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8.6 out of 10

B&W C5

Great Deal: $179.98

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Comfort 8
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Noise reduction 6
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Coolness factor 6
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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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Noise reduction 8
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do not buy!!

ZF, Crutchfield
16 July 2014
  • 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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Overall 10
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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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Noise reduction 6
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A Struggle to get them to fit and stay put

RichP, Crutchfield
16 October 2013
  • Summary: Seem to be very solidly built. Very nice sound when I can get them in my ear correctly. I spend alot of time monkeying around with the "Loop" trying to get it secure in my ear. The buds tend to come loose easily. I am not sure that this design is right for me... but I own them now! The cord seems unruly as well, it is so stiff that it gets it the way quite abit and holds its "kinked" shape much of the time.
  • Pros: Solid build. Nice sound when in ear correctly.
  • Cons: Difficult to fit in ear and to stay put. Cord to stiff
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Noise reduction 6
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Coolness factor 6
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Mixed feelings

Bish, Crutchfield
28 September 2013
  • Summary: I've had these for a couple of months or so and have formed an opinion. I use them with my iPhone and my Audioengine DAC through my iMac. They're beautiful and seem to be very well made. The bass was way too heavy when I first started using them, so bad that I nearly sent them back. A friend advised me to let them burn in for a few hours before making my decision.
  • Pros: Good value, very sturdy materials, sound is detailed with good staging.
  • Cons: Stiff cord can be unwieldy, case is useless, bass is a bit too heavy for my taste but may be perfect for yours.
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High end headphones

SONG, Crutchfield
5 July 2013
  • Summary: Cool headphones, sounds great, ear piece weight feel very high end, head phone wires are very light, best head phones for staying in your ear. Only disappointment is the case, its too small, I feel if I put the headphones in the case, it will damage the ear piece and loop.
  • Pros: quality, sound, look, weight
  • Cons: case is big disappointment, its too small, but looks great.
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Noise reduction 8
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Bowers & Wilkins C5

Anonymous, Crutchfield
13 June 2013
  • Summary: Best headphones I've ever had. They are durable and provide continual great sound. You will find new parts to all of your favorite music.
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B & W C5

NRS, Crutchfield
2 May 2013
  • Summary: Product arrived in given time frame. Very well packed. Good value from Crutchfield.
  • Pros: Very elegant package from Bowers & Wilkins. I am not an audiophile but find the sound remarkable from a small device.
  • Cons: Would suggest a 90 dgree angle plug as a connecter to sound source as cable is somewhat fragile. After you learn how to position ear pieces sound quality is fantastic and alsovery good isolation of external sounds.
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Comfort 6
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Build quality 10
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Noise reduction 10
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Coolness factor 10
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Another awesome B&W product

GianoFan, Crutchfield
18 March 2013
  • Summary: The sound quality of these B&Ws is really good. Amazing, really. Maybe not quite as good as the $500 top-of-the-line recording studio Shure models, but just shy of that. And for $180-$200 ($180 at Crutchfield), you can't beat them. I researched them quite a bit before buying. I didn't want the over-the-ear cans, I wanted the noise isolating earbuds.
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Comfort 8
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Build quality 8
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Noise reduction 4
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Coolness factor 8
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ear buds

PaulW, Crutchfield
22 February 2013
  • Summary: Very bright highs but lacking bass. Good solid fit for active lifestyle.
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