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8.6 out of 10

B&W P5

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Reviews and Problems with B&W P5

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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 4
4.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 10
10

Sounds great but not very comfortable

jayg, Crutchfield
21 September 2013
  • Summary: These headphones sound great. They are neutral so the music sounds the way it was in intended to. Unfortunately, even with a lot of effort to stretch out the headband, they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for an extended period of time.
  • Pros: Great sound, build quality, looks.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable to the point that I rarely use them.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 4
4.0
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 6
6.0
Coolness factor 10
10

Sounds great but not very comfortable

jayg, Crutchfield
21 September 2013
  • Summary: These headphones sound great. They are neutral so the music sounds the way it was in intended to. Unfortunately, even with a lot of effort to stretch out the headband, they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for an extended period of time.
  • Pros: Great sound, build quality, looks.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable to the point that I rarely use them.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 10
10
Coolness factor 10
10

B&W P5

steve62, Crutchfield
21 December 2012
  • Summary: This is the second pair I have ordered. I thought I might have gotten a defective pair the first time as the sound quality was very poor. The second pair sounds the same. You need to break these in for about 100 hours to truly evaluate as the sound improves dramatically over that period of time though still leaves much to be desired.
  • Pros: Quality Build, portability, sound isolation, extremely comfortable
  • Cons: Very poor sound quality. Over priced.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Noise reduction 10
10
Coolness factor 10
10

B&W P5

steve62, Crutchfield
21 December 2012
  • Summary: This is the second pair I have ordered. I thought I might have gotten a defective pair the first time as the sound quality was very poor. The second pair sounds the same. You need to break these in for about 100 hours to truly evaluate as the sound improves dramatically over that period of time though still leaves much to be desired.
  • Pros: Quality Build, portability, sound isolation, extremely comfortable
  • Cons: Very poor sound quality. Over priced.
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Overall 6
6.0

B&W P5 headphones

Anonymous, Crutchfield
3 February 2012
  • Summary: Not quite as comfortable as I would have expected. The earpads are very soft but the headphones are very snug (closing in on my head). The cord is very thin and feels cheap. The sound is pretty good but I was expecting more for the price and reviews. I'd likely skip this a second time around and stay with Grado's or Sennheiser's that are in the same (or less) price range. I'm not big on bass but, if I were, these would fall short there as well.
  • Pros: soft earpads decent overall sound
  • Cons: Too tight Not great on bass thin cord that could break easily overpriced
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Overall 6
6.0

B&W P5 headphones

Anonymous, Crutchfield
3 February 2012
  • Summary: Not quite as comfortable as I would have expected. The earpads are very soft but the headphones are very snug (closing in on my head). The cord is very thin and feels cheap. The sound is pretty good but I was expecting more for the price and reviews. I'd likely skip this a second time around and stay with Grado's or Sennheiser's that are in the same (or less) price range. I'm not big on bass but, if I were, these would fall short there as well.
  • Pros: soft earpads decent overall sound
  • Cons: Too tight Not great on bass thin cord that could break easily overpriced
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 4
4.0
Durability 4
4.0

Good headphones for the most part...

Hook1123, Bestbuy
1 April 2011
  • Summary: The Bower and Wilkins P5 headphones have a great build (For the headphone itself), BUT the cord is too short and shorts out WAY to easily.
  • Pros: Sound Quality is AMAZING!!!!, Great Bass, Built in mic is a MUST HAVE!!!, Detachable headphone cord
  • Cons: Durability, Comfort , Short cord, cord shorts out WAY to easily.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Lan647, head-fi.org
16 January 2011
  • Summary: First of all these look and feel like an expensive headphone. They have a nice weight to them and the leather, fine brushed aluminum and memory foam earpads all breathe quality.    They are fairly comfortable thanks to the soft pads, but the moderate clamping force coupled with the leather heats up the ears within 5 minutes.  I expected a little more for the price. They aren't really hi-fi headphones, there just isn't the resolution on offer.
  • Pros: Beautiful design, quality construction, smooth sounding.
  • Cons: Gets very hot very fast. A very muffled sound for this price.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Skylab, head-fi.org
16 January 2011
  • Summary: B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) P5 Headphones Being a B&W speaker owner, and fan, I was eager to test out a pair of P5’s. The look of the headphone also enticed me – they are very attractive: So I bought a pair. My reason for buying these was to use them as portables, on the road, with the iQube and an iPod Classic.
  • Pros: A small and very attractive headphone with great isolation
  • Cons: A very off sonic signature with very rolled off highs and lots of midbass
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

DigitalFreak, head-fi.org
16 January 2011
  • Summary: When I first heard that Bowers & Wilkins had entered the mobile headphone market I was very excited. Anyone who knows anything about high end audio has heard the name Bowers & Wilkins. The company has a long distinguished history amongst the audiophile community with their excellent product line of stereo speakers. I've never owned a pair of B&W speakers but I have been lucky enough to hear a set and I was blown away at the sonic signature of their stereo speakers.
  • Pros: Comfort, Form Factor, Excellent Passive Noise Cancelling
  • Cons: sound isn't there for the money spent
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