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