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Bowers & Wilkins P5

Bowers & Wilkins P5
alaScore 87

532 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 532 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

sound, usability, design, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bowers & Wilkins P5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the comfort and price. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

sound, portability, design, price, comfort

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

 

Ultra-high-end audio purveyor Bowers & Wilkins began designing consumer-level products a few years back, with its Zeppelin iPod dock ($599 list, ). Now, B&W is trying its hand at headphones. At $299.95 (list), the P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones aren't...

Excellent audio performance. Extremely comfortable. Handsome design and carrying case. Relatively lightweight. Equipped with iPhone/iPod in-line remote control

Expensive. Despite the claim, offers no noise isolation

With the P5, Bowers & Wilkins gracefully enters the consumer headphone market with a stunning design that's comfortable and sonically superb.

Apr, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

 

With the P5, Bowers & Wilkins gracefully enters the consumer headphone market with a stunning design that is both comfortable and sonically superb.

Excellent audio performance. Extremely comfortable. Handsome design and carrying case. Relatively lightweight. Equipped with iPhone/iPod in-line remote control.

Expensive. Despite the claim, offers no noise isolation.

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Apr, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 review

 

In recent years, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), one of the more legendary names in British hi-fi, has been making an effort to appeal to a more mainstream audience beyond its audiophile roots. It's put out a line of uniquely styled Zeppelin iPod speaker...

Excellent build quality and rich, well-balanced sound; removable earpads; built-in mic and volume control turns the P5 into a headset for compatible iPhones and iPods; tight seal shuts out a lot of external noise and headphones don't leak sound;...

Expensive; leather earpads will cause your ears to get steamy on warmer days.

B&W's P5s aren't cheap, but they're well built, offer a unique design, rich sound, and a built-in microphone for making calls.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Joe Brown (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones

 

They may be constructed of metal and leather but these headphones are actually comprised of 100-percent attention to detail.

Sounds so sweet, you’ll want to re-rip your entire music library into lossless files. Memory foam earpads block a ton of ambient noise. Go ahead and wear ‘em in public — the low-profile headphones won’t make you look like a ham radio operator....

One small gripe: The tiny sub-earpad tab that holds the cable in its routing channel is poorly machined and sharp enough to cut the rubber cord jacket. Pricey? Yep. Worth it? No doubt

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (headphoneinfo.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5-MFI

 

The Bowers & Wilkins P5-MFI headphones are a well-designed set of headphones with an upper-mid-range price point of $300. This set of stylish on-ears is meant to be portable, but their size doesn't allow for easy storage in a pocket: you'll need to...

While expensive, the P5-MFIs offer good audio quality and a professional appearance in a portable package.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones

 

Bowers & Wilkins' P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones have blown away several of our long-held beliefs: First, they've demonstrated that circumaural muffs aren't the only means of isolating outside noise and preventing sound leakage in a traditional headphone...

Exquisite sound, impeccable design, decadent comfort

300 list price renders them expensive; too-short cable

Pull off the magnetic ear pads and you’ll find 40mm mylar diaphragms driven by neodymium magnets. The phones come with two cables: a conventional cord with 1/8-inch jack and a ¼-inch adapter, and a second featuring an in-line remote control and...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Review

 

With the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones, the cover matches the book. Polished on the outside and refined on the inside, these headphones cultivate a crisp, clear range of sound, making them some of the best headphones for bass. Crafted to produce...

Wonderful for a full range of sound, the P5 headphones emit brilliant highs, mids and lows.

The on-ear design can't give you pounding bass and doesn’t protect from ambient noises, but it tries to by sitting very tightly your ear lobes.

The sound quality from the P5s is top notch, and each note is clear and crisp. However, the design doesn't contribute to chest rattling bass.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones Review

 

Today I am checking out the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones with the integrated iPhone/iPod remote and mic. This is an awesome set of headphones that look fantastic and sound just as good. If you want high-end audio with all the features you need the...

Awesome sound ; Excellent build-quality

Expensive

The Bowers & Wilkins P5 are simply the best headphones I have ever used and if you can afford them, they are worth every penny.

Aug, 2011

Editor Choice

Expert review by : headphone girl (onheadphones.com)

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Review

 

High Quality Headphones

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Mobile headphones are very stunning and extremely light in weight

The major drawback of the headphones is that they are designed in such a manner that they do not reduce noise efficiently

These headphones are manufactured by the Bowers & Wilkins Company, who been making many other products for a few years now and increases product reliability. They are very stunning and extremely light in weight. Additionally, they also have an...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (headfonics.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P5

 

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Apr, 2011

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