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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:02 AM   #2776
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A popular choice on this forum in front of a stack of nerdy books:

I use them a lot when I'm reading said nerdy books. Sorry for the awkward lighting
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:49 AM   #2777
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Great choice which I can only applaud. Wonderful to see that someone else appreciates some truly beautifully crafted headphones which offer superb sound as well as great good looks. I love the B&W range.
I am really happy to see so many people here appreciating the superb sound quality of the B&W!
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 05:11 AM   #2778
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Bose QuietComfort 20i or B&W C5's? Any thoughts?
Lots of flying/travel - Bose
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 06:42 AM   #2779
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I've ordered the C5's. Just a bit concerned about how they fit in the ears. Looks like they could be a bit uncomfortable?
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:16 PM   #2780
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Added the classic Sony MDR-V6 to join my MDR-V7506.

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Old Jul 20, 2014, 02:55 PM   #2781
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 01:13 AM   #2782
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Had Beats Studio before, didn't like it and sold it and got this Audio Technica M50X.



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I have the M50 for daily use at work and I love them. I added Sound Professionals Velvet pads to aid for long hours.
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 10:23 AM   #2783
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I use them a lot when I'm reading said nerdy books. Sorry for the awkward lighting
I stopped looking at this thread cos I'm skint... but I must have these in white!
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 11:58 AM   #2784
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Bose QuietComfort 20i or B&W C5's? Any thoughts?

Just taken delivery of these two. First thoughts are that the Bose are more comfortable and a better build but the B&W's are easily better sounding. At the moment I'm thinking of returning the Bose. So far I've used the Bose more as I got them last week so if I can get used to the fit if the B&W's I'll keep them. They sound so much better and are £100 cheaper. We'll see....
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Old Jul 24, 2014, 09:50 AM   #2785
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I stopped looking at this thread cos I'm skint... but I must have these in white!
I freakin' love them in white!
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Old Jul 25, 2014, 11:32 PM   #2786
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I can't decided between these or the sennheiser amperior
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 07:49 AM   #2787
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I freakin' love them in white!
My Panasonic's (Argos) are white and don't sound too bad for £40 phones... a bit flimsy though.

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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:22 PM   #2788
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Mr & Mrs B&W and their new baby.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:33 PM   #2789
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Wonderful headphones; as others on this thread already know, I am a big fan of the B&W company and their range of headphones, and have both the P5s (which I love and are excellent) and the P7s (which are outstandingly good).

I think you will get great pleasure from them; I know I certainly have done so.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:35 PM   #2790
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Wonderful headphones; as others on this thread already know, I am a big fan of the B&W company and their range of headphones, and have both the P5s (which I love and are excellent) and the P7s (which are outstandingly good).



I think you will get great pleasure from them; I know I certainly have done so.

Did you spot my B&W 684 speakers behind them? Only just spotted them in the photo myself!
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:40 PM   #2791
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Did you spot my B&W 684 speakers behind them? Only just spotted them in the photo myself!
Actually, now that you mention it, no, I must admit that I didn't - I was too busy drooling over the lovely pair of headphones (even though I have the exact same pair of headphones myself) to even notice them. But thank you for pointing them out.

How do you find them? Are they as (predictably) excellent as the other speakers in the B&W range?

On my previous visit home, I bought the exquisite B&W "Zeppelin" speaker, and also a set of the B&W (desktop) "MM1" speakers. Unfortunately, I have been so busy - even when home on brief visits - that both sets of speakers are still in the boxes in which they were delivered, as I have not had time to set them up properly.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:46 PM   #2792
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I find them superb. I bought the B&W 685 Theatre speakers then changed the sub to a BK Monolith. Last year I moved the B&W 685's from front to surrounds and bought the 684's for the front speakers. I just can't imagine anything better! My room isn't that big so anything bigger/better? Wouldn't be appreciated.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 04:54 PM   #2793
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I find them superb. I bought the B&W 685 Theatre speakers then changed the sub to a BK Monolith. Last year I moved the B&W 685's from front to surrounds and bought the 684's for the front speakers. I just can't imagine anything better! My room isn't that big so anything bigger/better? Wouldn't be appreciated.
Okay, you have me interested, as I love the B&W stuff.

What are the differences (sound, style, size, footprint, output, sheer performance) between the B&W 684s and the B&W 685s?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 05:15 PM   #2794
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To be perfectly honest I myself can't tell the much difference. It's just that the 684's are floor standers were as the 685's are mounted on a stand. I think they call them bookshelf speakers. I think it depends on the size if your room. The 685's are adequate for most rooms. The biggest difference was getting the Monolith sub. That beast shakes my foundations!
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 05:19 PM   #2795
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To be perfectly honest I myself can't tell the much difference. It's just that the 684's are floor standers were as the 685's are mounted on a stand. I think they call them bookshelf speakers. I think it depends on the size if your room. The 685's are adequate for most rooms. The biggest difference was getting the Monolith sub. That beast shakes my foundations!
Thank you for your reply. Very interesting.

I suppose that here, that what I really would like to know is which of of the two of them take up more space? (Most rooms in modern apartments are quite small). (Also, aesthetically - always a plus with the B&W - which of them do you prefer?)

And, is there any significant difference between them re actual performance?
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 05:30 PM   #2796
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Ok. Performance wise, not much difference. Space wise, ditto. The cabinet size is the same although the 684's are obviously taller. Here's some photos I just took with my guitar standing on the floor for comparison. Click image for larger version

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Old Jul 26, 2014, 05:51 PM   #2797
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Ok. Performance wise, not much difference. Space wise, ditto. The cabinet size is the same although the 684's are obviously taller. Here's some photos I just took with my guitar standing on the floor for comparison. Attachment 482496Attachment 482497Attachment 482498
Wow. You have obviously taken a lot of trouble in putting together a response; my profound and grateful thanks, indeed, that is most kind of you.

Well, as a fellow B&W enthusiast, you know that that wonderful design fusion of form (fantastic aesthetics) and function (amazing sound reproduction) both matter enormously. Right; you have given me much food for thought.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 09:58 PM   #2798
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Can anyone give me a good suggestion for wireless, noise cancelling, over the ear headphones for <$400?

I know I know... wireless and noise cancelling means two strikes against the sound quality already. Not expecting superb sound quality whatsoever. Just want something I can workout in and that I can travel with.

I already have m50, ue6000, v-moda lp, and ue custom IEM at home, so I'm willing to forgo sound quality for the aforementioned features. Over the ear is important for comfort. Don't want in-ears anymore.
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Old Jul 27, 2014, 10:35 PM   #2799
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Which headphones are the wooden (right most) pair? the gray device behind the headphones, what does it do?
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