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B&W P5

B&W P5
alaScore 85

174 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and usability. The bass quality and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the value for money.

design, sound, bass quality, usability, build quality

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the B&W P5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 174 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

B&W P5

 

Just a great speaker!

Consumer review by:

B&W P5

 

I purchased a pair of P5's in black ash. I know, the cherry finish is gorgeous, but I couldn't pass this pair up for the price. I have been listening to them for well over a year now and I can honestly say, they are the best speakers I have ever had in...

Midrange liquidity ; Deep, tight bass ; Smooth and airy highs ; Cabinet construction is second to none ; Biwireable, which IMO makes a HUGE difference ; Support from B&W even for as long as they have been discontinued

Tweeters ; Terminals are not staggered which makes connection via spades a bit cumbersome. SO What go with bananas

Consumer review by:

B&W P5

 

Purchased these about 12 years ago. Have been using them as fronts in a home theater for the last 2 years. After reading another review on this site I took a closer listen to them in a stereo configuration and realized the tweeters weren't doing much....

Good balance for both home theater and music. Adequate but not excessive or boomy bass. Clean, attractive appearance. Good build quality (these have moved with me about 7 times in the past 12 years, and I lost the boxes years ago). Backed by a company...

Finite lifespan of tweeter... tech support guy said the cooling fluid tends to dry/leak out. I imagine this problem isn't be unique to B&W

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Consumer review by:

B&W P5

 

I Bought those on eBay without ever hearing those speakers, based soly on their appearence and the company's reputation at making some of the best speakers in the world. The first time I listened to them I noticed a total lack of high frequencies....

Georgous rosewood cabinets, Sound, Size

Tweeters

Consumer review by:

B&W P5

 

I'm no audiophile, but I've been enjoying hi-fi for over 25 years. I'm known for constantly upgrading hi-fi components, always in search of that elusive hi-fi heaven.For the last 10 years though NOTHING I've heard has made me want to change my gorgeous...

Deep, tight bass.Open, clear midrange.Sweet top-end

Not enough of them to go around

Expert review by:

B&W P5 review

 

Bowers & Wilkins have been rolling out the red carpet for our MP3s for quite some time. The B&W Zeppelin is a sex symbol of modern tech design, pumping out some of the best sound we've ever heard from an iPod dock.

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine

 

The Brit speaker kings have turned their hands to headphones. Have they produced a pair of can-do cans or just some fancy ear-warmers?

Pricey, but the P5s are design icons and very capable to boot

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