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Bowers & Wilkins P3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P3. 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 portability and price are on the whole positive. The design and comfort also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed views about the mids quality.

sound, comfort, design, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bowers & Wilkins P3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The comfort and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the soundstage, while some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, design, portability

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the mids quality.

sound, comfort, portability, design, usability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bowers & Wilkins P3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Bowers & Wilkins P3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People really like the reliability. The comfort is also appreciated.

comfort, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones

 

Although not as opulent as Bowers & Wilkins' high-end, $300 P5 headphones, the $200 P3s still sound excellent, and they deliver enough pleasure -- auditory...

Great sound quality, as expected from the Brit audio powerhouse. 30-millimeter mylar drivers handle mids and lows with gusto. Cables snake under the earpads, protecting the connection jack. Earpads and cables are user-replaceable. Folding design makes...

Light on high-end detail — you’ll have to fiddle with your EQ. Ambient noise isolation is lacking. Stowing them away inside the plastic case takes patience and practice. Cheap, thin cable

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 review

 

Bower & Wilkins' P3 is the third headphone model to hit the market from the venerable British speaker company and it shares some common traits with the earlier on-ear P5 and in-ear C5 .

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones have an impressive design, strong performance, and an iPhone-friendly integrated microphone/remote. They also come with a hard-shell carrying case and an extra "straight-wire" cable that can be easily swapped in.

They're fairly pricey and the integrated, remote isn't compatible with all smartphones, and you'll get some sound leakage from open-back earcup design.

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones' impressive combination of design, sound quality, and features put it near the top of the class for portable headphones in its price range.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3

 

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones pair a refined bass response with a focus on mid-frequency content for a very positive sonic result.

Excellent audio performance with pleasantly resonant bass response. Does not distort on deep bass at high volumes. Very comfortable. Folds into compact shape. Built-in iPhone controls.

Leaks sound at higher volumes?people nearby can hear. A slightly less-crisp response than some listeners may prefer.

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May, 2012

Expert review by : Kirill (techwarelabs.com)

Bower and Wilkins P3 Headphone Review

 

We all like to listen to music,?and a large percentage of us like to listen to high?fidelity music. So, its without saying that when you listen to high quality music your speakers, headset, or playback device is very important. There exists an...

We'll start with the features, and then swing into the specifications, to find out if the P3 sinks or swims in the sea of hardware

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Virginia Barry (reviewed.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3

 

Dashing design, inside and out

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : TJ Jordan (gstylemag.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones – Still the One? [Review]

 

I am not opposed to trendy or even novelty type accessories but I find my taste gadgets leans more on the grown and sexy side. Even though I'm not against fun multi colored cans – I think I long decided to leave the obnoxiously big, multi colored over...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Bill Henderson (the-gadgeteer.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones Review

 

You have to hand it to Bowers & Wilkins. This British audio company makes some of the best sounding speakers anywhere and they charge handsomely for the privilege. But for some reason, when it comes to personal audio like headphones and earphones, they...

Tuned just right for commuting ; Very well built ; Classy ; Affordable (for B&W) ; Very comfortable ; Foldable ; Strong, protective case ; Replaceable cable

Too bassy and muffled sounding for quiet environments

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : AVguide (avguide.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphone (Playback 59)

 

). Priced at $100 less than the top-of-the-line P5, the P3 shares many of the P5's attributes, such as a removable/replaceable cable and Mylar diaphragm drivers. There are two primary differences between the P3 and P5. First, the P3s use smaller 30mm...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Nir Schneider (gadgetmac.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones Review

 

Bowers & Wilkins is well known for its renowned, exquisite speakers that have made it the respectable British brand name it is today. When B&W entered the market with its first ever pair of cans, it has made it known to all that is was a force to be...

If on-ear headphones is what you're after, then we can highly recommend you turn to Aiaiai's Capital for great sound, superior comfort and even more durability for half the price than of the P3. With that said, we think the P3 aren't necessarily a bad...

Aug, 2012

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Expert review by : Mikhail Lifshits (topreviewshop.com)

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Portable Headphones

 

B&Ws second portable headphone, the P3 slots in below the larger, more opulent P5 model and promises the same exquisite styling in a more compact – and at $199 a more reasonably-priced – package. Does the P3 succeed in scaling down the essence of...

Retains B&W aesthetic; good build quality; comfortable; very compact & portable; replaceable cable

Sound lacks a bit in balance and clarity; may not be secure enough on small heads

The Bowers & Wilkins P3 is a luxury gadget for the iPhone crowd, offering an unbeatable combination of style, comfort, and portability, all solidly-constructed and draped in B&W pedigree. That same pedigree, however, means the P3 is likely to be picked...

Jul, 2012

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