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B-w-c5.33724827
8.6 out of 10

B&W C5

Great Deal: $179.98

Reviews and Problems with B&W C5

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Overall 2
2.0

Great product until it stops working!

MFCreview, Bestbuy
1 week ago
  • Summary: I liked this product until the static noise started and the iPhone mic/buttons stop working.
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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 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 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
10
Durability 2
2.0

Superior sound. For a few months.

emxnyc, Bestbuy
25 January 2014
  • Summary: The quality of sound will make it absolutely impossible to enjoy listening to any genre of music via any other brand of in-ear headphone—including any...
  • Pros: The sound quality will render impossible enjoyment of any other in-ear headphone. Forever.
  • Cons: Complete failure within a laughable 4~6 months.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 2
2.0
Durability 2
2.0

DO NOT FIT

boomer09, Bestbuy
15 November 2013
  • Summary: B&W make the best speakers out there bar none. These have the same sound if you can get them to fit. I could not.
  • Pros: sound
  • Cons: fit, durability
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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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Overall 1
1.0

DO NOT BUY! Three pairs BROKEN in one year.

jmutz04, CNET
13 August 2013
  • Summary: I have had 3 pairs of these in the past year, all have had the same issue - the wire on the left ear becomes defective and stops working. I returned the first within 30 days, got another pair and out of the box they were broken. Returned those and used them in my office for about a year.
  • Pros: Sound quality
  • Cons: Build quality, Customer Service
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Overall 1
1.0

DO NOT BUY!! Great sound, terrible construction!

Thomas D. Tucker, CNET
29 July 2013
  • Summary: These headphones have amazing sound and very full base. Further, they're very comfortable and stay put in your ears, unlike some others that I've tried that fall out constantly.
  • Pros: Sound quality
  • Cons: Wear out fast
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 2
2.0
Durability 2
2.0

Severely disappointed

JSaudiophile, Bestbuy
23 July 2013
  • Summary: After hours of research on the best in ear headphones I landed on the B&W C5's. After my first listen I was happy with my purchase however the...
  • Pros: Good sound isolation, great looking headphones, good sound quality
  • Cons: Product stopped working 3 months after purchase, awful customer service by B&W, uncomfortable after extended use
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Overall 2
2.0

Thrilled, then quickly disappointed

Gabe, Crutchfield
5 September 2012
  • Summary: I got my first set back in April of 2012, they sounded great right out of the box, even better after a burn in. then a few months in the left channel started to flicker on and off. So I sent them back for a prompt replacement thinking it was just a lemon. 4 months later my second set went out for the same reason. you'd think a company with a reputation like B&W would be able to make some headphones that last more than a few months, especially at the that cost.
  • Pros: sounds awesome, looks great, very comfortable even during extended wear.
  • Cons: build quality is severely lacking to the point i'll likely never by another B&W product again.
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