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B-w-c5.33724827
8.7 out of 10

B&W C5

Great Deal: $179.99

Reviews and Problems with B&W C5

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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
16 October 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
28 September 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

Good at first

Kvis1, Crutchfield
5 September 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
13 January 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

Use with Samsung Galaxy S4

Dawn, FutureShop
29 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
29 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

Amazing Sound, however the...

Derek, FutureShop
16 November 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

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

ok,

envy777, FutureShop
3 November 2011
  • Summary: Pretty good overall, just not that comfortable. Better sounding than most, but there are better for the same or even lower price. Build quality is really good.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nicht für Sport geeignet

Cafe Racer, Amazon
22 February 2013
  • Summary: Der C5 hat ein stylisches Design, das mir gut gefällt und ihn von anderen In-Ear-Kopfhörern abhebt. Die Stabilisierung im Bogen der Ohrmuschel mit dem Loop hält den Höhrer sicher im Ohr. Das ist weder unangenehm noch störend, nach kurzer Zeit spürt man den Hörer gar nicht mehr. Der Kopfhörer dichtet sehr gut ab und hält Umweltgeräusche draußen.Für Reisen ist das gut, für Sport im Freien jedoch nicht ganz ungefährlich.
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