Excerpt: 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 audio performance. They earned a very high rating from Wired (and from most other reviewers) even though they were priced at $300. That’s pretty steep for a pair of on-the-ear headphones. B&W has won many fans who are used to paying a premium for the company’s high-end audio products.
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. They don’t charge anywhere near the stratospheric prices of some competing brands, and yet they manage to uphold a quality level worthy of their heritage.
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
Excerpt: Bowers & Wilkins is well known for its renowned, exquisite speakers that have made it the respectable British brand name it is today. When B&W entered the market with its first ever pair of cans, it has made it known to all that is was a force to be reckoned with. The P3 are B&W's latest and second pair of headphones to make a splash at a more affordable price than the company's $300 flagship headphones, the P5.
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. First, the P3s use smaller 30mm driver diaphragms as compared to the larger 40mm diaphragms used in the P5s.
Excerpt: Unlike most of the full-sized headphones marketed to Apple device users today, P3 doesn’t attempt in any way to emulate the glossy plastic looks of Monster’s ubiquitous Beats by Dre family; instead, it’s a study in class at a comparable price. Sized to nearly cover average adult ears, P3’s speaker housings combine three materials: brushed black metal ovals sit atop soft-touch rubber-coated rounded rectangles and padded fabric ear pads, joined together by length-expanding...