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Grado 225is vs B&W p3
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Hi all!

I've been thinking of selling my grado 225is & buying the new B&W p3. I want the B&W p3 because theyre more portable than my grados

Whats the quality of the B&Ws compared to the grados?

Oh btw Iam listening to my music on my iphone in lossless with my fiio e7 amp (which I may upgrade at a later date)

Any help would be appreciated 

Thanks

Oli

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RE: Grado 225is vs B&W p3

The B&W P5 sounds pretty dull and mushy compared to a Grado, so I would not expect a huge improvement with the P3. Right now I use a Senn PX-200ii with the ipod and 'Rock' EQ setting, which produces sound far superior to the P5 or any other small portable below about $250. I've heard people complain about EQ, but the negatives from my EQ setting are 1/100 the negatives from headphones like the B&W.

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RE: Grado 225is vs B&W p3

Read my review in the "opinion" tab of the WHF product review page

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SDIESEL77 wrote:
Read my review in the "opinion" tab of the WHF product review page

I can't find it - can you make a link? Also, are you comparing the Grado to the P3?

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popoli20 wrote:
Hi all!  I've been thinking of selling my grado 225is & buying the new B&W p3. I want the B&W p3 because theyre more portable than my grados.  Whats the quality of the B&Ws compared to the grados?  Oh btw Iam listening to my music on my iphone in lossless with my fiio e7 amp (which I may upgrade at a later date).  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

Oli

Since my previous reply, I purchased the P3 and reviewed it. I believe it's more or less equivalent to the Grado in overall quality, but will sound different of course. The P3 will have less bass and treble, but it's a smooth sound with no irritations, so it's a tossup which one you would prefer.

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dalethorn wrote:

SDIESEL77 wrote:
Read my review in the "opinion" tab of the WHF product review page

I can't find it - can you make a link? Also, are you comparing the Grado to the P3?

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bw-p3

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RE: Grado 225is vs B&W p3

Oh ya! These are an awesome set!

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RouzySonic wrote:
Oh ya! These are an awesome set!

RouzySonic, can you a) amend your signature to make clear your trade status, and b) stop posting comments linking to/promoting your business.

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Andy Clough wrote:

dalethorn wrote:
I can't find it - can you make a link?

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bw-p3

I do remember this now - it helped make my purchase decision. And no disappointment either - it looks and feels like something you'd buy at a fine jewelry emporium. Ditto for the sound.

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