Summary: This is designed beautifully and delivers pretty good high. But it was below my expectation in terms of overall performance of delivering quality sound.
Pros: Beautiful design
Cons: Poor performance for solid bass. Lack of balanced delivery of high, mid and bass tones. Head band should be longer-this length of head band may not fit someone's head Ear pads are too tightened to the ears-My ears hurt after a couple of wearing it.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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