Summary: I love these. They may not be the absolute best sounding headphones available at any price. For the price, they are very nice. The sound is excellent, the build is excellent, they do a great job of blocking outside sound, and the leather feels so good.
Summary: My P5 is a solid 5 Stars. I tested this product against another top headset and without question, the P5 was unmatched. The db ratio is outstanding. You better have top notch recordings or the P5 will let you know.
Summary: The ability to buy a factory refurbished P5 is why I afforded this purchase. And, it was well worth the expense. Sound is full and clear with decent bass. The comfort is great. This might be because these headphones have been used, but there was no break-in period as with other headphones I have purchased. Their compact size makes them highly portable for a traveler. Their direct delivery of sound and on ear design act as a good barrier for external noise.
Pros: Sound, build quality, comfort, and cost at the price point of a factory refurbished item. Warrantee is two years.
Summary: These P5's are amazing. The sound clear and ture even without a headphone amp. The fit and finish is the best I've ever seen and you don't look ridiculous wearing them. I only gave noise reduction 4 stars because I can still hear stuff going on in the background when I wear them at the office. To be fair, my office is pretty noisy though.
Pros: Looks great, sounds great quality build.
Cons: Not perfect noise reduction, but the are great as far as non-noise cancelation headphones go.
Summary: I've been wanting to take the leap into buying a nice pair of quality headphones for a long time. After doing some research, I decided to purchase the P5 set. I received the shipment in a very efficient manner, as has always been the case with Crutchfield. My immediate thought after opening the box was how compact and light the headphones were in my hands. The last thing I wanted was a hugh pair of "cans" on my ears and these seem to fulfill my need to keep things slim.
Pros: Lightweight, very compact, killer looks and beautiful sound.
Cons: The only suspect item I could find at the moment is the cord. Seems awfully thin and could potentially be compromised after a lot of use.
Summary: I was a little hesitant to purchase these at first, because I read many reviews that said these headphones weren't great at reproducing bass. When I received the B&W P5's, I plugged them in and started listening. I was immediately, amazed at how awesome they sounded. They sounded so open, airy, and very detailed . . . crystal clear . . . in fact.
Pros: I was immediately, amazed at how awesome they sounded. They sounded so open, airy, and very detailed . . . crystal clear . . . in fact. I had to immediately turn the volume down on my laptop, because my normal listening volume of 50% was now way too loud for comfortable listening. I now listen at 25%. The B&W P5's sound better than I ever thought headphones could sound. The build quality is absolutely tremendous. I don't think there's any plastic to be found on these ...
Cons: I agree that the headphone cord seems flimsy, and I'm also concerned about its longevity. At least the headphone cord is removable so that it can be replaced if necessary. The headphone cord length is perfect for laptop usage or exercising while listening to an audio device attached to your body. However it would've been nice if B&W included several additional length cables so if you wanted to listen to your stereo system at home, you could. How about including (1) 4'...
Summary: Product delivered from Crutchfield by UPS in specified time frame of three days. Packaged excellently. While I don't think of myself as an audiophile, I do love music. Although pricey the performance offsets the investment as there are times what you spend is what you get as these may be equal to higher end products.
Pros: Sound quality is superb for me in present state. Noise reduction is very good. Still adjusting to headphones as far as comfort goes. These are impressive!
Cons: But cable is delicate. Advise using a 90 degree jack for connections to sound source to ease stress on cable.