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B&W C5

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Overall 9
9.0

Best earphones I've ever owned.

PeteHodsdon, CNET
14 October 2014
  • Summary: I've owned a number of well liked headphones over the years, so it'll be easiest for me to compare these to the two best previous earbuds I've owned:
  • Pros: Great sound and fit.
  • Cons: Case could be better.
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Overall 2
2.0

4 pairs in 18 months - JUNK

mnmtb, CNET
30 September 2014
  • Summary: These headphones are complete junk and B&W doesn’t seem to care.  STAY AWAY from these and find some more reliable headphones.  I have had these replaced four times in 18 months.  Since the 2 year warranty is about up, I’m done with these.  To answer people’s question if the warranty is extended when a pair is replaced, NOPE!  Tried to discuss the obvious defect in these headphones with B&W USA and got absolutely nowhere.
  • Pros: Sounds good for a while
  • Cons: Durability
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Overall 3
3.0

Doesn't worth the price...

ecouchez, CNET
2 September 2014
  • Summary: Bought in Apple Store, my first one lasted for about four months
  • Pros: Excellent sound...
  • Cons: Second one broken in 5 months...
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Overall 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Build quality 2
2.0
Noise reduction 4
4.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Bowers & Wilkins C5

4 pairs in 18 months - Junk, Crutchfield
28 July 2014
  • Summary: These headphones are complete junk and B&W doesn't seem to care. Stay away from these and find some more reliable headphones. I have had these replaced four times in 18 months. Since the 2 year warranty is about up, I'm done with these. To answer people's question if the warranty is extended when a pair is replaced, Nope! Tried to discuss the obvious defect in these headphones with B&W USA and got absolutely nowhere.
  • Pros: Sounds pretty good for a while
  • Cons: Durability is a joke.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Best ear phones under $200.00

RG, Crutchfield
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I believe the Bowers & Wilkins C5 are the best ear phones for under $200.00 available today. Sound quality is superb. They have a wide dynamic range and provide a full sound experience with all music types. I have tried many ear phones and the Bowers & Wilkins C5 are the best single driver ear phones I have heard. Another great aspect of these ear phones is the strength of the cable.
  • Pros: Great sound quality. very comfortable to wear
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Overall 6
6.0

Great audio quality but poorly built

bostoniac, CNET
25 June 2014
  • Summary: Great design and audio quality but poorly built. The wire broke on mine after a few months of use. It was covered under the warranty. It broke again recently (16 months after the first incident) but unfortunately it is not covered by the warranty this time. I've had $80 headphones last longer. For a product that retails at $179 the built quality could be better.
  • Pros: Design, Audio Quality
  • Cons: Material durability
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Overall 10
10

For my taste - it's the best there is in the market for a relatively adequa

soyka2011, Ebay
16 April 2014
  • Summary: Beautiful sound. Deep bass. Very fun to play with iPodom. Bitrate is not below 320. 5:00 warming and all the tools are clearly separated, as if in a studio. Very comfortable. Good insulation from the street.
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Overall 9
9.0

Fantastic sound, extremely comfortable, quality feel

greenhobby, CNET
22 February 2014
  • Summary: I've been using these for about 10 months. After I broke them in (40 hours on blast), they just shine for all my music. I replaced the ear bud tips with Comply tips. Just the thing...
  • Pros: Sound, Comfort, Quality feel, Easy to put in ears
  • Cons: Case is useless
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Overall 4
4.0

Great sound, too uncomfortable

HeartlessNinny, CNET
18 December 2013
  • Summary: I'm obsessed with good sound quality, but I find that these headphones are just so intensely uncomfortable that I don't really want to wear them. Some of the time I'll reach for a $30 pair of broken earbuds (the sound cuts out a little when the wire is jostled) instead of these. They're that bad.
  • Pros: Sound quality, design, sturdy design.
  • Cons: Super uncomfortable.
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Overall 2
2.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 6
6.0
Build quality 2
2.0
Noise reduction 8
8.0
Coolness factor 10
10

do not buy!!

ZF, Crutchfield
16 October 2013
  • Summary: I felt compelled to review these headphones as I have owned them for ~9 months. Unfortunately I am on my third pair and will probably be on my fourth pair shortly. To start with the good- these are the best sounding headphones I have ever listened to- they are bright but also capture bass in an incredible way (my test is listening to the XX - fantasy 1:22 there are bass levels that normal headphones cannot pick up).
  • Pros: - best sounding headphones I have ever listened to
  • Cons: - ear channels constantly die- am on my 3rd pair going on 4th pair.
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