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B&W P5

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8.0

B&W P5 review

Stuff.tv
7 April 2010
  • Summary: Bowers & Wilkins has been turning out the sort of speakers that get audiophiles frothing at the ears for donkeys years, but the British company has recently turned its attentions towards the world of portable audio. We’ve already seen the launches of the Zeppelin and Zeppelin Mini iPod speaker docks, and now we’ve got our mitts on B&W’s first ever pair of headphones – the P5s.
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Overall 8
8.0

B&W P5 review: overall verdict

electricpig
7 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The B&W P5 s are the first cans from the audio giant, which has brought us previous 5 star stunners the B&W Zeppelin and Zeppelin Mini. With a suitably retro look and the promise of beefing up even the most basic of MP3s to sonic stardom, the B&W P5s should be a must-have for minted music obsessives. So how do they stand up to closer inspection? Read our B&W P5 review now and find out.
  • Pros: Look fantastic, lovely detailed sound, iPod support
  • Cons: Occasionally slip from your ears, could have a better low end
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Overall 8
8.0

B&W P5 review: sound quality

electricpig
7 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Stumping up £250 for a pair of headphones, you want cast iron guarantees that your new purchases can handle every type of tune thrown at them. The B&W P5s cost that very amount and are aimed at getting the very best from your iPod, as well as being used as your at home cans. So do they do the business? Read our Bowers & Wilkins P5 review: sound quality and find out.
  • Pros: Warm and detailed feel, especially with CDs and FLAC
  • Cons: Bass could be better
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Overall 8
8.0

B&W P5 review: design and build

electricpig
7 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Bowers & Wilkins already have the style end of the hi-fi market sewn up. Not just with the achingly cool Zeppelin, but also the eyewateringly expensive Nautilus speakers. So when we first saw the P5s, it was hardly a surprise that we had gadget lust the kind of which only happens when Jonny Ive delivers something from his workshop to the Apple faithful. But above the good looks, how do the B&W P5s stand up as a piece of functional design?
  • Pros: Look amazing, brushed aluminium and leather style
  • Cons: Leather slips on your ears
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Overall 8
8.0

B&W P5

Audio
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Elegant, edel, einzigartig: Der Bowers & Wilkins P5 hebt sich schon im Design wohltuend von der Masse ab. Und auch der Klang des On-Ear-Kopfhörers überzeugt im Test.
  • Pros: angenehmer und sicherer Sitz, kraftvolle Bässe, steuert iPhone und iPod
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Overall 8
8.0

B&W P5

Audio
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Elegant, edel, einzigartig: Der Bowers & Wilkins P5 hebt sich schon im Design wohltuend von der Masse ab. Und auch der Klang des On-Ear-Kopfhörers überzeugt im Test.
  • Pros: angenehmer und sicherer Sitz, kraftvolle Bässe, steuert iPhone und iPod
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Overall 8
7.5

B & W P5 : le luxe signé Bowers & Wilkins

Ere Numérique
23 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Le B & W P5 a été un précurseur, initiateur de la tendance pour les casques audiophiles nomades de luxe. Deux ans après son lancement, le casque Bowers & Wilkins reste une référence en matière de design.
  • Pros: Une esthétique hors norme, Fabrication et finition très luxueuses, Léger, Câbles interchangeables dont un avec microphone, Restitution sonore d'un grand raffinement
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

Lyd & Billede
30 June 2011
  • Summary: Et imponerende sæt hovedtelefoner, der kvalitetsmæssigt ligger i toppen i deres prisklasse. Man får både lækker lyd, mulighed for at styre sin musik på iPhone, og man får et headset, der kan bruges til at snakke i mobil med. Det er jo hele tre ting på én gang, og det er ekstra flot til den pris.
  • Pros: Ren og lækker lyd, God pasform, Fungerer som mobil-headset, Styrer iPhone/iPod
  • Cons: For kort ledning til hjemmebrug
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