4 posts / 0 new
Last post
vonthemic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 5 days ago
Joined: 23/08/2012 - 15:50
Posts: 3
Bose OE2i or B&W P3s

My Bose OE headphones have just died and so I'm on the market for some new headphones.  I've been looking at the OE2is and the P3s.  I know that the new OE2is are less bassy than the originals, and although i do listen to more hip hop/dance music i do have a wide music taste.

I'd greatly appreciate any advice you have.  If you have any other suggestions apart from these two headphones that would be great.  Here is my criteria to help:

- prefer on-ear headphones

- don't care about wireless or noise cancelling

- want iphone compatible headphones

- want foldable headphones

- would prefer slightly more bassier headphone than OE2i (i think P3 is?)

Thanks again if you can help!

dalethorn's picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 07/12/2011 - 21:10
Posts: 1168
RE: Bose OE2i or B&W P3s

The OE2 and the P3 have comparable bass, and I think the OE2 has a more neutral midrange. The P3 has better treble, and the OE2 is muffled slightly or veiled even with the ipod/iphone treble boost. The P3 looks much nicer, is built much better, and is much less fragile. The OE2 comes with a soft case and the P3 comes with a hard case.

Beyer T1/T90 Jubilee/DT1350, Sennheiser HD-A280, v-moda M100/XS, Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza/Microstreamer DAC/amps, Portaphile Micro/PA2V2 amps.

vonthemic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 5 days ago
Joined: 23/08/2012 - 15:50
Posts: 3
RE: Bose OE2i or B&W P3s

Thanks for your comments dalethorn ... P3s seem the better fit.  Do you know if you can control the volume with the remote with the P3s?  Can't seem to tell looking on B&W's site.

dalethorn's picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 07/12/2011 - 21:10
Posts: 1168
RE: Bose OE2i or B&W P3s

vonthemic wrote:
Thanks for your comments dalethorn ... P3s seem the better fit.  Do you know if you can control the volume with the remote with the P3s?  Can't seem to tell looking on B&W's site.

Yes, the Apple controls on the P3 do work to control volume up/down and pause on iPods and iPhones.

Beyer T1/T90 Jubilee/DT1350, Sennheiser HD-A280, v-moda M100/XS, Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza/Microstreamer DAC/amps, Portaphile Micro/PA2V2 amps.

Log in or register to post comments