Excerpt: Bowers & Wilkins has a tendency to make the most incredibly unique audio products in the world. First we took a look at Bowers & Wilkins' highly regarded P5 headphones early this year and liked them so much that we've given them our Editors' Choice award. Since then Bowers & Wilkins has introduced the C5 , the in-ear headphones so differently designed that you would naturally think the $180 price tag is all about the looks. Exactly how good these are?
Conclusion: We think B&W did a pretty great job with their first venture into the world of earphones. These canalphones have class, style and a sound that is consistent with B&W’s standard of excellence. Be prepared to wrestle with the security loop and provided eartips to get the right fit and feel but, above all else, buyers must be careful to ensure a proper fit in order to get the best sound the C5 have to offer.
Pros: Revealing, open sound, Uniquely Secure Fit, Lightweight with resilient Cable, Two included adapters
Cons: Security wire may cause comfort issues for some ears, Achieving proper fit is somewhat involved, Poor tactile feedback on iPhone control
Excerpt: C5 makes a great first impression, in part because B&W has taken canalphone design in some new directions. They start with the glossy black tungsten housing tubes, which have been angled with steel “micro porous filter” caps made from microscopic balls on their outward-facing ends, and handsome gray-black silicone ear tips on the insides.
Excerpt: The market for accessory headphones has never been more competitive. Thanks to the fact that phone manufacturers usually put the cheapest headphones they can find in the box, upgrading your device's headphones is top of the list when it comes to improving audio performance.