Summary: The best-sounding of all the headphones B&W made IMO. The C5 is the lovechild of the P5 and P7 full-sized headphones. It shares the smooth/creamy sound of the P5's and some of the speed and treble-detail of the P7's. It is also less sibilant than the P7's, having a more natural and less fatiguing representation that is more pleasant to the ears.
Pros: Inline Mic/Controls for Apple Devices, Powerful Sub-Bass, Natural/Balanced Representation, Build Quality is Excellent, Price/Performance Ratio
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
Summary: I've literally just switched to these after my fourth pair of Denon AH-C560R's in 10 months. So far I'm very impressed. Great snug fit which feels secure and the sound itself is very clear, detailed and, with the tracks I've listened to, perfect in the richness. I've also previously owned the Shure SE310's and E3C's which were good but lacked the low-end these headphones can deliver, also the memory cable seemed to split after about 18 months so hopefully these will last...
Pros: Complete immersion in music.
Cons: rubber ear bud broke when removing it to swap to my size but no big deal...
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. I had alot of problems with the fabric filter on the Denon's so the metal design of the B&W is reassuring but it does mean a slightly harsh top end.