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B&W P3
9.1 out of 10

B&W P3

Great Deal: $199.99

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[test] Casque B&W P3 : comme une paire de charentaises

14 January 2015
  • Summary: Alors, que conclure sur ce casque? Sûrement que c’est celui qui ravira le plus de monde pour son confort, son côté pratique (pliable) et sa télécommande 3 boutons (cette pique est dédiée à Philips)… Les puristes du son lui reprocheront un rendu trop typé, manquant de finesse sur les médiums et un...
  • Pros: + Ultra confortable, + Pliable, + Boitier de transport fourni, + Câble supplémentaire sans télécommande fourni
  • Cons: - Rendu sonore inférieur à ses principaux concurrents, - Câble en Y, - Câble de mauvaise qualité qui fait des noeuds, - Boitier de transport rigide et trop gros
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Overall 7

Expert Review

20 June 2013

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones Review: The Little Headphones with Big Cojones

Chip Chick
13 October 2012
  • Summary: The P3 headphones are exactly what we would expect from Bowers & Wilkins. They are small, light weight, and extremely comfy. Unfortunately, for those that have bigger ears – these may not be for you, as the ear cups are definitely on the smaller side of the scale.
  • Pros: Excellent craftsmanship, lightweight and comfortable fit, easily portable, offers a well-rounded listening experience that does Bowers & Wilkins justice and the blue P3 headphones really stand out.
  • Cons: The included cable is a bit on the thin side, the carrying case is impressive but a bit overwhelming, we would have liked a smidgen of more bass, and  some may think the ear cups are too small.
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Overall 7

Review: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones

19 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Two years ago, Bowers & Wilkins debuted its P5 headphones , some of the best-sounding compact headphones we’d ever heard. B&W’s design for the P5s coupled a minimalist and luxurious aesthetic — complete with supple memory-foam ear pads swathed in black New Zealand sheep leather — with truly stunning...
  • Pros: Great sound quality, as expected from the Brit audio powerhouse. 30-millimeter mylar drivers handle mids and lows with gusto. Cables snake under the earpads, protecting the connection jack. Earpads and cables are user-replaceable. Folding design makes them great for travel. Available in black or ...
  • Cons: Light on high-end detail — you’ll have to fiddle with your EQ. Ambient noise isolation is lacking. Stowing them away inside the plastic case takes patience and practice. Cheap, thin cable.
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 review - sublime audio

17 September 2012
  • Excerpt: If you're looking for high-end headphones and like unique design, you should take a closer look at the B&W P3.
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphones Review

The Gadgeteer
22 August 2012
  • Excerpt: You have to hand it to Bowers & Wilkins . This British audio company makes some of the best sounding speakers anywhere and they charge handsomely for the privilege. But for some reason, when it comes to personal audio like headphones and earphones, they have become somewhat affordable.
  • Pros: Tuned just right for commuting, Very well built, Classy, Affordable (for B&W), Very comfortable, Foldable, Strong, protective case, Replaceable cable
  • Cons: Too bassy and muffled sounding for quiet environments
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Headphone (Playback 59)

7 August 2012
  • Excerpt: ). Priced at $100 less than the top-of-the-line P5, the P3 shares many of the P5’s attributes, such as a removable/replaceable cable and Mylar diaphragm drivers. There are two primary differences between the P3 and P5.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Top Review Shop
10 July 2012
  • Pros: Retains B&W aesthetic; good build quality; comfortable; very compact & portable; replaceable cable.
  • Cons: Sound lacks a bit in balance and clarity; may not be secure enough on small heads.
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Review

28 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Bowers & Wilkins P3 are every bit an audiophile’s headphone. Crystal clear highs, spectacular attack and decay, uncongested midrange and bass response sufficient enough for most types of music pairs with sleek design and excellent comfort to make for a superb headphone offering worthy of a $200...
  • Pros: Spectacular treble response, Open, uncongested midrange, Sufficient bass for most listeners, Excellent comfort, Sleek, modern design
  • Cons: Slight midbass hump overplays heavy bass content, In-line controls lack tactile feedback, Very little passive noise isolation
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Bowers & Wilkins P3

5 June 2012
  • Summary: The Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones' impressive combination of design, sound quality, and features put it near the top of the class for portable headphones in its price range.
  • Pros: The, have an impressive design, strong performance, and an iPhone-friendly integrated microphone/remote. They also come with a hard-shell carrying case and an extra "straight-wire" cable that can be easily swapped in.
  • Cons: They're fairly pricey and the integrated, remote isn't compatible with all smartphones, and you'll get some sound leakage from open-back earcup design.
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