3 choices.
     
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    The P7s wireless and glasses do go .....I auditioned them today and I wear glasses...no issues whatsever....
     
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    I've had the P7 wired and wireless and the P7 wireless sound is much better. In fact although you can use the P7w with the included wire, they sound better wireless.

    This is down to the wireless DAC that they use in them.

    I also use them daily with glasses and no issues.

    The P9 is even better but higher in budget. B&w are also releasing a lightning cable (free to owners in Octobers) with a built in DAC that apparently enhances sound further. I don't find them as comfy as the P7w with glasses though.

    In terms of value for money and sound you won't be disappointed with the P7w
     

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