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