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B&W C5
8.5 out of 10

B&W C5

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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. or take the wire out and wear it over the ear. So i mainly listen to young female vocals, but the bass just muddy it up. male vocal sounds much better.
  • 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.   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

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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Overall 6
6.0

Use with Samsung Galaxy S4

Dawn, FutureShop
16 November 2012
  • Summary: I couldn't find any reviews and the guys at Futrueshop could not tell me if these would work with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I am using the S4 with Google Play music. The volume up and down do not work. The play and pause function does work and so does the answer call function. You can skip a song, but you can't use the three tap to go back a song. Holding the play button does take you to the "Hi Galaxy" speech function on the phone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bass a bit muddy

Howard, FutureShop
16 November 2012
  • Summary: Overall pretty good sound. Frequency response is pretty flat except for the bass, which is a bit boomy and muddy for my taste. I like different genres of music, including rock, jazz, classical, and sometimes even metal. After breaking them in for 3 months, the bass hasn't changed much. The bass on my old Shure E2c is not as strong, but clearer and much more precise. I am going back to the E2c.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

uksel, Cnet.co.uk
31 May 2012
  • Summary: for £150 i wanted these to tick every box for me, and while they do they are not outstanding for the money. everyone has commented on how fantastic the bass response is and i would have to disgree, while you can tell the bass is there it is the sharper high end sounds which win the war at volume. i bought these for running for a few reasons, 1. the loop would keep them in my ear, which they do very well. 2.
  • Pros: an overall good headphone
  • Cons: not perfect for £150
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing Sound, however the...

Derek, FutureShop
20 May 2012
  • Summary: I got a pair of these babies a few days ago and they are PERFECT! But my only little irritation with them is how big the actual buds are. They are always falling out of my ears, even with those ear-wrap things in use. I'm going to take them back, but only because of the ear bud problem. It's really a shame that I will have to take them back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Otherwise wonderful but let down by cable noise

Adam "silly_clements", Amazon
4 January 2012
  • Summary: I've always preferred in ear phones and after many years of purchasing earphones from £40-£70, I decided to step up a gear. B&W are a brand I'm familiar with and trust and following good reviews, I opted for the C5's. Pro: From my first listen I was very impressed with the depth and detail. These earphones have a well rounded and solid, full sound that really engaged me.
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