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B&W C5

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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 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0

A Struggle to get them to fit and stay put

RichP, Crutchfield
28 September 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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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Mixed feelings

Bish, Crutchfield
5 July 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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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 6
6.0

Great sound quality but not comfortable for all

digifreak, Bestbuy
14 June 2013
  • Summary: I had a hard time getting to like these at first, but after fidgeting with them for a while I got them comfortable inserted in my ears.
  • Pros: Superb sound quality, innovative design
  • Cons: Not that comfortable in my ears for extended-use
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Overall 6
6.0

Good at first

Kvis1, Crutchfield
17 August 2012
  • Summary: These earphones sound great and they are able to block out most of the noise around you, however I have noticed that after six months of using them the inside of one of the cables has turned "green" and is starting to short out. I would be lying if I said that I was happy with them.
  • Pros: Sound good
  • Cons: Build quality
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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.   These have a "secure loop" system which provides an adjustable cable loop that tucks into your upper ear, helping to keep the buds in place.
  • 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 6
6.0

" damage"

rom1w, Audiofanzine
24 August 2013
  • Excerpt: the headphone of the same brand that my brother had bought had given me want to try intra, especially because of its flawless finish, I was disappointed in the lack of reliability of intra relative to the headphone, even if one finds still much the same signature sound of excellent quality
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Overall 6
6.0

A comprehensive look at the C5s

mrjamesv, Amazon
5 July 2013
  • Summary: My purpose was to get some earphones that would last me as long as possible, while still sounding good. I had been through 3 pairs of different £20 earphones in a month, after my Beats also died on me, so build quality was the focus, and these were recommended to me by multiple sellers, so I gave them the chance.
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Overall 6
6.0

good product

D, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • Summary: B&W really makes good sound quality earphones. the sound is crisp and clear. does not sound artificial at all. better than the bose MIE2I ones down side is very uncomfortable so I returned these for a second pair of bose.
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