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B&W C5
8.1 out of 10

B&W C5

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Overall 9
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Design 10
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Performance 9
9.0

B&W C5 In-Ear Headphones Review

Audioholics
28 October 2013
  • Summary: In the ever-crowded space of portable designs, its refreshing to see companies like B&W bring creative solutions that address the whole of a product.  The C5s total package isn’t perfect.  I didn’t like the included carrying-case and I found the microphone less than stellar.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Great audiophile sound, Good rejection of audio transfer when cord is rubbed, Ear loop works great to keep monitors in-ear, Excellent passive noise canceling without isolating you completely from the outside world
  • Cons: Microphone is so-so, Frustratingly useless carrying case
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Overall 9
9.0

Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

PC Magazine
18 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones offer beautiful, rich bass and fantastic audio performance inside the most secure-fitting earphone design in its under-$200 price range.
  • Pros: Excellent audio quality. Rich bass response. Innovative design provides secure fit. Built-in iPhone/iPod/iPad controls. Well protected, sturdy cable.
  • Cons: Projects some sound outward.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 June 2012
  • Summary: I own a pair and love them.  I am surprised there is not more online buzz regarding these.  I mostly listen to music during activity but had difficulty finding a pair of active headphones that approached audiophile quality until I heard the C5.  The sound is clean, accurate and full.
  • Pros: stays in place/maintains seal during even strenuous activity; signature natural, transparent B&W sound with a complementary bass presence
  • Cons: 3-button control could be easier to use
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Overall 9
9.0

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Headphones

MacWorld
18 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Ever since Bowers & Wilkins extended its high-end audio offerings to general consumers, standout products like the Zeppelin Air have set the bar high for its future releases. As such, the company’s C5 in-ear headphones have big shoes to fill; the headphone market is a fiercely competitive arena that...
  • Pros: Cutting-edge design; reasonable price; great overall sound
  • Cons: Tricky to manoeuvre cabling; doesn’t block all extraneous sound
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