Six of one and half a dozen of the other for me, I’ve had both coiled and 
straight, long, short and none and I’ve lived with them <smile..
Yep, the cord on the Bowers and Wilkins P7’s is too short in my view but I did 
buy a longer cord and besides, those phones are really designed for mobile use 
anyway so - given that - I can understand the short cord length.

> On 18 Sep 2016, at 5:48 PM, Gary Petraccaro <> wrote:
> I very much dislike coiled cords.  I have a set of earphones with one and 
> would cheerfully toss the phones if I could find something with a straight 
> cord good enough to replace them.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "JOHN RIEHL" <>
> To: "'PC Audio Discussion List'" <>
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:57 PM
> Subject: RE: The Best $150 Over-Ear Headphones | The Wirecutter
> I have been buying and using the MDR-7506 headphones for years; they are a 
> fine choice. The ear cups on the older models did not hold up well but that's 
> not true of the newer versions. One good thing about the sony MDR-7506 
> headphones is that they have a heavy-duty cord (it's one of those spiral 
> cords); the drawback is that the cord is somewhat heavy and makes the 
> headphones feel a bit heavier. Also, they can get uncomfortable after 5-6 
> hours of continuous use.
> But I agree with the model; they are a really good headphone choice for a 
> very reasonable price. Trust me; I've tried a lot of headphones.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of Dane 
> Trethowan
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 9:39 PM
> To: PC Audio Discussion List
> Subject: The Best $150 Over-Ear Headphones | The Wirecutter
> Yep I know how some people feel, some of the stuff talked about here is
> way beyond a budget and I have to admit to stretching the finances
> sometimes for something my ears just love.
> Well perhaps the review linked to here may be your anser to the problem
> of getting some very good "Bang for Your Buck" when it comes to headphones.
> No, not absolute top performers but good enough to keep you engaged with
> your music.

Those of a positive and enquiring frame of mind will leave the rest of the 
halfwits in this world behind.

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