Excerpt: When you're looking for good bass headphones , don't sacrifice clear sound for the booming lows. In most cases, quality bass is better than more bass, and that's exactly what you'll get from the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones. The bass might not be as prominent, but the overall soundscape is well balanced and very sharp.
Pros: Wonderful for a full range of sound, the P5 headphones emit brilliant highs, mids and lows.
Cons: The on-ear design can't give you pounding bass and doesn’t protect from ambient noises, but it tries to by sitting very tightly your ear lobes.
Excerpt: Whoever said familiarity breeds contempt obviously never had their head in a pair of B&W P5s. It’s been almost two years since we first clapped ears on these, and in that time their appeal hasn’t dimmed. Few of its rivals can better the B&Ws’ high-quality materials, design or allure.
Pros: Pretty and desirable, speedy, vibrant sound with vocalists treated especially well
Cons: Top end can be provoked, others sound more expansive
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
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.
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
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
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Conclusion: Difficile de ne pas apprécier le P5. Le casque est beau, superbement fabriqué, peu encombrant, très confortable et bien isolant. On apprécie également l'astuce trouvée des écouteurs aimantés pour rendre le câble interchangeable. Côté son, le P5 n'est pas décevant, mais particulier. Le rendu est à la fois musclé et mou, notamment dans les basses où l'attaque n'est pas au niveau de la réponse.
Pros: Son chaud, rond et assez puissant, Finition exceptionnelle / design chic, Confortable / isolant / assez compact, Câble détachable / télécommande
Cons: Basses volumineuses mais lentes, Aigus manquent de définition, Le cuir de mouton tient chaud, Prix / finesse du câble