Bowers & Wilkins P5

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by UBS28, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    How good are these headphones for on the go mixing when I'm not in my studio?
  2. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I don't think they're very good for mixing. Their sound signature is more centered around midrange frequencies and not very even.
  3. UBS28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    Thanks for the response. Guess I'll still have to bring my much larger AKG 240S with me if I'm outside the studio.

    What's the best headphone that is still considered mobile btw? :)
  4. Tulani macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    They are good for general on the go listening. The best.
  5. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I think the Ultrasone Edition 8 is probably the best portable headphone I have heard. However, their price tag really makes me question the "portable" part. I don't think a lot of people would throw one of those pairs around on trains and buses.

    A close second, and also my personal favorite, is Audio Technica ES10. They have a very even sound signature (even more even than the midrange-shy and sub-bass-happy M50 that I have seen used in some studios), and they are relatively easy to drive out of just about anything. Only drawback is that their shiny ear cups get scratched easily.

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