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