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B&W C5
8.5 out of 10

B&W C5

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Overall 10
10

Killer sound, great fit

trusty32, CNET
7 February 2015
  • Summary: These are my favorite in ear headphones by far, even improving upon the original C5. Overall, can't recommend this enough to those that enjoy listening to music in a personal way. Ensure you download a high bit rate because it's the difference between pleasant listening and being blown away.
  • Pros: Everything from bottomed out bass, to high treble comes through perfectly with a tight fit that keeps other sound out.
  • Cons: After wearing them for more than an hour your ear canal can get a little tired.
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Overall 4
4.0

great if you don't need to move your head much

innerear57, CNET
6 February 2015
  • Summary: I bought these ear buds for work out/yard work.  while the sound produced was very good the fit was not.  very little head movement would cause the buds to fall out.  I tried all the different sized buds that came with as well as adjusting the "in ear loops".  nothing worked.
  • Pros: great sound if they could stay in place
  • Cons: won't stay in ear if there's any movement.
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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 6
6.0

User Review

10shot9miss, head-fi.org
1 March 2012
  • Summary: i really want to embrace this earphone, the build quality is some of the best of all universals, earpiece is full metal and just feel solid. the loop is a good design for me. and if i don’t want to use the loop i can make it small and it work like a earbud.
  • Pros: build quality
  • Cons: bass
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Dneale, head-fi.org
16 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought these to replace my beloved A-Jays four.  I needed something with the integrated in-line ipod/iphone controls,  but with a bit better audio-quality, and some that may not pop out as easily as the JAYS.
  • Pros: Excellent audio, Noise Isolation, and good looks!
  • Cons: Goofy "secure loop" system, hard to clean, awkward ipod/iphone controls, EXPENSIVE, and a tiny carry pouch.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

leadbythemelody, head-fi.org
16 February 2012
  • Summary: Decent. But get the Dunu DN-1000's instead.
  • Pros: Inline Mic/Controls for Apple Device, nice subbass, Build Quality is Excellent.
  • Cons: No Detachable Cable, slight grain in the treble, Loop doesn't fit in everybodies ears, Bass is loose and kind of muddies up the sound
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Craigster75, head-fi.org
16 February 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 8
8.0

B&W C5

Dan Miles, CNET
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Having moved from similar priced Denon C751 headphones I have to say I'm very impressed with these B&W's. The bass response is just as strong but with much more clarity and coherence with the mid range.
  • Pros: Build Quality; Sound Quality; Strong Bass Response
  • Cons: Headset Controls
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Bother

Meddle, Amazon
14 January 2015
  • Summary: Avoid Sarana International LTD and these headphones, mine developed a fault in the left ear bud after 6 months and trying to get them repaired or replaced was a waste of time
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Overall 4
4.0

A disappointment

Olly, Amazon
26 November 2014
  • Summary: Having owned headphones from Bose to other B&W headphones I thought I would give these a shot. Packaging was lovely and gave you a sense these are high in quality. It was a pain to get everything open though!
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